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 Post subject: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:42 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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My recent wanted ad for a 91 or 92 Karakoram gave me the choice of a 91 Inferno and a 92 Tequila within a few minutes of each other. As I couldn't make my mind up and I had finally sold my Cannondale I did the only decent thing and bought both of them :lol:

Anyway now that the 91 is finished its time to tackle the 92. I've stripped everything off it and given it a thorough T-cut and wax since the below pic and this one still has lovely vivid colours despite quite a patina.

Most bits are here or on their way to me so more updates soon.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Cool - do you have 90/91/92 now?


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:14 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Yes got the trio I have wanted for ages. The 91 needs a nicer period set of wheels that I might have sorted and the 90 will eventually get the 400lx mechs and chainset swapped out for lx/dx.


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great colour!! and wise decision to buy both :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:21 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Finally some progress, the seatpost arrived today so its more or less finished but although I love Turbo saddles I'm not sure this one looks right on this bike :?
Anyway I have a nice Vetta to try in its place tomorrow.

Better pics to follow when I get chance to take it out in the hills.

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Frame: 1992 Gt Karakoram True Temper Gtx

Fork: Gt 3D

Headset: Original Gt (Tioga?)
Stem: Gt Flip flop
Handlebar: Gt Aluminium
Grips: Odi?
Barends: System Ex

Brakes: Dx cantis & Dx U brake
Brake Pads: Shimano front, Tektro rear
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Cantilever cable hangers: Unknown alloy
Brake Levers: Dx Sti

Shifters: Dx Sti
Front Derailleur: Dx
Rear Derailleur: Dx
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: Lx
Chain: Sram Pc830
Cranks: Lx M550
Crank Bolts: Original Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Sg 24,36,46
Chainring bolts: Original Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Un54
Pedals: Ritchey Logic

Hub Skewers: Shimano Lx
Rims: Araya CV7
Hubs: Lx M550
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Onza Porcupine
Tubes: Tesco

Saddle: Vetta Turbo
Seatpost: System Ex
Seatpost Binder: Gt

Weight: ?


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Looks superb Chris. Pretty close on catalogue spec too, which is always good to see.


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Cheers Paul, definitley going to change that saddle tonight I think.


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yep, very nice.

Are you going to attempt the tiger-stripe effect, to match the forks up? 8)


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That's looking fantastic Chris :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:59 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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GT-Steve wrote:
yep, very nice.

Are you going to attempt the tiger-stripe effect, to match the forks up? 8)


I doubt it Steve, I'll waituntil I ride with MrLee next and swap forks with his bike when he's in the pub. Much easier :lol:

@kingoffootball, thanks very much Will :)


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