My frame is from around 1991 so was spaced for a 7 speed. The rear wheel was shot so I have had a new one built up and put a 8 speed cassette (SRAM) on it (amazingly as it had been in a serious enough accident to bend the forks the front wheel was OK!). I have used a mtb Deore XT rear mech and an old DT front mech with a triple chainset (I think its an old LX chain set, can't be sure, but all the rings have been replaced with Stonglight ones anyway).
The brakes are presently the original and rather poor Shimano Cantis, which will be replaced with Tektro Oryx Cantilever Brakes as soon as wiggle have them in stock. The seat post, handlebars and stem are all useless so a old cut down Titec Knock seatpost, a Stronglight A9 1” threaded Headset, with a TM CNC Quill To A-Head Converter, 3T THE Road Stem, Ritchey Handlebars Road Comp Road Bars, Dia- Comp brake levers.
I am just waiting on a BB as to get the chain line correct it is an awkward size so I am using my local bike shop (Red Kite in Solihull) for that. It should all be finished and ready to go by Wednesday. I will post a finished picture.
The paint job and repair was done by Apollo who are expensive, but have done a fine job.
I will also be fitting the bike with my trusty B17 saddle, front and rear pannier racks. A picture of the repaired and resprayed frame.