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Old 07-13-11, 05:36 PM   #1
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this just hit craigs list locally, gt for 45 bucks

seems like a good buy, what do you think?
http://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/2492870483.html
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Very cool if for nothing other than a frame with Hellenic Stays.
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Old 07-13-11, 05:50 PM   #3
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I think you should get moving
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Very cool if for nothing other than a frame with Hellenic Stays.
Them ain't "Hellenic", them's "Triple Triangle".

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i left a message as soon as it went up, hopefully they'll call back,

edited to add, she just turned her phone on when she left work and they had just driven off with the bike while i was talking to her on the phone,
she was like, do you think i sold it too cheap? lol...poor thing i didn't want to tell here i was looking at an exact mint replica on e-bay that sold for 500 bucks

oh well ez come ez go,

i literally hit the phone as soon as i refreshed the page and that add was there, and the vultures still beat me to it

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Very cool if for nothing other than a frame with Hellenic Stays.
If that's referring to the seat stays going to the top tube in front of where the seat tube connects, lots of GT's are that way. In this case I think it depends on the components on the bike(what model it is) and what condition it's in. If it's in decent shape, though, it's probably worth $45.
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Oh well, it didn't say what model it was, probably just an Outpost...
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If it's a good deal, other people are calling to buy it while you're asking.
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What did I miss out on, what's special about this bike?
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hey dude. your in fresno too?! s'up
its a pretty good price for around here don't you think?
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If it's a good deal, other people are calling to buy it while you're asking.
silly.. i called and left a message and was killing time on this thread until they called back
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What did I miss out on, what's special about this bike?
You didn't miss anything, but it's a good price for someone who wants a commuter/around towner cheap.

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silly.. i called and left a message and was killing time on this thread until they called back
good man.
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hey dude. your in fresno too?! s'up
its a pretty good price for around here don't you think?

Yeah, I'm here in Fresburg. I saw it when it first popped up, great deal if you're looking for a keeper.
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GTs are well spec-ed and built mtbs and a few road models, with high collector appeal. They were originally made in the USA, at least the high end models were. They were at one time the top selling mtb, with numerous pros riding them. The owner was a flamboyant character. He managed to take his company public. He had an untimely death when he was on his way to a race GT was sponsoring. He had a head-on crash on his motorcycle with a pick up truck. He was basically the driving force and heart of GT. Following his death, the board dumped their holdings of the company. The Taiwanese scooped it up.
The 'after death' bikes are still nice, but not as desirable as the original line when the founder was alive.

It's easy to differentiate a GT bike by its Triple Triangle frame. It's also easy to get all caught up into GT fever and buy the 'wrong' model. The post death low end offerings are high-ten steel slugs.
The old ones pop up now and then. If they are in good shape, and that's rare, don't hesitate to grab them. They won't last, seems a lot of people want them.

I just picked up a 96 Karakoram with Rock Shox Quadra fork today. I missed out on a sweet one for $65 a few months ago. Unfortunately, the CL pic looked deceiving, as it was a mess in person. I talked him down to $20. Once home, disappointment set in...the seat post is seized, the drop out is twisted. I managed to straighten the dropout somewhat and will have to verify alignment before repaint begins. But I can only hope the PB blaster works its magic on the post. These Karakorams are scarce, so it's worth my effort to salvage.

If you want a GT, do seek out one in good condition if you're not ready and equipped to do some serious work on one.
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freebyrd1904 you should check this out.

http://fresno.dealsaver.com/engine/S...ductid=2792813

I called Herb Bauer this morning, they said it's legit and it can be used in the bike shop.
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i sold a 1999 GT Force road bike and the guy who bought it was really excited about the triple triangle. it was an ok bike.. lil heavy and i wasn't a fan of the brifters but it was comfortable

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i had that happen one time.. resold it for the same price and kept a stem i needed from it
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Very cool if for nothing other than a frame with Hellenic Stays.




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Hellenic same as Triple T right?


Hellenic stays cross the seat tube and anchor under the top tube. The name comes from Fred Hellens, who developed the design in 1923.
































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GTs are well spec-ed and built mtbs and a few road models, with high collector appeal. They were originally made in the USA, at least the high end models were. They were at one time the top selling mtb, with numerous pros riding them. The owner was a flamboyant character. He managed to take his company public. He had an untimely death when he was on his way to a race GT was sponsoring. He had a head-on crash on his motorcycle with a pick up truck. He was basically the driving force and heart of GT. Following his death, the board dumped their holdings of the company. The Taiwanese scooped it up.
The 'after death' bikes are still nice, but not as desirable as the original line when the founder was alive.

It's easy to differentiate a GT bike by its Triple Triangle frame. It's also easy to get all caught up into GT fever and buy the 'wrong' model. The post death low end offerings are high-ten steel slugs.
The old ones pop up now and then. If they are in good shape, and that's rare, don't hesitate to grab them. They won't last, seems a lot of people want them.

I just picked up a 96 Karakoram with Rock Shox Quadra fork today. I missed out on a sweet one for $65 a few months ago. Unfortunately, the CL pic looked deceiving, as it was a mess in person. I talked him down to $20. Once home, disappointment set in...the seat post is seized, the drop out is twisted. I managed to straighten the dropout somewhat and will have to verify alignment before repaint begins. But I can only hope the PB blaster works its magic on the post. These Karakorams are scarce, so it's worth my effort to salvage.

If you want a GT, do seek out one in good condition if you're not ready and equipped to do some serious work on one.
When did the original owner die? I'm just curious cause I own an older Dyno from back when they were around and owned by GT and just curious if it was built back when he was alive and if it is considered a "desired bike". I'm not interested in getting rid of it, just curious of how much it might be worth. It is a mid to late 90's Dyno Zone BMX bike.
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Old 07-13-11, 08:47 PM   #19
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freebyrd1904 you should check this out.

http://fresno.dealsaver.com/engine/S...ductid=2792813

I called Herb Bauer this morning, they said it's legit and it can be used in the bike shop.
thanks dude i'll check it out
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One of the local flippers has a GT Karakoram for sale on CL, but at $250 its too much for me although its a nice bike.
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