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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Would like to start a thread on everything concerning GT Themoplastic STS lineup

So if you own a STS, have experience in rebuilding one or have been able to source some parts suppliers then PLEASE post on here,
would be really appreciated 8)

Bikepedia links

1997 STS-1 http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1997 STS-2 http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1997 STS-DH http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1998 STS-1000 DS http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1998 STS-1500 DS http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1998 STS Lobo DH http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1999 STS XCR 1000 http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
1999 STS XCR 2000 http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike


Parts Suppliers

MILWAUKEE BICYCLE Co http://www.benscycle.net - various suspension parts
BETD http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/ -suspension parts and bearing upgrades
ICYCLESUSA http://www.icyclesusa.com/ Trunion shocks Coupe and Super Deluxe and Lobo Pull Shocks

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RISSE Genesis Damper for a GT STS-DH http://www.risseracing.com/gt.shtml

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TECH and Magazines

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1998 GT Lobo Rear
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1998 Full Suspension Sipplement
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Videos
GT Thermoplastic Training Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tnniDO11iI

STS Lobo in Action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8IOWOVHQ8


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:47 pm 
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Here's my three to start the ball rolling

Firstly a '98 STS-DS 1000 that has a Black Anodised rear end and an interesting Fox Float. This appears to have been modified by PUSH Industries and given a threaded outer casing to fit the trunion mount. I have sent PUSH an email just to confirm whether it was actually them that carried out this modification. Still waiting on the reply though :( Hopefully they still carry out such mods and can give me a current price.

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1998 STS-DH Lobo

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1999 STS-XCR 1000

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:25 pm 
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C'mon you STS lovers I know you're out there 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:53 pm 
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I'll start to add to this Gadro as I rebuilt mine from top to tail with new bearings and bushes. It doesnt have that kinked rear at the mo... I was faffing with locking it out as much as poss when I was taking pics. Just needs a granny ring at the mo!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Here´s my last STS-1 build, first one cracked at the seat tube ...

Sadly sold to buy the Titus ...

More pics here:

http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/maxhc/?start=80

http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/maxhc/?start=100


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:28 pm 
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There you go 2 stunners 8)

Seeing all this Carbon and Aluminium makes me realise just how 'bling' these bikes look

Steve that build looks very clean. Love the look of that Kooka Crankset. How did you go about making the hydraulic hose line fit on the top tube cable guides? Zip ties? I resorted to drilling out the ones on my Lobo so I could fit snazzy Hope hose guides. Nerves of steel required though :) Resorted to simple 3M stick on ones on my DS. Not perfect but neat and tidy. Looking at your bike also makes me think how much I want amber wall tyres.

maxhc SOLD IT :( :( The internal cable routing of the earlier STS 1,2, and DH gave IMHO a far cleaner look. Nightmare if you lose that inner sleeve though as I found out on my old '97 DH. I also prefer the looks of the aluminium headtube compared to the all Carbon, it gives it a more balanced look although I know that this was a major frame failure point with lots of headtubes getting ripped off by longer travel forks

Gil_m can now do decals for the STS models, here's the ones he did for my Lobo

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:48 pm 
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I've never really been a fan of the triple triangle GT's but these are very trick looking. 8) I forget who owns it, but someone here owns the STS with the polished silver Aerospoke wheels (5 spoke) that is pretty stunning to look at.

Great start for what looks like a very comprehensive resource thread. Makes me think we should create something like that for the Klein guys too. :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Gadro wrote:
maxhc SOLD IT :( :(


Ha, ha, yes ... so sad to sell it, but as seen in the pics, it was too big for me ( 19" ), the original I bought was an 18"; the one in the pics, was the only one in the Spain GT distributor to replace the cracked one, so, as they said: you can choose a Zaskar or a 19" STS ...


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Need some new little washers but they are just these little beauts in the cable stops:

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On the decals... I also have scans of originals, actually I have one original set at the moment... yellow and red I think?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:54 pm 
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THAT bike is Alain's AKA GaryTurner 8)

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Just found a couple of what I think maybe an early STS rear suspension set-up. I think the bike may have been also still called the LTS at this stage. I could be completely mistaken and it's just simply a rear of an LTS-1 bolted on to a newer STS front frame. But it is sporting the non trunion mounted coil shock system.

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I first came across Retrobike whilst searching for parts for my old Pantera, found what I was looking for and whilst browsing came across Chris's STS-1. Gobsmacked it was the first one I'd seen in years and just brought back memories of how badly I wanted one BITD

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