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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:59 am 
MacRetro rider
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=25192

1993 18" GT Xizang LE with Mag21s and Bullseye Cranks with some running gear from my original MTB (1988 Specialised Rockhopper Comp)

Frame weighs 3lbs 4oz Bike weighs about 23lb

Front to back:
Specialized Ground Control 26 x 1.95 (Grey on beige)
Mavic m261CD rim 36 hole
DT Straight stainless spokes
Hope Technology Cable Disc Brake on Red Hope hub With Blue Axel (brake clamp awaiting repair so also running my Deore canti's just now)
RockShox Mag21 (with the disc this makes the bike a bit front heavy - hairy in jumps as it nosedived a bit, but I'm fatter now so it should be ok)
Tioga headset - For sale, PM offers
Zoom Stem - For sale, PM offers

System4 7065 Alu Bar
Deore Brake levers (1988) For sale, PM offers
Deore Thumbshifters (1988)
X-lite bar-ends
Turbolite Titanium railed Seat - hurts a bit now :)
USE? Seat post (not badged - not sure)
X-lite Quick release clamp
Specialized Bottle cages x2
Crud Catcher
Deore XT Bottom pull Front Derailleur
Bulleye/XT hollotech II:Bottom Bracket & Crank set (non original Yellow)
VF industries Rockring
MKS Carbon 260 pedals (260 is the weight)
Specialized Toe clips
SR 50 tooth outer ring (I liked downhilling - top speed ever was 48 off road at inverleithen near edinburgh and 52 on road, I kept the speedo set for 2 years after that)
Specialized 36? toothMiddle Ring
Specialized 26 toothInner Ring
Shimano Deore U-Brake (1988)
Shimano Deore FreeHub(1988) For sale, PM offers
replaced with Hope Mono Rear Hub (Blue)
Specialized Skewer (Red)
DB stainless spokes
Mavic m261CD rim 36 hole
Specialized Hardpack 26 x 2.2 (Needs replaced)

oh and the black box on the downtube is the very classy halfords child seat bracket :)

I know the bike needs a bit of tlc - i'm just starting a rebuild for spring.


Last edited by The Ken on Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:49 am 
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I like that, its got that used and abused but loved look. Cringed slightly when I read this though
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brake clamp awaiting welding


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:00 am 
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Why on earth do you want to use disc brakes on a bike like that ???
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:06 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
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cchris2lou wrote:
Why on earth do you want to use disc brakes on a bike like that ???
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top speed ever was 48 off road at inverleithen near edinburgh and 52 on road


:D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:57 am 
MacRetro rider
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LOL, I bought the diskbrake just before buying the GT frame (mid 93) it's one of the first cable Hopes, the disc itself weighs a ton but the braking is the best I have ever experienced, really progressive but a sharp tug will still do a good endo.

Besides when people see it they generally say "what the **** is that" - I like that sort of feed back!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:12 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
Besides when people see it they generally say "what the **** is that" - I like that sort of feed back!



bajaj, that sort of feedback is the best


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:52 pm 
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nice bike :) I rode a xizange for a few months & really liked it.
zoom stems arent ti tho.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:11 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I love the look of Ti GT's, Tony Cheeseman (of London fame!) rode one with a set of Mag Ti 21's and it looked the business!

Loving your bike mate, good to hear it's well used and abused! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:15 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Your right about the stem, the colour of it has changed my memories over the years :oops: .

Just posted pics of the Hope disc too, in the parts section. Needs lots of love.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:26 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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was gonna post a load of fifee slaggin of the yullnobees
but resisted (just)
welcome biddy
throw a the shit awa and makeit a minter :lol:


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