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    Quote Originally Posted by pugslybell View Post
    What year did GT switch to a cantilever on the rear for the Zaskar's? Also did GT ever do a 1 1/4 Zaskar or did they only make them in 1". Thanks
    93 I think is when they changed to cantis. and I think they only ever came in 1 1/8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    93 I think is when they changed to cantis. and I think they only ever came in 1 1/8.
    indeed.

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    puffing billie?
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    The proper fork for a 91 zaskar would be the gt 3d full chromo in threaded? I got the bike from my buddies dad and he does not remember how the bike came stock but he did switch it to a 96 judy xc in the champagne. Sorry if this question was answered somewhere I read this thread fairly closely and checked retro bike and a few other forums and I am not finding an easy answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugslybell View Post
    The proper fork for a 91 zaskar would be the gt charger full chromo in threaded? I got the bike from my buddies dad and he does not remember how the bike came stock but he did switch it to a 96 judy xc in the champagne. Sorry if this question was answered somewhere I read this thread fairly closely and checked retro bike and a few other forums and I am not finding an easy answer.
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    Thanks Fred. Will have to start looking for one from that vintage would like to get this bike closer to catolog spec then the current. Need to replace the rear hoop back to stock it was rebuilt on a new mavic 517 rim and the rear der was replaced. I have a xtr m950 but will save that guy for another build and watch over the winter for the right fork and rear der. Once I get over the post min I will get some pictures posted up.

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    Any one here get the yellow Bravado frameset that was on ebay over the weekend? was a deal of a win at 60 bucks with shipping.

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    This may help on the fork question:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/gt/classic-gt...ks-615738.html

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    96 gt lts-3

    I have an opportunity to buy a 96 GT LTS-3 for a good price. I am pretty sure it is a 96 because it does not have v brakes.

    Are there any particular things I should look for on this type of used bike to make sure it is in good condition? I do not know much about this type of suspension set up.

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    Bushing slop is a killer for the older full suspension bikes. Lift up on the seat and see if you can feel any play slop when you do (It sort of feels like a loose headset but the play comes from the back of the bike instead of the headset area). Unless you have love/history with certain models the full suspension route can get nasty if you want a bike to ride. Spares for the suspension pivots and the rear shock units are just silly hard to find. If its just to hang on a wall great.

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    My serial number is 0591xxxx. Flat rear top tube. U brake made in usa 6061 sticker. I have not seen the stickers for a 92 bike. I looked on retro bike uk and plenty of 91 sticker but I have not seen any with the world cup stripes?
    Any thoughts?
    I installed a 2x4 fork gt headset and flip flop stem today along with the right period xt rear der. Waiting on the right arraya rim.

    If someone has a picture of the 92 zaskars I would love to see them.
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    with that serial number wouldn't it be a 91? also the GT on the top tube doesn't look original or at lest someone took off the all terra bit, i'd think the rainbow stripes weren't either.

    but anyway, see 92 stuff here:
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    I was confused on that some folks indicated maybe on retro bike that a may date may mean the next years bike? Maybe it was a later months one. I kind of like the world championships stripes. Will see what kind of shape I can find a rim in weather I go with a super nice rebuild or just leave it as a rider.

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    0591 would be may, i think (unless i have it all wrong), so a may bike would more than likely be a 91 bike, whereas an october bike could be 92...(back then they weren't so crazy as now releasing next years stuff, half through this year...so they'l be releasing next years stuff at the start of the current year)
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    loving this thread i have 2 bikes a 1994 backwoods in purple and a lts2000 98

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    My 91 zaskar after the fork install. I need to replace the wheelset on this guy sadly. The Xt hubs races are pitted very badly and the front rim is cupped and nearly worn out to the point of splitting. Rear tire and front will get replaced as well. The front I am going to save as it is a brand new dart with the mold casing grey/white film on it still. The rear is just terrible looking. Bike ended up at 25.90 lbs with the rigid setup.
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    new old iron... tequila sunrise 1992 GT karakoram, rides great, all stock except tires (wtb velociraptor 2.1) , saddle (wtb sst)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugslybell View Post
    My 91 zaskar after the fork install. I need to replace the wheelset on this guy sadly. The Xt hubs races are pitted very badly and the front rim is cupped and nearly worn out to the point of splitting. Rear tire and front will get replaced as well. The front I am going to save as it is a brand new dart with the mold casing grey/white film on it still. The rear is just terrible looking. Bike ended up at 25.90 lbs with the rigid setup.
    Nice front end.....

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    A Tequilla Sunrise just like that one was my first venture away from BMX. Coming from a bmx background, some of the parts didn't fare so well. Snapped crank arm, snapped stem and a FOLDED fork all still reside in my busted parts Hall of Fame. I thought the bike rode good, but it was a complete as opposed to pieced together like I was used to. Would love to find a matching fork to my still owned frame....

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    Can any one help me ID this frame?
    SN: 02933302 and 1909
    Race Face headset
    "Handcrafted in America from 6061 T6 heat treated aluminum"
    2 water bottle braze ons
    Frame also has an almost full frame sticker with an "SRS" logo on the head tube.
    Here are some photos, thanks in advance!
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    horrible bad repaint on a 93 Zaskar
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    I actually don't think it's a reprint, almost all of the frame is covered by A huge sticker (all of the white is sticker along with all the black except the underside of the down tube). Where did it rank in GT's product line? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    I actually don't think it's a reprint, almost all of the frame is covered by A huge sticker (all of the white is sticker along with all the black except the underside of the down tube). Where did it rank in GT's product line? Thanks!
    Look again I said "repaint". They did not sell them painted in 1993. Possibly a black anodized frame from 93 but it doesn't look like it, not much original about the color there. Have a few and have had a few hundred more through my hands over the years.
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    My bad, I meant to say repaint not reprint. As far as the fork goes, what rake would I need? I want to keep the front end rigid.

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    Warm and remove the decals with a hair dryer or heat gun. 405mm axle to crown fork will work nicely.
    Last edited by gm1230126; 12-01-2012 at 05:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Warm and remove the decals with a hair dryer or heat gun. 4054mm axle to crown fork will work nicely.
    Wow that would be one long fork,159.606 inches or 13.3 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Wow that would be one long fork,159.606 inches or 13.3 feet.
    I like the front end to ride nice and high

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    Will I need a suspension corrected fork for the 93 Zaskar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    Will I need a suspension corrected fork for the 93 Zaskar?
    Your question was answered below. You need a fork that measures 405mm axle to crown. If
    you don't know what that means use google or ask.
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    Ok so I have finally managed to get all the sticker off. Does anyone know if the black 93 came with a clearcoat? It looks like the sticker pulled it up unfortunately.

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    Ummmm....I think if yuo read back you will see that the 93's were available ball burnished or purple, aqua or black anodized. Since anodize is an electro color process they never have a clear coar. So the answer to your question is obviously no clear coat....BUT if yuor feame was painted black then it's your guess. You must tell us if there's a clear coat on it. It's usually quite obvious if there was.
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    Checked the frame out again, my theory is that at somepoint someone painted on horrible silver flames (Which are coming off) and cleared over them. Sometime after that the full frame decal was put on. Any suggestions on how to get what remains of the clear coat off?

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    here's my karakoram elite, again.
    i still can change the freewheel for sth less clunky, but the rest is perfectly dialed in for me now and nicely robust.
    eno hub and on one slackset make it less steep, lower the bb and with this chain length shorten the chainstays, too.
    stem is a 120mm syntace,
    mated to 685mm easton monkey bars,
    grips are ergon ga1 evo,
    paul brake levers,
    avid sd ti brakes,
    tektro booster,
    as mentioned before white eno rear hub + suntour xc pro front hub,
    araya rm-20 rims,
    syncros seatpost,
    bontrager ti saddle,
    107mm xt bb and 180mm xt crank make for very small clearances between crank arms and chaintstays,
    time atac pedals,
    surly stainless chain ring,
    kmc z610hx chain,
    irc mythos xc II tire in the rear and a maxxis minion 2,35 fr tire in the front.

    it does just about anything i ask it to, without complaining, day in day out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight340 View Post
    Not one of the more expensive ones, but what a strong great 6061 frame. Love the geometry. This one I have set up for my "around town" bike with S-A 3spd hub, Shimano V-brakes, layback post & swept back bars, DMR chain tensioner, Maxxis tires, Surly front sprocket, etc.
    Just an FYI: That is a 1996 Outpost. I have one exactly like it, except mine is a 22" (that looks like it could be a 20" frame). They have a Cro-Mo steel front triangle, and use Hi-Ten (high tensile steel) for the rear triangle, which means they are not 6061 (aluminum).

