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 Post subject: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:56 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Time to post my project here.
I can't hide my love for the GT's and also not when i see this nice Gt frame for a bargain price (20 euro).
Sadly it has some dents @ the down tube but i forgive it and i don't see this for a reason for not building this one up.
The decals says it's a Gt but for the rest i have no identification , Pantera, Avalanche or something else.
The owner said it is a Gt Avalanche from 1996 so i guess i believe him.
I couldn't resist to pick it up and yes it's time for my first project here @ retrobike.
For the moment i'm busy collecting parts and already found some parts .
I'm gonna use the second post to put al my parts that are gonna be used for building this Avalanche.
In my mind i have something up to do with this bike, it's depends on the parts that i find.
Let's hope this turns out very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I love this rigida wheels, strange that the front wheel is spoked different way
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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Also started yesterday with sanding the frame.
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a dirty job if you ask me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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And then it was time top polish it with a nice product , Belgom Alu Polish

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and after a while it started to look very nice
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This is the first polish, when the bike is builded up i'm gonna give it a second polish before i put the decals on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:17 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Nice polishing. What grade of paper? And do you eat lots of salad then? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:22 am 
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the spoke pattern for the front wheel is called snowflake


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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The History Man wrote:
Nice polishing. What grade of paper? And do you eat lots of salad then? :lol:


Paper grade was 1200 grid, it was the highest grade of sand paper available @ my local store.
What paper to use for the best result?
About the salad, yes yes...very healty :lol: and afterwards very usefull as you can see :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:07 pm 
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great work! those decals are tops too, really nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:09 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Bart_75 wrote:
The History Man wrote:
Nice polishing. What grade of paper? And do you eat lots of salad then? :lol:


Paper grade was 1200 grid, it was the highest grade of sand paper available @ my local store.
What paper to use for the best result?
About the salad, yes yes...very healty :lol: and afterwards very usefull as you can see :)


Just scouting round for tips as I've got an incoming project at the weekend that will require major work. Would wire wool (1000) work also?


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 Post subject: Re: Gt Avalanche 1996
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Parts added @ 2nd post :)


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