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 Post subject: GT Tequesta single speed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:35 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Finally I converted mi GT Tequesta FS to single speed. I'm not using a chain tensioner right know but I'm keeping an eye on the chain to be sure it's working OK. I'm very pleased with the result. However, there's still lot to do. I'll probably re spray it soon, and i'm also looking for a proper stem and saddle. Here in Argentina it's kind of hard to find retro parts and components are very expensive so it's going slow, but with patience it will be ready soon.

Current bike check is:
GT Tequesta (97/98) frame
Sars aluminium threadless fork
Purple anodized Rito flat handlebar
cheap stem
specialized grips
Tektro brake levers
Kalin bar ends
Diamondback saddle
Avid single digit 5 v-brakes (to be replaced by purple anodized tektro cantilevers)
LX cranks and chainring
odyssey black widow pedals
parallax hubs, even cheaper rims.

Today was a beautiful day here in Rosario so I decided to take the bike up the roof and take some photos.
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Sorry for my poor english!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:52 pm 
Old School Hero

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I like the bike a lot. How much does it weigh now with all the stuff stripped off?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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andyfloyd82 wrote:
I like the bike a lot. How much does it weigh now with all the stuff stripped off?

thanks! Now it weights 24.5 / 25lbs. Pedals are heavy but I like them a lot, so they are staying. Wheels are really heavy too (630gr rims!) but if everything goes right will be upgraded soon.
By the way, I'm probably installing tektro purple anodized cantilevers this week. Are they supposed to be lighter than my current v-brakes?


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