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Id an old bike?(6 posts)

Id an old bike?OldGT
Apr 26, 2003 8:06 PM
I just inherited an Old GT. I'm trying to ID it. Can you help?
It is gloss Black or was...
The down tube has "all GT terra" on it in White and Blue, and (pink or Yellow?)
It looks very similar to the Outpost from what I see on the 'Net. All rigid frame. Center bolt to adjust handlebar stem. Serial number on the bottom of the crank hub- FC 93043499- I don't know if that will give the year or not.

Rims: ARAYA 26 x 1.50

Brakes: center pull, arms mounted on front and rear forks. Shimano BR-TY20 (handles only have L and R stamped on them)

Deraileurs:
Front, Shimano Altus C-15
Rear, Shimano Altus C-10

Shifter:
Front, Shimano XR50 or SL-XR05-L
Rear, Shimano ST-CT-15

GearSets:
Rear, 7 gears-?
Front, 3 gears Altus C-20

Pedals: Odyssey Svelte Comp

That is all I can come up with for now... I'm sure a picture would help but I don't have batteries in the Digital right now..
Thanks,
Jim
Old Outpost?OldGT
Apr 27, 2003 6:01 AM
I found the remains of what looks like an "outpost" sticker on the top tube this morning. If this is an early GT outpost what is the quality/value of this bike?
re: Id an old bike?Eric Hoefer
Apr 27, 2003 6:42 AM
disregard previos message i goofed heres your answerEric Hoefer
Apr 27, 2003 6:45 AM
I dont think its value is very much but i have an old gt outpost frame and so does my neighbor I outgrew mine but the frame never gave me troubles for my riding it was indestructable yes it was heavy because it was a cromo frame (steel is real!) but my neighbor has his and still rides it it has a few upgrades that he made a few years back like a suspention fork and a stem and handlebar set but other than that the bike is holding up amazingly well.
Likely entry-levelMikey
Apr 27, 2003 7:21 AM
Given that the components are Shimano Altus, which is Shimano's 2nd-to-bottom component group, cheaper only by the TY group that goes on Wal-Mart bikes, it's probably an entry-level frame not worth much.
Likely entry-levelOldGT
Apr 27, 2003 10:28 AM
Well...
That's good I guess. Since it was very affordable (free so far) and I'm just starting out. I haven't had a bike in 20 years... the last one was a Takara road bike. whoo boy I feel old
I just rode this one to the shop to see how long it would take to commute. 25 minutes just loafing....
Still it ought to take some extra weight off gained while driving a computer for the last year or so.

Now if I can just avoid the cars....
Thanks again.
Jim