Maybe I should have posted this in the 'Uniivega Appreciation' thread, but I just thought I'd share some images of my latest finished project- a 1984 Univega Land Rover 10, with a 650B conversion.
The drivetrain was a blast to build, and it really tested my knowledge of compatibility to the limit; 6/7 Sp. derailleurs; 7/8 sp. crankset, HG cassette, & 'Light Action' shifters; 8, 9, & 10 sp chainrings & 10sp Tiagra rear hub (with a spacer), all held together by the mechanical marvel of Sram 7.1mm 8sp chains: it shifts smooth as butter & rides smooth as silk.
Btw, thanks FBinNY for your timely advice about older BMX headsets; turns out you were right about the nomenclature-thing- it WAS a 32.5. Unfortunately I wasn't able to salvage the original HS; while it was in pretty decent overall condition, the crown race was totally shot, however, the Neco HS currently installed was a real find. It's a much better design- with sealed cartridge bearings- yet the whole shebang only cost me $4 more than would have the parts (+ shipping) to repair the original.
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On the whole, not too shabby for a bike built from (mostly) spare & leftover parts from my two previous 650b projects, no?