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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Is that Rumpfy's former ride? Nice pick up....1992 first year Groove tube model and the last year they had the model decal on the down tube. Your going to love it. That was the toughest link for me to fill in my collection too. There's just not many of them out there and most of those that do have them don't want to part with them.
    Nope, that one isn't mine. Mine went to the UK and while the paint had more patina...it had the all important U-brake and Front Derailleur guides. I also put 'team' decals on it.

    Great bike though. Heavy as all get out, but great.
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    My old GT

    I'm finally getting around to post my old 94 GT Pantera AL.
    This is the bike I consider to be my 1st "real" mountain bike. I purchased it new in 94 for around $800 (as I recall). Lots of upgrades and hand-me-downs went on this bike over the years and I think the only original parts left are the frame, seatpost, front derailleur, and headset, but I still have all the original parts in boxes in the basement. Since I have several dedicated mtbs now, this bike is mainly used now for long rides on some of the area crushed stone multi-use trails (we have a lot of them around here), but I leave the knobbies on it just in case I run into a little piece of singletrack here and there.

    Though this isn't a top end GT, this was a pretty sweet ride by midwest standards. And since every old bike deserves a story, here's one on the upper midwest mountain bike scene (or lack of) of the early to mid 90s. I'm thinking this was in 96, I was heading to northern Minnesota for some canoeing (in the Boundary Waters) and some mountain biking (wherever I could find it). I hit a trail in Wisconsin on the way up and within the 1st mile I picked up a stick in my spokes resulting in a bent derailleur hanger, broken chain, and broken spoke. I bent the derailleur hanger back by hand as best I could and repaired the chain and was able to limp through the rest of the trail system with some very poor shifting.
    I get up to Ely Minnesota (my jumping off point for the Boundary Waters) and dropped my bike at a little bike repair shop there (just a part time operation), told him the story, and said to do the best he could with it since I wanted to get in some more riding. Picked it later only to find that he really didn't do anything to it other than to try to adjust the derailleur (not the hanger, just the normal adjustment) because "we don't really see bikes like that around here and I didn't want to break anything". Keep in mind the bike was stock at the time with a Quadra fork and STX components, nothing that would impress many here on the VRC forum. So my shifting pretty much sucked the rest of that vacation until I got it home and took a hammer to the removable derailleur hanger (something I wish the other guy would have done).
    I guess that's why I'm amazed as some of the stuff you guys find on your local Craigs List or flea markets or whatever, because that stuff just didn't exist in the midwest. Ok, it probably did exist, but not in enough numbers to actually run into them at a local garage sale.
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    Great stories and pictures Tom thanks for posting them us for us GT die-hards. I had the joy of watching you and Rishi race a number of times in 91. It was quite a year for the "Team Scream" machine
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    My other RTS

    Something ive been working on, - spec here - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31307
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    Can someone confirm what year my old Avalanche is? I was thinking it was a 91-92?
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    1996 GT Team RTS



    I rode and raced this bike up til a year ago and if I could find a swingarm for it I would still be riding it (anyone have one or know where I can get one)
    It was originally the ink blue color that I had dipped and stripped then anodized red and it had a 1997 Marzocchi Z2 BAM fork (now on my 1997 Zaskar) then in 2002 I went to disc brakes on it and put a 2001 Marzocchi Z3 air fork on and rode it like that for 5 years til the swingarm finally cracked
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.J.
    Can someone confirm what year my old Avalanche is? I was thinking it was a 91-92?
    Looks to me to be a 1990 model. Yours is pretty Much full Deore DX correct
    with Araya RM-17 rims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Looks to me to be a 1990 model. Yours is pretty Much full Deore DX correct
    with Araya RM-17 rims?
    Wow...yes, impressive....

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    Wow! There are some good memories and some great bikes in this thread many of which need to be posted in this thread.
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    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz
    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?
    componentry and stickers is all I believe. When I got my Zaskar LE it was full XT groupo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz
    what's the difference between the zaskars and the zaskar le's?
    It depends upon which year you are talking about. In the early years the Zaskar was XT and the LE was XTR late 90's like 98 and 99 there were differences in the tubing, dropouts, head tube and seat tube. Check the catalog links
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    Hi all.
    Just come across this forum.
    Looking for a 1998 GT STS lobo. Either complete or frame only. Had no luck finding one here in Australia. I dont think they sold to many here as it was 9000 to buy new.
    A bike shop up north has just the frame but he wont part with it.
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    my GT Tequesta from 1993. It might be a '92 model year since I remember getting a healthy discount.



    its stock except for the seatpost, which I bent, and the rims, which I abused. Im in the process of retrofitting it, but all I plan on doing is new cables and new rims, and a chain.

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    I test rode a '93 Tequesta. It was green and I certainly remember those handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royta
    I test rode a '93 Tequesta. It was green and I certainly remember those handlebars.
    I had those same bars on my Pantera (93 or 94). They're the reason I started using gloves.Those bars just had a thin rubber wrap on them and on my 1st mtb biking vacation on that bike, the palms of my hands were all bruised after a two or three days of riding. I stopped at the nearest bike shop and bought some gloves with some really thick padding (I think they were made by Specialized).
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    Does this count... Me doing a trials demo at a local shopping mall circa 1998-9. Those were the days.
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    I never thought of my Karakorum as vintage, classic, or anything like that before. Here it is though. I once had an identical bike that had a frame mounted pump as well. I sold it for 250 back when it was closer to new. This one I got new in 98 even though it was a 94. It was found during an inventory so lucky me. I got a new karakorum with front shock and the tange tubing for 450 total. Quite a deal I thought. I wished that the bravado they had as well wouldn't have had a 21" frame. I can remember quite well when I looked at these and in the same shop were the RTS's and the team scream bravado. A few Zaskars.. Basically everything but he xizang. Heres somes pics. Enjoy.









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    GT STS 1000 or 1500

    I have just bought a GT STS. It is either a 1000 or 1500 model. I thought I had narrowed it down to a 1500, but someone just posted a 1000 model on ebay uk that looks exactly the same.

    Looking to maintain it myself and hoping for hints and offers of good bits to keep it going.

    Also to know what bits fit and are better than original, for example the unloved Judy XL.

    Any useful information gratefully received, but please don't dominate the rap Jack if you have nothing useful to say (yes I'm a deadhead too).

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    Adjustable-offset GT forks?

    So what's the deal with the adjustable offset forks on the older GT MTBs? Has anyone experimented with the different axle positions, and if so, how does it change the handling of the bike? I am very curious about those forks. Thanks!

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    Another RTS, ive just built
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT4ever1994

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    2012 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO carbon 29 2010 felt solo nine SS, 1994 Zaskar ,1995 GT Pantera, 2001 Hive Ti SS....

