Frame is a 18" and I have some awesome developments.....
Just met a local guy who has a triple butted Project 2, Paul's single speed wheelset and, a number of stems that would work perfect for this bike! Biggest problem is I will need to give up some classic parts for the trade, it will be worth it though.
Reasoning behind the rigid fork is because I fully intent on riding the bike, which means a lot of stand and grind up hills. With a sus fork there is just too much bobbing for my tastes.
Next step (after collecting parts) is to contact the painter who sprayed my Wicked and see if he will shoot the stem and fork.....
I will update as always.
Unfortunately the Judy/Syncros are both 1". I've thought about looking for a new 1 1/8" crown because the Judy is freshly rebuilt, has a sweet Risse cartridge and replacement springs.
Anyway i'm excited to proceed on this build!
Everytime I start meddling with 1 1/8 bikes, I just end up going with stuff that really works
An old judy is an old judy, the playschool of suspension.
Same thing with an old syncros stem. Pains in the as@ you need the angled plastic stem cap, and then you deal with the non removeable faceplate....
just get an IF fork and a Thomson Stem and call it a day....you will smile all day long