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 Post subject: 1992 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:10 pm 
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My 'new' GT, courtesy of ebay:

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1992, with Groove Tube and U-brake. Obviously some non-original parts, here's the rear drop-out:

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Given the DX rear mech (and ignoring the lovely Altus cranks :wink: ) LX U-brake and LX wheels plus the "adjusty bits" (technical term) and replaceable mech hanger = Karakoram? I'm also pretty sure I can see Tequila Sunrise paint under the repaint.

In it's current state it weighs 13.45kg though 0.5kg of that is probably that saddle :)

Only downside is that it's only an 18", so I'll have to see whether I get on with it alright or whether it turns out to be too small.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:27 pm 
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More likely an Avalanche with the adjustable drop outs with replacable hanger, if so then bonus!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Pretty sure the 92 Karakoram had the adjustable rear drop outs and replaceable hanger, DX, and the specks of colour under would tie in.


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I'm pretty sure the Karakoram had those too and spec seems right, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:38 pm 
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I'm 2nd in line for a 92 Karakoram off Ringo but it doesn't appear to have adjustable drop outs, I haven't a close up pic though.

Is that a rattle can paint job? If it is can you lightly sand it back to see whats underneath?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:57 pm 
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You can see the adjusters on LGF's here,

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... =karakoram

Tequilla sunrise I think the paint should be. Bit nicer than how it is now :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I can go into my garage right now and confirm that a 'tequila sunrise' Karakorum has a replaceable drop out.

It also has a seatpost stuck in it but that is an entirely different issue...

Could it also be a Brovado?:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:11 pm 
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The red under the "paint job" says Karakoram to me but did they come with a 3D fork? The flip flop is defiantly a 92


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Just had a look and the Karakoram did not have the 3D fork


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:33 pm 
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No 3D fork on it, but also no stuck seatpost :)

I was conservative in my estimate for the weight of that seat - 740g :shock:

I'm gonna take it out for a quick spin in the rain in a minute, in its now sub-13kg state (I wasn't even testing it with that seat on).

I'm trying not to think of the ramifications of having a '91 Karakoram Elite and a '92 Karakoram, given my completist nature .... but I might just double check how many different years it was made ...


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