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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Is that Rumpfy's former ride? Nice pick up....1992 first year Groove tube model and the last year they had the model decal on the down tube. Your going to love it. That was the toughest link for me to fill in my collection too. There's just not many of them out there and most of those that do have them don't want to part with them.
    Nope, that one isn't mine. Mine went to the UK and while the paint had more patina...it had the all important U-brake and Front Derailleur guides. I also put 'team' decals on it.

    Great bike though. Heavy as all get out, but great.
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    My old GT

    I'm finally getting around to post my old 94 GT Pantera AL.
    This is the bike I consider to be my 1st "real" mountain bike. I purchased it new in 94 for around $800 (as I recall). Lots of upgrades and hand-me-downs went on this bike over the years and I think the only original parts left are the frame, seatpost, front derailleur, and headset, but I still have all the original parts in boxes in the basement. Since I have several dedicated mtbs now, this bike is mainly used now for long rides on some of the area crushed stone multi-use trails (we have a lot of them around here), but I leave the knobbies on it just in case I run into a little piece of singletrack here and there.

    Though this isn't a top end GT, this was a pretty sweet ride by midwest standards. And since every old bike deserves a story, here's one on the upper midwest mountain bike scene (or lack of) of the early to mid 90s. I'm thinking this was in 96, I was heading to northern Minnesota for some canoeing (in the Boundary Waters) and some mountain biking (wherever I could find it). I hit a trail in Wisconsin on the way up and within the 1st mile I picked up a stick in my spokes resulting in a bent derailleur hanger, broken chain, and broken spoke. I bent the derailleur hanger back by hand as best I could and repaired the chain and was able to limp through the rest of the trail system with some very poor shifting.
    I get up to Ely Minnesota (my jumping off point for the Boundary Waters) and dropped my bike at a little bike repair shop there (just a part time operation), told him the story, and said to do the best he could with it since I wanted to get in some more riding. Picked it later only to find that he really didn't do anything to it other than to try to adjust the derailleur (not the hanger, just the normal adjustment) because "we don't really see bikes like that around here and I didn't want to break anything". Keep in mind the bike was stock at the time with a Quadra fork and STX components, nothing that would impress many here on the VRC forum. So my shifting pretty much sucked the rest of that vacation until I got it home and took a hammer to the removable derailleur hanger (something I wish the other guy would have done).
    I guess that's why I'm amazed as some of the stuff you guys find on your local Craigs List or flea markets or whatever, because that stuff just didn't exist in the midwest. Ok, it probably did exist, but not in enough numbers to actually run into them at a local garage sale.
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    Great stories and pictures Tom thanks for posting them us for us GT die-hards. I had the joy of watching you and Rishi race a number of times in 91. It was quite a year for the "Team Scream" machine
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    My other RTS

    Something ive been working on, - spec here - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31307
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    Can someone confirm what year my old Avalanche is? I was thinking it was a 91-92?
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    1996 GT Team RTS



    I rode and raced this bike up til a year ago and if I could find a swingarm for it I would still be riding it (anyone have one or know where I can get one)
    It was originally the ink blue color that I had dipped and stripped then anodized red and it had a 1997 Marzocchi Z2 BAM fork (now on my 1997 Zaskar) then in 2002 I went to disc brakes on it and put a 2001 Marzocchi Z3 air fork on and rode it like that for 5 years til the swingarm finally cracked
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.J.
    Can someone confirm what year my old Avalanche is? I was thinking it was a 91-92?
    Looks to me to be a 1990 model. Yours is pretty Much full Deore DX correct
    with Araya RM-17 rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Looks to me to be a 1990 model. Yours is pretty Much full Deore DX correct
    with Araya RM-17 rims?
    Wow...yes, impressive....

