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 Post subject: Is this a GT Psyclone?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:00 am 
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Hi there, just looking at this on a local auction site, seller claims it is a Psyclone but I’m not sure. I am sure however there is enough expertise here to tell me what it is. From my research I don’t think it is but someone may be able to say straight off the bat. The seat tube and stays are curious and it looks like most Psyclone frames did not have a built in seat collar release? Cheers, Chris


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:15 am 
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I'd say no, where the top tube meets the seat tube, the psyclone (or cyclone depending on year) looks all wrong... but most telling while the psyclone does have eyeltes of racks, they only seemed to come with one on the dropout, this has 2 on the dropout and then chainstay ones as well... its a much...much cheaper frame.

I'd even go so far as to say its not a GT, but something else like a shogun or something that used the hellenic design.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:57 am 
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Yeah my thoughts too! All the research I did suggested the same conclusion. I have never seen a GT without the end cap and this thing has a gusset round the seat tube which I never saw before. Disappointing because I really need a Psyclone to go with my Xizang and Zaskar LE!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:11 am 
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Dont we all haha


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:53 am 
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This has been on trademe for months, dropouts are all wrong, eyelets are wrong and a heap of other stuff. I did the same homework ages ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 am 
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Is it me, or does the front fork look like it might have come into contact with an immovable object at some point?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:54 am 
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only thing even remotely interesting on that bike is the front tyre...and that still pretty crappy.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:55 am 
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Johnboy wrote:
Is it me, or does the front fork look like it might have come into contact with an immovable object at some point?

Definitely.
Likely not a Psyclone, but that's an FTW stem for sure :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 am 
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There were some early gts without the end cap, but whether this is one? Apollo used the triple triangle too.


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