So I wanted another bike. One to use on the Tarmac.
So using Mark’s old Nail Trail frame as a starting point I set about begging for bits. Wheels from Colin’s Inbred, brakes from only Tony knows what, On One rigid fork from Jez and a can of Smoothrite from B&Q.
Since the photo I’ve added a new seat pin and clamp so the seat no longer retracts of its own accord. Also put the original Marin 130mm stem back on but lost the bright blue look with the help of the Smoothrite.
It rides rather well and I’m sure it would be a capable off road machine but I think I’d want a cable front disc at least. Aim to put a 48t ring on it as I spend a lot of time in top on the two rides I’ve been out on with Jem.
|Frame||Marin Nail Trail 1999|
|Forks||On-one Inbred rigid resprayed black|
|Bars||EA30 flat bars with bar ends|
|Stem||FSA OS115 105mm|
|Shifters||old Shimano LX|
|Front mech||Shimano LX|
|Rear mech||2003 Deore LX in black and gold|
|Cassette||2009 Deore 11-32t|
|Chainset||2009 Shimano Deore LX in black|
|Front brake||old Shimano Deore LX V-brake|
|Rear brake||old Shimano Deore LX V-brake|
|Hubs||On-one Dog hubs|
|Tyres||Specialized Fat Boy|