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 Post subject: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:27 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:34 am
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this is a GT Ruckus frame, i am unsure of its year at moment, gotta get it cleaned up and will check serial numbers, it was in a poor state when i got it, what do i expect for £22, it is missing rear mech hanger which i need find out its year to find out what one i need for it, it came with
wheels rear has 7 speed cassette, front is designed for disc brake,
rst suspension forks,
Tioga bars,
Tioga stem,
Onza crank
Onza pedals

I will add pics of parts tomorrow,
just deciding on what colour to go on it at moment?


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:29 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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dunno how to work out frame number to work out the age/year of frame, will look it up, but you can see the parts i got with it, and the awful forks


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:55 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Here's a link to a picture of mine although it's a later model (disc only), I found through trial and error that it rides best with around 100mm travel forks anything much longer makes it hard to get over the front end for climbing.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/u ... 9.JPG.html

The back is really stiff so you might want a suspension post for longer rides as after an hour or so a rigid post will beat you up!


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:04 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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looks like an 03.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:48 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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i chose woodland brown colour as gonna be my offroader, still gotta order the rear mech, sort out front wheel, get gear shifter and brake levers, list goes on


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:42 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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this is were rear mech hanger goes, i am in need of a hanger, a rear mech, a 7 speed shifter and a 31.6mm seat post, the hunt begins localy, but if anyone has one let me know thanks


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:46 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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made a shim for seat post i have from old seat post as old one was no good, also done front wheel bearings, just still in need of a 7 speed shifter, rear mech hanger and a rear mech though


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:25 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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it would appear that the onza crank is no good with chain i need to use with rear mech and rear wheel as it only suits an onza trial bike so only use a fixed single speed with the onza crank like a bmx chain, so i am in need of replacing the front crank so need sell the onza crank


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:22 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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this is it so far, got brakes set up, rear mech hanger, rear mech, and have put a steel crank set on temp, to get bike set up, but am after a single speed front crank idealy as the onza one was no good


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 Post subject: Re: GT Ruckus build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:51 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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as it is a 2003 GT i got a set of 2003 manitou magnesium casting suspension forks for it, also new front mech, and disc brake caliper, should be picking up a crank set for my avalanche tomorrow and the crankset on my avalanche now will be going on this instead, i still am after a disc brake rear wheel for this thou able to take a 9 speed cassette


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