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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Oh, damn it! I feared that. On the other hand, I asked another member who is very knowledgeable with GT's ans he said that for his Avalanches and Tachyon the housing stopped right at the entrance into the tube.

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:24 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Not something Ive experienced unfortunately, my 90 and 91 Karakorams run through the tube and its the same with my 90 and 91 Timberline. If you havent already pulled the coiled wire out of its sheath then maybe soaking in plusgas or something similar might free it?


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:43 am 
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Great pictures, in the uk this weekend, wow


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:10 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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xxnick1975 wrote:
Great pictures, in the uk this weekend, wow


No Nick the pics were from about a year ago when we used to get sunny days.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Quick update as the bike is now fitted with a very tidy set of Mag 21's (big thanks to Fluffychicken for sorting me out with the correct steerer).

The bike now rides better than ever :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:18 pm 
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I like mags on a GT
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Need to dig this out again

Looks good Chris

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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Thanks Mike, love that Karakoram of yours too it just needs some gears :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Nice bike! Seems like it has the same stem as mine - was wondering if you had any issues pulling the stem off the damn forks... 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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 Post subject: Re: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:50 pm 
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I took the Karakoram out for a fantastic late autumn ride today and thought I'd pop a couple more pics of the old girl up, thanks to Spudly for the photos.

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First ride out on this for a long time last night. Loved every minute of it and its rekindled my GT addiction :D


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