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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cant post much yet, one second! Hi BTW!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Been browsing the forum for a little while but thought I'd sign up to shwo a few pics of my new build - so hi to all :)

Now...I am not sure of the year of this to be precise...perhaps someone could enlighten me? But I think the HT5 was around in about 2003? Not sure tbh. The post I found is here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

Interestingly, I randomly came across, what to me, looks exactly like my bike on this website posted last year by cannondale king who put it in the ---> 1997 section but I am fairly sure it is a little newer than this?

Anyway...rough idea of what I set out to do with this bike...I have been out of Mountain Biking for about 10 years and starting to miss it a lot...I used to own a Coyote and a Vision Pro back then and was torn between which to go for...but for some reason the Coyote won it for me.

Wanted to go for something that is quite light yet quite durable and within a relatively low budget. Tried to keep it as retro as I feasably could - with XTR stuff from the late ninetines etc etc - it is always very nice when you come across NOS items :) But no doubt to some this is not in any way a purist retro build! Some of the bits I know aren't the best, did it more for nostalgia to be honest or bits that I have always wanted!

The Spec as it stands today...

Frame etc
Easton Coyote HT5 Easton Elite 7005 Frame (with Santa Cruz stickers for some reason)
Manitou SX Carbon Forks
Selle Italia SLR (titanium rails, carbon fibre body) leather seat
Hope quick Release Seat Clamp
Race Face Prodigy Seat Post

Control
FSA OS 115 Carbon Front Handlebar Stem 100mm
Ritchey WCS Logic Headset
Titec Pluto Pork Rinds
FSA K-Force MTB XC Carbon Flat Handle bar 31.8* 600mm
Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2Ti pedals

Gears etc
Shimano XTR 952 rear mech
Shimano Deore XT Crank FCM509 with XT Bottom Bracket
Shimano Deore XT (M770) Cassette and Shimano HG73 Chain
SHIMANO XTR SL-M952 Shifters
Shimano XTR Mountain Bike brake Cable Set
Shimano XTR MTB Shifter Cable Set Grey
XTR M953 Conventional Front Mech

Wheels etc
Panaracer Fire XC Pro Red 1.8 Folding
Continental MTB 26 Supersonic Presta Inner tubes
Spinergy Spox Wheels (Carbon)
USE SpinStix Titanium ATB Skewers Black

Wanting to find a lighter seatpost eventually (found it is difficult getting anything too nice in 26.8mm for some reason, I fancied an Alien Cyclops) and perhaps a different set of cranks but then probably not. Did a weigh in today (it's only rough as was on the bathroom scales though so give or take a bit) - and comes out at 21lb - so am quite happy with that!

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All sorted... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:54 am 
Retro Guru

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I've said it before and I'll say it again - they're a nice ride those Coyote HT range. I used to have a HT3 and it's up there in my top 5 frames.

Nice build - shame about the decals being wrong. I guess it gives it a bit of a Chameleon look.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah it does ride superbly...very nimble and seems to just glide so well. I agree, it does need new decals. Might search for some if I get time - they have to be right though!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:57 am 
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nice - like those Spinergys, something different to Mavics stuff :)

I would go for XTR cranks also, but thats my opinion :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah they are a bit different :)

I agree r.e the XTR cranks would deffo finish it off nicely - but the XT one came up on ebay cheap with a bottom bracket and at the time I was hmming and harring about what to get - mainly trying to figure out these new types of bottom bracket around - all unfamiliar stuff to me! So once this wears out I will probably look around again.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

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mmm i lusted after a set of spinergys, or the three spoke spin wheels.

and those SX Carbons, i had plain SXs and they were pretty good as much as i can remember, i found a picture of my old fisher the other day!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Same here, I always wanted a set of Spinergys back in the day...so I thought why the heck not basically! They are quite light and the ceramic braking surface is very very good too.

The SX forks are OK...you could probably argue that anything with springs or oil will probably perform better but I had the SX-R (again, in red) 10 years ago so fancied these :).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:42 pm 
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I had a HT3 BITD. very light and heinously stiff!

The quality control was horrendous. I think i ordered about four before I got one which was straight...... :roll:

Andy


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That doesn't sound too good fixie!


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