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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Velo13 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:57 pm

BIGFOOT - early 90s aluminium made on the Gold Coast IIRC. "Technicomps" was what they called their road frames. Quite a rep for cracking, so you might have the only known ridable example.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:53 pm

Velo13 wrote:BIGFOOT - early 90s aluminium made on the Gold Coast IIRC. "Technicomps" was what they called their road frames. Quite a rep for cracking, so you might have the only known ridable example.


Its my urban ride now.....not game to take it off road and test its rep.......
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby christophers94 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:28 pm

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Bentnose » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:09 am

Ah nothing like an old GT, what model is it?
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby christophers94 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:09 pm

Bentnose wrote:Ah nothing like an old GT, what model is it?


It is a 1988 GT Avalanche
Tange prestige - mtb
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Velo13 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:09 pm

christophers94 wrote:
Bentnose wrote:Ah nothing like an old GT, what model is it?


It is a 1988 GT Avalanche
Tange prestige - mtb


I raced one just the same. Unreal!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:29 am

A few of mine.....

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1995 GT RTS 2

1996 GT Avalanche

1993 GT Zaskar
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:44 pm

Dude GT-licious! That's a sweet lineup :D .
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:02 pm

Thanks......

Some more.....GT Steel

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1992 GT Bravado LE

1992 GT Avalanche
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:18 pm

oooh.. I'm not a big gt fan but that Avalanche is horny!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:54 pm

I almost bought a GT Avalanche exactly the same as that one back in 1992.

Still a good looking bike.

Instead I bought a Mongoose Rockadille.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:37 pm

Another shot of the Avalanche...

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby floody » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:51 pm

If anyone has an interesting upper-mid to high-end early 90s frame they'd part with for dollars, 16-19", Please let me know as I have some 737 XT, a pile of early 90s NOS tyres, and a growing collection of retro finishing kit, I would like to do a build.

Things I really like..
-1992 Mongoose Iboc Team, the blue one with the triangular section top tube and loopstays, do want!
-Yeti ARC/FRO
-Higher end steel GTs
-The higher spec Diamond Back Axis steel frames
-Zaskar, Pantera, RTS, LTS
-Euro and yank E-stay bikes, e.g. Funk, Alpinestars, Haro.\

I don't want any broken stuff but I am happy to paint and decal back to factory.

I have this frame at home but its bent and at the end of the day, while I've owned it for 17 years, I really don't think its 'trick' enough to warrant another build up being a mid-range tange tubed LX level bike.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:06 pm

Hey Floody

Have a GT Pantera, Gt Avalanche and a Specialized Stumpjumper (all Aluminium) all arround mid 90's......let me know if any is of interest......

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:12 pm

This is just turning into a GT-lovin thread now. Not that i have a problem with that of course. :D
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby floody » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:55 pm

PM sent Brettels!

Just won some minty M900 STI on ebay, stoked! Now to collect the rest.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:58 pm

More GT Love....

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My 99 GT Xizang....pure titanium....
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby floody » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:02 pm

Wow, awesome! I didn't know they kept making them that long.

I used to fairly regularly service an earlier one (maybe 95?) in raw ti with M950, pretty radical rig.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:51 pm

floody wrote:PM sent Brettels!

Just won some minty M900 STI on ebay, stoked! Now to collect the rest.


Ahhh...saw those.....but too much for my pocket at the moment...
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:56 pm

brettels wrote:More GT Love....

My 99 GT Xizang....pure titanium....


Ohh man that is so nice, that was my first thought when i saw your other bikes "i wonder if he has one of those Ti ones with the weird name" :) .
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:57 pm

brettels wrote:More GT Love....

My 99 GT Xizang....pure titanium....


Can't be bothered chasing up the pic so you'll just have to believe the thing about me drooling. Used to lust over high end GTs back in me STX days...
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:51 am

floody wrote:-Euro and yank E-stay bikes, e.g. Funk, Alpinestars, Haro.\

I've actually got an Alpinestars Al-Mega Dx sitting in pieces in the garage. Also happen to have got hold of an 1985 Apollo Himalaya, and Gordy's Peugeot Kings Canyon.

One day I dream to have -
an Early Bontrager Race;
Ritchey with Bullhorn handlebars, maybe a camouflage painted Commando;
Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy with Suntour XC Pro;
Richard Cuningham Mantis XCR; and a
Early Rock Lobster singlespeed.

Not much of a dream..........
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:55 pm

My 1991 Apollo Comp, partway through rebuild.

All that was left of the original 1-1/4" threaded forks were the stanchions so i got reducers and fitted some later Manitous i had lying around (if i come across some older Rock Shox forks i'll swap them out). The handlebars were made by 'NL' or something like that? I've seen that brand plenty of places before, but they are actually etched on one side with a paragraph spiel about the wonders of aluminium :) .
Didn't have wheels so Exage hubs with Araya/Velocity rims, Trek Big Kahuna front, WTB VelociRaptor rear.


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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:16 pm

very cool :!: haven't seen an Apollo E-stay before.

Looks like a nice piece of kit.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:04 pm

Gotta love early 90's E-stay MTB's. Ah the sweet memories.
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