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    Here is my new p-ride and joy. 1990s GT Backwoods. Craigslist find. Switched out the old heavy Weinman rims and gumwall tires for these Mavics with Tioga Slicks. Also switched out the old worn out seat. The brake pads were like me, old loud and crusty. Put on some new Kool-Stops. In the process of getting rid of the original bullhorn bars and flip flop stem since it seemed a bit stretched out for me. Found a place here in town that has a bunch of Salsa seat clamp flips so tossed one of those on. It's a larger frame but feels good on the street. Not sure I would take it to the trails. I'm only 5'11 and this thing has a standover of 31". Anyone know what year it might be? early 90s or mid 90s. Just curious. Purple paint and I have the serial numbers if that would help. Thanx!

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    My son had a (12.5") 1999 Backwoods that was "Horizon' purple (the only year they made purple Backwoods that I am aware of, although I am no expert). It had a RS Jett fork, Avid V-brakes, and an 8 speed Shimano drivetrain:

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    This thread needs a bump.
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    This thread needs that other thread merged with this thread.
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    My beloved 91 Zaskar, just needs some new decals!
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    Finally got out for a few minutes in fading light:




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    nice Xizang....I need one of these.....how do you like the ride?
    I've always liked this bike, if it were not for my FS addiction, I would have been tooling around on one of these long ago.
    I just want one for my "GT" collection nowdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    nice Xizang....I need one of these.....how do you like the ride?
    I've always liked this bike, if it were not for my FS addiction, I would have been tooling around on one of these long ago.
    I just want one for my "GT" collection nowdays.
    Can't answer that legitimately. Too little time on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    defriend


    Now what did I do?

    I'll send you a "One Direction" T-shirt to make up for it whatever it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post


    Now what did I do?
    Scroll up?

    Just bustin on ya 'cause I know you're better than that build.


    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post

    I'll send you a "One Direction" T-shirt to make up for it whatever it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Scroll up?

    Just bustin on ya 'cause I know you're better than that build.
    In that case I fully accept the shame - that's exactly how the bike arrived over a month ago and aside from putting on pedals ive done nothing to it.

    My build time is focused on a few other two-initial bikes. Thanks for the assistance on the one with your school chum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    x2.


    No, wait I can't do that in front of either you ...



    Nope , too inviting for you two as well ...



    Damn ...


    OK, here's one for you:
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    hows the bottom bracket?
    All the gear and no idea.

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    you guys are always excited to talk about bottom brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    hows the bottom bracket?
    No problem as long as these Sweetlips (Sweetwings???) are properly lubed up - these cranks are one piece, not detachable

    Seriously, I don't want to relive that experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    you guys are always excited to talk about bottom brackets.
    Of course!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post

    Seriously, I don't want to relive that experience.
    ha me either...think it may be an issue on my ARC, BB doesn't want to come out...oh well at least es51's are easy to get... got forks on yesterday, now to put on the cables and take it for a ride.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    OK.Post em if yah gt em.....
    Mercedes Gonzalas 95

    Hans Rey 91

    Tom Rogers 90

    Chantal Daucourt 94

    Would love to see some new to me GT pictures.

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    Hey MuddyBuddy, did we bump into Mercedes at Keyesville watching Tinker and her kids?

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    That was cool. I wouldn't have recognized her if someone else hadn't pointed her out.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Ignore them till they go away.It's corporate policy.

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    1991

    Anyone remember his name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob View Post
    Here's my old Backwoods. All Alivio running gear. A '93 I think.


    I always loved this bike, color and all. What a great looking MTB

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    Tom Rogers....look four pics down...duh. I gave/shipped him a fork to help him rebuild his Xizang a couple months back.
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    Thanks for confirming.



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    Man, this thread brings back some memories. When I was buying my 1st mountain bike, I got on a Karakoram K2 and instantly fell in love. I went just about everywhere on that bike for years until it got stolen. One of these days I'll stumble across another one at the right price and in my size.

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    I picked this up recently from CL....was the second owner, first owner used it as his race bike BITD....upon inspection..it apperas to have been moved around the garage alot (stickers are flaking off)..other thna that...some road riding....everything is in excellent shape...It's sooo nice when one of these race bikes are actually never really ridden.
    I may use this for my road bike duties (instead of a 91 fisher procaliber)....after I remove the cranks, pedals and seat (clipless pedals and a better/unused seat).
    Not sure what to do with the cook cranks, but I dont want to wear them out riding the road (they are very nice right now), they will have a better place to reside.
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    Here is the only GT I've ever owned, and still do!
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    - Front Suntour Roller Cam set-up, w/custom booster plate
    - Rear WTB Speedmaster Canti's,
    - WTB Speedmaster abrasive pads
    - Monty Rim and 3.5" Pirelli on GT rear hub
    - Custom SE landing gear fork (Still have the stock fork)
    - Deore (long) brake levers (set-up 1-finger)

    It's now my 13yo's play bike ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    I picked this up recently from CL....was the second owner, first owner used it as his race bike BITD....upon inspection..it apperas to have been moved around the garage alot (stickers are flaking off)..other thna that...some road riding....everything is in excellent shape...It's sooo nice when one of these race bikes are actually never really ridden.
    I may use this for my road bike duties (instead of a 91 fisher procaliber)....after I remove the cranks, pedals and seat (clipless pedals and a better/unused seat).
    Not sure what to do with the cook cranks, but I dont want to wear them out riding the road (they are very nice right now), they will have a better place to reside.
    I can't make out the lettering, and I'm way too ignorant to just know, what model is that?

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    Bravado LE
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    turns out...that Bravado kicks my fishers butt...wayyy better ride. The frame size fits me better and the bike weighs about 2lbs. less. Very nice ride, all I did was replace the seat and pedals. I will opt for a shorter stem though (when I get time), but other than that, this thing will get a new life with me for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Bravado LE
    Thanks. It looks the business, I used to have a Zaskar LE in the same colour scheme, but I think I prefer the skinnier steel tubes.

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    er... you sure about that? Pretty sure, could be wrong, but no zaskars came in "team scream". Happy to be shown otherwise.
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    Yeah, my mistake... similar but not the same. Here's mine as it was.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/benatherton/3667680870/" title="Bike with new bits by benatherton71, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3320/3667680870_b51ba1f330_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Bike with new bits"></a>

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    ya...that's the 2001 team look...or somewhere thereabouts....and all rigid too....I have an old Zaskar LE, but its a 14.5" frame so I cant use it (although I have on many occasions ain the past)...its just waiting for my daughter to fit it...I'm really enjoying the bravado...but I did find that the back brake is almost useless, gonna have to fix that.

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    ah yeah, not tream scream but lovely none the less (personally team scream doesn't do it for me, i'd prefer that zaskar job) and also for an original frame that you want to use, thats about as good as they get, giving you the option to run discs if you want, love it.
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    yeah, was a great frame... unfortunately I sold it about 18 months ago

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    Zaskar or something else?

    My son's friend brought this back from BM and dropped it off for me to make it proper but I don't know GT's well enough and finding the info is too time consuming with all of the models they produced. There is a brake straddle on the end of the top tube that probably was not original and it does have some of the markings of a Zaskar as far as I can find but thats why I'm asking here, the Guru's will know.



















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    Was that stored at the bottom of the harbour? Yowch, that's messy. The only way is up for that bike now that it's been saved from wherever it was before.

    That rear brake bodge is nasty.

    Looks like a 93-94 but I'm no expert on the finer details that set the individual models apart. Good luck with it, but like I said, you can only make improvements.

