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Old 08-15-12, 08:53 PM   #1
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Older GT Avalanche

I have an older Avalanche that I'm trying to get the year so I can search out the specs. It's white with what looks like black sponge prints all over it. Pretty cool I think. I'm trying to get specs so I can figure out whether it could make a nice touring bike or not.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Go here:
http://vintage-trek.com/component_dates.
...and you should be able to figure out what year your bike was made.
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Old 10-02-12, 01:28 PM   #3
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I'd like to bump this up. I've searched all over the Internet and am having absolutely no luck finding out about my bike.

I think the key is the color - white with black "sponge" spots. The wording is in blue. Our LBS owner owned it before me, so I know it was pretty top of the line. At least I assumed so.
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That sounds like a circa 1992 Avalanche. It was 6th from the top of the line. Post a pic and/or the serial number,
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Triple Triangle, black and white spots, if it has the original stem I'd bet it's flip flop!

Is this your bike?

If so it's a 1992 GT Avalanche.
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Triple Triangle, black and white spots, if it has the original stem I'd bet it's flip flop!

Is this your bike?

If so it's a 1992 GT Avalanche.
Yea, that's it! No suspension though. I took some parts off to build up a Surly Big Dummy, but now want to do something with the Avalanche. Thinking about drop bars with barcons and doing some short tours with it.
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What do you mean by "flip flop?"
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Yea, that's it! No suspension though. I took some parts off to build up a Surly Big Dummy, but now want to do something with the Avalanche. Thinking about drop bars with barcons and doing some short tours with it.
That manitou is definitely not the stock fork, ironicly I have your stem on a Tequesta though...food for thought I just converted that Tequesta to 700c wheels without issues, so if your going drop bar/barcon/touring anyhow, that's an option.
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What do you mean by "flip flop?"
Flip-flop is another name for a non-quill stem. They can be turned upside down to give a different rise. Usually, but not always, they also employ a removeable, multi-bolt handlebar clamp so you do not have to remove a grip, brake lever and shifter to flip the stem. The stem is designed to bolt directly on the extended steering column of threadless system forks or can be used with a quill adapter for threaded forks and headsets.
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Flip-flop is another name for a non-quill stem. They can be turned upside down to give a different rise. Usually, but not always, they also employ a removeable, multi-bolt handlebar clamp so you do not have to remove a grip, brake lever and shifter to flip the stem. The stem is designed to bolt directly on the extended steering column of threadless system forks or can be used with a quill adapter for threaded forks and headsets.
Actually... by flip flop stem I mean double ended quill column, the neck or whatever also locks in via quill, it's all tightened with one hex at the top of the column. Like so.
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