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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:46 pm 
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adorable filledbrazed work on that frame! Gonna be interesting to follow the build on it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:10 am 
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The Psyclone frame shown is a 1994 model year frame. I have a 16" yet to be built in the same color with the same decals.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:35 am 
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Frame looks great...congrats on catching your unicorn.

I built mine up as a single speed, and really like it, but if I ever luck into a nice XTR group, it will definitely get it's gears on.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Gorgeous frames these, its backs up the USA heritage the company boasted.

As for the XT parts, that is 1994 vintage anyway & a lovely groupset. Get the STI's, canti's, hubs & cranks to match. With some Ritchey or Tioga amberwalls it would look fab, maybe some Mag 21's for dry days? LOL

Best of luck with the build progress.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:16 am 
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Thanks for all of the nice words and advice chaps, now on to the business of raising some money for the build....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:45 am 
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man... that filet brazing is just amazing! Sweet frame!!!

Which models / years of GT bikes were done like this? It would be really cool to have one... I see GT bikes come up for sale here in canada all the time but I never know what models to look for that may have the filet brazing...

thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:46 am 
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shutter wrote:
man... that filet brazing is just amazing! Sweet frame!!!

Which models / years of GT bikes were done like this? It would be really cool to have one... I see GT bikes come up for sale here in canada all the time but I never know what models to look for that may have the filet brazing...

thanks!



As far as I know the only fillet brazed bikes by GT were the Psyclones, which were also branded Cyclones for a few years. It had about a ten year run beginning in the late '80s but the production numbers were fairly low hence the big interest from collectors....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:40 am 
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Hmm ok cool! Ill keep my eyes open for one =)

Thx! Yours is awesome though!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:50 pm 
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shutter wrote:
man... that filet brazing is just amazing! Sweet frame!!!

Which models / years of GT bikes were done like this? It would be really cool to have one... I see GT bikes come up for sale here in canada all the time but I never know what models to look for that may have the filet brazing...

thanks!


There is one lovely 1995 (!) Psyclone for sale here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275571&hilit=psyclone

As for production numbers, you may deduct something from here:
viewtopic.php?t=221786

Filltet brazed frames by GT:

1989: Xizang (never officially available but a handful were made; in 1990 the Xizang became the titanium frame)
1990: nothing
1991: Cyclone (including fillet brazed fork and stem!)
1991: Quatrefoil LE (tandem)
1992-99: Psyclone (renamed Cyclone due to copyright reasons)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:19 pm 
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Thanks! 18 is too small =(


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