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    1987 Gt Karakoram

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    Just pulled my 89 Gt Karakoram out of storage , I've had it since new...my first off the shelf bike, before that I built up my own.
    Still works great and not too heavy, considering.. Needs some wheel tune up in bearings going to do that today..

    18 inch triple butted Tange tubing
    Original Araya Rims with stainless spokes
    Shimamo LX and Deore components with crazy specialized 54 front chain ring for on road speed and 38/28 biopace rings.
    HTI Pedals..
    Christophe toe clips
    Scot offroad AT4 handlebars with Salsa Cycles stem
    Joe Murray Impact Headseat
    Gorilla water proof bottom bracket.
    Odyssey Aerator air pump seat post with Alpha quick release

    New dad friendly A.r.s gel seat
    Last edited by Reelchef67; 08-22-2011 at 07:57 AM.
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    You're new here so I'm gonna help you out....posts are always better with pics.

    And just for the record, Karakoram's are not pieces of mtb history. Sorry.
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    I don't think he has enough posts to put up a pic unless it's through a photo hosting site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    You're new here so I'm gonna help you out....posts are always better with pics.

    And just for the record, Karakoram's are not pieces of mtb history. Sorry.
    Yes can't post pics yet.. The 1987 was as I understand the first year Gt made karakorams... History for Gt anyways..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    Yes can't post pics yet.. The 1987 was as I understand the first year Gt made karakorams... History for Gt anyways..
    Erik
    Ah thats right, I keep forgetting that forum change. My bad.


    GT Timberline circa 85, GT Backwoods circa 86. History for...the Karakoram maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    And just for the record, Karakoram's are not pieces of mtb history. Sorry.
    but they could be part of "Moutain" Bike History...whatever that is...

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    Um Mountain ....
    Jeezh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    Um Mountain ....
    Jeezh
    I was just kidding...personally I think Karakorams are kinda cool...

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    No worries
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    Here she is
    Last edited by Reelchef67; 08-22-2011 at 07:59 AM.
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    A True 1987 GT Karakoram

    Ok here are all the details...

    1987 GT Karakoram All Stock All Original Parts. ( Even the brake pads, cables, bearings etc. are all original ) ( Sadly the Ritchey Force - super soft best tires ever - side walls gave out 10 years ago ) ( I have the original seat in a bag in my garage ) ( This set of rims I had built for me for the road - I have the original set of rims with my mountain tires also in the garage )

    This bike just keeps going and going, seriously I thrashed it as a 28 year old, I've got at least 30,000 miles on it. I've ridden on the beach at Pismo and even surfed the shore break up and down the dunes and into the waves and let the waves push me back. Every time I get on this bike thousands of memories come back to me. She truly is magic.

    BTW I'm 55 years old and I did buy her new.
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    Last edited by RayBans; 08-08-2014 at 06:31 PM. Reason: More details

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    A 1987 karakoram was a my 3th Mountain bike and the first I purchase new, oh boy I had to save for years (Living in Colombia you just don't make that much money, is about 5 maybe 6 times the amount in comparation) in any case I did like it besides the weak U-brake, the super narrow chainstays and then the fact that she weight a ton..

    Sorry I don't have a better picture..
    1987 Gt Karakoram-bicicletas-l.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Karakoram's are not pieces of mtb history. Sorry.
    Hey now!

    EDIT: just realized this conversation started 3 years ago, please disregard.

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    Refreshed

    1987 Gt Karakoram-img_20181005_182607859.jpg
    1987 Gt Karakoram-img_20181005_182618070.jpg

    New brake lever + indexed front shifter, new cables, new front brake, new tires, and new chain.

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