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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I'll let the photos do most of the talking, but here's the final product of my 93 WTB Phoenix SE. It's an (early) first year non-suspension corrected frame. It came to me as a basket case that needed a lot of work. I toyed with repainting it, but decided to leave the wasted patina in place and surround it with cherry WTB parts. I'm not sure I can put together a more competent bike than this. I don't have too many miles on it yet, but so far it's been an absolute delight.

Full shoot is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpfy/al ... 6774137616

Frame: WTB Phoenix
Fork: Type II
Rims: Mavic M231CD (NOS) - Soon to be swapped with Powerbeam
Hubs: WTB Classic
Quick Release: WTB (long)
Tires: Specialized Ground Control 2.5
Pedals: Shimano M737 SPD
Crank: Suntour XC Pro MD
Chain: Suntour
Rear Cogs: Suntour 7 speed
Bottom Bracket: WTB/Suntour (NOS)
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro MD (NOS)
Rear Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro
Shifters: Suntour XC Pro (NOS)
Handlebars: WTB Titanium
Grips: WTB
Stem: WTB Powerband
Headset: WTB/King (NOS)
Brake set: WTB Speedmaster RC/TC
Brake levers: Suntour XC Pro (NOS)
Saddle: WTB/Specialized Prolong Ti
Seat Post: WTB modified Suntour
Paint: Midnight Blue
Size: 15"
Serial #: 93188
Place of Origin: Corte Madera, CA
Other: 25.75 lbs. WTB brake arches w/ Ti hardware, CC-washers, NOS WTB brake pads. Suntour chain & housing.
Wheelset Hollister built.

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Final photoshoot:

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:19 pm 
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are you kidding - that's friggen awesome!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:27 pm 
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damn! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:40 pm 
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And the coolest tire combo :) and, again, not a bad build either ;)

I've had a few frames that have been refreshed by D&D.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:17 pm 
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class build. very impressed


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Beautiful!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:16 pm 
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Thanks guys, pretty excited to have this one done and put it to dirt!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:18 pm 
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jimi911 wrote:
And the coolest tire combo :) and, again, not a bad build either ;)

I've had a few frames that have been refreshed by D&D.


Wish I could find more of them. Love those big 2.5 GC ME's!

I've had some D&D repainted frames too...but this one is original paint!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Well that's just superb. Great spec, loving the seatpost in particular.

Damn, that's two of my 'must haves' that you've posted up in the last two days!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:41 pm 
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Just wow! That's a beauty :-)


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