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 Post subject: 1998 GT STS
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:37 am 
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Summer's here and I've got my bike mojo back after a bit of a hiatus, so here's one of a few I've not yet posted. I've had this bike together for a few years but have recently given it a fairly significant rebuild, adding a Risse air shock to the rear and swapping a few parts out to bring the overall weight down to a respectable number.

Frame: 1998 GT STS (16") w/ Risse Genesis Damper

Fork: Rock Shox Judy SL w/ Eko Total Air Cartridges (100mm)

Headset: Tange Aheadset 1 1/8"
Stem: Kore Lite 2
Handlebar: Kestrel Carbon/Kevlar
Grips: Yeti Speed Grips
Barends: Bovine Stubs

Brakes: Proshift V-brakes
Brake Pads: Avid Rim Wranglers
Brake Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cantilever cable hangers: NA
Brake Levers: Real X-Levers

Shifters: Shimano STX 8-spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano STX
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Plasma
Derailleur Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cassette: Shimano LX 11-30
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: TNT Performance Products
Crank Bolts: SRP aluminum
Chainrings: 22-34t QBP / 46t TNT Performance Products
Chainring bolts: Generic aluminum
Bottom Bracket: TNT Performance Products Titanium cartridge
Pedals: Bontrager RE-1

Hub Skewers: Generic non-QR aluminum nut / steel bolt
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hubs: Nuke Proof Carbon
Nipples: Wheelsmith aluminum
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB
Tyres: Huchison Python Low Pressure 2.1 F/R
Tubes: Blackburn 1.25 Presta

Saddle: Sette Lynx
Seatpost: Kore Lite
Seatpost Binder: GT Aluminum collar w/ steel bold

Weight: 24.2 lbs.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:18 am 
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Beautiful!


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:34 am 
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I do love the STS 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:12 am 
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The STS is the only good looking bike GT have ever made, and thats just how it should be built.
Good to have you back posting, I've not seen you about on here for a bit.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:18 pm 
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nice cranks!


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:19 pm 
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another good build . :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:29 pm 
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The STS is the only good looking bike GT have ever made


:shock: :shock: :shock:

You hurt me sometimes Mr Jerky!!! :lol:


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JeRkY wrote:
The STS is the only good looking bike GT have ever made.



Oh puhleease!

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:05 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
another good build . :D


Thanks all around.

I went after a carbon + CNC theme to compliment the frame construction. Almost dumped the yellow Kore stem, but there's something distinctively GT about it to me, so it gets to stay for now. Committing to cutting down the excess tubes (seatpost and f. derailleur mount) that are often present and very visible on the STS went a long way toward cleaning up the overall appearance of the bike. I may skin the nasty overkill decals from the forks, but I'm fairly pleased with it for now.


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I have '98 JUDY SLs for my Xizang and I plan to remove the decals and paint and spray them white, I know that will upset some people, but those big decal sleeves just look a bit too gaudy for my liking.


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