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    I have been pestering and bothering the minister of finance the whole last week to free up funds to buy a xizang... thought she'd nearly caved...but i'd have to sell my yeti... grrr, teh manitou and/or DB yes... not the ARC... maybe i shpould sell her scale and see how she likes it...

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    Back in the '90s I always lusted after the Zaskars that I saw the couriers riding but knew I could never afford one. I rode around on a Kona Hahanna and didn't really like it but it was okay for commuting. Then I found a GT Karakoram for sale and traded the guy my Hahanna and $300 cash for it, a pretty good deal back in 1994. It is an Elite version, does that mean that it is somehow different than a regular Karakoram?

    Regardless, the bike is still with me and is great for the gnarly Toronto winters. The U-brakes were always a pain in the neck so a couple of years ago I brazed on some stays for V-brakes and the bike stops on a dime now. Here is a pretty crappy photo.



    I have always loved the triple-triangle design, so much so that I tracked down a GT frame for my track bike. It is a GT GTB track bike from 1998.


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    Sheesh can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted here....

    Not sure you can exactly call both of these retro just yet, but they're pretty much extinct here in Australia... The I-Drive 1.0 is simply great for all round trail riding and the I-Drive Race is good for enduro or XC races where the tracks are rough on the hardtails.
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    Just purchased a New Old Stock 20" GT Bravado Frame. Not delivered yet but described as being 100% Mint Condition.
    Basically looking for info as I'm planning a rebuild for next weekend and want to order some stuff in. Not going for the retro, retro, retro look, but want to achieve a look that is sympathetic to the frame. Already got brand new parts, Deore XT Brake/Shifters, XT Front & Rear, RST Front Disc Caliper, Manitou Forks, FSA Chainset, etc.

    Really like the look of this Triple Triangle frame, just need to get some info on it from past or existing owners. Seems a shame that such a good frame appears to be neglected and everyone's raving about the Zaskar.
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    By the way paid £58 for this frame delivered. Good price?

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    Hmm I paid 80 quid on my little 14.5" Bravado frameset a couple of years ago and another small fortune to get the frameset into Australia. One of the best hardtail in my staple of GTs, this little gem even managed to win a club level mountain bike race on this, ahead of much more exotic bikes such as Yetis, Giants and Felts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadro
    By the way paid £58 for this frame delivered. Good price?
    VVG
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    Thanks for the reply. Frame just arrived have a look at my GT Bravado thread. Frames is awesome!!

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    Here´s my Xizang.

    I decided to build it as a team replica, but it´s not done yet. There´s still missing a black Kore stem, and a Kore/Azonic bar (Afaik they raced with those 2 on 96 season)
    Frame number is GTX96... so i decided to go period correct, even if in my opinion XTR M950 is not a proper retro groupset ...

    Pics show White Industries instead of XTR hubs but i got both wheels. The rest, apart from seat, stem and bar, it´s the closest i can get to a 96 Julie Furtado/David Baker replica.

    Specs:

    Frame: GT Xizang, size 18", 96 model (frame number GTX96...)
    Forks: Rock Shox Judy SL, titanium springs and bolts, White Brothers cartridge, 63mm of travel
    Transmission: XTR M950, 8 speed, including crankset, chain, cassette,front and rear mech
    Wheels: XTR M950 hubset, Mavic 117Sup CD Ceramic rims, laced on Wheelsmith DB spokes (White Industries on pics)
    Tyres: Panaracer Dart and Smoke kevlar, 2.1, amberwall
    Pedals: Shimano 747
    Headset: (currently an FSA, but i believe they raced with Tange, if someone could help )
    Stem: (currently cromoly Titec, looking for a black KORE)
    Shifters: XTR M950 8 speed
    Brakes: XTR M950 V-brakes
    Seatpost: XTR M900
    Saddle: original Flite Titanium (for Baker, because Julie used another one)
    Bar: (looking for the one they used, either a GT made by Easton or a Kore)
    Barends: Onza CWA (black as the stem, in this case)
    Grips: Onza Porcipaws clear grips (also used those long and thin GT logo grips)









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    Nice classic Ti hardtail there V. I love team replica builds.
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    Ah yes...another happy Xizang customer. Vitor it looks great. You didn't waste any time getting that put together. Congrats!
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Ah yes...another happy Xizang customer. Vitor it looks great. You didn't waste any time getting that put together. Congrats!
    Thank´s, mate! In fact, when Jonrock sent me the frame, about a week ago, i already had all the parts waiting for it...

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    Borderline vintage, not retro nor classic....... [needs brakes and pedals too!]
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    Here's my GT Bravado after my rebuild. For more info go to my GT Bravado thread
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    My 91 El Zaskar

    Bought this as a frameset in 91. The guys at the LBS showed me the brochure from Interbike that year and it was love at first sight. Currently my single speed bike and still rides great. Upgraded the rear brake to a WTB toggle cam in 93' or 94', when they were first introduced. Raced many times in Mexico, many mexicans drooled over it in 91' when I first raced it in Rosarito, Mexico.
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    I have an early 90's outpost (rigid). Are there any shocks available for a 1" tube to fit the outpost? I'm a clyde at 300#.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Because they were more powerful than cantilevers and in a sensible location on the seatstays they worked well. It was putting them on the chainstays (usually under them) which earned them a bad rep. Cantilevers were more powerful than say, V-brakes, but less so than U's, so GT only ran rear U-brakes lest customers launch themselves over the bars via locking up front brake/wheel.

    The comical part to v-brakes for me is that they've basically totally killed off brake booster sales/production. Back in cantilever/u-brake days, you almost HAD to have a booster plate to keep from breaking your fork/frame. Now with V's, no need for them anymore. Yet people insist v's are more powerful. LOL.

    A guy I know repeatedly BENT brake studs on frames/forks whenever he tried running a Scott Pedersen SE brake without a booster.

    Great, thought provoking post, and so true.

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    My latest winter beater, a very lightly used Bravado from 96 here with Nokian Freddy Revenz Lite.

