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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:34 pm 
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Location: Dutch Mountains
Looking very classy with these parts!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:49 am 
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Location: 024, The Netherlands
Conversion XT-XTR done 8) !

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Frame: DEAN Titanium (1994)

Fork: Rock Shox Mag21

Headset: Chris King
Stem: DEAN Titanium
Handlebar: DEAN Titanium
Grips: Yeti
Barends: Titanium Onza copies

Brakes: Magura HS33
Brake Pads: Magura
Brake Cables: Magura
Brake Levers: Magura HS33

Shifters: Shimano XT sl-m740
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR m901
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR m901
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano XTR cs-m900
Chain: Shimano HG90
Cranks: Shimano XTR
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano XTR 26-36-46
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano bb un71
Pedals: Shimano pd-m737 w/ Ti axles

Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR
Rims: Campagnolo Stheno (front) / Syncros (rear)
Hubs: Shimano XTR m900
Nipples: Dunno
Spokes: Dunno
Tyres: Maxxis Pegasus
Tubes: Dunno

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti
Seatpost: Syncros Titanium
Seatpost Binder: Ringlé Holey

Weight: Don't care..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Really nice bike! A true classic.

I've often wondered -- If you were building a classic bike like this for somebody else what do you think it would sell for?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:09 am 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Location: Ghent, Belgium
this is how this bike looked like back in the mid nineties (my brother who was sponsored by Dean was the first owner).

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:47 pm 
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That looks way cool 8), thanks for sharing Wim!

Not necessarily a fan of the wheel/tyre combo, but I'm a sucker for brand decals, so I really like the Sandvik and Michelin stickers :)..
Are those Mag21 SL Ti's?

Just out of curiosity: how does a Belgian guy (i.e. your brother) end up being sponsored by an American bike company like DEAN..?


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:19 pm 
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My brother ende 2nd Junior in Paris-Roubaix (the year before he was sponsered by DEAN) and as a result of that, he was sponsored (material-sponsoring) by Michelin and Rigida. The high rims were hot back than so that explains why those wheels are on the bike. They were fugly, I know. :-)

But to answer the DEAN question: he was riding a friends full suspension DEAN (the one below) in that race and as I was working for the Benelux-distributor for DEAN and Machine Tech, we contacted the USA guys, showing them the press coverage on my brothers' race. They were enthousiastic and gave him the Ti frame as part of the sponsor deal. That's the story. ;-) And the fact we were near the source of MT parts explains why he was riding that massive MT stem (and rear Zero Flex brakes).

It is indeed a Mag 21 Sl Ti.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Almost seven years since I laid my hands on this lovely titanium frame and I've been enjoying it ever since..
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Got round completing the first built version almost a year later:
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And, like in my life, a lot has changed ever since :)

First by changing the cranks, seatpost and wheelset:
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Then, after moving to another city, I received a karma DEAN stem, to replace the Zookas and I put on a white Flite with blue kevlar edges that matched the crankset. Oow, and a pair of Maxxis skinwall grey tyres 8)
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And subsequently, decided to change to front suspension
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Eventually, after upgrading it from XT to XTR
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I switched to Magura HS33's instead of cantilevers for braking power and rode my DEAN again during a nice ride in lovely weather conditions!
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:16 am 
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well archived conversions and seems the perfect set-up for the Dutch mountains


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