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    FTM Carbon Porn

    Thought i'd do a FTM Carbon porn thread.

    Sorry for copying your idea robinfisk.

    Here's mine just waiting for headset before building it up.
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    Test fitting of the Sram XX chainset and BB

    Also the weight of the frame with rear shock and seatpost clamp fitted
    5.47lbs or 2.48 kgs
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    I like the silver/blue better - but this is the first pic I've seen of the Red/black looking good too

    can't wait to see built up pix!

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    Looks familiar!



    Twin builds!

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    looking very nice there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Clean
    Looks familiar!



    Twin builds!
    Nice looking bike, how do you rate those XX brakes ?

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    Thanks Madmick, this is actually my brother's FTM which we built up last year. I have a Racer X. The XX brakes offer plenty of power with good modulation. It came with the stock 140 rear rotor which had some clearance issues. It now runs on Hope 160's, no more issues. Anything bigger is overkill for the trails we ride int he Philippines. How's your build going? Post pics!

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    well my build is going slow still waiting for a headset, hopefully be sorted tomorrow.
    Just got my seatpost a Rockshox Reverb
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    and these are the forks i'll be fitting

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual position air 150mm QR

    Just waiting for a the headset so i can fit it as it's a 1 1/8 steerer tube and not a tapered one
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    How did you get on with the nobby nics? I've got them on my FTM carbon and they rub the seatpost on full compression.

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    Finaly started the build and have since changed to a tapered set of Relevation forks
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    Are you still waiting on your headset to arrive? Would love to see the shock in the frame - no idea when mine will come.

    Did you return the other shock? I think it's the right decision to get the tapered if you got the cheap deal from On-One

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    well i got the FSA tapered headset from on-one and as the other shock i left it too late exchange it ie after 28 days.

    I've gone for the World Cup forks

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    latest photo's of the build only a couple more things to fit

    Saddle, Front Brake, Chain, Rear shifter and cable

    So far 24.59 lbs
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    the only thing that could make that sexier is if the fork was XXX !

    looking good - can't wait to get mine

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    Almost finished

    Jobs left to do

    Bleed Rear brake
    Cut down steerer
    Fit Reverb seatpost
    set up of suspension pressure

    Then go out and RIDE

    So far weight is 26.33 Lbs so looking like under 27lbs
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    I'm also in the porn business lately.

    Titus FTM Carbon
    Headset: FSA Orbit CF
    Fork: Fox 32 Talas 150 FIT RLC
    Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RT3
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR
    Shifters: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XTR
    Front Derailleur: SLX
    Cranks. SLX
    Wheels: WTB LaserDisc Trail
    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Almost finished

    Jobs left to do

    Bleed Rear brake
    Cut down steerer
    Fit Reverb seatpost
    set up of suspension pressure

    Then go out and RIDE

    So far weight is 26.33 Lbs so looking like under 27lbs
    hey Madmick, I'm interested in knowing which XX crank would fit around those chainstays - I think they are the same as the chainstays on the Carbon X. Is that a 156 or 166 q-factor XX crank? How much clearance between the crank arms and stays is there? 5mm? Can you fit, say , a pencil between them? It'd be appreciated if you could take a photo looking directly down on the drive side crank arm (and chain stay) when in the 9 o'clock position, and another one of the non-drive side crank in the 3 o'clock position.

    thanks
    sc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    hi sc

    The cranks i've used are the 166 q factor, There's about 7mm clearance between the cranks and stays.

    hope the photo's are what you need to see
    thanks Madmick, that's exactly what I was after. Theoretically, a 156q crank could fit, but there'd be no frame flex room, and the drive side would probably be a bit tight with the chainstay protector.

    I took a similar photo of my old ISIS Race face cranks on my carbon X and got similar clearance (could squeeze a 7mm thick pencil through on the non-drive side). This was surprising, given that my cranks are 161mm Q. Either I measured the Q-factor wrong or my cranks are thinner at the ends than those XX cranks (doesn't look it though). If you are interested, I'll be posting the photo on the "2010 Titus X Carbon - Would XT/XTR 2x10 work?" thread (I didn't want to clutter up your thread).

    EDIT: comparing your photos with mine, maybe your cranks are a little further out - especially on the drive side. Either my cranks are offset slightly to the left, or my chainstay wrap is thicker than yours.

    EDIT2: How did my post end up above your (earlier) post?
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    hi sc

    The cranks i've used are the 166 q factor, There's about 7mm clearance between the cranks and stays.

    hope the photo's are what you need to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    and these are the forks i'll be fitting

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual position air 150mm QR

    Just waiting for a the headset so i can fit it as it's a 1 1/8 steerer tube and not a tapered one
    Well the headset that i ordered Direct from Cane Creek has come but sadly came too late as i've gone for the Tapered headset plus fork.

    So i have the crane creek 1 1/8 headset and these forks sitting around so if anyone is looking for a headset or fork for the FTM Carbon then i'm willing to sell these at a good price so pvt message me if your intrested

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    Hi Madmick

    How did you run the cable for your Reverb? Did you manage to get it to run through the cable holes in the frame? I am still waiting for mine and am considering getting a Reverb, it would be cool if there is enough space to run the cable internally.

    Did you go for the 380mm or 420mm length?

    Thanks
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    How much do you want for your Cane Creek headset? Does it include the top SHIS:IS42and bottom SHIS:IS52/40 bearings suitable for a 1 1/8 staight steerer?
    Can I have first option to buy?
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    Are you using a super jumbo sized lizard skins chainstay protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    Hi Madmick

    How did you run the cable for your Reverb? Did you manage to get it to run through the cable holes in the frame? I am still waiting for mine and am considering getting a Reverb, it would be cool if there is enough space to run the cable internally.

