1998 GT Speed Series Team XL
ALUMINUM MASTERPIECE!! THE WELDS ON THIS BIKE ARE LIKE SILVER DIMES STACKED UP!!! ABSOLUTELY BEUTIFUL BIKE
I bought this bike on 08/03/2012, took me about a month to complete, 09/05/2012, and quite happy with the outcome.
I acquired a complete bike, with some decently good parts already on it. Frame was in great condition, stickers were good and complete. I stripped her down, completely polished her up, and rebuilt what you see. But I decided to add some other parts to make it a 90's era racing machine. With the innovation, technology and creativity that brought some cool parts for the time. Whether good, bad or otherwise, Here she is!!
Frame: 1998 GT SPEED SERIES TEAM MODEL XL
Forks: Brand X w/Red anno top (also have original forks)
Bars: Answer Expert Power Bend Aluminum hand polished
Stem: Unknown Polished (still undecided on style to use)
Headset: AHeadset Red
Seat: GT Speed Series covered in Grey Tweed
SeatPost: Brand X
Seat Clamp: Intergrated into Frame (Team Model)
Cranks: Techniques 3 Piece 181mm Fully Polished w/custom Red Lettering and Bolts
BB: American Sealed all aluminum w/spindle
Chainwheel: GT 45 Tooth w/Red bolts
Chain: KMC Z chain w/Red pins
Chain Tensioner: Red Aluminum
Pedals: DK Maltese Crosses
Brake Lever: Magura Raceline painted Red and customized the lever & Polished
Brakes: Magura Raceline Hydro Evolution Painted Red
I changed a few parts on the bike. Got some Fetish Carbon Fiber forks. I thought they would go well with the Nuke Proof Carbon Fiber hubs. Still unsure about them?? I put my Original GT stem back on, and Speed Series seat. Also was able to find a hard to find FSA Orbit 3D headset. Absolutely love this headset, spins amazingly smooth, and looks sick!! I have a set of Araya Super 7X wheels with GT Mohawk sealed hubs I may put on this. Just up in the air on keeping forks on, if not, may put those wheels on. LMK whatcha think.
FSA Orbit 3D headset sealed
Fetish Carbon Fiber forks
Submitted by anjudoknow
- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Speed Series Team XL
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1-1/8"
- Details Bike has ALL ORIGINAL TEAM SERIES DECALS and Integrated Seat Clamp. From referancing all other like bikes on this site with same like Serial #, Integrated Seat clamp and Decals. Makes this bike a Team Model