1991 GT Team Avalanche Midnight Aurora - Restoration

Ah, sorry!, here is the link...

Timberline

and here is one in the US..

US Timberline

It seems odd to have to buy another whole bike to get the forks! but the forks on their own do come up very occasionally!
 
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Ah, sorry!, here is the link...

Timberline

and here is one in the US..

US Timberline

It seems odd to have to buy another whole bike to get the forks! but the forks on their own do come up very occasionally!
This is when one project becomes two!!! 🤣
 
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After a week of clear coat curing, I am now able to start rebuilding (carefully, as I like to wait a couple of weeks or more for the Clear Coat to harden properly).

This bike had a non standard stem for some reason... luckily, I had a GT flip flop stem in my parts bin... a black one, not a Midnight Aurora one, but more accurate than the one that was on it...

I replaced the headset and the Wellgo plastic pedals with some period XT replacements.

I've been looking for the GT riveted seats for while, but not seen any. It seems to me that they are a GT branded version of the Selle San Marco Regal (?) Maybe someone could confirm, either way, pretty similar, so I got one of those in stead.

Otherwise, it was, treating corrosion, cleaning and polishing the rest of the components.


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This is where I am up to... quite a lot still to do, including lacing it up...
Amazing restoration! I did or passed through the same process with mine, regarding the saddle: it is a Viscount 2288, many brands use it with their logos, it should be relatively easy to get one an paint the GT logo, as I did but couldn't manage to stamp the "all terra" on it, I know one chap in Spain who has the ribets for sale, still working on the all terra logo for the copper plate...
Attaching some pics of the original saddle: (pictures aren't mine), mine (tutta velocitá :)) before and after. For the time being I had used a Turbo saddle.
 

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Yours looks great! Thanks for the info. I went with. Selle San Marco Regal saddle in the end, which has the rivets and look similar… but I’ll keep an eye out for the Viscount.

I recently built up the original XT/Ritchey wheel set for this one, (I was running XT/ArayaRM20’s, but put them on my American… will probably swap them over..
 
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