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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:10 pm 
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Probably gonna be splitting, and thinking of something creative to do with the frame :lol: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Interesting. It's definitely a '92 (or earlier) frame as it has the U-brake mounts, but you've got the same later-90s decals as mine came with. I really don't like the original '92 decals myself... same for you?

Mine is awaiting some spanner time so that it can become Woodsy Hack Bike Mk2 now that Mk1 has mutated into my commuter.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:06 pm 
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Yea these are the nicest year decals imo. I'm not keen on the correct 1992 decals, style or colours.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:53 pm 
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likey likey :)

appreciated the torontocycles mention


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:01 am 
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What would be really creative would be to sell me the frame.

Have to say it looks fantastic though!
I've got a set of those Middleburns to go on my forthcoming build - almost identical!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:26 am 
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Nice build, i really like the decal choice, but the fork seems out of place. Like it throws off the lines of the bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:36 am 
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Do not chop this frame up please.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:43 am 
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How did you get such a great finish on this frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:28 pm 
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kase1983 wrote:
Do not chop this frame up please.


Creative, not crude! :shock:

DoctorRad wrote:
How did you get such a great finish on this frame?


I believe kase1983 had it bead blasted.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:43 pm 
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My greenhouse plans aren't finalised so I'm not sure how much I need to raise from this build. In the meantime I got it ridable with what was to hand.
Thumbies are a pleasure to use, the brakes work a treat. Could use a longer stem.
Lots of places I could lose weight, tubes are 250g each, zero flex on the brakes probably even without the boosters so they could go, nearly 600g pedals, over 300g saddle.

As it stands it weighs approx 9.8kg/21.6 lbs.
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Frame: GT Xizang 1992 18"

Fork: USE

Headset: Chris King
Stem: X-Lite Angelo XC, ti bolts
Stem Plug: USE Safe-T
Handlebar: X-Lite Ti XLR
Grips: Fire Eye Honeycomb

Front Brakes: Avid 2.0 + a travel agent, Gorilla booster
Rear Brakes: Proper Magnalite u-brake, Gorilla booster, ti bolts
Brake Pads: Kool Stop
Brake Cables: Nokon
Rear hanger: Paul Moon Unit, ti bolt
Brake Levers: X-Lite Chicken Stix, ti bolts

Shifters: Paul thumbies + Ultegra SL-BS64
Front Derailleur: XTR FD-M952, ti bolts
Rear Derailleur: XTR RD-M952, ti bolts
Derailleur Cables: Nokon
Cassette: SRP 8spd titanium
Chain: KMC X9SL
Cranks: Middleburn
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn 26/36/46
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT UN72
Pedals: Crank Brothers 5050 XX

Hub Skewers: X-Lite Tech9 Titanium
Wheels: Spinergy Spox
Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8 2.1
Tubes: yep

Saddle: X-Lite
Seatpost: USE Alien Ti
Seatpost Binder: X-Lite


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