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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:07 am 
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A little progress with the Psyclone. I was given a steel GT flip flop stem and black GT bar which is a very nice start. Also bought a GT cable hanger.

Looking through my old magazines I found a 1994 Excel Sports catalog which has proven very useful in identifying the exact products available and what they look like. The latter being very important because many companies offered the same products for years but updated the look.

I was also looking for a parts donor bike and found (some folks may want to divert their eyes) a GT Zaskar on Craigslist. Unfortunately it was a little rough so I passed. Right now I am thinking about either doing an all GT build with XTR M900, or perhaps a boutique all CNC type build.

here are a couple of pics, the stem is flawless could even be NOS, bar not so much but still nice.

Steven


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:42 am 
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That is a stunning frame, going to be a cracking build!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:26 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
and the post is 26.8.


I think you'd better verify this to be true before you go putting in a 26.8 and clamping down that seat tube more than was originally intended. My 94 Psyclone frame takes a 27.0 post as do the other four Psyclones and the two Cyclones that I have. Would be a pitty to squeeze it closed more than it was engineered and develop a stress riser that leads to a crack in a seat tube slit. Just sayin...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:08 pm 
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gm1230126 wrote:
lewisfoto wrote:
and the post is 26.8.


I think you'd better verify this to be true before you go putting in a 26.8 and clamping down that seat tube more than was originally intended. My 94 Psyclone frame takes a 27.0 post as do the other four Psyclones and the two Cyclones that I have. Would be a pitty to squeeze it closed more than it was engineered and develop a stress riser that leads to a crack in a seat tube slit. Just sayin...


Thanks for the tip. When the frame first arrived I was sure it would be 27.0 and was shocked when I could not get a post of that size to fit. But armed with this info I will try again.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:42 pm 
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The 27.0 post fit like a glove so I can't explain what happened the first attempt but happy to have sorted that. The only post I have in that size is snazzy Dura-Ace aero model which I am afraid will be too short in the long run.

Also tried a couple of different handlebar combos:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:53 am 
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straight bars, for sure!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:56 am 
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Straight bar for sure with Onza bar ends from that period.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Ah, so jealous! Can I find a bl**dy GT logo flat bar anywhere for my LTS? Not a chance.

Straight or straight w/onza for sure.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:03 am 
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I miss you. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:03 am 
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I agree I miss you too...


just because that Avalanche is so f'n awesome


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