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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Nice parts pick up for $25.

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    Those are stickers. Peace signs, hearts and stars. I think I'll keep "Ashlynn " as is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPatrick View Post
    Those are stickers. Peace signs, hearts and stars. I think I'll keep "Ashlynn " as is.


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    Ashlynn. Awesome. You have a bike named after an adult film performer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Ashlynn. Awesome. You have a bike named after an adult film performer.
    Much more catchy than Brittany or Courtney too.
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    Official GT Thread

    Now I just need to decipher the serial number, H4A00125 and figure out what model I have. Insider of the rear drop out area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPatrick View Post
    Now I just need to decipher the serial number, H4A00125 and figure out what model I have. Insider of the rear drop out area.
    The H will refer to the Hodaka plant in Taiwan. I'd guess it was number 125 off the line. The wilder guesses would be '4' = March and 'A' could mean '10'.

    It might be a Avalanche or Pantera. The rear dropout seems to match.

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    Here's the 1994 Zaskar frame and Race Face cranks. It was a good week to score my first "Triples". Lots of dents! It came with two generic rims and some ok Kenda tires that have Schwinn on the sidewalls. Not bad for $30.



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    GT Zaskar LE

    Full XTR M900 less the Maguras.

    Fast little bike no doubt.

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    "Less the Maguras"
    Love those brakes. Nice looking ride.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjss View Post
    Full XTR M900 less the Maguras.
    ...and the hubs.

    Those Spin wheels really are from a place in time. Not sure I'd want to visit that place in time personally, but all up that looks like a sweet bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    ...and the hubs.

    Those Spin wheels really are from a place in time. Not sure I'd want to visit that place in time personally, but all up that looks like a sweet bike.

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    It represents the golden age of MTB anodised and CNC'ed goodies. Everyone loved Tuff Wheels but they sure never looked at home on MTB's. Still looks great though.
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    and HS, and seatpost...

    The Spins are quirky no doubt - and heavy - and difficult to true - and disposable once the brake track is gone, but kinda cool. I've got some SUPs laced to SuperBs that are much more pleasurable to ride. Just one of the early 90s frames I use to want while just a poor, deficient college kid.

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    How would you true the Spins apart from taking them off and holding them at the 10 and 2 o'clock position and giving them a good ol' fashioned bashing on the nearest tree.

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    I'll just put this here...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official GT Thread-sam_1962.jpg  

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    Has anyone tried to move the rear brake to the chainstays? The convoluted rear brake cable line strongly suggests the triple triangle would be better served by placing the Ubrake on the chainstays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    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.
    I just bought one for $10 NZ, the guy bought it to use the group(Shimano, so someone had already taxed the Suntour XC stuff) on a Stumpjumper and FSX he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict View Post
    I just bought one for $10 NZ, the guy bought it to use the group(Shimano, so someone had already taxed the Suntour XC stuff) on a Stumpjumper and FSX he has.
    Thats a 1996 model, would have had shimano stx/lx mix originally
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Thats a 1996 model, would have had shimano stx/lx mix originally
    Thanks for the reply, this is good news as I have a whole bunch of LX/STX/XT stuff so this build will be an easy one.

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    Cant seem to find much online about the 96 other than a few pics of some that are black, so not too sure yet of full OEM part placement, as soon as I find that out I will build it up.

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    All the gear and no idea.

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    ^Thanks for the link, I will sit down later on and translate it, really appreciate it.

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    I have had a think and I have decided to go full LX m560 as I have a complete 8spd group, I also think the Black will go well against the red of the frame.

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    Just going through this thread again.

    Too bad about Photobucket debacle and its effect on so many of the photos throughout the forum including this thread.

    Of all of the GT bikes, the one I would most like to someday find is a 1991 Xizang (Ti front with steel rear triangle).
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Just going through this thread again.

    Too bad about Photobucket debacle and its effect on so many of the photos throughout the forum including this thread.

    Of all of the GT bikes, the one I would most like to someday find is a 1991 Xizang (Ti front with steel rear triangle).
    whats wrong w/ the full ti?

    Agree on the photobucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    whats wrong w/ the full ti?
    Nothing at all, Ive had three all Ti Xizang.
    GREAT bike!

