2005 Giant XTC


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Frame 2005 XTC 2 - Medium
Fork 2010 Fox 32 100mm RLC
Handlebars FSA K Force 31.8 600mm
Stem Specialised
Headset FSA
Grips Giant Tactal Double Lock-On
Saddle Selle Italia X-LR Air Cross Superflow
Seatpost Thompson Elite 30.9 410mm
Seatpost clamp Giant
Brakes Shimano XTR M975
Cranks Shimano XTR M970
Chain SRAM PC951
Pedals Shimano m8100
Shifters Shimano XTR M970
Front derailleur Shimano XTR M971
Rear derailleur Shimano XTR M971
Cassette Shimano xt 11-34
Wheelset M435 hub, Weinmann Taurus rim
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore BB51
Rotors mismatched 160mm
Tyres Maxxis Larson TT 26x2.0
Weight 11.2kg

Lockdown project using spare parts.

Most parts were from my old XTC Advanced that had broken chainstays from an attempted theft. These were then put onto a frame from @Labcanary for my sister but after she lost interest I decided to build it back into something I could ride.
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Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Good looker. Is that the original frame finish, or has it been stripped?


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I used some poly paint stripper from Bunnings, after applying I wrapped with cling wrap and left for 30 mins before removing. Most of it came off after 2 coats and the rest only needed some small spot treatment took about 90 mins all up.




Then I got a good look at the corrosion, after sanding it didn't seem too bad.



Then sanded with 600 wet and dry followed by some autosol aluminium polish. This was around 3 nights in front of the TV.