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 Post subject: 1993 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Its was me.

I bought it.

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I had too.
The vultures were circling and I had to save it.

Its ace. A little bit of wear and tear, but on the whole this bike is in stunning condition for its 21 years.
I intend to keep it completely stock, but I am going to mint it up. Full service, new cables, new brake blocks, new bearings, potentially new rims, new cassette/chain and ideally I want to replace the grips for new ones (anyone got any ideas on those?)
I'll swap out the tyres/store them away and run some modern semi slicks. The Quadras are coming off it and the supplied factory rigid forks will be going on.

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:50 pm 
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I'm so glad that you bought it. I was dreading having to split it up!

Looking forward to seeing the end result :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:04 pm 
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The Bullhorns are staying on now Mark :D
I kind of like them...lots :)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:52 pm 
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Sooo I've just started this project and it is already an absolute pleasure.
I stripped it to the bones and have now gone through all the comps giving everything a clean and polish (with a little paint touch up here and there).
New parts have been ordered and the wheels are being re-built because the rims were past it :)
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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:53 pm 
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What was wrong with the rims then? They were more or less unused I thought..!


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:55 pm 
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This will be a good one to track. Nice looking frame and fork.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
What was wrong with the rims then? They were more or less unused I thought..!

The brake surfaces were very worn and both wheels had a bit of a wobble. The back wheel was slightly oval too :D.
So rather than spend money getting the old rims straight(ish) I'm spending a bit of cash making them new again.
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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Sure these aren't concave arayas?

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Araya.html


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:07 pm 
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reindeer wrote:


Nah they should be meaty flat like these (not mine).
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Mine are very concaved.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:27 pm 
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1993 TM-18 -> side concave. I wouldn't throw them away, even if you are not going to use em. Was about to make the same mistake recently with my RM-17.


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