    Im a fan of composite bikes, as you know so Id really like one of those.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    I acquired my first mtb. . . found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 GT Karakoram. Super stoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
    I acquired my first mtb. . . found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 GT Karakoram. Super stoked.
    That's a super buy. Love it, enjoy getting it dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
    i acquired my first mtb. . . Found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 gt karakoram. Super stoked.

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    love that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
    I acquired my first mtb. . . found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 GT Karakoram. Super stoked.
    Bargain!

    Great score, enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
    I acquired my first mtb. . . found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 GT Karakoram. Super stoked.

    Attachment 1170039

    So the only things not original on the bike are the saddle and tires. Looks like I can find a replacement GT saddle somewhere. For tires, can probably find some used ritchey megabites. . . or should I just go with the panaracer smoke and dart which are readily available and were all the rage at that time. . . ?

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    I wouldn't get hung up about the tyres. If you're going to ride it, use whatever 26" treads that will fit the stays and work on your dirt.

    If it's going to be a carpet queen, then sure, go for period correct. Older treads in good order are harder and harder to find, I'm not keen on hunting down good ones only to wear them out railing single track like it's 1996.

    That's my take on it, other views might vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    I wouldn't get hung up about the tyres. If you're going to ride it, use whatever 26" treads that will fit the stays and work on your dirt.

    If it's going to be a carpet queen, then sure, go for period correct. Older treads in good order are harder and harder to find, I'm not keen on hunting down good ones only to wear them out railing single track like it's 1996.

    That's my take on it, other views might vary.

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    They make re-issue smoke and dart tires. . . I'll probably go that direction. You can pick up a pair for what a single maxxis costs. I do plan to ride it on occasion.

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    Does anyone know the steerer tube sz of a 93 Karakoram? Thanks

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    93 should be 1-1/8, GT were pretty early adopters of oversize
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    oh and catalogue says "GT Bolonga Lite Full cromoly triple butted 27mm tapered blades with 1-1/8 oversize chromoly butted steerer tube". So there you go.
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    Thanks very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    93 should be 1-1/8, GT were pretty early adopters of oversize
    I had a 1990 karakoram w/ oversize.
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    I bought a Karakoram in 1994 exactly like this, one of the first in Milan, all Shimano Deore LX:

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    at that time the price in Italy was 950.000 lire and an average salary was 1.250.000 lire, maybe corresponding to 800 today. It was stolen 3 years later....

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    Did you like the Karakoram?

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    Gorgeous bike! My favorite decal set too. Can't get used to those wheels though

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    Above reply was to the Zaskar Le at the top

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeZaskargirl View Post
    Above reply was to the Zaskar Le at the top
    ya gotta use the quotes! but yeah I can never get down with spins...on anything really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    ya gotta use the quotes! but yeah I can never get down with spins...on anything really.
    Did I do it right this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Well I rode a few rigid steel bikes and I have to say my '96 GT Timberline FS in Cr-mo steel hard tail ride way smoother then a Raleight Summit from a few years ago... Unless you consider that Timberline frame as a high end bike, I'd say the flex in the rear end of the GT really screw away all the vibrations and smooth up the bumps and drops I encounter while street riding it. And it's easy to see how the TTT design can flex better, by having the body weight (when seated) to apply not at the end of the seat stays, but already onto it and then the vibrations from the rear can go right into the front triangle without interfering with your butt.

    But if you are using alu, the vibrations are not much dampened, it's more the flex that will react in a better way then a standard frame design.

