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#1 2008-05-05 8:11am

fatlh5000
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1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

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1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

Polished aluminium frame, unrestored.

Picked this up last week as a one owner with very little use. Gave it a polish, some new tires, and new handgrips.
This is my first BMX (in 20 years), and is very exciting. Any info, elaboration on the bike would be appreciated.
I bought it to ride, but have since decided to 'shelf it', and hang it on a wall for display


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#2 2008-05-06 8:31am

gtowndan
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

awesome ride! Have one myself . Fast bike, great components!  Those are Spin wheels carbon fiber $399 retail . your bike may be a 1997 , it has a cantilever hanger. 1998's do not. If I'm right the frame should have been sent back for the recall. So its a keeper

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It's just a little kids bike , no reason to get all HEATED!

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#3 2008-05-06 11:15am

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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

wow, thats nice....

that bike right there was the most expensive GT bmx bike in 97....my catalog with dealer quote says $1200!!

sprocket should be black not red..but looks good that way

oh, and it is a 1997 by the way.  the 96's had different speed series decals ...the 98's had similar decals but the "box" decal on the back chain stay is different...the one on yours matches the 97 model

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WTB: 1994 GT Pro Freestyle Tour complete or F/F

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#4 2008-05-06 5:02pm

fatlh5000
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

If I'm right the frame should have been sent back for the recall. So its a keeper

I thought this may be the case. I found this press release announcung the recall;

http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/PRHTML98/98079.html

Thanks for the comments guys.

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#5 2009-09-04 6:06am

Fatboy
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

Nice -I've got a 'Team Spin' too, but I had to put mine together piece by piece! 
Great Score.
I like ther red ano headset!


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Would Trade stuff for: purple paul v-brakes or purple supercross/bombshell v-brakes, 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff, Alliant / Radix stem and stuff, JW and Stiffys stuff, dark blue alloy chainring bolts, white sealed threadless headset,  Pink Halo 24" tires, Torker 24 threadless fork, cool late mid-school cruiser parts.  PLEASE PAY AS GOODS - SO I CAN SHIP TO YOU FAST.  Just say "NO" to Parcel Post.

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#6 2010-02-26 7:10pm

Fatboy
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

Did you replace the decals on this bike?  I'm trying to figure out correct ones, and these are a little different than most I see.


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Would Trade stuff for: purple paul v-brakes or purple supercross/bombshell v-brakes, 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff, Alliant / Radix stem and stuff, JW and Stiffys stuff, dark blue alloy chainring bolts, white sealed threadless headset,  Pink Halo 24" tires, Torker 24 threadless fork, cool late mid-school cruiser parts.  PLEASE PAY AS GOODS - SO I CAN SHIP TO YOU FAST.  Just say "NO" to Parcel Post.

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#7 2011-02-06 3:43am

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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

Nice bike, got one myself. Nice nice nice wheels. Trying to get a set of those!!!!!!!!

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#8 2011-04-05 5:09pm

MadRobFL
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

I have a 97 gt speed series team xl as well and mine has the built in seat clamp and this one does not, its all original and i was about to trade it for a 300 dollar road bike, but after all of this 1 0f 100 talk with msrp in the 4 digits i think ill hold on to it seeing as i got it for only 60 bucks on c-list. tongue Let me know if you know anything about the seat clamp maybe its prior recall thing. I have no clue. old gt's are top shelf!


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#9 2011-04-05 5:20pm

RAD71
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

I want an XXL Speed Series sooo bad. Love those bikes!

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#10 2011-05-11 5:19am

funkyfreshl40
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

awesome bike . those wheels are hard to find . looks good

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#11 2011-06-11 10:00pm

moto510
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

Hi, I have a 1997 GT speed series team XL. I am trying to sell it. where should i sell it? how much should i ask for? I am getting it out of storage 3 hrs north this weekend. I will take pics of it when its back in my hands. TY

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#12 2012-06-22 8:01pm

Lwy2781
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

i remember seeing the box series in 1996 when i was 14. i was looking at the gary turner from 1977 with the welded seat post and noticed the dropouts. i havnt seen them again up until the box series bikes. awesome bike, i have a 84-85 performer and would like to buy more old gt stuff.

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#13 2012-11-15 12:07pm

JB186
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Re: 1997 GT Speed Series Team XL

I had a 97 that had box stays. I believe that was the year they recalled them. I still have mine replacement frame. I had 3 of these frames total from 97-98. One I sold to my neighbor, the other I sent back & I still have the last one is hanging in the garage with a set of Spins.

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