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  1. #1
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    Finished my rebuild - 1995 GT Tequesta



    Grinded down to bare metal, repainted, clear coated, added new decals (couldn't find authentic Tequesta so opted for Generic GT decals), upgraded to V-Brakes, new brake levers, new Jagwire cables / housing, riser handlebars, adjustable stem, and cheap Walmart Tires (will upgrade soon)...

    This is just to get my feet wet. Plan to add new suspension fork and seat.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2008
    make sure the sus fork u get doesn't hit the downtube when u turn.
    Some Manitou forks have what is called a "cathedral arch"...shaped on a slant so the arch clears the top tube.
    ...Or you can contact Cane Creeek and possibly get a "plus 5" bottom cup set-up...the cup is 5mm taller than a regular cup.Your fork should be able to swivel all the way around without touching the's a safety factor.i think Ventana and Chris King might also have that type of cup.
    ...nice bike.

    See if you can locate a '97 or'98 Marzocchi Z2 Alloy or Bomber on ebay...63mm of plush travel.that was one of the best forks of that era. You might have to get the correct springs for your weight though if the fork bottoms it's travel out.There were some good Rock Shox Judy's around then too.

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    So this one is back from the dead... Lol...

    So I tried getting into the sport of mountain biking after I refinished my GT CraigsList buy and found, wow, this is hard... So I kinda put this on the back burner.. Well as of the past 6 months I've dropped 70Lbs, muscled up in the gym, and have this new healthy lifestyle... My family went on a camping trip last week where I brought my GT and went for a spin... What a difference... So much easier... Took it for a 8 mile ride when we got home. Found some trails at a frisbee golf course near my house and had a blast.. I live about 3-4 miles from a big 13 mile bike trail where they do alot of events and races, it's called Yankee Springs here in Barry county Michigan.. My goal is to eventually hit that...

    What I have noticed on my bike is I only use 2 gears at the most and feel I can get by on one. Since I refinished the GT I never did get the front derailer set correctly and shifting leads to all kinds of a mess... So I looked up options and found the option to convert to a single speed... This was attractive to me because of the strength that will build up in my legs over time.. I kill myself in the gym so I'd like to do the same with this.. Glutten for punishment.

    So I ordered everything to do the conversion this weekend and hopefully all will be good.. I just put on a set of WTB Velociraptors that I was able to get for $35... Will also do another paint job so look for pics of this...

  4. #4
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    Hey, great work on the rebuild. It looks fantastic.
    I'm always happy to see a machine from before GT went bankrupt living on!

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