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1998 GT Speed Series XL

#1 2009-06-14 6:28pm

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1998 GT Speed Series XL

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1998 GT Speed Series XL

Grape-Ade - Custom done GT Speed Series in purple w/Power Series decals.  (Note: Power Series frames did not have the "Box" chain stays)

Here is the bike I put together for my youngest daughter who is graduating from Middle school on 6/19/09. This was the complete (except for wheels) that I scored from "jayoldmanbmx" a few months ago. I bought some new Sun rims to pair up with some old school low flange GT sealed bearing hubs and went with a custom powder coat job through my friend Joe who owns and operates Brooklyn Machine Works (BMW). It's actually a clear coat with a purple tint to it and it looks wicked in person. The pictures do not really convey the look of the powder coat job! Also, I picked up a few other parts from some members here, like the Crupi pedals and polished GT stem from Stonie. I went with a new seat with purple stitching and a puple brake lever, purple front axle nuts and nipples and the last addition, the purple overdrive chainwheel from Toby2D just last week.
Parts & Specs:
• Frame: 1998 GT Speed Series XL
• Serial#: 07988556 XL
• Tubes: 6061 heat treated Aluminum
• Forks: GT Stiletto 1 1/8" non-threaded
• Handlebars: GT 4 Bar Knee savers original chrome
• Stem: GT Polished race stem
• Grips: A'me Mini's
• Seatpost: GT Straight post 27.0mm
• Seat: Shadow Conspiracy slim seat
• Seatpost clamp: GT
• Levers: Odyssey
• Front brake/pads: N/A
• Rear brake/pads: Silver Tektro V-brakes
• Brake cable, rear: Odyssey Linear cable
• Headset: Silver Chris King 1 1/8"
• Cranks: GT Power Series (Show) cranks 180mm
• Pedals: GT Platform 9/16" re-powdered black & Crupie Silver w/polished purple cages.
• Front sprocket: Purple GT Overdrive Chain wheel 44T
• Chain: New school chrome KMC chain
• Rear sprocket/cog: 16T
• Wheels: GT OS low flange sealed bearing hubs with SS spokes, purple nips and Sun Rhyno Lite rims in 20 x 1.5"
• Tires: OS GT Skinwall race tread 20 x 1.75"
• Tubes: Danscomp 20 x 1.75-1.95
Thanks for looking!


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Last edited by quinonesm (2009-06-14 10:36pm)


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#2 2009-06-14 7:13pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series XL

Looks good purple big_smile


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#3 2009-06-14 7:19pm

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Wow!!! That was super fast approval on this one! I submitted it this afternoon and went for a ride then I came back and here it is in the museum already! yikes

Hobbes - thanks for the props man. I'm giving this to my daughter this coming Friday as a graduation gift and she doesn't yet know it's for her. wink Trying to find a nice big purple bow to put on it Thursday night while she's asleep. lol


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#4 2009-06-14 7:48pm

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SWEET bike!!! Make sure you get her a bike lock too!


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#5 2009-06-14 7:49pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series XL

LOOKS SICK , THE PURPLE IS AWESOME , I HAD TO ADD TO MY FAVORITES LIST !!!

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#6 2009-06-14 8:05pm

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cool Niiiiice!

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#7 2009-06-14 8:21pm

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Thanks for the tip Mike...I think I will! lol Thanks for the compliments and the Fave! wink


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#8 2009-06-14 8:23pm

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i love this bike, bro.  i typically wouldn't give purple a second look - but DAYUM.  that's REALLY sweet. cool


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#9 2009-06-14 8:28pm

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furious_01 wrote:

i love this bike, bro.  i typically wouldn't give purple a second look - but DAYUM.  that's REALLY sweet. cool

Furious - I know! When I first saw this color on a MTB in my friend's shop, my jaw dropped!!! I was originally thinking of going with the OG Hutch Hollywood lavendar, but I immediately knew then what color to do her bike in and I'm glad it turned out as nice as it did. She doesn't know it's hers yet, but she sure loves it and was so interested, she asked me a bunch of questions when I was putting it together!

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#10 2009-06-14 8:42pm

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super sick, the color is off the chain, she will be stoked for sure.

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#11 2009-06-14 10:06pm

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those chain stays are a work of art.


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#12 2009-06-14 10:25pm

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dioisradical wrote:

those chain stays are a work of art.

Yep...reminds me of the swingarm on my old Ninja motorcycles. I wish they had kept this design for their current models.


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#13 2009-06-15 2:26am

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series XL

looks absolutely sick! cool

btw, are you sure its a speed series? i noticed it doesnt have an integrated seatpost clamp,
which leads me to believe its a power series...
my 98 speed series has the integrated clamp... check it out in my bikes.


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#14 2009-06-15 7:20am

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nintendoninja wrote:

looks absolutely sick! cool

btw, are you sure its a speed series? i noticed it doesnt have an integrated seatpost clamp,
which leads me to believe its a power series...
my 98 speed series has the integrated clamp... check it out in my bikes.

Thanks for the compliments and yeah, I'm sure. What you have is the Speed Series Team. The team model is the only one that comes with the integrated clamp, but the speed series is the only one with the box stays. I just used the power series decals due to the color of the set, which I felt went better than the yellow & red.

BTW, I love your Speed Series too. I saw yours while building this one up and I was immediately impressed! I especially like the restored seat; great job with that!

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#15 2009-06-15 5:34pm

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that is one sick build   best looking g.t. series on the muse.    nice build  love this one  and i too just added it to my fave


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#16 2009-06-15 9:13pm

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Thanks Jay! It wouldn't have been possible without you! big_smile


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#17 2009-06-18 10:08pm

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Fav-ed for sure!


Excellect work on this Speed Series!
I'm pleased to see bikes as clean as this one!

Well done smile


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#18 2009-06-19 12:25am

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that sucker looks sweeet!!!   wink


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#19 2009-06-19 12:38am

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It's Friday!!! Did you give it to her yet? big_smile. Damn that bike is purdy, only building it with love can the outcome be so awesome cool

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#20 2009-06-22 5:14pm

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Duke, olskoolbmxican and ogbmx...thanks for the kind words! I did give it to her Friday and she was completely stoked!!! I was so excited to give it to her that I totally forgot to take pictures!!! lol The weather has been so crappy here lately, that she hasn't had an opportunity to take it for a ride yet, but if it holds out for this weekend, we're taking it out for sure! I'll def take pics then and post some here.


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#21 2009-07-01 11:42am

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Sick dude....this bike is sick
I love it
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#22 2009-07-07 7:08pm

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Thanks DaleyRanger!


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#23 2009-07-15 6:35am

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SICKNESS!!!!!! big_smile

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#24 2009-07-23 8:23am

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iarejavi wrote:

SICKNESS!!!!!! big_smile

Thanks man! it is a really sweet ride and I love just looking at it!


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#25 2009-07-25 8:00pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series XL

Wow -a real beauty.  Great detail.


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