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 Post subject: My 92 GT Avalanche
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I just thought i'd post a few pics of me and my newly aquired 92 GT Avalanche making the most of the sun on Sunday 8)

This is my first retro bike 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:41 pm 
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nice bike mate .... i used to have a 92 pantera which was the biz !!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:48 pm 
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that's great.

track down a pukka GT stem and it'll be spot on.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:49 pm 
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To be honest, my Trek 8000 hasn't turned a wheel since I got the Avalanche.

I've just come back from a week riding the Coed-Y-Brenin and the Marin Trail on it and it was perfect 8)

Infact I keep searching the net now for a higher spec GT steely like a Borrego or similar to keep my Avalanche company :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:52 pm 
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In 1992 the Avalanche was near the top of the GT tree. Think they're built from prestige.

Only the psyclone was above the avalanche in the GT range - not sure what year they started building them.

The Borrego was mid range from memory.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I know that it's a true temper frame.

And it rides a lot nicer than my 2006 Trek 8000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've actually got a flip flop stem in the garage, I just need to get it painted to match as it;s black at the mo.

Although if a proper white one turns up.................. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:35 pm 
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Early steel GT's rock. 8) Nice bike, cool location for pix.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:04 pm 
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Those pics were taken only 3 miles away from my front door in the Isle Of Man.

It's a 2.5 mile climb mind you, which according to my Garmin goes from 136ft to 1358ft in one go :-(


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:22 am 
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Nice bike. I do love GT's from the early/mid 90's, especially the ones with mad paint jobs :lol:
Yours looks very well looked after, and IMO would look just sweet with a set of Rock Shox Mag's on the front. Also, as you say, get a GT stem for it with a little less rise :wink:

Heres my Avalanche Expert 2007 after my ride on Sunday. Cant help but wish GT would go back to the good old days of lively paint jobs!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:59 pm 
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