1998 GT STS 1000DS frame for sale.
Disc & Canti Mounts (canti studs not included)
I bought this as I'd always wanted one, but could never afford one back when they came out. I had an inkling that it might be too big for me when I bought it, but I couldn't turn it down.
As it turns out, I was right and the frame is ever so slightly too big for my own personal preference (technically it's the right size for me at 5'9", but I prefer my frames on the smaller side). Pictures 3 & 4 below show the bike how it's set up for me.
It's a GT 18", and measures 20.5" to the top of the seat tube, and about 16.5" to the centre of the top tube. It's in brilliant condition and it's all in perfect working order. As you can see, it doesn't have any decals, but I prefer it that way. Decals are readily available both on eBay and from the decal master himself, Gil_M.
One thing to note - when I built the bike, I noticed that the back wheel was sitting off-centre by a couple of millimetres. I've gone over the frame with a fine tooth comb, and there are no cracks or stress marks anywhere, and no superficial damage to suggest that the frame might be out of line. The rear suspension works flawlessly (in fact it's one of the best riding FS bikes I've owned) and the bushes are all original, and are all squeak free, play free and buttery smooth. The same goes for the Super Deluxe shock. I solved the "problem" of the off centre rear wheel by adding a 1.5mm washer to the non drive side of the axle - I'll include the washer!! STS Build Thread
It really is a lovely frame as I hope you can see (I'll post some more pictures later but please note that the bike hasn't been stripped down yet). Included in the sale are the following:
- Hope Seatclamp (red, new).
- SARS headset (red, new).
- Crank Brothers Cobalt Seatpost (new, cut down slightly).
- Super technical wheel spacer-outerer
I also have a spare shock (the same as the one fitted) which I can include with the frame. Frame bundle plus spare 1998 shock & spare parts = WAS £235 posted NOW £230 posted (UK)
Frame bundle & frame parts ONLY (no spare shocks or shock parts) = WAS £200 posted NOW £195 posted (UK)
1997 Shock ONLY (choice of 800/750/700lb spring, plus spare adjuster knob) = £50 posted SOLD PP
1998 Shock ONLY (choice of 750/700lb spring, plus spare adjuster knob) = WAS £50 posted NOW£45 posted (UK)
The shocks are a very good price - I paid £90 (used) for the one currently fitted to the STS and the only difference is that it has both adjuster knobs on it!SOLD