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    Hi guys.
    This is my first post on this forum since stumbling across this thread. There are some awesome retro rides here..I love it! Pure nostalgia.
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    Anyway, here are some pics of my 89/90(?) Karakoram K2 plus some other GT related bits that I managed to keep hold of since buying new back in the day.
    It has all the original parts, ritchey megabites, vantage comp rims, Gelcel saddle(has small tear), brake blocks, cables, peddles/straps, instaflate pump etc...and still rides as solid as the day I brought it home! The only changes made are the grips.
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    Very clean. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perryc
    What's the top tube length of your Pantera. Mine is a 21.5.Is a 16 frame considered a medium or small?
    By today's standard a 16" frame is a medium.
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    Right size frame

    I am 5'10 and a 32 inseam. I have a 92 AVALANCHE that measures 16 inches and 18 from top to BB. I was thinking of getting a size 18 but thinking it might me too big. I have a 2002 MARZ BOMBER fork arriving anytime. Any suggestions from the pros? Here is a pic.
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    18" would be the more appropriate size for your height, but it's up to your own personal preference. I'm the same height and have an 18" '94 Pantera, I couldn't imagine riding a 16" frame. My other mountain bikes are either 18" or 19" frames.
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    Very nive 90s K2. Amazing, still have original Megabite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville
    18" would be the more appropriate size for your height, but it's up to your own personal preference. I'm the same height and have an 18" '94 Pantera, I couldn't imagine riding a 16" frame. My other mountain bikes are either 18" or 19" frames.
    What's the top tube length of your Pantera. Mine is a 21.5.Is a 16 frame considered a medium or small?

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    With a suspension fork with 130 mm of travel, will it not increase the wheelbase? It will have more rake at the same time?

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    GT Top Tube end cap...what will ir reveal?

    Did GT release ZASKARS (90's) with the curved end cap like the AVALANCHE? If yes, does it mean it's made in TAIWAN or USA?
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    All 90's Zaskars had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's Tawian. The only Taiwan exception is the 92 Pantera which also had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's not necessarily an Avalanche either...it could be a Pantera, Backwoods or Tempest
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    All 90's Zaskars had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's Tawian. The only Taiwan exception is the 92 Pantera which also had a flat end cap. If it's curved it's not necessarily an Avalanche either...it could be a Pantera, Backwoods or Tempest
    Not a good buy then. I'll just wait. Thanks.

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    96 Zaskar

    Inspired by the recent reissue to polish up my 96 Zaskar (16") - as I've got another hardtail (Ruckus) don't use this so much now and thinking of converting to singlespeed.
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    Still have both bike only the Avalanche is frame only on top of my kitchen cabinet and the Zaskar X is set up as a weight weenie v brake racer for the coming summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobikeguy
    Lovin them 1/2'n'1/2 xizangs, and great condition too with original XT

    Yeah and to think that what three yrs ago the guy in Florida that had it listed had to run it for 3 weeks on eBay before someone bought it for lowly $350. Bike would bring an easy 1500-2000 today. EASY!
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    My 1991 Tequesta


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    96 Zaskar

    First of many to come... Zaskar in Red ano. The others coming will all be 93 or older just to make Rumpfy smile

    Bought this frame last spring when I decided I was going to build a Zaskar collection. My aim was to do one of each of the original ano colors that GT did back in the early days.

    I bought this one as a complete bike with Spinergy wheels on it... This is a 1996 model year frame showing brand new original GT decals from 96.

    Specs:
    Fork: Actually painted in a candy red that GT used on their mid line Backwoods model in 1995.
    Can't even tell it's not ano.
    Headset is a Dia Compe alloy cupped version with retainer bearings...standard issue back then.
    Stem: Control tech
    Cable Hanger: Tioga
    Brakes: Ritchey Logic Cantilevers....with brand new hardware. I picked up a NOS Dia Compe 986 canti a few months back just to rob the hardware for these brakes as the stuff on it had lived near coastal sea air too long.
    Brake Levers: Matching Ritchey Logics...the only brake levers I have personally used since 1991...they just fit...like my saddle
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-739 pods only this way you have more adjustability than if integrated with the levers
    Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737 one of the nicest looking cranks ma Shimano ever spit out and one of the last with a polished arms
    Derailleurs: Deore XT
    Wheels: Amazing craigs find...NOS GT/Hadley hubs in red ano laced to Gold Mavic 217's with black nips and 15/16 DB spokes
    Tires as per the 96 spec Smoke and Dart
    Seat Post: Ritchey Logic Force Directional by Nitto made in Japan
    Seat Clamp: Critical racing cnc
    Saddle: Vetta SL because it's the one that fits me
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    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    [QUOTE=jorasp]My 1991 Tequesta

    It's 1989.
    WANTED:NOS TIOGA SUSPENSION FRONT HUB in BLUE
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    1997 LTS.

    $50.00 for the frame from the original owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    First of many to come... Zaskar in Red ano. The others coming will all be 93 or older just to make Rumpfy smile

    Bought this frame last spring when I decided I was going to build a Zaskar collection. My aim was to do one of each of the original ano colors that GT did back in the early days.

    I bought this one as a complete bike with Spinergy wheels on it... This is a 1996 model year frame showing brand new original GT decals from 96.

    Specs:
    Fork: Actually painted in a candy red that GT used on their mid line Backwoods model in 1995.
    Can't even tell it's not ano.
    Headset is a Dia Compe alloy cupped version with retainer bearings...standard issue back then.
    Stem: Control tech
    Cable Hanger: Tioga
    Brakes: Ritchey Logic Cantilevers....with brand new hardware. I picked up a NOS Dia Compe 986 canti a few months back just to rob the hardware for these brakes as the stuff on it had lived near coastal sea air too long.
    Brake Levers: Matching Ritchey Logics...the only brake levers I have personally used since 1991...they just fit...like my saddle
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-739 pods only this way you have more adjustability than if integrated with the levers
    Crank: Shimano Deore XT FC-M737 one of the nicest looking cranks ma Shimano ever spit out and one of the last with a polished arms
    Derailleurs: Deore XT
    Wheels: Amazing craigs find...NOS GT/Hadley hubs in red ano laced to Gold Mavic 217's with black nips and 15/16 DB spokes
    Tires as per the 96 spec Smoke and Dart
    Seat Post: Ritchey Logic Force Directional by Nitto made in Japan
    Seat Clamp: Critical racing cnc
    Saddle: Vetta SL because it's the one that fits me
    That's gotta be one of the most unique Zaskar builds. I like it. From pulling the fork off a Backwoods to scoring those wheels (I agree, amazing), it's cool to see how it all came together. Now you just need a better, brighter side photo! The close ups look good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff
    That's gotta be one of the most unique Zaskar builds. I like it. From pulling the fork off a Backwoods to scoring those wheels (I agree, amazing), it's cool to see how it all came together. Now you just need a better, brighter side photo! The close ups look good though.
    DJ I'll be posting up some pics of "Zaskar Alley" shortly. Theses pis were taken at night so it was tough to get the red to pop the way it does when you see it in person.
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    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTrain40
    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.

    Chainstay mounted U-Brakes. Not too uncommon, though mine were seat stay mounted. Whats the question?
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    Thanks for the info on the year alohachiimoku!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTrain40
    So I just browsed all 11 pages... again, and cannot find a GT with similar brake placement as this one I found on the 'List.

    Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the quality, clearly stolen from craigslist.
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1988 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline and Outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are 10's of thousands in existence. The reason you don't see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1998 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline
    and outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are10's of thousands in existance. The reason you don;t see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
    Thanks for the info. I hope you didnt mean to sound so snooty.

