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    GT Bravado Rebuild 1993

    Here a few photos of my first XC bike which I bought in '93. It's a GT Bravado which has travelled with me for the last 18 years. I just completed a rebuild, only keeping the frame, seat post clamp and brakes. I was in the market for some XTR V brakes, but think I'll stay with the originals after-all.
    This bike is ideal for the roads around where I live in Phuket, Thailand; it feels very stiff and comfortable, and with a little luck I'm looking forward to another couple of decades use.
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    Nice retro-mod there. Just needs a set of repro decals to finish it off.
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    Thanks, and you might be right about getting some repro decals. Any idea where I might get some?

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    Nice job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinman View Post
    Thanks, and you might be right about getting some repro decals. Any idea where I might get some?
    I have a huge assload of GT decals, I buy them off eBay. Start there.

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    Great lookin' GT you have! Thank you for sharing.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Try Velocals for frame decals. I just ordered a set for my 82 Stumpjumper

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    Since the rebuild, I've used the bike quite often. I find it good for weaving through Phuket traffic, mainly using it as a road bike. A kind friend supplied me with some period V brakes and levers which look great.
    I think I might shorten the front shock to improve the geometry, but quite enjoy the twitchy steering as it is...
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    Geez that frame still looks nice.

    There are a lot of GT's that have held up well over the years. Nice to see these old frames still getting some use.

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    nice job

    Nice job on the rebuild. I have a '90 Karakoram that I am hoping to rebuild this summer (currently my winter commuting bike).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinman View Post
    Since the rebuild, I've used the bike quite often. I find it good for weaving through Phuket traffic, mainly using it as a road bike. A kind friend supplied me with some period V brakes and levers which look great.
    I think I might shorten the front shock to improve the geometry, but quite enjoy the twitchy steering as it is...
    I would go with a fork with 85 mm. maximum, 100 mm is too much for this frame. But I like the steep angle of horizontal tube! The bike is a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinman View Post
    Here a few photos of my first XC bike which I bought in '93. It's a GT Bravado which has travelled with me for the last 18 years. I just completed a rebuild, only keeping the frame, seat post clamp and brakes. I was in the market for some XTR V brakes, but think I'll stay with the originals after-all.
    This bike is ideal for the roads around where I live in Phuket, Thailand; it feels very stiff and comfortable, and with a little luck I'm looking forward to another couple of decades use.
    That is a beauty, great job!

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    Nice ol' bike. Curious if the Thomson post is oriented backward.
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