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Old 03-13-17, 10:01 AM
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And the A group would be scared if you did !

Awesome machine.
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Yeah, gorgeous & handmade titanium, sold to me by a good friend who was formerly a GT sales rep, and I hated to sell it. But I eventually learned that a triple triangle frame - at least every one I've owned or measured- puts my saddle too far back of the bottom bracket and it's harder for me to climb on it.
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I had thought my GT would ride like an old Canondale I bought when the fat tube aluminum bikes first came out. Holy cow, what a stiff ride despite the steel fork. Now, my GT is much more refined, stiff it is, especially when the hammer goes down but just cruising along it actually rides pleasantly but taught. Tracks wonderfully compared to old steel noodle bikes. The triple triangle needs to make a resurrection.

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Originally Posted by brandenjs
I picked up this Timberline at a Goodwill yesterday. Not sure of the year, but I'm finding out it is in the 1999 era. Pretty great shape.
That is in really good shape. Looks like a good all-rounder.


Originally Posted by Loose Chain
My GT roadie, lovely bike, not as twitchy as my Centurion Prestige, much stiffer but actually a pleasant ride:
Great looking bike. I love that brushed finish, especially on those welds. Makes me want to do a better pollish Job on my Tempest's welds.


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Boom.
Boom indeed. Selling that would not be an option for me. I always Keep my eye out for an Edge or a Psyclone.
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Quatrefoil LX

Well doesn't everyone need another tandem project?
Anyone have old catalogs? I'm thinking 1991.

[IMG]IMG_0563 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]

Pretty good shape. Put some used tires on it for now, originals dry rotted.

[IMG]IMG_0573 by lebagman, on Flickr[/IMG]

U-II, thats pretty sweet.

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Bought this recently for small change, a Pantera - aluminium with cromo fork - not too sure how I might build it up.

Suggestions welcome.

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Hey John,

Where is this GT going to see most of its action?
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Not mine. This belongs to a friend of mine and is taking the place of his old Schwinn Moab that developed a huge crack across the bottom bracket shell. I'm swapping over his parts for him and fitting the Girvin fork was the first move.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Hey John,

Where is this GT going to see most of its action?
Mmm, not sure it has to be a return back to being what it was, or a drop bar style gravel bike...

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Originally Posted by eom
Well doesn't everyone need another tandem project?
Anyone have old catalogs? I'm thinking 1991....
There are no tandems in the 1990 catalogue. The 1991 shows a Quatrefoil (Deore DX) and Quatrefoil LE (Deore XT). I have nothing for 1992. An online 1993 catalogue lists a Quatrefoil (Altus) and Quatrefoil LX (Deore LX). Unfortunately, there are no pictures but the specs for the Quatrefoil LX list rear cantilevers, as opposed ot the U-brake. So, maybe it's a 1992 or maybe GT had 2nd thoughts about cantilevers for 1993? The serial number and component date codes may provide some clues.
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Old 03-27-17, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
There are no tandems in the 1990 catalogue. The 1991 shows a Quatrefoil (Deore DX) and Quatrefoil LE (Deore XT). I have nothing for 1992. An online 1993 catalogue lists a Quatrefoil (Altus) and Quatrefoil LX (Deore LX). Unfortunately, there are no pictures but the specs for the Quatrefoil LX list rear cantilevers, as opposed ot the U-brake. So, maybe it's a 1992 or maybe GT had 2nd thoughts about cantilevers for 1993? The serial number and component date codes may provide some clues.
Serial number is T9101 009
No date codes yet (sorry)

Deore XT FD
Deore SLR U brake
Deore LX brake/shifter levers
Deore LX M-560 hubs & RD
Sugino GP 110 cranks 175 length 50-40-28 rings 38t Sugino timing rings
Tioga Surefoot pedals

Has unbranded (stickers fell off) 26'' 32h silver double wall rims with Tioga City Slicker tires. I think these are original, they still had the whiskers on them and were made in Japan. Rims lightly stamped inside 31 11 09k or maybe 31 11 usa.


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Old 03-28-17, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by eom
Serial number is T9101 009
No date codes yet (sorry)

Deore XT FD
Deore SLR U brake
Deore LX brake/shifter levers
Deore LX M-560 hubs & RD
Sugino GP 110 cranks 175 length 50-40-28 rings 38t Sugino timing rings
Tioga Surefoot pedals

Has unbranded (stickers fell off) 26'' 32h silver double wall rims with Tioga City Slicker tires. I think these are original, they still had the whiskers on them and were made in Japan. Rims lightly stamped inside 31 11 09k or maybe 31 11 usa.