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    Patiently waiting for "Zaskar Alley"
    WTB: Bontrager Comp Fork & Syncros metal top cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1998 model year

    I think you meant 1988.

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    Thanks DJ.....glasses cleaned!
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    Rishi

    Probably IHBC 87? 88?


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    Wow that's a young Rishi pic
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    97' GT Backwoods

    cant find too many of these on here.
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    Jeremy that bike too new for this thread...it would be best in the GT Manufacturers thread. They try to keep the bikes in this thread to 93or older as it's a sub-thread under VRC. (Vintage.Retro/Classic). Md-line mass produced bike postings are always better in the manufacturers threads.
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    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    Hey this is my first post here. I recently bought a GT timbeline off Craiglist for the price of $25. Its not in bad shape and built really well but the bottom bracket is wearing and im having trouble locating information on this model. Ive found info but not the size of the bottom bracket. Even the pics I do find of the older timberlines, the rear brake is located on top of the frame and not under like mine. Any help would be great Thanx...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jorasp
    My 1991 Tequesta

    Off topic: Nice G1 Transformers you have there!

    Here's my 94/95 Xizang, still under construction:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Hey this is my first post here. I recently bought a GT timbeline off Craiglist for the price of $25. Its not in bad shape and built really well but the bottom bracket is wearing and im having trouble locating information on this model. Ive found info but not the size of the bottom bracket. Even the pics I do find of the older timberlines, the rear brake is located on top of the frame and not under like mine. Any help would be great Thanx...



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    umm...... ummmm...

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    I guess some folks think that if it can be done, it should be done. . .
    “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya

    Anyone know the bottom bracket size for this bike??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Anyone know the bottom bracket size for this bike??
    Look on the back of the crank arms to see which model they are, then go here

    http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

    Based on the age of the bike (I can't make out what crankset that is), I'd wager that it's either 68x122 or 68x127

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    Here's a couple for you

    1996 Pantera with NOS STX-RC 7 speed Groupset, full rebuild nice and shiny again.

    1997 STS-DH getting ready to put a new NOS Super Deluxe on (just sourced some mint triple clamp XL's for this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgskoop
    Look on the back of the crank arms to see which model they are, then go here

    http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

    Based on the age of the bike (I can't make out what crankset that is), I'd wager that it's either 68x122 or 68x127

    -Jim G
    Its a Exage crankset but the bike is older than 1990 and the exage cranks on the link dont go under 1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    The Tequesta that you have is from the 1988 model year and that year (see catalog pic below) every Tequesta, Timberline and Outpost had a u-brake that was chainstay mounted. There are 10's of thousands in existence. The reason you don't see many in this forum thread is because it's tends to have more upscale models that are talked about not the more basic common models.
    Know the bottom bracket size?

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    do you have the tools to take the BB out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    do you have the tools to take the BB out?
    Pulled it this morning. The only idnetification markings on it are as follows...

    Hatta

    01 88 (guessing this is the year)

    3P Cr-Mo

    Thats it, theres no size anywhere on it and like I was afraid of it fell to pieces when I took it apart. The bearing rings are garbage and ball bearings went everywhere. Googling the internet trying to find a replacement but its not looking to good. Any help with this is/will be greatly aprreciated. Thanx....

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    this may help...

    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    Pulled it this morning. The only idnetification markings on it are as follows...

    Hatta

    01 88 (guessing this is the year)

    3P Cr-Mo

    Thats it, theres no size anywhere on it and like I was afraid of it fell to pieces when I took it apart. The bearing rings are garbage and ball bearings went everywhere. Googling the internet trying to find a replacement but its not looking to good. Any help with this is/will be greatly aprreciated. Thanx....
    "The Symmetrical equivalent to a 3P axle is a cartridge BB with a 122 axle. So you need a 68x122 cartridge BB or a standard BB cup and retainer set with the same 3P axle you had."
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    "The Symmetrical equivalent to a 3P axle is a cartridge BB with a 122 axle. So you need a 68x122 cartridge BB or a standard BB cup and retainer set with the same 3P axle you had."
    Thankyou...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcnya
    80cc...assisted GT Timberline
    I'll see your 80cc and raise you 500W:

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    Here's one. GT Karakoram
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    Picked this up recently just for the parts. It's a 1990 Karakoram that someone upgraded with XT derailleurs, XT wheels w/black ano'd Specialized rims, XT rear U-brake and SE Pederson front canti's, Deore thumbies, a Girvin stem, Onza bar-ends, and some Bullseye cranks. It's kinda cool seeing blue collar bikes with upgrades.

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    picked this 1988 GT avalanche I found on CL...

    sorry for all the pics

    pics from the guy on CL...


    described as having...
    Scott~wrap around mountain bars
    Odyessey~stem with 3:1 ratio brake cable cam
    Blackburn~rear rack
    Diore II XT rims
    Diore II crank, brakes and levers
    Undersized forward smaller crank for speed and oversized forward larger crank wheel for climbing
    After market freewheel cog on rear wheel reduced tooth on small cog (speed) and oversized tooth on large cog (climbing)
    I am sure it will need new rubber though.....although I have a different tire up front

    some more pics after I picked it up... only thing I did was









    biopace cranks


    setup in commuter mode with origin8 space bar, lights and a rack...
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    Donalson, that Avalanche is sweet. I love the hite rite and biopace rings. Nice work on the bar change out for commuting. Perfect bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duotone
    Here's one. GT Karakoram
    I see no bike, just trees and pubic hair.
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    Donalson...nice pick. That's the $50 bike from Pensacola. My son was at Eglin AFB and I was trying to get him to run over and grab it for me but he was buried in training and had no time.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Donalson...nice pick. That's the $50 bike from Pensacola. My son was at Eglin AFB and I was trying to get him to run over and grab it for me but he was buried in training and had no time.
    yup pensacola CL back in early december haha... was located in fort walton beach which is right near eglin... I'd emailed him way back when... never had money and time to go get it at the same time... finaly had money and worked it out with a friend that lives over that way to pick it up for me for $50 it's a steal... i'm going to run it out on the trail at some point just to say I did ... wish i still had my lycra covered helmet haha.
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    Can anyone help identify this frame please? Its been in my garage for a few years now, never ridden it, as far as i can tell it has always been white and red, just someone has stuck a Shimano sticker over the name/model of the frame, it is 6061, and the serial is MT81205083, never built it, just wondering if anyone can help identify the age, model etc of this frame?, maybe help me even source some parts to get the suspension part built up again?, it is literally the frame and swinging arm nothing else, thanks in advance!.








