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 Post subject: 1998 GT STS DS Reloaded
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:39 am 
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After some searching i finally found a 19.5 size frame where i can fit so i sold my modern bike´s frame and kept the components to build this bike, here you have the final result.

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I wanted to build it with the Hope four pot calipers so i built a caliper support and welded it on the seatstays.

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Specifications are the following:

Frame
: GT STS DS

Fork: Magura Menja 130

Rims: Mavic 317

Mechs: Sram X9

Gear levers: Sram X9

Crankset: Trutativ Stylo

Seatpost: Specialized Command 2012

Seat: Flite 1995 (in the pics appears a maxflite but now i´m ussing my old flite)

stem:kore elite (not the one in the pics)

Handlebar: Titec Hell Bent

Rear shock: Rock Shox Monarch 4.2 190x50 with modified clamping points to adapt it to the trunion mount.

Brakes: Hope M4 with 180mm disc at the front and 160 at the rear


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Looks like a very nice build!! 8)

Custom shock mount looks good! Does the rear shock work ok with that set up?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Very tidy, the caliper mount looks like it's ment to be there 8)

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Custom shock mount looks good!


Indeed, let us see some close up shots of it :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Is it safe to have that command seatpost at that angle??? :? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Love it!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:04 pm 
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Seatpost is not complaining at all, it works fine. :D :D i must say that i take a look from time to time to check that everything is fine and i haven´t had any problem.

Regarding the rear shock i can say that it works very well, i´m still working on the setup but i´m pretty happy with it. Original shock length on this bike is 112mm if i don´t remember badly and i added some milimeters in order to keep the frame height in balance between front and rear.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:38 am 
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Adding a pic with updates.
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Red handlebar is going but it is all i have in 25.4 for now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:55 am 
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Can you put some photo of the rear shock mounting please?


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