    But if you don't like it, I don't think you belong in this thread anyway
    Tru Dat!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    93 should be 1-1/8, GT were pretty early adopters of oversize
    The 93 Karakoram was US made wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeZaskargirl View Post
    The 93 Karakoram was US made wasn't it?
    I want to put a Ridgid fork on it. I found one with this info- 26 in 1 1/8 in threaded 8 1/4 steerer 2.5 in threaded canti brakes. Will that work? It has rockshox quadra 21r
    on it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeZaskargirl View Post
    The 93 Karakoram was US made wasn't it?
    Nope, Tawanese. Only US made HT's were Zaskar, Xizang and Pysclone (and some alu Avalanches later one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeZaskargirl View Post
    I want to put a Ridgid fork on it. I found one with this info- 26 in 1 1/8 in threaded 8 1/4 steerer 2.5 in threaded canti brakes. Will that work? It has rockshox quadra 21r
    on it now
    Well according to the catalog the 1993 karakorum used a tioga aheadset, so it's not threaded so no that fork wouldn't fit... however the headset may have been changed (or even the headset from factory was threader *spec subject to change type thing*)... so you need to see if it is a threaded headset or threadless. Threadless is beter for lots of options, but if it's thread then you it's something you need to know.
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    also note what brakes you are using, if vbrake, all good, but if cantilever, then the quadra would have a cable stop on it, if you change to a rigid, you need to make sure you have some sort of cable stop, either on the steerer/headset or as part of the stem, to make the brakes work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Well according to the catalog the 1993 karakorum used a tioga aheadset, so it's not threaded so no that fork wouldn't fit... however the headset may have been changed (or even the headset from factory was threader *spec subject to change type thing*)... so you need to see if it is a threaded headset or threadless. Threadless is beter for lots of options, but if it's thread then you it's something you need to know.
    Thanks I appreciate all your help

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    @LeZaskargirl Yes it was a very good bike I used mainly for cycle touring and for short itineraries in the mountains.

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    Just some pics to keep thread going.










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    Recent pick-up. One of three made welded ~96 by Jeff Jones.
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    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Recent pick-up. One of three made welded ~96 by Jeff Jones.
    That's so amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
    I acquired my first mtb. . . found one all original except for saddle and tires. $75 for a 1991 GT Karakoram. Super stoked.

    Attachment 1170039
    Nice! Was one of the first I re-acquired as well.Official GT Thread-20151111_205358.jpg

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    Anyone wanting to add to the GT stable....this just listed in So Cal

    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...451329861.html

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    Thanks G!
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    New addition tonight.....another CL find.

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    Nice find! I have the same exact year and model, just tore it down to the frame the other day. Still deciding whether to build it or sell it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolc View Post
    Nice find! I have the same exact year and model, just tore it down to the frame the other day. Still deciding whether to build it or sell it...
    I can use the RH shifter if you decide to move some things.....this one is shot. The spring loaded prawl is chipped and doesn't grab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Recent pick-up. One of three made welded ~96 by Jeff Jones.
    Sweet!
    Looks the back of a 1996 GT LTS-1 mated to to the front with some miles of tubing in between.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    gt Xizang

    Been awhile since I've posted....here's something I built to road ride with last fall.
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    ^yeah thats alright
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    Nope, green cable straddle is out of place. Ruins the aesthetic.



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    I'm very sorry to jump in here like this and truth be told I ride, but not super into the vintage theme. However, I believe I've been lucky enough to come across some if not rare, at least cool vintage frames. Again I hate to hijack anything, but if a few of you wouldn't mind looking at my gallery album and letting me know what I've found I would greatly appreciate it. So far the only one I think I have pinned down is a 1995 GT LTS carbon fiber full suspension frame. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

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    ^Going by your other post in the GT area, its a 1996 LTS Thermoplastic frame (was LTS for about 5 minutes before they called them STS's)... dunno about anything else as you "gallery" is...where?
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    Should be under my profile in albums. I appreciate the information.

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    alright (i jsut went to the dropdown "gallery nothing...but profile had stuff)...

    black zaskar is a 12.5inch? 1997 or 98 (think 97 woud have to look up decals to be sure)
    purple zaskar is a 96
    next lts is 96
    next lts is a 96 boomerang (hot jiggity!!!! aka lts dhownhill)
    top zaskar le is a 94 (or 93/95...same year issue as the black one, would have to look u cataloges to be sure but i think 94)


    Boomerang, should have led with that over the thermo... kick arse bike if there ever was one.
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    Also thats just going by the decals, which can easily be changed, the serial numbers will tell the story. No reason to think the Zaskar's arn't Zaskars sitting there with the LTS's but until you get serial numbers which will telly you if zaskars or not and the year then the decals tell as the only story.
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    Is there a reference for serial numbers. So of all the frames one was built But there are no markings on it at all except for a GT stamp on an end cap facing to the rear under the seat.

