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 Post subject: 1991 GT Cyclone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:16 am 
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This is one of maybe a few dozen built in 1991 the first and only year that GT offered a "Cyclone". The 1991 Catalog doesn't even call out a name for this frame...it just says True Temper Chromoly frame on the frame page of the catalog. In 1992 GT changed the name to Psyclone the year they introduced the Groove Tube top tube. I grabbed this frame a couple weeks back full well knowing that they don't come up very often. The frame is fillet brazed True Temper AVR with 1-1/8" head tube and 73mm BB and it's actually deep blue pearl metallic in color and only pops when in a bright sun. Everything on it was on the shelves or hanging around here at home. Many of the parts are items I bought NOS knowing that I would use them on upcoming builds. I heavily debated whether to go threadless or not and whether or not to go with M900 XTR parts. Since it's a 1991 frame I went with XT and will probably find a silver chromoly threadless stem for it at some point just so it's more period correct.

Frame: 1991 18" GT Cyclone frame. Fillet Brazed True Temper AVR Tubing 73mm BB, 1-1/8" headtube, U-brake in the rear
Fork: NOS GT 3D Chromoly unicrown DOM 03/1991
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet Silver
Cable Hanger: Tioga threadless 1.5cm drop silver
Stem: NOS Tioga Threadless with internal clamping device polished
Handlebar: NOS GT Aluminum 560mm
Grips: NOS GT/A'ME Anatomical vulcathane rubber black
Brake Lever: NOS Ritchey Logic Black/Silver
Front Brake: Ritchey Logic Cantilever silver
Rear Brake: NOS GT Deore XT w/U-II flexguard
Shifters: Shimano Deore XT 7-spd Top Mount
Front Derailleur: NOS Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deroe XT RD-M735
Bottom Bracket: GT Titanium with alloy cups 73x113mm
Crank: GT Low profile CNC w/46/36/24 Shimano SG-X rings
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT CS-HG90 12-28t
Seat Clamp: GT machined alloy with alloy QR
Seat Post: Ritchey Nitto Force Directional 26.8 (was black)
Saddle: NOS GT regal type
Rims: Araya RM-400 Pro 7000 T6 32 hole
Hubs: Frt/Rear Shimano Deore XT HB-M730/FH-M735
Skewers: GT Titanium w/alloy QR
Spokes: DT 14/15 DB Stainless Steel
Tires: Ritchey MegaByte ZMax K's 2.1 front, 1.9 rear
Pedals: NOS Shimano Deore XT PD-M737


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:19 am 
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Dunno what it is about GT's but I really like them.. can't wait to get cracking on my '98 Avalanche frame..

Loving this Cyclone.. maybe one day I'll get to own a high-end early GT 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:31 am 
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Here's a few more.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:41 am 
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This is very nice, cool looking bike 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:27 am 
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Those cranks!! :shock: 8)

Are they hard to come by??


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:34 am 
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Beautiful GT!
Love the logos on the cranks and bars.
I did think it was supposed to be a Psyclone until I clicked on the link and read further.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:43 am 
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IDB1 wrote:
Those cranks!! :shock: 8)

Are they hard to come by??


There was a pair for sale on eBay.uk last week. Have seen a total of four pair for sale in the past four years.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:57 am 
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IDB1 wrote:
Those cranks!! :shock: 8)

Are they hard to come by??


There was a pair for sale on eBay.uk last week. Have seen a total of four pair for sale in the past four years.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Nice cranks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:57 pm 
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nice bike :D - bet the paint looks great in the sunshine.

Got to be one of the must have GTs :?:


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