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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of my new project - a 1998 GT LTS 1000. I think it was a bit of a bargain - £70 for the frame, XTR rear mech, XT front mech, cranks and brakes / shifters. The frame was covered in moss and caked on grease when I got it, but a bit of work with the Fenwicks and a toothbrush eventually shifted it. Once it was clean, it was in surprising good condition with remarkably few scratches. I don't like the colour much though, so then plan is to have it as polished ally

The frame is a LTS 1000 XC, but it will probably end up as a 1000 DS spec as I have a pair of decent Rock Shox Judy XLs squirrelled away for just such an emergency :)

Currently Nitromors-ing it and then loads of polishing for the next few nights


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think you did well there ! i like the colour and the fact you can put a candle in the little tube for the front mech for riding at night ! :wink:


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Bargain, I sold mine for over £200.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:04 pm 
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yeah, I'm not sure what to do with the end of the front mech post, in order to keep the muck out. I doubt if I will be able to pick up the proper GT cap, but I did think about shimming it and making a headset cap fit. It'll probably end up a bit of a bodge...


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