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    Wow! There are some good memories and some great bikes in this thread many of which need to be posted in this thread.
    Old neon bike photos please..........
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    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz
    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?
    componentry and stickers is all I believe. When I got my Zaskar LE it was full XT groupo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz
    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?
    It depends upon which year you are talking about. In the early years the Zaskar was XT and the LE was XTR late 90's like 98 and 99 there were differences in the tubing, dropouts, head tube and seat tube. Check the catalog links
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    Hi all.
    Just come across this forum.
    Looking for a 1998 GT STS lobo. Either complete or frame only. Had no luck finding one here in Australia. I dont think they sold to many here as it was 9000 to buy new.
    A bike shop up north has just the frame but he wont part with it.
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    my GT Tequesta from 1993. It might be a '92 model year since I remember getting a healthy discount.



    its stock except for the seatpost, which I bent, and the rims, which I abused. Im in the process of retrofitting it, but all I plan on doing is new cables and new rims, and a chain.

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    I test rode a '93 Tequesta. It was green and I certainly remember those handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royta
    I test rode a '93 Tequesta. It was green and I certainly remember those handlebars.
    I had those same bars on my Pantera (93 or 94). They're the reason I started using gloves.Those bars just had a thin rubber wrap on them and on my 1st mtb biking vacation on that bike, the palms of my hands were all bruised after a two or three days of riding. I stopped at the nearest bike shop and bought some gloves with some really thick padding (I think they were made by Specialized).
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    Does this count... Me doing a trials demo at a local shopping mall circa 1998-9. Those were the days.
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    I never thought of my Karakorum as vintage, classic, or anything like that before. Here it is though. I once had an identical bike that had a frame mounted pump as well. I sold it for 250 back when it was closer to new. This one I got new in 98 even though it was a 94. It was found during an inventory so lucky me. I got a new karakorum with front shock and the tange tubing for 450 total. Quite a deal I thought. I wished that the bravado they had as well wouldn't have had a 21" frame. I can remember quite well when I looked at these and in the same shop were the RTS's and the team scream bravado. A few Zaskars.. Basically everything but he xizang. Heres somes pics. Enjoy.









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    GT STS 1000 or 1500

    I have just bought a GT STS. It is either a 1000 or 1500 model. I thought I had narrowed it down to a 1500, but someone just posted a 1000 model on ebay uk that looks exactly the same.

    Looking to maintain it myself and hoping for hints and offers of good bits to keep it going.

    Also to know what bits fit and are better than original, for example the unloved Judy XL.

    Any useful information gratefully received, but please don't dominate the rap Jack if you have nothing useful to say (yes I'm a deadhead too).

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    Adjustable-offset GT forks?

    So what's the deal with the adjustable offset forks on the older GT MTBs? Has anyone experimented with the different axle positions, and if so, how does it change the handling of the bike? I am very curious about those forks. Thanks!

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    Another RTS, ive just built
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT4ever1994

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    2012 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO carbon 29 2010 felt solo nine SS, 1994 Zaskar ,1995 GT Pantera, 2001 Hive Ti SS....

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    I have been pestering and bothering the minister of finance the whole last week to free up funds to buy a xizang... thought she'd nearly caved...but i'd have to sell my yeti... grrr, teh manitou and/or DB yes... not the ARC... maybe i shpould sell her scale and see how she likes it...

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    Back in the '90s I always lusted after the Zaskars that I saw the couriers riding but knew I could never afford one. I rode around on a Kona Hahanna and didn't really like it but it was okay for commuting. Then I found a GT Karakoram for sale and traded the guy my Hahanna and $300 cash for it, a pretty good deal back in 1994. It is an Elite version, does that mean that it is somehow different than a regular Karakoram?

    Regardless, the bike is still with me and is great for the gnarly Toronto winters. The U-brakes were always a pain in the neck so a couple of years ago I brazed on some stays for V-brakes and the bike stops on a dime now. Here is a pretty crappy photo.



    I have always loved the triple-triangle design, so much so that I tracked down a GT frame for my track bike. It is a GT GTB track bike from 1998.


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    Sheesh can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted here....

