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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Here's my new blingy full custom GT, tweaked a little! It came to me via elpedro666 as a 'money-pit' frame only. With it’s rim brake bosses hacked off... so I accidentally gave it the works! :lol: To be fair though, all the parts are used (not including decals, headset, chain, cassette, brake pads, grips, cables and a few bolts) or were either handed down from my old Marin fs - so the final cost wasn't too bad at all... the suspension post is a controversial choice, but it works really well in adding a bit of comfort to the stiff-as-a-post frame! I've had a fair few frames powdercoated for friends so I thought it was high time I built one up for me! Bit hefty, but it's a big 20" c-t size and pretty bombproof...

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Frame: 2005 GT Aggressor XC heat treated and butted 6061 alloy
v-brake bosses removed, stripped & powdercoated gloss white + custom decals & gold ano water bottle bolts

Fork: 2008 Rock Shox Reba Team U-Turn
with Poplock customised using inline cable adjuster

Headset: Cane Creek XLC semi-integrated
Stem: Race Face Evolve XC (31.8 x 90mm) with ti bolts
Handlebar: Truvativ XR (31.8 x 680mm)
Grips: Sunline lock-on
Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail
Rotors: 180mm front / 160mm rear
Shifters: Deore XT M760 (with gold ano clamp bolts)
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT M750 + Avid Rollamajig
Derailleur Cables: Clarks sealed
Cassette: SRAM PC970 11-34
Chain: KMC X9
Cranks: Deore XT M760
Crank Bolt: KCNC gold ano
Chainrings: Truvativ 42/32/22
Chainring bolts: gold ano outers / Truvativ inners
Bottom Bracket: Race Face X-Type gold
Pedals: Wellgo B47
Hub Skewers: Hope gold
Rims: Mavic D521
Hubs: front Hope Bulb gold / rear Hope XC gold
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Swiss DB
Tyres: Specialized Resolution 26 x 2.1″
Tubes: Continental with gold ano valve caps
Saddle: Charge Spoon
Seatpost: Santori suspension
Seatpost QR clamp: ELDN CNC


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:04 pm 
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looking good!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Cheers mate!

Anyone think it's risky running the Rebas at full travel (115mm) downhill? Think frame spec is for 80-100mm, but GTs are pretty beefy... not sure whether to risk it though! Photo shows it set to 100mm by the way.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:14 pm 
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that looks great and that "dead rats"transfer looks brilliant too! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:15 pm 
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bert uk wrote:
that looks great and that "dead rats"transfer looks brilliant too! :D


thanks, Gil M printed them, from original design by a mate of mine called Jonathan Fisher 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:21 pm 
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very nice,when i started my build it was going to be a 2006 gt avalanche 2.0...was going great until i spotted the frame was cracked :o :cry:


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