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    Cable hanger is a shame. Since the factory provided a guide less than 5" below it. A lot if work whoever is rehabbing this one.
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    Sponge Bob's old bike, got it from his good bud Patrick. Me thinks 93 also judging by the serial number. It's a little dirty for sure but most of it is superficial. Check out the bolt on wheels, not stock at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Cable hanger is a shame. Since the factory provided a guide less than 5" below it. A lot if work whoever is rehabbing this one.
    Yeah, if I'd lost the original cable guide I'd have bodged something to mount to that braze on. Anything, no matter how ugly would have been better (and reversible) than that. Oh well, a couple of small stickers will cover the holes.

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    Check out the bolt on wheels, not stock at all.
    I noticed those. That's a quality upgrade, far more secure than those awful quick release thingys.

    Strip it, blast the dead plankton out of the frame with compressed air and get used to the fumes and blackened fingers from polishing. The frame will polish up nice, doesn't look to be gouged or scarred.

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    November of 93... looks totally gross yo.

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    Yeah, the alkali desert will mess up steel good, but the frame is salvageable. Strip it of everything else and toss that stuff. I'd be tempted to find a donor bike on Craigslist to rob off all of its components to set up that frame cheaply.

    What's the rules on posting in this thread? I don't normally hang out in vintage/retro/classic, but I'm a big GT fan. I've got an '88 GT Timberline that I've converted for touring, a '93 GT Outpost that is set up for commuting, and a 94 GT Corrado that I picked up recently and am just getting started on rehabbing and converting to take over commuting duties from my Outpost. My girlfriend has a 2000 Backwoods that she mountain bikes on, and I bought her a '96 GT Pantera and converted it for around town and longer unloaded rides.

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    There's a lot of love for GT, so post 'em up.

    The 88, 93 and 94 are old enough to be considered vintage, the 96 is borderline but in the context of the rest of the collection feel free to add it.

    The 2000 Backwoods won't blow anyone's hair back here. We have a name for folks who post up bikes from 2000 and call them vintage, we call them "flame bait".

    I had 2 GT LTSes and a GT BMX, so I have a real soft spot for the GT stuff.

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    what the hell! someone asked about rules for posting? About some nice old bikes Instead of just posting up pics of a 2008 pos nobody cares about... welcome inded!

    ANd that poor poor old zaskars
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    what the hell! someone asked about rules for posting? About some nice old bikes Instead of just posting up pics of a 2008 pos nobody cares about... welcome indeed!
    Thanks!



    Well, I don't know about nice, the Timberline was always kind of a low end model, although I love my '88 it has been a great bike for me. The Outpost is decidedly low-end, and I have to wonder if the rear triangle was hi-tensile steel for the 1993, but I've fixed it up very nicely for commuting duties and it's served me quite well.

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    According to Bikepedia the Outpust had Tange Chromo main tubes, so yeah, the stays are likely to be hi-tensile.

    1993 GT Outpost - BikePedia

    Bikepedia isn't the greatest reference point, but it's a handy go-to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    There's a lot of love for GT, so post 'em up.

    The 88, 93 and 94 are old enough to be considered vintage, the 96 is borderline but in the context of the rest of the collection feel free to add it.

    The 2000 Backwoods won't blow anyone's hair back here. We have a name for folks who post up bikes from 2000 and call them vintage, we call them "flame bait".

    I had 2 GT LTSes and a GT BMX, so I have a real soft spot for the GT stuff.

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    "The 88, 93 and 94 are old enough to be considered vintage" - that trips me out. My '69 Beetle wasn't even vintage when I rebuilt it for my first car in 1988! OK then! I'll dig up what pictures I have at the moment and craft a post with those and the Pantera in its new configuration.

    The Backwoods is stock except for a new rear wheel* and some meaty rubber and a bell anyway. My girlfriend was a pretty serious mountain biker at one point and insists on keeping it pure. I had to sneak the bell onto it without asking her! The only odd thing about it, is that she purchased it in 2001 at a discount as last years model, but it is silver. I assume Ball Burnished? But Bikepedia doesn't list the Backwoods as coming in any sort of silver for 99, 2000, or 2001. I keep meaning to look at the serial number on it, but it is buried behind her tourer and Pantera in our "garage" (the living room)!


    * That was my doing, she was kind enough to loan me her rear wheel for my commuter over the winter after I killed its rear wheel. I of course then proceeded to kill hers! She got a bit of an upgrade before riding season, so it's all good! She really loves that bike, it's too small for me, but I've ridden it a little, it seems like a really lively frame. It may be from 2000, but GT didn't go bankrupt until 2001, the way I see it, 2000 is the last year of the real GT's. I don't want to start a fight with anyone, some of the newer GT's look like they might be good machines, but in a lot of ways, other than the triple triangle, they might as well be from another company.
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    Okay, here's my 1988 (or 89?) Timberline. This is it doing what it does best for me, being a truck or a tourer! Normally I don't carry quite that much when cycle-camping, the boxes on the front deck are actually gifts for my niece and nephew and were only there for the first dozen miles from the train station to my sisters house. I then proceeded to ride from Sacramento to Clear Lake, going south around Lake Berryessa and then up through Calistoga.* Usually I leave the front deck clear for a sixpack, firewood, or groceries, usually picked up in the last few miles before camping for the night. It also makes a great place for food from roadside farmers stands.



    A buddy knew I was looking for an older GT in my size and when he ran across a guy down on his luck selling one for 5 bucks he picked it up for me. I was so broke at the time he had to wait almost two weeks for me to pay him that $5 back!

    When I got it a shifter was lashed to the middle of the top tube with a leather shoelace! This had deeply gouged the paint across at least an inch of the TT, and the rest of the paint was in pretty poor shape as well. Which is saying something, as we all know those old DuPont Imron finishes are about nuke proof.

    I haven't fully finished painting it, but after sanding the worst of gouges and scratches out I primered the whole thing and started painting it like this:





    It usually has some nice hammered Velo Orange fenders on it, which helps put the camo paint into the proper tongue-in-cheek perspective, but I pulled them off for my ride across California because I did a little trail riding that trip as well.

    For a time, this was my only bike, I so I actually took it out mountain biking too! For a full rigid bike with long chainstays and with the racks still mounted, it did fine! Here's a picture of it with the meatiest rubber I could squeeze into the rear triangle. Clearly in 1988 they weren't anticipating 2.4" Mountain King tires! My girlfriend benefitted from that, she's got that nice Conti tire on the rear of her Backwoods and she loves the way it clambers over everything now!



    Here's another shot from another short tour I did with this bike. I LOVE the way it handles loaded, it's as if it was meant to be loaded down with dozens of pounds of wide load, including across the front rack. Rock steady, even in 45+MPH descents while loaded. I LOVE steel GT's!



    After taking a hiatus from cycling for about six years, I finally got my shit together enough to get the Timberline rolling again. The above picture was from my first short tour on it after having commuted on it for a few months. My face actually hurt from smiling so much when I rolled out of the train station on it fully loaded for the first time.

    There's no better feeling in the world than being on a mountain bike, with all your camping gear aboard. You can do anything or go anywhere!

    One last shot of the Timberline for now. This one illustrates one of the benefits of having a two legged kickstand! (Punctured front tire change without fully unloading the bike!)




    Unfortunately, the Timberline is stuck mid-overhaul right now. I wasn't entirely happy with how it was set-up and managed to wear out the chain and the front derailleur, as well as putting a nice hop into the rear wheel (someday I'll learn how to true a wheel without wrecking it!), so this bike is waiting for me to have the time and funds to rebuild it with a different handlebar/stem set-up and lower gearing. It still had the 51-42-32 crankset on it that I was running on it when I was a legal messenger and a very fit 30 year old. Not ideal for an overweight 40 year old using it for loaded touring!

    It'll be keeping the Old Man Mountain brand Cold Springs model front rack and the Jandd Expedition rear rack and getting the nice hammered VO fenders back on. Hopefully I'll have time to finish up the paint and clear coat it as well! I'll be repainting the deck of the OMM front rack, the skull and crossbones are a holdover from when the whole bike was primered and it was getting locked up downtown a lot. I'm toying with the idea of taking advantage of the drum brake mounting point on the 48H rear hub I've got for it and converting the rear to drum brakes. The underneath mounted U-brake is long gone, a friend and I sliced off the studs for those and welded on canti studs in the usual location before I knew that a good U-brake is pretty good! I like having the clearance underneath though, so I'm okay with having done that. I've since upgraded to a great helmet mirror (Safe Zone), so the handlebar mirror already gone (which is good, because sometimes you need that clearance to shoot between things!), and I'll find something nicer than zip ties for cable guides!

