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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:50 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
I'm not 100% sure this bike is UK spec, and i don't have a UK catalogue to check it against. The seller claimed it was brought over complete from the US. Then again i have no idea whether UK/US GT specs differed!

Ultimately i'm not fussed, i've done my usual trick of ditching most of the original parts in favour of what i like :)


At that time the specs did not differ. Aside from a few model name differences in a few countries the specs were the same. I sat through both the 1993 and 1994 GT international distributor meetings where the complete line of new bikes were introduced and samples shown to the distributors. I believe that Carati was the UK distributor as the time.
Here's a link to the original spec:
http://www.airfreetires.com/Specs/Step5 ... &Year=1994
I've bought and resold at least a dozen of these in the last year.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:54 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
Bloody Thief I'd say!


Me or the Seller? :?


Maybe both....I was just kidding. Sweet deal that's for sure. Where did you get the blue decals. I take it you had them made? They look great. Looks like a 93-4 decal with outline.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:59 am 
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Bike is 'finished' (whatever that means), i've updated the first post with more pics and full specs. Here's a taster, enjoy:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:02 am 
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That is stunning. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:23 am 
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NIce , but surely it deserves a better fork .


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:36 am 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Here's my freshly polished 18 inches.


Doesnt even look the same bike!! Nice :D

What did/do you use to polish the frame with. I'd like to get a pimped up shine like yours on my RTS.
My frame shines, but its not blinding like yours!
Yep, I'm jealous and proud to admit it :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:38 am 
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cchris2lou wrote:
NIce , but surely it deserves a better fork .


It simply has to be a Mag21.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:41 am 
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I reckon the fork 'looks' right.

The only thing that could improve that bike is ink blue anodising. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:52 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
NIce , but surely it deserves a better fork .


I'm not sure about 'deserving', but yes ideally it would be fully pimped out with M737/M900 and Mag21 SL Ti forks. But that kinda defeats the point; including the price of the original bike, i put this together for less than £250.

GTRTS&AVALANCHE wrote:
What did/do you use to polish the frame with. I'd like to get a pimped up shine like yours on my RTS.


Brasso :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:00 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Tallpaul wrote:
cchris2lou wrote:
NIce , but surely it deserves a better fork .


I'm not sure about 'deserving', but yes ideally it would be fully pimped out with M737/M900 and Mag21 SL Ti forks. But that kinda defeats the point; including the price of the original bike, i put this together for less than £250.

GTRTS&AVALANCHE wrote:
What did/do you use to polish the frame with. I'd like to get a pimped up shine like yours on my RTS.


Brasso :wink:


Brasso, would never of thought of that, thanks :wink:
Less than £250 for the bike/build is AMAZING :shock:


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