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Old 03-21-22, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by albrt
I am building an Allterra Tequesta hard-tail frame, I would guess early 90s but I am not a GT afficionado. The color scheme is bright pink with smoky black overtones and purplish blue lettering. I've seen one or two similar pictures online - here is one that refers to it as "smoked salmon":

https://cocosvariety.com/products/gt...lmon-city-bike

But none of the pages I saw had any detailed information. Anybody know anything about this model?
First 4 digits/letters of the serial number should provide a clue.
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Old 03-21-22, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by albrt
I am building an Allterra Tequesta hard-tail frame, I would guess early 90s but I am not a GT afficionado. The color scheme is bright pink with smoky black overtones and purplish blue lettering. I've seen one or two similar pictures online - here is one that refers to it as "smoked salmon":


https://cocosvariety.com/products/gt...lmon-city-bike


But none of the pages I saw had any detailed information. Anybody know anything about this model?
That's definitely the 1989 model. MSRP of $440 - $480US. 32.3 lbs in 18" frame size. Taiwanese manufactured Tange MTB frame. OEM conponents were SunTour XCD derailleurs, SR XCE crankset, Dia-Compe 993 rear U-brake with XCE cantilever on the front and Araya RX-7 rims laced to Jo-Yu hubs. The one at Coco's has been converted from Accushift to SIS, with new derailleurs, shifter, handlebar, crankset and presumably a freewheel. Attached image is OEM configuration.

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Old 03-21-22, 12:11 PM
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Thanks T-Mar. I just checked the serial number and it starts with T8904.

This came to us missing a lot of parts, so yes I added the other items. I volunteer at a charity shop so we are not in a position to restore, but I will try to do no harm in building it.
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Old 03-21-22, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by albrt
Thanks T-Mar. I just checked the serial number and it starts with T8904....
Yes, that confirms what I previously stated, as that's a Taiwanese frame from April 1989.
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Old 04-23-22, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by purpletrance
This red GT Force build is stunning! That's how they should have come out of the factory. Would love to have seen this build as a YT vid. Did you buy the wheel set with the red blades or did you have to source them or did you refinish black ones?
Hello Trance,
The wheels are standard red 2007 Fulcrum racing zero's with wide anodized aluminum spokes. They were OK wheels looking back, but nothing special except for the color.
Happy trails.
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Old 04-27-22, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by joesch
Reviving thread after a few months of quiet ...
My GT Backwoods Mountain Bike.
Love the ride and the classic looks.
A few of the components:
- Rare twisted spoke built Araya wheels size 26"
- Rock shox front suspension fork
- Shimano STX Caliper Brakes
- Shimano STX Derailleurs and Crankset
- Redline pedals
- Bontrager Handlebars



thanks for reviving. Missed this. I have the same gt, originally got it for the parts and instantly fell in love with the frame. Love seeing what others have done with them. 😁
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Old 03-13-23, 10:18 PM
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GT PALOMAR MTB sitting on some 700s
Not total sure which way to go with the build as yet .
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Old 04-24-23, 03:50 PM
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Just picked this 1995 Pantera up, so sorry about the flat front tire. Should clean up nicely and be a fun ride. I love how they believed in such flattened out stems back in those days.

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Old 04-25-23, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by velomateo
Mine isn't a Force, it is a custom team frame - but since it's steel it would be sort of an Edge model. I was just poking a little fun...we do need a thread for the GT's.

Here's mine...again

stunning and rare bike
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Old 07-21-23, 06:33 PM
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finally got the Palomar together

Now for a hurtle down the hill
Should be fun ~!
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Old 08-06-23, 06:09 PM
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Can someone tell me what year this bike is? Thanks.



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Old 08-06-23, 07:07 PM
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My 1995 Tequesta after powdercoating (Ral chocolate brown). Still needs cables etc.

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My 1995 Tequesta after powdercoating (Ral chocolate brown). Still needs cables etc.

gorgeous!!
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Old 08-24-23, 09:08 AM
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Picked this up for free several weeks ago- I think it's a 1996 (color is a blueish green (maybe dark teal?) satin finish).
Looks like it's all original, like new except for a few paint scratches and a little corrosion on the stem.


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Old 09-26-23, 11:35 PM
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Here's mine...

95 or 96 Karakoram. It came into the co-op without a seatpost. I swapped out the original straight bars for some no-name aluminum North Roads that were in the bin-o'-bars. Slid some bar-ends onto them for an into-the-wind position, since I live right on the coast, so there's always a quartering headwind. Eventually I swapped the B.17 and Carradice Lowsaddle Longflap from my '85 League Fuji, since the GT is my utility bike, and will get more miles for the near future. Also changed the pedals from the MKS quills from the parts box to Odyssey Grandstand V2s. A big win for my big feet.

Long-term plan is for a black Brooks Flyer, Carradice Camper Longflap, some gearing changes, and probably drop bars, but for now, me likey.

As first built, with mostly parts from my box-o'-bike-stuff:


Brooks & Carradice:


It rides really nice.


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Old 09-27-23, 04:10 AM
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Here’s an updated (non-photobucket) pic. Made this photo my screen saver at work a while back, and now every time i log in, I wish I never sold it.
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Old 09-27-23, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by velomateo

Here’s an updated (non-photobucket) pic. Made this photo my screen saver at work a while back, and now every time i log in, I wish I never sold it.
looks cool!
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