    Next up, my 1993 Outpost!


    * I don't actually recommend this route! The mountains were brutal and for miles it is twisty two lane road with no shoulder, which often has quite a lot of fast moving traffic on it. Frankly, it was rather dangerous and no fun for about a third of the route! If I do it again, I'll take the more direct route, and load myself down with water. There aren't any services AT ALL for a long ways on the direct route and the way I went was at least much prettier and not out exposed to the valley sun for dozens of miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    According to Bikepedia the Outpust had Tange Chromo main tubes, so yeah, the stays are likely to be hi-tensile.

    1993 GT Outpost - BikePedia

    Bikepedia isn't the greatest reference point, but it's a handy go-to.

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    Thanks! Yeah, that was what I was going from. Normally I associate "Tange" with quality, but I'm guessing from that, that they also produce some rather low end tubing as well. I can't imagine they went to the trouble of making the main tubes out of something nice if the stays are going to be hi-tensile.

    After riding the '94 Corrado 50 miles home from where I picked it up from the Craigslist seller, I'd swear it handled the jarring bumps from Seattle's rough roads better than my Outpost. Of course, they weren't on the same wheels and tires at the same pressure, but I'm tempted to chalk it up to the nicer tubing on the Corrado.

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    love the diy camo... and love that you load that sucker up and camp. i must do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linoleum View Post
    love the diy camo... and love that you load that sucker up and camp. i must do this.
    Thanks!

    Like I said, the free-est I've ever felt and one of the most amazing things I've ever done (& I've done a lot of crazy stuff!) is getting out bike camping on a mountain bike. Just you and your gear. Go wherever you want, explore whatever you want, take breaks or photo breaks wherever and whenever, you can pull over in places you couldn't in a car. I just stop for water somewhere once a day and food every other day if some roadside place didn't catch my fancy. With a water filter, one would be even less limited in some parts of the country. If you are open to stealth camping, it becomes even more open ended in what you can do.

    I'm booked solid the next few days, I'll craft my next GT post after that.

    For now, a bonus pic:


    This was as we arrived at our first hotel on our last short tour. As you can see I've covered much of both of our bikes with reflective tape. Luckily the '93 Outpost is almost the exact same color as the common red reflective and I found black reflective tape for my girlfriends' black Pantera. You hardly notice it during the day, hopefully this is how it looks in cars headlights, this is lit up from the flash of my phones' camera.
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    I can't see the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    I can't see the pic.
    Huh. It's showing up clearly on my screen, and that is after exiting this page and coming back to it...

    Edit: It's showing up on my crappy work computer too, in both Chrome and whatever ancient version of Internet Exploder they're running.
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    I too got some LightWeight Stealth black reflective tape to try it out on my bikes. 1/4" wide by 100" roll is $8 at wholesale, and so far I've done the fork, front and rear mudguards, rear seatstays and pedals on my GT commuter. Next is to do my helmet (matte black) and maybe my MTBs too since they both have black/grey forks, no reflectors and that I enjoy going for night rides that involves riding trough downtown to get to the mountain.

    This tape seems to be doing a nice job, but haven't put much miles on the bike yet to really see how durable/visible it is.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    I too got some LightWeight Stealth black reflective tape to try it out on my bikes. 1/4" wide by 100" roll is $8 at wholesale, and so far I've done the fork, front and rear mudguards, rear seatstays and pedals on my GT commuter. Next is to do my helmet (matte black) and maybe my MTBs too since they both have black/grey forks, no reflectors and that I enjoy going for night rides that involves riding trough downtown to get to the mountain.

    This tape seems to be doing a nice job, but haven't put much miles on the bike yet to really see how durable/visible it is.
    Have you taken any pictures of it? I'd be curious how it compares with mine under a camera's flash. That seems like a pretty good deal. I ended up buying two sets of the one I got for my girlfriends '96 Pantera. Those are $20 each and supposed to be enough for one motorcycle. I have yet to crack open the second package, but there wasn't enough to do her forks at all. The fenders I actually pinstriped in leftover white I had from doing my bike.


    Here's the rear view of mine:

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    Well mine isn't that well lighted up, but again I'm riding there there's plenty of street lamps and always have lights on me. I didn't had a chance yet to take pictures, but I'll try to do so with my camera flash in the evening at dark.

    It really reflects silver, not white or colored.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Huh. It's showing up clearly on my screen, and that is after exiting this page and coming back to it...

    Edit: It's showing up on my crappy work computer too, in both Chrome and whatever ancient version of Internet Exploder they're running.

    I was being facetious. The pic is taking up 250% of the width of the page on my screen, and now I have to scroll back and forth to read any of the other posts on the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    I was being facetious. The pic is taking up 250% of the width of the page on my screen, and now I have to scroll back and forth to read any of the other posts on the page.
    Oh, sorry! On all the screens I've looked at it on it appears the same size as any other images (fits well within the page). I don't know why it is doing that for you...?

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    Anyone else having this problem with the images I posted?

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    Anyone else having this problem with the images I posted?
    Yes, I keep thinking of Tron.

    Otherwise, no, the pics are fitting my screen just dandy. Mac, Safari.

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    Yes, I keep thinking of Tron.
    Excellent! It's working then!


    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post

    Otherwise, no, the pics are fitting my screen just dandy. Mac, Safari.

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    Okay, good. I didn't think I'd done anything different this time, and I've been posting pics to MTBR forums for a few years now, no one had complained before.

    If for some reason a bunch of folks are having this problem I see what I can do to fix it on my end, but I don't think that is the problem.

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    Okay, here's my 1993 GT Outpost. I love my 1988 GT Timberline, and it's great for touring and hauling loads, but I wanted something slightly more nimble (the '88 has long chainstays) for commuting duties, and being car-free I wanted to have two bikes so that I have a spare if one of them needs repair or overhaul or has a mechanical issue.

    I still haven't quite got there, as my efforts have gone to getting the Outpost set up just the way I want and need it, and then I found a nicer frame that I am building up to take over commuting duties from the Outpost. There were a few more things I had wanted to do with this build, but since the '94 GT Corrado is going to be taking over as daily driver once I get it built up in a few weeks, I've stopped upgrading the Outpost.

    When I picked up the Outpost, it was sans wheels, seat, and seatpost. I had been keeping an eye on Craigslist for old hardtail GT's, and off and on was looking at all the ads with poor descriptions that were in the price range I was looking for. For the hell of it, I clicked on one ad that said "bike $10", and there was this lowly Outpost, covered in filth and pro wrestling stickers and although lacking wheels and a saddle, the seller indicated it was otherwise intact in their brief description.

    Turns out the seller was the manager of an apartment building not too far from me, she had split up with her boyfriend years before and he had abandoned the bike in the garage under the building. She said he had tried to true the wheels and destroyed them instead, and so they were long gone. I pulled the wheelset off my Timberline, strapped them to the back of my courier bag and hopped a bus up there. I was pleased when I arrived to find that it was indeed my size and there were still shifters, brake levers, and derailleurs on it, so I happily gave her the $10 she was asking for it.

    Two things I didn't really think about before I set out. First, I had had the rear triangle spread on my '88 Timberline so that there was room for a 9 speed wheel, and this '93 Outpost was originally outiftted with a 7 speed transmission. Luckily I'm a bit of a brute, so I was able to flex the frame enough the get my 9 speed rear wheel into the triangle, but it took some serious doing, and it's quite possible it bent it a little, and it probably isn't perfectly straight. Next time it is in the shop, I'm going to have them check that, and re-align it if necessary. I probably should have just hopped the bus with the bike, or even walked home with it, as I was only about 20 blocks away.

    Next it dawned on me that although I had brought wheels, I didn't bring a seatpost or saddle. I recalled considering it and realizing it would have made me too cumbersome to get on and off the bus, given that I already had two wheels lashed to the outside of my courier bag!

    So I rode all the way home standing up!