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    Can someone tell me if the bike in this ad is really a Zaskar? The guy has been trying to sell it for months and it looks pretty beat up...thanks.

    http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and...AdIdZ114855093

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel sanchEz
    Can someone tell me if the bike in this ad is really a Zaskar? The guy has been trying to sell it for months and it looks pretty beat up...thanks.

    http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and...AdIdZ114855093
    I would say no based on the curved end of the top tube behind the seatpost. As far as I know, all Zaskars had a flat end.
    :)

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    Looks like an AVALANCHE to me. There is a thread about the end cap. I'm just too lazy to search but it has infos about the curved and flat end cap, I just cant recall if the issue was with the ZASKAR or the AVALANCHE. But it still looks like a repainted AVALANCHE with ZASKAR stickers. I'm not sure.

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    K, thanks, I was suspicious because he has a weird list of components and the frame is repainted and it has been listed for months now; the dork disk was also a bit odd. Thanks guys.

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    Avalanche, Pantera, Backwoods or Tempest.... definitely not a Zaskar
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    nice GT's I'm restoring a 93 GT Team Avalanche the Blue one and a 93 GT Zaskar LE both with m900 parts Lots of work & $$ but it will be worth it, can't wait to post them for everyone to see JayMan

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    We the people ... GT 1995 Backwoods question

    Heh,

    Hope alls well, I have a Backwoods GT 1995 or 1996, great bike, still working well, I want to upgrade the forks to suspension forks, Just wondering, does anyone know if there is any type of Suspension forks that will fit that frame type ?


    http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/B...oods&Type=bike

    Thanks

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    Here is the details on my GT backwoods model

    http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/B...oods&Type=bike

    Any help would be great

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    I have a 96 backwoods and put a 100mm Rockshox Duke on it. Works great.

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    frame: 96

    parts: 98/99

    fork: 2000, wheelset polished, no good in winter :-(

    i was faster than now

    nut

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    Thanks for that Jeremy, I'll check them out, are they easy to fit ?

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    If it has a 1 1/8" headtube it should be an easy upgrade. If its the old 1" you might have a little more trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohalrighthen
    Here are some of my retro GTs...

    - A GT Bravado, again, I do not know the vintage of this but from the decals onboard, it appears to be a late 90s GT Bravado. Reynolds 631 double butted chromoly tubes with GT chromoly fork. Turned into my daily commuter bike - light, fast and can handle anything that my road bike cannot, and easily converted back to a proper MTB shall I decide to scare myself by riding a full rigid someday.
    I love the Bravado...I've been looking for a late 90's Bravado or Karakoram frame to build up.

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    Here's my '97 Xizang and my '93 Zaskar LE




    '97 Xizang (w/'95 decals) and my '93 Zaskar LE - both 16"

    Unfortunately I don't have the Zaskar anymore, but I hope to rebuild one just like it one day. But I'm so impressed with the Xizang right now. It's such a solid build and the '09 80mm SID is just an incredible fork compared to the original '98 SID it had when I got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanus
    But I'm so impressed with the Xizang right now. It's such a solid build and the '09 80mm SID is just an incredible fork compared to the original '98 SID it had when I got it.
    I luurrve your Zanger. I have a matching sticker kit on mine.
    What year model is yours? Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley
    I luurrve your Zanger. I have a matching sticker kit on mine.
    What year model is yours? Very nice.
    I bought the Zaskar frame back in college, then built it up. I don't recall where I got it from, but I feel like I ordered it out of a place in mountainbike magazine. I thought is was a '94, but GM told me it was a '93, which is close enough that the details get a little fuzzy for me. He has a purple one with similar looking white letters, so I think he's right. I haven't seen another Zaskar with those decals either. The Xizang is pretty awesome, though. I think I beat GM by a few minutes on that one! ;-)

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    Bryanus yours was definitely a 93 by decal.
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    Recent pick-up....a GT drop bar with a ton of history behind it. As you can see by the serial number this GT Edge steel cyclocross frame was built for 2001 UCI MTB Champion, 3 time US XC Champion and six time US cyclocross champion Alison Dunlap. Fillet brazed from Reynolds 853 at the GT Tech Shop in Longmont, CO. This one has definitely been ridden. Shows a ton of head tube cable rub and a few other frame and stay nicks but overall is in very decent shape. It came to me set-up as a SS with mismatched wheels. I just gave it a good bath and put on some parts I had in boxes in the basement to get it operational. My 14 yr. old daughter will be the bikes new rider. Anyone out there got a set of old Cane Creek wheels so I can get it back to spec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Recent pick-up....a GT drop bar with a ton of history behind it. As you can see by the serial number this GT Edge steel cyclocross frame was built for 2001 UCI MTB Champion, 3 time US XC Champion and six time US cyclocross champion Alison Dunlap. Fillet brazed from Reynolds 853 at the GT Tech Shop in Longmont, CO.
    Very nice. I remember that bike... I love "skinny-tubed" GT's.

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    A bike with provenance, very cool. Even if it is a GT with skinny tires.
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    Dude, that is awesome. Glad it was you who got it and not someone with no GT knowledge. Great find.
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    98 xizang

    nice xizang on ebay item 260567231253 take a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrongway benton
    nice xizang on ebay item 260567231253 take a look
    Don't spam the fourm douche bag.
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    Just pulled the trigger on a Xizang, not sure if I paid a good price (750 seems a bit much) but it has a new Sid fork and full XTR. Frame is perfect and it rides so nicely that I just couldn't pass it up, too sweet! Here's a quick photo, I can get some more when it's light out. So . . . what you think, fair price?

    BTW, how do you pronounce Xizang. Now that I own one, I should know how to pronounce it. And don't tell me it's something like "Zi-Wang" so that everyone laughs the next time I say it!
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    Shhee-zung?

    * http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Xizang * clicky on the little speaker button


    $750 sounds pretty damn good price, you normally pay more for just the frame

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    looks to me like you did just fine...congrats

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    See-Zahng, according to my wife who is a naturalized American originally from mainland China.
    I've always pronounced it as ZeeZang but then I'm a fan of butchering languages, including English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler
    Just pulled the trigger on a Xizang, Frame is perfect and it rides so nicely that I just couldn't pass it up, too sweet!
    Really? are you sure it's perfect? From what I've read you may want to make sure you have the rear brake bosses well gooped with locktite. To quote the seller

    "I actually mean the receiver (female) aspect of the brake bosses that are part of the frame are just a bit stripped, by no way total or anything like that, just a bit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Really? are you sure it's perfect? From what I've read you may want to make sure you have the rear brake bosses well gooped with locktite. To quote the seller

    "I actually mean the receiver (female) aspect of the brake bosses that are part of the frame are just a bit stripped, by no way total or anything like that, just a bit."


