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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:15 am 
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OK, so I've just bought these 2 beauties - they came as a bundle:

The plan is to build one up gradually and sell the other, depending on which one fits the best!

Both frames are absolutely minty. There is one tiny ding on the LTS, but apart from that they're both pretty much perfect and they come with all the spares pictured as well. More importantly, the shocks are both in perfect working order, as are all the pivots 8)

The STS is 20.5" centre to top, which I presume is a GT 18".
The LTS is 19" centre to top, which I presume is a GT 16".

I'm 5'10", so I'm thinking that the LTS will be a better fit, given that GT frames are quite "lanky" anyway..!

Don't expect either of these to be built for a while - I have to pay the credit card off before I can even think about kitting them out :oops:

Anyway, here's a pic. There will be a few more to follow once the frames land on my doorstep :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 am 
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Nice.

Shame we havent seen your karma LTS built up by the winner (unless I missed it?)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:30 am 
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coomber wrote:
Nice.

Shame we havent seen your karma LTS built up by the winner (unless I missed it?)


No, you haven't missed it - I haven't seen it either since it left me :evil:

I've got my fingers crossed that the STS isn't like a gate.. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:31 am 
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Gt's are big, but hey, you will have fun building to find out.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:41 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:58 am 
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A few more photos taken by the seller:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:00 am 
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Thinking again, cant see the STS being anything but too big for you. But might as well build it up and see.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:05 am 
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coomber wrote:
Thinking again, cant see the STS being anything but too big for you. But might as well build it up and see.


Yes, that's what I think too.. But there's a LOT of seat tube sticking up above the top tube and the C-T measurement is 20.5", so it might be ok because it looks nearer to 17" C-C.. Fingers crossed!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:07 am 
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I've got another plan regarding the STS, but it all depends on a certain other forum member being nice to me!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:11 am 
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I'm gonna say that at 5'10" I think you'll be surprised. I have a "GT 18" LTS and I'm only 5' 8". yes it is a little big, but only a little.


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