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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:47 pm 
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mikee wrote:
i'm pretty sure the first version of the ali backend had NO extra
pivot
also the first rts 1 had a steel backend


That just doesn't make sense, aluminium would fatigue in no time whereas he steel could go on indefinitely.

ANybody know the difference in ride / weight of the steel/aluminium back end, I've ridden mine too much and the seat stay (not the bearing, the actual seat stay) is worn where the rear pivot is.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:27 am 
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dont know if the numbers but theres not a lot in it weight wise between the backends ,cant say i notice any real differances in the ride either
the extra pivot should be a bit plusher
i have mine set up a bit on the hard side anyway ,feel more like a softail
than a 3" full susser ,you dont notice the suspension working ,but you dont notice bumps either
the rts-1 i have was running 80mm forks and felt brilliant down
techy rocky trails


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Hi guys, today I bought my first RTS, can you help me to identify year and size please ?

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Is it a valuable model ?

Thanks !


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:53 pm 
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1993?


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:43 pm 
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I presume an early one, as no removable mech hanger, and "patent pending" on a sticker..


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:44 am 
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the "horstlink" pivot was meant to make the suspension travel smoother in stroke, no idea if it did..
Get a betd pivot kit for it either way to stop it chewing out and giving that under load clunk......

nice bike
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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 pm 
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@mofofo Nice score! The bottlecage-bosses seem to miss, but the canti cable lever seems to be there. So that's good.

@patersondj Can you tell me more about that kit? betd doesn't list it on their page. Pics?


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:47 pm 
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I am working on removing the scratched paint, to polish it..


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 Post subject: Re: drop out pivot
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:16 am 
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The betd pivot kits for the lts/sts should slide right in... expensive yes ,but awesome.. I have had to shim mine out after 20 years of abuse in my 97 lts 1.. but that’s another topic!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Mystery GT RTS
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:59 pm 
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https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.u ... earing-kit


should slide in....well press in hopefully....


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