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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:13 am 
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I've been passing up these frames multiple times over the last few years but I finally broke down and bought one. Luckily there was a matching fork for sale in another auction and I was able to buy that also.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:10 pm 
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Looks to be in great shape for a 22 year old frame, is it all original or a re-paint with few scuffs ?
The forks were a great find, If that was me the forks would have shown up two weeks before the frame, I'd have passed them by and then be kicking myself :?

whats your build plans for it....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:54 pm 
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The frame isn't perfect, there are two small dents and some scuffing near the front, but for $40 that's perfectly fine by me. Yes, I don't think that I would have bid on the frame if the forks weren't avaliable in the other auction. The forks had been listed for a couple of months already.
The build will be pretty simple, with spare XT stuff I have sitting around. I just happen to have some coda brakes, brake levers, and handlebar from another bike I owned years ago. Unfortunately, I sold a Coda Magic crank that would have perfect.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:57 pm 
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The crank in the lower right is the crank I should have kept for this build.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:32 pm 
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I popped out the dia compe ahedset and pressed in a Chris King headset that showed up on ebay 2 days after I bought the frame. Perfect timing.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Are you going to re-instate the Force 40 brake system (if thats what the rocker thing was called)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:40 pm 
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Yes, they've been ordered and should show up tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:57 pm 
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I guess I never got around to showing the final build.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:01 pm 
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and this


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Currently building the exact same....don't have the brakes/force 40 bits. Did you find them NOS? Also, anyone suggest a decent replacement should the force 40's be unavailable?
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