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 Post subject: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Hi,

New to here, but not to MTBs, I've just picked up my winter project. It's in great condition, but needs a strip and rebuild and a couple of new bits.

Couldn't resist it when I saw it at the bike charity shop near me. I think a friend had one the same when it was pretty new.

Seen a couple of pics of others where the front brake cable isn't routed through the stem. Anyone know it that's a good or bad thing... Or maybe country specific?

Ta!


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 am 
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Nice clean looking bike there


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:21 am 
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Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:09 am 
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hp_source wrote:
Couldn't resist it when I saw it at the bike charity shop!

In which world does this happen? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:25 am 
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Graham_hkr wrote:
hp_source wrote:
Couldn't resist it when I saw it at the bike charity shop!

In which world does this happen? :shock:


I know! Trust me, I was as shocked as you. It had a full length rear guard and pannier rack attached. Plus a good old fashioned bike bell, so I can only assume it was a shopping bike. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:04 am 
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hp_source wrote:
I know! Trust me, I was as shocked as you. It had a full length rear guard and pannier rack attached. Plus a good old fashioned bike bell, so I can only assume it was a shopping bike. :roll:

lol... I bet you couldn't believe your eyes!
Cracking find though mate can't knock ya.. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:36 pm 
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Wow that's a great find, looks really original too. The cable routing on yours is the correct way to do it. Nice one :D


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Said it once and I'll say it again...... GT's best year for paint schemes in my opinion


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Ooh, I dunno - I really liked the '92 volcanic metallics..!

Lovely clean example there though, very nice.


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