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 Post subject: 1996 GT RTS 2
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:17 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Hi.

This is my third RTS but the first without any cracks. After the previous couple I fell out of love with the RTS and decided I would never own one. This all changed when Pickle (Jon) offered me his near mint example.

I collected it today and felt rather guilty as he has owned this from new and It means a lot to him. I have agreed though that if he ever wants it back he just has to ask, if I ever need to sell it he has first refusal and if he ever wants to ride it, he knows where it is.

Here is a quick pic as it came...
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frame is ready for a buff but wont take much. Fork is almost immaculate and internally good. Wheels are ace, Black LX paralax hubs, double butted spokes, and gold mavic rims - never seen them boefore but they match the fork really well.

I am going to make a few changes to the bike, dropping the saddle height for a start!

I am not sure if the stem may be a little long for me but i have a black Kore that would fit nicely.

The red chainring will be swapped for silver and I want to replace the saddle and grips for black. Apart from that i intend to leave it well alone.

If you see this Jon, thanks. I will look after the old girl


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Very nice! I still have a soft spot for RTS's :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Pickle let the RTS go? *shock*


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:45 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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dave, you lay a spanner on the rts,except maintainance, n ill deck ya :wink:

looks ace :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Haha bring it on big man!

It'll look better without the red, trust me


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:04 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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nooooooooooooooooooooo, :wink:

got your front mech dude, pop down next time your about javascript:emoticon(':D')


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 Post subject: 1996 GT RTS 2
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:10 am 
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Nice one! Love that frame size, should fit me real well. ..hehehe :P :P :P


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:27 pm 
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John ........ nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo .......

If it were me I couldn't have bought it ........ would have felt wrong.

Please be kind and gentle.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:35 pm 
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believe me mark, i felt terrible.

but it is better for me and him for it to be 30 miles down the road rather than slung on ebay.

i dont think i can bring myself to remove the "pickle" text off the top tube though :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:59 pm 
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longun wrote:
dave, you lay a spanner on the rts,except maintainance, n ill deck ya :wink:

looks ace :D


This keeps making me laugh Chris! I think I will keep what I remove in case it does ever go back home.


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