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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Okay, so I think that I have finally built my Hot the way I want it. I finished the build last week and took it out on my local trail to see how it felt. Steel is Real my friends! It handles like a dream and will be my race bike this summer in the local MTB series here in Seattle and down in Portland.
At first I was going to go for the Full Monty. Repaint, new sticker kit from Gil plus a NOS XTR kit with the original Kona Titanium seatpost and a Titec Titanium stem. I even had a NOS P2. But, I really wanted to ride it and I felt that if I went all the way it would probably end up sitting in the garage collecting dust. So…….here it is.

Frame: 1993 tubing built in 1994

Wheelset: Chris King hubs laced to Mavic 217 Citron rims

Crankset: Race Face Turbine Lp

Brakes: Paul Moto-lites

Levers: Machine Tech

Headset: Chris King

Plus: Thompson Stem and Post, Easton Bar and Paul Melvin Chain Tensioner


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Couple of more pics.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:33 pm 
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That's a great-looking bike. I predict every time you overtake somebody in those races on your 15-year-old singlespeed, they'll suffer an immediate adrenalin loss at the thought of it, and be quite incapable of getting back at you!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Cool bike 8) Like that singulator... not seen one like that before :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:39 pm 
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super clean build 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:01 pm 
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That is stunning, absolutely fantastic job 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Superb - nice looking build there. Good luck with the racing!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:45 am 
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I have a raging HOT boner right now.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:14 am 
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Very HOT. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Thanks folks, it really turned out well and rides even better.
I'll try and get follow up photo's once race season begins. :D
Cheers.


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