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 Post subject: '91 Karakoram
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:36 am 
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Recent purchase from eBay in a terrible state - I've cleaned it up & put on new bits all round so I can ride it - now the hunt for period stuff begins...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:13 am 
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Nice find – got the same model in that years other colour (black with dark blue flecks and streaks). Same frame as my old, and long-since stolen, Tequesta. These frames ride really well and can put up with a lot.

Enjoy 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:22 am 
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Thanks Crayons - you're right about them putting up with a lot - I had one in '92 and raced it for a season - damn it's heavy but definitely tough!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:47 am 
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Crayons wrote:
Nice find – got the same model in that years other colour (black with dark blue flecks and streaks). Same frame as my old, and long-since stolen, Tequesta. These frames ride really well and can put up with a lot.

Enjoy 8)


have you still got the avalanche, crayons?

hows the stem holding out?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:56 am 
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looks tidy. i miss mine


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:22 pm 
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SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
Crayons wrote:
Nice find – got the same model in that years other colour (black with dark blue flecks and streaks). Same frame as my old, and long-since stolen, Tequesta. These frames ride really well and can put up with a lot.

Enjoy 8)


have you still got the avalanche, crayons?

hows the stem holding out?


The Avalanche is still going strong mate – as is the stem. In fact it was the Avalanche (with stem) that was my chosen weapon of choice for my South West C2C

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=#467082

Long-live the GTs :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:27 pm 
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Stunning bike. One of these went for just over 40 Euros on ebay.de yesterday. Almost placed a bid..... :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Looks nice. 8)


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 Post subject: GT
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:32 pm 
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Looks pretty good as it stands - I've been collecting period parts for my 91 Kara F&F for about 8 months now, lucked into a hoard of period NOS Shimano stuff, so am almost done. Biggest issue I've had is sourcing the period GT saddle... haven't seen a single decent one in all that time.

Depressed to see I now have competition for one - good luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:40 pm 
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You could always go for a Selle San Marco Regal – the shape (and the big brass rivets) are more or less identical to the higher-spec leather saddles fitted to the Avalanche and above in '91

From what I remember the Karakoram had the same saddle as my old Tequesta (a fairly basic gel-filled jobbie with GT on the nose) – the Regal is a much better substitute


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