Congratulations for your beautiful piece of history. Im from Argentina, I just achieved one of my pending goals: find a pretty good 1994 GT Tequesta. I have only two missing parts: One is a pair of spare ergobar grips and the original seat. The hard one are the grips. Do you heard of any source of them????
They come up on ebay once and a while- they go cheap, so just keep an eye out. The ergobar was definitely the high point of this bike.
This is very similar to my first real mountain bike. I had a GT Timberline FS. It had an STX rear der. and I think the rest was Altus. Or maybe it was all STX. I forget now. Pretty sure the Ricochet was the model just above it. Mine had the Quadra 5 on it, man what a iece of junk that was! At least it got me into the sport something good. I always disliked the indented underside of the top tube, made it hard to shoulder the bike. Or maybe it was hard to shoulder the bike because I was a teenage weakling with a 35lb bike.
Cool build Rob, it's nice to see a complete spec build on a lower end bike. Can I ask why you chose this bike to make whole again?
Thanks Atom, I had the parts, and picked up the bike mostly whole for a cheap price...it was mostly for nostalgia as cheap mass produced hunks was mostly what I was able to afford bitd as a kid from a lower income family.