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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:29 pm 
Posh Mark
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Hi Folks,

Only my second real build so be kind....

This is the newest addition to the stable. She's a 1994 GT RTS 1 frame, 19'', made in America and is anodized black - came from a forum member here. Although she is a 1994 (serial confirms this) she comes with 1996 edition decals. Haven't made up my mind what to do with these yet.

I got the frame for a very reasonable price and decided to build her up with parts I already have to get a feel for the bike then may go more "period correct" :lol:

Anyhoo hope you like......

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Spec:

Frame: GT RTS 1 1994

Fork: Marzocchi Z4 Coil (63mm travel) 1997

Headset: Onza Mongo
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: Kore (Flat)
Grips: Sram

Brakes: Avid 25
Brake Pads: Avid
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Avid SD 1.9L

Shifters: Gripshift Xrays (clear)
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano HG70 (8SP)
Chain: Shimano HG70
Cranks: STX-RC
Crank Bolts: Stainless Steel
Chainrings: STX-RC
Chainring bolts: Stainless Steel
Bottom Bracket: UN71
Pedals: Odyssey Shark Tooth (Not staying)

Hub Skewers: A to Z Ti
Rims: R: Mavic F: Spinergy Spox R1
Hubs: R: STX-RC F: Spinergy Spox R1
Nipples: Stainless Steel
Spokes: Stainless Steel
Tyres: Ritchey

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti
Seatpost: Currently a brand x post but I have a nice TI USE post
Seatpost Binder: GT


Even has the brake rocker - and before you ask no you can't have it! :lol: :lol: :lol: (its currently zip tied to the frame)


:wink:

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:44 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Nice starting point.

Front wheel looks good, do you have a matching pair?

I think with those forks you could accent the blue, ie replace the yellow/red decals with blue and then get a blue Flite, grips etc 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:02 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Looks 8) , Is it me or does it look super long?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:08 pm 
Posh Mark
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Cheers for the comments.

Not a big colour person when it comes to bikes - had thought about de-decaling it and going stealth :wink:

Don't have a matching rear but was thinking a nice blue hope hub.

Daj, I think its the lack of proportion that makes it look long :? When its fitted with cranks I think it will look better.

As sad as I am to say at this stage, we don't have a bond yet :cry:

Maybe after the first full ride :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:16 pm 
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All you need is some blue grips!

Nice looking build

I finally took my RTS out for its first ride yesterday, and I love it! Comfy all day type ride, you'll bond with it no worries!!!


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Posh Mark
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New Pics :D


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it would have had a nice syncros post in it if you got back to me.


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v nice 8)


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Lincs AEC
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It just needs matching wheels :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:09 am 
Posh Mark
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kase1983 wrote:
it would have had a nice syncros post in it if you got back to me.


Apologies Doug, I've been manic with things since before Chrismas - mainly getting married :D I take it the post has gone now? :?

Again apologies :oops:

How is your RTS coming along?


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