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 Post subject: GT Borrego
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:44 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: North Notts
Hi,

re my post on general chat - this is my bike....

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Hope it's retro enough :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:54 pm 
jammy git
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Location: Thatcham, Berkshire
Gotta love the old GT's.......is that a Dave Yates custom stem?

I'm commuting on an old GT Arrowhead at the moment and it's a great little bike for zipping round on!

Stu


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:58 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Spot-on Stu - yep it's a Dave Yates stem I'm quite tall and suffer with my back every now and then so had this made about 8 or 9 yrs ago - just gives me a better position on the bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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wow, that's clean...do you ride it? :wink:

Longy


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:18 pm 
jammy git
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Coool! love to get one sorted for my Dave Yates Diablo :D

I've been having issues with the cable routing for my rear brake, it's terribly spongy and I see yours has a similar routing.....from your picture it looks as if the cable is bare from when it leaves the top tube with just a bit of housing where it passes through the guide on the seat tube, think mine is set up differently so I'll have a tinker tomorrow!

Stu


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:21 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Longy - tis the cleanest it's been for a long time :D :D It gets used and abused about 3-4 times a week at the moment.
To be fair it has got a few battle scars to the paint that don't show up on the pic.
I used to race road bikes in the late 80's and have put on a few pounds since. I've always used the MB but not that much in anger until the last couple of months - I've really got back into it and the weight is going slowly 8)
I'm currently trying to resist buying another bike but it won't be long (got a pinarello SLX road bike in the loft with c-record delta groupset that hasn't moved in 10 yrs - might get some tyres on that and show it the light of day


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:24 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Stu

There's a thin sleave about 2"long that goes through the guide and alows the cable to run as smooth as it can - I've always thought it was a bit of a 'silly' design :x works ok though with the canti's


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:28 pm 
jammy git
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Nice one!

Mine has cable housing all the way down to the seat tube guide which seemed a bit strange, gonna set it up like yours and see how I get on :D

Stu


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:46 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Nice,

these were the affordable way of getting suntour microdrive IIRC

what happened to all the suntour XC expert md stuff off it then :?:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:46 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Most of the Suntour stuff went onto a mates frame when I lived in London - he used it to get to the tube so probably nicked by now :?

Got a few bits left - Suntour front mech is on the bench in the garage - I'll probably give it a clean and stick it in the for sale section.....


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