Never a man to turn down the offer of building a drop bar early Pace with an eclectic period-ish spec harvested from an enviable parts-bin, I humbly present Neil’s work-in-progress RC-200-F2… in which the retro futuristic frame drips with early Hope, a Ti Flite, unusual CNC cranks and Sunrise Mavic rims with blingy nipples – not to mention the wide VO drops (sacrilege)!  Improvements may include NOS Panaracer Smoke/Dart tyres, better chainrings and a nicer cassette, plus I yearn for fully wrapped gear cable housings despite the lengthy inners entailed by such schemes.  Originally there was talk of more Mavic (crankset/BB/rear mech) and a pair of Kelly Take-Offs, but that sadly never happened chiefly because the frame requires such a wide BB spindle (cue the Royce) and 9s Shimano is so reliably simple…

Frame: Pace RC-200-F2

Fork: Pace RC-30

Headset: YST
Stem: Gary Fisher
Handlebar: Velo Orange 50cm
Bar Tape: Galaxy Oil Slick (new)

Brakes: Dia-Compe 287 (NOS)
Brake Levers: Shimano 600 (with NOS hoods)

Bar End Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace
Front Derailleur: Mavic braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M953

Cassette: Shimano HG 9 speed
Chain: SRAM (new)
Cranks: CQP triple CNC 110bcd
Chainrings: Shimano SG 46/36t with 24t Blackspire granny
Bottom Bracket: Royce

Hub Skewers: Hope
Rims: Mavic SUP Sunrise
Hubs: Hope
Tyres: Compass Naches Pass 26 x 1.9″
Tubes: new

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Syncros in-line
Seatpost Binder: Pace