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1998 GT Tour

1998 GT Tour

Ride #3 - Funky Freestyle Tank....for Josh (or Dad?)

We've been looking for a freestyle bike for Josh to use on the freestyle parks instead of his race bikes.  This popped up locally and looked the part.  But when we picked it up, we realized that this is the heaviest bike ever made....made for big boys and big ramps.  Large platform and super strong.  So while Josh doodles on it, it's a bit big & heavy for him at the moment.....but it's not too big for big daddy!  In short these bikes were the best vert bikes GT had to offer in '98 at the end of their US ownership.  US made and top grade parts.  This particular one is a nearly all original factory complete and sports an early for '98 S/N (1197XXXX).  Specs (updated Jan '11):


-'98 GT Tour F/F (Pacman drop outs; 100% Chromoly F/F)

-'10 Odyssey Matt Berringer Grips (replaced OURY grips from first post)

-'98 GT "Hi Riser" Vert bars (Chromoly) (Extended back to original length by Frame Doctor @ Jan '11 update)

-'98 GT USA-made XL Piston stem

-'98 Dia Compe "Tank" Aheadset

-'98 Weinmann Zac 2525 double wall 48 spoke chromeplated aluminum rims, SS Wheelsmith spokes, brass nipples, GT Mohawk sealed bearing high flange hubs

-'10 Odyssey Mike Aitken tires, 1.90"

-'98 ACS Claw (16 tooth) freewheel

-'98 GT 1/2" x 3/32" chain

-'98 GT stamped Profile cranks (175 mm, 45 tooth) + GT Flycutter chainwheel

-'98 GT (VP821) pedals

-'98 GT padded FS saddle

-'98 GT microadjust chromoly seat post

-'98 GT braze on (integrated) seat post clamp

-'98 Dia Compe FS990 front caliper + '98 Dia Compe AD990 rear caliper + 2 x '98 Dia Compe Tech7 levers

-'98 SST Oryg dentangler & gyro

-'98 GT steel pegs

  • Street / Vert
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Tour
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 19.94
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"