Member10 December 2012 at 9:19 pm
My Titus El Guapo V3 frame arrived from On-One today so thought I’d start a build thread. After much deliberation I decided to go with the orange and I’m really pleased I did as the colour looks great in the metal. Here are a few pictures:
I also got On-One to fit one of their Smoothie mixer headsets for the tapered headtube. This can take a standard 1 1/8″ or a 1 1/8-1 1/2″ tapered steerer just by using a different crown race.
Also ordered some On-One headset spacers to match.
I had some money lying round in my Paypal account so also bought some 750mm Easton Havoc 20mm rise bars.
Oh I’ve also ordered some grips from Superstar but they havent arrived yet.
That’s as far as I have got up to now, just have to order the rest of my components. It’s going to be a slow build over the next few months as I can’t justify spending loads of cash all at once as we have just had a baby and are getting married next year so most of my spare cash is heading that way 😉
I have seen most of the components I am going to buy though so the final spec will be something like this:
Titus El Guapo Frame (small)
2013 Rockshox Revelation 150mm 15mm Maxle
Stans Flow Rims on Superstar Switch Evo hubs or Hope hubs (undecided yet)
Shimano XT brakes
Rotors 203mm Front 180mm Rear
Shimano XT Crankset 2 x 10
Shimano XT Front Mech
Shimano XT Rear Mech
Shimano XT Cassette
Superstar Nano’s or Shimano Saint Pedals
Shimano XT 10 speed shifters
Easton Havoc 750mm 20mm rise bars
Easton Havoc 65mm Stem
Easton Havoc seatpost
Selle Italia C2 flow saddle
Hope seatpost clamp
Probably missed something off that list but you get the idea 😆
Anyway, I’ll keep the thread updated with any progress. I just can’t wait to get the thing finished to see how it rides 8)
Member10 December 2012 at 10:12 pm
Looking great so far, I’ll be watching this with interest – really love that orange colour, you definitely went the right way with that choice!
Member10 December 2012 at 10:13 pm
Looks smart,love the colour 8)
Member10 December 2012 at 10:15 pm
Looks good buddy, bet you’re wishing away pay days so you can get it built 😉
Member10 December 2012 at 10:52 pm
Cheers lads, yep I’m itching to get on with the build, just a matter of getting the funds together 🙁
Member10 December 2012 at 10:55 pm
Really looking forward to seeing this progress 😀
Member10 December 2012 at 11:00 pm
Fantastic colour 😀 It looks very much like the ford focus ST colour incase you need a touch up pen 😉
Member10 December 2012 at 11:07 pm
Thanks again. Yeah the colour does look a lot like the focus ST colour, has a slight pearl effect to it 🙂
Member10 December 2012 at 11:25 pm
As that dog would say on the Churchill ad, oohhhhh yesss 😀
Colour looks great in the flesh (as opposed to the On One pics if you know what I mean).
Slow builds are good, I had a 3 door Cosworth in a paint shop for a full strip and paint for nearly 12 months, was only supposed to be there for 4 weeks max as a late night/overtime job. The extra time it spent there gave me the chance to buy better parts for it that I wouldn’t have been able to afford in a shorter timescale.
Any idea on colour scheme yet?
Member10 December 2012 at 11:33 pm
Thanks matey. Yeah the pictures on the On-One website really don’t do it justice. Really pleased with my choice 🙂
Yeah, going for the slow build will allow me to buy better components than if I were just to buy it all at once. As for colour scheme, will be going with a white fork, with the bars, stem, seatpost and wheels etc in black 🙂
Member11 December 2012 at 12:15 am
Sooo jealous, totally need one of these to match my bright green hardtail 😆
Member11 December 2012 at 6:48 am
it has to be Shimano XT M786 Shadow+ 10 Speed Rear Mech to stop the slap against that nice paintwork man 🙂
Member11 December 2012 at 7:08 am
Who’s idea was it to go for that colour 🙄 ;)??
Looking well nice marra.
Member11 December 2012 at 8:03 am
I’m not a fan of full sussers but, for some reason, have loved the look of the El Guapo since I first clapped eyes on it a while ago.
I fancied the chrome/silver frame but think I may now have a soft spot for the orange..
Looks like the build will be a real nice one 😀
Maybe I’ll start my own (after I’ve finished my SS and 456 and also built a 29er)
Good luck fella 🙂
Member11 December 2012 at 10:04 am
Really nice 😀 Although personally I would say plug some beefier forks into it i.e. Lyriks, Fox 36’s, Marzocchi 55’s. The reviews seem to point that way.