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    GT Talera

    Anyone know what year this could be..

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    this sounds about right...

    GT Talera 1996
    BB Shell Width: 73mm English
    BB Spindle Length: 122.5 mm
    Bicycle Type: mountain bike, non-suspension
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-CT91, 122.5 mm spindle
    Brake Levers: Shimano AceraX
    Brakeset: Shimano Altus brakes, Shimano AceraX levers
    Chain: Shimano CN-UG50, 1/2 x 3/32"
    Chain Size: 1/2 x 3/32"
    Chainrings: 22/34/42
    Chainstay Length: 42.5cm
    Colors: blue/green fission, satin
    Component Group: Shimano AceraX/Alivio
    Crankset: Shimano AceraX, 22/34/42 teeth
    Fork Brand & Model: GT
    Fork Crown: unicrown
    Fork Material: chromoly, unicrown crown
    Fork Rake: 5.00cm
    Fork Travel:
    Frame Angles: 70.0 head, 73.5 seat
    Frame Construction: TIG-welded steel
    Frame Tubing Material: chromoly main triangle/hi-tensile steel rear stays
    Front Brake: Shimano Altus
    Front Brake Lever: Shimano AceraX
    Front Derailleur: Shimano AceraX top-swing, bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6 mm
    Front Derailleur Type: bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6 mm
    Handlebar: GT steel
    Handlebar Extensions: Not applicable
    Handlebar Stem: GT low-rise
    Head Tube Angle: 70.0
    Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Victor VP-H93 sealed
    Headset Diameter: 1 1/8" threadless
    Hub Front:
    Hub Rear:
    Hubs:
    Largest Rear Cog: 28
    Num Rear Cogs: 7-speed
    Pedals: Victor VP-872
    Rear Brake: Shimano Altus
    Rear Brake Lever: Shimano AceraX
    Rear Cogs: 7-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    Rear Shock: Not applicable
    Rear Shock Travel: Not applicable
    Rim Front: Araya GP-710
    Rim Rear: Araya GP-710
    Rims: Araya GP-710, 32-hole
    Saddle: GT Supersoft
    Seat Post Diameter: 26.8 mm
    Seat Tube Angle: 73.5
    Seatpost: Kalloy SP-242, 26.8 mm diameter
    Shift Levers: Shimano AceraX EZ Fire
    Sizes: 14.5", 16", 18", 20", 22"
    Smallest Rear Cog: 11
    Spoke Brand: stainless steel, 2.0mm straight gauge
    Spoke Gauge: 2.0mm
    Spoke Holes: 32-hole
    Spoke Material: stainless steel
    Spoke Nipples: brass nipples
    Spoke Type: straight gauge
    Sugg Retail: 395.00
    Tire Front: Tioga Psycho KS
    Tire Rear: Tioga Psycho T
    Tire Size Front: 26 x 2.00"
    Tire Size Rear: 26 x 2.00"
    Tires: Front: 26 x 2.00" Tioga Psycho KS, Rear: 26 x 2.00" Tioga Psycho T
    Top Tube Length: 56.5cm
    Weight: Unspecified
    Wheelbase: 106.8cm

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    based on the decals, it's older than 96. 93 or 94 I'd say.

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    93 For sure....the only year it was made in the blue marble color....catalog shot shows a different color decal but back in the day many decal colors were changed after the catalog sample bikes were shot. I sat through a few GT International distributor meetings back in the day and decal changes were common before production.
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    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    I measured from center of crank to toptube was 20 to the seat post clamp its 22. Not sure which is its actual frame size. Still have a few things to put on to modernize my ghetto GT trail buster (needs shifters). its been a real fun bike so far. thanks for your insights into helping me rediscover the year of its manufacture.

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    Yours would be a be a 20" frame as all GT's are measured from the center of the BB to the center of the top tube when you run the tape up the seat tube.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    93 For sure....the only year it was made in the blue marble color...
    My first mtb was an 87' Talera. I loved that bike but the 92 Avalanche felt so much smoother.

    The high altitude nosebleeder stem is a liability unless you aim to take it onto concreted bike paths, My Talera gave me many good memories
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    I would also suggest that it's older than '96. That looks like a 1" threaded headset to me. Regards, Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark S
    I would also suggest that it's older than '96. That looks like a 1" threaded headset to me. Regards, Mark.

    Mark did you miss this? http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...01608#poststop
    A couple of us had already nailed it as a 93.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Handlebar change out

    Hi, newbie to MTB. I just bought a GT Talera '93. Its needs a bit of TLC. I would like to change the handlebars, but I'm not sure of the diameter and don't own a caliper. Is it 28.6 or 31.8?

    Also is this what I would need to update it to fit most modern day bars?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028N14GQ...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    GT Talera-img_20191102_205722.jpg

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    should be 25.4 for the bars... but do you want to change the bar of the stem?
    But yes you will need a new stem oif you want to run newer/wide bars. You should be able to find up to somewhere in the 600's still in 25.4 on ebay and the like, but wider will be 31.6 and require a new stem.

    For the adaptor you linked, according to the 1993 catalogue, the Talera has a 1-1/8inch fork (and therefor headset and stem), so no that will not work. You just need the exat same thing, but not 1inch ->1-1/8 inch converter, just 1-1/8 straight.
    All the gear and no idea.

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