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 Post subject: GT Avalanche 1991?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Bought off Rascal, then built with odd 'n' sods that I had lying around. It's a rider, but only in races and nice days around my folks in Altrincham and my area around Keswick.

I know the red and purple (handlebars) are a little ott, but didn't have any other bits.

Thanks Drystonepaul for advice on routing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:18 pm 
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adjustable front dropout /flip/flop stem
89/90

this is when i first got into this nonsence lusted after one of those
still got the magazines someware
ended up with a raliegh maurauder :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:50 am 
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Cool, thanks Mikee. It was a guess at the age as a chap at Hallam Uni ruled on one of these back in the day and he thought it was bought arounf 91/2 new. God know why they bothered with flipflop and adjustable dropout; my nose would be on the front wheel if I flipped the stem!

Anybody whereabouts this sat in the range? It's made of Prestige. I imagine near the top, as I don't think the Zaskar was about.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:26 am 
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my bro had one of these, upgraded to it from a maurauder :wink: not sure where it came in the range - top few tho eh?
think he sold it to a mate who snapped it hopping off his garage roof!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:13 am 
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that would be the 1991 model. i had the 92, which had slightly different paintjob, had the 'groove tube' and was made from GTX/temper tubing

the 91 is in whats called daktari white... i think


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:38 pm 
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Quality, i love these, and I think I need one! 8)

Nice one getting it built up for action.

PS 91 I reckon


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Deffo a 1991. The catalogue is available in the 'Gallery and Archive' section, and the Avalanche was near the top end of the range at the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:26 pm 
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love these paint jobs, i had a timberline in the same white/black crackle colours, complete with 500lx set-awesome!


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