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 Post subject: GT Force
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:15 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Not the most popular of the GT road line up but now built has found a spot in the Cave with my Edges . This bike came to me without wheels and sporting part of a Shimano RSX groupset which would have been original. Had a nasty alloy GT quill stem, nasty in both looks and the fact it was seized solid in the forks. Even after several nights soaking with wd40 it wouldn't budge. I had to cut it off then drill out the remains, all worked out ok. Needless to say everything has been liberally greased before rebuilding to stop future similar issues. Original plan was to acquire the RSX bits and some wheels to finish it then sell it on. I ended up recycling the parts off a long unused bike on to this frame, giving it a 3x10 speed Campagnolo Race Triple groupset. The Force frame has mudguard and rack eyelets on it, alongside the triple chainset will make it much more versatile than the Joe Waugh frame the parts came off. It's ended up a bit heavier than my other GT road bikes but its steel and the others are aluminium and titanium. The ride is a bit softer but still stiffer than other steel bikes I've ridden. On with the pics -

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Untitled by gtpulse78, on Flickr

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Untitled by gtpulse78, on Flickr

Spec

Year: 1998

Frame (frame & forks): GT Force
Tubing: 4130 Cr-mo
Size: 60cm


Headset: Cane creek 1" threaded
Stem: Kalloy quill stem
Handlebars: Modolo Anatomic
Bar Tape: Ritchey

Brakes: Campagnolo Veloce skeleton

Gear levers: Campagnolo Veloce 10speed Triple
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Comp Triple 10speed QS black
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Race Triple black

Cranks: Campagnolo Race Triple Black
Chainrings: as above
Bottom Bracket: FSA square taper
Pedals: Look pp337
Cassette: Ambrosio 10speed
Chain: SRAM 10 speed

Rims: Campagnolo Atlanta 1996 clinchers
Hubs: Shimano Exage 32h front 32h rear
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino
Spokes: Sapim stainless double
Butted

Saddle: GT Titanium railed
Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus
Seat Bolt: GT



If anyone can tell me how to make photos display from Flickr instead of the links I'd be grateful - not been able to do it since the new software!


Last edited by Gtpulse on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: GT Force
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:39 pm
Posts: 287
Location: NYC
If you look at your post, you'll see each image link is wrapped in two sets of [IMG] tags. You only need one set, with the image address between them (no spaces).

Regarding stuck stems, I found a couple of instructional videos that should help both prevention and cure.

Prevention

Cure


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 Post subject: Re: GT Force
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:31 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 9:10 pm
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Thanks - it was Flickr I think and not the RB site. I think they've added the img part to the code you copy and paste.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Force
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:38 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 9:10 pm
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N/B wrote:
If you look at your post, you'll see each image link is wrapped in two sets of [IMG] tags. You only need one set, with the image address between them (no spaces).

Regarding stuck stems, I found a couple of instructional videos that should help both prevention and cure.

Prevention

Cure



Re the prevention video - Looks like Suicide Girls meets Retrobike - that's a site I'd have a lot of
time for!

Funnily enough I watched the second video earlier today. Unfortunately the steerer tube on mine is tapered toward the bottom and still had the wedge part left in so trying their method would only get it more stuck.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Force
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:13 am 
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Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:11 pm
Posts: 1043
Location: Left Coast of Canada
Nice bike - Thanks for posting. I've got a polished aluminum edge I picked up cheap because I wanted to get back into road riding. I think mine is around a 94 vintage. It would be fun to get a steel one like that and build it up as a rando or city bike.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Force
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Location: California
The Cave looks very interesting, reminds me of the Bicycle Garage - we should have a thread on here something like "show us your workshop." Mine is a mess but a very neat place if you are a RetroBiker.


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