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Old 04-21-14, 12:04 PM
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GT attack, any good.

Hi I was thinking of buying an old gt attack, not sure of age it has carbon forks it red with black forks and Campagolo wheels and gearing, just wondered if anyone knows how old and if its a good bike
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According to bikepedia, the GT Attack was made in 1998. Bikepedia is by no means exhaustive, however, so that's not the last word. And I'm totally guessing because you didn't post a picture.

But let's assume it's a '98.

It was $1300 then, so it was an mid to upper-level bike. TIG welded Reynolds 531 steel frame = good. Their fillet-brazed steel frames were handbuilt in Longmont, CO, I don't know about the TIG ones. Steel is real, my friend; it doesn't degrade with stress over time like aluminum or carbon does. It should have a sweet ride.

Some internet pics have the steel fork, some have carbon. Maybe it was a popular after-market upgrade? Maybe there was a mid-year version with a carbon fork?

The Campagnolo equipment is probably newer than the frame, which doesn't hurt. Campagnolo ergo stuff is great and easier to rebuild than Shimano STI's. Spare parts are a bit pricey, because Campy.

Last year I bought a '97 Giordana, a $2500 bike in its day, for $400. Just for a guideline on price. I recently declined to buy a '98 GT Rage, basically the same as the Attack but in an aluminum frame, because he wanted $400. I may have bought it at that price if I didn't already love the Giordana. $300 would be a much better price for either GT.

The GT Attack should be a nice bike. Not quite as light as a new carbon bike, but pretty good for a fraction of the price. And the triple triangle frame design is pretty unique and pretty sexy, atmo.
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