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Old 12-27-06, 09:52 PM   #1
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GT GTB - A good racing frame / what is it worth?

Anybody know any info on the GT GTB? How are they in over all quality? I've had some trouble looking for them on the net - not really finding a lot of info. Also, what is a used / but good condition one worth? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-27-06, 10:55 PM   #2
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I have one so I can tell you a little bit about them. The ride is stiff and a bit harsh, but I guess you probably know that since it is an aluminium frame. The welds are not the prettiest I have ever seen, in fact, the welds around the BB are a little ugly, but it is a quality build and there are no creaks or groans from the frame. The drops are aluminium and don't have steel inserts, so that might be a problem if you switch out your wheels a lot. It takes a 1 inch fork, 27.2 seatpost. Hrm, what else? Oh, I guess the value on the frame/fork that I have seen on ebay for a used one is usually around 350$USD or so with full bikes hitting about 600$USD depending on the groupo. Anything else you can think of that you might need to know? I can take some close-ups of any part of the frame you like.



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Old 12-27-06, 11:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Is it drilled for brakes? I want to use this on the velodrome. Not on the street. Is there anything else that you could compare it to? $350 seems pretty cheap for a quality frame. So would you say that this thing is quality? Or just basic entry level? Thanks again!
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Old 12-27-06, 11:03 PM   #4
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Just so you know, I've seen that on Velospace, and I've always thought it was a nice lookin' bike.
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Old 12-27-06, 11:11 PM   #5
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Just so you know, I've seen that on Velospace, and I've always thought it was a nice lookin' bike.
Thanks, that is much appreciated since I kinda pieced it together on my own

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Thanks for the info! Is it drilled for brakes? I want to use this on the velodrome. Not on the street. Is there anything else that you could compare it to? $350 seems pretty cheap for a quality frame. So would you say that this thing is quality? Or just basic entry level? Thanks again!
I don't have the original fork on mine but the rear is definitely not drilled for brakes but I think that the original fork was drilled. I would guess that the GTB was GT's entry level track bike but yeah, it is meant for the velodrome so it has fairly tight geometry. My fork is a TT fork and is drilled; were it a true track fork, the bike would have much tighter geometry. There were two GT track bikes and the Pulse is a great velodrome bike. From what I understand, the GTB has the same geometry but is 7005 aluminium while the Pulse was Easton aluminium, of a grade very high, the name escapes me at the moment.

Here is the link to a recent Pulse auction that someone got a great deal on, maybe the GTB is worth less than the 350$USD I had guessed at in my first post: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...7169&rd=1&rd=1
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Old 12-27-06, 11:12 PM   #6
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Dang, that is a nice looking bike. Glad you took advantage of the 1" and used the Alter.
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One thing I should also mention that, if asked to describe the ride of my GTB, I would use the word "nimble". That is how it feels on the street. I have my rear wheel all the way forward in the drops, so maybe that shorter wheelbase gives me this feeling but yeah, nimble is what this thing is. Fast too

Also, there an eBayer who has a bunch of Pulse bikes in the box complete with a Dura Ace track group that he often lists at a BIN of 1050$USD; search finished auctions and you can probably find one and see if he has any left to sell.

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Old 12-30-06, 01:40 PM   #8
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I'm looking at getting a GT frame. Anyone have a link to a site that list the geometry?
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^^^It hasn't been in production in a while and I don't know of any sites with the geometry, though they may exist.

The GTB is drilled for a front brake. I believe they came with nice Sugino 75 cranks and pretty junky Suzue basic wheels stock. I bought one built like this for $425 in very good condition. The frames do usually go for $300-$400 on eBay, I think I sold mine for $325 for the frame.
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One thing I should also mention that, if asked to describe the ride of my GTB, I would use the word "nimble". That is how it feels on the street. I have my rear wheel all the way forward in the drops, so maybe that shorter wheelbase gives me this feeling but yeah, nimble is what this thing is. Fast too

Also, there an eBayer who has a bunch of Pulse bikes in the box complete with a Dura Ace track group that he often lists at a BIN of 1050$USD; search finished auctions and you can probably find one and see if he has any left to sell.
I just bought the 52 pulse from that guy with dura ace group.
it does seem fast.
not sure why it feels faster than my bridgestone but it does.
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^Could you pm me his email? I can't contact him through ebay.
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Old 12-30-06, 07:25 PM   #12
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I would kill for a 60cm or 61cm GT Pulse. They're soooo sexy. (Hint: if you know of one for sale, let me know PLEASE.)

If I ever get a custom track frame, I'll probably have it made to look like a GT.
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i got gtb( not pulse) 60 cm...dont kill me.
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I have a 63cm GTB, it's good for being unique but not much else. Heavy for aluminum (6.5lbs with fork) and unnecessarily harsh on the road.

How much does the Pulse weigh?
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i got gtb( not pulse) 60 cm...dont kill me.
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I love the look of those frames.

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I have a 63cm GTB, it's good for being unique but not much else. Heavy for aluminum (6.5lbs with fork) and unnecessarily harsh on the road.
Any Chance you'd be willing to part with it for a reasonable price?
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Wow, what a difference 2 years makes! My post up above has changed a hell of a lot....GTB frames alone on eBay get close to $600, it would last 30 seconds at $350. I'd say a whole bike would fetch close to $1000 with the proper description and photos. Funny.
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here is one that looks pretty good.

http://cgi.ebay.com/GT-Pulse-58cm-Tr...QQcmdZViewItem
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Please do not confuse this Pulse frame with the GTB (Generic Track Bike) frame. The GTB was built in China using an inferior alloy and welding quality. That being said the price between both complete bikes when offered in 1998 was over 1400.00. <-
is this true??
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how do you like that fork?
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http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ulse&Type=bike

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...TB-1&Type=bike

...looks like the seller did some homework. But who knows really. Those prices might not be accurate.
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Please do not confuse this Pulse frame with the GTB (Generic Track Bike) frame. The GTB was built in China using an inferior alloy and welding quality. That being said the price between both complete bikes when offered in 1998 was over 1400.00. <-
is this true??
Horse****.

A complete GTB went for about $700, the Pulse was about $1200.

The only difference in the frames was the GTB used 7005 while the Pulse used Easton.
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Horse****.

A complete GTB went for about $700, the Pulse was about $1200.

The only difference in the frames was the GTB used 7005 while the Pulse used Easton.
and the worksmanship/where it was made.
The GTB's and Pulse's I've seen have had significant differences in weld quality (appearance wise at least) and I was under the impression Pulse's were made in the good ole US of A (not that I care too much)
The 1200 dollar price difference is certainly not accurate though.
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Horse****.

A complete GTB went for about $700, the Pulse was about $1200.

The only difference in the frames was the GTB used 7005 while the Pulse used Easton.
haha, thought so. thank you for clarifying that.
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