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    What GT bike do I have here? !!

    Greetings,

    I recently acquired a GT Full Suspension bike and cannot find the exact bike listed in BikePedia. I am trying to find out the year and model number. It is loaded up with XTR components...does not have disc brakes but has the tabs. Looks like some one took a spray can to part of the black paint so not sure if there were other decals on it. You can see the large "HOLMES" decal on the side. Has a FOX frame shock.

    Any details would be appreciated !:
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    A pic of the whole bike would be good... it looks liek an early idrive, like an xcr1000 or something (not too sure on iodrive nomenclature... are you sure thats a marzochi fork, looks more like a manitou (is it mrp on the top there on the crown)... but again, pics don't tell much

    it look like maybe someone got that as a frame and maybe built it from bits they had
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    mik_git thanks for the reply. The xcr1000 was the closest match I could find also...your right...I believe that is a Manitou fork on front. Anyone know where the serial number is on these bikes and how to reference ?

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    More pics...

    I have some more pics that may help - the Manitou forks may have been added later because it has a specialized headset and azonic bars...and those probably are not stock.
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    Full pic

    Took a pic of the WHOLE BIKE...
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    Nice find. Look at the 2000 XCR1000 on bikepedia. I'm going with the GT sticker on the rear triangle and the Easton 6000 series sticker on the down tube. You're right, whoever painted it only painted part of the front triangle. At least that's what it looks like to me. the parts on it are probably not all original either. She looks a little scratched up. If you have the time and a little bit of money, I would get it powder coated. It's worth it. Powder coating is a bit stronger than regular painting and will last longer and protect your frame better.
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    Hey gt jorgito ! Thanks for the comments...I think you may be right about the 2000 XCR1000 which works for me ! The powder coating option sounds great and that will be the plan. There is a guy locally that does it.

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    Would love to see when it's all fixed up.

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    Interesting. What's the advantage of having an EBB on that bike?
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    its how the whole original i-drive worked. i- drive being indepentent-drive (if i am remembering right).
    as the rear triangle moves through its path the bottom bracket stays in one place, There is a dogbone or something that attaches from main triangle to the BB, keeping it in place...
    I think...never really got into the idrive, not that i don't think it works, just that its a bit complicated and with my maintenance schedule would be knackered in no time.
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    Interesting...I wonder if it would make for a cool full suspension single speed conversion.
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    could be, but everything is moving about in there and the ebb is moving inside the shell. i believe that it isoloates the drivetrain, but that could mean isolates the drivetrain 99% and if you go singles speed, it'll still snap the chain on the 1st bump. Its not an ebb in the single speed sense
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