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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Way back in January, I picked up an LTS1000 frame & most of the groupset off Gumtree for 80 quid. The frame was encrusted with muck, mould and god knows what. It was a lurvely shade of orange and the decals had started to flake off. However, the paintwork was in pretty good nick, but the plan had always been to have the frame polished, so out came the Nitromors and Autosol - great way to spend a few nights!

The build progressed in fits and starts,depending on funds and time; however, I lost my camera so there were no build photos. :evil:

Eventually, the build was finished (thanks to Gil_M for the decals) and it rides like a dream. I'm sure most of my time will now be spent cleaning the bike - it doesn't half show the muck! Specs of the build is given below:


Frame: GT LTS 1000DS

Fork: Rock Shox Judy XL
Rear Suspension: Rock Shox Super Deluxe & BETD replacement bearings
Headset: Syncros Hardcore
Stem: Kore Lite 3
Handlebar: Kore Lite Riser

Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M739 front & rear
Brake Levers & Shifters: Shimano XT ST-M739

Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M950
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M951GS
Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M737
Chain: Shimano CN-IG90
Cranks: Shimano XT FC-M739
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn Slickshift
Chainring bolts: Middleburn blue anodised
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN72
Pedals: Shimano PD-M545

Hub Skewers: Hope
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: Shimano Deore
Tyres: Tioga Factory DH

Saddle: SDG Ventura Comp
Seatpost: GT Racing


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:36 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Lovely looking bike, that is.

Must take some cleaning to keep it that shiny!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:13 am 
Dirt Disciple
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yeah , really nice looking bike...

i love anything shiny... :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:36 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Thanks for the comments guys

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Must take some cleaning to keep it that shiny!


I'd just given it a good polish and degrease before I put the decals on. I doubt if I will keep it looking this good - my thoughts were that it was built to ride, not to polish :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:15 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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Very tidy jetstream :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:39 pm 
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oof thats nice


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:04 pm 
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that realy is a work of art :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:40 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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WOW :shock:

thats nice


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:27 am 
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Nice bike and well built up. Let's see some ride pictures ASAP.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Autosol for the win! lol

Nice bike. Always like polished GTs.


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