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1998 GT Tour

#1 2007-11-07 10:57am

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1998 GT Tour

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1998 GT Tour

1998 GT Tour, custom build.  Assembled with USA-made / CNC'd GT components.  GT Tour frame and fork (with Pac-Man dropouts), GT 4-piece Vert bars, Piston stem, GT Overdrive crankset and Flycutter chainwheel (good ol' 44t), GT 48h Mohawk hubs laced to Araya Super 7x rims, DK titanium pegs, Dia-Compe 990 brakes and Tech 77 levers, Thompson seatpost, etc.  Back in the day my very first "real" BMX bike was a GT and I loved it - nothing's changed.  I still love 'em.  Hope you like it.  - Kevin


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#2 2007-11-07 11:49am

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

is that the original paint? if so that its a 1999...there was no black in 98 or 2000


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#3 2007-11-07 1:32pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

DemonGT -
I've always wondered what year the black Tour was produced in - thanks.  This one, though, I had powder-coated because I never came across (but always wanted) a black one.

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#4 2007-11-07 2:17pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

kmpap wrote:

DemonGT -
I've always wondered what year the black Tour was produced in - thanks.  This one, though, I had powder-coated because I never came across (but always wanted) a black one.

luv the tours !

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#5 2007-11-07 5:30pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

Now that's cool man!!

Very nicely done!

Let me guess>>
Forks are from that guy "Mr.Earl"
And chainring is from "Tom Haugen"??

And one more......tell me your secret!
Where did you find all these cranks??!? yikes
I found one mint for myself and i consider myself lucky...LOL!!



DemonGT wrote:

is that the original paint? if so that its a 1999...there was no black in 98 or 2000

Hey Demon, you didn't notice that it's black and there're no grind guards.
All 1999 ones had grind guards wink

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#6 2007-11-07 7:54pm

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Hey Duke -
How've you been?  I knew you'd like this bike- thanks for the compliment!  You got it - forks from Good Ol' Earl.  I've seen two versions of the Tour fork, one slightly beefier than the other - I prefer that particular model.  The Haugen sprocket I've got lined up for another project. ;-)  The cranks - just been picking them up along the way these past few years.  Knew I'd eventually use them!

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#7 2007-11-07 8:06pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

Great, thanks for asking wink

Somehow these GTs were the best for me!

I have the same forks on my 2000 GT Tour as well....i get them from Earl, that's why i noticed them.
And yes, they are MONSTER forks compared to the stock Pacman forks these bikes used to have!
I've seen them on the GT TEAM bikes their Pro guys used to ride by the end of 2000 (you know Bestwick, Haugen, Voelker).

The 1998 one i've got here is going to have the original forks though.....i'm going all stock as possible, except for the cranks.

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#8 2007-11-07 8:12pm

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Duke,
What time is it over there (lol)?!  Your red Tour's going to be awesome once totally finished, and I see your chrome is underway.  I can't wait to see your chrome assembled...

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#9 2007-11-07 9:01pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

7 o'clock in the morning.............LOL!!!

I can't sleep! As always!!


I've already made some thoughts and got no one to advise me or give me any ideas.....would you?
The 2000 frame has many paint chips, especially back on the stays.....stickers are missing (except the "GT" on the down tube)......so i was thinking before fitting any good cranks on it to have it repowdered the original red color.
Just is a bit of a mess to re-assembly the bike you know, and pretty soon some idiot (maybe me) will make one or two scratches here and there as usual hmm

The 1998 frame's chrome is decent, but stickers suck!


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#10 2007-11-08 11:01am

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didn't notice the chain stays Duke, in that case its likely a Tour 2

Duke, i have three of those cranks, all NOS smile

i suppose i could post up a pic of my NOS 2000 Tour F/F but Duke gets jealous smile


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#11 2007-11-08 11:42am

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Hi DemonGT -

No, it wasn't a Tour 2 - it was a chrome Tour, for certain.  I remember specifically because it took FOREVER to get the frame decals off prior to powder-coating.  In fact, I have another chrome chassis in storage sans dropout grind guards, so perhaps next time I'm there I'll unearth it and check out the serial #.  Did they make Tours in 1997, I wonder?  Now my curiosity is peaked...

By the way - three Overdrive crank sets!?  Good lord, you're set for life (lol).

