Here are a few pics, more to follow. The frame has been sent off to be repainted by a company called Paint My Bike, Wheel parts are about 2 weeks away, Chris King R45 hubs with HPlus Son TB14rims in polished silver. Wheel will have drive side spokes tied and soldered. Dura Ace 7800 crank is being polished as it has a few scratches. I'm looking for some classic style skewers to go with the retro look.
I have had the bike over 21 years now, this is its second refurbish. i have decided to upgrade to DA 7800 as I have the groupset in good condition, and with the alloy cranks, levers etc it will fit in nicely with a retro build, but give me 10 speed compatibility with my other wheels, cassettes etc, as well as being one of the smoothest shifting groupsets around.
Weight should be around 9kg, which for its era is pretty decent, considering the heavy 755g fork and 308g saddle, and the weight of a quill stem, the HPlus Son rims (500g) are about 35g heavier than the DT R1.1's but when building a bike like this weight is relative. The "look" of the bike is also important and matching the parts for a modern but retro bike without any carbo bits.
I could have gone for Stans Alpha 340 rims for lightness, but this is not what this build is about, although I am trying to keep weight down where possible.
Pics below show original paint and 105 groupset, black version was powder coated (big mistake) with Dura Ace 7700 and DT Swiss R1.1 rims on DT Hugi hubs