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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:39 pm 
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This rather pretty little thing turned up today 8) (Thanks Dave)

No model decals, but going by the colours of the GT decals etc I was rather hoping it might be a '97/'98 model. It's 6061, see pics, and yes I know it's not a Zaskar, but could it be an Avalanche from around then, extensive research and trawling through here and the 'net suggests they were briefly made of 6061?

Anyway, it's roughly 15" centre to top, weight with headset but no seat clamp is roughly 1800gms, or just over 4lbs to us oldies. Frame number as shown, there is a 4 on the end of it that's out of shot. I presume this number and it's position on the BB points to a Taiwanese made frame.... :?

As Miranda's mum would say - 'such fun!' (Not a good advert for working from home though, this is all I do all day long)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:38 pm 
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1999 GT Ricochet Anatomica

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I thought that, but they were made of 7005? And I think the graphics were a different colour, but then I'm assuming the ones on mine are original, which they may not be... :?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:43 pm 
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my avalanche was 6061 from 98 if that helps and it had the same markings on the inside of the dropout


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Ooooh, that's sounds more promising! Can you remember if the stickers were red and yellow like that?

(Need a 'hopeful face' smiley...)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:16 pm 
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I've got a pic somewheres lemme eat my dinner and I will dig it out and post it up


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Well I thought I did but I don't but the graphics were yellow and black if I remember rightly


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Ah, thanks for having a look though. In the catalogues, 'billet' was a colour option but not the one they show, so it's difficult to get a definitive answer on the graphics and the colours....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Well mine was just shiny alu with a clearcoat


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:13 pm 
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98 Avalanche is listed in 12.5 & 14.5 sizes.


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