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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:20 am 
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Yes, That is a 1990 GT TEAM Avalanche. The bike that launched ol GM himself into GTdom. I had an 18" frame just like it. Nice pick Utahdog. If I hadn't been working at auction end you'd have paid a lot more to have had a chance to own it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:12 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
Yes, That is a 1990 GT TEAM Avalanche. The bike that launched ol GM himself into GTdom. I had an 18" frame just like it. Nice pick Utahdog. If I hadn't been working at auction end you'd have paid a lot more to have had a chance to own it.


thanks GM... Not like you need MORE GTs anyway! :P

:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:50 am 
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very nice indeed – the speckled blue one's much nicer than the plain white.

One of these day's I'll find my unicorn ('91 Team Av in Midnight Aurora). :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:13 am 
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utahdog2003 wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
Yes, That is a 1990 GT TEAM Avalanche. The bike that launched ol GM himself into GTdom. I had an 18" frame just like it. Nice pick Utahdog. If I hadn't been working at auction end you'd have paid a lot more to have had a chance to own it.


thanks GM... Not like you need MORE GTs anyway! :P

:lol: :lol:


Well If I land one of these I can complete the "Team" Avalanche collection. Will then have all years from 90-93.

The thing that always troubled my about this 1990 model year Team Avalanche was the weight. One would have thought with a Prestige frame and RM-17's that the bike would have come in at 25lbs or a tad under at that time period but mine was over 28lbs. Huge difference when I went to the Xizang in 1991 with mostly Ti and CNC parts and dropped the weight to under 23 lbs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:20 am 
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I think the stem alone weighs three pounds! :lol:


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utahdog2003 wrote:
I think the stem alone weighs three pounds! :lol:


Not quite that much but we did still have chromoly seat posts, stems and handlebars back then and they hadn't started lightning the tire up much either.


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what's the weight on that frame/fork/stem set? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:02 pm 
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what's the weight on that frame/fork/stem set? :lol:


It's actually not that bad. Of course, I'm used to EWRs! :lol:

I think I can build it to the neighborhood of 25-26lbs or so without too much effort. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:47 am 
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Great bike frame and bits, i remember the 1990 range 8)
The bits were heavy but cromo is (or should be) reliable, cromo wan't always a lot heavier, if you are a tough guy looking for a tough bike then ideal, it took almost a decade to start making trail bikes tough again, after the world weenieing! :D


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