    Not sure you can exactly call both of these retro just yet, but they're pretty much extinct here in Australia... The I-Drive 1.0 is simply great for all round trail riding and the I-Drive Race is good for enduro or XC races where the tracks are rough on the hardtails.
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    Just purchased a New Old Stock 20" GT Bravado Frame. Not delivered yet but described as being 100% Mint Condition.
    Basically looking for info as I'm planning a rebuild for next weekend and want to order some stuff in. Not going for the retro, retro, retro look, but want to achieve a look that is sympathetic to the frame. Already got brand new parts, Deore XT Brake/Shifters, XT Front & Rear, RST Front Disc Caliper, Manitou Forks, FSA Chainset, etc.

    Really like the look of this Triple Triangle frame, just need to get some info on it from past or existing owners. Seems a shame that such a good frame appears to be neglected and everyone's raving about the Zaskar.
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    By the way paid £58 for this frame delivered. Good price?

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    Hmm I paid 80 quid on my little 14.5" Bravado frameset a couple of years ago and another small fortune to get the frameset into Australia. One of the best hardtail in my staple of GTs, this little gem even managed to win a club level mountain bike race on this, ahead of much more exotic bikes such as Yetis, Giants and Felts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadro
    By the way paid £58 for this frame delivered. Good price?
    VVG
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    Thanks for the reply. Frame just arrived have a look at my GT Bravado thread. Frames is awesome!!

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    Here´s my Xizang.

    I decided to build it as a team replica, but it´s not done yet. There´s still missing a black Kore stem, and a Kore/Azonic bar (Afaik they raced with those 2 on 96 season)
    Frame number is GTX96... so i decided to go period correct, even if in my opinion XTR M950 is not a proper retro groupset ...

    Pics show White Industries instead of XTR hubs but i got both wheels. The rest, apart from seat, stem and bar, it´s the closest i can get to a 96 Julie Furtado/David Baker replica.

    Specs:

    Frame: GT Xizang, size 18", 96 model (frame number GTX96...)
    Forks: Rock Shox Judy SL, titanium springs and bolts, White Brothers cartridge, 63mm of travel
    Transmission: XTR M950, 8 speed, including crankset, chain, cassette,front and rear mech
    Wheels: XTR M950 hubset, Mavic 117Sup CD Ceramic rims, laced on Wheelsmith DB spokes (White Industries on pics)
    Tyres: Panaracer Dart and Smoke kevlar, 2.1, amberwall
    Pedals: Shimano 747
    Headset: (currently an FSA, but i believe they raced with Tange, if someone could help )
    Stem: (currently cromoly Titec, looking for a black KORE)
    Shifters: XTR M950 8 speed
    Brakes: XTR M950 V-brakes
    Seatpost: XTR M900
    Saddle: original Flite Titanium (for Baker, because Julie used another one)
    Bar: (looking for the one they used, either a GT made by Easton or a Kore)
    Barends: Onza CWA (black as the stem, in this case)
    Grips: Onza Porcipaws clear grips (also used those long and thin GT logo grips)









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    Nice classic Ti hardtail there V. I love team replica builds.
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    Ah yes...another happy Xizang customer. Vitor it looks great. You didn't waste any time getting that put together. Congrats!
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Ah yes...another happy Xizang customer. Vitor it looks great. You didn't waste any time getting that put together. Congrats!
    Thank´s, mate! In fact, when Jonrock sent me the frame, about a week ago, i already had all the parts waiting for it...

