Lockdown Bikes 1990 GT Karakoram Purple Haze + More

Spanky22b

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Loving the Shred Chris.

I have an 88 frameset I'll be selling soon, if you want to keep that one as is - it makes the paintwork on yours look pretty though!
Cheers mate its great having a Cannondale which actually fits 😂
You know me i'll not be able to say no if your selling the 88 Dale 😁
 

Spanky22b

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Nice project. What gumwall tyres are they? Schwalbe?
Cheers, it's currently getting a spring clean and an upgrade. The tyres are Schwalbe City Jets 1.95", i've rode them on the wagon ways and they aren't to bad,you get rattled about a bit with having a high psi though 😁
 

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Just finishing the spring clean on the GT, i love the paint on it.
 

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Spanky22b

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Weird weather up north today it started to snow 😳 A quick couple of photos of the GT in bad light after the spring clean.
Ive switched the parts to Deore DX so the rear mech, front mech and Chainset have been swapped out. Also the front cantilevers are now low profile DX, tyres are now Nos Dart and Smoke.
Probably gonna swap the wheels bacause now the dark rims don't suit it in my opinion.
Hopefully the sun is out over the weekend and it'll look better 🌞
 

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This is my retrobike ocd at work 😁 I had to have the fixing bolt for the seatclamp to match, it's all about the finishing touch
 

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Spanky22b

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Just finished giving another of my lockdown bikes a spring service.
My 1989 Kona Cindercone.
The thinking behind this build was simple, i always thought Kona were tight speccing there bikes back in 89 ie Explosif had Deore ll where other manufacturers specced XT ll on there top bike. So i decided the Cindercone deserves the Deore ll groupset instead of Mountain LX and when i get round to building the Explosif that'll have Deore XT ll 😊 I've got a set of Deore ll Comp pedals for it but they need a full strip down and respray so they'll be going on at a later date.
There'll be two more joining the thread soon, that 88 Marin Bear Valley behind the Cindercone and a 88 Muirwoods both are in various states of spring cleaning.
The GT has now went into spring cleaning part 3, my retrobike ocd has kicked in on that bike 😂
 

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