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chips & bier
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Well, it took me about three weeks to finish, but here she is:



Yes, I know I goofed on the pics. I was playing around with the flash settings on the camera, as it's already pretty dark by 4 pm.

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It's an 18,5" frame - same signature on the downtube as my Instinct, by the way - and is a little small for my 6 ft., but with 130 mm stem I'm okay. The stem may be flipped - I've got the feeling there's just a tad too little weight on the front end for my liking.

Part spec
Frame: 2001 or 2002 (I think '02 judging from the TT diameter) Vertex
Fork: 2002 Marathon (thank you Jos!)
Derailleurs: old XT & X.0
Stem: RaceFace Deus
Cranks: RaceFace Turbine w/ square DeoreXT BB-unit
Post: Thomson Elite
Wheels: my old race-only ones, DT hubs, XC717 rims, DT Revo spokes
Cogset: DuraAce for the moment. Will get something w/ more range this summer.
Brakes: Hope Mini 160/160

Weight is around 10 kg, but that isn't an issue to me. :D
 

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This Marathon is 80 mm

I think it should suffice, and the geo is spot-on with this. Because the Marathon is quite tuneable (pos. and neg. air chambers) I can get a reasonable amount of travel out of it.
 
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