    Initially my plan was to leave this bike ugly and with low-end components, since I was going to be locking it up out in the rain five days a week at a community college in a neighborhood filled with thieves. But after removing the pro wrestling stickers and cleaning the bike, I discovered that the paint underneath was nearly perfect with just a few chips that were easy to match with model paint. After seeing how great that old DuPont Imron red swirl paint looked I started buying nice red and chrome parts to go with it.

    So, I somehow went from planning on having a beater looking commuter that hopefully wouldn't attract any attention from thieves to this:



    So, that's a twenty year old, low end moutain bike that was 300 (1993) dollars MSRP, that I picked up from Craigslist for 10 dollars, that I've now put about 2K into!

    Currently outfitted with:

    Sun Rhyno Lite rims laced to an LX front hub and XT rear hub
    Salsa tandem skewers
    Vittoria Randonneur Pro 26 x 1.5" rear tire
    Panaracer T-Serv Protex front tire, nominally* 26 x 1.5"
    Honjo hammered aluminum fenders (these at least I got on sale for about $100)
    leather mud flaps
    Nitto Big Front Rack
    Velo Orange front wheel stabilizer
    stem with a ridiculous amount of rise to bring the handlebars up where I like them.
    XLC riser bars with a bit of sweep
    Dimension "Temple of Tone" bell
    Airzoundz horn
    ergonomic grips
    new Alivio 8S integrated shifter/brake lever units (the old 7S shifter bit the dust early on)
    Velo Orange metallic braid brake and shifter cable housings
    new BB and crankset (low end Shimano units, 48-32-22)
    chain catcher
    pedal extenders
    Odyssey triple trap pedals
    Pletscher twin leg kickstand
    Thomson seatpost
    Brooks saddle
    Zefal locking seatpost skewer
    Tektro 720 brakes and Kool Stop Salmon pads
    rapid rise rear derailleur (I didn't think the medium cage RD that came with it was going to be up to what I was asking of it)
    Carradice Bagman Quick Release Sport (Original) saddlebag support
    Zimbale 18 liter large saddlebag
    Carradice Cape Roll
    Cateye Reflex front light
    Portland Design Works Fenderbot tail light
    Lightweights wheel reflectors (only used about a third of them so far)
    Peterson Manufacturing 465-4K Red/White Reflective Marking Tape

    All that survives of the original bike other than the frame and fork is the front derailleur and the headset, but the headset is toast now and I'm about to have that replaced. Although I'm not looking to upgrade this bike further, it is going to serve as my back up bike for the at least the next 9 months and so I am going to keep it in good running condition for a while longer at least.

    I'm sure this seems crazy to some of you, but let me explain. Sure, I could have went out and bought a new bike for less than $2000, assuming I had the money all at once that is, but even if I had, I would have still ended up replacing the pedals, saddle, handlebars, grips, tires, and I most likely would have needed to replace the seatpost and wheels. I'm a big Clyde (280 pounds right now, 210 at my fighting weight) and I carry heavy loads over rough roads. I kill lesser wheels, and only run Sun Rhyno Lites when I have a choice. I tried using a cheaper seatpost, but the Brooks is very sensitive to very small adjustments and I needed something that did microadjustments and came in 26.6mm.

    That means a new bike to me is just a frame, BB, headset, derailleurs, controls, and crankset, and I'm going to change one of the chainrings on any crankset too. Given that I only like horizontal top tube steel framed GT's, that means I can't buy a new bike anyway. It would've been nicer to start out with a better frame to begin with, but at the time I was pretty poor and sometimes Craigslist will go weeks before a decent old GT bike shows up, and like I said, initially I was planning on this bike being more of a beater that wouldn't attract the attention of thieves while locked up at school.



    For a low end frame, with hi-tensile steel rear triangle, I've got to say I've got a heck of a lot of use out of this! I commute to work on it three nights a week, and for 9 months of the year, I'm back in college five days a week, so I'm riding this bike seven days a week, 13-21 miles a day, except for Sundays when I only have to come home from work, so 7 to 11 miles that day. This tough frame and now tough wheels have taken the constant beating from Seattle's rough and pot holed streets like a champ! I've now put almost 4500 miles on it in the past year and half. In addition to commuting, since my tourer is in pieces right now, I used this bike to get out on a couple of short tours. Although it doesn't have the carrying capacity for me to do bike camping on it, I'm easing my girlfriend into bicycle touring anyway, so I took all of our clothes and sundries on this bike and we stayed in bed and breakfasts and hotels. The above picture was taken as we got home from a trip up to the southern end of Whidbey Island, and all my bags are bulging with loot (mostly alpaca yarn, that's my sweater untidily stowed under the flap of the saddlebag there).

    Because I never quite had this bike exactly the way I wanted it and was always tweaking things or adding things and had a few more little additions in mind still, I never got around to taking some nice glamour shots of the bike. Here's a detail shot of the reflective tapes though:



    (Should've cleaned the reflective sidewall first!)

    I'd been keeping my eye out for a better frame off an on when I felt like I could get away with dropping a few hundred for one of the higher end steel GT frames from this era. I was lucky enough to spot a 1994 Corrado on Craigslist about 50 miles from me for only $125 so I snatched that up! I'm just getting started cleaning it up and doing a little bit of surface rust repair as waves of parts arrive in the mail, so the report on that build will have to wait a few weeks until I get it all together.



    * I say "nominally" because the Panaracer T-Serv Protex's run a little small (at the 26" ones, I don't know about the 700c offerings). So this is actually a 26 x 1.75" labelled tire, but is about 1.6" or closer to 1.5". As far as I can tell, they don't make these in red anymore. The only place I found them in stock was in Australia, so I paid more than I should for it, but I really wanted to have red tires. I love it as a front tire, the rubber content is exceptionally high, so it is cushy and bouncy, which makes for a bit suspension effect over Seattle's rough roads. The Vittoria Rando Pro I run in the rear has stiffer sidewalls that deflect less under the heavy load of me and the bike and is also rated to 90 PSI (where I run it), while I'm running the Panaracer at what theu rate their 1.5" T-Serv at (75 PSI).



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    That's a work horse.

    As an aside. In 93 "all" mountain bikes would have been 135mm spacing so your 9 speed wheel should have slipped right in. Either your wheel or the bike are not 135, but should be.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    That's a work horse.
    That's a good name for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    As an aside. In 93 "all" mountain bikes would have been 135mm spacing so your 9 speed wheel should have slipped right in. Either your wheel or the bike are not 135, but should be.
    Ah! Thanks! I had forgotten the I had had a local shop build up a 48 spoke rear wheel for me about a decade ago. The only hub they had to offer was a Shimano tandem hub that came with a big boss on it for mounting a drum brake as well. I assume that hub is wider than standard. I think they must have also spread the rear triangle on my '88 Timberline to accommodate it and I basically forgot about it. At the time I knew almost nothing about bikes, just that I wanted a tougher rear wheel.

    Good to know that about the All Terra's! Thanks!
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    Forgot to add; I replaced the brakes because they were useless! I'm a firm believer in good cantilever brakes being enough brake, they've done fine for me heavily loaded touring in mountains, but the issue brakes with the '93 Outpost were total garbage. Next time I come across them I'll have to post the model #, because I'm a packrat they are still sitting in ziploc bags in one of my parts boxes. I should toss them.
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    My new-to-me Corrado in sweet SS mode

    For info on Mexico`s Copper Canyon check http://coppercanyongate.blogspot.com

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    Nice! That looks pretty clean! My decals are in rougher shape. '93 or '94?
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    I think is a 94, came with a mix of XT and SLX stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efuentes View Post
    I think is a 94, came with a mix of XT and SLX stuff.
    According to Bikepedia, the '93's were specc'd 7 speed and the '94's 8 speed. My serial # indicates a mid-year 94 and came as an 8 speed. If you post the serial # I can probably decipher it. Should be on the bottom of the BB shell.
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    94 Psyclone Project

    This is my current project, 1994 Psyclone for which I am currently in the procurement stage. So far besides the frame and Bologna Lite fork I have a few GT branded bits:
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    The last pic above shot this weekend as I tried out some possible combinations including GT flat bar and GT cromo stem. I'm looking to do a total period build an i have very good resources including a '94 excel catalog, '94 Ritchey components catalog, 95 GT catalog (somewhere around here I have the 94) Also have Mountain Bike Action from 94 all of which are invaluable in showing what was new and available. - Steven

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    You need some of these. Although probably not in red.
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    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Um yes that would be amazingly cool. I am playing with the idea of an all GT build but I am also really enamored with XTR m900. Would like to make the build as light as practical.

