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Tyre Choice?
Whiteish Rocket Rons 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
Nice Black/amber wall Panaracer set 33%  33%  [ 7 ]
Biscuit Coloured Panaracer Magics 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
All black somethings 52%  52%  [ 11 ]
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 Post subject: GT STS XCR - TBC
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:47 am 
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See Pic at bottom of this post for Tyre ideas?

Had a bit of a thermoplastic clearout recently and the result was a great buy from Kev...*tips hat in thanks* to build and ride hard as an alternative to my other riders.

Its in good nick. For a while it will be a mix and match affair but M952 will be the main stay here with a possible break from the Mavic Crossmax norm in favour of some slightly old black NOS Mavic 217's on sacreligous Ringle hubs... red rear, black front. :lol:

Polished and new 'GT' decals are the progress so far... components today will be added, wheels hopefully built next week, seatpost from somewhere and then a big clod of mud from over the fields! :D

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I love the detail on the frame:

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New bits have been added but Im divided whether or not to go with the "White" Rons that are actually like a duck egg blue, black, black with amber walls, grey with amber walls or biscuit :? :? :oops:


Wheels are being built with black spokes, red rear hub and black front hub


To go: wheels rebuilt onto Ringle hubs, Fmech and gear cableing in white, grips (god know whats, I just split my last pair of clear Paws :cry: ) Cranks are a good idea too! I will interim use M739 Cranks to match the V's until M952 appear

I am loving it though and cant wait to ride:

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Image - White my @rse!


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It's eeeeh..... NICE!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:04 pm 
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How you polished the bike? Where you got the decals?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:08 pm 
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Autosol polish and the decals are originals from the States. I know Gil_M on here does very good repros of these though. Take a look at Gadros STS XCR and you will see some examples.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:28 pm 
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going to the shop for a pack of wet sandpaper and polish =)


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That's a lovely looking frame Steve! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:30 pm 
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:lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Steve very very nice 8) liking the polishing you've done there

I know there are a lot of GT haters on here BUT this is one of THE best looking bikes that GT ever produced. Black Carbon Fibre and polished aluminium makes me drool :)


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I am totally with you in that sentiment.... and a little nod to you also mate, your inspiration led to this! I am going a little left of centre on the spec initially though :?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:02 pm 
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Hope ypu'll build a great bike


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