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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:34 am 
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For years I've been after some choice GT Ti and a few months back I took delivery of this beautiful specimen, a 1994 Xizang in fantastic shape purportedly a team bike but little to back it up. Since then I've assembled a dream team of parts for what I presume will be a subject of much debate here. I decided that since I already have so many other full retro bikes all decked out in period kit I'd swing a half and half retro-mod build.

After I got the frame I realized that Ti is a difficult material to decide on a color scheme around. I started a thread to discuss that and came around to go with polished Ti, black and gold but not gaudy gold, a subdued sort of flat ano gold. It all starts with the fork a White Brothers SC70 but I'll leave you all with that as a teaser until I get some Ti prep and start building.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:15 am 
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Congrats! Maybe the only thing better than a Zaskar?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:51 am 
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94 was the best year for the xizang, & gt in gerneral, in my opinion.
Fine best you have there 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Great looking bike. That fork should be a looker and a good performer too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing this one, Ti bikes seem ageless and suit any generation of kit IMO.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:35 am 
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Thanks everyone.

Another component teaser... Who remembers Sweet Components?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:48 pm 
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And some Paul brakes


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Yep, same brakes I want on my build (wouldnt mind the cranks either [or a vintage set of Cooks Bros].) Nice Xizang.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Very nice, keep them teasers coming!!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:07 am 
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Deeply desire some Sweet Wings. Think this'll be the 1st time I've seen a Xizang with SWC's. 8)


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