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    2009 Fly Ti Sweet!!

    Here's my new 2009 Fly Ti.

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    I put some other wheeels I had on it for now. ShimanoXT Disc UST with IRC Serac tubeless tires. I plan on installing some Continental Mohntain Kings and converting them to tubeless on the Vuelta wheels that came with this bike

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    I changed out the cassette, handlebars and stem also.

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    Here's a picture from the other side.

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    I've got about 20 miles on it so far and I must say it is a sweet riding bike.

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    That's a sweet bike. Where did you get the grips?

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    looks good.
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    That is a nice bike! Why is there a Motobecane sticker on only one side of the downtube, is it supposed to be that way?
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    Yes, very sweet! Thank you for sharing.

    I see that you put in a SRAM PG990 cassette. Did you have to replace the chain to accommodate the 32/34 sprocket (though it looks like it's still the OE KMC X9SL)?

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    I went for quality pedals for this bike also. These XTR pedals rock. I hope these carbon cranks can handle the rocks here in Western Virginia.

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    I just noticed the outer QR nut and washer has come out of the left side crank arm.

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    I've got a 25 mile ride to do with my kids tomorrow, not sure if I should ride this bike like this.

    The grips are ODI Ruffian, found them on sale somewhere and thought I'd give the Gold a shot. The stock chain is working fine with the SRAM 990 cassette so far.


    I have successfully removed the MOTOBECANE sticker from both sides of the frame now. It's not really a sticker, more like paint, so if you plan on removing yours be prepared to use some elbow grease.

    This is a 20" frame and the bike weighs 22.7 pounds the way you see it.

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    Please elaborate on how you removed the decals and if the process damaged the paint underneath.
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    To remove the Motobecane name from the down tube I did the following:

    Acetone to remove as much as possible, mainly the color and ended up with just the outline left on the bike. Then I used a scotchbrite fine sanding pad and wet sanded the rest off. It took about 10-15 minutes per side to remove the name.

    The frame itself is unpainted so no worries there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowind
    To remove the Motobecane name from the down tube I did the following:

    Acetone to remove as much as possible, mainly the color and ended up with just the outline left on the bike. Then I used a scotchbrite fine sanding pad and wet sanded the rest off. It took about 10-15 minutes per side to remove the name.

    The frame itself is unpainted so no worries there.
    Now you need to paint "Litespeed" on it and have everybody fooled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    Please elaborate on how you removed the decals and if the process damaged the paint underneath.
    I have removed extra decals from stays using citrus paint remover gel, wiping it off with cleaning solution from the same shelf at Osh. Took 2 minute, no elbow grease necessary.

    I like a less cluttered look when possible. I will probably remove the Motobecane decals for the same reason, but not until I recommend it to my friends.

    I always remove all decals and stickers from parts. Obsessive-compulsive.

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