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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Spotted this interesting specimen on the library's bike rack yesterday. I don't remember this model at all. I'm guessing late 80s. Back when hybrid bikes were often marketed as "cross bikes".

20" wheels, Ashtabula double crankset, BMX bars/stem/fork. I gotta see if I can catch the owner some time and ask for a test drive.

Anyone remember these?

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GT Hybrid by Lester Of Puppets, on Flickr

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GT Hybrid by Lester Of Puppets, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:11 pm 
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not seen one of them before
looks like fun


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Rather dubious on this one, looks like one of those late 90s BSO/BMX that's been modified to take gears.

Look at the weld where there the rear triangle meets top tube.. not sure GT would have let that out the factory.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:28 pm 
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If so they sourced a GT toptube, as it has GT engraved on the rear cap.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:32 pm 
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you found out anymore about this lester?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:54 pm 
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I did find another pic of one, but it's a 24" wheeled model. Claimed to be a 1988 model:

http://www.vitalbmx.com/photos/member/Misc-80s-mtb,41436/hybrid-24-from-1988,94076/Calafia,60491

Then I found another bike to add to my dream bike list. The 1985 Timberline. Ahhh, the sweet chrome:

http://www.vitalbmx.com/photos/member/Misc-80s-mtb,41436/timberline-l-1985,94071/Calafia,60491


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:13 pm 
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are these cruiser bmx's ?

look sweet

like the 26" timberline


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:15 pm 
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No, cruisers run 110mm rear bmx hubs, and are 24" wheels

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:21 pm 
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They look like 24 inch wheels based on how far back the ubrake is and the size of the rack, are they 26?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:37 pm 
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no they're no 26" ers TK 24's or maybe 20"ers

in the link lester posted theres a pic roll at the botton , there's a 26" wheeled non t/t timberline ,think LGF had one similar ,looks so nice


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