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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Picked this up recently:


Looks like its been upgraded over the years, or the UK spec differed to the catalogue on this site: ... a61816007b The Matrix (made in the USA) rims I'm thinking are original, but the XT components maybe not.

Frame: GT Karakoram Tange Double Butted Inferno Paint (18" I think)
Fork: Correct GT Spinner in alternate colourway

Headset: 1 1/8"
Stem: Girvin Flexstem
Handlebar: Tioga polished flat
Grips: Tioga Bio Grip

Brakes: Deore DX Cantilever front and U brake rear
Brake Pads: Koolstop front

Brake & Shifter Levers: El Cheapo Shimano

Front Derailleur: XT M735
Rear Derailleur: XT M735

Cassette: Shimano 7 speed
Chain: SACHS
Cranks: Shimano Deore LX
Chainrings: LX and Pace middle
Bottom Bracket: Who knows, probably siezed
Pedals: Nasty Plastc

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Matrix (USA) Singletrack ATB comp with slightly concave sidewalls
Hubs: Shimano Deore DX
Tyres: Matrix rear, Rubena smoke copy front

Saddle: Mongoose
Seatpost: Alloy
Seatpost Binder: Original GT All Terra

This has been well maintained, alas its going to donate most of its drivetrain to other projects as the frame is a bit small. Its a fantastic blast from the past though and rode great to the shops today.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Looks like "Matrix" was Trek's own brand for components (before they badged them Bontrager), so these won't be the original rims.

Looks like this is a Bitsa bike with few original components! At least I wont feel bad breaking it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:21 am 
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Location: Kuranda DH circa 1991
one of the all time great paint jobs from GT that one. i am sure it will go to a good home if too small for you

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