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    Everything Gt Lts

    Please Post Everything You Have Related To The Gt Lts Bike From Old Ads To Articles To Specs , Tips, Stories About Bike. Manuals And Of Course All You Pics . I Am Building A 1996 New Old Stock Lts 1 Frame I Found With All Xtr And Saint Parts
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    Just picked this up yesterday, its a 98 18". My first downhill. I plan on doing lots of trail riding on this thing though. So far its awesome.I ended up paying 480 for it and it came with xt everything(literally), bomber forks, hydraulic disks, sun rims, azonic bars, and some kind of billet shorty neck. Lots of fun on my first ride yesterday.

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    whoa that's wild. crazy how technology has changed
    Former bike mechanic; current idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nato_the_greato
    whoa that's wild. crazy how technology has changed
    Is it? I've been out of the game for a while now. Do you think I paid too much for it?

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    as long as the drivetrain isn't totally blown out, it's not a bad price. it's so hard to say without actually seeing the bike.
    Former bike mechanic; current idiot.

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    I went through it and everything seems tight, even the linkages seem fine. Shifts good too. I put it through a slight beating yesterday with zero complaints.

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    Pics of my '97 LTS-2 at Palo Duro Canyon from last week.
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    And a few links for LTS/STS parts:

    http://www.benscycle.net - various suspension parts

    http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/ -suspension parts and bearing upgrades

    http://www.icyclesusa.com/ - still have a few trunion mount Rock shock coupe deluxe's around if you need a replacement rear shock.

    If I missed any other sources for spares/parts, please feel free to add them.

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    What version of LTS do I have? 1,2,3? Its a 98 model year.

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    Its either a LTS-1000 or LTS-2000. Both of them came with a Rock shox coupe deluxe rear shock. The 1000 was originally spec'ed with an XTR rear derailleur and XT everywhere else. Your bike has an XT on the rear, but that doesn't mean the previous owner broke it or put it on something else... Either way, I'd be pretty stoked to have it.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...0+DS&Type=bike

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    Cool. Its definitly a 1000ds then, Thanks for the help!

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    I would say you got yourself a bargain there, outdated (yes), but a bargain none the less. It looks like it is going to BOMB down trails though. Don't get me wrong, I love old GTs (my current XC race rig is built off a 94 Zaskar).

    Looks like a fun rig, especially for under 500 bux.......

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    Does your bike have the disc brake tabs on the rear swing arm or is there some sort of adapter there? Later model LTS models have the disc brake tabs, so you might have one of the more desired frames. On ebay, the last rear swingarm with disc brake tabs off of a 99 LTS sold for almost as much as what a used LTS (non-disc) mountain bike was going for! No kidding..I think it went for over $350....

    Here's more LTS porn for you guys.

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    1997 LTS-1 (not built)
    1996 LTS-2
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    1997 LTS-3
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    Wow, that's a lot of LTS's John. I may get a hand me down from a buddy of mine. he couldn't find bushings for it so it is just sitting there unused. One of these days I'll talk him into getting rid of it and giving it to me. LOL! What a scammer huh? Nice pics from Palo Duro too John. I'm from Okc, Ok. and one of these days I'm planning on going there.
    2009 GT Marathon Team,GT Force 2.0, GT Jelly Belly TT (nude carbon), and a very special Todd Wells Zaskar.

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    Fortunately, they put me thru bike rehab and I've been clean for a couple of months now.

    Its sad to her that your buddy has one lying around unused. Parts are getting scarce for them but not yet impossible to find. I probably need to start looking and restocking my parts bin this summer as well! I bet you could wrangle that LTS from him if you kept at it... Just convince him that nobody rides those bikes anymore.

    Not pictured are the two STS bikes that are lurking around the corner. That brings the total of GT LTS/STS bikes up to eight. But out of those, only three of those I would even consider to be currently "trail-worthy". One is still just a roller, and the rest of them have varying degrees of problems that need to be addressed. They range from missing springs, blown damping cartridges, worn out bushings, and missing components. I hope to get them all fixed one day but nevertheless the LTS (especially the 1997 models) holds a special place in my heart and I still enjoy them greatly. I still have old mountain bike magazine reviews of the LTS and STS that if I can dig them up, I'll scan them and post them as well.

    Thanks for the compliments on the photos! Palo Duro Canyon is well worth the trip. I could spend all day there riding the trails. There's another state park at Quitique, TX called Caprock Canyons. It's just as beautiful, but the trails to me aren't quite as enjoyable as the ones at Palo Duro. If you do make a trip, I could arrange for you to have an LTS test ride if you would like one. (I think I have a extra LTS or two hanging around here... lol)

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    Hell I paid 300 for a brand new old stock 1996 frame. These are a piece of art nothing better looking than these frames all polished up. When I finish building mine it will be a head turner at the trail even more so than all the new bikes. Built by craftsmen not overseas

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    my fave.............................

    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    Gt Lts

    Here is my 1998 GT LTS 4000.

    One shot with some long travel Indy's as per specifications for the cross country version of that year.

    An a second shot with some decent forks - Rockshox Psylo.

    In storage at the present time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntheroadie
    Does your bike have the disc brake tabs on the rear swing arm or is there some sort of adapter there? Later model LTS models have the disc brake tabs, so you might have one of the more desired frames. On ebay, the last rear swingarm with disc brake tabs off of a 99 LTS sold for almost as much as what a used LTS (non-disc) mountain bike was going for! No kidding..I think it went for over $350....

    Here's more LTS porn for you guys.

    Left to Rght

    1997 LTS-1 (not built)
    1996 LTS-2
    1997 LTS-2
    1997 LTS-2
    1997 LTS-3
    1997 LTS-3
    Yes it does have a bracket or "tab" as you call it. I can take a close up shot tonight if you like. The wife offered to polish this thing up with some billet polish and wow is it blingy!



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    8716valver: nice bike! It really makes a difference when you polish them up. One thing about a nice ball burnished gt is that it may get dull from oxidation over time, but they WILL polish back to a mirror shine.

    I also found something interesting on youtube. It might come in handy for those who have yet experienced the joy of taking an LTS completely apart. At least now I know where those rubber o-rings were supposed to go... (and it isn't where they are now, either. )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWW_D...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtwuG...eature=related

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    My GT LTS 2000




    I'm looking for a Super Deluxe Shox. Let me know if you have a spare one or where to get them. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntheroadie
    8716valver: nice bike! It really makes a difference when you polish them up. One thing about a nice ball burnished gt is that it may get dull from oxidation over time, but they WILL polish back to a mirror shine.

    I also found something interesting on youtube. It might come in handy for those who have yet experienced the joy of taking an LTS completely apart. At least now I know where those rubber o-rings were supposed to go... (and it isn't where they are now, either. )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWW_D...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtwuG...eature=related

    Thank for the info thats definitly helpful

    Dennis25 thats a sick setup you've got there!

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    Lts Manual

    does anyone have a owners manual they can post.

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    drool!
    i have always wanted an lts/sts i didn't know some of them came with disc mounts.
    now i definatly will start looking for one!
    does anyone know how much the frames of the sts weighed?

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    i've just sold my lts dh...after reading this, i wish i kept it!!!

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