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    Borderline vintage, not retro nor classic....... [needs brakes and pedals too!]
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    Here's my GT Bravado after my rebuild. For more info go to my GT Bravado thread
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    My 91 El Zaskar

    Bought this as a frameset in 91. The guys at the LBS showed me the brochure from Interbike that year and it was love at first sight. Currently my single speed bike and still rides great. Upgraded the rear brake to a WTB toggle cam in 93' or 94', when they were first introduced. Raced many times in Mexico, many mexicans drooled over it in 91' when I first raced it in Rosarito, Mexico.
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    I have an early 90's outpost (rigid). Are there any shocks available for a 1" tube to fit the outpost? I'm a clyde at 300#.
    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Because they were more powerful than cantilevers and in a sensible location on the seatstays they worked well. It was putting them on the chainstays (usually under them) which earned them a bad rep. Cantilevers were more powerful than say, V-brakes, but less so than U's, so GT only ran rear U-brakes lest customers launch themselves over the bars via locking up front brake/wheel.

    The comical part to v-brakes for me is that they've basically totally killed off brake booster sales/production. Back in cantilever/u-brake days, you almost HAD to have a booster plate to keep from breaking your fork/frame. Now with V's, no need for them anymore. Yet people insist v's are more powerful. LOL.

    A guy I know repeatedly BENT brake studs on frames/forks whenever he tried running a Scott Pedersen SE brake without a booster.

    Great, thought provoking post, and so true.

    My GT contribution to come a bit later

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    My latest winter beater, a very lightly used Bravado from 96 here with Nokian Freddy Revenz Lite.

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    Hi guys.
    This is my first post on this forum since stumbling across this thread. There are some awesome retro rides here..I love it! Pure nostalgia.
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    Anyway, here are some pics of my 89/90(?) Karakoram K2 plus some other GT related bits that I managed to keep hold of since buying new back in the day.
    It has all the original parts, ritchey megabites, vantage comp rims, Gelcel saddle(has small tear), brake blocks, cables, peddles/straps, instaflate pump etc...and still rides as solid as the day I brought it home! The only changes made are the grips.
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    Very clean. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perryc
    What's the top tube length of your Pantera. Mine is a 21.5.Is a 16 frame considered a medium or small?
    By today's standard a 16" frame is a medium.
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    Right size frame

    I am 5'10 and a 32 inseam. I have a 92 AVALANCHE that measures 16 inches and 18 from top to BB. I was thinking of getting a size 18 but thinking it might me too big. I have a 2002 MARZ BOMBER fork arriving anytime. Any suggestions from the pros? Here is a pic.
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    18" would be the more appropriate size for your height, but it's up to your own personal preference. I'm the same height and have an 18" '94 Pantera, I couldn't imagine riding a 16" frame. My other mountain bikes are either 18" or 19" frames.
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    Very nive 90s K2. Amazing, still have original Megabite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville
    18" would be the more appropriate size for your height, but it's up to your own personal preference. I'm the same height and have an 18" '94 Pantera, I couldn't imagine riding a 16" frame. My other mountain bikes are either 18" or 19" frames.
    What's the top tube length of your Pantera. Mine is a 21.5.Is a 16 frame considered a medium or small?

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    With a suspension fork with 130 mm of travel, will it not increase the wheelbase? It will have more rake at the same time?

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    GT Top Tube end cap...what will ir reveal?

    Did GT release ZASKARS (90's) with the curved end cap like the AVALANCHE? If yes, does it mean it's made in TAIWAN or USA?
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    All 90's Zaskars had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's Tawian. The only Taiwan exception is the 92 Pantera which also had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's not necessarily an Avalanche either...it could be a Pantera, Backwoods or Tempest
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    All 90's Zaskars had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's Tawian. The only Taiwan exception is the 92 Pantera which also had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's not necessarily an Avalanche either...it could be a Pantera, Backwoods or Tempest
    Not a good buy then. I'll just wait. Thanks.

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    96 Zaskar

    Inspired by the recent reissue to polish up my 96 Zaskar (16") - as I've got another hardtail (Ruckus) don't use this so much now and thinking of converting to singlespeed.
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    Still have both bike only the Avalanche is frame only on top of my kitchen cabinet and the Zaskar X is set up as a weight weenie v brake racer for the coming summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobikeguy
    Lovin them 1/2'n'1/2 xizangs, and great condition too with original XT

    Yeah and to think that what three yrs ago the guy in Florida that had it listed had to run it for 3 weeks on eBay before someone bought it for lowly $350. Bike would bring an easy 1500-2000 today. EASY!
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    My 1991 Tequesta


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    96 Zaskar

    First of many to come... Zaskar in Red ano. The others coming will all be 93 or older just to make Rumpfy smile

    Bought this frame last spring when I decided I was going to build a Zaskar collection. My aim was to do one of each of the original ano colors that GT did back in the early days.

