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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:03 am 
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Folks

My bike and component knowledge is pretty comprehensive...... unfortunately it doesnt extend beyond the end of 1994. :oops:

I have picked up a nice frame which is circa 2000/2001. It has a couple of XT parts on it (M750) which I am guessing is consistent with its age. Can any one confirm that as I will probably match in the remainder of the groupset.

I want to build the rest of it up with "XT" equivalent quality parts so looking for recommendations for seatpost, stem, bars, saddle, headset and maybe shocks that will fit the age of the bike.

Quite like Ritchey and Easton stuff but grateful for steers on what was good at that time.

Cheers

Ant :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Race face stem/bars/seatposts, or thomson for stem and seatpost.
Something like this race face stem here -
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222076


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Can't go wrong with Race Face or Thompson stuff. I like Easton stuff, but it doesn't seem to wear well - the logos always end up looking pants.

What frame is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Thanks for that. Cor Thomson stuff aint cheap is it!

Anyway frame is a Principia MAC SL .....my local tip find

see here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=191570&start=150 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Nice find - glad its only midget size or my jealous nature might have got the better of me :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Dickyboy wrote:
Nice find - glad its only midget size or my jealous nature might have got the better of me :)


Well I'm never going to get to ride it ..I'm 6ft2. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:49 pm 
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It may be expensive, but it is lovely. My X4 stem is ace and weighs naff all too.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:03 pm 
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M750/1/2 is the forgotten goupset - neither retro nor modern. Hence it's cheap! It also works superbly, and the derailleurs, at least, are lighter than their XTR equivalent.

I've been running the same M750 gears for years. They still work like new.


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Yip going to stick with the 750 all round i think. The hollow cranks are really light. Just after a rear mech and some V's to complete 8)

suburbanreuben wrote:
M750/1/2 is the forgotten goupset - neither retro nor modern. Hence it's cheap! It also works superbly, and the derailleurs, at least, are lighter than their XTR equivalent.

I've been running the same M750 gears for years. They still work like new.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:11 pm 
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I absolutely love m750 stuff, using it on on my current build and using the mechs on my commuter. Can't fault it, except maybe the shifters. While there's nothing wrong with them in essence, they just dont seem to look right on most bars.
Radian73 is selling a bargain 750 rear mech http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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