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Now I appreciate why you thought it was 1991. I'd also be tempted to reverse engineer that as a very early 1991 serial number. Still, the 1991 catalogue doesn't list an LX version of the Quatrefoil. I wonder if it was a poor seller and the factory relabeled some leftover 1991 frames as LX models? Or maybe they downgraded the DX to an LX version, after the catalogues were released? The component date codes may provide some clues.
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Old 03-28-17, 07:55 AM
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never should have gotten rid of mine, especially after stud tires; brake pads; grips; E-Z fire brake shift levers (complete set); fenders; street legal front & rear reflectors; rear stand; rear rack; pedals; mini clips & a couple of cables


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Old 03-28-17, 09:57 AM
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Am currently building up this GT Pulse Kinesis for velodrome use (if they'll ever finish resurfacing our velodrome).


Funny this thread suddenly comes up. Spent an hour last night building up the wheels and experimenting with Park Tools Spiffy Spoke Tension App, which really makes it easy to balance the spoke tension if you're willing to spend the time checking & recording the tensions. Dura Ace track hubs, Sugino 75 cranks, and the Specialized/Nitto version of the Scott Drop-In Bars. (We'll see what our velodrome officials have to say about the bars.)


And also recently grabbed this Shogun Ninja when the Ebay seller dropped it too low for me to resist. Am compiling Suntour Superbe Pro components to turn it into an Eroica Banzai-Assault vehicle. Was very pleased with the frame--much prettier and nicer quality than the photos let on. Them Japanese had something to prove in the 80's.

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^^^^And the list gets longer!

Nice frame to start with. Love that Pulse as well.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Now I appreciate why you thought it was 1991. I'd also be tempted to reverse engineer that as a very early 1991 serial number. Still, the 1991 catalogue doesn't list an LX version of the Quatrefoil. I wonder if it was a poor seller and the factory relabeled some leftover 1991 frames as LX models? Or maybe they downgraded the DX to an LX version, after the catalogues were released? The component date codes may provide some clues.
Date codes.
Deore U brake, PD
Deore LX canti, BB but maybe it's PB My eyes are not so good these days.
Sugino cranks one each 1GC & 2GC on the front and rear Also has GP on the back of the arms which I goes along with the lettering on the front of the arms.
Both saddles are GT Gel Lite dated 6/93
No date on either seat post or the stem.

My guess is the 9th frame built in January 1991. Sold in 1993 with whatever was around to build it.
Any thoughts on the 26'' wheels. I expected to find 700d when I went to see it.

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Originally Posted by eom
Date codes.
Deore U brake, PD
Deore LX canti, BB but maybe it's PB My eyes are not so good these days.
Sugino cranks one each 1GC & 2GC on the front and rear Also has GP on the back of the arms which I goes along with the lettering on the front of the arms.
Both saddles are GT Gel Lite dated 6/93
No date on either seat post or the stem.

My guess is the 9th frame built in January 1991. Sold in 1993 with whatever was around to build it.
Any thoughts on the 26'' wheels. I expected to find 700d when I went to see it.

Thanks to any and all for help.
Things are getting even more puzzling. The 1991 Quatrefoils were indeed spec'd with 700D, while 1993 were spec'd with 26". Component codes run a range from 1991 to 1993. I'm still leaning towards an old stock ('91) frame built up in 1993 but that would assume that GT changed the wheel specs shortly after the catalogue was released. Unfortunately, with GT now being owned by Dorel, I doubt you'd get an answer out of them.
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@calamarichris Both of those frames are gorgeous. I am now searching for a shogun!

Today I took what I think is one of the best bike photographs that I have ever taken. Thanks hawk!

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That is really nice!
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@calamarichris Both of those frames are gorgeous. I am now searching for a shogun!

Today I took what I think is one of the best bike photographs that I have ever taken. Thanks hawk!

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Glad to see this thread bumped - I was wondering just yesterday if there was a Triple Triangle specific "support group" on this site. I'm not sure I expected to find it in C&V section though.

Here is my 1998 Palomar in Slate Blue. I also have two of the same bike in the Atomic Red - I keep one at the office for my work riding buddy, Tom, and one at home that I'll eventually use as my weekend neighborhood ride, when I feel like doing such. I have quickly become very enamored with the Triple Triangle design.

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Sold this one yesterday. My one and only GT road bike so far.

It was pretty zippy, buy I'm way over the aero fit.

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This is on the stand now about mid-build:



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Heres another, a 1999 Avalanche 1x9 with Magura Hyd Brakes setup
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Nice bikes. I got my first gt as a parts bike. Closer look later changed things. Beautiful frame. Since then 2 more gt's have made it to the stable, with an avalanche making it to the daily ride. I would love to polish up #1 the way the 2 are pic'd here.
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