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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:36 pm 
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My Mojo Ti is a great bike, light and titanium. The only thing I didn't like about it was the seat stays flexed when I grabbed a handful of rear brake lever. The drive side decal on the down tube was a bit damaged. Those issues along with the fact I had other newer 29ers and full suspension bikes in the garage meant the bike wasn't being ridden as much. What to do? Tear it down to the frame and "upgrade" the brakes while giving it a new lease on life. That and bike projects are just fun undertakings.

Ibis suggests Steve Potts for any work and who am I to argue. His name alone conjures up all kinds of mountain bike awesomeness. Can hurt that he's won awards for his Ti framework. So the frame was sent off to California for Steve to work his magic. Here's how the frame looked before it's trip to the spa,

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Like nipples on a man,
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So long stud,
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Canti studs were lopped off, a new excellently designed IS rear disc mount and straddle cable housing stops (for full housing to the rear disc)were installed, the frame was refinished and new decals (courtesy of Chuck Ibis) were put on. I got the frame back and marveled at Steve's handiwork. The man is a master. I'm honored to have someone of his caliber to lay hands on my frame. I should've asked him to sign his name on it! I got the frame back just before a big move so the frame was boxed up :(

After moving and getting settled in, I immediately set up the shop - aka the garage - and searched for the box with my Mojo and the parts I had collected for it. Wheels are Spinergy Xyclone shod with Ritchey WCS tires. Green Chris King bits at the headset and bottom bracket. The drive train is RaceFace cranks, X9 front derailleur, X.0 twist shifters and rear derailleur connected with JagWire cables. I went "analog" for the brakes - easy simple Avid BB7s also with JagWire cables and Avid Speed Dial Ti levers. I wanted to go a different with the cockpit - Control Tech carbon: one piece CrossBow stem/bar, seat post and nubby bar ends (cuz that's how I roll). Oh, and a RockShox Reba Race in a (rare these days) 80mm. Time ATAC XS pedals, SI Flite XC and ODI grips at the contact points.

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:13 pm 
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That is gorgeous & nice to see a bit of mud on it instead of being a garage queen


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:53 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Gorgeous fram and what an amazing job on the disc mount! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:59 pm 
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that is more than just a disc brake mount - it also strengthens the stay.

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:52 am 
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I don't ever say this about any bike but that just looks Sublime as it just seems to have a natural flow to it which i don't notice with other bikes 8) 8) ..


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:43 am 
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lurvely


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Lovely frame and such a neat conversion


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