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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:28 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Got some XT parts allready, so decided to go for this gruppo and not XC pro. The rear mech is a bit special to me, cause I own it from back in the day :D

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XT thumbies that are in pretty good condition:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:32 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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And some NOS parts that have arrived:

XT 730 front hub:

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XT 732 rear hub (it's 36 hole, but need a 32...)

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and a piece of a very dangerous fish:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:08 pm 
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where on earth did you find the right fork? ! Wish i had, :lol:

they were light, the s works tange forks. I saw one on an ultimate the other day, i couldn't believe how light it felt. Thought it must be ti.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
where on earth did you find the right fork? ! Wish i had, :lol:

they were light, the s works tange forks. I saw one on an ultimate the other day, i couldn't believe how light it felt. Thought it must be ti.


when the postman delivered the fork, I thought it was something else. Couldn't be a fork at that weight? :wink:

I bought it from someone who was selling the complete bike, but fitted with a suspension fork. The original fork was there too, according to the add, so I emailed the seller and asked him if I could buy the fork!

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Rio wrote:
found the matching fork! A '93 DD fork from an 18 inch S-works. Exactly what I need :shock:


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it's light weight too, at 685 grams!! :lol:


That's a great find! Must follow this build... Success!

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thanks Will!


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more stuff coming in:

NOS Tioga post and a new reissue Turbo:

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NOS Tioga Dl2000 handlebar and a mint Specialized Team stem:

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Very cool project. How are you going to touch up the chainsuck?


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ez054098 wrote:
Very cool project. How are you going to touch up the chainsuck?


undecided about that...

3 options:

1 go to a local paintshop, and have them make the same colour (doing the touch up myself) pro: keeping original paint, forfilling con: still a pretty rough look
2 frame / fork completetly repainted pro: like new look con: most expensive option
3 powdercoat pro: affordable, durable con: don't now enough about this, but I think I'll loose the fade into purple. I do like the burgundy much more then the purple of the rear triangle though!

any opions are welcome!!


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Rio wrote:
ez054098 wrote:
Very cool project. How are you going to touch up the chainsuck?


undecided about that...

3 options:

1 go to a local paintshop, and have them make the same colour (doing the touch up myself) pro: keeping original paint, forfilling con: still a pretty rough look
2 frame / fork completetly repainted pro: like new look con: most expensive option
3 powdercoat pro: affordable, durable con: don't now enough about this, but I think I'll loose the fade into purple. I do like the burgundy much more then the purple of the rear triangle though!

any opions are welcome!!


I'd go option 2, Pro paint job. Make proper job of it. I think the frame set & parts deserve it.

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