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    the zaskars serial should be on the non drive drop out, the lts's er...on bottom bracket I think, maybe the dropout (i'm sure someone will op in and give the info.
    All USA made auminium frames, so Zaskars and LTS 1/team, the serial number will start with XX for month, YY for year. All numbers, if here is a letter at the start, or anywhere, then not USA made so not a zaskar or if lts then a 2 or 3... Sometimes there is no serial number, but thats pretty rare.
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    Living in Japan, so I guess well see what the numbers say. I appreciate all the help. Hopefully Ill be able to find them all a good home.

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    On the assumption the zaskars are real (which you'd think would be given sitting next to lts and lts boomerang ad lts thermo), everything should be easy to find a home for and make reasonable money (If i had any I'd be buying). Probably easiest would be ebay and retrobike.co.uk... just be prepared to ship international or you might struggle.

    Japan, cool place, was over there couple of years ago, loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Sometimes there is no serial number, but thats pretty rare.
    No S/N on my Xizang.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    No S/N on my Xizang.

    Yeah we're talking Zaskars here...
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    Picked this up over the weekend...

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    it's a nice addition to the splatter paint GT collection

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    Just picked up this GT Avalanche from a neighbor's curb with my favorite sign Gonna need a lot of TLC.

    Anyone know what year this one is? It's 7-speed, and most of the parts look original. Thanks!


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    ^91 i think
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    Thanks Mik! That was the year I got into mountain biking, so this makes me happy to hear. I lusted after a Zaskar back then, but couldn't afford it. I'll make this rideable and use it as a loaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherNutz View Post
    Living in Japan, so I guess well see what the numbers say. I appreciate all the help. Hopefully Ill be able to find them all a good home.
    Great collection you have there. The carbon LTS is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Thanks Mik! That was the year I got into mountain biking, so this makes me happy to hear. I lusted after a Zaskar back then, but couldn't afford it. I'll make this rideable and use it as a loaner.
    Think Mik is on the money. It is a 91. The Tange Prestige tubing is fairly high up the cro-mo food chain.

    You have a nice neighbour and I'd be taking over a 6 pack at least to get in early for the next garage cleanout.

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    It's a '91, they called it Camo Daktari white paint scheme. I picked this one up for $20 a couple years ago.

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    $20 is a bargain and it looks to be in great condition too. Right place at the right time.

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    Finished a complete overhaul on this one back in the spring. I've had this one since high school when I worked in a bike shop, sinking most of each paycheck into parts to get it built up. Did a ton of rides and a race or two on it before I enlisted in college.

    Zaskar LE frame, and a whole slew of what were pretty nice parts at the time. Cane Creek headset, Control Tech stem and seatpost, Avid brakes, Titec handlebar and bar ends, White Industries hubs and crankset, Shimano shifting, BB, and cassette (XT and XTR), Mavic rims laced up with butted spokes, and a Judy SL fork. Weighed about 23 lbs back then.

    The original fork was trashed so it got a correct length Surly rigid fork and a set of flats this year, and is living a post-retirement life for neighborhood rides with the kids.

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    Looks super. A clean looking Zaskar always gets my attention.

    Don't forget to put the hammer down and channel Rishi Grewal when those neighbourhood kids get smart and want to race you any chance they get.



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    Rigid Fork Help to Replace Trashed Rockshox for GT Pantera All Terra 7005 Alum

    Hey All,
    New owner old bike. I assume its a 2000? GT Pantera 7005.
    I am Trying to do a low budget tuneup with some slight upgrades, etc.
    First starting with the fork. Its thrashed. I want to go for a rigid fork I've seen on older models instead since cost is an issue. My riding style is back to basics on mountains.

    My issue is finding the exact replacement from the RockShox Long Travel Indy C fork to a GT rigid or similar replacement.
    Estimated A-C measurement is = (441mm) and steerer at (175mm)

    I've read a lot all over but have gotten different answers regarding steering or travel and sag compensation when doing the conversion. I also don't know what 80mm 100mm etc are even about.

