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Is this rusty GT anything?

Old 06-10-20, 09:02 PM
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Is this rusty GT anything?

It's part of a CL twofer, the other being an old Roadmaster, $25. Opinions?

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Old 06-11-20, 01:02 AM
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You could make it work if you had the spare parts already or can source them for cheap. If not, I wouldn't invest much time into this one.
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Old 06-11-20, 12:53 PM
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You could make it work if you had the spare parts already or can source them for cheap. If not, I wouldn't invest much time into this one.
Thanks. There's been a rash of project bikes on CL lately, and while I'm not a wrench, I see their potential and want them built into the nice bikes I know they can be. We have a chronic shortage of bikes here, and OKAY! GEEZE HARRY YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLAW MY FACE! Pardon, the cat wants petting.
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As a basic rider fixed up ready to ride probably $100-125. As it sits not much figure it will take $50 in parts and full servicing, if you had all the parts on hand and the tools ability to to do the work your self you would break even and get very little for your time effort. I would say aim a bit higher for project bikes there are lots of older ones in need of work out there. I would say pass on anything that doesn't have a nicer crank decent looking alloy wheels and LX or better components.
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As a basic rider fixed up ready to ride probably $100-125. As it sits not much figure it will take $50 in parts and full servicing, if you had all the parts on hand and the tools ability to to do the work your self you would break even and get very little for your time effort. I would say aim a bit higher for project bikes there are lots of older ones in need of work out there. I would say pass on anything that doesn't have a nicer crank decent looking alloy wheels and LX or better components.
Beggars, as they say, can't be choosers. My local CL is largely filled with high end mtb., beat up BMX, and big box junkers. Then there's the decent-looking Bridgestone MB-5, the rusty Univega mixte, and the probably junk but maybe not Shogun Trail Breaker. Not looking to make a profit, that's not possible; just looking to rescue some decent bikes for people who need them. And I'm not even doing that, because I'm not a mechanic. {sigh} I'm probably just bored and need to go ride my bike.

And yes, the Harry beast is napping beside me.
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For $25 and assuming you could source some other parts, I would give it a maybe.

First, does it fit you? If not, pass.

Second I cannot read the headtube but suspect this to be one of the cheapo cheapo framesets. If it isn't at least all "ChroMo" I wouldn't bother either.
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That's bottom of the line stuff. Shimano Tourney drive train, tubular steel seat post, nutted rear axle. Not seeing much meat on this one.
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Old 06-11-20, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Beggars, as they say, can't be choosers. My local CL is largely filled with high end mtb., beat up BMX, and big box junkers. Then there's the decent-looking Bridgestone MB-5, the rusty Univega mixte, and the probably junk but maybe not Shogun Trail Breaker. Not looking to make a profit, that's not possible; just looking to rescue some decent bikes for people who need them. And I'm not even doing that, because I'm not a mechanic. {sigh} I'm probably just bored and need to go ride my bike.

And yes, the Harry beast is napping beside me.
I would probable pass on these bikes Markets are and can be very different in recentley were I'm at there a dozen or really top en vintage project MTB's for sale cheapi including a couple with dear head and some DX Stuff in the $100 price range. I have actually gotten a couple of dumpster bikes nicer than the ones your looking at this year.
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I would probable pass on these bikes Markets are and can be very different in recentley were I'm at there a dozen or really top en vintage project MTB's for sale cheapi including a couple with dear head and some DX Stuff in the $100 price range. I have actually gotten a couple of dumpster bikes nicer than the ones your looking at this year.
Sadly, not here. We're isolated, poor, and a university town. Bike theft is a cottage industry here, so nice bikes end up somewhere else.
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That's the very rock bottom GT Outpost. Cheapest derailleurs, steel clamp-style seat post, riveted chainrings, nutted axles. A Talera, two or three notches up from this model, in much better shape, is a $25-40 bike. This one is worth more like $15, since the Roadmaster is worth nothing.

Three $40 bikes here -- https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/...120975111.html -- the Trek 800 is the pick of the litter. Better equipped than the GT and in much better shape. The RockHopper is just a crying shame.
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That's the very rock bottom GT Outpost. Cheapest derailleurs, steel clamp-style seat post, riveted chainrings, nutted axles. A Talera, two or three notches up from this model, in much better shape, is a $25-40 bike. This one is worth more like $15, since the Roadmaster is worth nothing.

Three $40 bikes here -- https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/...120975111.html -- the Trek 800 is the pick of the litter. Better equipped than the GT and in much better shape. The RockHopper is just a crying shame.
The grey bike looks like it has some potential also nicer looking late 80's Aluminum frame can't Id the brand or model from the one pic but this one would also be a much better build candidate than the GT and was likely very nice close to top end bike ounce.

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Looks like it could be re-purposed well
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