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    1991? GT Telera

    I picked up this bike at a local thrift store for $5 in running order with all original components minus the front wheel. I have had it kicking around in a few different forms over the past year and decided to singlespeed it and throw some new parts at it.

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    You can't beat a $5 bicycle.

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    I will give you $10 for it right now.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Yes on the 91.

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    Nice, How well does the U-brake work? You did pretty good for 5 bucks lol. I just got a 96 Talera for 20 bucks and I love it.
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    well the ubrake works alright. atleast i wont be wearing out a rear tire. haha

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    I recently picked up a talera for $7. It a little older than yours, the frame does not have that distinctive GT shape with the extra triangle. It looks like a normal bike frame, not sure when GT switched to that other design.

    Other than a new brake cable which I needed when raising the handlebars, I've put no new parts on the bike except accessories like lights, rack and bags. I use it as a shopping bike.

    Mine came with aftermarket seat and grips, were the white grips standard on yours?

    It could use a new stem as mine is bent somehow. Looks the same as your stem, white and tall. The shifters were gummed up when I got it, but I got them working well enough. Not perfect, but acceptable.

    A good candidate for single speed due to the horizontal dropouts, rare on newer mountain bikes. Probably the main reason I'm keeping it. I don't really need a shopping bike. I got it in a lot with an early 1990s Giant ATX. The Giant is so much quicker feeling & easier to move for some reason. I can't explain it, but the Giant was obviously stored indoors and this GT spent some time outside.

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    Damn, I got ripped. My vintage Timberline was $30 plus the $$$ spent SS'ing it. It has made a nice SS though

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