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Old 12-28-07, 05:30 PM   #1
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gt track bike?

so i've heard rumors of reviving the gtb. i was at my parents' house, unfortunately sans bike. my mom was driving and i was in the car, and we went past a retail bike shop, and i swear i saw a gt track bike in the window. anyone know what's up?
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Old 12-28-07, 06:06 PM   #2
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Damn, I hope so. I can't wait for some college kid to buy a 62cm frame, ride it for a few months, get tired of it, and sell it to me on Ebay. Please put a good headset on it kid.

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Old 12-28-07, 06:22 PM   #3
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i've heard a whisper of them bringing it back too. i hope so. i never see one in my size.
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Old 12-28-07, 06:40 PM   #4
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You guys are delusional. If they bring it back it'll be the Schwinn Madison relabeled. I can't imagine they'd even do the triple triangle frame design on it.
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Old 12-28-07, 06:41 PM   #5
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I stand corrected, sort of.

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Oh you mean like the one pictured at the end of the line in the following picture?



At least... I think that's a GT.
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or Bt.......?
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it's clearly an RT track pro.
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They need to take at least an inch off of that chain.


EDIT: as in: pull that rear wheel more into the drops.

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Old 12-28-07, 07:37 PM   #11
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A - He's on rollers, so it hardly matters
B - Obsessing about chain tension is an affectation of the trendiness
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I was more concerned with safety. He's at the very edge of the drops, and it's definitely going to add unneeded additional torque to that part of the frame.
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uh, you mean the rollers in the background? i dont see a bike on those.
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A - He's on rollers, so it hardly matters
And I guess the aerobars are to make you go faster on the trainer, right?
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I wrote them this last summer asking if there were plans to bring it back. they told me no, but that the 2008 line hadn't been decided.
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uh, you mean the rollers in the background? i dont see a bike on those.
he meant the trainer the bike is on. don't be a know it all. no-one likes one of those, remember?
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I wrote them this last summer asking if there were plans to bring it back. they told me no, but that the 2008 line hadn't been decided.

well, it seems it'd be high time for that decision to be made by now.
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I was more concerned with safety. He's at the very edge of the drops, and it's definitely going to add unneeded additional torque to that part of the frame.
ALSO ITS HARD TO STEER WITH A JACKET ON THE HANDLEBARS YOU MIGHT WANNA REMOVE THAT
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I stand corrected, sort of.

So, back to the subject at hand----where did this photo come from? Is this a new GT that was being tested or something? I like my GTB a lot, it would be interesting to see what tubing they would choose for a new GT track bike. If it has those drops, I might be a bit hesitant to buy it but the blue looks nice. I'd love one in steel.....
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If I was ever to go with a custom lugged frame, I'd make sure it had a triple triangle with lugs where the seatstays meet the top tube. super duper original.... :sigh: only a dream though
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If it has those drops, I might be a bit hesitant to buy it but the blue looks nice.
Nothing wrong with Surly/Sub11 type track ends!
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Rumor grew of a shadow in the East, whispers of a nameless fear, and the GT-B perceived.
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uh, you mean the rollers in the background? i dont see a bike on those.

Sorry, I forgot being trendy, besides obsessing over stuff you really have little knowledge of, also meant the use the correct terminology.

The bike is mounted on a trainer.
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I was more concerned with safety. He's at the very edge of the drops, and it's definitely going to add unneeded additional torque to that part of the frame.
i'm sure the owner knows what he's doing lol
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