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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Yeah , they make a hell of a mess , no rhyme or reason for them melting too

Looks good with them on , but I always feel a GT should have RS forks


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:28 am 
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I do have a Rockshox Mag 21, but I ran that back in the days and was curious how the competition of the day worked out. Back then, I couldn't afford multiple forks, but today it's no problem. Also because 2nd hand value is way lower.

The Mag 21 has a threaded steerer, so that doesn't work out with the ahead stem I'm using. And sourcing a new crown with ahead steerer has proven difficult.

Here's a shot with the Mag 21's on:

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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:12 am 
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Better!


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:10 pm 
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My shock is still not here, so I put some NOS Onza H.O. brakes on the RTS. It brakes like cr#p, but hey, that's how they rolled back then :) I have a longfer steerer for my mag21's on the way, so maybe I'll switch the forks someday. OTOH, I really like this Pace fork,

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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Finally put the Mag's on the GT for a more period correct look. Steerer tube is way too long though.

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Should I put the shock boots back on? It looks kinda fragile like this :)


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:22 pm 
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That is stunning :D its amazing how some retro bikes still manage to look so right even by modern standards .
Great job, paul.


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Paul?


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:44 am 
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New derailleur: Shimano XTR FD M900.

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(Not much changed :))


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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Or with a polished stem, what do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: GT RTS team? 1994
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:38 am 
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personally, i like the silver with black bits. lovely gt btw but a shame about the dent on the top tube. that would really bug me if it were mine :?


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