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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:33 am 
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its going to look pretty damn good. personally...i would not bother polishing the frame. it looks pretty good already, and they look better if they are slightly dull, as opposed to mirror polish


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 pm 
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merckx wrote:
its going to look pretty damn good. personally...i would not bother polishing the frame. it looks pretty good already, and they look better if they are slightly dull, as opposed to mirror polish


+1

The original finish was called 'ball burnished' rather than mirror polished.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:18 pm 
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finished


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Bang tidy!
Very nice job.
Get it dirty now! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:58 am 
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Frame: 1997 AValanche LE

Fork: 2003 Rockshox Sid Race

Headset: Red Chris King
Stem: Ritchey Pro 100mm
Handlebar: Ritchey Pro 600mm
Grips: Red Esi


Brakes: Xtr M960 V Brakes
Brake Pads: Xtr
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Brake Levers: Xtr m950

Chain: Sram Single Speed
Cranks: Xtr M950
Crank Bolts: Xtr M950
Chainrings: Homebrewed Components 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 5500
Pedals: Shimano m520

Hub Skewers: Xtr M950
Rims: Mavic 717 28 hole
Hubs: Xtr M950 28 hole
Nipples: Stainless Steel
Spokes: Wheelsmith
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Selle Italia Slr Carbon
Seatpost: Thomson Layback
Seatpost Binder: Hope

Weight 9 Kg


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm changing the chainset on this bike but not sure what to put on middleburn rs7 square taper or middleburn rs8 x type anyone have experience with either set?


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Gt Avalanche LE
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:22 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Posts: 80
Looks great - how did you go with the frame??

I'm restoring mine right now. I had the stock components, LX/XT etc, however I'm thinking of going retro mod with the wheels and groupset.


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