    Here are some photos to help with my rambling. After the fork issue theres a bunch of rusty bits by the Giga crank (chain stay guard)
    Thanks in advance everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquorStore View Post
    Hey All,
    New owner old bike. I assume its a 2000? GT Pantera 7005.
    I am Trying to do a low budget tuneup with some slight upgrades, etc.
    First starting with the fork. Its thrashed. I want to go for a rigid fork I've seen on older models instead since cost is an issue. My riding style is back to basics on mountains.

    My issue is finding the exact replacement from the RockShox Long Travel Indy C fork to a GT rigid or similar replacement.
    Estimated A-C measurement is = (441mm) and steerer at (175mm)

    I've read a lot all over but have gotten different answers regarding steering or travel and sag compensation when doing the conversion. I also don't know what 80mm 100mm etc are even about.

    Here are some photos to help with my rambling. After the fork issue theres a bunch of rusty bits by the Giga crank (chain stay guard)
    Thanks in advance everyone.
    You're in luck! I bought my girlfriend a '96 Pantera, and swapped it out for a rigid fork. Don't know how similar the geometry is for your year Pantera, but we went with this 440mm fork:

    https://www.somafab.com/archives/pro...ork-cantilever

    I paid about $115 for it, about five years ago. Great fork, seemed like a good fit for the bike, it handled very well afterwards. She put a fair amount of miles on it before finally admitting that the frame was just a little too big, now my dad is enjoying it. She liked how it handled so much she didn't want to admit the bike was a bit too big for her.

    I don't think I sourced the fork from directly Soma, I believe it as also available from other sources. You might be able to shop around for the best deal on it.
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    Where did you guys find the seat tube cable guide for the split rear brake straddle cable? Did those models come with it configured that way? Is this what they did before adding the single right side brazed on cable guide (with plastic sleeve)?

    I have a 1995 Tequesta that I'm reworking into a 700c gravel bike, with some Dia Compe style center pull brakes. I'm thinking about getting a long straddle cable and running it in front of the seat tube like that and the cable guide you have would be perfect. It's obviously purpose made.

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    ^ those guides are used for U-brakes, before they started using canti's in 93ish
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    ^ those guides are used for U-brakes, before they started using canti's in 93ish
    Well... I think I want one. Where do you suppose a guy might find one. Not finding them in the usual places.

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    Was just watching 92 ESPN race video with Rishi talking up his GT triple triangle. Good stuff and clearly winning bikes (just ask Juli Furtado and Rishi Grewal).

    STILL looking for a 1991 Xizang (Ti front/steel rear triangle).
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    STILL looking for a 1991 Xizang (Ti front/steel rear triangle).
    They only made 250 of them. Might take a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    They only made 250 of them. Might take a while.

    BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for posting the photo.
    Yes it may, and luck too but the search continues.
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    They didn't make anywhere near 250 of those Bi-Metal Xizangs late 90-91. 50 tops.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    You're in luck! I bought my girlfriend a '96 Pantera, and swapped it out for a rigid fork. Don't know how similar the geometry is for your year Pantera, but we went with this 440mm fork:

    https://www.somafab.com/archives/pro...ork-cantilever

    I paid about $115 for it, about five years ago. Great fork, seemed like a good fit for the bike, it handled very well afterwards. She put a fair amount of miles on it before finally admitting that the frame was just a little too big, now my dad is enjoying it. She liked how it handled so much she didn't want to admit the bike was a bit too big for her.

    I don't think I sourced the fork from directly Soma, I believe it as also available from other sources. You might be able to shop around for the best deal on it.
    thanks for the suggestion. It just sucks that a new fork cost like 4 times what I paid for the bike. I'm in California and it seems like a hot bed for triples. The guy I bought the timberline from told me he just sold a zaskar the day before.

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    Awesome thread.

    My first MTB was a 92 Timberline like this one; I was 13 and rode it everywhere for the next 10 years.. Put on Flexstem, Anodized Brake Boosters, barends, RockRing, and bash guard. It was awesome. With any luck it's still hanging in my parents garage..

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    [QUOTE=janthenat;14018156]@Drevil @rob_ralph
    Where did you guys find the seat tube cable guide for the split rear brake straddle cable? Did those models come with it configured that way? Is this what they did before adding the single right side brazed on cable guide (with plastic sleeve)?

