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    Virgin El Guapo

    Picked up a one of the closeout El Guapo's for $999. Just could not pass up that deal. Looking forward to getting the Monarch so I can start building her up.











    I gotta give major thanks to the guys at Titus / Unreal Cycles. The first frame I received had a very small ding in the downtube, probably just a cosmetic ding and nothing more, but I knew it would bother me just a little bit nonetheless. I sent an email to sales at titusti.com explaining my situation and within 24hrs they emailed me back a prepaid UPS return shipping slip, no questions asked. I sent the frame back the next day and within one week I received another frame, this time no ding. I was also pretty stoked to find a Titus t-shirt in the box along with a small note apologizing for the mishap. Awesome customer service is you ask me. If this is any indication of what is to come from Planet X, then I think the Titus name is in good hands.

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    Wow, is that frame 6.1 lbs? What size is that?

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    My Large was 6.9 lbs

    With the HV RP23. 6.1 without shock sounds about right, looks like a medium?

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    Should be the med.
    I thot the ano brown in this size was already sold out more than a week ago...

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    Yup, medium. I actually got this a few weeks ago and am now just posting up, I think it was one of the last brown mediums. Weight wise I figure it should come in right around 6.75 lbs with the Monarch.

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    Now that you have the frame...

    ... you need to ask yourself, "What can brown do for me?"...

    RHRF!
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    Wow, I'm liking that brown. Enjoy new El Guapo Dude!
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    You are going to love it! That brown looks sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    ... you need to ask yourself, "What can brown do for me?"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG
    My favorite scene in that movie, love it

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    Slow goin on the build, but here she is right now.. just need cables and brakes pretty much






    Noticed my band type front derailleur is maxed out pretty high on this frame, do I need a BB mount type derailleur instead?

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    The FD will sit high, unless you get a 10sp 2x10 one... I've never had any issues with mine.

    BTW... the bike looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBSNX
    Looks great.

    Are those white Chunkies? I would think they would discolor awfully quick. Maybe not, though...I love the ESI grips and have been considering a blue set for my next bike.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Looking really neat and clean!
    White cables? and looks like a perfectly matching ano seatpost?

    Nope u dont need a bb mount e-type front dee. Running the band type, downswing, ie the cage is lower than the mount.

    For me, the top swings when mounted properly at the correct height, when at the granny position have a tendency to hit the main pivot. Looking at the cage height from your pic, I suspect you might run into the same problem.

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    Front Derailluer

    I've been using the top mount 2 speed SLX and it has worked flawlessly. Even works with the 2x10 Sram front shifter I just installed. Apparently they dont make this anymore in 2x10 it only comes in the Saint level.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...60&category=76

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Looks great.

    Are those white Chunkies? I would think they would discolor awfully quick. Maybe not, though...I love the ESI grips and have been considering a blue set for my next bike.
    Yup, love the Chunkies. The white does get a bit filthy but not as bad as I thought. I'll probably get some green or blues ones if these get too nasty.

    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den
    White cables? and looks like a perfectly matching ano seatpost?
    I have a bunch of carbon fiber looking cables laying around so I'll probably use those for now. Funny thing about the seatpost, I bought it from Cambria for $25 shipped thinking I could just pickup a cheap seatpost to hold me over until I get an adjustable height one. When I ordered the seatpost I thought I was ordering a black one, but they sent me this bronze one instead. Its almost a perfect match to the frame . Now I'm considering getting the matching stem. Wheelworld has them on clearance for $19.95.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr
    I've been using the top mount 2 speed SLX and it has worked flawlessly. Even works with the 2x10 Sram front shifter I just installed. Apparently they dont make this anymore in 2x10 it only comes in the Saint level.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...60&category=76
    Thanks, good info here. Looks like I have some shopping to do for a new front shifter setup. 2x10 looks like the way to go. I'll probably just run 1x9 for the short term.

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    Hey craigstr, is this the guy you got on your guapo?
    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?Item=100034630

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    Yep, works like a charm. You have to adjust the screw all the way out to get up on the 39 ring. Not sure if it would make it on to a 42.

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    Looks nice, might need a larger rotor. I had to go next size up, bike is fast.

    Pup looks jealous

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    Second the bigger rotor

    You DEFINETLY want at least a 185mm rotor up front, you might even go 203 if you are over 190 lbs.

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    is that a 2011 float rlc with tapered steerer? what headset?

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    Is that a 160mm rotor?

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    Hey, I have the exact same frame sitting in my garage and since I'm lazy I was wondering if you can answer some of my questions since you seem to have just put together your bike.

    What size seat tube does this frame take?
    ISCG or ISCG-05?
    I'm assuming top pull FD.
    What headset did you get for what I assume is a tapered steerer?

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    Not sure of the headset

    ISCG 05
    30.9 seatpost
    Top pull der works best

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