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GT Bravado LE - A cardinal sin?

Old 06-30-22, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by flipchip
Actually I think the wheel was built up "wrong". The hub and rim are in opposing directions, at least relative to the back wheel. I haven't touched it much since purchasing it from the original owner.
Well, whatever you decide to do, have some fun with it!
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I know I'm REALLY late to the party on this one, but my first mountain bike in 1993 was an original 16" Bravado LE in Team Scream colors that was too small for me, so I sold it. I have for many years tried to find one in 18" out of nostalgia, without any luck. They are rare to someone looking or one, so I'm really hoping that it wasn't stripped and repainted. They were all hand masked and painted from the factory, so you don't see too many of them in that scheme. I hope it survived... looks like it was an 18" frame, too.

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Keep the bike as is and get the matching team jersey! Total 90's style.
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Another idea: If you like riding it on the street-oriented tires, consider switching over to something with similar tread, but with nice, new tanwalls. I've always felt that tanwalls suit silver rims much better -- they seem to make the silver rims fade into the background, so to speak -- unless, of course, those 'whitewalls' on your tires are some kind of reflective material and you want to retain them for that reason.

I'm in the same camp as everyone else who thinks you should keep the original paint intact. Yeah, maybe it's not the most collectible bike in the world, but to anyone in the know, a homemade paintjob will detract from both the look and the value of this nice bike.
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