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 Post subject: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:31 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GT-Lightning- ... grances_PP


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Hi john

sorry for this question, ive never heard of the lightening :facepalm: ? where did it sit in the range?? looks good


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:38 pm 
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The Lightning was a two year wonder when Ti was it's hottest in the market. Welded in Taiwan out of USA Sandvik tubing. Only sold as a bead blasted complete bike with mid-level spec. GT's international distributors wanted this model because they were demanding something lower priced in Ti.


The Xizang was built from 90-99 and was originally built by LaVoie, Then Sandvik which later became Ti Sports and fianlly the last couple tears they were built at GT's Tech Shop. Always offered as a frame, only offered as a complete biike in 1994 and 1998. Always sold hand polished except the last year they were painted.

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Last edited by gm1230126 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:38 am, edited 1 time in total.

That's from the master of all things GT :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:16 pm 
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ha ha WOW fair play thanks for the info so i take it is not a sort after a the XIZANG??

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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:37 pm 
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No!! I don't poses info like that!! I copy and pasted it from a thread, gm1230126 is the GT Master 8)

Use the google search function on here there's a good few threads someone said they got £500 for one collected?


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:09 pm 
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18" frame.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:16 am 
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I think that one's been in my basement before. bpool thanks for giving credit.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:28 pm 
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Love these, more less obvious and more understated than the Xizang, just one of those frames that looks correct.

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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:01 pm 
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I spotted this and I may be wrong but I reckon that's a good price if its in real good nick.
Given that there are a limited number of these frames out there and of those the number that aren't bent is even lower I can only see these going up.

OK its not a Xizang (which can also only go up), but compared to buying a new Ti frame its still a bargain.... oh and it's a GT at the end of the day - not at all biased :-)


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 Post subject: Re: GT Lightening Ti
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:51 pm 
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£286+48 delivery? Bargin? Think I would of been happy?


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