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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:54 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Noisia wrote:
That paintjob is the definition of rad!

Did you source the parts NOS or bought second-hand?


All parts were bought second hand apart from the seatpost its not brochure spec but not too far off :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Isn't there a certain degree of risk buying worn out gears? I understand the purpose but it's just too much of a gamble...


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:55 am 
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Noisia wrote:
Isn't there a certain degree of risk buying worn out gears? I understand the purpose but it's just too much of a gamble...


Not quite sure what you mean there, just because a bike part is second hand it doesn't mean its worn out. The front mech was actually nos and the chainset and rear mech are in fantastic condition but have seen use. The chain was brand new when I built the bike the bike and is a Sram.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:56 am 
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Muddy paw wrote:
I really do envy you having such an epic bike :wink: ..


Thanks MP glad you like it :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Q21's are a good fork ,must fit well with that bike
I really should build mine

Nice Chris ,nice


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:45 pm 
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tequila sunrise GT on ebay right now http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MESE:IT


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:03 am 
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That bad boy was up last week too. Started at £250, dropped to £190 and didn't sell. Now at £145.

I had a '92 Karakoram in Tequila Sunrise back then. I really want to buy that eBay example but I know in my heart of hearts, I wouldn't ride it. It's a cracker for whoever does win it though.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:19 pm 
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mikee wrote:
Q21's are a good fork ,must fit well with that bike
I really should build mine

Nice Chris ,nice


Thanks Mikee and yes the Quadra 21's are miles better than I expected, very pleased with them :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Nice! Looks like you might be going with the stock stem - which might be like mine? A 1992 Pantera. With the original stem probably rusted in place. Wondering how you found working with the old stem - 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: 1992 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:58 pm 
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I've just fitted a pair of Charge Splashbacks to this and took it for a ride today. I'm kind of in two minds as to whether it looked better on the blackwalls?

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