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This probably should have the title of Marzocchi Z3 fork build. I got the fork for a donated GT and it was so nice I just couldn't do it. So I went searching for a frame. I found an early 90's Serotta T-Max pretty cheap and started to put things together.

It is a little bit of a budget build because I took whatever upgraded parts I put on the GT off the GT... wheels, crank, M900 brakes, seat, Dia Compe PC-11 brake levers and added some stuff I had. I did spend a little because I needed a bottom bracket, added a Cane Creek 40 headset, Sinz (huh???) seatpost, Bontrager bars, grips, Cateye holders, and the 1" Salsa stem. It is running XT derailleurs, STX-RC on the right and the left is a Suntour XCD. Deore DX hubs with Matrix Mt Titan rims (finally found a home) and set up set up as a 2x7.

It rides very nice with pretty quick steering, even with the 70mm fork. The frame size is a 44L so it had a 72 degree head angle. It also moves the wheelbase from a sketchy sub 40" to 41-1/4".

All in all I'm quite happy with it. I've already dumped it, but rider and bike are fine.

John

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It is actually Gamma Hi-Tech tennis racquet grip tape. Tennis grip/baseball grip tape works great because it is durable, cushioned, and comes off easy when it has to be replaced. I used the Gamma because it comes in colors.

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Yeah, it's steel. The ebay auction even stated that it wasn't titanium.

I posted a pic of it here when I won the auction and it was suggested that it is a repaint, which I agree with, and the person used what decals he/she could their hands on at the time.

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try it w/ a rigid fork .. it looks like it was designed around a mag21 or no suspension at all. It could ride even better than w/ the zokes. Worth trying.
 
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