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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Any body got any info on these ? Ive just bought one with the elastomer rear shock, Rock Shox Judy's and STX through out.

The frame seems in good condition black with polished rear end, nothing a good clean wouldnt sort out, but the Judy's seem to be well not working very good(no rebound and they seem sloppy lol, can i service these or is it a replacement front forks im going to need ??

How does the rear elastomer hold up over the years ?? Any major faults with it ??

Apart from that its not a bad bike......

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:59 pm 
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is it a 3 ? id have said a 5
i have an lts 3 and its an rs deluxe

i have an lts 5 its an elastomer shocked thing (well not got it yet ,need to pick it up)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:18 pm 
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mikee it says its a LTS 3 on the top tube, i understand its easy to put stickers on things.....

According to bikepedia a GT LTS 3 comes in black or blue, mines black with polished rear end, and my componets are the same as what bikepedia says.....

Ill get a pic up soon


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am 
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the first generation of LTS 3's in 1996 came with an elastomer rear end.. :)

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=1996&Brand=GT&Model=LTS-3&Type=bike


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:24 pm 
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I've just started to clean it up and so far the rear end has come up well, I've cleaned the STX rear mech up, and its come up like new so I may look to sell it in the near future to fund other parts I want...

Pics to follow later...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:18 pm 
Old School Hero

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Here are some pics....

After i got it home
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Before..
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After a bit of polish..
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Clean STX Mech..
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Is it easy to turn the rear brakes from Canti's to V's ??


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:25 pm 
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i do like the lts bikes have sold my 96 lts2 not long ago begining to regret it now!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:41 pm 
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mtbdave im not sure what to do with it yet, ill see how well the frame cleans up, who knows i may sell it :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 pm 
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im not sure what to do with it yet


Keep it, sort the forks, give it a service and thrash it, it'll thank you for it and put a big grin on your face 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm 
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+1 for what bob says!

i am wondering though if it would be possible to change the rear shock to the rockshox one on the other models?


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