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Hey guys, I have seen that some of you here are GT lovers so was after some advice.
Today I picked up a GT RTS-2 for a $100, It is running Shimano Deore LX allround, except for the Rear Mech (cheap shimano) and the rear brake (cheap V-brake).
As you can see the paint work is pretty bad.
Cantilever front brake
Tektro V-Brake at rear
Deore LX Front Mech
Unknown Rear Mech (worth getting a deore lx rear mech?)
Shimano Hyperdrive-C (needs replacing)
Deore LX Thumbshifters (anyone know anything about the brake levers?)
So anyway, was wondering if anyone knows much about the bike? No idea how old it is. If it is worth keeping and fixing up or selling for parts.
Any info would be awesome.
So it's been a while with this bike sitting around doing a whole lot of nothing. I had 2 weeks off and finally got around to doing something with the bike.
I orignally thought I would strip it all back and polish it up but the amount of nooks and crannies made it near on impossible to get to everything.
After I stripped most of it back
and then polished some of it.
there was also alot of deep scratches and dings that made it look average when stripped bare.
I eventually decided to take it to a powdercoater and got it powder coated and this is the finished product!
I have purchased some parts and I'm waiting on their arrival. Eventually the bike is going to be a mixture of Deore LX/XT.
I was thinking about buying sum gumwall tyres for the orignal sort of look. I'm also chasing some decals and possibly a period spec stem/handlebars/saddle
I previously owned an RTS-3 around 1994 model.
There was a manufacturing defect and my front triangle was replaced under warranty, apparently suspension mount holes were drilled off centre which resulted early wear of shims in suspension mounts.
Whilst my original front triangle was in the shop getting examined for warranty my bottom bracket disappeared and i had to purchase another at a "so called discount rate" in order to get bike operational.
I got out of riding regularly and stupidly the bike ended up being stored inverted which resulted in the elastomers in the forks drying out and collapsing.
I searched high and low for a set of forks which took a V brake, but alas disk brakes were the craze by then and i came up empty handed.
I disposed of the bike at the tip and happened to visit a bike shop in a out of the way suburb one day and there was a set of Judy forks with V brake mounts
Im in my 40"s now and ride a Merida Full suspension, to be honest i don't miss my GT, the technology is too far gone for me.
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