Beautiful !WyvernRH wrote: ↑Tue Nov 07, 2023 11:36 amAnd finished...more or less. Probably going to need a different front changer as the Sun-Race I used doesn't have the swing to quite get to the outer ring of the triple - works OK on the inside two rings tho'.
Basically, I used up surplus parts from the shed so it is a bit of a mixture.
Shimano hub/Alex rim wheels, 12-26t 9 speed cluster
Shimano Tiagra 9 speed brifters
Tektro twin pivot brakes
Peel 44cm bars on a generic stem using a quill converter.
FSA 42/32/24 triple BB30 crankset using an FSA converter b'bracket set to fit it to the normal bottom bracket in the frame.
Ultegra mid-arm rear derailleur
SunRace front derailleur
- only cos it is the only one I own with a 34.9 clamp - not a success. Braze on clamp coming so I can fit a Claris triple changer.
Ritchy seat post and saddle.
Rides and handles well over the bumpy roads out here. Given this model has alloy stays it is less forgiving over the bumps than the Merida and Giant models that have carbon stays. Though, I think new tyres are a 'must have' RSN. Currently using 23c and the clearances are quite close - looks like the biggest that can be fitted will be 25c?
Here is my 2300, which I strongly suspect is exactly the same frame construction as the 2100
I purchased it as a frame, forks, headset and stem only, a few years ago and have built it up into a very functional road bike.
Mine must have been at the very beginning of the era of the threadless steerer.
Of course it’s a 1 inch steerer, and aluminium forks.
I think it rides and handles very nicely.
I actually prefer it to my much newer Lance-era Trek OCLV carbon frame/ forks.
It seems to smooth out the harsh road surfaces better than the newer Trek - which has straight blade carbon forks.
Oh and I make no apologies for the lack of bar tape on the (cut off) handlebar ends - I never use the drops !