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 Post subject: GT Rave
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Hi guys, I got a GT Rave frame as Karma not so long ago..

It has a crack on the seat tube. But it's horizontal. I think a sleeve on the outside of the tube will hold well enough to keep it together. Plus a really long seatpost..

It came with parts, but the plans right now are to use what I can from my Peugeot to make this rideable and hopefully I can clock up some road miles.

It was specced with EX and RSX and I'll be using EX and RSX.

Should ride really well. It's my size and I loved my last Steel tubed Road bike.

I have a few pics of the frame as it is now.. I've had it a few weeks but I've not cleaned it or checked it yet as my other bikes and parts are at another relatives house.

I'll upload pics in a minute and hopefully a built pic on Monday. (Nothing else too build/do until my new MTB frame comes)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Pics of it right now.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:54 pm 
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It's all built. :)

Well.. Almost, needs bar tape and tubes maybe..

It was fun too build. Had to swap out a chainring and cranks. The ones that came with the frame had pedal screws made from cheese so it stripped the threads.

Also used a seatpost I got Karma from Ernie. It was cracked so I cut the tube below the crack and fitted it into the frame. It's all good now.

It looks great and I think it'll ride well too. It's all set for me, just need a pump now that'll work too the PSI I need/want.

Plus I have a problem with the downtube shifters.. They're 8 speed and my wheels are 7. :roll:

Drivetrain is RSX rear mech, not sure of the cranks, they say ofmega, FD is EX300

Pics here.
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And the cheese arm.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:03 pm 
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7... 8... same spacing! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Would love a GT road bike, hope you enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:21 pm 
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That's looking really good, GT road bikes look great. And you've had a good dose of Karma there mate - the only thing I have received for free during any of my builds is questions from the wife about why I'm in the garage...


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