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 Post subject: XIZANG completed
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Finally I´ve completed my xizang proyect and I want to share some pictures, and to hear some opinions about this bike.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Frame, lovely.

XTR bits, nice, grey works well.

Wheels, not my personal taste/choice, but ok.

Forks, red looks seriously out of place, and WOW! that steerer tube, please chop it down a few inches!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:11 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
Frame, lovely.

XTR bits, nice, grey works well.

Wheels, not my personal taste/choice, but ok.

Forks, red looks seriously out of place, and WOW! that steerer tube, please chop it down a few inches!


I agree. Please chop that steerer tube. If you need the bar that high, put on a Riser bar.

A first generation set of CrossMax's would definitely improve the aesthetics of this bike


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:25 pm 
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Dhphat wrote:
Pickle wrote:
Frame, lovely.

XTR bits, nice, grey works well.

Wheels, not my personal taste/choice, but ok.

Forks, red looks seriously out of place, and WOW! that steerer tube, please chop it down a few inches!


I agree. Please chop that steerer tube. If you need the bar that high, put on a Riser bar.

A first generation set of CrossMax's would definitely improve the aesthetics of this bike


and be just as fragile

I like it, though I wonder if the frame is a bit small for you; is it?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:09 pm 
Lincs AEC
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
I like it, though I wonder if the frame is a bit small for you; is it?


I did wonder that myself, but looking at the seatpost it doesnt seen too high. Its just the amount of steerer tube that make it a seem a small frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:39 pm 
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Nice frame and nice bits but as above cut that steerer!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:54 pm 
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Lovely wheels 8) :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:52 pm 
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love the colour and attention to detail.

Understand the steerer being so tall being 6ft 3 myself

wheels..I personally am not keen but then again I prefer spokes on bikes

beyond that you built it the way you wanted so fair play and well done


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for all the comments, I´ve tried tu build this bike following three rules or concept lines, first: it must be a usable bike (thats why the long steerer tube, if I chop it down it will be very uncomfortable to ride since the frame is too long), second: Use the most vintage parts that i can get (only pedals, saddle, and skewers are alittle bit modern than the rest of the bike.
and three: use the mos Ti parts that i can get (Ti frame, Ti bottle cage, Ti Skewers, Ti seatpost, Ti stem, Ti Handlebar,Ti saddle rails, Ti fork springs and the larger three cogs are also Ti made.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:10 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Why not get a higher rise stem and then that will allow you to trim the steerer down? I think it will make the whole look of the bike a lot better.


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