I’ve just about finished Tom’s ‘new’ winter build, based around his lovely 531 Saracen frameset (built on the Dawes Galaxy frame production line according to some articles I’ve read elsewhere online) in enormous 63cm c-t size.  It’s a bit of a mixture of newer parts, most of which were supplied to me to fit, but the bike works like a charm.  It’s in desperate need of rack & mudguards but otherwise this is a no-nonsense, bombproof build for light touring and year-round commuting.  The bar end shifters & front mech make it ‘triple-ready’ if & when the need arises for lower gear ratios, and Shimano’s CX50 brakes work pretty well with drop bar levers.  I hope this one’s a keeper 😉

Frame & Fork: 1990s Saracen Skyline, Reynolds 531
Headset: Stronglight A9
Stem: SR Sakae
Handlebar: unknown Ergos
Bar Tape: new
Brake Levers: Tektro R200
Brakes: Shimano CX50 (new)
Cables: new
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Mirage
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M750
Cassette: SRAM 9 speed, 11-34 (new)
Chain: SRAM (new)
Crankset: Truvativ Touro compact
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ
Pedals: some Wellgos that I had lying around (will be SPDs)
Rims: Mavic A719
Hubs: Shimano Deore M530
Tyres: Panaracer RiBMo PT (700 x 32c)
Saddle: Brooks B17 Standard
Seatpost: unknown
Seatpost Binder: cro-mo (new)