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 Post subject: Re: Carbon GT LTS
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:47 pm 
retrobike rider
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Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:24 am
Posts: 7562
Location: Manchester
Frames along go for £200-250.
So what parts are on it?
I believe (but no expert) that the BB shell cracks as well as around the linkages.


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon GT LTS
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 3:09 pm
Posts: 17
I keep reading all kinds of crap about how the frames on the STS carbon were crap, they broke, squeaked, etc.

That parts are hard to find... Any of this true?

Is this like buying an exotic car... No one wants to own a $40k Lamborghini...

I am just nervous that this bike might be over my head... but DAMN is it sexy!!! I keep getting drawn back to it.

I have a Giant Iguana Disc now, and it seem boring compared to this.

No plans on riding this thing hard, mostly street and light trails... I live in Florida, very flat.

ANyone have advice on owning this bike?

Thanks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon GT LTS
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:14 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Posts: 1870
Location: crawley
Buy and ride !!! Parts in the us are Easyer to come by than over here jus check out the frame for cracks before u buy if it is cracked post pics on here and they can be saved ( fixed 3 frames now that we're cracked and my gf is still riding one that had a crack on both sides of the seat tube and the bottom bracket


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 Post subject: Re: Carbon GT LTS
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:03 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Posts: 1455
i got one off ba57ard, where the thermoplastic had started to disintegrate. i injected grp resin into it. it's lasted at flat stuff. but i ride it aware of the issues...ie, gently......but it does look good, so deff a "cruising" bike!! 8)


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