    @janthenat that cable guide is original set up

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    What do you all think of this? 92? I am looking at buying for my wife so we can both have vintage bikes.

    I know the picture isnt great but its all I have to go on for now.
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    93 or 94 I'd think, def not 92 model year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthenat View Post
    @Drevil @rob_ralph
    Where did you guys find the seat tube cable guide for the split rear brake straddle cable? Did those models come with it configured that way? Is this what they did before adding the single right side brazed on cable guide (with plastic sleeve)?

    I have a 1995 Tequesta that I'm reworking into a 700c gravel bike, with some Dia Compe style center pull brakes. I'm thinking about getting a long straddle cable and running it in front of the seat tube like that and the cable guide you have would be perfect. It's obviously purpose made.
    I saw this for sale:
    https://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/286582
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    Good luck on your search!
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    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    My free frame of the week. Think I scored. Not sure what year it is... Has a really neat blue on black ribboned paint scheme and the design seems to be mid 90s. The bars are GT brand that I had laying around and the fork is a direct drive off a rigid Rockhopper. Can't wait to get it tuned up and on the trail!

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    Only $10!

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    Just beat my free Timberline score with a $10 Aggressor! Needs a saddle as you can plainly see, no major rust though. Brakes aren't working well but should be a pretty quick fix. 21" frame is great since my friends are all 6'4". Paint is pretty faded, so might get stripped and re-sprayed or maybe even hydro dipped.

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    Update: I guess the Aggressor is a 97. It is also one of the most fun bikes I've ever owned. Taking both GTs in for tune ups today

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    95 Pantera aquired in trade

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    92 Ricochet $20 at local co-op

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    richochet is more 93 than 92...
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    That's what I meant to type lol. Phone buttons are too small for my thumbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    richochet is more 93 than 92...
    You would be spot on with that big GT logo on the downtube.

    Didn't know the Ricochets came in Tequila Sunrise. Love that paint job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    You would be spot on with that big GT logo on the downtube.

    Didn't know the Ricochets came in Tequila Sunrise. Love that paint job.
    You have to love a lot of those old GT paint jobs... o rheck a bunch of companies paint jobs... thats just soemthing you don't see any more (well really after the early 90's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    You have to love a lot of those old GT paint jobs... o rheck a bunch of companies paint jobs... thats just soemthing you don't see any more (well really after the early 90's)
    Totally agree. I'm over the present matte black era and miss the times of funky paintjobs. We may never see it again. GT did some magical stuff for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    Totally agree. I'm over the present matte black era and miss the times of funky paintjobs. We may never see it again. GT did some magical stuff for sure.
    I've actually been thinking of building a hydro dip tank so that I can try to recreate some of those amazing paint jobs. Really want a dakari white and that most excellent blue and yellow splatter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    You would be spot on with that big GT logo on the downtube.

    Didn't know the Ricochets came in Tequila Sunrise. Love that paint job.

    I too like the color - I just wanted to continue the Tequila theme beyond the paint....so I added a Rock the bike Blender and a Crust cargo fork (love that geometry to make it work) Now...it is a true party bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by karddet View Post
    I've actually been thinking of building a hydro dip tank so that I can try to recreate some of those amazing paint jobs. Really want a dakari white and that most excellent blue and yellow splatter
    Send your bike to Squid bikes. They'll do a mega spatter-job on it (or any other wild design you'd like).

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    My free frame of the week. Think I scored. Not sure what year it is... Has a really neat blue on black ribboned paint scheme and the design seems to be mid 90s. The bars are GT brand that I had laying around and the fork is a direct drive off a rigid Rockhopper. Can't wait to get it tuned up and on the trail!

    Nice Timberline! That's a score in my book!

    Pretty sure that's earlier than mid-90's. I'd guess 91-93. The graphics look the same as the 93 Outpost I had.

    If you post the serial # (on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell) someone here will probably decipher it for you.

    Also, IIRC, it might be date-able from the brakes. I think Shimano used to print a date code on the back of the brake units.

    I still have my 1990 Timberline, I put thousands of miles on it commuting, touring, and now it's sort of my back-up cargo bike, when I need something with racks and don't want to lock up my Continuum there.
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