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 Post subject: GT STS rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:45 am 
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The last time I went out on my STS was a bit sad. :( Resulting in a snapped mech hanger. Fortunately, no damage to anything else (or so I thought).

Anyway, the replacement mech hanger has duly arrived from BETD, together with a spare. And some middleburn cable oilers. I’ve always wondered whether they were any good and as BETD now own Middleburn it seemed a plan.

Discovered mid assembly that the b screw had snapped off the rear mech too. Fortunately I had a spare mech handy.

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Here she is, complete with new forks, wheels and brakes and to round her off, cable oilers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: GT STS rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:52 pm 
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Always loved an STS. Nice bike. :) Sorry to hear about your mech and hanger as well... sounds like a pain im the rear!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:15 am 
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All is not lost for your damaged mech. The broken part can be cannibalised from various Shimano mechs. Nice sts btw, seems crazy to follow thst statemwnt with i have a couple ive never ridden since building and may sell one or both.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:43 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
All is not lost for your damaged mech. The broken part can be cannibalised from various Shimano mechs. Nice sts btw, seems crazy to follow thst statemwnt with i have a couple ive never ridden since building and may sell one or both.


Thanks Ian, ive long admired your STSs, do you know which mechs offhand? I took it to Bike Park Wales this weekend, Rode the blues and some reds ok. (I ran out of ability quite quickly.)


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Id like to replace the worn out decals on the chainstays. Does any know what they looked like originally.


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Fairly sure lx or xt of the same era work.

Decal wise I think you are looking at a gt chainstay protector on one side and a warning sticker on the other. Possibly a made in usa decal too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:31 pm 
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What colour king hs are you after?


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ishaw wrote:
What colour king hs are you after?


Preferably silver or black Sotto voce.


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