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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:46 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
That's looking like it will build up into a cracker.

I had a friend who had the IFT with the CNC chainstay bridge (I think that's the '95). His was all XT with a Manitou fork up front. It was a beaut of a bike.

ifts from 1992 to 1994 were all the same frame afaik. the 1995 was a really nice update with that cnc bb section. they are rare though.
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I'm looking forward to watching this one develop. 8)

don't hold your breath. this will take a while...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:31 pm 
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don't hold your breath. this will take a while..

I'll race yer!
I'll be watching with interest.

Oh, another thing. Just realised that your username is the spaniard from 'the princess bride'. Cool. I like that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:37 pm 
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that is starting to look very good mate- will keep an eye on this build- keep up the good work 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:15 pm 
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with a headtube of 12cm and a fork steerer length of 15,3cm the Shimano XT M741 is to tall with its 37,5mm stackheight. will have to go for a ritchey logic with 33mm stackheight. :arrow: some more waiting :(
polished up the old seatpost. looks cool but no pics yet :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:39 pm 
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I have a Pine Mtn of the same age. I think they all had Ritchey Logics.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:42 am 
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hamster wrote:
I have a Pine Mtn of the same age. I think they all had Ritchey Logics.

right. wanted to go for the shimano xt headset because its from the m737 groupset and high quality. bad decision :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:36 am 
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Try a Campagnolo Road one - they have very low stack heights. They also last, unlike the Logic!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:44 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
The original headset did actually last for a long time on this bike. I only changed it for a new Ritchey Ahead set when I changed to suspension forks. Sorry I didn't keep the original headset, but you should be able to re-sell the XT one, and the Ritchey one that was fitted when I sent it to you as it had done less than 50 road miles. The rigid forks probably still had the crown race attached too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:01 pm 
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there's still some rust left in and on the fork but i would be way too much work to get rid of the chrome plating asf. so i just cavity sealed the fork yesterday. luckily the ritchey headset arrived in time so i was able to install both today.
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the next problem i face is that i have to respray the stem. it was quite rusty when i got it so stripped the paint. bought some aerosol cans with primer asf. but its too cold to do the respay (~5 deg in my cave :shock: ). hmmmm....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:53 pm 
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finally i got around to respray the stem...
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worked perfectly! degreased with nitro solvent. 3x primer, 3x blue metalic and 3x clear lacquer. never thought it would look so good :)


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