Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: New GT project

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74

    New GT project

    For years I have been looking for an older GT and today was the day I finally took one home. For the past few months I've had my eye on this thing rotting away on the side of the street on the way to the grocery store, today whilst riding by I noticed the the patio door open to that apartment and asked the guy inside if he was interested in selling it, a few minutes later it was mine. It's a talera and I'd guess the year to be a 1996? (if anybody can help me with that I'd appreciate it, serial # WYF6G3129). It was missing the part on the brake arm that held the brake pad, tires and 1 tube are shot, and the rear hub is dangerously loose.
    So once I got it home I threw on some spare brake parts and the wheels and tires from my MB-3 and gave it a quick adjust and it rides great! Future plans are some new brake pads all around, new grips, and new tires and tubes, any suggestions that you guys could think of?

    New GT project-img_0402web.jpg
    A little crusty, too bad the old gumwall tires are shot
    New GT project-img_0403.jpg
    After a little bit of elbow grease to make it rideable, can't complain, she's pretty solid. Any suggestions as to what it needs?
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

  2. #2
    Rogue Exterminator
    Reputation: kjlued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,510
    Yup, it appears to be a 1996.

    How much did you pay?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74
    20 bucks
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

  4. #4
    Rogue Exterminator
    Reputation: kjlued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,510
    Not bad.

    Here is some info on it.

    Listing Detail - Bicycle Blue Book
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74
    Thanks for the link. Looking through that it looks as though this thing is pretty original
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74
    Figured I'd take some long exposure night photos and one of them turned out pretty good.

    New GT project-gtwallpaper.jpg
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

Similar Threads

  1. Geo Project
    By Kshawn in forum Arizona
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-21-2013, 08:18 PM
  2. 2x9 project here I come!
    By Sickmak90 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-28-2012, 01:02 PM
  3. My first DIY project
    By zmogedra in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 03-30-2012, 01:31 PM
  4. Possible next project - 6 up XML
    By HuffyPuffy in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 03:36 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-05-2011, 11:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •