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    Titus HCR build

    always wanted a Ti hardtail, when I saw this frame for a decent price I couldn't resist heres the build with some leftovers, some new stuff and some not so light stuff. eventually the heavier parts will get changed. still on the lookout for seat and V brakes.
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    pics

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    thats a sweet bike, especially if you used all parts that are just lying around
    now finish the c-dale
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    1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp, 1x9, Hydro V's

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    thanks, hopefully the flash frame will be here on time so I can start working on it.
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    So far so good from what I see. I had an HCR a few years ago. I sold it when I went 29er, but it still rates high on my favorite "riding" frame list.

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    sweet rig.

    but I have to ask the obvious ... what's up with the 2x9 but no front derailleur? Is that like manual shifting vs. automatic?

    Also, less obvious (to me) what is the do-hickey that is in the place of the derailleur hanger? Is that something special for the dura-ace, or just the way the titus frame works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcpunk
    sweet rig.

    but I have to ask the obvious ... what's up with the 2x9 but no front derailleur? Is that like manual shifting vs. automatic?

    Also, less obvious (to me) what is the do-hickey that is in the place of the derailleur hanger? Is that something special for the dura-ace, or just the way the titus frame works?
    there will be a front derailleur I just have to find one and no do-hickey just the dropout with the DA derailleur bolted on to it.
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    what brand of stem is that ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerick
    what brand of stem is that ?
    an older Extralite UL2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limon
    an older Extralite UL2

    i thought so
    i wish they made an 80mm
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    sexy bike! I approve!

    I love the retro weight weenie parts you have hung on the frame.

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    whats the weight?
    My bikes:
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    1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp, 1x9, Hydro V's

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    where did you get the newest model kmc chain ?
    is it a 9 or 10 speed chain ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    sexy bike! I approve!

    I love the retro weight weenie parts you have hung on the frame.
    I knew you would, got some inspiration from your Lynskey
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    btw do you remove the oily greasy residue on the KMC X10 SL chain before you use? I find if you don't it turns black and picks up a lot of sand. For which becomes a chore to clean.

    If you do remove the oilly coating, what do you use to remove? I have tried acetone, submerged for days, and it hasn't dissolved it much.

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    For a build with leftovers está chidísima
    Let´s see what you can do with the Flash.
    Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!


    btw do you remove the oily greasy residue on the KMC X10 SL chain before you use? I find if you don't it turns black and picks up a lot of sand. For which becomes a chore to clean.

    If you do remove the oilly coating, what do you use to remove? I have tried acetone, submerged for days, and it hasn't dissolved it much.
    i use finish line citrus degreaser. http://www.finishlineusa.com/product...us-cleaner.htm
    it works awesome. actually better than regular solvent
    i am a self proclaimed cleaning expert....
    i put the chain in a pan, soak and scrub it. then, blow it off with compressed air. then hose it down with water and immediately blow it off again with compressed air. then lube with white lightning clean ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!


    btw do you remove the oily greasy residue on the KMC X10 SL chain before you use? I find if you don't it turns black and picks up a lot of sand. For which becomes a chore to clean.

    If you do remove the oilly coating, what do you use to remove? I have tried acetone, submerged for days, and it hasn't dissolved it much.
    I use either WD-40 or i soak it in gasoline for about 15 minutes. just make sure to clean it good with a paper towel before going on the bike.
    My bikes:
    2009 Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, 1x9 "trail monster"
    1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp, 1x9, Hydro V's

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    Really nice bike. I still like the Ti frames. It seems they take too much of a backseat these days to carbon.

    Unless I missed it, how much does that weigh total, without the brakes and such?


    Kevin
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    racerick where did you get the newest model kmc chain ?
    is it a 9 or 10 speed chain ?


    10 speed, got it from ebay but it's heavier than the older one

    Cheers! btw do you remove the oily greasy residue on the KMC X10 SL chain before you use?

    I also use citrus degreaser, works the best.

    I found the front der and the seat but still need a front brake and the weight right now sits at 18.72lbs with no brakes or grips. I'm very tempted on taking the wheels from my girls bike to save 350g
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    I have tried running the KMC X10SL (X9SL as well) with AND also without removing the grease.

    If you leave the grease on, it's a very sticky grease/oil. It picks up all the sand and dirt on the mountain bikes. I could see the particles of sand clinging on to the chain. It was not a good sight. I have also ran my road bike without removing the grease/oil. It's not as bad. The chain runs very quiet. But it too picks up all the dust and dirt. I use a roof rack for the bikes so it makes it even worse.

    Lastly, if you try to clean the chain after riding the bike, having not removed the grease/oil initially you will be standing at the sink scrubbing it for HOURS!!!!

    So now I remove it.

    I have tried... Acetone. Varsol. I always end up using dawn dish washing detergent, and a tooth brush. It takes way too much time. I have not tried the citrus based cleaners. I will try that next. My friend uses an ultrasonic cleaner he has at work to clean his X10SL. I should just buy him a coffee and slip him several chains and then just oil them with prolink gold afterwords to prevent rust.

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    I really like that bike, so prolly like 20lbs when totally finished eh? Do you mind if I ask how much that frame cost?

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcb8000
    Do you mind if I ask how much that frame cost?
    Ebay special $480.
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    It is pretty sweet, I have always liked Litespeeds but I may try to find one of those when the money allows! Let us know how she handles!


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