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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:45 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Paris suburbs (France)
One thing: children dream... :D


What can I say!?

Few years ago, I’ve purchased a GT STS 1000 DS 18” frame kit from a friend with the aim to rebuild it with end of 90’s and/or beginning of 2K's components.

One target: to realize my children dream!

Years have passed and it gathers dust…

But one year ago, I have had a “brain wave” when seeing the following bike on Google!

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:arrow: RetroBike link : viewtopic.php?f=6&t=282974

So, it was the time to me to run engine and engaged the 1rst gear of the project.
I have really fully engaged the clutch 2 months ago by searching spare parts and components mainly on eBay.


Here the incomplete spec of the build.

Frame: GT STS 1000 DS 18” (1998)

Fork: Rock Shox Judy DH (1996)

Headset: WTB Momentum Grease Guard Threadless Headset (2001)
Stem: Race Face System black 110 mm / 5° (1998 / not definitive) :arrow: Easton MG60 120 mm 0° black
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite CT2 Low Rise 610 mm 8° diam. 25.4 mm (2000)
Grips: Oury red (classic!)
Barends: none

Brakes:
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers: none
Brake Levers:

Shifters: Shimano XTR ST-M952 (1999-2002)
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M953 down pull / bottom swing (1999-2002)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M952 GS (1999-2002)
Derailleur Cables: Spectra
Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M953 (2000-2002)
Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
Cranks: Shimano XTR FC-M952 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms 24/34/46 175 mm (1999-2002)
Crank Bolts: Shimano XTR FC-M952
Chainrings: Shimano XTR FC-M952
Chainring bolts: Shimano XTR FC-M952
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR BB-M952 (1999-2002)
Pedals:

Hub Skewers: Mavic steel
Rims: Mavic Crossmax SUP Ceramic
Hubs: Mavic Crossmax SUP Ceramic
Nipples: Mavic Crossmax SUP Ceramic
Spokes: Mavic Crossmax SUP Ceramic
Tyres: Hutchinson Python Air Light 26 x 2.00
Tubes: Michelin C4 Latex Schrader 26”

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 360 mm length (re-cut), diam. 31.6 mm.
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Lip Lock 35 mm

Weight:


Progress status (16/09/02 update):

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Last edited by Alain C on Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:28 pm, edited 9 times in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Rock Shox Judy DH 1996

:arrow: Freshly rebuild !

I've cleaned all the parts, cartriges like new (oil change 5WT + new seals).
But... Impossible to find someone to change the bushings... The coating of the tube stanchion is partially gone (not much fork service I think...)
All parts were lubricated with Redrum, 5WT oil and RSP slick grease!

The crown was cleaned with "Belgom Alu" 8)

Little upgrade: titanium screws for the crown and the arch. :P

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:arrow: I have hesitated between this one and the legendary Marzocchi Bomber Z1 CR (in orange).
But this second one was for me too massive for the "STS line" and too heavy...
So, it may be for sale soon!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Paris suburbs (France)
WTB Momentum Grease Guard Threadless Headset (2001)

A classic one!
Pick up from my father bike (Diamond Bike V-Link 1.1 custom)
Like new, but missing one O-ring... If someone have the specs?

Edit: O-ring found on http://www.fishoponline.com/#

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Location: near paris
Welcome here alain

Nice build, hope to see it finished soon.
Nice job on the forks
Realised the same dream last year !!
Where are you located ?

Cheers
Christophe


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:51 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Paris suburbs (France)
Advice need :!:

In your opinion, what is the best choice for the rear derailleur : medium or long cage ?

I know that there is a constraint on tooth capacity (also called total capacity in Shimano tech documents):
- SGS (long cage): 43T
- GS (medium cage): 33T
Total capacity = maximum chainring difference + maximum cassette cog difference

:arrow: But what is the exact definition/need under it ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:52 am 
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Shimano XTR drivetrain

Not original, an other classic: the Shimano XTR M952/M953 drivetrain !
Not a real dream, because I've already ride this drivetrain in the past on my old Voodoo Bokor (RIP, crack on the chainstay...)

Compare to my XX1 drivetrain on my 2K14 Zaskar Team, it's as much as accurate !

Rear derailleur:
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Front derailleur:
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Rear shifter:
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Front shifter:
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Crankset:
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Bottom bracket:
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Cassette:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Location: Paris suburbs (France)
Final version -1:
- waiting for a pair of Magura HS22 RaceLine.
- waiting for a pair of Spin wheels.
- need to cut the steerer.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:04 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Last update!

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:arrow: Need to take time to update the spec sheet :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Yay, good job.


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