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Old 06-13-19, 08:25 AM
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1989 GT Timberline Saved

Good morning!

I live in Burnaby BC, Canada but have a summer place (trailer) in Birch Bay (Blaine, Washington State). The amount of bikes that get taken to the dump every year is one reason I love visiting my trailer. I've rescued/restored a few over the years, some I've kept but most I've given away for free (or had the recipient pay for new parts), it's my fun time!

The other day a fairly tall co-worker asked me to keep an eye out for a bike that would work for him, after explaining he already had a mid 90's Specialized Stumpjumper that was way to small for him and remembering a large blue GT I had scavenged a nice RD and seatpost from the weekend before I got an idea to go back and pluck the GT frame/fork/bike specific parts from the dump and use his Specialized as a donor bike as it had some nice old XT/LX parts & wheels, etc. Spent $50 on paint, cables & tires (I gave him a deal on the Kendas as I didn't want them anymore and are almost new), about 20 hours labour. I had an idea to pick a rattle can color as close as possible to the original color, then carefully mask the decals (basically saving the original decals).

The bike rides sooo nice! And I'm saving the planet right?

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Old 06-13-19, 08:32 AM
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neat idea about painting around the original decals! & perfectly executed! well done sir!
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good looking period matchy parts
but saddle doe...
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Old 06-17-19, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
good looking period matchy parts
but saddle doe...
Yes, not the best saddle alright, unfortunately saddles are rarely found in good shape with these dumpster dives and this is the best option the recipient could provide without forking out more money

Not the most comfortable either, let's see how long he lasts with it (LOL!)
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Nice find!
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That looks neat. Burnaby is a beautiful city, too!
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