    Good call, for some reason I keep forgetting that, but I do plan to locktite it, and as far as issues a bike can have, that is relatively minor to me as it is not imminent and is entirely fixable, but it sounds like it was enough to make you think twice, or did I simply snag it before you? Either way, I'm happy, it rides like a dream so if I ever do have brake issues I will probably just bolt on a disc brake!
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    And lower your damn seat. If you really ride it like that, you just purchased the wrong size bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville
    And lower your damn seat. If you really ride it like that, you just purchased the wrong size bike.
    I fail to see how that is any concern of yours, but since you pointed it out, the picture is off craigslist, and shows the seat post length from the previous owner. I have since lowered it, and considering that you have never seen me, the bike, nor me riding the bike, I hardly see how you are in the position to make any judgments regarding the fit, but I suppose that's why you placed that caveat in your signature.

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    Decided to venture into some older GT fully's and have been searching for older RTS, LTS and STS's. This one popped up great condition from So Cal. I spent five ours working that coastal oxidation off the surface and swapped the saddle, grips and front brakes back to original spec. Air'd the shock and fork and it's a great ride. M900/910 spec with White Industries/Mavic 217 wheels. Original tires with the nubs yet and the machine lines are still visible in the rim sides. One down two to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Decided to venture into some older GT fully's and have been searching for older RTS, LTS and STS's. This one popped up great condition from So Cal. I spent five ours working that coastal oxidation off the surface and swapped the saddle, grips and front brakes back to original spec. Air'd the shock and fork and it's a great ride. M900/91 spec with White Industries/Mavic 217 wheels. Original tires with the nubs yet and the machine lines are still visible in the rim sides. One down two to go.

    Mike King's RTS sold on eBay not too long ago...that would have been the one to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Mike King's RTS sold on eBay not too long ago...that would have been the one to get.

    Saw that.....but Mike's just a tad shorter than me and I wanted one for riding.
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    Nice pick-up on the Team, that's a nice looking bike.

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    That's a nice one. Did you re-decal it as well?
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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    Here is my sweet 199??? Ricochet. Anyone have a clue what year this is?
    I have upgraded the front fork, stem, bars and brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt jorgito
    That's a nice one. Did you re-decal it as well?

    Just the drive side GT down tube decal....rookie packer put nothing between the wheel and the frame so that white decal was boogered pretty good on arrival The rest are all original. Like I said it was "that good".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Saw that.....but Mike's just a tad shorter than me and I wanted one for riding.
    Works for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by campisi
    See-Zahng, according to my wife who is a naturalized American originally from mainland China.
    I've always pronounced it as ZeeZang but then I'm a fan of butchering languages, including English.
    I've never heard anyone say it any other way but Shy-Zang.

    That's how the people at Riteway pronounced it.

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    Dzhi-zang was how I always heard it, an pronounced it.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    New to the site, just started the restoration of my 20 year old Tequesta. Got it for Christmas when I was 12yrs old, and had it ever since. Will post some pics soon. (SERIAL? T9012 A5 803)

    Might need some help along the way, I don't know all the specs when replacing parts.

    List of things done:
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    List of things to do: (need some advice)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound
    I've never heard anyone say it any other way but Shy-Zang.

    That's how the people at Riteway pronounced it.
    Correct pronounciation is here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Xizang shee-zhang.


    I called them zy-zangs for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeypurcell
    New to the site, just started the restoration of my 20 year old Tequesta. Got it for Christmas when I was 12yrs old, and had it ever since. Will post some pics soon.

    Might need some help along the way, I don't know all the specs when replacing parts.

    List of things done:
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    1" to 1 1/8" conversion
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    List of things to do: (need some advice)
    Crankset
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    And the serial number is?
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    Blacker than black, meaner than all... just not as old... 2000 GT rebound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugi
    Here is my sweet 199??? Ricochet. Anyone have a clue what year this is?
    I have upgraded the front fork, stem, bars and brakes.

    might be as old as 93. Bikepedia has got a bunch listed. Frame looks a lot like my rebound. Is that factory paint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    And the serial number is?

    Not sure if this is it, but I found these series of numbers on the bike.

    T9012 A5 803

    These look correct?

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    It's a 1998.

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    1995 Tequesta

    Just picked up a sad 1995 GT Tequesta for $40. I saw it at a local pawn shop, and i remembered having an "outpost", when i first arrived for my second post of Army duty in 1995 in Texas. I could not let it die. It's beaten pretty badly, but i'm going to make her whole again. It has a really odd mix of components, clearly not original. Sram Attack shifters, Tektro brake levers, Shimano Avilio rear D, and the front D is broken off (yes broken off at the arm!), the only original parts seem to be the wheels, handlebars, stem, and crankset. I'm fairly certain this year came with STX components?
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    My LTS3

    thought i would post a pic of my LTS 3, I've had it since new and still ride it, although the last time i rode it ( 7weeks ago) i went OTB and fractured my upper humerus, but i still love it, and hope to be back on the trails soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Hate
    might be as old as 93. Bikepedia has got a bunch listed. Frame looks a lot like my rebound. Is that factory paint?
    Well I found out it is actually a 97 or 98 and not extremely sought after, and yes the paint (was) original, which I was not too fond of. I decided to change it up a bit one day when I was bored, and it now has a brand new front Der and Brown Lizard Skins (not in the photo).
    Went to Dirtfest at Raystown Lake and picked up a ton of decals and thought they would maybe work for this bike.
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    Dude, that looks pretty sweet. The brown lizard skinz are gonna go well with it. Nice find.
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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    Love this thread like I love my old GTs...I've had a Pantera, an Avalanch and a Zaskar (in that order) before going full suspension with first an lts-1, which i actually loved more than any mountain bike i'v ever had but got seduced by the carbon sts-1 with it's OEM rockshox front disc brake.

    I always sold my old bike to pay for the new one which I now wish I hadn't have done, but I did pick up an old Zaskar a few years ago and restored it to glory, put slicks on it and use it as a city bike. For the full suspension I have a Cannondale Gemini that I hardly ride because it's 38 pounds and I'm getting too old. Looking at a new Force Carbon Pro since i want to get back into serious riding, don't suppose anyone has any feedback on taht model?

    Anyway, great thread, love the pics since i was brought up on GTs going back to the mid 90s! I'll post some pics after I take them tomorrow but I have a Zaskar LE POLICE bike frame if anyone wants it -it's been hanging on my shop wall since 2006.

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    I have an 1988 Karakoram with the black and white crackle paint. The bike was alwasy very good to me and would bomb down anything carrying my 210 #'s. Never a worry about it integrity.

    I still have it up in my garage acttic. I think this thread warrants a visit and a relocation to the ground floor for an inspection and spin around the block. I know it is going to feel heavy compared to a 17# road bike and a 22 pound hardtail.

