painting my lts

Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:44 am ]
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i am thinking of doing the full betd treatment and paint for my lts
either get it done in white (pretty much for free) with a gloss black or polished rear end.
or do what ive always wanted to do and give it the palmer treatment (yes im aware he rode an m1 not a gt lol) the expensive option.
or not bother and just ride it as it is.

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Author:  cyfa2809 [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:50 am ]
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Oooo tricky. Could you get some one to mock up yours with the palmer paint on it? Not sure there is enough meat to make it look ok?
And you know if you do that you have to get betsy gearing.

Author:  T'boo Ted [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:24 pm ]
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I could understand if it was an M1, but its an lts, that would just be weird

Author:  Logic.Al [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:01 pm ]
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Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 pm ]
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Logic.Al wrote:

the whole thing?

Author:  Logic.Al [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:22 pm ]
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Yeah they look good when all polished or Ball burnished as GT always used to call it.

Author:  02gf74 [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:01 pm ]
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as a total aside, why did GTS make them with that stupid curvers seat tube and have an even more stupid stump for the front mech?

why not have the seat tube in place and then have a curve near the top where it meets the top tube for the seat post insertion part?

like this photoshopped effort.

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Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:55 pm ]
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They did it was the lts 97 model

Author:  02gf74 [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:41 pm ]
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so how come they could to the earlier model? it took me a couple of mins to do a better design without any sohpisticated CAD or tools! :D

Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:41 pm ]
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Author:  T'boo Ted [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:51 am ]
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ball burnished isn't quite the same as polished...

yeah the original lts had a straight seattube, the lts DH of um...956 (95 worlds) I think (the boomerang frame) had the bent tube to give better seat tube angle for DH but still had a regular deralliur mount area, wasn't until the 97? frames came out that they all had the curvy seat tubes... all to do with looking cool i think.


Author:  Mindmap3 [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:32 am ]
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I don't think the Palmer jobbie would work on the LTS as the tubes aren't fat enough.

What about another colour other than white?

GT's always look good polished.

Author:  B77 [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:10 am ]
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Probably just me but the Palmer colours are bloody awful, it looks fine as it is.

Author:  Chute55uk [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:20 pm ]
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Hmmm good comments, I am thinking just white at the front and black rear, I don't have the equipment to strip and polish the frame.

Author:  Tazio [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:40 pm ]
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Am I the only person that on first glance thought the title of this thread was "Painting my tits"?

Author:  gavinda [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:06 pm ]
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I'd spend some money on some bar ends first :wink:

I have to agree with the others that the starS and bars would really get lost on that. If the white treatment will be the cheapest, why not do that and save to money for finishing kit and cables etc?

Author:  IbocProSX [ Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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I never read past "what I always wanted to do"

Go for it, live the dream, don't look back


Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:53 pm ]
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poll says leave it, im going to have the poor mans paint job. strip and polish.

Author:  Blackstar [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:51 pm ]
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I like it how it is.

If you really like the 'star spangled banner' thing, some '99 bikes had red/white/blue decals on a white frame.

Good chance gil_m could make one up custom.

There's also a GT logo with US flag colors.

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Author:  Chute55uk [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:58 pm ]
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You like it with the old paint?

Author:  Blackstar [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:14 pm ]
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Chute55uk wrote:
You like it with the old paint?

Yeah. I like the 98 ones as they were - polished or white.

I generally like all GTs in their original colours.

Author:  Blackstar [ Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:45 am ]
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Here's a troy lee Zaskar


What do you rekon?

Author:  Chute55uk [ Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 am ]
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Nasty I'm glad you have put that pic up it doesn't work. There isn't enough metal unlike the m1. Shame I've Always wanted a stars and stripes bike so anyone selling a Palmer m1 lol

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