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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Based on my size 17 plus those bits, I would expect a size 18 to weigh 2.05. The paint could well weigh more than the original, but I'm a bit surprised if it's as much as 86g more.

This was deliberately designed to be heavier/stronger/stiffer than previous Explosifs, to make better use of longer travel suspension forks. They could easily have made it lighter at the same cost, with 28.6/31.8 tubes etc, but you might like it better the way it is.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:33 am 
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the frame's weight is fine for me, but had in mind, that the 96 Hot 853 frame was rated lighter, at least in the brochure.

yesterday received the tyres.

Vredestein Black Panther 26x2,00

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the wheelset

Mavic Crossmax tubeless

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tyres are not tubeless, but will try to use them with tire sealant instead of tubes - was told, that it should work fine.


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magas wrote:
the frame's weight is fine for me, but had in mind, that the 96 Hot 853 frame was rated lighter, at least in the brochure.

Yes, it is quite a bit lighter, but is it better?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:35 pm 
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this is gonna look awesome.....cant wait to see it built up !


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Could you help me with proper front dérailleur clamp diameter for this frame? I have the same model and year, but cannot find this information on-line.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:25 am 
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rekrutacja wrote:
Could you help me with proper front dérailleur clamp diameter for this frame? I have the same model and year, but cannot find this information on-line.


you need a FD with 28,6 mm clamp.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Thank you. I understand the same applies to seat collar?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:26 pm 
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29.8mm collar? seat tube looks a touch wider at the top


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:07 am 
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Good luck with the build :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:22 am 
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Thank you :) this od my first retro bike, and mistakes are sifficult to avoid :)


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