1998 GT Pro Series
Rolling Thunder, aka "Thundersmack"
Who says old guys don't ride class bikes? I traded my ELF Cruiser for this and have never looked back. Credit for the excellent build goes to Museum member Sekotd720. I haven't changed a thing since I got it. I'd love to find some suitable GT pads for this that don't require me to dip into the retirement account, but otherwise it is good to go.
This has been my main racing rig this year, and it gets a lot of attention at the track. I drive it like a sled dog on race days and treat it like a Fabergé egg the rest of the time. With that sort handling, it will probably remain race-worthy long after I stop eating dirt and start drinking my meals through a straw.
It's not the lightest racing bike on the track most days, but it is stable, strong, and a blast to ride. It goes where you point it, and provided you do your part, it will get you there in a hurry. I won't say I'm never tempted by the Dark Side when I see a sub-20 pound carpet fiber astro-bike rocketing down the straight in front of me, but when it comes to performance on the track, it's clear that I'm holding this bike back and not the other way around.
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- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Pro Series
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Toptube length: 20.5"
- Headtube size: 1-1/8"
- Details GT/Profile cranks w/sealed BB; Profile Widowmaker chainwheel; Eastern Sealed Magnesium pedals; GT handlebars; ODI Longneck grips; Tektro brakes w/Odyssey Slic Cable & Odyssey pads; DK retro stem; Chrome Z chain; FSA The Pig headset; Dyna Viscount seat; Redline laid back seatpost; GT seat clamp; Sun Ringle Black Label 48-hole rims laced to DK high-flange sealed hubs w/Danscomp stainless spokes; Maxxis Max Daddy tires