Alright, alright. I realized that I had another thread dedicated to this frame, but this thread is going to track the build progress. It'll have a better "flow," if you will.
It started with me receiving a frame from Kurt (NOS KG86), after months of drooling and waiting. I decided that I was going to reward my progress at school and work with a new bike (oh, how we justify things ) After the frame was safe and sound in my room, I started accumulating components for the build. I decided that I was going to go for an all French build; all French for originality/something different, and in homage to the Badger.
Little did I know how difficult it would be to do an all-french build. Anyway, pictures!
See end of this page (or Flickr) for full build/better resolution photos:
KG86-Side-S by KvltBryce, on Flickr
The NOS frame, as received.
Races pressed in (tried out a home-made headset press. Remarkable results for a $3.00 tool:
Steerer tube trimmed, headset installed:
Brakes and Shifters:
Handlebars, Brake Levers and Stem: (I am pretty sure I am going to source some black hoods. I don't like the white.)
I have a Gilles Berthoud saddle and a wheelset to put on. Mavic hubs laced to Open Pros.
Updates soon! The anticipation is seething through my being.