many thanks for your in depth reply.
Yes some scanners can take an age depended on the res or dpi you want.
You are right about your valuable brochures/catalogs because when they are older the spines get ruined folding them out flat. However it is very rewarding to receive the benefit of your munificent donation of these scans online here at retrobike. On behalf of myself and many others many thanks.
Yes I have been finding few links and I have reason to believe mine is a 1991 model Timberline maybe the intro model? Mainly by the style of graphics used. They [Timberlines] dont seem to appear in the line up 1990? Mine is odd in that it has two stem cap screws to secure the bars. All others seem to have one cap screw. I have a color co-ord stem with frame color so not an after market fitment.
The chainwheel is Shimano - dual SIS.Satin chrome appearance with black plastic cyclic guard.
Yes ebay is crazy I used tyo collect car catalogs. Simple healing Bicycles in New zealand catalogues we spell it are going for up to $40.00NZ.
I got nice NZ BMX layout for c1984 in a bicycle show catalog here, which listed a lot of the brands availble in that year.
Now I wise up and go around all the bike shops here to get their cataologs.. The Avanti
brand is designed heer in NZ and some parts are made offshore. They have a sumptuous catalog.So get them when they come out is best .
Many car places will not give you one.. Dunedin Harley Davidson dealers are miserable cheap as... b......ds and the worst ...Dont they know about dreams
Where can I locate 1990 - 1995 GT catalogs/brochures? You mention RB?
Some are posted or linked here on retrobike in the catalog link at the top or on the German Katalog site but the good US versions of 92 and 94 and 95, 96, 97 are not. I posted the 1991 in the Catalogue thread a year or so back. Believe me when I say it takes forever and a day to scan one of these beasts in and shrink them to a downloadable size. There lies a little problem with the rest of the model years. Even in the US back in 1992 and 94 the catalogs were in short supply. Business was good and GT just didn't print enough and as a result the good US 1992 and 1994 catalogs are tough to come by and can get costly in auction format...so many (like myself) who might own them are unwilling to take the time to scan them and downsize and upload them freely for the world to copy and paste anywhere. Selfish? You may think so but I paid for them. I've spent a couple hundred easily on catalogs. Some on eBay, some from First Flight/MOMBAT and others in a personal Christmas care package from a former GT dealer in Ohio that sent me 30lbs of GT catalogs for $50. The other problem... The 95-97 US GT catalogs were done in a 28cm x 28cm format. LARGE that is... and there's not many scanning tables even at good graphics store locations that can scan a document of that size. I live in a town of 50,000 and haven't found one yet and we house a couple of major global companies with some MAJOR equipment in their marketing and ad departments. I don't even have all the years scanned into my computer yet because I work 60 hours a week and like to spend what little time is left on a bike or in the basement shop. I've got duplicates for a number of years and would be willing to sell some off to recoup some of my investment in them.