Thursday, 23 June 2016

Hosteller Decals

Got the decals on today.  I was really nervous about doing it but they went on fairly easily.  I've made a bit of a pigs ear of the lacquer coat over the top, too heavy handed again, but rescuable I think.

Sunday, 19 June 2016


I didn't get to Eroica after all, it seemed best to leave it given my health at the moment.  Maybe next year.

Anyway, the Ian Steel is pretty much finished.

At some point I need to swap the cranks and bottom bracket, I need a longer bottom bracket axle to fit the original.  The front wheel bearings are a bit rough as well, I could do with stripping and re-greasing them. 

Then I need to decide whether to leave it as it is or trying to get it back to the original spec.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Nearly There

Just handlebar tape to do.  At some point I'll have to get a longer cottered bottom bracket axle and swap out the cranks.  Due to my health I won't be able to ride at the weekend Eroica, but hopefully we'll go for the Saturday and show it off.

The Hosteller is still waiting on decals.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

And More

Headset, stem and brakes fitted...

Monday, 6 June 2016

More Ian Steel Build

Headset sort of added, plus bottom bracket and shifter...

Friday, 3 June 2016

Ian Steel

Got my Viking Ian Steel back from Rourke's the other day.  Just unpacked it, not done any build up yet, but it looks fantastic.