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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Initaially, Supra though it was an old Zaskar. Wishful thinking. After lurking here for some time, Supra was schooled, and now recognizes it as a Pantera or Avalanche. The paint was stripped after Supra acquired it, and it was just re-shot a few weeks ago.

The build is sort of a cross between a retro/weenie/mod, so Supra hopes to gain some acceptance to the RetroBike crew.

Here's the build;

GT 16" (Pantera or Avalanche about '94)
Manitou 2 fork
Cane Creen SCX-5 cantilevers
Onza chill pills
SARS headset
Shimano LX M580 cranks
Thomson Elite seatpost
Specialized alloy handlebars
Bontrager stem
Shimano Parallex hubs
Shimano LX derailleurs
Shimano XT STI shifters (7-speed)
Aluminum bolts, nipples, and Ti bolts everywhere
Brake bootsters front and rear (Tektro, Pauls?)
Bontrager Select Invert tires
Wellgo WR-1 Ti pedals
Uno Bar ends

Here's a teaser pic...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Supra should dump the purple and stop referring to himself in the third person. :P :D

Paint looks great! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:15 pm 
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Thanks, Utah. The bike was all red when it was acquired. The paint above is a rattle-can special by Artist Supra. Paint added about 98g to total weight. Likely less that factory paint.

The purple parts were on clearance, it seems we know why by the color's rep here. :shock:
Supra was bargain hunting at the time, and bought up a buncha purple alloy parts. Supra is afraid that there are several more purple parts in the pile. :(

There is a current dilemma on fork choice. Supra has a Manitou 2, Manitou 4, and a Manitou Pro-C. Supra is swayed towards the Manitou 2 (it matches the parts :roll: ).
Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:20 pm 
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Finally finished it.

Specs:
GT 16" Pantera '94
Manitou 2 fork, polished, Manitou 4 crown (the 2's had recalls)
Cane Creen SCX-5 cantilevers, Ti bolts
Onza chill pills
SARS headset
Shimano LX M580 cranks, alum & Ti bolts
Thomson Elite seatpost, Ti bolts
Specialized alloy handlebars '91
Bontrager stem, Ti bolts
Shimano Parallax hubs, Araya rims, alum nipples
Shimano LX derailleurs, alum jockeys
Shimano XT STI shifters (7-speed)
Brake bootsters front and rear (Tektro, Pauls?), alum rear, Ti front bolts
Bontrager Select Invert tires
Wellgo WR-1 Ti pedals
Uno Bar ends, Ti bolts
Cycle King skewers


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:51 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Is Supra like Captain Chaos? :shock:

I quite like that build actually.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:46 am 
Lincs AEC
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Supra should remove purple as Pickle thinks purple does not suit :wink:

Otherwise, a tidy ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:53 am 
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i like it purple ties forks into the rest of the bike. frame looks cool too


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:24 am 
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supra should get an early judy SL on the front of that. that'd look lush.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:37 am 
Lincs AEC
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lewis1641 wrote:
i like it purple ties forks into the rest of the bike


Yes, I see that is why, but would suggest if the purple stays then more is required. Some purple decals would be my suggestion, like the ones I put on my old Zaskar.


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