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  1. #1
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    GT Tempest and Outpost Questions

    I recently picked up a gt tempest and a outpost for free. I was wondering if anyone can tell me about them. Iam not sure of the years I can tell you they are both rigid including forks. And theyboth have threaded headsets.

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    When I was selling GT bikes in the late 80's and early 90's, the Outpost was the entry level model and started around $280-300. Early on, it did not have the triple triangle frame design like the more expensive GT bikes, and it only had a cro-moly seat tube while the rest of the frame was hi-tensile steel. It later got the triple triangle frame and cro-mo main triangle.

    My memory of the Tempest is somewhat foggier, but it might have been one step above the Outpost, with a cro-mo main triangle. If it the bike I am thinking of, it seems like it may have retailed for about $30-50 more.

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    There's a reason you got them for free.
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

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    Tempest was an entry level aluminum frame model. there was one aluminum model below it. It was first introduced in 1994. You'll have a lot better luck heading to this thread for answers

    The talk here is mostly 93 and earlier American made especially those by the sports fore fathers.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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