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 Post subject: GT Tequesta 1989ish
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Picked this up in a late night ebay trawl, has a lovely splatter paint job but some surface rust, hoping with a proper scrub and polish there's a nice finish under there. Plan is to build it up with some period correct parts, but I'm not entirely sure what year it is, 92?


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 Post subject: Re: GT Tequesta
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:00 am 
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89 or 90 probably. They only used that font for a few years.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:41 pm 
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Yeah I think it's an earlier tequesta. '89 seems right.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Treated the worst of the rust, built up as a test with bits from the parts bin. Doesn't look terrible, if you ignore the seat post.


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 Post subject: Re: GT Tequesta
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:48 pm 
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That’s really nice Mike! I like GTs in the smaller frame sizes like this, quite often see larger ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Few more parts added, 300lx mechs and chainset, not strictly period correct but were free


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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More progress, just need to wire it up. Next will be a front rack, then put it into service as a dad bike.


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very nice, only ever seen one in this colourway when I was about 19, spec was full suntour XCE with the large spider cranks

Yours is a 1990, colour is called wild fiesta IIRC.

Enjoy


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