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Old 12-30-15, 05:05 PM
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Finally got my hands on a GT triple triangle frame!

Why are these so hard to find?

And suggestions for this build? I'm thinking SRAM but i don't know anything about it, I'm more of a Campy guy...

I'm thinking about stripping the frame, riding it in nude AL until I figure out what color to paint it...

Scroll down to see the Ebay picts: GT Force Road Bike Frame Fork | eBay
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I've been looking for a 'triple triangle' frameset for years. GT, Shogun, Nashbar, whatever.
Lugged is better, 54cm.

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Nice, picked this up a couple months ago to do drop bar conversion with Shimano RSX including brifters.

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I had a Shogun triple triangle and four or five GTs, but mountain bikes

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I just passed on a 56 cm Shogun Samurai with triple triangle and full 105. Tange Infinity tubes; kind of on the heavy side. It's still listed on the Tucson CL at $60 and with no pics it'll probably remain there indefinitely. It's got the blue/white/pink paint in semi-rough shape. I've got half a mind to go back and pick it up for, I dunno, $40, but I'm not looking to flip or strip right now so I probably won't bother. Anyway, a pretty decent deal for anyone so inclined.
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Of interest, the Hellens or Hellenic stay design:

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Originally Posted by top506 View Post
I've been looking for a 'triple triangle' frameset for years. GT, Shogun, Nashbar, whatever.
Lugged is better, 54cm.

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Top, this one has been on Boston's CL for a while now:

Vintage Nashbar Road LP

Likely bigger than 54cm, though.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
I just passed on a 56 cm Shogun Samurai with triple triangle and full 105. Tange Infinity tubes; kind of on the heavy side. It's still listed on the Tucson CL at $60 and with no pics it'll probably remain there indefinitely. It's got the blue/white/pink paint in semi-rough shape. I've got half a mind to go back and pick it up for, I dunno, $40, but I'm not looking to flip or strip right now so I probably won't bother. Anyway, a pretty decent deal for anyone so inclined.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
I just passed on a 56 cm Shogun Samurai with triple triangle and full 105. Tange Infinity tubes; kind of on the heavy side. It's still listed on the Tucson CL at $60 and with no pics it'll probably remain there indefinitely. It's got the blue/white/pink paint in semi-rough shape. I've got half a mind to go back and pick it up for, I dunno, $40, but I'm not looking to flip or strip right now so I probably won't bother. Anyway, a pretty decent deal for anyone so inclined.
yeah if you want to pick it back up i'm interested! could make it worth your while...
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nice find.
I managed to score a GT Edge earlier this year, threw the 105 group and wheels I had left over from dad's cannondale on it temporarily, but the more I rode it the more I liked it just the way it was.

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Wow. Gorgeous. And what a price! I also want one in 54 please. I will pay the 60 bucks!

Good luck making it look better than mine though.

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@3speedslow @Seabass_First -- More effort than I really can get involved with right now. But @lord_athlon is also in Tucson... maybe he'd be interested in the job.
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@3speedslow @Seabass_First -- More effort than I really can get involved with right now. But @lord_athlon is also in Tucson... maybe he'd be interested in the job.
I understand. I will see if Lord_athlon would help!
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i finally found a 51cm one after years of searching...and the guy lied on his ebay description. of course. the thing was corroded, and beat up way more than he described, even after i asked him questions. yelled at him till he took the whole thing back, and i was out fifty bucks. seeing as 51cm is probably the bottom end of "feasible" hellenic stays, it's probably the bottom 1% of frames made, esp. due to their "so pretty/so ugly" factor. i've seen a few posted up here and there. i'll try to post it back on here when i do see them.
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i finally found a 51cm one after years of searching...and the guy lied on his ebay description. of course. the thing was corroded, and beat up way more than he described, even after i asked him questions. yelled at him till he took the whole thing back, and i was out fifty bucks. seeing as 51cm is probably the bottom end of "feasible" hellenic stays, it's probably the bottom 1% of frames made, esp. due to their "so pretty/so ugly" factor. i've seen a few posted up here and there. i'll try to post it back on here when i do see them.
Thanks, sorry to hear about your bad experience.
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I left my old GT Tequesta frame in the attic of my house in Memphis when I moved away. Car was full and there wasn't any room. It had the rear brakes mounted on the chainstays. It was the first bike I ever bought.
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Good score, and you got it for super cheep too.

I love my recently acquired GT. It's an ex-Saturn Team bike...really a fun bike to ride.

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Originally Posted by neamatoad View Post
nice find.
I managed to score a GT Edge earlier this year, threw the 105 group and wheels I had left over from dad's cannondale on it temporarily, but the more I rode it the more I liked it just the way it was.

Your GT look very similar to mine (above). Does it have a serial number that begins with "SAT"?
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Nice. I just passed an 853 one up on ebay for $350. I already regret it
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Top, this one has been on Boston's CL for a while now:

Vintage Nashbar Road LP

Likely bigger than 54cm, though.
Looks like a 58 at least.
Thanks for the head's up, though.

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Did someone say Hellenic stays?!

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GT Edge

I bought this off the local CL. Even though 4-6cm too small for me, this bike was sooo fun to rally around the local park's paths and sidewalks. Reminded me of my old BMX days. Ended up selling it to a co-worker as his 1st Roadbike.
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Your GT look very similar to mine (above). Does it have a serial number that begins with "SAT"?
negative, 97E042; 1997 Edge #42. as far as I know it's just the 'civilian' version of the team bike.

mine is missing the 853 sticker on the seat tube because it had a crack repaired and repainted down there, according to the previous owner
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Sorry @3speedslow, work has been busy.
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Nice. I just passed an 853 one up on ebay for $350. I already regret it
This frame? That was foolish. (Ok, not too foolish, but these are fairly uncommon)


I have a pink shogun that I've ridden a ton. It's easy to maintain, and it's ready to go.



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Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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