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 Post subject: 1998? GT Tempest
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:47 pm 
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hi
saved another bike from the scrap pile. frame is pretty rough. this was built as a rider. with a bit of a usa tribute, red white and blue, stars and stripes theme. hope the rain lets up this weekend. would like to take it for a spin down the trails.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:13 pm 
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why do GT,s always look fast even stood still


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it looks like very good.....how much ?





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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Think I just bought one of these for £50... have I got a deal?
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Poolio if it's that exact bike I'd say it's probably a bit shagged, look at the state of the chain. £50 is about right.

OP your's isn't a 98 I was looking to buy one that year and they where chrome. I'd say yours is 2000. Nice looking bike by the way.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:11 am 
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carter711 wrote:
Poolio if it's that exact bike I'd say it's probably a bit shagged, look at the state of the chain. £50 is about right.


Yeah, figured new chain and it'll probably run... thereafter, slowly, slowly mendymonkey...!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Took off the chain and soaked it in WD40, chain lube and some muck off, overnight... then hung it off a nail and dragged two wire brushes down it several times... came up ok!

Tonight I stripped and cleaned up the brakes and shifters, removed the cables and re-ordered some white cable housing and new brake and gear cables (from CRC)...

Frame's pretty rough, with 1 big gouge/scratch... thinking of stripping it back to bare... then do I stay bare or get it powder coated white...

How do you go about repairing a deep scratch /gouge?

Who can tell me the year... frame number is: F99025281 / 02150

Feb 99?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:53 pm 
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After the sad demise of my Orange Clocky (91)... just picked this up from the Bay, for £52... looks like the chain's gone but other than that... fingers crossed. So... as a former Orange boy, how does the New GT Kid on the Block go about showing this GT Tempest some love?

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First, re-cabled the beastie...
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Then whipped this off...
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And stuck these on... longer GT stem, Orange Supercross 2 Riser bar, Onza bar ends...
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Needed a spacer... went carbon! £1.99 at evans.. mispriced?
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Then the eBay fairy visited (with a contribution from richbamboozle)
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Now it looks more like this...
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How many links should you take out of a new chain? Is there a rule of thumb / guidance on chain length... it was really slack so I took 4 links out, but now it looks too short, obviously I'm gonna put a link back in, but does it matter if it's one or two links..?! Any tips.. think this is a tad short!

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