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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:32 pm 
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After finishing the 1994 Zaskar, I decided I wanted to build something as nice for myself too! Luckily I found this. Bought the frame for a reasonable price from the original owner. Very nicely made in my opinion. It's an 18". Quite light too, 1 535 grams according to my kitchen scale. I think it's going to be mainly XTR 950's. A kind of half weight weenie build. I'll keep it quite rough though, not gonna polish the frame or anything. Also some of the parts I have collected for this are quite beaten up so that seems the way to go.

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Those dropouts are very nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:43 pm 
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That is a lovely looking frame 8)

Wouldn't mind a bit if Ti myself but all the frames i've seen go for big £££'s :cry:

Look forward to seeing this built. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Ooh lovely. I'm keeping an eye on this thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Yeah, I have a good feeling about this build. Here's some stuff I already have:

Grey 36 hole Mavic X517's, NOS. And they were cheap!
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Syntace F99 stem, 75 mm, strange chrome version. With ti bolts naturally. I'm gonna ti bolt everyhing I possibly can.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:07 pm 
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sounds pretty promising


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:13 pm 
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And some more stuff.

A bit battered Flite and an ugly ControlTech seatpost. But it's light!
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XC700, leaking a bit. This thing is heavier than the frame, 1 635 grams. Looks good, but I'd actually like to find a Pace RC31 or similar.
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XT cranks and BB. Too long. If I find something nicer in 170 mm, these things go.
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Levers. It's gonna be 1x9.
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Brakes x 2. Have to get ti bolts for these...
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And the RD.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Very nice looking frame. Parts look like a good choice too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Tidy frame, better than mine anyway.
Get some decent forks though, 80mm Fox's are fine on mine.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:16 pm 
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The proper cranks have arrived along with the BB. They're 170 mm! So I'm afraid the bike's gonna be very XTR oriented.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:41 pm 
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Konsta wrote:
I'm afraid the bike's gonna be very XTR orientated


There are worse things can happen to a bike :) Cranks are a big improvement I think, looking forward to seeing the rest!


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