    Thanks
    Hi sadly i did'nt have enough room in either of the two internal routes.
    So i ended up running it through the shock mount then out on the left side of the headset best bit it looks ok dont notice it really

    See photo's
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    How much do you want for your Cane Creek headset? Does it include the top SHIS:IS42and bottom SHIS:IS52/40 bearings suitable for a 1 1/8 staight steerer?
    Can I have first option to buy?
    Yeah that's the one, fits the FTM with a 1 1/8 steerer

    Looking for around £60 as it's brand new and nevereven been test fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Clean View Post
    Are you using a super jumbo sized lizard skins chainstay protector?
    Nope it's the Jumbo size and not the super jumbo it is a bit of a tight fit but it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Yeah that's the one, fits the FTM with a 1 1/8 steerer

    Looking for around £60 as it's brand new and nevereven been test fitted
    Hi Madmick

    are they 110, 40 or 10 range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    Hi Madmick

    are they 110, 40 or 10 range?
    The Lower is the 110 range and the upper is the 40 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    The Lower is the 110 range and the upper is the 40 range
    Hi Madmick is the upper the tall or short top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    Hi Madmick is the upper the tall or short top?
    It's the short top carbon version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    It's the short top carbon version
    Hi Madmick

    works out around 80$ which is £50 is this OK?
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    http://http://store.canecreek.com/pr...4UD/1739.0.1.1

    this is the top headset part it's the carbon version

    So how about £55

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    So how about £55[/QUOTE]

    Done how do I pay?

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    How would the FTM carbon compare to a SC Blur LTc ? Same weight but chassis stiffness, suspension etc...?

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    Another option for a straight fork that I hope will..

    Another option for a straight fork that I hope will work is a crown reducer that allows a straight for to fit in a taper headset.

    I ordered one just in case my cane creek does not arrive from the states in time

    Its made by Hope, part number HOPHS136 it basicaly increases the diameter of the bottom of your fork steerer to 39.8mm (the same as a taper fork)

    Do a google search for 'Hope Technology Crown Race Reducer For 1.5 Inch Zero Stack Cup ZS56/30
    HOPHS136'

    Will post more info when my frame arrives and I can try it out.

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    I have just got my new FTM frame. Whenever I pick up the frame the rear end clunks because there is a lot of play in the joint where the two rear arms join the frame where the rear wheel goes. Has anyone else noticed this or are the bushings missing from my frame?

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    I had this clunking and play

    I had this clunking and play, I tightened all the slack bolts on all the suspension linkages and the problem went away.

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    Throught I would finally add pics of my new FTM carbon. I've been using it for three weeks now and i'm very pleased with it!

    FTM Carbon (Large)
    Headset: FSA Orbit C-40
    Fork: Rockshox Revelation XX World Cup
    Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail (180mm rotors front and rear)
    Wheels: American Classic Tubeless
    Drivetrain: All Shimano XT 10-speed except XTR shifters
    Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 front and Racing Ralph 2.25 rear both running tubeless
    Seatpost and Stem: Thomson
    Bars: Controltech carbon 715mm width
    Pedals: XTR Trail

    Total weight comes in at 11.9kg (26.2lb)
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    Missing Bushes

    Quote Originally Posted by roxs View Post
    I had this clunking and play, I tightened all the slack bolts on all the suspension linkages and the problem went away.
    Hi

    As you can see from the image the bushes are missing.

    Waiting for some to be sent from Titus
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    Disaster

    Handy tip for anyone who rides on loose rocky terrain.

    Dont forget to tape up your frame even the BB as i did tape up the frame downtube, toptube seattube etc

    But MISSED the BB and after having a rock come up and strike it this is the result.

    Now there's an extra layer of tape on the downtube and 3 layers on the BB
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    Hi

    As you can see from the image the bushes are missing.

    Waiting for some to be sent from Titus

    Poor QC But the frames an cheap....

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    Completed Build

    I have finished my Titus build pics attached, taken just before the chain was added
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    I have just got my new FTM frame. Whenever I pick up the frame the rear end clunks because there is a lot of play in the joint where the two rear arms join the frame where the rear wheel goes. Has anyone else noticed this or are the bushings missing from my frame?
    Same problem here with my X carbon. Tightening the joint you mentioned above helped but doesn't eliminate the problem. Doesn't bother me too much but I wonder if the bushings are missing. The bolt was really loose.
    Titux X Carbon 2010 race 9.93kg
    Titux X 2009 "Deore 2012" training 11.55kg

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    Just fitted new MRP X2 chian guide and bash guard on to bikie just need to take it out for test run soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Just fitted new MRP X2 chian guide and bash guard on to bikie just need to take it out for test run soon
    Pardon my ignorance, but how does a chain guide work with a front derailleur?

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    Well there's two pulley wheels which the chain jumps between them both when shifting and from testing it in a stand seams to work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Well there's two pulley wheels which the chain jumps between them both when shifting and from testing it in a stand seams to work well
    That's pretty nifty. Does BB hold it on? How do you keep it from rotating?

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    yeah it fit on the bb just like a spacer as for stopping it rotating it's mainly from the tightening the bb up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    hi sc

    The cranks i've used are the 166 q factor, There's about 7mm clearance between the cranks and stays.

    hope the photo's are what you need to see
    Hi Madmick, is your BB spacer at the drive or non-drive side? I couldn't tell from your pics. For some reason, the wrench from the shop put the spacer in the non-drive side. I'm thinking of trying the other side to increase the clearance.

    By the way, did your frame come with torque spec info? I've searched high and low to no avail

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