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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:12 am 
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Nope. It makes me giggle.


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:51 am 
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The mismatched shifters would wind me up too :P
I think I'm getting the hang of the retrobike thing :)

Oh and your valve/tyre logos aren't lined up properly.


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:54 am 
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Very nice! When I have a functioning retrobike again we should have a Tassie meet up, I'm sure AndrewL would have something to drag out of the Ling-Cave. Had a chance to get out on the new trails at Trevallyn yet?


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 am 
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Yeah thos pic were at dead mans knob... funny how we werent really alowed to ride there years ago, now its all good.
Funny, the new trails are all nice, rode some of the old XC/DH trails we used to ride years ago a few weeks ago, and they are all in a terrible state, I don't think anyone has ridden them many many years, overgrown, and had some erosion which just mad them very very rocky (looked more like they had a landslide land on them)...made me sad.


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:24 am 
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Yeah a meet up would be a good thing... I'd see if I could keep up with anyone...

@Al... the miss match shifters is totally doing my head in, tyres not so much, except that they weigh SO much.
Part of me wants to track down a pile of M950 XTR...thats what I want...but the other part of me just wants all new stuff... the face of the BB shell is pretty munted, needs a face up if I wanted to run a new crankset :(


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:51 am 
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I think that would look great with M970 stuff. With the shiny against the black/grey. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:33 pm 
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YES! M95# is the go on these. Used to have a customer at Applebys with one, '96 like yours, the matte grey XTR stuff looks so good on those frames (especially the crankset).


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:08 am 
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Just ordered some new bits as the old rear mech is stuffed (ok more likely my mechanic skills are lacking, but lets not stop us from buying bits...)

This bike rocks. Feels comfortable and well balanced, I already feel more comfortable on it that my yeti or zaskar... which now makes me wonder, do I need the others...


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:43 pm 
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WOW love bike mate you have a zaskar too :o whats the difference between the two was the Xizang top of the range (sorry new on here)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 GT Xizang
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:22 am 
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nice bike
18" frame looks noticeably larger than a 16"


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