back in the summer of 1992 I decided to buy myself a GT Avalanche, I was 17 and my Emmelle Cortina was just not up to the job.
fast forward to earlier this year and whilst in the for sale forum/ebay plug I found this frame, forks, and stem. I just had to reacquaint myself and build a GT like my original.
I dug out my front canti hanger out of my spares box, and called my old Uni mate Neil to check he had my old wheels which I had taken off my original GT BITD. He did and I bought them back.
I took the bike out in Grizedale for the 3 man RetroBike ride and apart from the constant pinch flats it rode really well (see Paul's snap below).
Frame/Forks:GT Avalanche 1992
Stem:GT Flip Flop OEM
Handlebar:GT Silver Alloy (black wanted)
Grips:Onza Ulles clear
Brakes:Deore DX cantis front, U-brake Rear
Cantilever cable hangers:GT front headset mount hanger (from my original bike
Brake Levers:Deore XT
Front Derailleur:Deore XT M735
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT M735 short cage
Cassette: Shimano HG70
Chain:Sram 7/8 speed
Crank Bolts: Shimano/X-Lite blue ano caps (faded)
Chainring bolts:Deore DX
Bottom Bracket:Shimano UN72
Pedals: Onza HOs
Hub Skewers:Halo Blue ano allen key
Rims:Ritchey Vantage Expert OEM (from my original bike)
Hubs:Deore DX (from my original bike)
Tyres: Onza Porcs (current new ebay available model)
Tubes:Air B Pink
Saddle:Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost:GT Kalloy OEM
Seatpost Binder:X-Lite Blue ano titanium (bought for my original bike BITD)
Photo of my original soon after purchase
Photo of my original in 1994 following some mods
photo of the original 1992 catalogue
photos of my current Avalanche
Paul's photo of the RetroBike Lakes Ride