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    Here's a 1990 Team Avalanche. I owned one of these back in 90 and raced the heck out of it. I had picked one up a few months back and needed to change a few things to get it back to original and then had a chance to pick up a frame that was even nicer off a bike that maybe had a few hundred miles on it at most. So here's how it sits now.
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    Shocks

    48 yr old dusted off my 1996 GT Tequesta that has sat in the garage since 2000. want to begin riding again, nothing serious, casual dirt road, trail, etc. dont have and dont want to throw a bunch of money at it but want some suspension for my old, fragil butt.

    Can anyone recommend a decent seat post shock and fork shocks that are a good value for light trail riding?
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    It's been passed along, it was too small for anyone I knew.... bummer

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    My 1994 Karakoram
    Bought it off craigslist with a leaky fork, new front shifter and bent barends for cheap and i gradually turned it into this:

    Surly instigator fork, salsa gordo's laced to surly hubs, DH bar setup, cruiser tires and singlespeed drivetrain.
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    G'day everyone..

    Just after some assistance ID'ing the year of my GT Pantera. I think it's a 95, but I've never seen the same "Pantera" decal on another bike:



    Not sure if it was normal, but the GT logo & Pantera on the frame are under the clearcoat.

    It is fully rigid, with a "GT Cro-Mo" sticker on the forks. Came with STX/STX-RC gear, KORE stem & GT bars.

    I'm starting a restoration on it, so it'd be handy to know what year it is to get the appropriate bits.



    Cheers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca!
    G'day everyone..
    Just after some assistance ID'ing the year of my GT Pantera. I think it's a 95, but I've never seen the same "Pantera" decal on another bike:
    It's a 1996 model year Pantera. You can tell by the font used in the model name decal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca!
    That looks like a good restoration project--I'll bet it will clean up real nice. Panteras are cool.
    Beware the forty-year-old man on a twenty-year-old bike...He likely knows how to ride it.

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    I recently sold my '91 Team Avalanche, and forgot to post pics into this thread. Here it is:
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    I am now making brass travel chips for the GT STS, and LTS.
    If you are interested, here are some pics on ebay, and my address is
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    Matt, nice looking bike. It looks like it was in excellent condition, and pretty much original parts. I have one the same size, but it's beat compared to yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    It's a 1996 model year Pantera. You can tell by the font used in the model name decal
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H.
    That looks like a good restoration project--I'll bet it will clean up real nice. Panteras are cool.
    Thanks guys..

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Matt, nice looking bike. It looks like it was in excellent condition, and pretty much original parts. I have one the same size, but it's beat compared to yours.
    Thanks Laffeaux--I think I recall seeing yours posted somewhere wearing studded snowtires. Or am I thinking of someone elses?
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    A recent acquisition/project in the works and very close to getting it back to original.. First want to thank Linoleum for agreeing to part with this one. It's a 1993 GT Team Avalanche. Tig Welded and US built from True Temper AVR frame tubing. This was the last steel framed Avalanche/Team Avalanche that GT offered and is probably the rarest because in 1993 the industry experienced the explosion in aluminum offerings and that year the Avalanche model became the Avalanche AL and GT kept the Team Avalanche as a steel bike. This was my missing link to completing the GT Avalanche/Team Avalanche steel collection from 1988-1993. When I received this one it was wearing a 98 Indy for but I had the correct model year original Bologna Lite in inventory so switched it back to catalogue spec. The bike is full M900 XTR with M231 rims. Rich tells me it had obviously seen some sun because the "Team" top tube decals had turned white. The frame color is great but it's Imron so one would expect that to hold up well to sun. Many of the black ano parts like the headset, seat post and stem looked polished on the drive side due to the sun and original black on the left side. I have an original black post on the way for it and will be switching the tires back to the original Smoke/Dart combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H.
    Thanks Laffeaux--I think I recall seeing yours posted somewhere wearing studded snowtires. Or am I thinking of someone elses?
    Yep, that was mine. It's been called on for snow duty this winter.
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    Thanks for taking care of her! The black looks great btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linoleum
    Thanks for taking care of her! The black looks great btw.

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    Thanks, Just matching it back up with the original catalog pic.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    newbie here, so please be gentle...

    i am trying to figure out what year and model this GT is:



    i rescued it about 8 yrs ago from an abandoned bike rack in my apt bldg - manager was going to send the 5 or so random bikes on the rack to a scrap metal junkyard. this one came home with me.

    the stickers were mostly torn or scraped off but from what I remember they were black and red. the natural aluminum finish is a bit pitted and corroded from exposure to the salty air here in santa monica.

    i added the missing pieces (seat & post, front wheelset and tire, bar ends, replaced cables, brake pads etc...) and have ridden it off and on for the past 8 yrs or so. it keeps my other ride (94' fisher montare) company on my balcony.

    this is what i can tell from some web digging and inspecting the bike:

    serial number is MA5002460 (under BB)
    size 16 frame
    7005 aluminum
    rounded GT engraved cap at end of top tube
    integrated seat clamp
    V-brakes
    1 1/8" threadless Aheadset SAS
    LX front + XT rear

    here are some more pictures:









    my best guess is that it's a 1999/2000 avalanche? any input is greatly appreciated. she's overdue for a rebuild. hopefully this summer.

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    JFYI...every newbie whose ever posted questions like yours in the VRC has come here seeking info that they themselves could find out and learn on line through some simple searches just so they could run off to craigs or eBay and sell off there bike. Your newbie here so please be gentle comment gave you away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    JFYI...every newbie whose ever posted questions like yours in the VRC has come here seeking info that they themselves could find out and learn on line through some simple searches just so they could run off to craigs or eBay and sell off there bike. Your newbie here so please be gentle comment gave you away.
    JFYI, i don't know you and you definitely do not know me...and unlike you, i am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and refrain making any rude assumptions about you or your intentions off the bat.

    while you may have encyclopedic knowledge of all things GT, i do not. i have been trying to figure out the correct year and model of my bike for over 3 weeks now and i keep finding conflicting information. my best guess is in my original post. if i could have determined with certainty what model and year my bike is on my own, i would have rather spared myself the joys of coming into an established forum as a newbie and 'meeting' someone as friendly as yourself

    no, i have absolutely no intentions of selling the bike. i've been out of the mountain biking scene for close to 15 years now, so much so that my bikes have become 'cool' again by default.

    my inquiry here is out of pure curiosity as lately, every time i ride the GT, other riders (much younger than me) ask what it is and/or tell me conflicting things about it. i also figured it would hopefully be a good way to try and get back involved with an online community of bike enthusiasts.

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    Picked up a 91 Karakoram recently. Still has the original Ritchey MegaBites on it.