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#12 2007-11-08 12:13pm

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Duke 01 wrote:

7 o'clock in the morning.............LOL!!!

I can't sleep! As always!!


I've already made some thoughts and got no one to advise me or give me any ideas.....would you?
The 2000 frame has many paint chips, especially back on the stays.....stickers are missing (except the "GT" on the down tube)......so i was thinking before fitting any good cranks on it to have it repowdered the original red color.
Just is a bit of a mess to re-assembly the bike you know, and pretty soon some idiot (maybe me) will make one or two scratches here and there as usual hmm

The 1998 frame's chrome is decent, but stickers suck!

Hi Duke,
I'd do it, bro.  I'd have the red frame re-powdered.  It's a hassle to take apart, you're right, but upon reassembly you'll be thrilled.  And the scratches you put in the bike won't be bothersome because they'll be yours.  So far as stickers, we can find you some...might not be "Tour" specific, but neither are the ones on my black Tour now...

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#13 2007-11-08 5:48pm

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Duke, i have three of those cranks, all NOS smile

i suppose i could post up a pic of my NOS 2000 Tour F/F but Duke gets jealous smile

I know you didn't noticed them,  i'm just bugging you tongue
3 sets of these cranks?!?!?! yikes yikes
No not really jealous, would be nice to have it though, i admit it, i'm happy that someone has it and it's in good hands!



kmpap wrote:

I'd do it, bro.  I'd have the red frame re-powdered.  It's a hassle to take apart, you're right, but upon reassembly you'll be thrilled.  And the scratches you put in the bike won't be bothersome because they'll be yours.  So far as stickers, we can find you some...might not be "Tour" specific, but neither are the ones on my black Tour now...

I was thinking that i need one of them to be a rider once in a while....so the scratched up red one can be ridden(carefully) without all that worries..
I had bought a new 2000 Tour 2, in black, back in 2000...........and it ended up with a big dent on the downtube after a painful bail (had it for a month or so), so i sold it for that reason......it broke my heart!

Here's the only picture i have of it (lol)
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Now that you've mentioned it:

GT started building the 1998 Tour frames before December of 1997
So the ones with no grindguards are usually from that era.
All the USA Tours that were available these 3 years were manufactured between late 1997 and late 1998
The 2000 says on the dropout: 08980593 (not really sure on the 2 last digits)
August of 1998, so does DemonGT's

The 1998 has the serial # 04980017
I guess that it could have been made for the 1999 line up and that's why it has the grindguards and it's low numbered, but ended up in the 1998 line up....
Trilogy's 1998 Tour is stamped as 0997#####, or something similar as i can remember wink

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#14 2007-11-08 6:38pm

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Good Lord, man - you're a walking GT encyclopedia!  Thank you!  Nice photo, by the way - what is that you're riding on?  For a second I thought it was snow - and then I remembered exactly where you are. ;-)

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#15 2007-11-08 6:49pm

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My pleasure man.

We needed something that will be soft enough for not hitting the ground and to learn some more tricks without the risk.....

They are nylon bags from a supermarket big_smile
They were ready for recycling and I remember we were getting there at night, and "borrowing" some of them lol


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#16 2007-11-08 7:08pm

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(LOL).  Nice.  My friends and I were known, on occasion, to frequent the Midnight Lumber Supply BITD...when funds were low and the ramp needed mending. '-)

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#17 2007-11-08 7:11pm

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Alright...I feel like a damn broken record.
Nice bike. I want one.


There are you happy?

wink VERY,very nice.


I had no choice they arrived just before you did....

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#18 2007-11-13 8:12pm

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FU -
Good to hear from you - it's been awhile.  Hope your well.  Thank you for the compliment, bud!

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#19 2008-02-03 10:06pm

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Nice ride, makes me wish I would of left my forks chrome on mine.


My Father once spoke to me and said "The way you look at your bike is the way I see My children, I look past the imperfections and rough surfaces to the beauty of the finished product."

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#20 2008-05-08 5:07pm

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Whew thats nice.


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#21 2013-10-03 7:17pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

great looking frame..tour and detour

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#22 2016-02-09 6:52pm

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Re: 1998 GT Tour

excellent set up!

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#23 2016-05-14 6:49pm

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trade?


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#24 2017-03-18 7:17pm

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Beautiful. Tasteful upgrades. Details make this bike.


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