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    nice corrodo....and even nicer Psyclone....Please keep us posted on this build. I'm going tO build me one of those...one day...whenever I cAn get me a frame/bike. Rare buggers they are.

    Here's my contribution to the thread...A snipit of a bike Im building, I had to have this front der. on it so I removed the XTR and made me an extended shaft to accomodate the new der....custom 3d printed shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    er... you sure about that? Pretty sure, could be wrong, but no zaskars came in "team scream". Happy to be shown otherwise.
    In 2000' they made a Zaskar LE that came in that paint scheme. And in 2001' a Zaskar Team in that paint scheme. I bought a new back in the day in 2000' XCR -LE that came in that paint scheme. And to this day still my favorite paint scheme of all time.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Beautiful. This should look great once you get more bit's n' piece together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    This is my current project, 1994 Psyclone for which I am currently in the procurement stage. So far besides the frame and Bologna Lite fork I have a few GT branded bits:




    I recently acquired a couple of GT branded water bottles, one just like your blue one and another just like it but clear. Unfortunately after 20 years, water drank from them tastes badly of plastic. I'm going to hang onto the clear one, but if anyone is interested in my blue one PM me.

    Seriously jealous of that mint Psyclone!
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    just got a Karakoram from a guy up the street. Saw it sitting in his front yard with a "free" sign hanging from it. I'll get pics up ASAP. I think its a 93 from what I found online, black light paint, everything original except tires and fork I think. has a made in America labeled manitou fork on it. changing it to a single speed since the rear shifter doesn't work. Possibly going to put a rigid fork on it if I can find an original one for a reasonable price. Got really excited about it when I found this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    In 2000' they made a Zaskar LE that came in that paint scheme. And in 2001' a Zaskar Team in that paint scheme. I bought a new back in the day in 2000' XCR -LE that came in that paint scheme. And to this day still my favorite paint scheme of all time.
    Really? Cool, like i said, happy to be proven wrong. I just thought the late ones came in Team (Blue/yellow) and the bravado/phclones came in Team scream blue/yellow spceckled fade



    But be cool if they do, I know people like that colour scheme, personally I prefer the team, the speckled thing doesn't do it for me.
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    Loving that Bravado, and I too am partial to the Team Scream

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Really? Cool, like i said, happy to be proven wrong. I just thought the late ones came in Team (Blue/yellow) and the bravado/phclones came in Team scream blue/yellow spceckled fade




    But be cool if they do, I know people like that colour scheme, personally I prefer the team, the speckled thing doesn't do it for me.
    Same here the Team color scheme as in the lower photo. My 2000' XCR - LE / i- Drive was painted like that. Awesome looking bike! And I also don't like the earlier speckled version in the above photo.
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    yeah but the early one with speckles is 'Team Scream', which so far nobody has shown me in a zaskar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Seriously jealous of that mint Psyclone!
    Thanks for the nice comments, By the way I commuted on a GT much like yours when I was in school at San Francisco State.

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    Here is my 1991 GT Cyclone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColemanUK View Post
    Here is my 1991 GT Cyclone.


    Nice build...is it all spec'd as original?....or is it all original?

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    Very nice, love the black XT group. plus i did not know they were still running U-brakes in '91

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    Nice build...is it all spec'd as original?....or is it all original?
    Thanks chap, it's not original and they were sold as frame sets, but the build spec is pretty close to a typical 'original' build with XT and OE GT parts like the tech shop fillet brazed flip-flop, studded saddle, grips, bars etc, rm400s are a year later I think.

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    Very nice, love the black XT group. plus i did not know they were still running U-brakes in '91
    Thanks - I think they ran U-Brakes all the way up to '92.

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    A Blast From the past.


    I went all out with my first bike back in 2000'.
    It was a 2000' GT XCR-LE i-drive in GT Team race colors. The LE was for limited edition, the top of the line I-drive. It had Easton 6061 taper wall tubing and was hand built out of the Santa Ana plant. The frame material made the frame a whole pound lighter than all other I-drives. I had been pondering over a few different brands at the time and the I-drive system intrigued me. And then I came across an article about this impending model coming out and I was sold. I drove to Super Go in Oceanside / San Diego who were a GT dealer. I asked the manager about it and that I wanted one. All employees were dumbfounded none having heard of this model. They actually acted like I was full of crap.

    I asked the manager to call up his GT rep and check on it. And sure enough the rep said that model is going to be available soon in a limited quantity, hence LE / Limited Edition. I interrupted their phone call and said I want to special order one right now if possible. So that's what we did on the spot. The rep said it could take a couple months and I was fine with that. Three week's later they called me and said it was in. I hauled my butt down there only to find all the employees in the back drooling over it. It was the first one they had seen and first one shipped out of Santa Ana. They had a GT XCR-1000 [the next highest at the time] next to it comparing the two. Which weighed 1.5 LBs more. It cost me almost 4k which was quite a lot for a bike back then.

    The BIG I-drive frame failure issue in the first I-drive designs.
    They always cracked at the seat tower where the seat post inserted into the frame on the front.

    I ended up cracking two frames and the second one happened right after the GT bankruptcy of 2001'.

    The first frame cracked exactly 6 months in. They warranted it with a replacement frame. They said it was the last LE frame left. I got lucky on that one.

    The second frame cracked exactly 6 months later [see a pattern]
    This time it cracked right after the big GT bankruptcy of 2001'. This time I was S.O.L. on getting a new replacement warranty frame.

    But I did luck out in that Super Go stepped up and offered to give me $600 towards any frame they had. I didn't have a choice GT was done with. So I went with a 2K. INTENSE UZZI - SL frame. Which I had them switch as many parts over from my cracked GT LE frame. I ended up purchasing a new $650 FOX fork and $400 Hope brakes. I spent a pretty penny that day "again".

    I still ride that INTENSE to this day. Both GT's I rode the heck out of and they cracked due to a flawed design. If it weren't for the GT bankruptcy in 2001' I'm sure GT would have addressed this flawed design and re- engineered it. If so I'd still be on that early I-drive design I loved it that much.


    One photo from Bike Pedia then some real photo's. I included a photo of my red INTENSE UZZI - SL that replaced the GT and that I still ride today. Current photo with a lot of new part upgrades. Plus my little buddy Bandit my trail dog.

    Just FYI the only parts from the GT that haven't been replaced over the years and on the Intense are the Easton Monkey Lite Carbon bars and front XT derailleur.

    Please excuse the quality of the photo's. Crappy camera and then instead of scanning I took a picture of the prints with my cell phone.
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    Was bored tonight so I scanned a GT All Terra ad from October 1992 featuring the Psyclone. I find it interesting that Psyclones rarely get top play in GT literature from the era but always come up in small but interesting ways. Sorry about the gap in the middle but I did the best I could.
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    I'm wanting to put new tires on my 93 GT Karakoram. Can someone tell my the max width i can put on the back. Thanks in advance

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    Don't know off hand, it should be pretty wide though. Why not head to your LBS and see what fits?

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    I like to have an idea of what I'm looking for before I go in. That's where I'll end up buying them.

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    Got it, well hopefully someone will come along before too long who actually knows...

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    I have a 2.1 Ritchey Z-Max on the rear on my 93 Timberline and there isn't too much room left.
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    I am running 2.1 smokes on my 96 xizang and they fit pretty easy... don't know if that helps, but the regular tyres size back in those days was 1.95 for narrow and 2.1 for normal...
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    Thanks. I have 1.95's on there now. A little wider would be nice

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    2.3 wide tires from Performance Bikes, Pisagua's or similar, rub on mine.

