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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:55 pm 
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I bought this what seems ages ago, probably best part of a year I think, but finally, it is complete.

It has not been an easy journey since I received the frame. I knowingly bought it with loose bottle boss bolts, but the repair turned into a bit of an issue, which I won't relive here, but for those interested, here are some threads:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=159770
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=168864
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=176816

Thankfully, the good folk at Enigma managed to do a proper job, so I could then crack on with the build.

Aside from my initial choice of stem/bar not wanting to work with each other, and a change of brakes from what I had initially planned, it now looks like I had imagined it would when I started, especially with the help of the all black custom decals courtosy of Gil_M (great work indeed).

So, without further ado, the spec sheet and pictures:

Specs:
Frame: DBR Axis TT (Team Titanium)

Fork: Pace RC31 Ti

Headset: Black Chris King
Stem: Titec Titanium
Handlebar: Titec Titanium
Grips: Onza Ules in grey
Barends: Onza Titanium

Brakes: 3DV Pauls Motolites
Brake Pads: Kool Stop dual compound
Brake Cables: XTR (grey) with black cable ends
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: 3DV Pauls
Brake Booster: Odyssey Ti

Shifters: XTR M952
Front Derailleur: XTR M953
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: XTR (Grey) with black cable ends
Cassette: XTR M970
Chain: SRAM PC991 cross step
Cranks: XTR M952
Crank Bolts: XTR M952
Chainrings: XTR M952 (4 arm standard)
Chainring bolts: XTR M952
Bottom Bracket: XTR M952
Pedals: Crank Bros Candy SL

Hub Skewers: XTR M950
Rims: Mavic 217 Sunset
Hubs: XTR M950 front and rear
Nipples: Silver
Spokes: DT Swiss on the rear, 'Z' marked ones on the front
Tyres: Specialised Team control Umma Gumma front, Specialised Pro control Umma Gumma rear
Tubes: Specialised presta with black valve caps

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite in grey
Seatpost: Syncros titanium
Seatpost Binder: Salsa lip lock
Bottle cage: Black Specialized Rib cage with Umma gumma rib

Weight: TBC

Updated spec and pics on 28/06/2016:
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Updated spec and pics on 22/03/2014:
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A pic of the very nearly finished article (original build), just need pedals.
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Finally finished and during it's maiden voyage:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Just so there is no doubt that I built this myself and didn't just acquire it as it now stands, here are some pics of the bike as a work in progress...

The naked frame after removing everything:
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The lovely drop outs:
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Decals applied
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Decals exposed:
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The repair by enigma:
They had to open up the weld vent in the head tube to remove the crap that colourtech had filled the downtube with:
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The repaired bottle bosses:
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Lovely Rock Shox FSX with shock bone and englund total air:
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Other build in progress pics, including the previous stem/bar choice and headset spacer set up:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Feedback welcomed on my build, and also pedal choice. I have some Ritchey Ti SPD pedals, but I use crank bros pedals so what are peoples views on a set of these?


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very nice indeed.

M95* XTR and Ti frames are a timeless combination. and a couple of bits of colour thrown in for good measure.

Been a hell of a journey for you, this one, but a really great outcome.. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Wow, this is the nicest build I've seen on here for ages. The tiny amount of purple ano sets off the Ti and black perfectly. The forks are also a real thing of beauty. I think I have a new favourite bike on here and it's not a Kona! :D


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markwashington wrote:
Wow, this is the nicest build I've seen on here for ages. The tiny amount of purple ano sets off the Ti and black perfectly. The forks are also a real thing of beauty. I think I have a new favourite bike on here and it's not a Kona! :D

Thanks, appreciate your kind comments. I was going to run full m95x but a deal happened with me parting with some machine tech canti brakes (will I regret that?) and in exchange I got the pauls. I then read a thread on here about ti and purple, so thought what the hell, it can't look that bad, and it turned out all right. I think too much colour would ruin this build, and does on many others. I need to be careful on my next build though - Ti and green this time.

And Steve, yes it has been a trial, but I'm glad I persevered and got it to this stage. I look forward to riding it once I sort out the pedals.


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I like it too Ian - very classy...

Onza ti's in black?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:36 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
Just so there is no doubt that I built this myself and didn't just acquire it as it now stands, here are some pics of the bike as a work in progress...


Who says you didn't get those pictures from a previous owner who built the bike?

:P

Just kidding.

Looks great. The M95x kit really suits the bike indeed.


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I am going to overcome my own (known) prejudice against anything purple anodised to say what a slick looking build.

Nice work, very 8)

Can't wait to see the ti / green, that sounds great.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Ian congratulations on a top class build.

I love the Rockshox FSX with the brace. Decals are also superbly done.


I think Black Bar ends would finish it nicely :)

Nick


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