    I bought this one as a complete bike with Spinergy wheels on it... This is a 1996 model year frame showing brand new original GT decals from 96.

    Specs:
    Fork: Actually painted in a candy red that GT used on their mid line Backwoods model in 1995.
    Can't even tell it's not ano.
    Headset is a Dia Compe alloy cupped version with retainer bearings...standard issue back then.
    Stem: Control tech
    Cable Hanger: Tioga
    Brakes: Ritchey Logic Cantilevers....with brand new hardware. I picked up a NOS Dia Compe 986 canti a few months back just to rob the hardware for these brakes as the stuff on it had lived near coastal sea air too long.
    Brake Levers: Matching Ritchey Logics...the only brake levers I have personally used since 1991...they just fit...like my saddle
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-739 pods only this way you have more adjustability than if integrated with the levers
    Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737 one of the nicest looking cranks ma Shimano ever spit out and one of the last with a polished arms
    Derailleurs: Deore XT
    Wheels: Amazing craigs find...NOS GT/Hadley hubs in red ano laced to Gold Mavic 217's with black nips and 15/16 DB spokes
    Tires as per the 96 spec Smoke and Dart
    Seat Post: Ritchey Logic Force Directional by Nitto made in Japan
    Seat Clamp: Critical racing cnc
    Saddle: Vetta SL because it's the one that fits me
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    [QUOTE=jorasp]My 1991 Tequesta

    It's 1989.
    WANTED:NOS TIOGA SUSPENSION FRONT HUB in BLUE
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    1997 LTS.

    $50.00 for the frame from the original owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    First of many to come... Zaskar in Red ano. The others coming will all be 93 or older just to make Rumpfy smile

    Bought this frame last spring when I decided I was going to build a Zaskar collection. My aim was to do one of each of the original ano colors that GT did back in the early days.

    I bought this one as a complete bike with Spinergy wheels on it... This is a 1996 model year frame showing brand new original GT decals from 96.

    Specs:
    Fork: Actually painted in a candy red that GT used on their mid line Backwoods model in 1995.
    Can't even tell it's not ano.
    Headset is a Dia Compe alloy cupped version with retainer bearings...standard issue back then.
    Stem: Control tech
    Cable Hanger: Tioga
    Brakes: Ritchey Logic Cantilevers....with brand new hardware. I picked up a NOS Dia Compe 986 canti a few months back just to rob the hardware for these brakes as the stuff on it had lived near coastal sea air too long.
    Brake Levers: Matching Ritchey Logics...the only brake levers I have personally used since 1991...they just fit...like my saddle
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-739 pods only this way you have more adjustability than if integrated with the levers
    Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737 one of the nicest looking cranks ma Shimano ever spit out and one of the last with a polished arms
    Derailleurs: Deore XT
    Wheels: Amazing craigs find...NOS GT/Hadley hubs in red ano laced to Gold Mavic 217's with black nips and 15/16 DB spokes
    Tires as per the 96 spec Smoke and Dart
    Seat Post: Ritchey Logic Force Directional by Nitto made in Japan
    Seat Clamp: Critical racing cnc
    Saddle: Vetta SL because it's the one that fits me
    That's gotta be one of the most unique Zaskar builds. I like it. From pulling the fork off a Backwoods to scoring those wheels (I agree, amazing), it's cool to see how it all came together. Now you just need a better, brighter side photo! The close ups look good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff
    That's gotta be one of the most unique Zaskar builds. I like it. From pulling the fork off a Backwoods to scoring those wheels (I agree, amazing), it's cool to see how it all came together. Now you just need a better, brighter side photo! The close ups look good though.
    DJ I'll be posting up some pics of "Zaskar Alley" shortly. Theses pis were taken at night so it was tough to get the red to pop the way it does when you see it in person.
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    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTrain40
    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.

