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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:17 pm 
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Hi guys new to this site thought I'd post a few pics of my reguild of a NOS GT Bravado Reynolds Frame. It might not be to everyones taste but I LIKE IT


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:19 pm 
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Couple of more pics of the build


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:21 pm 
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And a few more.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Here's the full spec of parts, all brand new

GT Bravado Frame
Race Face Ride ISIS BB and Chainset
Manitou Axel Forks
ITM Over 5 Stem and Handlebars
FSA Orbit Headset
Hope Spacers
Deore LX 2008 27 speed Brake / Shifters
Deore Front Mech
Deore LX Rear Derailleur
FSA Carbon Seatpost
WTB SSTX Saddle
Toxin Grips and Pyrotec Carbon Bar Ends
XTR Cabling & XT QR

I know new parts are not to everyone's taste, but this was a new old stock frame that I sourced in mint unused condition. I thought why not give this 1998 frame a bit of a modern outlook, with modern parts. I know that may seem like sacrilege to some people but I thought it would be a shame to put tatty retro parts on such a spankinly shiny frame. (mint condition retro parts are such a nightmare to source !!) Modern parts do it better anyway.

I have taken a ride since the rebuild and I've got to say that the Reynolds frame is really reponsive and a totally different feel to a 6061 and 7005 tubing.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Before anyone comments I know the pedals are REALLY CHEAP & NASTY Wellgo's :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:14 am 
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That frame is stunning!

8)

Dare I suggest a rigid fork?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:02 am 
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I thought someone would suggest Rigid Forks and I have to say I'm thinking the same. I have ordered a set of PACE RC31 forks from the USA but am still waiting for them to arrive. Just couldn't resist putting the bike together and trying a set of Manitou's.

The forks do work well with the frame but with the thinner standard size tubing the look just doesn't seem right. I think the frame does look a little front heavy. As soon as I get them fitted I will post a pic to see what people think 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:44 am 
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I had a team issue in Team Colours one of these in 14 inch size, they were the top end frame pre Zaskar.
Wish I'd never sold it, beautiful ride, a nice set of Pace 35 or 36 series would look nice and work well or Judy Sl's in yellow?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:51 am 
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Look's great 8) , there's absolutely no way i could build or even keep a bike anywhere near that couch or carpet though, i'd have grease and oil marks everywhere :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:53 am 
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mike_eb wrote:
That frame is stunning!

8)


It is. I suspect the view out of his windows is even better though!


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