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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:14 am 
MacRetro rider
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Here is my 1992 Xizang LE

- still waiting on my blue outer ring for that full RAF look... don't you just love the speed of the royal mail at times.

X-lite cockpit [bars, barends and caps, pod mounts, brakes, and ahead cap]
Kooka Billet stem on chris king headset and Mag21s with SL crown
Front Wheel: Hope Mk1 ATD Disk Brake and Hub [1991] on Mavic 231CD
Rear Wheel:Fairly modern hope on Mavic 231CD
Umma gumma tyres
Bullseye Cranks
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Turbo lite Titanium Saddle
XT Derailuers and rapidfire plus
Deore U-brake
Venhill cables Middleburn oilers
Decals printed by GilM





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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:58 am 
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nice . 8)

one day .


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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A proper Xizang with a U-brake - well cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:11 pm 
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Lovely; a big improvement over the old look :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Well this is definitely the first bike I've seen with a disc brake on the front and a U-brake at the back - nice balanced combination! A 1991 Hope disc is a touch of class and no mistake.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:57 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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hmmmm.... that front brake is a bit iffy, I have some original Hope mounting kit around - give me a while and i will dig it out

I found spd cleat bolts work well as low pro disk bolts :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:57 pm 
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Those Cranks are Awsome! :shock: Were they originally white?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:06 pm 
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Great job 'Ken' - looking good. Amazing what a difference the white decals/cranks and lack of bottle cages make. It looks so much lighter.

Red outer ring will finish it off a treat. RAF 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:18 pm 
MacRetro rider
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the cranks were black when I got them back in 90/91 sprayed them yellow when I got the xizang then this time sprayed them white - 7 coats of undercoat and 4 coats of enamel same as last time and that didn't rust in 15 years.

LeGrande.. any hope mounting stuff would be great - hope ran out of the mounting plate a few years back, mine is a repair job with 2 2mm titanium coated screws running through the plate and "cast" JB weld, it was originally a template for a recast of the whole part but It is reallt strong and I can't afford the cast at the moment.

Overall it is a bit front heavy with the disk and forks but my arse is bigger nowdays so it balances out :lol:

thanks for the comments.


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