1993 GT Backwoods

Posted: March 31, 2015 in Bikes
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Another ‘itchy hands’ project. GTs are hard to come by. Found this in an old timer’s bike shop, encrusted in old dirt and grime. Tooks a few days of elbow grease to reveal it’s former glory and sheen. From the looks of it, it had been used hard, but GTs like this can take a beating and more. Scuffs and scratches actually added to it’s character. Turned out quite OK, as metallic green and red were the only colours at that time. I thinks there’s more, even a titanium one that was incredibly not light. Not the gorgeous Zixang or Xizang? but the Tempest. This was $80 of fun to relive the days when I actually had a decal-less polished GT. See menu above or https://chrisgrrr.wordpress.com/gt-zaskar/

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The brand that prides itself on this little triangle. Terribly stiff and hefty on some models

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Stiffening plate with thick juicy welds behind the seat tube.

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Claim to fame and strength.

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Enough parts lying around to build this

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Assembled right out of that puny box. Trying it out just for fun from a box that’s the height of the wheels. The secret? Had to remove the sus fork. Another 10 mins work.

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In Penang, Malaysia

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Dont go riding at midnight in Penang. The roads were eerily quiet until the rains came….dripped chain lube and brake pad gunk all over the hotel lobby….

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