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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:37 pm 
BoTY Winner
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As some of you may have noticed, I've had a few of these over the past few years!... this one is different though; it's the 16" where all previous ones have been the 18" :shock:

I'm hoping it will suit me better! :facepalm:


Link to my previous (18")...

BoTY 2014: 1993 DBR Axis Team Titanium :D



Q&D 'mock-up' to check size; I'm liking the fit 8)


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My inital build plan will be along the lines of Nick Craig's early 90's race bike....

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Quick build up to check for size and do a quick test-ride....

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Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:47 pm 
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Nice job buddy, now if you could do the same with that other Ti frame you have gathering dust, that would be grand :-D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:52 pm 
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unit3 wrote:
Nice job buddy, now if you could do the same with that other Ti frame you have gathering dust, that would be grand :-D


Thanks :)

I actually sold the other one!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:59 pm 
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I know I've just posted the above post!...but it was some time back; maybe 2-3 months :? I lose track! :facepalm:

So, progress to-date!....


Fork has been painted:

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Frame, bars and titanium spacers have been re-finished 8)

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The frame had a non-original alloy-shim....

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This has been 'trimmed'....

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....and tidied up... :)

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More to follow shortly! :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Interim build progress...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:27 pm 
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End of progress today...

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Proposed (initial) Spec:

Frame: DBR Axs Team Titanium (16")
Fork: Diamondback Triple butted Tange

Headset: King
Stem: Titec titanium
Handlebar: DEAN Titanium
Barends: Onza titanium
Grips: ATi
Brakes: M900
Brake Pads: xtr
Brake Cables: xtr
Brake Levers: M900

Shifters: M900
Front Derailleur: M900
Rear Derailleur: M900
Derailleur Cables: xtr
Cassette: M900
Chain: HG-91
Cranks: M900
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano 46,36,26
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: UN-91
Pedals: Onza HO Ti
Hub Skewers: M900
Rims: Mavis 217
Hubs: M900
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: DB Stainless
Tyres: IRC Geo Claw 1.9
Tubes: Yes

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost:USE titanium
Seatpost Binder: Clamp



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:46 pm 
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nice!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:58 pm 
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I like the look of this! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:54 pm 
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bet it feels small, if you can ride it comfortably with a rigid fork like that up front then you must be wee :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Member 10502 wrote:
bet it feels small, if you can ride it comfortably with a rigid fork like that up front then you must be wee :wink:


Sorry, but I really don't understand what you mean :?

It doesn't 'look' small ie. too much seatpost and the top-tube is the right length for me.

And why should the rigid fork make me 'wee'? :?

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