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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:44 am 
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Just splurged on a GT Arrette from the 90's- 700c hybrid with a good high stem and decent tyre clearance that with the shorter top tube found on these tyep of bikes, I think will make a nice dropped bar "almost 29er"...

The pic from ebay is here:
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It's arrived and from initial peeks into the box (as far as I've got) shows its in stella nick with beautiful paint.

More updates and pics soon! Anyone with a nice splayed drop bar, or some nice old drop-bar brake levers please drop me a line.

Anyone know the year?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:08 pm 
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95-ish

or so google tells me


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:35 pm 
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The decals make this 1991 or 1992.

Here is a link to the 92 catalogue. Could be the one!
http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge/PDF/GT/1992.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Looks like a really interesting build. Like the plans.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Rahbari wrote:
The decals make this 1991 or 1992.

Here is a link to the 92 catalogue. Could be the one!
http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge/PDF/GT/1992.pdf


Good spot. Mine has suntour xcm so I think you're right. Just popping out to unpack and take some photos. Will build up as it comes and then swap things out later as I get some more bits...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:07 pm 
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What size tires are these exactly? Please check the imprint ob the tire. Some similar GT (e.g. Tachyon) are not 700C, but 700D standard. 700D have a smaller diameter.


http://www.vsf.de/fileadmin/vsf/downloa ... roesse.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Rahbari wrote:
What size tires are these exactly? Please check the imprint ob the tire. Some similar GT (e.g. Tachyon) are not 700C, but 700D standard. 700D have a smaller diameter.


http://www.vsf.de/fileadmin/vsf/downloa ... roesse.pdf


Definitely 700c


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:42 pm 
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I'v do that with à columbus SL CX, hand made fork. 1.9 front tire 1.6 for the rear. XTR and record groupset. Tune parts.

Flat bar is better for stability and control.

70,5 degrees front, it's a very very good bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:06 pm 
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The first glimpse of the GT triple triangle... with that sweet paint job
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:08 pm 
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interesting to see what tyres I can fit in here. I suppose I'll need ones with small nobbles to maximise volume- thinking small block 8s...


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