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 Post subject: 1992 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:17 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Picked this up recently off Ringo to add to my stable, going to ride it as is untill the replacement parts pop up , its back to original spec with dx etc but the 3d forks are staying.
I cant wait to feel the difference between this and my 91 version,
going to start on the frame work first as the rear dropout adjusters are seized and snapped, then I will sort the paint work out by spraying the stem fluro yellow and re tiger striping the forks and stem,
cheers Ringo 8)
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back on its feet (for now)
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nos lx canti's (for now too)
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update soon,

Frame: Gt Karakoram true temper gtx

Fork: Gt oem 3d

Headset: Gt oem tioga avenger
Stem: Gt flip flop
Handlebar:
Grips: odi mushroom
Barends:

Brakes: campagnolo canti's and U brake
Brake Pads: Cool stop
Brake Cables: ?
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza chill pills
Brake Levers: Suntour xc limited

Shifters: Shimano deore
Front Derailleur: xt
Rear Derailleur: xt
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cassette: Hg 50
Chain: kmc
Cranks: stronglite
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings:
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: un52
Pedals: time atac

Hub Skewers: tekro security skewers
Rims: Mavic 217 ub
Hubs: Hope sus and Ti glide blue
Nipples: brass
Spokes: dt swiss
Tyres: schwalbe mountaineer
Tubes:
Seat: Gt 1994
Seatpost: Gt oem
Seatpost Binder: Gt oem

Weight: ?


Lee.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Love it as you already know :wink: :lol:

Looking forward to hearing your comparison between the two. Is the 91 tange tubing like my 1990?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:13 pm 
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very eye-catching colours 8)


always a bonus to have GT bars on there too. be nice to see it at hayfield but, the reflex will suffice :wink:

p.s if the rear mech on that GT has no fixed abode i will buy it from from you!

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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I got the smaller one for the mrs!

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Cheers Rich


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love it lee
got one in storage for future build


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:29 am 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Love it as you already know :wink: :lol:

Looking forward to hearing your comparison between the two. Is the 91 tange tubing like my 1990?


Yeah, 1991 is Tange MTB double-butted.

It's looking good and the 3D forks are a bonus. I'm wishing the one I bought recently still had this original paint.

I'll be interested to hear your comparison with the '91 version, because my comparison has to be from memory, given that my '91 Elite will be a long way from standard when I finish it.


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Matching Karakoram "Tequila Sunrise" fork. I am not the seller.
http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s ... r/u2487786


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Love it! Brings back some great memories.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:13 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Great to see both going to a good home... both look great already...

I don't know, owned two and neither had the proper fork!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:38 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Cheers for all the love guys 8)
Right to the paint, I have managed to paint the stem but im not over the moon with it, its a bit mustard'y but it will do for now, also been playing with hammerite smooth and a kebab skewer (Cheers GT Steve) and it works a treat,
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And the kebab applier, just dunk and get creative,
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Just got to finish a bit of touch up on the frame and I can start the build,
I did have a go before I pulled it apart and the main difference was the weight and the forks (set middle) it makes for a very whippy and agile xc machine,
back soon.


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