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    GT I-Drive Prototoype

    Hi guys, I wasnt sure where to post this so i posted here and the GT section. Anways i recently purchased this frame just because i have never seen a frame like it. I was told it was a prototype test bike that GT had made just before they came out with the first Idrive bikes.I was told by the guy that this is one of ten frames made before the idrive actually came out. Any input or information you guys have would be greatly appreciated.






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    I gotta think the GT forum would know more.

    Generally speaking, 1995-97 and older here.
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    I'm always interested in seeing how a frame develops from prototype to production. Neat frame! Were iDrive prototypes built overseas?

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    If it really was a prototype, there shouldn't be a serial number on it.
    Just a regular guy.

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    also wouldn't have a disc mount!
    (earliest idrive's were canti only)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    The rear end has been replaced with an 1999 blue version, the front triangle most likely is pre-retail. as the retail frames never had a curved seat tube.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
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    I got ahold of GT and here is there response. They said it looks to be an early prototype from 97-98 and that they only made between 5-10 of these frames at the Santa Ana facility. Pretty cool piece of history i guess. Looks like ill be hanging it on the wall for now. Maybe ill get some graffiti remover and take off that black paint.
    Last edited by Amerikan88; 01-12-2010 at 07:20 PM.

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