    Chainstay mounted U-Brakes. Not too uncommon, though mine were seat stay mounted. Whats the question?
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    Thanks for the info on the year alohachiimoku!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTrain40
    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1988 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline and Outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are 10's of thousands in existence. The reason you don't see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1998 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline
    and outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are10's of thousands in existance. The reason you don;t see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
    Thanks for the info. I hope you didnt mean to sound so snooty.

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    Patiently waiting for "Zaskar Alley"
    WTB: Bontrager Comp Fork & Syncros metal top cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1998 model year

    I think you meant 1988.

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    Thanks DJ.....glasses cleaned!
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    Rishi

    Probably IHBC 87? 88?


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    Wow that's a young Rishi pic
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    97' GT Backwoods

    cant find too many of these on here.
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    Jeremy that bike too new for this thread...it would be best in the GT Manufacturers thread. They try to keep the bikes in this thread to 93or older as it's a sub-thread under VRC. (Vintage.Retro/Classic). Md-line mass produced bike postings are always better in the manufacturers threads.
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    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    Hey this is my first post here. I recently bought a GT timbeline off Craiglist for the price of $25. Its not in bad shape and built really well but the bottom bracket is wearing and im having trouble locating information on this model. Ive found info but not the size of the bottom bracket. Even the pics I do find of the older timberlines, the rear brake is located on top of the frame and not under like mine. Any help would be great Thanx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorasp
    My 1991 Tequesta

    Off topic: Nice G1 Transformers you have there!

    Here's my 94/95 Xizang, still under construction:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Hey this is my first post here. I recently bought a GT timbeline off Craiglist for the price of $25. Its not in bad shape and built really well but the bottom bracket is wearing and im having trouble locating information on this model. Ive found info but not the size of the bottom bracket. Even the pics I do find of the older timberlines, the rear brake is located on top of the frame and not under like mine. Any help would be great Thanx...


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    umm...... ummmm...

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    I guess some folks think that if it can be done, it should be done. . .
    “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya

    Anyone know the bottom bracket size for this bike??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Anyone know the bottom bracket size for this bike??
    Look on the back of the crank arms to see which model they are, then go here

    http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

    Based on the age of the bike (I can't make out what crankset that is), I'd wager that it's either 68x122 or 68x127

    -Jim G

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    Here's a couple for you

    1996 Pantera with NOS STX-RC 7 speed Groupset, full rebuild nice and shiny again.

    1997 STS-DH getting ready to put a new NOS Super Deluxe on (just sourced some mint triple clamp XL's for this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgskoop
    Look on the back of the crank arms to see which model they are, then go here

    http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

    Based on the age of the bike (I can't make out what crankset that is), I'd wager that it's either 68x122 or 68x127

    -Jim G
    Its a Exage crankset but the bike is older than 1990 and the exage cranks on the link dont go under 1990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1988 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline and Outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are 10's of thousands in existence. The reason you don't see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
    Know the bottom bracket size?
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    do you have the tools to take the BB out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    do you have the tools to take the BB out?
    Pulled it this morning. The only idnetification markings on it are as follows...

    Hatta

    01 88 (guessing this is the year)

    3P Cr-Mo

    Thats it, theres no size anywhere on it and like I was afraid of it fell to pieces when I took it apart. The bearing rings are garbage and ball bearings went everywhere. Googling the internet trying to find a replacement but its not looking to good. Any help with this is/will be greatly aprreciated. Thanx....
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    this may help...

    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Pulled it this morning. The only idnetification markings on it are as follows...

