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    New Gt Karakoram owner

    New Gt Karakoram owner-image.jpgNew Gt Karakoram owner-image.jpgNew Gt Karakoram owner-image.jpgHello everyone!. New guy here so go easy
    on me. Here I have my finished Gt, a 1991 Karakoram. Its great to ride and feels built to last. I sourced an original Araya cv7 wheel from a fellow enthusiast and gave it a good old fettle and it came up brill!. I plonked a cheapie seat post on just to get me going, but I'd like to get a lighter period or original one if possible. This is a great site and I'm sure it will be a good source of knowledge for me, and if I can help others more the better. Cheers
    Richard

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    Great paint on that one. Very clean Lad.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    bar ends are upside down.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    so I've been told but they are fine by me

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    Very nice, love the color - best of luck with it.
    As Colker suggests less than a minute with a 5 or 6mm Allen wrench and your bar ends would be put right.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire lad View Post
    so I've been told but they are fine by me
    Perhaps, but they are prone to failure in that position. A guy I know, well . . . knew, was just riding along when BOOM, upside-down bar ends completely collapse, guy's face goes right into the bars, blows out all his teeth, flips over the front end and off a cliff. They couldn't even identify him cause all his teeth were missing.

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    What's a good old fettle, and where did you mount it?

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    Don't get the tires.......

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    Thank CCMDoc, the bar ends will be sorted today!.
    A fettle is a clean in Yorkshire terms, and by mount I suppose you mean ride?. I ride it to work, road only. That's why I put the thin road bias tyres on that Fred Smed didn't "get" in his negative little quip. Cheers

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    You asked us to be kind. That's asking for abuse round these here parts.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Love it...but that seat angle will have you singing high notes forever....
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    Still don't get the tires, doesn't Yorkshire have a zillion proper vintage road bikes that would be just charming for commuting on, take large tires and fenders, like a International, Gran Sport or Carlton? And actually fit you?

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