Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:13 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:32 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3904
Location: The Shire
I'm having a bit of a hard time working out the size of seatpost I need for this.....

Image

The top of the seat tube is 26.6 internal, but it's butted internally around about level with the top of the top tube.

It's too far down inside to get at with calipers, which is an arse!!! :evil:

anyway, before I have to take it down the LBS (on my bike! :shock: ), anyone know what size seatpost early GT steel frames used?

I'm guessing around a 25.4 - 25.6

Any ideas?? :?

Thanks in advance.

Chris.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:20 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3904
Location: The Shire
Anybody?? :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:23 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:45 pm
Posts: 10942
Location: kent
have you tried sheldon brown web site , he has a very exaustive list of seat post size .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:32 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3904
Location: The Shire
Interesting.....

Didn't have the Karakoram listed, but having a quick read and guesstimating the age of the frame to be about 1990, I reckon on 25.4.

(How did I not notice that that's 1" before looking on th SB site??? :roll: ).

Cheers for the info.

Chris.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:58 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:09 am
Posts: 4806
Location: Location: Location:
Wandered who had bought that karakoram. I very nearly hit the buy now button myself. What's it like? I looked at all the old GT catologues but the K2 wasn't listed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:25 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3904
Location: The Shire
She's lookin' sweet now. :D

I'm not even sure what year she is. :? Probably late eighties going by the colour scheme and decals.

She's now got a Full compliment of 7 speed LX, new seat post and cables. A nice pair of XT wheels most obtained from this superb site I might add :wink: .

All she needs now are a BB, a pair of LX cranks (on their way) and rings
and she'll be up and running.

I'll take some photos tomorrow. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:47 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:09 am
Posts: 4806
Location: Location: Location:
Nice one, gonna be nice seeing it built up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:11 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Posts: 3904
Location: The Shire
I'm pleased with the way she's going.

The K2 became the Elite Around about 1990 as I understand it.

Basically they were a Karakoram with a better tube set. I don't know much more that that at the moment. I'm looking forward to getting her finished, I've never ridden a steel framed GT before.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Retro_Roy and 39 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group