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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:22 pm 
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almost there ..

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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:22 pm 
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Finished :)



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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:43 pm 
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Very nice, great build. I remember when these first popped up on the race scene way back when, everyone went for a liitle look see.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:55 pm 
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What. A. Heartbreaker!


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Stunning, a truly great bike. Never got to ride one only an LTS DH but would love to try one some time.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Thanks for the roses!

My bike mechanic had to trim the bottom bracket area down 2mm,
now it requires a 71mm bottom bracket and not a 73mm. Only this
way the Shimano SAINT chainguide could be fitted. Due to the Boone
titanium chainring the chainline was not right.

It also got a BigUn front hub along with a NOS D521. Double butted
spokes, red nipples. The HOPE brakes got bled, the rear brake needed
new main caliper seals (some idiot put incopatible oil in the brakes ...)


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:17 pm 
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I hope it'll get used in anger ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:36 pm 
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"My bike mechanic" :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Wow, looks fantastic! Great work, brings back good and bad memories of owning one.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 GT STS Lobo DH
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:20 pm 
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BFG Bronco wrote:
"My bike mechanic" :shock:


To make a long story short: one of Hungary's most famous welder
has his bike shop in Eisenstadt/Austria. I have known him for a long
time from magazines, met him last year personally (I had no clue
who he was :D). Now we're friends and the problems I can't solve I
bring to him. He has nice CNC machines, he's a real pro. This was
used for building the Lobo wheelset:

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Actually, the second meter is fixed with a 5mm allen bolt. He re-design
it and sent back the ideas to the engineers - next year it will go into
production his way :) You can see the golden quick release. Also a special
adapter had to be forged for the shortened hub - it is the golden piece
beneath the red screwdriver :mrgreen:


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