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Here's a few pics of my recently built Lobo. Sourced an unused frame and it then took me months to source the parts. Labour of love for one of my dream bikes BITD. Yep I know they're prone to breaking and there's far better modern builds out there BUT building this has taken me back 10 years to when I had no wrinkles or grey hair :)

Here's the finished spec and a few pics

Frame: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH, Bonded Carbon fibre thermoplastic/aluminum
Fork: Marzocchi Monster T
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Coupe Deluxe Yank, 6.5" travel
Headset: Hope Industries Anodised Red with Head Doctor
Stem: Azonic Equalizer
Handlebar: FSA Carbon Pro Low Riser
Grips: Toxsin Lock-on
Brakes: Hope Enduro 4
Brake Pads: OEM Hope Sintered
Brake Cables: Hope Hose Black
Brake Discs: Hope 203mm Rear, 160mm Front
Disc Adapter: Therapy Components?????? (not sure as it came with frame)
Brake Levers: Hope Enduro 4
Frame Hose Guides: Hope Silver
Shifters: Shimano XTR M952 9 Speed Rear
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
Cabling: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT M770 9 Speed
Chain: Shimano HG73 9 Speed
Cranks: Adventure Components AC 7075-T6 175mm
Crank Bolts: Brand-X M8 Self Extracting Anodised Red
Chainrings: Adventure Components AC Holeshot 42T 110 BCD
Chain Guide: Adventure Components AC Pro Guide
Chainring Bolts: Brand-X 7075 Alloy Red
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN73 73mm x 122mm
Pedals: Shimano M424 SPD/Platform
Saddle: WTB Speed V
Seatpost: USE Sumo 31.6 x 300mm
Seatpost Binder: X-Lite Red
Hub Skewers: XT Rear, 20mm Marzocchi Bolt Through Front
Rear Rim Brake Mount Blanks: X-Lite Red
Wheelset: Mavic 321 Disc on Hope Hubs
Tyres: Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 Front, 2.3 Rear

Although the frame was mint the existing decals had gone brittle with age and had started to flake. Had a new set reproduced which are pretty damn good copies, not perfect but good enough. The frame had to be 'tweeked' for the rear hose guides. The existing cable guides were given the Dremel treatment and a set of Hope Hose guides fitted. Got a few little jobs to do. Extend front Brake Hose, fit rear cabling, fit chain and setup chainguide.

Slight problem though. Far too nice and mint to ride in all this winter mud and snow :nono: so it'll be kept for the Spring Sunshine :)

I Have Cookies
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Man That thing is SWEET!! Brings me back too! Back to the good ole day's of a disposable income, no mortgage, no wife......ect,ect....;)

Master of the Face Plant
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Good lord! That thing is 100% bad ass. I had an STS1. I still think GT made some of the best carbon frames ever. The way the machined headtube, seat tube and bottom bracket was bonded to the carbon was beautiful. I think they will be very desireable and sought after in years to come. Yours in particular is pretty rare. Very nicely done. It is hard building up a bike out of parts they don't produce anymore and then going out and riding it knowing they will get thrashed. The first scratch is always the hardest.

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only thing that feels out of place is the monster... :confused:
I'd suggest an early bolt-arch 6" Mr.T (and if ya find 2 of them, show me the way to the second!) :D

serious SERIOUS dream-candy there. :thumbsup:

i miss AC's cnc'd cranks and bits... they were hot.

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AC unsold cnc'd bits?! where, who, huh?
Hook a brutha up! (in about 3 weeks when a paycheque rolls in that isn't earmarked for paying on the infamous "xmasvisa") :D

Kidding, seriously, if there's someone specific I should e-mail let me know.

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