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 Post subject: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:59 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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well, after ruining the majority of my fleet over last winter i decided to look for a winter 'take all abuse' bike to use over the wet horrible months ahead, browsing ebay i came across this karakoram k2 with a BIN of 95 quid (so no brainer really) i bought it! The tyres that where on it weren't fit for use to i replaced with front and rear specific Panaracer Spikes which so far have proven excellent in the mud but equally terrifying on the tarmac, hey ho grip is what i needed. It has a smittening of DX all round apart from the wheels which are not original.
Ridden 3 times at this point and i loved it until one night last week the mrs decided to move it out of the hallway into MY shed and bent the front wheel :evil: so im looking for a DX replacement already.
SO until then it is retired until further notice, here are a few pics of it on its trail debut!

Pre tyre swap
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With new tyres
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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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That is a great example. Nice


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:34 pm 
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Thats a nice one. Looks a bit on the large size for you.

If you ever decide to sell....please let me know.

Cheers
Martin


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:36 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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You would be correct there Martin it is a large frame and alot bigger than my other bikes, that been said reach isn't so much of a problem and with the seat down low it handles quite well. If it's testing period over the winter turns sour for me I'll message you before I put it up for sale!


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Glad you got that James, looks awesome in the flesh too.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:28 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Nice purchase!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Nice Galactic Fade there!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:44 am 
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Hi, nice bike!
I have just bought a frame set and wonder whether I can ask 2 questions first of which,
The clamp size on front mech is 28.6 isn't it?
Is the stem 1 inch or 1 1/8

Loving the bike, I look forward to getting mine in about 2 weeks or so, then will have a U Brake and front mech from the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:14 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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ooh thats nice!!! looks too nice for a winter bike though


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 GT Karakoram k2
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:37 pm 
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I remember really wanting one of those in 1991...


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