1983 Chrome GT Nora Cup, complete.
1983 GT Nora Cup
I have always considered the old GT forks the most attractive front end piece ever built. Growing up, I never owned a GT racing bike but I was always captivated by its strange architecture and almost feather weight lightness. During the spring time I was really lucky to win two old school items at an amazing low price. First came the handlebars and soon afterwards they were followed by the forks. My luck continued when I ran into the frame. Although it is not in the best shape; a big ding on the long tube and there is something going on with the interior wall inside the seat post tube, the frame made the needed addition for completing this short term project. I put together the bike using a series of old and new parts. The following list comprises all parts used:
GT Nora Cup Frame and Fork
Tange headset lock (NOS)
Toadstool grips (NOS)
Shimano DX brake lever (NOS)
Dia-Compe MX 900 rear brake with original hardware, cable housing and brake shoes
Tuf – Neck stem
Tuf- Neck seat post clamp (NOS)
UNI Turbo seat
Mitsuboshi/Tioga Competition IV tires (NOS)
KKT pedals (NOS)
Sugino 175 cranks
Tioga bottom bracket (NOS)
In recent times I took the bike apart and sold many of the aforementioned components, keeping the frame, forks and handlebars.
Re: 1983 GT
Your bike is awesome! I also liked the PK. i have in mind to fix the problem with the seatpost tube first and then perhaps rebuild the bike once more with other stuff perhaps changing the color scheme, using blues and yellows. Also, i want to work on a Redline frame i recently purchased. The Redline needs a new coat of paint and i want to experiment with various applications on my wife's mtb before i adventure on my bikes. I also want to paint the Kuwahara and apply a new set of stickers.