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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Well
this project itches my fingers :wink:

Frame: Breezer Lightning 1996
Cranks : Ritchey Logic
BB : UN 71
Stem : Ritchey Forcelite
Bar : Ritchey Forcelite
Seat Post : Ritchey Force Directionnal
Brakes : XT V Brakes
Commands : XT M739
Rear Mech : XTR M900
Front Mech : XTR M900
Wheels : Mavic 231 Ceramic on XTR M900
Tyres : Specialized Ground Control and Master skinwalls

Not entirely like the original 96
but I do not like the Seatpost Titec and do not think these rims and hubs "swear" with the rest.
Tyres should be black Z Max WCS but I find the skinwalls suit the frame better ! And Z Max skinwall tyres are tricky to source :cry:

Hope to complete it rather rapidly 8)

Can't help but show the frame :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:41 pm 
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Oh that IS a pretty bike. Looking forward to seeing this one done.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:01 pm 
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Nice. I'll be following along the build.


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a breezer and a fat are prob the only two bikes that float my boat these days- will look forward to seeing this one develop- black looks cool too and it seems to be in great nick 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Not entirely sure which headset I should use :?

in the parts drawer, I have got a

Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro in black
or a
Cane Creek S8 in black

The original was a Dia Compe but I am not trying to entirely replicate the original, but just build something of "good taste"

any comment appreciated :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Thats lovely, very classy :D


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bduc61 wrote:
Not entirely sure which headset I should use :?

in the parts drawer, I have got a

Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro in black
or a
Cane Creek S8 in black

The original was a Dia Compe but I am not trying to entirely replicate the original, but just build something of "good taste"

any comment appreciated :wink:


I'd go with the Ritchey :wink:

By the way lovely looking frame.


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Yeah. Ritchey HS for sure. :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:30 pm 
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sorry, progress is not very fast :cry:

I need some advice on the wheels.

as stated won't be a catalog build.

So hesitating on the wheels
I have got a set of
Mavic 231 Ceramic on XTR M900 hubs ( a bit earlier set of wheels)
Mavic 217 SUP Silver on XT 737 Hubs ( more in tune timewise and XT hubs were on the original))

some XTR M910 Hubs ( not so common and of 1995 if I am correct so quite OK :wink: ) and some rims such as
217 Sup Silver
231 SUP CD brown NOS ( been produced until 1995 I believe)
or should I seek for other rims ( darkish Mavic like the original backdraft which are impossible to find) but tricky to find dark grey Mavic 217 :cry:

What would you reckon be the tastiest match ??? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:18 pm 
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well my wife is away so I can use the kitchen to place the pieces of the puzzle and give a bit of colour to this project :wink:

Frame: Breezer Lightning 1996
Cranks : Ritchey Logic
BB : Shimano XT UN 71
Stem : Ritchey Complite
Bar : Ritchey Forcelite
Seat Post : Ritchey Force Directionnal
Brakes : XT V Brakes M739
Commands : XT M739
Rear Mech : XTR M900
Front Mech : XTR M900
Cassette XTR M900
Headset Ritchey Logic Pro
Saddle Flite Titanium
Tyres Ritchey Megabite WCS Amberwall

Still unsure about wheels

Either Mavic 231 Ceramic on XTR M900
or
Mavic Silver 217 on XT hubs
or
Mavic 217 titanium gray on XTR M910 hubs ( but must build them and it is my first wheel build)

let me know which wheels you think suit best ?

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