    Hatta

    01 88 (guessing this is the year)

    3P Cr-Mo

    Thats it, theres no size anywhere on it and like I was afraid of it fell to pieces when I took it apart. The bearing rings are garbage and ball bearings went everywhere. Googling the internet trying to find a replacement but its not looking to good. Any help with this is/will be greatly aprreciated. Thanx....
    "The Symmetrical equivalent to a 3P axle is a cartridge BB with a 122 axle. So you need a 68x122 cartridge BB or a standard BB cup and retainer set with the same 3P axle you had."

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    "The Symmetrical equivalent to a 3P axle is a cartridge BB with a 122 axle. So you need a 68x122 cartridge BB or a standard BB cup and retainer set with the same 3P axle you had."
    Thankyou...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
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    I'll see your 80cc and raise you 500W:

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    Here's one. GT Karakoram
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    Picked this up recently just for the parts. It's a 1990 Karakoram that someone upgraded with XT derailleurs, XT wheels w/black ano'd Specialized rims, XT rear U-brake and SE Pederson front canti's, Deore thumbies, a Girvin stem, Onza bar-ends, and some Bullseye cranks. It's kinda cool seeing blue collar bikes with upgrades.

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    picked this 1988 GT avalanche I found on CL...

    sorry for all the pics

    pics from the guy on CL...


    described as having...
    Scott~wrap around mountain bars
    Odyessey~stem with 3:1 ratio brake cable cam
    Blackburn~rear rack
    Diore II XT rims
    Diore II crank, brakes and levers
    Undersized forward smaller crank for speed and oversized forward larger crank wheel for climbing
    After market freewheel cog on rear wheel reduced tooth on small cog (speed) and oversized tooth on large cog (climbing)
    I am sure it will need new rubber though.....although I have a different tire up front

    some more pics after I picked it up... only thing I did was









    biopace cranks


    setup in commuter mode with origin8 space bar, lights and a rack...
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    Donalson, that Avalanche is sweet. I love the hite rite and biopace rings. Nice work on the bar change out for commuting. Perfect bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duotone
    Here's one. GT Karakoram
    I see no bike, just trees and pubic hair.
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    Donalson...nice pick. That's the $50 bike from Pensacola. My son was at Eglin AFB and I was trying to get him to run over and grab it for me but he was buried in training and had no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Donalson...nice pick. That's the $50 bike from Pensacola. My son was at Eglin AFB and I was trying to get him to run over and grab it for me but he was buried in training and had no time.
    yup pensacola CL back in early december haha... was located in fort walton beach which is right near eglin... I'd emailed him way back when... never had money and time to go get it at the same time... finaly had money and worked it out with a friend that lives over that way to pick it up for me for $50 it's a steal... i'm going to run it out on the trail at some point just to say I did ... wish i still had my lycra covered helmet haha.
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    Can anyone help identify this frame please? Its been in my garage for a few years now, never ridden it, as far as i can tell it has always been white and red, just someone has stuck a Shimano sticker over the name/model of the frame, it is 6061, and the serial is MT81205083, never built it, just wondering if anyone can help identify the age, model etc of this frame?, maybe help me even source some parts to get the suspension part built up again?, it is literally the frame and swinging arm nothing else, thanks in advance!.








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    Can someone tell me if the bike in this ad is really a Zaskar? The guy has been trying to sell it for months and it looks pretty beat up...thanks.

    http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and...AdIdZ114855093

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel sanchEz
    Can someone tell me if the bike in this ad is really a Zaskar? The guy has been trying to sell it for months and it looks pretty beat up...thanks.

    http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and...AdIdZ114855093
    I would say no based on the curved end of the top tube behind the seatpost. As far as I know, all Zaskars had a flat end.

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    Looks like an AVALANCHE to me. There is a thread about the end cap. I'm just too lazy to search but it has infos about the curved and flat end cap, I just cant recall if the issue was with the ZASKAR or the AVALANCHE. But it still looks like a repainted AVALANCHE with ZASKAR stickers. I'm not sure.

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