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 Post subject: 1994 Torus XT
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Here's my new project/bike!

My 93 Diablo RS frame has become too flexible to ride and this will be replacing it, I took this pic after I cleaned up the frame. I would love to go for a highly polished finish but I thought I would save the original stickers and give it a brushed finish.

Frame was sold as a X-Lite torus but I can't remember x-lite selling a torus XT, I am a Raleigh man and have removed the X-Lite stickers anyway.

The initial build is almost finished, not happy with all the parts fitted but I have used what I have got. First ride will be this week once I have a seatpost and I can't wait.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Torus XT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Built! Rides like a dream but only done a mile so far...

Not happy with the headset or the stem and looking for something better. I have an XT front mech and sharkfin to go on.

Then lots of miles around Hampshire, frame as nice as it is will be used lots hopefully it will last years
What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Torus XT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Looking good :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:19 am 
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Thought it was time to add another pic, I was out on the South Downs again near to where I live.

As you can see bike is very much used but loved also!

Stem and headset have been changed since this pic was taken, I have some gold Mag 21s that will be going on the bike soon also.

I am doing the South Downs way on this bike in May and I have also signed up for the London to Brighton off road ride in September and will be using this bike for that too.

Bike is stunning to ride :)


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 Post subject: Torus XT
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:26 am 
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Much underrated frame IMHO, they're so comfy to ride. Looking forward to seeing it with the mag 21s.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Torus XT
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Very nice.

Have you painted the lower part of the rear mech or is that just me?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:21 am 
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Great looking bike, can't wait to see the different shocks on it.

Your skewer set up makes me itch :(


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Torus XT
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:40 am 
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It's probably called an x-lite due to being sold with those trimnel/x-lite forks on it when new.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Looks much better for a good coating of mud.

Shiny bikes are great, but bikes that are ridden are better.


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