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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:51 pm 
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Here we are again.
Just had a good chance to buy an old Team Titanium from 1995
[was: "1996 (as I can understand reading frame number under BB shell) but it could even be a 1995-ish (if anyone had a good idea, here is number: T6HAC044)."]
Came in a full XTR M952 9 speed group, X517 rims (rear one in rainbow colour :P).
I've stripped it down and cleaned with a lot of WD-40 and elbow oil.
It's really amusing how titanium can be cleaned with so little products and how it would shine.

I've had a lot of good modern components, apart from a1998 Rock Shox Sid. Then I build it to ride on :D

Here's specs:

Frame: Marin Team Titanium 19" size

Fork: rigid carbon

Headset: Chris King rasta 1 & 1/8
Stem: Ritchey Pro 100mm
Handlebar: FSA Carbonpro 660mm
Grips: generic lockon

Brakes:
Front: Avid Elixir R
Rear: XTR M960 v-brakes

Brake Levers:
Front: Avid Elixir
Rear: XT M750

Shifters: Dura-Ace 9s barend on Paul support
Front Derailleur: XT M770
Rear Derailleur: XT M770
Cassette: SRAM 11-34 9s
Chain: SRAM 991
Cranks: XT M770
Chainrings: PMP 27-40
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Crank Bros

Wheels: Mavic Cross Ride
Tyres: Ritchey Z-Max Comp
Tubes: Ritchey

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Max
Seatpost: PMP titanium 27,2
Seatpost Binder: Poggipolini Titanium

Weight: kg 9,99 (yep!)

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Some other old pics (better than specs :D )
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:39 pm 
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the frame looks timeless and really classy.....how does the fork suit?...does it mess up the geometry?......


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:16 am 
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Timeless Ti frameset :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:36 pm 
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Suwwweeeeet!

How are you finding it in eight speed mode?

:)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:49 am 
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Well after a good ride into the mud I can tell that that fork suit really gorgeous, it doen't affect so much geometry and in steep track you can really feel what happens to your front wheel. ;)
I fear that that single chainring would be a good choice for a well trained bikes and not for me :D
I feel the sensation I miss a granny ring :) :)
Anyway, apart this, it was really perfect ride, I love this frame :D

cyb


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:10 am 
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Beavis has done something similar to his '95. Very nice bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Nice one cyb. I found a 9spd cassette was a bit of a squeeze on mine and the chain almost catches the frame. Waht travel are the forks?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:18 pm 
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I've thought a lot about forks (yes they've a lot of travel but still too hard for my 58kg - maybe 80mm of travel?).
Then I've decided to give up suspensions and getting a rigid fork.
The only one I have, a good one for this build, is a modern one made out of carbon.
I have to put a disk on the front due to a lack of cantis bosses.

Here's a pic:

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And after all I'm pretty sure frame it's a 1995 one and not a 96 (canti hanger on rear stays) ;)

cyb


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Liking that! Would never know the age of the frame from the pics, and I like a modern build on a classic frame 8).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:01 pm 
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very nice now!


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