    All I have to do now is convince my friend who is now "boycotting fitness" to part with his Xizang, and with my Zaskar I'll have one of each. It will probably take mucho tequila.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 99GTCA
    JFYI, i don't know you and you definitely do not know me...and unlike you, i am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and refrain making any rude assumptions about you or your intentions off the bat.

    while you may have encyclopedic knowledge of all things GT, i do not. i have been trying to figure out the correct year and model of my bike for over 3 weeks now and i keep finding conflicting information. my best guess is in my original post. if i could have determined with certainty what model and year my bike is on my own, i would have rather spared myself the joys of coming into an established forum as a newbie and 'meeting' someone as friendly as yourself

    no, i have absolutely no intentions of selling the bike. i've been out of the mountain biking scene for close to 15 years now, so much so that my bikes have become 'cool' again by default.

    my inquiry here is out of pure curiosity as lately, every time i ride the GT, other riders (much younger than me) ask what it is and/or tell me conflicting things about it. i also figured it would hopefully be a good way to try and get back involved with an online community of bike enthusiasts.

    It appears to be a 97 model year Avalanche based on the integrated seat clamp and 7005 frame tubing.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    It appears to be a 97 model year Avalanche based on the integrated seat clamp and 7005 frame tubing.
    thank you, much appreciated...

    however, this just further confounds me. i don't know how accurate bikepedia is but all the 97 avalanches they have listed (LE, 01, 02) are made from 6061 not 7005?

    i saw in one of your previous posts that you mentioned the airfree tires site as a better reference - do you have a link to that as cannot find any bike model reference info on their site.

    i even emailed GT regarding the serial number and they were no help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99GTCA
    thank you, much appreciated...

    however, this just further confounds me. i don't know how accurate bikepedia is but all the 97 avalanches they have listed (LE, 01, 02) are made from 6061 not 7005?

    i saw in one of your previous posts that you mentioned the airfree tires site as a better reference - do you have a link to that as cannot find any bike model reference info on their site.

    i even emailed GT regarding the serial number and they were no help.
    There was an Avalanche model and an Avalanche LE. The Avalanche was 7005 and Taiwan built the Avalanche LE was USA made and 6061. It's not that confusing and easy to see when you have the catalogs...
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    Nice GT's! I picked this up recently. Wanted one in my mid teens and finally, after 17 years i got one. Not sure what year it is but I'm guessing early 90's? A lot of it looks to be original Shimano LX. Working on getting a correct fork and some other bits. Still a fun bike to ride though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    It appears to be a 97 model year Avalanche based on the integrated seat clamp and 7005 frame tubing.
    Could it also be a Riccochet? One of my sons has one that same color, and the decals look very similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    Could it also be a Riccochet? One of my sons has one that same color, and the decals look very similar.
    Don't think the Ricochet had the integrated seat clamp when this one was out. Just guessing but I think most of the LX parts with XT derailleur are probably original on 99GTCA's which would also indicate an Avalanche.
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    dstruct, yours is a 1990 model year Karakoram.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Don't think the Ricochet had the integrated seat clamp when this one was out. Just guessing but I think most of the LX parts with XT derailleur are probably original on 99GTCA's which would also indicate an Avalanche.
    the LX and XT parts are what were on the bike. the bomber was too but it has a 2002 sticker under it so i'm guessing that was added by the owner and not OE.

    assuming this frame is taiwan built how/why would GT put a sticker claiming 100% american built - isn't that illegal or something? were all their 7005 frames all foreign built?



    anyway to decipher the serial number? MA5002460

    (sorry about the barrage questions.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99GTCA
    the LX and XT parts are what were on the bike. the bomber was too but it has a 2002 sticker under it so i'm guessing that was added by the owner and not OE.

    assuming this frame is taiwan built how/why would GT put a sticker claiming 100% american built - isn't that illegal or something? were all their 7005 frames all foreign built?



    anyway to decipher the serial number? MA5002460

    (sorry about the barrage questions.)
    You ship a frame and parts into the US and build it there. Hence the American built sticker.
    It does not say MADE IN THE USA. All companies played that game back then to reduce the complete bike tariff paid on importing a complete bike. 5-11% on a 800 dollar bike increases the retail price drastically and can take your product out of an important retail price point. Yes the 7005's were all Taiwan at that point. GT only made frames in the US out of 6061.
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    I posted the tale of my '92 Zaskar as a separate thread a while back:

    https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.p...60257#poststop

    Here are some of the pics from the album in that origin thread:







    In my original post I neglected to share pics of the GT skewers. I've since learned those are kind of scarce, so I'll post a pic of the rear one here. I'd put the condition as somewhere between "Craigslist Pristine" and "Ebay NOS." If you squint, you can kinda make out the G and the T.

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    OK. What's the story on the Zaskar's rear triangle?

    Quote Originally Posted by DFA
    Picked up a 91 Karakoram recently. Still has the original Ritchey MegaBites on it.



    All I have to do now is convince my friend who is now "boycotting fitness" to part with his Xizang, and with my Zaskar I'll have one of each. It will probably take mucho tequila.

    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    OK. What's the story on the Zaskar's rear triangle?
    you mean the xizang? being steel/ti bolt-on from ~1990ish

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    1991 Xizang was Ti with Chromoly rear...1991 Xizang LE was fully Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    dstruct, yours is a 1990 model year Karakoram.
    Thank you.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    you mean the xizang? being steel/ti bolt-on from ~1990ish
    Whatever.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    '95 Backwoods, Candy Red

    I bought this from a friend about a month ago. It was pretty much stock when I got it and in great shape, too! I replaced the GT stem and flat handlebars with white Sette riser bars and a little shorter stem. I think the Panaracer Fire XC Pros give it a nice touch. I want to replace that Bontrager saddle with a white one sometime soon. The Shimano Alivo group isn't all that bad and the trigger shifters work very well.

    As this is now my "official" dog exercising bike, the Springer arms along with Z-adapters have been added.

    Springtime, what a great time of year!
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    hmmm........


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    in case you don't want to look at that lts...


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    Errr, must be for commuting uphill on bumpy bikepaths.... ummmmm.....I shed a tear..
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    Old steel, 24 inch frame?

    I've got a small fleet of GT bikes ..... picked up this frame on the cheap, just cause I've no idea what it is. Note the chainstay u-brake and american bmx size bottom bracket. Any ideas what this this is ..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by abailcb
    I've got a small fleet of GT bikes ..... picked up this frame on the cheap, just cause I've no idea what it is. Note the chainstay u-brake and american bmx size bottom bracket. Any ideas what this this is ..........

    Appears to be a GT Bullet 24" wheel frame or perhaps an early Outpost 24" wheel frame. I think those are the only triple triangle frames that GT built with an American BB shell.
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    really nice bikes in here.
    i only have lots of old gt bmx bikes but someday hope to have a mtb again.
    i have really been wanting an 88 gt avalanche with the gt power series cranks.

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