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#1 2018-10-09 6:13pm

J3rkbag
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1997 GT Mach One 24

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1997 GT Mach One 24

Mid school with an attempt at an old school look

I bought this as a parts bike for my 98 Pro Series. Did some research and discovered it was a 97 Mach One. Not only did I prefer the older model but the frame itself was in better shape than the 98. So the 98 became the parts bike for this one.

I took both frames into powder because the chrome was so bad on both (plus I didn’t want to take care of chrome). Then I built this one out of the better forks, bars, crank and seat post. The sprocket and seat are GT but purchased separately from a local shop that sells used parts. I replaced the the headset with a blue FSA Orbit MX and the clamp with a generic blue one. The blue brakes came on one of the bikes. The wheels are stock SE.
It took a while but I ordered all the replacement nuts and bolt online. The old ones where rusty or stripped. I picked up new tubes and tires and even bought new brake lines and  pads to make sure it was a solid as possible. It honestly the smoothest bike I have ever ridden. Better than brand new ones. Idk why or how but it came together easily and perfectly.
I ride it almost daily even if it’s a quick one to the liquor store. I’ve had it a short while but I’ve taken it on 3 long rides and it hold up perfectly. That’s all, thanks for looking

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#2 2018-10-12 1:37pm

ahimsa9
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Re: 1997 GT Mach One 24

I have a 97 Mach One 24 I'll be selling soon. I don't care for the head tube angle and shorter top tube on it. What's the difference in length between your 97 M1 and the 98 PS? I know the older PS has a longer (~22") TT.

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#3 2018-10-12 9:23pm

J3rkbag
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Re: 1997 GT Mach One 24

ahimsa9 wrote:

I have a 97 Mach One 24 I'll be selling soon. I don't care for the head tube angle and shorter top tube on it. What's the difference in length between your 97 M1 and the 98 PS? I know the older PS has a longer (~22") TT.

I had the typo on the length of the Pro Series (had 22 listed) . It's actually 20.5 if I'm measuring correctly. Im pretty sure I am. Went to the garage to double check right now and they both have 20.5. Both serials have been double and triple checked too. Jan 97 Mach One and Jan 98 Pro Series.

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#4 2018-10-12 10:17pm

ahimsa9
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Re: 1997 GT Mach One 24

Thanks for the info. I sold my brother a 95 PS. I'm almost positive it has a 22" TT (measured center of seat post to center of head tube). I find the steering on the 97 to be really steep compared to the earlier frame. Have you ridden both bikes? Or have you ridden older PS bikes? I'm just curious what your experience is. I bought a 90 Robinson cruiser and the fork is really raked out compared to GTs.

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