Hey Jim, I'm not sure whether it qualifies as a "current classic,"
but I thought I'd submit Frankenbike just in case.
started life as a 27" frame Fuji Del Rey. It was in bad shape, and
the guy who sold it to me packed it horribly, so it was in even
worse shape when I got it. Many, many hours later (including way
too much time with a Rustoleum rattle can) this is what turned up.
It was a lot of fun.
as follows: - The handlebars are Nashbar "Trekking" bars. I love
them! They are amazingly comfortable. - Diacompe 287 levers - Cheapo
thumbies from the Rivendell catalog. The shifters are pretty cool,
but they needed finer ratcheting intervals. - Campy triple crank
(you need a bit of bling somewhere, right?) - Ukai rims and Suntour
LePree hubs - Shimano 105 front der., Deore LX rear der. - Used
"dirt drop" knockoff stem. - Nashbar gel saddle. - Shimano Tourney
brakes with new Ultegra pads. These are incredible! Massive stopping
power. - BOB "Coz" trailer for hauling stuff. Cheapo Nashbar kid
trailer for hauling offspring.
have a set of sealed, high-flange Sansin 40h hubs and I just won
a set of 27", 40h Wolber Type #58s on eBay, so I'll be setting those