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 Post subject: GT Karakoram 1994
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:40 pm 
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My GT Karakoram which could do with a clean :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:16 pm 
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:cry: My bike feels like a b@stard at a family reunion. Not one comment :!: Ok, it's not kept original but I didn't think it was that bad :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Sorry missed this one. :oops:

I do like it though, I'm a sucker for early GT steel frames, nice to see one that obviously gets used like it should be.

Cool. 8)


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 Post subject: Fond memories..
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Nice mate,

I cut my teeth on early 90's GT bikes..The KARAKORAM was one of them :D

Mine had the purple haze finish, while my mate had the TEAM AVALANCHE in black with blue splatter..

One day ill get one too :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:17 am 
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Some more red bits added (skewers, stem stackers :wink: ) :D and a tiny amount of purple titanium, brake boss bolts. You can just make them out in the pix. Also changed the crud catcher to a Mk1.
I know the pedals aren't that good, but they grip well. The original GT flats I put on it were totally useless if it was less than bone dry.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:52 pm 
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A few changes to the old war horse. I know the fenders/mudguards are going to take some flack but with the way it's been raining, personally, I think they're justified. Put on a Zzyzx stem, bought cos I liked the front plate and put on the Club Roost seat courtesy of Pickle :D And some DX spuds.


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 Post subject: Blimey.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:58 pm 
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Those forks look long,does it still handle ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Blimey.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Those forks look long,does it still handle ok?


The forks are Mozo Pro 4.5's. I find the handling is fine as it's been like that for approx 12 years. I suppose it's all down to personal preference.
I've used the bike for XC, DH and a little bit of jumping/drops(not very big though, only a few feet) and it's taken all that's been dished out :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Updated again.

Forks are now Manitou Splices.
Hayes MX2 cable disc on the front.
Handlebars are Easton EA30.
Woodman stem (possibly putting the Raceface back on)

Next to change:

Changing the DX levers and V-brake for edit: XT levers (black and silver) and a Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 (black).

And I know the front brake cable in the 1st pic isn't attached but in the 2nd pic it's a new Jagwire silver braided cable outer. The rear one will match when I change the brake over.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:09 am 
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Hows it ridin with the fairly modern set up? As in short stem and long forks etc. looks like a good user anyroads, I'm particullarly smitten with mine even though it was cheap as chips, great bikes 8)


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