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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Seems to have taken ages but the STS is finished :D

Many thanks to fellow Retobikers who have supplied parts for this, full story is bought off Ebay as VGC with full XTR, eventually turned up nearly 2 weeks later in terrible mess with selection of mostly worn out LX kit and Tektro v brakes and a knackered/smashed rear shock :cry:

In terms of rebuilding, as boring as it may seem I have chosen to fit mostly original spec parts - as this was the top end suspension bike of the day from GT, it had XTR / Sids / Crossmax as standard, its still dependable stuff so why not?

With the Xizang and STS together I now actually own the 2 bikes I could only dream of back in 1999 although the Xizang is still likely to get more use - I just don't trust that seat tower on the STS, its scary thin and they were prone to breaking when brand new never mind 12 years later! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:16 pm 
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More pics :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:11 am 
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That sts is awesome, very well done. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Just managed to get hold of some mint 1st gen 98 Sid forks to go on the Xizang :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:55 pm 
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I might want to buy that sts of you one day. Just so you know! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Updated the Xizang today (with a clean first of all) then with some new forks from a more fitting era, got them for £100 off Ebay and they are mint for their age
Seems to have dropped the front end a bit in height though with the shorter travel but look much better than the newer Sids in my opinion
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:50 am 
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Both of them are stunning machines :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Very nice builds you have here!

Mx


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