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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:39 pm 
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nporternz wrote:
the Kore stem looks just a little too bulky


I thought that too! Probably have to look for something slimmer...


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Changed the KORE stem to a 120mm Tune Geiles Teil stem. And yes, it is quite a cool part... :)
Installed also the Panaracer Magic tyres and XTR remote shifter.
Now I'm waiting for a stash of gold ano parts from Chainreactioncycles...

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 Post subject: Gt
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:58 pm 
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That's looking very nice indeed. I will have to get a gt project going in the summer, keep up the good work.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:44 am 
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FWIW....If the decals that were on it when you got the frame were originals it's actually a 1996 model. Yellow w/read and black was 1996.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:48 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
FWIW....If the decals that were on it when you got the frame were originals it's actually a 1996 model. Yellow w/read and black was 1996.


I'm pretty sure they weren't. The rear dropouts are like those in 94-95 models. They don't have 'GT' logos on them. The cable routing is for cantis as well.


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gm1230126 wrote:
FWIW....If the decals that were on it when you got the frame were originals it's actually a 1996 model. Yellow w/red and black was 1996.


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Archangel wrote:
Progressing with the build...

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Kore Lite
Bar: Syncros Easton
Grips: onZa Ules
Barends: onZa CWA Pro-Cut
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost clamp: noname (will be replaced)
Saddle: Flite Ti
Shifters: XTR M952
FD: XTR M952
RD: XTR M952
BB: XTR M95X
Cranks: XTR M952
Brakes: XTR M951
Brake levers: XTR M950
Hubs: White Industries Phantom Ti
Rims: Mavic 217 Ceramic
Skewers: USE Spin Stix (will be replaced)
Tyres: Specialized Ground / Team Control (will be replaced)

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Thats the one for me... Dont like the new stem so much or that bar end shifter thing ... It looked like a BITD racer to me before.... but doesnt now :?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:28 pm 
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very nice ..... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:43 pm 
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:oops: sorry like the kore stem more :roll: the gold stem looksawfull with the yellow parts but otherwise very nice bike :D


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 Post subject: XIZANG completed!
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Finished the Xizang build.

It's not period correct for the frame is 1994-95 model, the fork is 1996 and the XTR components are 1999 models.
Doesn't matter though for this bike is going to be a rider instead of a garage queen so I went with something that should work well for everyday use (V-brakes instead of cantis and so on).

I decided to go with yellow Control Tech stem instead of the golden Tune stem. Also got rid of the XTR barend shifter for I didn't like the thing.

With the help of CrossMax wheels and KCNC skewers et al., the bike weighs 10.5 kg (~23.13 lbs), although the Magic tyres are real anchors at 690/710g!

Complete specs:
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Control Tech
Bar: Syncros Easton
Grips: onZa Ules
Barends: onZa CWA Pro-Cut
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost clamp: KCNC
Saddle: Flite Ti
Shifters: XTR M952
FD: XTR M952
RD: XTR M952
BB: XTR M952
Cranks: XTR M952
Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
Pedals: Shimano M747 SPD
Cables: XTR
Brakes: XTR M951 with ceramic pads
Brake levers: XTR M950
Wheels: Mavic CrossMax UST
Skewers: KCNC Ti
Tyres: Panaracer XC Magic Front / Rear
Tubes: Schwalbe XX-Light

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