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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:54 pm 
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Every now and then you inquire about an ad, make a deal, and than get "I also have a bunch of other old man mtb stuff if you are interested ..."

Yes ... Yes I am ;)

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well .... what is this 'other stuff' of which he spake ... ???

ps: nice fame!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:35 pm 
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k-rod wrote:
well .... what is this 'other stuff' of which he spake ... ???

ps: nice fame!


Hahaha ...

Kooka Cranks
M900 kit
Ringle Kit
XT Derailleurs
NOS rings
NOs mavic 231 ceramics
American Classic Ti Post

Oh and this old thing. 1990-1991 Kestrel CS-X 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:43 pm 
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dang!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:58 pm 
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k-rod wrote:
dang!


'Twas a day maker.

The frame turned out to be the gem. I've been drooling over deoreo's MXZ and have been close to pulling the trigger in a couple of CSXs, but I am glad I waited. This was bought around 1991 and factory repainted in 1993 (and re-serial numbered). Than it sat for about a two decades, and was used by the original owners wife. It's dang near mint.

3.1 lbs for 1991 19" frame ... Insane.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:01 pm 
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What the?!? Well scrounged! Now whatcha gonna do with all that bling?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:07 pm 
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shamobius wrote:
What the?!? Well scrounged! Now whatcha gonna do with all that bling?


I'll flip the original thing I bought for a decent $$$ ... Probably about as much as I paid for this whole lot. That's my usual MO. Try to keep it so this hobby doesn't cost me a cent of my actual wages. Otherwise I'd be homeless and divorced :lol: I think a lot of us do the same.

The rest will find its way into builds or traded to fellow bike nerds.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:31 pm 
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Keep this nerdy canuck in mind...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:23 pm 
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shamobius wrote:
Keep this nerdy canuck in mind...


Haha ... Will do :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Rainy day yesterday and nothing to really work on in the bike cave so I started messing about with the CSX

I'm debating about how to spec this thing. Here's the review of the CSX EMS from mombat. I don't think mine is an EMS ... Hope not actually ... CrAcK :shock:

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After reading all that and doing some more research I think I'll go with a period correct and sensible weight weenies type build. I have lots of stuff so out came the scale and I started "weighing" the options starting with fork and seatpost.

Fork - 1 1/8"
Kona P2 with 145mm steerer -783g
Ritchey Logic with 157mm steerer - 777g
Tange Fat Blade with 215mm steer - 1131g
Brodie Gator Blade with 170mm steerer - 946g (not that I'd use it on this)
Cannondale Pepperoni with 160mm steerer - 737g
Rockshox Mag 20 with 175mm steerer - 1385g
Rockshox Mag 21 with 180mm steerer - 1593g
Specialized FSX with 165mm steerer - 1340g
Halson Inversion Fork with 210mm steerer 1623g
Scott Kent Unishock S with 135mm steerer 1475g

Verdict: the original bike came with a Ritchey Logic fork. Not the sexiest, but it's light enough.

Seatpost - 27.2mm
Syncros 330mm 2nd Gen - 240g
Syncros 400mm 1st Gen b - 318g
Syncros 330mm 1st Gen a - 311g
Control Tech 350mm - 288g
Ritchey Comp 300mm - 301g
American Classic Ti 370mm - 238g
Ringle Moby Deuce 330mm - 236g
Onza Lite 330mm - 225g Wowzers!
Kalloy 350mm - 341g
Shimano XT 730 330mm - 329g

Verdict: American Classic Ti: It's light and with the extra length a more structural sound option for only a few extra grams.


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