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    New ride...Finally

    Well, after months of planning, saving, and finally gathering all the parts I have finally finished my new bike. It all started late last summer when I started looking around for a new bike. I saw this frame that looked interesting, it was a Titus El Guapo. After saving up a bit, I decided to go ahead and buy the frame. I wanted the rootbeer brown one, but all that was in stock was the painted orange version. I figured, what the hell and got the large orange one. My previous bike was a 1996 GT Zaskar. It's been awhile since I had a new bike. I spent the last several months doing my research for what would stand up to a clyde and wouldn't break, bend, deform, whatever. This is what I came up with.

    Frame 2010 Titus El Guapo size large
    Fork 2012 Fox Float 36 FIT RLC
    Shock 2012 Fox DHX RC4 with 500# coil
    Cranks Shimano Saint 810-2 Cranks 36/22 175mm with Straitline Pedals
    Brakes Shimano Saint 810 Brakes 203/180 rotors
    Derailleurs Shimano Saint 810 Shifters FD-M667 and RD-M810-GS
    Wheels DT Swiss FR600 Wheels with Chris King Hubs 36 spoke built by Mikesee (Lacemine29.com)
    Tires Schwalbe Hans Dampf
    Headset Chris King
    Stem Straitline SSC
    Bar Chromag Fubar OSX
    Seatpost Thomson Elite Layback
    Saddle WTB Vigo

    weight of bike is 36.02 pounds.

    I had Endless Cycles in Castro Valley help me with with running the cables for the derailleurs and dialing in everything. They set the sag to 30% front and rear.

    I went for a ride today on it. It has been a long time since I've been on a bike, but it was a nice ride, only 3 miles, but it's a start.

    I am 6'2 320 as of this morning.

    Jon
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    That looks freaking great!

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    Nice looking bike!
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    That is a beautiful beast. Nice build!

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    Wow, that really is very guapo, and the build list looks solid. Hope it rides as good as it looks!
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    Beautiful!

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    That sure is purdy!

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    Nice bike

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    Thanks for all the kind comments. It is nice to know that all my choices in component picking paid off. I rode a little today after I got home from the gym. Doing the elliptical and then coming home and riding the bike isn't too easy lol. But, I do need to get my rear end used to being in the saddle so I can go on longer rides and try to do some stuff that my bike was intended for.


    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkuhry View Post
    Thanks for all the kind comments. It is nice to know that all my choices in component picking paid off. I rode a little today after I got home from the gym. Doing the elliptical and then coming home and riding the bike isn't too easy lol. But, I do need to get my rear end used to being in the saddle so I can go on longer rides and try to do some stuff that my bike was intended for.


    Jon
    Kinda like ya gotta get in shape so you can go get in shape! I hear ya. Started in sept and those first three months were nothing but prep so I had a decent fitness level to push hard enough to start seeing results.

    Great looking bike!

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    Yup, that's about how it goes. I did a almost 7 mile ride this past weekend. Was a lot of fun. I am also riding on a regular basis at lunch, only 3-4 miles though.

    Thanks for the compliments 8-)

    Jon

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    Sorta want.

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    Nice steed.

    Post some trail pics!

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