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1996 GT Mach One

1996 GT Mach One

Rescued "barn fresh" racer with sweet components under the grime

The Story
I bought a lot of nine bikes from a picker who specializes in bikes. I bought the lot because of this bike. He thought it was a basket case because he found it in barn fresh condition. But, I saw, underneath the layers of sweat, rust, and grime a very nice bike. The paint on this surviver was great but filthy. It had S&M Slam Bars and a nice GT race stem, Odyssey Triple traps and a great set of wheels. Game on!

The Restore

Original Equipment on this very light American made early mid school includes frame, fork, stem, cranks and chain ring. Period correct components that came on the bike as I found it include vintage S&M Slam bars, Bullet Proof rear hub, Odyssey Triple Trap pedals, and Tektro V brakes. I added Kenda Comp III Tires, a NOS old school seat clamp that has been stripped and polished as well as new cables, housing and a NOS Tektro two finger lever. The cranks, bars and fork were in bad shape and needed to be completely soaked in vinegar for two days and then polished. Although they came back to life, they still suffer from some clouding in the chrome. However, they were just too nice to ignore and came out looking pretty good. This bike has been stripped, cleaned, reassembled, polished and is now a great ride.


This 1996 GT Mach One survivor features a 100% chromoly American made frame, fork, and crankset. It is spec'd with vintage S&M slam bars, GT stem, GT-Dyno drop nose saddle, a vintage polished seat clamp, Odyssey Triple Trap pedals, Kenda Comp III tires, a NOS blue anodized Origin Eight 44 tooth chain ring and Dk signature grips with Dyno Dinosaur Grip Donuts.


Frame & Fork

Frame: 100% USA made chromoly

Fork: GT 100% USA made chromoly, unicrown



Brake: Tektro V brake with Jagwire Cable and New Blue Cable Housing

Lever: Tektro Two Finger NOS

Crankset: GT Power Series 1-piece chromoly,

Chain Ring: 44 teeth blue anodized Origin Eight (will include original black GT chain ring with the sale of the bike)

Pedals: Odyssey Triple Trap

Bottom Bracket: GT

Chain: KMC Z, 1/2 x 1/8"

Seatpost: Straight chromoly

Saddle: GT/Dyno drop nose

Handlebar: Vintage S&M Slam, chrome

Handlebar Stem: GT alloy

Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Dia-Compe Kontak Aheadset ST-2

Grips: DK Signature

From Wheel: Diamond Back hub (3/8) laced to a 6061 T6 alloy rim 36 hole

Rear Wheel: Bullet Proof sealed hub (3/8) laced to a Sun Rhyno Lite 36 hole rim

Tires: Kenda Comp III style


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