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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:33 pm 
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I bought this as a frame only on Friday, after spotting it in the "How much is my XYZ worth?" thread. I contacted the seller, desmondo, and made him an offer :wink:
I got lucky with the forks as I found them the week before at Edison Cycles in Clowne.
Most of the parts were bought to go on the Cats Wiskas, but that's waiting for a pair of forks, so I built this up instead :roll:
It's borderline too small, but I couldn't resist :lol:

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Frame: 17" Blizzard, Tange Prestige Concept tubing, frame no. I91011087

Fork: Syncros

Headset: XTR M901
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: X-lite Pro titanium
Grips: Wilko's foam

Brakes: XTR M900
Brake Pads: Kool-Stop
Brake Cables: Clarks
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pills
Brake Levers: Real

Shifters: XT thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: XTR M901
Rear Derailleur: XTR M910
Derailleur Cables: Clarks
Cassette: XTR M950 titanium
Chain: Dura-Ace
Cranks: RaceFace Turbine
Crank Bolts: TNT aluminium
Chainrings: Specialites TA
Bottom Bracket: Hope titanium
Pedals: no name resin/aluminium flats

Hub Skewers: Miche titanium
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: Hope titanium
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Michelin XC Hard Terrain

Saddle: 1994 Flite
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Cro-mo bolt

Weight: approx. 23lb


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:02 pm 
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thats a nice clean and tidy build !!
i like the black and white colour scheme.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:03 pm 
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That looks Awesome! 8)

My 1992 should look and be kitted similar if/when I get it restored properly! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Nooooise, right down to the little blue bit details.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:18 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Thanks for the kind words guys :D

I'll be having the first ride on it tomorrow, the headset needs adjusting though :roll:

In the flesh it's a pearl white, that over the course of 19 years has developed some wounds that have been touched up in a not quite matching white.
This might bother some people, but to me it shows the bike's been well used but loved :wink:

Regarding the little bits of blue, I got lucky, they were bought for the Cats Wiskas, but they matched the decals so I stuck them on 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:42 am 
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Nice Build!!!!
I like the way you have done it!!!

peace,
Kev.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:30 am 
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I love the look of these frames , very tidy ! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:05 am 
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Nice dude! Beats my RM Hammer for sure. Nice-for-sure. Have you thought about matching XTR cranks or matching Syncros ones for your bike?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:46 am 
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Look pretty,
I do have the period correct stem for this upstairs somewhere but I'll be needing that myself.

Also the front/rear mech cables should actually be on the other sides.

But that's getting picky and I still like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:34 pm 
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that looks borderline my size! let me know if you do find it too small.

really good looking build


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