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.
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