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    Help me identify a bike, I think it is a GT.

    I think this bike is a GT, not sure though. Can anyone identify this? It is a 21 speed, I think that may help in the identification of year.


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    That would be a GT RTS from 93-95 ... if it is 21 speed and has canti brakes it is a 93

    look at the back of the top tube and you will see a GT logo

    and from that rear shock it is most likely an RTS 2

    you can look under the bottom bracket for the serial number which will tell you the month and year it was made ... and the frame size as well
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    Oh, did not know that, I'll check under the BB.

    Edit: Heh, seems that the serial is covered by the rear part of the frame, and I can't really read it.
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    Seems like it would be hard to buy parts for this bike...

    Would it be fine to replace parts with more modern parts?

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    You'd be well better served putting it up on a wall, and then putting the money you would put into "more modern parts" into a new bike, either a nice HT, or spending up for an FS.

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    I have an Iron Horse Warrior 3.0, this bike was kind of handed down. I am having trouble figuring out which one I would like to use as my main bike. The cost for maintenance for the GT just kind of intimidates me because I feel that it would be a lot higher.

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    It should intimidate you, as parts are hard to come by, if at all, and the old components on it will cost a lot to replace with newer stuff. Once done with "modern" stuff, the problems such as mismatched geometry to a newer fork remain, along with such things as the cost of replacing all that stuff with modern stuff is just about the cost of buying a complete, above-entry-level HT.

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    I know this won’t help you, but…

    I must agree with JC on the cost part. Keeping a vintage rig can be a costly decision and may not do you too good unless it is your passion. Granted, older GT are still somewhat modern capable (1 1/8 head tube, bb & cranksets can be swapped out with modern ones no problem, there are some 80mm forks available, etc), but unless you ride it like a beater, it will cost you some. Just by looking at it, you’ll probably need a new fork from the get-go. Those suspensions were innovative things back then, but it won’t stack up among current design – you will notice this immediately, especially if you already have a modern design.

    In my opinion, unless you are a) passionate about old bikes, b) willing to spend some $ to restore it, and c) be satisfied with what it is, then you may be in for a disappointment. [SIZE="1"]I'd sell it if I were you.[/SIZE]

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    [QUOTE=Zoke2]That would be a GT RTS from 93-95 ... if it is 21 speed and has canti brakes it is a 93 [QUOTE]

    Can't be from 1993 as all the first year models had chromoly rear ends.....unless of coarse somewhere along time someone mated a newer rear end to a 93 front end.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    you might be correct about that ... my 93 RTS did have a CroMo swingarm
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