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1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

#1 2010-12-24 12:44am

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1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

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1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Going to be a very fun build, look in comments for many pictures

I'm using Macktastic's idea of the build time line
Update: 3/3/2011
Risen BMX Fork, polished it myself
JW 53mm Blue Ruckus stem, and 1.5 JW Blue Chain Tensioners SS hardware, Redline Brake Lever. I replaced the OG pivot with a .357 Magnum bullet shell.
Update: 3/18/2011
Just got a pair of Answer Aluminite Handlebars, very light
Update: 4/23/2011
Not really a "NEW" item but I've had these FSA crank arms for a while, got them from elf_dude
Update: 6/6/2011
Got my Alienation Bullit hubs **SOLD** Different Hub combo used.
Update: 6/28/2011
I now have all the ingredients for a wheelset, I just need to build it now. I also just received some sweet late 90's USA made Redline Flights from hollywood23
Update: 7/19/2011
I now have a complete crankset, I bought and received a Profile BB and Ano blue Cone Spacers . I also bought some ODI S&M Lock-On grips.
Update: 9/14/2011
Since I've changed my mind on hubs and am not going with the Alienations I bought and received an Infect X-Tralite front hub today. This hub is amazing, hand made Aluminum flanges with Titanium center sleeve and bolts. Made in Russia.
I also got a Profile Stemlock and some carbon fiber stem spacers.
Update: 10/20/2011
Got these amazing pedals from Dark Cycles, they are called Arachnids...again, amazing. Plus they are cheaper than Crupi's
Update: 12/27/2011
Profile Totem rear hub in hands, need to lace my rear wheel now...
Update: 1/2/2012
Terrible One "Gower Power" 39T sprocket acquired! Also bought one for my Power Series as well. Very nice sprockets!
Update: 2/4/2012
Premium Refuse Resist tires, I bought them mainly because that's the name of an awesome Sepultura song.
Update: 2/18/2012
Tioga Spyder D saddle and a Madera BMX Patriot T-shirt
Update: 4/24/2012
Paul blue Moto BMX brakes


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#2 2010-12-24 5:23am

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

nice start! cant go wrong


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

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#3 2010-12-25 7:58pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

These are a sweet midschooler man, I stumbled across an ex-team version of the box series, restoring it at the moment too.

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#4 2010-12-28 1:01am

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

sick frame. i have a friend who swears by this frame. he had a gt mini frame (broke that), 92 gt elite frame (broke that), but has one of these made of easton aluminum that he's been riding for 10 years. truely a great frame that should get more respect


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#5 2011-01-01 3:58am

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Nice a$$ frame, mine looks almost the same, good luck with the build and happy new year bro.

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#6 2011-01-11 7:11pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Thank you guys for the kind words. I still haven't been able to get any parts for this bike sad  but it will be soon


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#7 2011-02-12 6:24pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

i agree with squirrel i know ppl that used the 98 speed series frame for hardcore street and park use and never see them break or bent it.  and the 1 you have here is in beautiful condition.  just dont forget to flip the seat post around.... (its backwards)  big_smile  good luck with the build.  the more effort you put into it the more you will appreciate the end results.  took 20 years to get my pk the way you see it now and my powerlite is up to 7 months yikes


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#8 2011-02-12 6:32pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

I've always wanted an XXL one.

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#9 2011-02-12 6:32pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Macktastic wrote:

i agree with squirrel i know ppl that used the 98 speed series frame for hardcore street and park use and never see them break or bent it.  and the 1 you have here is in beautiful condition.  just dont forget to flip the seat post around.... (its backwards)  big_smile  good luck with the build.  the more effort you put into it the more you will appreciate the end results.  took 20 years to get my pk the way you see it now and my powerlite is up to 7 months yikes

Funny you mention the seatpost, i replaced the Thomson seatpost on my Power Series with it and i had it on backwards for a long while lol then i looked at it one day and was like "The seat sits to far forward, what the hell?!" lol


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#10 2011-02-12 6:35pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

RAD71 wrote:

I've always wanted an XXL one.

This one is an XL, but both my Piston stems(even the one i bought with it) are XXL's


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#11 2011-03-21 6:17pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Update: Just got a pair of Answer Aluminite Handlebars, man these bars are super super light compared to my Odyssey X Bars on my Power Series!
I will keep you guys updated just like Macktastic did on his beautiful Powerlite! big_smile


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#12 2011-03-21 6:25pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

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#13 2011-04-12 10:34am

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

Love those components.  Ruckus Stem and Risen fork.
Never seen them before now -and now I gotta have 'em!


