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 Post subject: GT...... snobs look away
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Ok,

Talking to my cousin a couple of weeks ago and we remembered upon some of his old rides, he had a few from the mk1 marauder up to a then posh bike, a GT talera :| , bit of a garden gate size to me but he loved it with all its yummy 200GS with state of the art STI, best brakes a boy of our age could afford, oh yes.... SLR and a U-brake :shock: woooooooow it was his fave to say the least, he even got some steel onza bar ends for it 8) .

Well ... after only 8 months it went the way of most of his bikes........ stolen from the back of nans house..... typically unlocked, his mother wouldn't cover it on her insurance ......... Gutted.

So, I have a surprise for him

Despite the state of its packaging.............. it seems to be straight :shock: :lol:

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Added some old wheels off a mates old carrera I butchered (sorry T)

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This will be a budget bike, not going all out but I wont make it out of total sh*te parts as it needs to be used daily so it will have some upgrades here and there.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:54 pm 
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200gs... taken outnof production because it was causing a wobble in the earths rotation...


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
200gs... taken outnof production because it was causing a wobble in the earths rotation...


:lol:

Yeah, superman had to reverse the planet because of the earthquakes that 100GS caused!

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:39 pm 
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nowt wrong wi' that. 8)

Have fun building it, i would. Do you have stuff kicking around to throw at it or do you need stuff?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:51 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
nowt wrong wi' that. 8)

Have fun building it, i would. Do you have stuff kicking around to throw at it or do you need stuff?


It'll take a week or so tho tidy up the paint and fill in the missing decals otherwise so far not doing bad, got lx rear mech some exage sti's a saddle, wheels, B/B.......so all the basics pretty much sorted,

only needing a 28.6mm front mech and a 26.0mm seatpin, seller chucked in a 25.8mm seatpin but its got a bit of play in it and no clamp so it needs next size up really, also if anyones got some old steel onza bar ends they dont want........

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:52 pm 
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This vintage all GT's were pretty and sturdy, Talera Up, even the Outpost wasn't too bad looking at least.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Can't beat an old GT. Nothing wrong with a Talera.
The earlier ones were actually posher than the final models
with 200GS/Acera groupset.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Yeah, i had the grey talera, solid bike but heavy............. and very hurty when having to lug it around on yer shoulder

best years for the colour schemes imo

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:07 pm 
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cool,

I've got a 300LX front mech about to be swapped out that you could have for postage. I'ts in good shape :wink:

i may even have a 26.0mm post somewhere in the shed, i'll take a peek later on...


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:10 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
cool,

I've got a 300LX front mech about to be swapped out that you could have for postage. I'ts in good shape :wink:

i may even have a 26.0mm post somewhere in the shed, i'll take a peek later on...


Cool beans........... let me know

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