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 Post subject: Re: 1992 GT Pantera AL
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Location: wirral
I really like these,can buy them at a much better price than a Zaskar.
I remember a guy who used to work in the local bike shop (Ian may cycles in bebington Wirral)
Having one,
At the time I had my British eagle 'shadow' I was amazed by how fat the tubes were compared to my Reynolds 531 tubed frame was.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 GT Pantera AL
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Location: Greater Manchester, Stockport, England, UK
Wondering how you found working with the old stem - I have got my hands on a 1992 Pantera. With the original stem probably rusted in place. Not sure if it's relevant but would you have any advice on getting it off. (So I can work on the headset either new bearings or replacement.)

Some photos of the aluminium stopper/bolt now rattling around between base of the Orange stem and the bottom of the steerer tube.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nevermindt ... 824799740/

Again not sure if this is an area of your expertise but am guessing it might be someones:

1) Guessing my bike would have had a Deore LX rear derailleur. Anyway know this for sure?
2) The front brakes are V Brakes which means they can't be original parts as I think these kicked off in about 1996. The rear break is an EXAGE mountain caliper brake.
3) I bought this bike along with two others and a load of bent wheels and old parts for £20 locally. I suspect the Araya silver aluminium rims with quick release are the most likely original wheelset.

It seems that the only stuff I can find online about the bike indicates Suntour components but then some people mention Euro spec was Shimano and I think a lot of the LX parts on the bike were original. Sorry to bump your thread!


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