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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Well this wasn't rode much in the last incarnation, just kept jumping on the zaskar!

I've made a few changes and slowly rebuilt in time for the good weather, when it finally gets here!

I've gone back to the original wheelset from kases' build.
2x8 with a larger big ring.
Real levers for a touch of blue amongst the controls.
Controltech canti up front.
Some nos gt ergo bars came my way so I had to give them a go, got some gt grips sent over from a friend in the states, the ebay listing postage was horrific to the uk.

Quite a few parts that would ruffle some feathers in the "What do you hate seeing on a gorgeous retro bike?" thread! :lol:
But it rides well and makes me smile!

I've still to cut the steerer down and sort out the spacers, these are just makeshift for now so I could get riding, so excuse those :oops: Still finding the perfect height then I can neaten it up.

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Frame: GT Xizang 1992 18"

Fork: Cannondale P-Bones

Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
Stem: Kooka
Handlebar: GT Ergo
Grips: GT

Front Brakes: Controltech canti, Paul booster, ti bolts
Rear Brakes: Proper Magnalite u-brake, Gorilla booster, ti bolts, x-lite collars + moon unit w/ti bolt
Brake Pads: Kool Stop
Brake Cables: Nokon
Brake Levers: Real

Shifters: Paul thumbies + Ultegra SL-BS64
Front Derailleur: XTR FD-M952, ti bolts
Rear Derailleur: XTR RD-M952, ti bolts, oversize jockeys
Derailleur Cables: Nokon
Cassette: SRP 8spd titanium 12-23
Chain: KMC X9-SL
Cranks: Middleburn
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Pace extruder 34/49
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Ti
Pedals: Club Roost

Hub Skewers: X-Lite Ti
Wheels: Mavic 618, Goldtec rear, Hope ti front
Tyres: Schwalbe Super Moto Evo 2.35"
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: USE carbon pro ti
Seatpost: USE Alien Ti
Seatpost Binder: X-Lite

weighs a nudge over 23lbs


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 am 
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Wow! That's very very nice! How come nobody's liking this?!

Even though almost all of the parts are from the 90's, there is a very modern feel to this build. That kind of combination of old and new works nicely IMO. I think there is a nice "I don't care" kind of attitude in putting nice bits - old or modern - together like that.

What did you do with those USE forks?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:44 am 
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thanks :)
the use forks went back on it, i rebuilt again with goldtec kit :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:46 am 
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Even nicer! Bloody hell.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:48 am 
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But I have to say. Those pedals. They are a bit... err... out of place here. Maybe.

edit. But all in all, this is a crazy and beautiful bike - in all it's incarnations.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:50 am 
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with wide feet and bad knees i appreciate a good solid platform :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:04 pm 
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looking for another set of those blue brake bolts washer/cover thingymajigs?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Thanks but I got 7 pairs of blue stashed :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Ishaw wanted another pair to make mine 4 if you'd care to release a set?!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:47 pm 
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I could do but they are the canti type, not stepped for v's like yours


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