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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:48 am 
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Haven't done one of these Threads in a while [and since I have just purchased a Personal Unicorn] thought I'd kick this one off 8)

I greatly enjoyed gm1230126's 30 Days Of GT, and it was with this Series in my mind that I hit the Buy It Now button on this 1991 GT Team Avalanche Frameset in Midnight Aurora; complete with original GT Flip Flop stem. Yes, there was a Best Offer option, but when you're staring at a Unicorn, there is no truer an aphorism than "He Who Hesitates is Lost" :twisted:

This is my second GT but my first rigid one [the first being a '97 Psyclone] and I am frothing to get the Build started 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:22 am 
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Great looking T. Avalanche ! Have had the 1990 T. Avalanche myself, but the 1991 one is at least as nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Very nice! Lovely condition and lovely set!

Must-haves:
- get those screws for the 2x4 fork for rake adjustment. ;)
- get that GT Saddle with the metal knobs
- get those GT AME grips; Kevin should still have some

Kevin also uploaded the 91 catalogue:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Very nice find man, I have one of these in 18", I'm missing the stem, saddle and grips though :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Lovely bike - yours is in really good nick. I have one in 18" too - not quite as mint as yours though.

The Tioga seatposts come up every now and then from reasonable money too.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Really nice, the forks dropouts are pure porn! I'm a big fan of yours kingroon. I'm watching you with beady eyes kingroon.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:24 pm 
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I have one of those gt insta flate pumps as seen on the frame in the catalogue.
Never been used!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:02 am 
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otherself wrote:
Really nice, the forks dropouts are pure porn! I'm a big fan of yours kingroon. I'm watching you with beady eyes kingroon.


The pressure! :shock: :lol:

I'll try and get this to a Catalogue Build, but for the moment the wheelset will be a bit different.. Pro Disko on a Team Avalanche? We'll see how it looks..

Otherwise, '91 XT throughout :twisted:

I was building a '91 John Fomac [sic] like danielmochuelo, but the recent addition to the Forum of the Real Deal has winded me a bit so most of the kit for that will sit on this Avalanche 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:57 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01QQZyl-_I

had to be done :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:29 am 
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Subscribed, look forward to the build Matt, sure you will do it justice :)


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