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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:59 pm 
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that Xizang looks like it was well packaged and in nice condition apart from the bb ted.

Great work sorting the issue though.

Looking forward to the build, how are the Manitou Mars doing, did you manage to sort them?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:03 pm 
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beautiful frame, and courage on the the bb removal, I'd be sh!tting myself

looking forward to the build :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:34 pm 
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the chrome GT frames are my favourites, reminds me of the old BMXs :lol: (yes Im into BMXs - particularly the old skool ones)

anyways looking forward to seeing this progress


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:37 pm 
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MarinMartin wrote:
the chrome GT frames are my favourites, reminds me of the old BMXs :lol: (yes Im into BMXs - particularly the old skool ones)

anyways looking forward to seeing this progress


Er, that's not "chrome" it's Titanium :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 pm 
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I know the yellow red decals are correct but those titanium frames pop much more when the decals are those fluro green as on some other xizangs


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:21 am 
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Been polishing today, came up looking much better...although now got my fingerprints all over it...
now to order the CK ti headset :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:49 am 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
Been polishing today, came up looking much better...although now got my fingerprints all over it...
now to order the CK ti headset :)


CRC have got them a bit cheaper, I'd get that professionally fitted, my Xizang was an absolute nightmare getting the cups into the frame, the bore of the headtube must be a bit undersize.


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:15 am 
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was planning to do it all myself... but yeah, ones been in my basket for the last week, I hate to think what the price would be over here...
Always swore I'd never have a CK headset, I guess it was the "there so awesome" liek a 29er anti like...till I found out they made the ti version...perfect, looks great, rare, cool...and cost a chunk


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:17 am 
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There's special here for CK Ti headset in Ti frames on CK's website, that's £700 worth of frame and headset you could end up in a lot of trouble with.

http://chrisking.com/headsets/hds_ti


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:29 am 
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hmm, good call. Must admit, I have never installed a headset before. Hence the umming and arh inabout what to get. I'd like the ti CK as I like the look of it, but maybe a regular one would be cheaper. And I can get my guys to install it, hopefully no issues like BB cups :)


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