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    They're caramba double barrels. They weigh in at about 550g with 3 rings.

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    We need more pics, from all angles, hurry!!!
    '96 San Andreas
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    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
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    Right then full build details are as follows...

    Frame, Forks & Shock
    Frame: Mountain Cycle San Andreas
    Fork: Hurrycat Vorace XC comp Carbon
    Front Shock - German:A V-Comp 150mm 169g
    Rear shock - Fox Float RL

    Controls
    Handlebars Easton CT2 Carbon
    Stem - Hurrycat (Integrated)
    Headset - NC-17 Imperator Pro
    Grips - Answer Fall Line DH
    Saddle - Koobi PRS Alpha
    Seatpost - Thomson Elite
    Clamp - KCNC MTB QR

    Brakeset
    Brakes F/R - Hope Tech X2 with Goodridge braided Hose & fittings
    Adapters F/R - North Shore Billet 160mm IS
    Rotors F/R - Alligator Starlite 160mm
    Silencer - SwissStop brake pad silencer (This stuff is freekin awesome!!)

    Drivetrain
    Bottom Bracket - CrankCase Sealed 117.5mm
    Cranks - Caramba Double Barrel
    Chainrings - Stronglight Zicral
    Chain - Rotor SL901 Titanium
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Candy 2
    Front derailleur - Shimano XT
    Rear derailleur - Sram x5
    Rear shifter - Sram x7
    Front shifter - Sram x7
    Cassette - Recon One-Piece Alloy 9sp 11-32 138g
    Shift Cable - Alligator iLink 4mm

    Wheels
    Front rim - Progress XCD-1 (Niobium) AM/XC
    Rear rim - Progress XCD-1 (Niobium) AM/XC
    Front hub - Turbine CNC 24h
    Rear hub - Turbine CNC 24h
    Spokes - CN Blade Aero 3mm
    Skewers - SpeedPark Titanium MTB
    Weight pair:* 1575g including Skewers

    Tyres/Tubes
    Tyres - Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance 26x2.10
    Tubes - Maxxis FlyWeight presta 26x2.10

    Extras
    All bolts where possible - Probolt Titanium
    Cable mounts - Triple (Ragley), Single (Mowa)
    Cylinder Lids - Hope Tech red
    Bar Ends - Zeta

    Total weight - 11.8 kg














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    That is the nicest SA on the planet! What color is the frame? It kinda looks white, but not really. I would love to have one of those forks. Do you like how it works?
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    The frame is a really light silver pearl, it slightly shimmers in the sun. As for the forks it took me years to find them. Used to have a set in alu too but sold them to get these.

    Some times I think they're not working because they're so smooth and they don't dive or bob. The whole package inspires confidence. Last week I thought I'd try cycling up stairs on it.

    It worked...

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    You should be proud of your self for building that bike. It's a work of art. Let me know if you ever come across another set of those forks that needs a home.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    It was a labour of love for sure. Only problem is that I never want to get any dirt on it.

    You should get of the french velo forum for those forks. They turn up more often in france but like I said these took me years to find. You could also do searches on all the ebays worldwide and save the searches. Thats what I did in the end. They weren't cheap but then nice thing never are...

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    donny that is one of the nicest bikes I have ever seen. A true work of art!
    Thanks for sharing

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    heres my 2 san andreas's..................










    eck .

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    My MC CXS

    Havent seen many/any pics of a CXS on here. So here is a pic of mine... I am thinking of swapping the DUC32s for a set of SC32s. The DUCs are light but not as nice a ride as the elastomer Hanebrinks that were on the bike when it was first built. You live and learn...

    Had it built in 2000. Groupset is mainly XTR M950. Except for XT rear V-brakes and the Maverick hub up front. Easton carbon monkey bar, Thompson post finish it off. Bit of a classic now I guess. I get out on it mainly for cross country / single track around the Cotswolds/Malvern Hills.
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    Early San Andreas?

    My other MC is a bit of a basket case... I got it in a weak moment off ebay for just under 100 I fancied a 'winter project'... Now reality is setting in...

