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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:20 pm 
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It was suggested that I move my build thread here so, I did...

After years of looking for a Psyclone I finally have one. Bought as a frame set on Ebay I plan to do a proper build with the assistance of RB.

Here is how it appeared last night straight out of the box:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:41 pm 
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here it is on first, and second, inspection:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:16 am 
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Looks great. Looking forward to this build. I have always loved the Psyclones.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:50 am 
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Thanks Neffro I will be building this up slowly as, I have discovered, all the junk in my garage appears to be ROAD BIKE related only so I will have to source the entire build.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:57 am 
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Went searching through the Bike Garage looking for some starter parts. I have a few nice items but still lack most of what I need.

1. NOS XT M737 mechs, can't find a date code but possibly too new for the frame?

2. Nice GT branded bullhorns, you either love them or hate them.

3. Three NOS GT water bottles

4. NOS Weinmann Bontrager B2 XC rims

I don't really want to do a NOS build, because of the cost and because I want to ride the bike. Plus I really wanted to do a non-Shimano build. Anyway here are the pics:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:01 am 
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I really like that frame, old GT's are really neat bikes. I say use the XT m737 stuff, I use that RD on almost all my MTB's because it just works so well. Good luck with the build.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:09 am 
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I really love that frame!! :D

As you have now revealed the decals, I am pretty sure that you have a 1994 model. 1993 models had plain coloured decals, 1995 decals had rugged edges. Your decals show this fire-pattern - similiar to many other 1994 decal styles. In addition, the 1995 model already misses the replacable rear derailleur hanger.

Personally, I don't find the XT 737 visually that appealing. You lovely frame deserves the best and something in shiny silver. Go for XTR 900. You will get decent money for you NOS XT 737 stuff.

This is how you bike will look with XTR 900, black GT Flip Flop III ahead stem, silver post and black saddle. Lovely.... :D

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If you decide to go Non-Shimano, I would opt for a silver Campagnolo group.

By the way: if you ever decide, to let one of those GT bottles go: I would love one!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:48 am 
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Wow really nice.

Love the blue colour.

Way to go!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Rahbari

Thanks for all of the great info.

I agree that this bike deserves XTR and since I am in no hurry I am sure the opportunity will present itself.

First off I need a headset and post, any ideas on what was available in '94? The fork is 1 1/8th threadless and the post is 26.8.

I had 6 of these GT bottles and sold the 3 others for somewhat embarrassingly large amounts...But this is how I finance my projects. Still I am open to trades???

Steven


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:21 pm 
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In 1994 Zaskar LE and Xizang had GT labelled Seatposts and handlebars.
http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/Bike ... mF6xo0ayc0

But you cannot go wrong with e.g. Syncros, Controltech or Tioga.

For Headset take Tioga or Chris King.

As for stem: GT Flip Flop III or Controltech. Syncros is too bulky.


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