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    My first WW Build 1998 Titanium GT Xizang

    Well I finally found the pics of my first WW build. It's a 1998 Titanium GT Xizang.

    Amp Research carbon fork
    Chris King headset
    Profile stem w/ Ti bolts
    Easton carbon bar
    Easton carbon seatpost
    Carbon Flite saddle
    QBP post clamp w/ Ti bolt
    Grafton Joystix cranks
    Action Tec Ti BB
    QBP 42/32/22 alloy rings
    QBP alloy ring bolts
    K2 pedals w/ Ti spindles
    XTR shifter/lever combos
    Proshift V-brakes w/ Ti bolts
    Proshift derailleurs f & r w/ Ti bolts
    Real cryo alloy cassette
    Chris King rear hub 32h
    American Classic time trial road front hub 28h
    Mavic x517 rims
    DT competition spokes w/ alloy nipples
    Control Tech Ti bolt on skewers
    Foam grips
    Specialized tires, I forgot which ones
    Specialized Ultralite tubes
    XTR chain

    The bike was 24 speed, front suspension, weighed 18lbs. 4oz. and started my Light Bike Addiction.










    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Xizang one of my favorite bikes of all time! Nice show Matt.

    I use to race my ol Team Avalanche back in 1989 when it came out. Top shelf bike. Loved it! No suspension as it was just coming out.

    Nice Build. Guess you don't have it any more?

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    Thanks. No this thing has been gone a long time. I really loved it, it was crazy fast. I still have the fork though.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    My first WW Build 1998 Titanium GT Xizang

    Blinged out. Check out the Grafton cranks. Match the hubs? Could have lost some more weight with some actiontec ti rings and 28h rear.
    Wanted: WTB rollercams and brake bridges

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    Super cool........thanks for sharing. It looks like that bike took a ton of time, effort and $$ back in the day. Figuring out the weights etc. in 1998 vs. 2014 must have been tough!

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    Very nice!

    Awesome to see something different these days.

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    Thanks guys. I talked with Russ at Action Tec for hours back then. The QBP alloy rings and Real alloy cassette were lighter so I went with them. I still have a Red Precision Billet rear derailleur that works great for 8 or 9 speed. I'll snap a pic later.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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