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#1 2013-01-07 2:58pm

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well, this gt beater turned out nice

Got a bug up my pooter to have a bike I could ride in ice , snow, rain, whatever and really, seriously not care to the point where I gotta wipe it down after every ride. It's also nice to have a receptacle for all the cheap, knock-off, repop parts I've experimented with. Some nice parts on it, too, but all in all i don't have a pile of dough involved. General citizenry should dig it, it's always nice to draw attention to the hobby.

No reason a beater shouldn't look nice, especially @ 20/20.

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#2 2013-01-07 3:03pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

I think it looks good. smile


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#3 2013-01-07 3:07pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Clean! I have a few GTs on the side of the house looking for inspiration like this:cool:


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#4 2013-01-07 3:13pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

I love that gold MCS stem, needs gumwalls though

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#5 2013-01-07 3:19pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Thanks man. 20 feet/20 mph. Frame was flat landed, hard. Seller gave me a great price, the forks were splayed forward a good 3/4-1". Threw it on the bearing press at the motorcycle shop and straightened it pretty good. Had to do some funky shimming on the seat post too. Lets see, Chop headset, bb, brake lever, spokes, and nips, Guru seat post, ACS clamp, Persons seat, Union pedals. Had a lot of this stuff on a vintage Powerlite I did a bastard build on, but that bike requires a better plane of existence. This one gets submitted as is.

Weighs under 23 lbs. Rides pretty good, I was out yesterday morning for a bit. Almost wiped 3 times on icy streets. Awesome fun. Have a set of odyssey redwalls it'll wear in fairer weather, so much rolling resistance on the knobs, especially at low psi in the fat/skinny config. I can always use the exercise though.


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#6 2013-01-07 3:22pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Looks great. Agree with the gum walls comment though think they would finish the look.


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#7 2013-01-07 3:23pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

ridingdirty42 wrote:

I love that gold MCS stem, needs gumwalls though

lol Yeah, and I need a job. Well, actually, i don't want one, yet. Only thing I bought for this was the f/f, 75 bucks. Everything else was crap I had laying around, and I don't have any skinwalls, so this is what it gets. Seriously, I considered it, but i figured the knobs would rock in the snow, and the red walls actually look good on it, too. Leaves me more money for beer, fast women, and herb lol


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#8 2013-01-07 3:51pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Gold stem is coolest part on it smile


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#9 2013-01-07 4:32pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

erdalicious wrote:

Gold stem is coolest part on it smile

No argument here. That stem is also a poster child for the 20/20 rule. Slight mismatch on color, beat around the bolt on the backside, still an awesome part. I'm happy to finally find a home for it, even if it's the highlight of the build. It may go elsewhere in the future, I originally picked it up for my Team goose. Actually makes for good geometry for me, I'm a smaller guy. I've really come to like Suntour/Brutes as they bring the bars up, not too far forward, and of course they're strong. I don't even need a layback post. Well, maybe on a Goose.


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#10 2013-01-07 4:39pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

That's a very respectable beater.


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#11 2013-01-07 4:50pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Cool, looks nice but I would not use a fork that was bent back that far on a rider. Be careful.

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#12 2013-01-07 4:53pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Capn_Crunch wrote:

That's a very respectable beater.

Thanks man. It's hard to roll like a baller 24/7.

I just thought of another fun aspect; I straightened that front rim by bearing down on it on either side of a saw horse with all my weight to straighten it. Had to do it in a couple of spots, too. Got the thing trued to 2mm runout on each side, you can see it for sure, but it doesn't affect the ride. I figure if I can salvage parts like that it's a-ok to make a beater from them.

Mark my words, I will jump this in a lake, most likely Lake Michigan. Members will be present, pictures will be taken.


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#13 2013-01-07 4:58pm

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unfit4society wrote:

Cool, looks nice but I would not use a fork that was bent back that far on a rider. Be careful.

Well, I ride fast, but my neck would proclude me from doing anything that'll compromise that fork, ie, no big air. I don't see any reason for concern with this as the legs were bent as opposed to closer to the welds/steering head and chromo has a pretty high fatigue point.

As we roadracers like to say, "what's the worst that could happen?"


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#14 2013-01-07 7:21pm

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Re: well, this gt beater turned out nice

Just got back from a proper maiden voyage. 8.4 miles round trip, went to see my father-in-law in the hospital next town over. Variable terrain including about 1 1/2 miles of unlit trail, and a good deal of that was frozen rutted mud. Average speed 11.7 mph, stiff southwest wind, caught it from the south going and the west coming home. Fun stuff lol Gotta do something about the seat post; I lost about 1 1/2" overall height lollol Here's how I locked it up, no lie. Couldn't find a bike rack anywhere lollollol

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