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    97' GT Backwood convert

    I start looking at this forum about a month or so ago and I got hooked. I had to convert my old GT backwood into a single speed. I bought a new crank for it and sanded it down but that is pretty much it. It has been fun riding it again, also now I do not have to worry about my heckler getting stolen when I ride to the store. Thanks for the inspiration!!
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    that bike is weirdly alluring... nice work... what bars are those (look like Fleegles maybe?)... do you ride offroad with them or are they roadie bullhorns? and is it a fixie?

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    Excellent looking rig

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    very nice. but how do you stop, foot jam?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Fred Flinstone brakes! But seriously is it fixed gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    what bars are those (look like Fleegles maybe?)... do you ride offroad with them or are they roadie bullhorns?
    look like the old bullhorn type bars that came stock on mid 90's GTs. my first mtb was a 95 gt timberline sporting some of those. they were cool until you wanted to remove something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEADBEEF
    look like the old bullhorn type bars that came stock on mid 90's GTs. my first mtb was a 95 gt timberline sporting some of those. they were cool until you wanted to remove something.
    Yep think the bars are the stock ones. My backwood had them. Didnt care for them either, due to removal of items issue.

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    Wow nice job, what is your gearing? - And breakless fixie off-road? Man and I thought dudes who ran fixie with just one brake had big sets on them - How is it going down steep declines with that?

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    how'd you get the chain tension?

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    Ya Fred Flinstone brakes for now. I just ordered a set of avid V brakes from Priceline and they should be in this week. The handle bars are the stock bars that came on the GT. I was thinking of replacing them, but I kind of like them. Plus right now without brakes I can just ram into wall with out smashing my fingures, wall brakes have great articulation.

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    I am running a 36, 18 gear ratio. And no it is not a fixie.

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