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    '93 gt

    I just recently started mountain biking. A neighbor gave me an old '93 GT unknown model, (4130 non-butted). I brought it back to life with some m900 cantilever brakes, m950 hubs with 217 rims, and set it up as a 2x7 with 24/34 to a 13-34. Because I have arthritis in my right thumb I have a 9.0 gripshift for the front derailleur and a m560 LX brake/shifter set up to an XT rapid rise in the back. Still running an old Mag21.





    Had the bike out today and it is a nice ride.

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    That's a cool looking bike. I love the blue

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    Official GT Thread-screenshot_2013-12-03-21-52-03.jpgMy only GT......

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    Great looking GT thumpic.

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    I posted over in the General forum about my new (to me '92 Zaskar). As many in this thread have said, I longed for this bike 20 years ago when I was in college, but couldn't afford it. A friend of mine recently mentioned he had one tucked away in his garage. He was willing to sell it, I offered him $100. He took the money and I got the bike.

    I haven't ridden in decades so I dropped it off at a local bike shop to have them tune it up.

    Here it is! Can't wait to get on it and start riding again.
























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    Quote Originally Posted by SK000000BY View Post
    He was willing to sell it, I offered him $100. He took the money and I got the bike.
    Phwoar .... I'll give you a $110 right now
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    Time for the polishing cloth!

    Haha and look at all the gear on there, you just have to toss those brake/shifters for something nice now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Really?
    Gee, that background looks familiar.
    Anywhere near Winmalee / Yellomundee at the Lower Blue Mountains by any chance?
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    no idea, I stole the picture from another thread to show the paintjob
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    no idea, I stole the picture from another thread to show the paintjob
    Fair enough, I've been guilty of that too.

    If your Xizang ever makes it up to Sydney then I'll take mine and we can head up there. Damn fine plan I think ....
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    I guess I'll wait another 10 years to post up my story I posted above. Apparently the year 2000' is not worthy enough for the vintage forum yet.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    You are correct sir.
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    I guess I'll wait another 10 years to post up my story I posted above. Apparently the year 2000' is not worthy enough for the vintage forum yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    You are correct sir.
    Could I at least get some credit for such a lengthy post.
    With color photo's and happiness and sadness all in one post. It was traumatic just typing it up.
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    OK. OK. Stop your sniffling. Hugs sent via the web.
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    Could I at least get some credit for such a lengthy post.
    With color photo's and happiness and sadness all in one post. It was traumatic just typing it up.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    As a self proclaimed huge fan of GT they kind of lost me when the I-Dive came out, but I do sympathize with your story i.e. trying to claim a warranty on a company that is gone...

    At least the Uzzi has been a good bike.


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    I am also a huge GT fan and owned a GT force carbon pro...full xtr, very nice ride...that is untill it got fast, then it got scary, even had some wrecks I still think were from that bikes inability to steer at speed..or that fox fork (never again)...and those XTR brakes (never again)...I traded off and on with a 5 year old foes fxr that was beat and the foes kickked its butt every time..I also had soo many flats on that GT because the rear cant absorb/dampen correctly (i wont discuss tubless stupidness here)...sold the GT cheap on eaby to someone whom hopefully loves it..
    I cant wait to get my STS going though, but more for fun than true shredding, so it wont be judged the same.

    oh...I like all stories bike related...even newer ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    OK. OK. Stop your sniffling. Hugs sent via the web.
    Thanks for all the love man...

    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    As a self proclaimed huge fan of GT they kind of lost me when the I-Dive came out, but I do sympathize with your story i.e. trying to claim a warranty on a company that is gone...

    At least the Uzzi has been a good bike.


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    Thank's!
    As far as GT introducing the "first edition I-drive" that to this day is one of the the most advanced suspension system's ever launched. Most were heavy due to the frame material. But there were a select few that were hand built out of the Santa Ana plant using Easton 6061 taper wall technology tubing. In this form back in the day you'd have a hard time finding a better all around performer.
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    As far as GT introducing the "first edition I-drive" that to this day is one of the the most advanced suspension system's ever launched. Most were heavy due to the frame material. But there were a select few that were hand built out of the Santa Ana plant using Easton 6061 taper wall technology tubing. In this form back in the day you'd have a hard time finding a better all around performer.
    I'm almost done building up my '00 XCR-3000, 30.48lbs as is. Still have to drop the 2 chainrings and FD for a 30t RaceFace Narrow-Wide, swap to a Turbine stem and carbon bar, and eventually lighter and thinner pedals.

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    Talking to myself in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Talking to myself in this thread.
    I'll chat with ya...

    Was your GTO a '69 with the 400?

    Back to things GT, have acquired some bits for the Psyclone so update coming.

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    Yes it was a 69' Ram Air IV 400

    Back to all thing's GT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    Gee, that background looks familiar.
    Anywhere near Winmalee / Yellomundee at the Lower Blue Mountains by any chance?
    That was my old bike, the pic was taken near Brisbane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorasp View Post
    My 1991 Tequesta

    1989 GT Tequesta. This one is my favorite!

    I'd love to get my hands on one of these in good condition with original parts. If anyone has a lead on an 18", let me know.

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    If anyone is interested in the Last Xizang Made in the USA, it's for sale

    1997 GT Xizang - $2500

    You can also PM me on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flumphboy View Post
    If anyone is interested in the Last Xizang Made in the USA, it's for sale

    1997 GT Xizang - $2500

    You can also PM me on here.

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    er, you might want to do some fact finding for your selling technique...it's not even close to the last US made xizang...

    Also, and this is just my opinion, xizang frames sell for around $1000US plus or minus a bit. A full bike with XTR and Sids or similar will be $1500-1700...

    also with xizangs, its handy yo include the serial number, just so peopel know what year it actually is, the size...and that it;s not a lightning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    er, you might want to do some fact finding for your selling technique...it's not even close to the last US made xizang...

    Also, and this is just my opinion, xizang frames sell for around $1000US plus or minus a bit. A full bike with XTR and Sids or similar will be $1500-1700...

    also with xizangs, its handy yo include the serial number, just so peopel know what year it actually is, the size...and that it;s not a lightning.
    It is the last Xizang manufactured in the US. They moved production overseas after the 97 run. More details on the bike here: Casey Greene: Packbike: 1997 GT Xizang

    The frame has no serial number, because again, it was the last one made, and the frame builder made it for himself. It was not polished ether. The only sticker that was applied to it was the "Hand built in Boulder CO" one on the chainstay. It does have all the GT stamps in the traditional places - End of toptube, drop outs, ect.

    That may be the price you value it at, but I cannot sell it for less then $2500, because that's what it is worth to me.
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    Yeah I think you'll find that they kept making them in the US for the 98 and 99 models along with the zaskars and pyclones. for 1998 they made a cheaper ti frame, the lightning, in tawain, but they kept making the xizang in the US.

    some good info here:
    GT Xizang Serial number thread | Retrobike

    It's possible that if it is the last one, that its a 99 that never got painted, hence the lack of polish, or if its a 97 it never made it past quality control to get polished/stamped (not that there arn't heaps of non stamped serial numbers about) and the guy took it home rather than cutting it up... not saying thats the case, but both are more likely than it being both a 97 and "last one ever made"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Yeah I think you'll find that they kept making them in the US for the 98 and 99 models along with the zaskars and pyclones. for 1998 they made a cheaper ti frame, the lightning, in tawain, but they kept making the xizang in the US.
    Looks like i need to go back and check my sources. Some possibilities: 1)The guy who sold it to Chad could be fibbing - not likely but possible. 2)I'm not remembering the correct story - probably more likely.

    Wish this thing had a serial number on it.
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    Oh, and believe me, it's not that I don't think that a xizang is worth what you're asking, just not sure you can get it, but i have been wrong before. I paid over the average for mine, but didn't care as I really wanted one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flumphboy View Post
    Looks like i need to go back and check my sources.
    I was going to suggest you do so as mik_git knows his GT material.

    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    I paid over the average for mine
    Me too!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Also possible that it was the last one that welder personally built for GT.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I was going to suggest you do so as mik_git knows his GT material.



