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    WTA: about vintage GT frame

    Excuse me,

    I need an information about this frame

    is it real or just an imitation?





    could you tell me from what type of GT is it came from?

    the seller said that this one came from a vintage GT but he didn't write the series.

    TIA
    Last edited by cassava; 04-29-2012 at 06:35 AM.

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    looks like a repainted Ricocchet?

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    alright thank you very much.

    GT is not familiar in my country. I'm from Indonesia and there's a lot of fake Specialized or Scott frame in here most of them are made in china or sometimes our home industries imitate them and just put the brands decals on it.

    so that why we have to take care on it before upgrading our frame. We call them generic frame.

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    Hmmm, I was going to say a GT Pantera which is 7005 alloy Taiwanese cousin of the Zaskar.
    You don't have disc tabs so it would be earlier than the mid-90's or so model (somewhere around that era).

    The curved top tube end cap hints that it is made in Taiwan but the headtube gusset at the junction of the head tube and down tube looks to be in the wrong place. Does it have any serial numbers or ID on the rear dropouts, bottom bracket or anyplace else?

    Compare yours to this link
    My latest GT find....Nice all original Pantera...

    Anyone else going to have a shot at guessing this one?
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    This looks more like it, an alloy Timberline? Atleast the gusset looks to be a better match.

    BikePedia - 2004 GT Timberline Complete Bicycle
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    I've seen your GT on your attached link. it's totally awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    This looks more like it, an alloy Timberline? Atleast the gusset looks to be a better match.

    BikePedia - 2004 GT Timberline Complete Bicycle
    Yes obviously it is.

    There's an embossed GT logo on its drop out you can check it in the picture but I don't know if it has a serial number or not. I'm going to ask the seller later.

    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassava View Post
    I've seen your GT on your attached link. it's totally awesome
    Thanks but sadly that one isn't mine. It does look great though. I did pick up a used olde school Timberline on the weekend though.

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    There's an embossed GT logo on its drop out you can check it in the picture but I don't know if it has a serial number or not. I'm going to ask the seller later.
    thank you. [/QUOTE]

    Good luck, hopefully you can identify this one soon.
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    Ok I see.

    I doubt on it's originality since there's a probability to make a false serial number.

    There's a thin line of difference between the generic frame and the real one so we have to be more careful on it.

    Is there any special ID or something in order to identify its originality?

    btw..do you have your Timberline pictures?

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    It's real
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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