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    1998 GT STS DH Lobo

    Here's a few pics of my recently built Lobo. Sourced an unused frame and it then took me months to source the parts. Labour of love for one of my dream bikes BITD. Yep I know they're prone to breaking and there's far better modern builds out there BUT building this has taken me back 10 years to when I had no wrinkles or grey hair

    Here's the finished spec and a few pics

    Frame: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH, Bonded Carbon fibre thermoplastic/aluminum
    Fork: Marzocchi Monster T
    Rear Shock: Rock Shox Coupe Deluxe Yank, 6.5" travel
    Headset: Hope Industries Anodised Red with Head Doctor
    Stem: Azonic Equalizer
    Handlebar: FSA Carbon Pro Low Riser
    Grips: Toxsin Lock-on
    Brakes: Hope Enduro 4
    Brake Pads: OEM Hope Sintered
    Brake Cables: Hope Hose Black
    Brake Discs: Hope 203mm Rear, 160mm Front
    Disc Adapter: Therapy Components?????? (not sure as it came with frame)
    Brake Levers: Hope Enduro 4
    Frame Hose Guides: Hope Silver
    Shifters: Shimano XTR M952 9 Speed Rear
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
    Cabling: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Shimano XT M770 9 Speed
    Chain: Shimano HG73 9 Speed
    Cranks: Adventure Components AC 7075-T6 175mm
    Crank Bolts: Brand-X M8 Self Extracting Anodised Red
    Chainrings: Adventure Components AC Holeshot 42T 110 BCD
    Chain Guide: Adventure Components AC Pro Guide
    Chainring Bolts: Brand-X 7075 Alloy Red
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN73 73mm x 122mm
    Pedals: Shimano M424 SPD/Platform
    Saddle: WTB Speed V
    Seatpost: USE Sumo 31.6 x 300mm
    Seatpost Binder: X-Lite Red
    Hub Skewers: XT Rear, 20mm Marzocchi Bolt Through Front
    Rear Rim Brake Mount Blanks: X-Lite Red
    Wheelset: Mavic 321 Disc on Hope Hubs
    Tyres: Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 Front, 2.3 Rear































    Although the frame was mint the existing decals had gone brittle with age and had started to flake. Had a new set reproduced which are pretty damn good copies, not perfect but good enough. The frame had to be 'tweeked' for the rear hose guides. The existing cable guides were given the Dremel treatment and a set of Hope Hose guides fitted. Got a few little jobs to do. Extend front Brake Hose, fit rear cabling, fit chain and setup chainguide.

    Slight problem though. Far too nice and mint to ride in all this winter mud and snow so it'll be kept for the Spring Sunshine
    Last edited by Gadro; 12-29-2009 at 10:07 AM.

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    Man That thing is SWEET!! Brings me back too! Back to the good ole day's of a disposable income, no mortgage, no wife......ect,ect....
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say. Joshua Stinebrink

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    Good lord! That thing is 100% bad ass. I had an STS1. I still think GT made some of the best carbon frames ever. The way the machined headtube, seat tube and bottom bracket was bonded to the carbon was beautiful. I think they will be very desireable and sought after in years to come. Yours in particular is pretty rare. Very nicely done. It is hard building up a bike out of parts they don't produce anymore and then going out and riding it knowing they will get thrashed. The first scratch is always the hardest.
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    only thing that feels out of place is the monster...
    I'd suggest an early bolt-arch 6" Mr.T (and if ya find 2 of them, show me the way to the second!)

    serious SERIOUS dream-candy there.

    i miss AC's cnc'd cranks and bits... they were hot.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    i miss AC's cnc'd cranks and bits... they were hot.
    They still have a warehouse full of NOS unsold parts. I was talking to them when I was looking for a lockring for some cranks I had. Here is a vid about GT thermo frames. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tnniDO11iI
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    warehouse?
    AC unsold cnc'd bits?! where, who, huh?
    Hook a brutha up! (in about 3 weeks when a paycheque rolls in that isn't earmarked for paying on the infamous "xmasvisa")

    Kidding, seriously, if there's someone specific I should e-mail let me know.

    Cheers!
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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