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gtxizang
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by gtxizang

Hi guys, my name is Marcin, I just joined WW. I've been looking at your posts for a while without actually contributing. I've been building a 1996 GT Xizang for a while. After purchasing the frame seperatly I slowly began to build it. The intial build was a street set-up with parts sourced from another bike and parts bought from various sources. The frame itself was owned by a sponsored GT rider and Sydney 2000 Olympian and silver medalist. It came at a lower weight than most GT Xizang frames of that year or any year for that matter. That is an 18 inch frame weights 1436 grams. I hope to give you regular updates on the build process first to get you up to date with the current bike status and then to regularly update you on the ongoing project.
Thanks,
Marcin
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This is the initial build of the bike June 2011. I built it from scratch with the parts off a spare bike and some after market stuff.
The weight was 9479g.
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GT Xizang 1996 1436 grams.
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Here the bike is undergoing some adjustments.

hasbeen
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by hasbeen

watchin Juli Furtado rock one of these has made me want one forever. Nice find! Hope you enjoy it.
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btompkins0112 wrote:
It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

:welcome: great looking ride!! Love those classic GT's!

gtxizang
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by gtxizang

hasbeen wrote:watchin Juli Furtado rock one of these has made me want one forever. Nice find! Hope you enjoy it.


Thanks a lot man, yeah GT Team Scream :wink: I hope I can do them justice with a modern day spin on the Xizang.

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Awesome! It's always been one of my dream bikes. Nice one :thumbup:

gtxizang
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by gtxizang

btompkins0112 wrote::welcome: great looking ride!! Love those classic GT's!


Thanks for the welcome! I wonder how this classic frame will go with some light yet practical components. :)

gtxizang
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by gtxizang

dereksmalls wrote:Awesome! It's always been one of my dream bikes. Nice one :thumbup:

Thanks bro. Hey I'm building it in Sydney, just across the pond. :wink:

gtxizang
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by gtxizang

So the bike was 9479g in July 2011. Since then I have made several changes to reduce wait and improve performance at present January 2013 the bike weights in a 8960g. Here is the list of the current setup including the weights. The highlighted items are the upgrades. What do you guys think?
29 01 2013 set-up.

Model: GT Xizang 18” 1996
Bottle Cage: 42 w/bolts
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-72 258 (255+3grease)
Brake Levers: XTR 960 inc.in shifters
Rear Brakes: XTR 960 193
Front Brakes: XTR 960 196
Cables: inc. shifters
Cassette: Sram R9 230
Chain: Sram PC95 258
Chain guide: 6
Crankset: 0
--Arms: Tune Big Foot 388
--Crank Bolts: Tune 26
--Ring bolts: Tune 7
--Outer Ring: Race Face 99
--Middle Ring: Race Face 51

Derlr (Front) Shimano XTR-970 124
Derlr (Rear) Shimano XTR-970 180
Fork: Rock Shox - SID 2003 1340 inc. headset ring
Frame: GT Xizang 18inch 1996 1436
Grips: Author 50
Handlebar: Calloy 113
Headset: Saiko 85
Headset Cap/Bolt: VR-3 15
Headset Spacer: 35
Pedals: Speedplay Frogs 254
Quick Releases: 64
Seat Binder: 20
Seat: Pro-Logo Carbon 117
Seatpost: 27.2 Syncros 276
Shifters: XTR Rapid Shift cables inc. 586
Stem: SyntanceF99 w/bolts 113
Tire (Front) Panaracer Trailblaser 1.8 418
Tire (Rear): Maxxis 310 1.95 298
Tubes: Maxxis 95 Shen Zen 103
Wheelset (Front):
Wheelset (Rear):
Wheelset: DTSwiss240 1469

8960g

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Guerdi
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by Guerdi

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You can't imagine how many times I had dreamt of that frame when l was a teenager.

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CBJ
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by CBJ

Nice but we need to see some better and updated pictures. That bike would be super nice with some period Mavic CrossMax but they would be hard to find. Amazing wheelset to ride too.

gtxizang
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by gtxizang

CBJ wrote:Nice but we need to see some better and updated pictures. That bike would be super nice with some period Mavic CrossMax but they would be hard to find. Amazing wheelset to ride too.


Thanks for the advice- but how do I make the photos larger when I upload them?? :noidea:

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CBJ
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by CBJ

Upload the pictures to another site and then link to the pictures.

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