Today I received some essential stuff for my Xizang build so maybe it's time to open a thread for it. I had planned a classic 1991-1993 XT M730 build, and already having a 1990 Team Avalanche, I bought the 18" frame from Radoslaw last spring.
I've been slowly collecting the necessary parts as I was missing the U-brake, True Temper bar, Onza ti barends..and flip-flop stem which arrived today (and it's nos
). The decals on the frame were changed for 1991 ones, so I ordered the right "1992" ones from gil_m.
There's also some Salsa El Kaboing decals in the pic, but it's another project
.. More pics of the Xizang coming soon.
The TT bar I bought was far from "nos", but decided to buy it as most of the scratches will not be seen as they go under the grips & stuff - and you don't see that many True Temper bars for sale. The bar also had some rust so I put a plug to the other end and some hot water + citric acid inside. The result after (only) 3 hours was much cleaner bar, but of course not perfect. The bar had to be cleaned well after the treatment with acid, and it has to be protected against rust. But well, it was only 4$ + shipping
Salsa El Kaboing 1997, GT Xizang 1992, GT Team Avalanche 1990, Merlin Mountain 1990, Verlicchi dh 1994