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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:13 am 
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Left crank already polished after using needle file for a couple o f deep scuffs, then 400grit paper, 1'00grit and 2000grit. Then came the Dremel polishing tool and in the end hand polishing using Auto Glym Metal Polish.

Right crank is in process.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:40 pm 
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This could end up nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:15 pm 
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More bits arrived in the last couple of days: XTR 950 casette (12-32) and new M900 stickers.

Wheels are coming from Poland (Conorio MT 910 rims and Pulstar hubs). I know the front Pulsar hub might be too bulky for this frame and forks combo but I definitely wanted some color and turquoise seemed to be quite right.

The thread lenght in the fork is not enough so I´ll try to fix it through next week.

And polishing of the right crank is already finished.

BTW, I´ve just got myself an XT M900 front mech so 953 goes out. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I forgot some good quality pics of the naked frame:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Superb, looks really fast, will you be keeping the Ti P2?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:42 pm 
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It´s not a P2 but a custom made fork from XACD. I sold it two weeks ago to a friend who also owns an Axis TT, sorry ;)

Water decals:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:08 am 
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thats a lovely project, and looks like it will be a fast and racey ride!........polishing is however the work of the devil!.....threatening wankers cramp and the ruination of manicured fingernails, pairs of clean jeans and white t shirts the world over!......it is my intention to rid my life of its evil, sticking to consumption of beer and pringles by the tubeful as i mock your decline into madness.....(nods knowingly) :|


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Yes polishing is hard...you need spare hands ;)

Updates: NOS Onza Chill Pills finally arrived. EDR stem was sanded to get rid of the blue anodising, then painted in gloss black and finally some new vinyl stickers:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:05 pm 
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At last I got some time to work on the bike. Made some progress but saddle hasn´t arrived yet.

(Sorry for the bad quality pics...better ones as soon as the bike is finished)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:17 pm 
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;)

Frame: Diamond Back Axis TT 1993. 3-2,5 Titanium.

Fork: Steel. Unknown brand.

Headset: Shimano XTR m900 NOS
Stem: EDR Alu. 130 mm. 0º
Handlebar: Amaro titanium. 600 mm
Grips: Ritchey WCS foam
Barends: No

Brakes: Shimano XTR M900
Brake Pads: Shimano XTR M900 NOS
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pills NOS
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M900

Shifters: Shimano XTR M900
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900. 31,8. Top pull
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 953 12-32 8v
Chain: Sram
Cranks: Shimano XTR M900
Crank Bolts: Shimano XTR M900
Chainrings: Shimano XTR M900
Chainring bolts: Shimano XTR M900
Bottom Bracket: LX un-54 113-68. NOS
Pedals: Shimano 747

Hub Skewers: Still searching for the right ones...
Rims: Conorio MT 910
Hubs: Pulstar
Spokes: Steel 2 mm
Tyres: Maxxis Monorail 2.1
Tubes: Vee Rubber

Saddle: Vetta TT NOS
Seatpost: Syncros 7075 T6
Seatpost Binder: Hope

Weight: 10,100

Swekers will be gone and new ones coming as soon as I find the right ones


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