    Me too!
    You know it. :-S took it out fir a ride the other day, hadn't been on any mtb fir ages and had a blast. I nneed to spend sine cash on it, but since I've been all road biker recently and was thinking of a new one had put it off, but since we bought a house today, New roadie is off... Nth sorts are back on the cards

    edit* no idea what that last sentence was, phone changed it and can't remember what i was saying... moving house and it's stoopid hot. Ugh heatwaves, you guys get super winter, we get stupid hot, go figure.
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    i'll play:

    ricochet:

    i've since installed a matching turquoise ringle post, and a ringle 3dv purple stem. (looking for a turquoise one if anyone has one)



    more of it:
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    quickie highlights-
    -ringle turquoise hubs, black DT double butt sokes
    -ringle holey skewers
    -xtr m900 rear & front der.
    -coda dark blue canti's, onza chill pills turquoise
    -raceface turbine lp, action tec ti BB
    -king blue h set
    -NOS control tech 3dv bars
    -minty turquoise kooka racha levers
    -NOS xt 8 speed rapid fire pods
    -SDG blue kevlar ti rail seat
    -restored mag 21 sl ti, NOS decals, brodie CNC brake brace
    -NOS tioga psycho tires!

    Zaskar:



    -caramba sidewinder (?) red cranks
    -king hubs, 517 citron rims, blue ano ti spokes = stupid light.
    -judy/sid hybrid fork, mountain speed springs
    -ringle moby post
    -NOS hyperlite bar
    -machine tech zeroflex levers and v brakes
    -soon to be skinwall panaracer smoke/dart's.....as soon as i find a matching smoke. i have three perfect darts... go figure...

    looking to swap zaskar frame for a turquoise '94 as well.....

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    Post in the trade thread to improve your chances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    You know it. :-S took it out fir a ride the other day, hadn't been on any mtb fir ages and had a blast. I nneed to spend sine cash on it, but since I've been all road biker recently and was thinking of a new one had put it off, but since we bought a house today, New roadie is off... Nth sorts are back on the cards

    edit* no idea what that last sentence was, phone changed it and can't remember what i was saying... moving house and it's stoopid hot. Ugh heatwaves, you guys get super winter, we get stupid hot, go figure.
    I was so confused reading this post so thanks for the clarification...

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    Ha in fact I think the whole post is gibberish reading back. The editor on my phone us flaky, you type stuff in and hope that the keyboard stats active long enough.
    Anyway ccmdoc sold my my xizang, so was replying to him


    Edit: is flaky, I 're typed IS 3 Times, still came out us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowntegra View Post
    i'll play:

    ricochet:

    i've since installed a matching turquoise ringle post, and a ringle 3dv purple stem. (looking for a turquoise one if anyone has one)



    more of it:
    GT Ricochet Photos by lowntegra | Photobucket

    quickie highlights-
    -ringle turquoise hubs, black DT double butt sokes
    -ringle holey skewers
    -xtr m900 rear & front der.
    -coda dark blue canti's, onza chill pills turquoise
    -raceface turbine lp, action tec ti BB
    -king blue h set
    -NOS control tech 3dv bars
    -minty turquoise kooka racha levers
    -NOS xt 8 speed rapid fire pods
    -SDG blue kevlar ti rail seat
    -restored mag 21 sl ti, NOS decals, brodie CNC brake brace
    -NOS tioga psycho tires!

    Zaskar:



    -caramba sidewinder (?) red cranks
    -king hubs, 517 citron rims, blue ano ti spokes = stupid light.
    -judy/sid hybrid fork, mountain speed springs
    -ringle moby post
    -NOS hyperlite bar
    -machine tech zeroflex levers and v brakes
    -soon to be skinwall panaracer smoke/dart's.....as soon as i find a matching smoke. i have three perfect darts... go figure...

    looking to swap zaskar frame for a turquoise '94 as well.....
    sweet bikes..I'm building up a purple zaskar with 3dv/turquoise compnents also...I'll post it when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire lad View Post
    ]Hello gents. Just bought this today. I'd never heard of the Borrego before and was surprised by the all Suntour spec. Not sure how original it is but it seems like a decent bike. What are your thoughts on the bike?. Cheers
    1993 Model year bike. The Borrego was a one year wonder....GT spec'd as a gift to Suntour to show them some OEM spec support. 93 was the last yr Suntour Japan had OEM spec.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    very cool....thanks as always for the GT insight gm1230126

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    How many of these are still around you think ?
    93 GT Borrego's? I think I saw maybe six for sale nation wide on craigslist this year. They were originally spec'd with full Suntour XC Expert with top mount thumb shifters. The one below got bastardized with grip shift.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    93 GT Borrego's? I think I saw maybe six for sale nation wide on craigslist this year. They were originally spec'd with full Suntour XC Expert with top mount thumb shifters. The one below got bastardized with grip shift.
    Thanks. Do you keep an eye on daily classified for pre-2000's GT models ?
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    1994 GT Psyclone Some Progress

    Posted over at RetoBike too where there is a longer thread


    Slow progress to say the least.

    Well I finally got some bits sorted with the Psyclone, mainly deciding that I would not go with a boutique build but a pretty straight forward Shimano set up. This of course freed up a lot of time and money as I already own most of the parts to finish the bike, shy of the crankset which I think must be M900.

    So a little work cleaning over the weekend of the black XT brakes, levers and thumbies as well as installing a Logic headset that I found in a drawer meant I could get my first look at what the final bike may look like.

    Wheelset will have to be taken apart as the rims are shot but I have a NOS set of Mavic 217s, also most likely will get set of repop Farmer Johns from First Flight.

    Lastly I bought a NOS GT branded saddle only to discover that it is both too new and perhaps too low end for my purposes.

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    your levers are V brake specific.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    your levers are V brake specific.

    What! shoot back to the drawing board

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    levers are cheap and plentiful. Not that big an issue on either side of the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Thanks. Do you keep an eye on daily classified for pre-2000's GT models ?
    No, 93 and earlier and LTS thermoplastics.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Would you happen to know if GT made any tandem bikes ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post

    Would you happen to know if GT made any tandem bikes ?
    They did inded
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    I have a problem with my RTS, the lower ball-joint has developed some play. On this bike, that's no fun at all since you notice it every time you get on the pedals. But where to get replacements? It's the ball-joint that screws into the shock shaft at the bottom.

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    94 Zaskar 16"




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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Would you happen to know if GT made any tandem bikes ?
    Always looking for information so you can flip another bike, just like the Borrego?
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonoskar View Post


    I have a problem with my RTS, the lower ball-joint has developed some play. On this bike, that's no fun at all since you notice it every time you get on the pedals. But where to get replacements? It's the ball-joint that screws into the shock shaft at the bottom.

    This is just a random guess but could it be as simple as replacing a cartridge bearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonoskar View Post


    I have a problem with my RTS, the lower ball-joint has developed some play. On this bike, that's no fun at all since you notice it every time you get on the pedals. But where to get replacements? It's the ball-joint that screws into the shock shaft at the bottom.
    Looking at my bike, Id say its a standard part from Mcmaster Carr..
    McMaster-Carr
    search for "ball joint end"

    just gotta figure which one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    This is just a random guess but could it be as simple as replacing a cartridge bearing?

    Actually...way easier...just a couple nuts away.

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    That RTS looks really nice, nice spec (well not a fan of the forks, but thats just personal preference).
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    Always looking for information so you can flip another bike, just like the Borrego?
    Informations, yes. Flipping a Borrego, never done that. Is it some Aussie type of raccoon ?

    I currently have 5 GT's at home, 4 of them being ridden often and the fifth one as frame only, collecting dust. Being born in '92, I'm still discovering new models from that era. I was also interested into acquiring a tandem bike one day, so curious if I could find any GT and from which era.
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    That RTS looks really nice, nice spec (well not a fan of the forks, but that's just personal preference).
    I have fitted Mag 21's now, I think they are a keeper. I didn't have such a nice shot of them on the bike, so I posted this one. Here's one with the Mags on. (don't mind the monkeylectrics in the back wheel). And I have since replaced the stem with a polished Syncros one.



    Thanks for the leads on the ball joint. Now to find one in Europe I figured I needed to replace the inner ball, but didn't stop to think that you could replace the whole unit

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    its funny, I actually thing that the other fork looks alright, except for the rear brake, if it was on the front, I'd like them, completely an asthetics thing.
    All the gear and no idea.

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