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 Post subject: X-lite 1997 Pro Titanium
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:55 pm 
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Here is the built up frame. I re-riveted and glued the stops on the frame, with advice from the kindly retrobike crowd.

Atek rims and x-lite bars from the fine people of this forum.

Not one for the retro purists, but I'm very happy with it.

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8) i like it, dont see many of these.


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Frame: 17.5" X-lite Pro Titanium 1997

Fork: Pace RC31 ti version

Headset: Chris King 1 1/8" ahead
Stem: Roox Danny's XC 130mm 5 degree rise
Handlebar: X-lite XLR Pro titanium 3 degree sweep
Grips: Ritchey WCS foam
Barends: Roox MXC

Brakes: Avid Arch Rival 50
Brake Pads: Ashima
Brake Cables: Avid flak jackets
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XTR m960 dual control

Shifters: XTR m960 dual control
Front Derailleur: XTR m960 dual pull
Rear Derailleur: XTR m960 rapid rise long cage
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: XTR 11-34
Chain: Dura Ace
Cranks: Middleburn RS7 175mm
Crank Bolts: Middleburn steel self extracting
Chainrings: Middleburn 44/32
Chainring bolts: Campagnolo steel
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Taperlock ti 110mm
Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeater ti

Hub Skewers: X-lite ti
Rims: Campagnolo Atek silver R32/F28
Hubs: Rear Hope XC silver/ Front Shocktech
Nipples: DT brass
Spokes: Rear DT competition/ Front DT revolutions
Tyres: Rear Panaracer 1.8" mud pro/ Front Panaracer 2.2" XC pro for the winter
Tubes: Stan's self-sealing (for the winter) / Kenda ultralite in the summer

Saddle: Selle San Marco Rever
Seatpost: Moots 380mm ti layback
Seatpost Binder: X-lite

Weight: It's light, really light, but I haven't got any scales. I'd guess somewhere sub 22lbs.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:00 pm 
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Nice Frame. It's actually a Raleigh Special Products Frame, hand made in Nottingham.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:03 pm 
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You should really try to get one of Rex's triple clamp rigid forks with Titanium legs if you can.

It had twin alloy crowns and stems, straight titanium bars and ran on Timken taper roller bearings.

Very special.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:47 pm 
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http://media.photobucket.com/image/rale ... h_team.jpg

Paul Hinton has one fitted in this pic.


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Thanks for the information.

I know that this a frame I'm going to keep for a long time. It's got so much life in it that it's a delight to ride. Relative to the Marin Team Ti that I had before I bought this frame it just feels like so much more fun to ride.

Rich


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:48 pm 
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You may not believe this but it's true; the guy who did most of the welding on the titanium frames was Mickey Rooney. Genuine.


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That looks great, a rare beast you've got there.


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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=89263

Here are those forks that Rex designed. They were made in Raleigh Special Products


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