    The frame/subframe look in good condition except for the normal imprint of a dual crown fork on one side of the main frame.

    It came with a Risse Genesis shock about 5.5" / 140mm long, this looks worn although is working as far as I can tell.

    Chassis number is 11540 etched by hand.

    Anyone out there who can give me some advice on standard setup/spec? I have lots of questions and no doubt I'll have many more as time goes on...

    e.g. Would a slightly longer shock be possible as there is a lot of clearance to the front mech post?
    I believe early San Ans were optimally set up for 100mm forks, so does that rule out my potentially spare DUC32s..., etc, etc...

    Thanks in anticip... ... ... ...
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    I have a set of Hanebrink XC forks, worst purchase I ever made. Let me know if you have a need for them. I think I also have an extra set of internals for them.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I have a set of Hanebrink XC forks, worst purchase I ever made. Let me know if you have a need for them. I think I also have an extra set of internals for them.
    Hi Shawn,
    noticed your comment about Hanebrink forks.
    Any chance of sending a price and pici thru to me as I might have a use for them.
    ps my first ever post so not even sure if I've done it right any nothing ventured as they say
    Many Thanks
    Geoff

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    Back in the day.

    Got this bike back in 94 after seeing them at Mont St-Anne. It was the best looking bike, so far ahead of anything else out there. The Pro-Stop brakes looked cool, but really sucked though, I use to call them Pro-Slows The bike went through different variations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sticarl View Post
    Got this bike back in 94 after seeing them at Mont St-Anne. It was the best looking bike, so far ahead of anything else out there. The Pro-Stop brakes looked cool, but really sucked though, I use to call them Pro-Slows The bike went through different variations.
    The secret to getting Pro-Stops to work right was using levers that pulled enough cable. The red one is how I had my '96 originally set up. Now it looks like:
    '96 San Andreas
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    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
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    Just put it together with what spare parts I had laying around the garage. It also needs a new rear shock. Will a Fox RP23 fit this bike?
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    ^ Very nice! That's a good version to have. An X-Fusion air shock would work really nice, it will work better then a fox shock, because of the high ratio design.
    '96 San Andreas
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    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    You wouldn't know the size? I'm away from home for a couple of months. I'd like to check online if I can find a cheap one.

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    It depends on how much travel you want. I would recommend staying with short travel. That would be the 6.5" lower shock eye to upper shock eye, with a 1.5" shock stroke. That will give you 4.5" of travel and will work well with a 130mm fork. That's what I'm running on post # 365. You can go 7" eye to eye with a 2" stroke for 6" of travel. But the bottom bracket gets to high and it just doesn't work well. Run the shock plates up as high as you can, to keep the bottom bracket low. But make sure to take the spring or air out of your shock, carefully cycle it through to make sure the swing arm won't hit the main frame or seat tower, before the shock comes to the end of it's travel. When I had that frame, I had 1mm of clearance between the swingarm cross brace and the frame and that's all I needed.

    Your best bet would be to call X-fusion. They may have some closeout shocks at a good price. I paid like $120 for their best air shock on close out. And it comes with bushings, you just have to tell them what size.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    Also, if your 5' 10" or taller and if that's a medium seat tower, you might be more comfy with a setback seat post. The next change I am going to make is a Thomson set back post. I put a setback post on from my carbon bike, to try it out and I really liked it.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    Watch the center of gravity does not go back too far - climbing nightmare
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    ^ Yeah, it's all give and take. For me, it's really uncomfortable if the TT length is to short, And I don't like the way long stems feel.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle HQ View Post
    Watch the center of gravity does not go back too far - climbing nightmare
    Who goes there? State your name, position and your mission here.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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    I see why you like Mountain Cycle bikes so much Shawn very neat rigs in here guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I see why you like Mountain Cycle bikes so much Shawn very neat rigs in here guys
    Hey what's up Sasquatch?
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 Santa Cruz Nickel LT
    '08 KTM 530
    '12 Toyota FJ TT
    '05 MiniCooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

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