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    My Bandito

    Hi everybody, I'm a long time member of this forum but very rarely make comment. I'm just hapy to scan the messages and absorb the info. I built this up in March but have only got around to taking a picture now. Apologies for the poor quality, my digi cam is broken so I made do with a normal camera.
    Here are the spec:

    Bottom Bracket: FSA Ultimax steel 107mm
    Brake Levers: Avid SD5
    Rear Brake: Avid SD5 with XTR cartridge pad
    Front Brake: "" "" "" ""
    Cables: XTR
    Cassete: XT 11-32
    Chain Gaurd: Electrical Tape
    Chain: Sram PC59 (4 links gone)
    Crank arms: Tune Big Foot 172.5mm
    Crank bolts: LX
    Outer Ring: Blackspire 44t
    Middle Ring: LX 32t
    Ring Bolts: BBB alu
    Der Front: Deore
    Der Rear: Ultegra short cage
    Fork: Pace RC31 cut
    Frame: Salsa Scandium 18"
    Grips: Cork bar tape
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS 22"
    Headset: FSA Orbit
    Pedals: Wellgo Mag-Ti / VP10. (Broke the right hand Wellgo!)
    Quick Release: Extralite Aliens
    Seat Binder: Salsa Lip Lock
    Seat: Stripped SLR
    Seatpost: Tune
    Seatpost: Tune Starckes Stuck 350mm cut to 300mm
    Shifters: LX without indicators
    Font Tire: IRC Notos 1.7"
    Rear Tire: Schwble Black Fire 1.7"
    Front Wheelset: Heylight Superleicht, Sun UFO, DT Rev, Alu nips
    Rear Wheelset: Tune Mag 200, Sun UFO, DT Rev, Alu nips

    I weighed some of the components on the scale but did not include them in the listings as I thought it would be better to have complete weights. Now that the bike is built up I don't know when I'll get a chance to weigh each component. I have no way of hanging the bike up to get the weight. I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of 18lbs, what do you think?
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    Where do you draw the line between MTB and cyclocross? Rigid fork, 1.7" tires...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank n. beans
    Where do you draw the line between MTB and cyclocross? Rigid fork, 1.7" tires...
    Since when is a rigid fork not MTB!?
    Herro prease

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank n. beans
    Where do you draw the line between MTB and cyclocross? Rigid fork, 1.7" tires...
    Cyclocross really doesn't compare to the above bike.
    Trev!

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    seriously

    this is way different then a cyclocross...but still very cool, go weigh that baby!
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    Good job!

    Nice bike. How do you like the fork? I have one on one of my bikes and it is rather comfy for a stiffee , as long as you don't overdo on the distance.
    Can you get us a bigger piccie or some detailed shots ?
    Titanium or Bust !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    Since when is a rigid fork not MTB!?

    Since they came out with suspension for MTB.

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    I am pretty suprised on how well the fork actually handles. I thought I would be in for a bone shaking ride but there is some amount of vertical give evident. This combined with point and shoot rigidity makes me happy I switched from my sid. I have had a good few races with it in the season so far and can honestly say that I favour the improved steering action over the few mm's of travel. have some other detailed shots of the wheels and frame, I'll try and upload them tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossconi
    I am pretty suprised on how well the fork actually handles. I thought I would be in for a bone shaking ride but there is some amount of vertical give evident. This combined with point and shoot rigidity makes me happy I switched from my sid. I have had a good few races with it in the season so far and can honestly say that I favour the improved steering action over the few mm's of travel. have some other detailed shots of the wheels and frame, I'll try and upload them tomorrow.
    A few more pics. Sorry about the quality!!
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    Oh dang...

    Quote Originally Posted by stoked
    Since they came out with suspension for MTB.
    ...nobody told me I was riding cyclocross for the last three years!



    BTW, I like this fork 10.452 times better than my '02 SID and 4.3333 times better than my '03 Fox F80 RLT.

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    What make of titanium frame is that?
    I'm glad you liked the Fox better than the SID
    Titanium or Bust !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Wolf
    What make of titanium frame is that?
    I'm glad you liked the Fox better than the SID
    It's a Matt Chester Utilitiman, which I received in April '02.

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    How is that Ultegra short cage rear derailleur working with that 11-32 cassette. Will it shift to all the cogs?
    If you want to play with electricity, more power to ya......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    How is that Ultegra short cage rear derailleur working with that 11-32 cassette. Will it shift to all the cogs?
    Yep, it works out just fine. I originally thought it couldn't possibly work, guess I was wrong. There is no noticable differeance from using this mech compared to a long cage xtr.

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