Here's a few pictures of my GT STS-1.
I've owned this bike from new, so I guess its been in my possession since 1996/1997, though I can't seem to remember the exact date.
At the time, I was lucky enough to know the men behind Carratti Sport in Bristol - probably the country's biggest bike importers - which meant easy access to lots of fantastic gear. In fact, I remember riding my local loop on one of the first RTS-3 demo bikes to come into the country....Halcyon days indeed.
Anyway, this STS has been hanging on my wall for a few years now, so I decided to give it a clean up. Despite its original price tag, it hasn't actually been used a lot as you can probably see.
There are only 2 things that are wrong with it....
1) The upper bolts that hold the rear shock are not correct (I replaced the rear shock with a new one as it had got damaged and the original bolts had to be drilled out)...I'll get new ones from Goldtech.
2) There is a ticking noise coming from the front hub. More an annoyance than anything else, so I guess I'll get it serviced at some point.
The spec (pretty much unchanged from new) is as follows:
96/97 GT STS-1 16inch Frame
Rock Shox Super Deluxe Rear Shock (brand new - original died)
Judy DH Front Forks (with canti brace) fitted with SpeedSprings
XTR Seat Post
XTR Octalink Bottom Bracket
XTR Rear Cassette
XTR Rear Mech
XTR Front Mech
XTR Brake Levers
Tange Cartridge Headset
Syncros Cattleprod Stem
Club Roost "Go Fast" Bars
Sachs 8 Speed Twist Shifters (new grips)
Flite Titanium Rail Transalp Saddle
Mavic 217 SUP Rims
Hope Titanium XC Hubs
Kore Skewers (new - same brand, originals misplaced)
Shimano M?? SPD's
Tyres - Rear: Panaracer 2.1 Smoke
Tyres - Front: Panaracer 2.2 Dart
Right...Question....I'll never use it so do I sell and start a new project or keep it?
Hope you like....Simon.