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    Older GT. Help me Identify.

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    Looking to buy a bike for my buddy to get him into mountain riding. This frame looks so sexy, and I would buy for myself, if my wife would allow me to have 5 bikes for myself. But that is beside the point.
    Poster has it listed as a Tequesta, 24 speed. Any ideas of the vintage ,spec, etc?

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    Looks like a a '96 (based on colour) that has been upgraded with Indy SL forks and an 8 speed drivetrain at some point.

    Biggest and best upgrade would be the kickstand.

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    Looks like that was upgraded to me also? or a repainted 97-99 . Looks like a 20"-22"Tequesta also.


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    This might be a good place to start, but I wouldn't pay more than $150 for that bike. Count on it needing work if serious miles are put onto it, but to get started, it has a steel frame, and gears and brakes, so your friend will be able to get out and ride. If he likes how this bike rides, and begins to enjoy mtbiking, a step into the 2015 bike world will blow his mind. (And his wallet)

    Make sure it fits your friend, even the best bike will suck if it is the wrong size

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    Hold your horses on pulling the trigger. With the age of the fork it's likely that the elastomers are toast and finding a rebuild kit or a replacement fork is never fun. You're better off finding a rigid bike or a bike with a spring fork unless the bike comes with the original rigid fork.
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    Um.. looks like a 1997 Tequesta to me, looking in the 98 catalogue, colours match, stickers match, came with 8sp stx-rc. Just someone has put on an Indy fork...

    *edit... hahaha I swear i was looking at the 98 catalogue whe I typed this.
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    All the gear and no idea.

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    Great info, and fantastic link to the catalogs!

    I went through 96-98 and it seems like the 97 is the closest match. the frames look identical. Someone probably put that fork on. I have some spare nobby tires that we can put on. If the fork doesnt work he can buy a rigid or a used more modern fork.

    He is on a pretty limited budget for his first mountain bike(since we were kids) and this guy is only asking 100. He is a tall guy and that GT looks like a tall frame. going to try to check it out with him today.

    I am hoping this bike will get him hooked.

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    i was about to say... na not the 97... th e98 year...I'm looking at the catalogue right.... er..er... that would be the 97 catalouge that's still open right there... haha
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Ended up being a 18" and that would be too small for my buddy. I told him 19" min. I kinda want to buy it for myself though.

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    If the dimensions are the same across the range (have a spreadsheet of geometries from when I was buying my xizang), the 18 and 19 are the same except the top tube is level rather than sloping slightly, so a 19 isn't really any bigger, need to go to a 20. From what I could tell anyway, could be wrong.
    All the gear and no idea.

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