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 Post subject: 1993 AMP Research B2
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:02 am 
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I've been after this double down tube B2 for quite a while and when it finally turned up on eBay I was fortunate to grab it for a song. Knowing the "lightbike" potential of the frame I made an effort to use the lightest bits I had on hand, scavenging/swapping some from other bikes in the stable, to build it up. The end result is a 21.9lb Retro FS XC bullet.

Anyway, here's the latest addition to the stable:

Frame: 1993 AMP Research B2 (Small)

Fork: AMP Reseach F2

Headset: FSA Orbit X 1 1/8"
Stem: Kore Ahead Lite
Handlebar: Kore Elite
Grips: Yeti Speed Grips
Barends: Bovine Stubs

Brakes: Avid Tri-Align III front / Avid Tri-Align II rear
Brake Pads: Koolstop
Brake Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cantilever cable hangers: Avid Tridangle
Brake Levers: Real Design X-levers

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire pods 8-spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
Rear Derailleur: Sachs D.I.R.T. Plasma
Derailleur Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cassette: Real Design 11-30
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Topline
Crank Bolts: SRP aluminum
Chainrings: 22t Real Design / 34-46 generic aluminum
Chainring bolts: Generic aluminum
Bottom Bracket: TNT titanium 122mm
Pedals: Bontrager RE-1

Hub Skewers: Generic non-QR aluminum nut / steel bolt
Rims: Mavic X517
Hubs: Hugi 240 / S-works
Nipples: DT Swiss Aluminum
Spokes: DT Swiss DB
Tyres: Huchison Pyton Air Light 2.1 F/R
Tubes: Blackburn 1.25 Presta

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Sette APX Alloy
Seatpost Binder: AMP Research

Weight: 21.9lb! :twisted:

Some pics from the seller before the purchase:

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Junk components tossed, frame cleaned up, TWP brace and some new decals installed:

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Finished product:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:44 am 
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That is way too nice :o


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Great One!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Very nice, and very light too 8)

What size frame is that? it looks tiny, even smaller than mine.

I'm hoping to have mine finished soon, does the TWP brace on the back end make much difference?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:55 pm 
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8) Zero you sure do have some mighty fine rides 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:26 pm 
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Thanks for the comps. The frame is an AMP Small or 17" c-t.

In regard to the TWP brace I've not experienced rear end flex on this or my Fat Chance SAB which both sport the same AMP B2 design, rear end and TWP brace. I've not ridden either bike without the brace so really can't quantify the benefit.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:48 pm 
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Very, very nice! Looks very fast!

Enjoy your 3 rides before the fork self destructs.................. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:02 pm 
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LOVE it. beautiful job!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:53 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
Enjoy your 3 rides before the fork self destructs.................. :wink:


I'll give it a few rides and give you an update. I know a couple of guys who have been riding XC on this same fork for years without issue.


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Beautiful 8)


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