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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:45 am 
BoTY Winner
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I bought the frame from Al (ti-fat-man) back in April. I couldn't resist the colour :roll: I'm trying to decide whether to try and 'tidy/touch' the frame up a bit or leave it nice and original :? It has original paint and decals so they will stay, just thinking of the odd touch up here and there.

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I also bought from him a nice Syncros post and XTR M900 front mech

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This is my planned spec...

Fork:.................Mag21 SL Ti - lowers sprayed to match frame
Headset:............King - gold
Stem:................Ringle - black
Handlebar:.........Titec Ti
Grips:................Onza (yellow) or Oury light brown to match skinwall
Barends:............Onza - black
Brakes:..............XC-Pro - gold-ish (champagne?)
Brake Pads:........XC - Pro
Brake Cables:.....2mm Shimano - outers black
Canti hangers:....XC-Pro
Brake Levers:.....XC-Pro - gold-ish and black
Shifters:.............XC-Pro
Front Derailleur:..XTR M900
Rear Derailleur:...XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Shimano - black outers
Cassette:.............XTR M900
Chain:.................KMC 9L - gold
Cranks:..............CBR black, gold rings, purple bolts
Crank Bolts:........Middleburn Ti - gold
Bottom Bracket:..White Phantom Ti
Pedals:...............Onza HO Ti or XC-Pro
Hub Skewers:......Ringle - gold
Rims:
Hubs:..................Nukeproof carbon
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres:.................WTB amberwall or Butterscotch Psychos
Saddle:................Flite Ti - black
Seatpost:.............Syncros - black
Seatpost Binder:...Fat - black with purple bolt or gold if I can find one!
Bottle cage:..........Ringle - black or gold!

Most parts have been sourced :D But there's a bit of work to be done :)

The Nukeproof rear wheel needs a new flange machining (in the pipeline)

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The Mag 21 SL Ti's need a bit of work, welding and re-threading the boss..

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And welding / re-drilling the cable hanger...

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Then they can be prepped for spraying to match the frame.

Bontrager fork crown being prepped...

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This will have a pace alloy 1" steerer fitted ;)

Parts sourced so far...

Onza bars ends from the US (mfh126) :)

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Grips to be confirmed...

Onza Porci-somethings probably with amberwall tyres

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Or Ourys to match Psychos in butterscotch flavour

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Xc - Pro Thumbies with gold alloy bolts (thanks Probolt ;) )

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Ringle stem - courtesy of Dr S

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Titec Ti bar in rather nice condition from mfh126 over the pond :)

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Chris King 1" No-threadset (ebay US)

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XC - Pro Levers (new) - RB sourced (sorry, forgot who :oops: )

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XC - Pro Canti brakes (new) ebay US (kuladeals) - purple alloys bolts from Probolt

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Tyre choice...

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Fat 'post clamp with bolt choice...

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And lastly (for now) Ringle 'cage again from mfh126 - Mike's not done too bad out of me :wink: :lol:

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That's all folks - for now :wink:


Cheers
wad


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:56 am 
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Great colour, I'd leave it as is.

Nice selection of parts bar the nuke proof hub! Really looking forward to seeing it all come together


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:32 pm 
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I think the butterscotch Psychos and matching Oury's will look stellar! Can't wait to see this one built, especially with the matching Mag 21's. 8)


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 Post subject: Little bit of progress!
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:01 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Got the 'car' polishing kit out today and gave the frame a good going over :) Difficult to tell in the pics, but it's made a good improvement, the Kandy Wild Cherry really is a fantastic colour :D

The kit!....

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Yes, I did polish and buff it 4 times :shock:

Reduced 'scratches' and much shinier...

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With that done, I thought I'd start adding a few parts...

Headset pressed in...

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Ringle 'cage and gold alloy bolts...

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XC - Pro cantis with purple alloy bolts...

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Also put on the front mech and popped in the seatpost/saddle...

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I was then summoned in from the 'cave' to make myself presentable for guests :roll: :wink: :lol:

Cheers
wad


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:59 pm 
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That's looking fab. The gold headset works perfectly with the 'Fat' lettering and bleeds well with the magenta.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:41 pm 
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nice , but you cant mix xc pro and M900 . :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:49 pm 
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Will be watching this as i hope to be in the same position soon with a frame set. :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:20 pm 
BoTY Winner
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cchris2lou wrote:
nice , but you cant mix xc pro and M900 . :D


Maybe, but I'm going to ;)

The original plan was to go for XC-Pro as I had the shifters and levers and fancied doing a build with MD kit, but couldn't track down a MD chainset.

Then there were other considerations of hubs and cassettes. The route I've gone down seemed logical (and more 'accessible') :lol:

I'll see how it turns out, maybe I'll keep looking :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:07 am 
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Super sweet!

My '91 was originally *Kandy Wild Cherry* but after a bad crash I had it repainted black. In the crash I destroyed the Yo Eddy fork, and was set to switch to suspension (Mag 20s!) but noticed that there was a crack at the bottom of the head tube. We told Fat and no questions asked they offered to reweld the area and repaint free, return postage also included.

The thing was, I was told kandy colors (happy to see a bit of the gold fleck in your pics!) would be an upcharge. I should have had them repaint it in KWC, but I was poor and trying to save up $$ for the shocks and new stem/headset. So it went black........ I'd love to get it redone in the original colors.....

Sweet bike!


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:08 am 
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And for the record, you can totally mix XC Pro and XTR!!! :)


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