Not been so well this week, but gathered my strength today to start the build, refurbed a few parts and sorted what parts i'm using and what parts to move on. So this what i've been upto:-
-Stripped as far as possible the M737 SPD pedals ready for a service and respray. Trying to be patient with these as the phillips head bolts are all to easy to strip.
-Wet and dried the cranks from 400 to 2000 grade and then autosoled to a very high shine. These despite lacking their XTR logo's are looking very nice indeed.
-Got together an excellant set of XTR M900 canti's from the various sets and pairs i've been collecting. I now have a cracking set with lovely XTR pads (thanks Ed
-Stripped down the existing front wheel as I only need the Hope Titanium hub from it. I've got Bontrager rims on M900 hubs arriving in the next few days and will have this hub built into the front wheel. The wheels will then be original.
-Installed an NOS XTR M901 headset. I chose this headset ahead of a Chris King i'd also purchased. I think the XTR fits better with the overall feel of the bike.
-Installed the lovely TA Specialities Titanium bottom bracket, freshly polished chainset, front M900 mech, rear M900 mech, USE titanium seatpost with shim and finally the NOS Bontrager Ti railed saddle.
I'm still looking for that final Continental supercross/baja tyre to finish the project. Also a suitable chainstay protector.
UPTO DATE SPEC:
Frame: Raleigh Dyna-Tech. XMT 100 Metal Composite Titanium Tubing.
Fork: Raleigh Rigid.
Headset: XTR M901 1 1/8" Threaded
Stem: Syncros 0 degree 135mm 1 1/8” Quill Type
Handlebar: X-Lite Titanium 525mm.
Grips: ODI Tomac Attack Black
Barends: X-lite L-bend silver
Bar Plugs: X-lite Disco B.B.X. blue ano
Brakes: Shimano XTR M900 F&R.
Brake Pads: M900 XTR
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR in grey.
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano XTR M900.
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M900 STI.
Shifters: Shimano XTR M900 STI.
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 Bottom Pull 28.6mm.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900, c/w Venhill titanium mech bolt
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR grey
Cassette: Shimano XTR M900-8 12-28t.
Chain: Shimano HG-91
Cranks: Shimano XTR M900 175mm
Crank Bolts: Middleburn self extracting.
Chainrings: Shimano SG-X 28-38-48t inner, middle and outer.
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: TA Axix titanium bottom bracket 68 x 107mm
Pedals: Shimano SPD M737.
Hub Skewers: Tune Titanium blue
Rims: Weinmann Bontrager BCX 32h
Hubs: Front Hope titanium in blue, Rear Shimano XTR M900 32h (Retrobike).
Spokes: Front DT Swiss Revolution, Rear Unknown
Tyres: Continental SUPERCROSS/BAJA 26x1.9” (got 1 need another)
Tubes: Continental with presta valve.
Saddle: Bontrager Ti
Seatpost: USE 25.0 Ti fitted with 25.0-26.0 USE shim
Seatpost Binder: Sliding boss which slides over seat tube. Complete with titanium bolt.
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