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 Post subject: '97 Ventana Marble Peak
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Location: Jet City, USA
Frame: 1997
Fork: 1997 Marzocchi Z2 Atom Bomb

Headset: 1st gen King NoThreadSet (no logos on cups)
Stem: Control Tech
Handlebar: Ritchey ProLite
Grips: Serfas Connectors
Barends: Control Tech Control Stix

Brakes: Avid Arch Supreme
Brake Pads: Avid Rim Wrangler
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Kooka

Shifters: XTR M950 w/ Flight Deck
Front Derailleur: XTR M-901
Rear Derailleur: Precision Billet
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: SRP Ti, 8 speed
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: uhh... About that...
Crank Bolts: White Industries Ti
Chainrings: in work
Chainring bolts: in work
Bottom Bracket: White Industries Phantom Ti
Pedals: Time ATAC

Hub Skewers: generic
Rims:
Hubs: Nuke Proof
Nipples: Wheelsmith
Spokes: DT 14ga
Tyres: Maxxis Hookworms
Tubes: Trying to find some Panaracer Greenlites

Saddle: WTB SST-X
Seatpost: Control Tech (made in Renton, WA)
Seatpost Binder: Ultimate Machine

Weight: TBD


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Left to right: '03 Santa Cruz Bullit, '97 Ventana Marble Peak, '97 GT LTS, '00 Marin Quake 7.0

After some random internet searching, I came across retrobike and instantly fell in love with the idea of building the high-zoot rig that I could never afford in junior high/high school.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:30 pm 
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OG Nukeproof

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Mish-mash of parts and uglier than a mud fence.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Caramba Double Barrels. Snapped like an old pretzel on the first ride because I didn't tighten the spider bolt. Live and learn...

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V2.1 build. Busted Caramabas were replaced with some 5-arm LX bits. In compact drive too... Barf. The Precision Billet derailleur hadn't showed up.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:10 am 
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Location: Jet City, USA
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Current issues:
-The 112 mm spindle is spaced for a 68mm shell width. The cranks just barely tighten up and there is no chain line adjustment. Not an ideal situation.
-The Precision Billet derailleur is partly anodized red. I will be taking it apart to strip it in a later post.
-Maxxis Hookworms are HEAVY, weighing 1.2 kilos each. Ritchey Tom Slicks are on order. Should shave off a pound and a half.

I need a Rollamajig.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Updates:
- Bottom bracket bearings were the original units and felt pretty crunchy after a couple rides. $16 dollars later and I pressed in some new ceramic hybrids into the cups.
- New 122mm ti spindle is in.
- Cook Bros RSR cranks have been sourced. Of course they are standard 110/74mm BCD, which means that I won't be able to use me ActionTec ringleader.

Pictures to follow...


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