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    Rejuvenated GT Avalanche

    I had a 1997 Avalanche bike of which I had neglected to take proper care for many years. The frame was still in good shape, so I decided to keep it and, after giving it a good polish and replacing the decals with new ones, rebuild the bike with new components.

    The pics were taken with my cell phone and don't do it justice, but the I'm very happy with the result.

    Specs:

    Frame: GT Avalanche LE (16")
    Fork: eXotic MTB Rigid UD Carbon 44.5cm
    Headset: FSA Orbit X w/ Carbon-Ti X-Plug & X-Cap
    Spacers: Reset Racing 5mm + 5mm
    Stem: Ritchey Classic 4 Axis 31.8 (130mm -6)
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Flat 31.8 x 600mm
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Bar Ends: MT.Zoom Ultralight MK2
    Brake Levers: Shimano XT BL-T780
    Brakes: Shimano XT BR-T780 V-Brakes
    Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M780
    Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M786 Double
    Crankset: Shimano XT FC-M785 40/28 175mm
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano Hollowtech II (SM-BB70)
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M780 GS
    Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M771 11-32
    Chain: Shimano CN-HG94 10-speed
    Pedals: Xpedo M-Force 4 CR (XMF4AC)
    Rims: NoTubes ZTR 355 ABT Rim Brake 28H
    Front Hub: Hope Pro III 28H
    Rear Hub: Hope Pro III 135mm 28H
    Spokes: DT Revolution 2.0/1.5/2.0
    Nipples: Sapim Alloy
    Rim Tape: Stan's NoTubes Yellow Rim Tape
    Skewers: KCNC MTB Z6
    Tires: Continental X-King Racesport 26 x 2.2
    Tubes: Continental MTB Light
    Saddle: Ritchey WCS Biomax
    Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Alloy 1-Bolt 27.2 x 350mm
    Collar: KCNC SC7 31.8mm
    Bottle Cage: Topeak Shuttle AL w/ titanium bolts

    Weight: 9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)


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    Gorgeous bike. Had a '96 Avalanche that I regretted selling almost the day I sold it. Wish I had it today. Nice job on this one!
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    Re: Rejuvenated GT Avalanche

    Nice bike!

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    Wow, that turned out beautifully!

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    Good work! Fork looks awesome
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