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Old 08-21-21, 08:39 PM
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Finished this today...

2019 GT Speed Pro, Answer Dagger, Box wheels/bar/stem/chainring, Shimano Zee crank, Shimano XT 8100 disc brake, Tioga Power Block tires. Time to hit the track!







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Old 08-21-21, 10:58 PM
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Thatís nice!

What is the frame material? What does it weigh? The heat sink on the caliper is cool.

Thatís pretty far from what I had 23 years ago.
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I'm an old school guy but I must say that thing looks fast, BMX has sure come a long way!! Very cool!!!
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Oh ya make sure to lower the seat all the way down, isn't that the way everyone does it these days LOL
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Old 08-22-21, 04:01 PM
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cxwrench - nice build. What are you running for gearing?

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Oh ya make sure to lower the seat all the way down, isn't that the way everyone does it these days LOL
My seat is a little higher than most, as my bike older than a bunch of the kids I race against - but it hits me while pumping in several spots on our track sometimes.
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cxwrench - nice build. What are you running for gearing?



My seat is a little higher than most, as my bike older than a bunch of the kids I race against - but it hits me while pumping in several spots on our track sometimes.
When I was young there was no pump tracks, we had to pedal or we weren't going anywhere. A few years back I rode on our local track and it was weird not having to pedal at all and making it around!
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Been over 20 years. But my BMX memory was the seat was just for putting around between heats or whatever.
No sitting down from gate drop to finish line.
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Old 08-23-21, 10:33 AM
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That’s nice!

What is the frame material? What does it weigh? The heat sink on the caliper is cool.

That’s pretty far from what I had 23 years ago.
It's aluminum, 6061 T6. Right now it's exactly 19.5lb. The heat sink is on the pads, it's a 2 piston Shimano XT brake.
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cxwrench - nice build. What are you running for gearing?



My seat is a little higher than most, as my bike older than a bunch of the kids I race against - but it hits me while pumping in several spots on our track sometimes.
Right now it's 40/16, no idea how that's gonna work out on the track as I'm totally out of shape and only have one way to go...I hope. What are people running these days? I know the complete bike from GT comes w/ a 44t chainring but they don't say anything about the cog.
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It's aluminum, 6061 T6. Right now it's exactly 19.5lb. The heat sink is on the pads, it's a 2 piston Shimano XT brake.

Already done


Right now it's 40/16, no idea how that's gonna work out on the track as I'm totally out of shape and only have one way to go...I hope. What are people running these days? I know the complete bike from GT comes w/ a 44t chainring but they don't say anything about the cog.
I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire. I'm thinking about swapping to a 43:16 to help my start a little. For you using the 1.95 Powerblocks, a 43:16 would be almost the same as my 44.
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Originally Posted by Oldbikenut View Post
When I was young there was no pump tracks, we had to pedal or we weren't going anywhere. A few years back I rode on our local track and it was weird not having to pedal at all and making it around!
I pedal a lot, I'm just not sitting down to do it. I don't sit to sprint on my road bike either..... and the race is only 30-45 sec long, depending on the track.
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I run 44:16 with a 1.75 Tioga Fastr React tire. I'm thinking about swapping to a 43:16 to help my start a little. For you using the 1.95 Powerblocks, a 43:16 would be almost the same as my 44.
Thanks for the input!
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I pedal a lot, I'm just not sitting down to do it. I don't sit to sprint on my road bike either..... and the race is only 30-45 sec long, depending on the track.
I usually get tired about 15 seconds into the race actually I think most of us BITD use to use our bikes off the track as well, it seems like things have become much more specialized over the years. I used to ride about 5 miles to the track, race and then pedal home. I do understand how having the seat lower and clip ons for the pedals would both improve things on the track, just not used to those things!
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Originally Posted by Oldbikenut View Post
I usually get tired about 15 seconds into the race actually I think most of us BITD use to use our bikes off the track as well, it seems like things have become much more specialized over the years. I used to ride about 5 miles to the track, race and then pedal home. I do understand how having the seat lower and clip ons for the pedals would both improve things on the track, just not used to those things!
Yea - it's like so many things, not even just bikes - but bikes are a ridiculous example. Race BMX bikes have gotten so different from trick bikes, dirt jumpers are kind of a bastard child of a BMX and an MTB - there are about 6 major classes of MTB, and let's not get started into all the varieties of drop bar bike.
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Old 08-29-21, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Viich View Post
Yea - it's like so many things, not even just bikes - but bikes are a ridiculous example. Race BMX bikes have gotten so different from trick bikes, dirt jumpers are kind of a bastard child of a BMX and an MTB - there are about 6 major classes of MTB, and let's not get started into all the varieties of drop bar bike.
When you think about it, things really have changed through the years!!

But to the OP your bike looks awesome and like I said before so fast!!!
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Looks so good! Nice work.
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GT's are timeless. Who knows, if you keep it for 20+ years it could be a collectible!
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GT's are timeless. Who knows, if you keep it for 20+ years it could be a collectible!
was going to say the same. Prices for old and mid school GT is insane.
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Looks great! Time to have fun.
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