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 Post subject: 1997 GT STS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:07 am 
Old School Hero
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So here is my story.

I joined the forum a couple days ago and I am looking at all the beautiful bikes on the site. Started to look at the big GT following on the site and see a couple of really nice STS's. So last night I grab a beer and decided to look on the local Craigslist to look at bikes and look what pops up for $240. My wife is teaching a class so I couldn't bother her. :roll: Think I did the only thing I could do and just bought it. :shock:

Some help from the GT experts would be appreciated. Model of STS? Year? Seat tube diameter?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:10 am 
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You got a good deal. I think I saw just the frame sell for $500 on ebay recently. It might be a '96 or '97. I think that GT's sometimes have the date stamped on the dropout.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:04 pm 
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Very nice ;) Got myself a 1997 STS 1 recently and almost finished getting it as I want. First proper ride on it planned for tomorrow.

If you need decals for it member gil_m sorted me out with a fantastic decal set!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:24 pm 
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I would say it is a 97 STS-2. Nice bike, great deal!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:44 pm 
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I think you are correct that it's a 97. Here is a Pic of the BB. After doing a little cleaning and inspection of the frame I am amazed at the amount of CNC work and quality of this bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:05 pm 
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Nice 8) !


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:36 am 
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Based on the rear shock I'd say an sts-2. Seat post should be 27.0, it is on mine.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:40 pm 
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Thanks for the info. it is greatly appreciated. I will post Pics as the build progresses.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:47 pm 
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You won't regret your purchase, first proper ride of my STS today was cold, muddy and fantastic!!! A little bit of front brake rub due to slight fork flex and chain suck on the shift down to the granny but hey I can sort those.

Looking forward to your build


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:25 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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You still alive ?
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This is mine , cost significantly more than 200 bucks
Makes a good " all mountian " or whatever this weeks fad name is
Just get it built and ride it ,mas wende cragg said , it's just a blast
Mike


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