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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Pub bike only, non of this off rodeness with something so pretty


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:01 am 
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Bit of an update. Lobo build has been on hold for a while. Been desperately trying to source a set forks that match the quality of the frame better than the current Junior T's.

After much searching I finally sourced these

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Bit overkill and heavy as............ But pure bling just what this bike deserves 8) 8) 8)

It'll be finished by Xmas


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Nice forks bud,
Looking forward to seeing this all built up & dare I say it, MUDDY :wink:

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Gadro wrote:
Bit of an update. Lobo build has been on hold for a while. Been desperately trying to source a set forks that match the quality of the frame better than the current Junior T's.

After much searching I finally sourced these

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Bit overkill and heavy as............ But pure bling just what this bike deserves 8) 8) 8)

It'll be finished by Xmas



Nice fork 8)
Solid and easy of maintenance
and the look !!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:55 pm 
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Forks arrived, it's mint.

Just spent 30 minutes getting it on and here's a few pics (sorry about quality done with my phone :(). I'm thinking WOW!! These forks are in a totally different league 8) The only problem with them is, need some bumpers and may need a new axle as the Alan Key head is starting to get a bit rounded

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Finally put on the bottom guide of the AC Chainguide

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Jobs to do

Bumpers for Stanchions. These forks definitely need them, if they lock up they could easily cause serious frame damage. Any idea where I can source them from?
Cabling for XTR gearing
Change Hose for longer one on front brake
Put the Hope Hose guides on for rear hose routing (existing guides will need modifying with my Dremel - nerves of steel required)
Source a half decent wheelset

Nearly there will put some better pics up when I get my camera back off the missus, hopefully when you see the next pics it will be finished.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:28 am 
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I've some Answer bumpers I can take off a pair of forks for you :D


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:shock: That is the fork for that frame,no question about it,match made in heaven
Looks totally scarily awesome 8) more like match made in hell,its what the devil would ride 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:04 am 
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Yep the forks are the business. Xizang will them bumpers fit these stanchions?

If anyone's interested I've been playing on photoshop. If you want a copy PM me. Not perfect but pretty good copy with a bit of artistic licence. Far better than a blank frame 8)

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Also found this whilst browsing the web, pretty small but could be the basis for a new set

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Gadro wrote:
Xizang will them bumpers fit these stanchions?


That's what I was thinking. BUT as they're rubber, albeit firm, they should stretch a little as we'd only be talking 1-2 mm. Any easy way is to boil up the kettle, drop them in for a few seconds and put them on quickly. Gloves of some sort are advised.
Or hairspray again. Pity thet don't do them with lock-ons.....
What size are the tubes as the bumpers are on X-Vert r's.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:54 pm 
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Bit of an update for you

Mavic 321 Disc Rims on Hope Hubs, 20mm Front Standard QR Rear

Fitted Hope Hose guides to frame. This did require some persuasion with a Dremel :roll:

Although this frame is mint and appears never to have been built up, the Decals are very brittle on it and have flaked off in places. Near impossible to source new Decals so Gil came to my rescue with a nice set of reproductions.

Still need to sort out the cabling for the XTR gears, job for Boxing Day afternoon :) Final jobs are to extend the hose on the front brake and fit the chain - voila finished.

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Decals 8)
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Here's the finished spec (so far :wink:)

Frame: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH, Bonded Carbon fibre thermoplastic/aluminum

Fork: Marzocchi Monster T
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Coupe Deluxe Yank, 6.5" travel
Headset: Hope Industries Anodised Red with Head Doctor
Stem: Azonic Equalizer
Handlebar: FSA Carbon Pro Low Riser
Grips: Toxsin Lock-on
Brakes: Hope Enduro 4
Brake Pads: OEM Hope Sintered
Brake Cables: Hope Hose Black
Brake Discs: Hope 203mm Rear, 160mm Front
Disc Adapter: Therapy Components?????? (not sure as it came with frame)
Brake Levers: Hope Enduro 4
Frame Hose Guides: Hope Silver
Shifters: Shimano XTR M952 9 Speed Rear
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
Cabling: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT M770 9 Speed
Chain: Shimano HG73 9 Speed
Cranks: Adventure Components AC 7075-T6 175mm
Crank Bolts: Brand-X M8 Self Extracting Anodised Red
Chainrings: Adventure Components AC Holeshot 42T 110 BCD
Chain Guide: Adventure Components AC Pro Guide
Chainring Bolts: Brand-X 7075 Alloy Red
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN73 73mm x 122mm
Pedals: Shimano M424 SPD/Platform
Saddle: WTB Speed V
Seatpost: USE Sumo 31.6 x 300mm
Seatpost Binder: X-Lite Red
Hub Skewers: XT Rear, 20mm Marzocchi Bolt Through Front
Rear Rim Brake Mount Blanks: X-Lite Red
Wheelset: Mavic 321 Disc on Hope Hubs
Tyres: Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 Front, 2.3 Rear

Fork Bumpers supplied by Xizang - cheers Mate will get them on very soon

Bike is simply stunning, work of art, like new and can't wait to ride it 8)


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