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 Post subject: GT Lts 1000xc
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:08 pm 
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This has arrived and I have something to admire and ponder

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Not had a retro project for years!


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Womans saddle, covered in grime been sat in a shed for years after being gifted to a mother in law.

Hoping that it'll be cheap to do up as if it's not it'll be done up with whatever I can get cheap. So not period and not likely to be popular on here!

Forks are leaking badly and are pitted. Best way to sort those? I need to Google it and come up with a plan but next few weeks will be scrubbing it clean and assessing damage.

I think it's a 1998...


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That's got potential. Cool radial spoked front wheel :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Wheel is cool.

Done my back in so might clean it properly tomorrow and take some pictures

Frame is stamped 10 97 so it confirms a 1998 model, USA built.

16 stamped on bottom bracket as well so guess that's the size (GT size odd, reckon its nearer a 18-20")


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lts 1000xc
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:38 am 
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I like it. I'd be tempted to give it a good service and lube. New cables and take it for a blast. Didn't Judy forks from that era leak as standard? I presume they are elastomer with a damper cartridge. They will probably need new elastomers but a couple of my mates had early Judys and the damping lasted for about half a dozen rides, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.


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Thanks chap.

I've identical forks I git off Ebay I might swap.over but yes, plan is to spend as little as possible and just ride it. The mud and filth on it and hard oil and grime is unreal. 3 hours and it still looks grim.

I've fixed the punctures and changed the grips. Not startling progress but already looks better


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lts 1000xc
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am 
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You could try a degreaser like Gunk https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engin ... er-1-litre
I used to use it to clean the grot from my motorbikes but since I've had scooters I just wash and polish like a civilised person.
https://mountainbiker.home.blog/2019/05 ... e-too-far/


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lts 1000xc
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:02 am 
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Nice I will check it out.


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