Stuff I want: 2000 24" DB Reactor Team frame ,  Voxom and Enigma stuff. Alliant / Radix stem and stuff.  JW and Stiffys stuff.  Cool late mid-school cruiser parts.

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#14 2011-04-12 12:10pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

i agree i love that stem.  maybe ill get a purple 1 for my grim reaper.  and its cool how you are also doing the step by step progression.  keeps it interesting to see how things changed.  i first did that with the auburn then the fit my most recent was the powerlite.  and just as you followed my powerlite build ill be keeping an eye on this 1.  and so far you are off to a great job  big_smile


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#15 2011-04-12 12:34pm

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Re: 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL

also funny how you jacked iamtheowls avatar  lol


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Wanted: Kastan Uniblade 20" //// GT Megabite tires tan wall
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#16 2011-04-12 12:43pm

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Cool. I like those bars. I have Alumalites on my 98 too but they ain't all nifty and blue like yours. lol


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#17 2011-04-12 3:37pm

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Thanks guys!
Macktastic: lol yeah I had his avatar because of what my little nickname said; "I am the young Owl..." but Owl changed it because he got jealous wink lol
psychoduddycycles: I got the bars from kcmobmx, I'm going to have a cross bar CNC'ed by a friend to match the sorta hexagonal shape of the clamps


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#18 2011-04-12 4:21pm

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You not going to run a handlebar pad? That could be ouchie. lol


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#19 2011-04-12 4:24pm

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psychoduddycycles wrote:

You not going to run a handlebar pad? That could be ouchie. lol

I didn't think of the danger in it till now lol


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#20 2011-04-12 4:24pm

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psychoduddycycles wrote:

You not going to run a handlebar pad? That could be ouchie. lol

Double Post, that took a year to find... lol

Last edited by THE FUN PALACE (2012-04-09 9:40pm)


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#21 2011-04-12 5:07pm

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I stripped the powder coat and polished the forks, nice and shiny!
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Thermal count is rising, In perpetual writhing. The primordial ooze, And the sanity they lose. Awakened in the morning, To more air pollution warnings. Still we sleepwalk off to work, While our nervous systems jerk. Pretending not to notice, How history had forebode us. With the green house in effect, Our environment was wrecked. Now, I can only laugh, As I read our epitaph. We end our lives as moles, In the dark of DAWN PATROL   
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#22 2011-04-12 5:14pm

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The forks look great polished up!
To be honest I didn't love then black, but man! Shined up they are GREAT!

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#23 2011-04-12 5:20pm

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Fiver wrote:

The forks look great polished up!
To be honest I didn't love then black, but man! Shined up they are GREAT!

I didn't like it in black either, but as you can see I didn't want to lose the machining marks by polishing it so i didn't polish the top of the crown


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Thermal count is rising, In perpetual writhing. The primordial ooze, And the sanity they lose. Awakened in the morning, To more air pollution warnings. Still we sleepwalk off to work, While our nervous systems jerk. Pretending not to notice, How history had forebode us. With the green house in effect, Our environment was wrecked. Now, I can only laugh, As I read our epitaph. We end our lives as moles, In the dark of DAWN PATROL   
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#24 2011-04-12 6:43pm

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Fiver wrote:

The forks look great polished up!
To be honest I didn't love then black, but man! Shined up they are GREAT!

i agree.  i couldnt even tell how sick those forks were till now.  great another item on my want list lol


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Wanted: Kastan Uniblade 20" //// GT Megabite tires tan wall
Wanted: White industries 16t Freewheel /// JAD Cranks
Wanted: GT Elite (Strongman Pedals) ///
Wanted: VG Boomerang Silver or purple /// Kastan Cranks
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#25 2011-04-13 11:43am

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Macktastic wrote:

Fiver wrote:

The forks look great polished up!
To be honest I didn't love then black, but man! Shined up they are GREAT!

i agree.  i couldnt even tell how sick those forks were till now.  great another item on my want list lol

Greg Hill owns Risen BMX Forks and they are made in the USA...very nice machining on them and just an ounce heavier than Answer Scyth forks


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