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Old 10-29-18, 01:53 AM
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GT Timberline all terra late 90's

Hi guys,
Chris here from Luxembourg. Just picked up a late 90's gt timberline all terra. I'm planning on rebuilding it for commuting/touring. I already stripped the paint and got rid of all the old components. I'm planning on buying some sputnik rims but my question is this bike able to become a 10 speed?
I'm also gonna add some drop bars. Mostly some Shimano XT components. What do you think. ?
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Old 10-29-18, 11:00 AM
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Hey Chris,

Welcome to BF! GT’s are great bikes to ride. If the spacing is 137 you should be able to run a 10 speed. I take it you want to roadify this Timberline? Make sure the frame geometry will work for you.

show pics as you progress!
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Old 10-29-18, 11:18 AM
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thank you
so how do I measure from inside or outside?
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fun! what color? mine was red! I first got an 18" measured from the crank center to the top of the seat tube. (plus that's what the label read) had a blast with it until local shop told me it was too small for me






then I hunted down a bigger All Terra! I'd have to research what size it was tho, I think 20" or 22"


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Old 10-29-18, 01:01 PM
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hey rumrunn I meant the measuring for the size of the cassette but thank you.
I have a 22 inch frame size. It's a little to big for me . i'm 5 feet 10. but I think i'll manage.
I actually already stripped and painted mine.it's original color was blue metal. I spray painted it sand color. Anyway I will post pictures soon.
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Measure between the inside surfaces of the dropouts.

As for frame size, my '93 Talera is a 20" and I'm 5'8", and it fits just right. I do have long legs for my height, however. So your 22" may be okay, depending on your leg/torso proportions. The TT GTs have relatively short top-tubes compared to other frames of the same seat tube height.

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Old 10-29-18, 03:51 PM
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thanks madpogue
i'm measuring 135 mm . So I guess I should be fine with a 10 speed cassette?
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Space should work but, are you treating this like a mountain bike or a road bike? My Karakoram Elite is from the early 90ís, 20 inch framed and at 5í9Ē fits me well.
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Originally Posted by mediclux View Post
thanks madpogue
i'm measuring 135 mm . So I guess I should be fine with a 10 speed cassette?
That will do.
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thanks guys
i'm treating it as a touring bike/commuter
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Old 10-30-18, 01:58 AM
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just love these frames
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decals ?


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thanks guys
i'm treating it as a touring bike/commuter
got a set of decals looking for a home .
Can have for the price of postage from NZ :-)
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Grabbed this about a year ago. Love these GTís, but I donít get to enjoy this. Our son is riding it in college.
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love that color.did you make any changes?
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so how much will it cost with shipping to luxembourg europe? they look great. the same color as my bike
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Are the rear brake posts for canti or u-brakes?

Nice colour BTW!
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got a set of decals looking for a home .
Can have for the price of postage from NZ :-)
man if i can find a set of those for a Avalanche i would be happy. got a 1988 Avalanche needing some new decals!
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love that color.did you make any changes?
Nope, this is the factory color. Pretty much original condition except for the stem.
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New color is great, looks classy. Until recently, the Timberline was my only Mountain Bike, great for chasing my hunting dog around the local timber co. & fire roads. Pics:
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post

Grabbed this about a year ago. Love these GTís, but I donít get to enjoy this. Our son is riding it in college.
We have a NOS Yellow Timberline like this at work, was checking it out today lol
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I rode a grey one in a sprint triathlon. 15.01 mph for the 15 miles. 2 roadies were making wiseass remarks as they approached from the rear, until I nailed the fresh possum road kill.
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I rode a grey one in a sprint triathlon. 15.01 mph for the 15 miles. 2 roadies were making wiseass remarks as they approached from the rear, until I nailed the fresh possum road kill.
This is a local rite of manhood! Don edit (hitting possum road kill)
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what headset can i use on that bike?
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