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Old 05-30-15, 08:19 PM
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Columbus Max Land Shark Road Shark Build Thread

I finally found a steel land shark to build up:


















I have the carbon fork that came with the frame though I'm leery of using a twenty one year old carbon fork, so I'm going to use my ritchey fork for now. I have a couple different road groups in the spare parts bin so I have some options on the build, not sure which way I will go.
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Old 05-30-15, 08:30 PM
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Most understated Lanshark paint scheme I've seen yet!

Love the bike.

Premier American builder, beautiful bike, and cool to have one where the Max tube set was employed.
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Nice, I'm always on the lookout for one of these. it will be cool to see which way you go with it.
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Welcome to the MAX club. IMHO the best steel frames ever, unless your petite than a MiniMAX may be better.

Can't wait to see more.
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Welcome to the MAX club. IMHO the best steel frames ever, unless your petite than a MiniMAX may be better.

Can't wait to see more.
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Nice, I'm always on the lookout for one of these. it will be cool to see which way you go with it.
I have a 60cm flourecent Orange LS ending today on ebay.
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Love it. That looks like a whole lot of fun to build then enjoy.
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Old 05-31-15, 03:06 PM
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One of my other sharks has a subtle paint job:



Mind you the other shark I have is pretty wild:



The other one I had was somewhere in the middle (I sold it to fund the purchase of the wild mtb):

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That is one cool frame, subscribing for the full build.

(And I'd like to get my dirty mitts on one of those SS MTB-frames one of these days...)
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Old 06-07-15, 12:53 AM
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Well I have decided to do a bit of a modern build. I'll have pictures once the rest of the parts come in.

Silver king headset
Ritchey carbon comp fork (for now I'm going to talk to John about getting a wound up fork)
Sram force 10 speed group
Silver thomson post and stem
Salsa cowbell bars (I have a spare set though I might order something from EuroAsia)
Brooks professional or selle italia flite saddle
DT hugi hubs laced to open pro ceramic rims
Clement Strada tan sidewall tires
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Sounds like a great build. Tan wall Clements, nice...and a vote here for the Brooks Pro atop that agile predator.

I've never tried SRAM kit, but like the look of thes Force group overall as a modern option.

Can't wait for pics.
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I'd go with the flite. Brookses don't look right on these american beauties.
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Old 06-11-15, 12:01 AM
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I built it up today. I ended up using the flite for the time being but I will try the brooks on there at some point. I also need to find my carbon 1" spacers but that can wait.













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Build of the month. What a great fit between that SRAM group and the frame.

And please, back away slowly from the brooks
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Great looking frame! Is the fork longer than the original? Looks tall in the front.
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Great looking frame! Is the fork longer than the original? Looks tall in the front.
The a2c measures out the same. I think the front looks taller because of the ST angle.
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It looks nice but sorry I am not a huge fan of black components.

have you had a chance to ride it yet? Is EuroAsia selling to the public now? IMHO unless it is something they are the exclusive importer for you might be better off price wise going elsewhere.
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Old 06-13-15, 06:58 PM
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We have an account at euroasia, I bought the bars for my 85 Eddy Merckx through them:



I have about 40 miles on the bike so far and it rides really well. It's geometry is a bit different than my other land shark but still a great handling bike.



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Also I took it down a trail today to connect different roads.

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How do you like the tires?
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How do you like the tires?
I'm a fan. I used to run vittoria open corsa cx tires but they didn't last as long as I've have liked. These clement stradas aren't quite as supple but they last about twice as long and they are slightly cheaper so...
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I'm a fan. I used to run vittoria open corsa cx tires but they didn't last as long as I've have liked. These clement stradas aren't quite as supple but they last about twice as long and they are slightly cheaper so...
Good info. Thank you.
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