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    Is gt going/ has gone out of business?

    Saturday i will be testing the gt avalance 1.0 disc. i called the lbs and they are going to assemble the bike for me. my only issue is the warranty. i heard that gt is going out of business, sold the company or something like that. I even heard that gt will be selling their products to walmart/ target. That does not sound to good. although should i decide on this bike, there is some comfort knowing i would be having a lifetime on adjustments and the price is right at 480. from 650 for a '04 model.i also have a Specialized CX with all Ultegra! Anyone ever hear this. let me know.
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    Pacific bought them and 'should' be honouring warranties. But for how long, who knows. (this was over 2 years ago btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickhead
    Saturday i will be testing the gt avalance 1.0 disc. i called the lbs and they are going to assemble the bike for me. my only issue is the warranty. i heard that gt is going out of business, sold the company or something like that. I even heard that gt will be selling their products to walmart/ target. That does not sound to good. although should i decide on this bike, there is some comfort knowing i would be having a lifetime on adjustments and the price is right at 480. from 650 for a '04 model.i also have a Specialized CX with all Ultegra! Anyone ever hear this. let me know.
    Thx

    Dying would have been preferable to being assimilated into the Pacifica Borg Cube.

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    Good analogy

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    Dying would have been preferable to being assimilated into the Pacifica Borg Cube.
    This may be the first thing I've fully agreed with you on

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    Actually, Pegasus has allowed GT to function in a similar manner to the way it did years ago before it was acquired by Schwinn. While they're not the same bikes they used to be, they're not bad either and I wouldn't shy away from one at the right price. Granted, there are about 15 other brands that I would rather have than a GT.

    If you're so inclined and you're getting a really good deal, I'd say take a shot on the GT; you'll probably be fine with it.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by CranxOC
    Actually, Pegasus has allowed GT to function in a similar manner to the way it did years ago before it was acquired by Schwinn. While they're not the same bikes they used to be, they're not bad either and I wouldn't shy away from one at the right price. Granted, there are about 15 other brands that I would rather have than a GT.
    If you're so inclined and you're getting a really good deal, I'd say take a shot on the GT; you'll probably be fine with it.
    Pegasus Partners is actually the company that owns Cannondale now; Pacific got GT as part of the Schwinn bankruptcy fiasco. Besides that, your assessment of the bikes' quality is spot on-they're still coming out of the same factories they were before. Pacific has been quite good with warranties on both GT and Schwinn products we've had issues with (much more Schwinn than GT).
    Bottom line, if you like the bike, get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo
    Pegasus Partners is actually the company that owns Cannondale now; Pacific got GT as part of the Schwinn bankruptcy fiasco. Besides that, your assessment of the bikes' quality is spot on-they're still coming out of the same factories they were before. Pacific has been quite good with warranties on both GT and Schwinn products we've had issues with (much more Schwinn than GT).
    Bottom line, if you like the bike, get it.
    I guess I was a bit confused. Correct me if I'm wrong (and I very well may be) but wasn't there some crossover between the two companies? i.e. Pacific made a play for Cannondale while Pegasus made a play for GT/Schwinn.

    Anyway, thanks for the clarification. One thing that does suck however; is the fact that Pacific has let Schwinn become a total crap brand.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    I don't recall if Pegasus went after GT/Schwinn (pretty sure they did not but I could certainly be wrong). Maybe you have them confused with Questor, one of Schwinn's previous owners.
    I know Pacific didn't do anything with CDale.
    It sure does such about Schwinn-I have all my Homegrown memorabilia, with one Homegrown and one of the Panthers they made right before they went out. They were doing some cool stuff and now they're in Wal-Mart. Progress.

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    Oh well, it doesn't really matter now. As for Schwinn; I never thought I'd see them turn to crap. Hooray for acquisition.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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