Forrest and Grace are a pair of P20 folders I got a few years ago and while Forrest has become infamous for being one of a handful of folding fixed gears (and the only one in these parts) Grace's path was a little different.
I built her up with a dual drive on her SA 3 speed and other than replacing her fenders she remained pretty much stock... she was very utilitarian.
I sold her last year and while she was in Toronto she was mugged and then given back to me and she has just been sitting around in a rather sad and forlorn condition.
Grace... before the mugging.
I love Forrest and we have travelled many glorious miles but every once in a while I'd like to go a little faster than his gearing allows and perhaps descend into the valley and be able to climb out with a little more ease.
So to that end I have gathered up a new suspension fork (cause we're gonna run some high psi slicks), a new Nitto technomic stem, new Tange headset, Shimano 600 cranks, drop bars and levers, bar tape, and a new bottom bracket.
I got her up and running tonight by using her old stock wheels and am stuck in 3rd as her shifter cable was destroyed (but I have spares at my shop).
On Monday I will retap her bb and install the new cranks and might just get the drop bars installed.