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#1 2019-11-02 8:22am

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1992 GT Interceptor question

Does anyone know what 92 Interceptors were made out of by chance?  Were they full chromo or tri moly.  Thanks.


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#2 2019-11-02 8:26am

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#3 2019-11-02 1:13pm

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So I'm guessing trimoly then?


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#4 2019-11-02 3:22pm

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Re: 1992 GT Interceptor question

Anyone?


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#5 2019-11-04 8:46am

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Anyone? smile


Threadless isn't "old school", sorry lol.  Thank you Linn Kastan, Scott Breithaupt, Bob Haro, Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Kevin Hull, Jose Yanez, Matt Hoffman & the rest for leading the way & keeping the flame lit.  Without you guys we'd have nothing.  (And one more thing; WHATS IT MADE OUT OF?!?! Aluminum? Hi-ten? Cro-mo? Titanium? PUT IT IN THE DESCRIPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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#6 2019-11-04 12:58pm

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Pretty sure Interceptors were always trimoly or hi-ten, a step above a VFR.

The Mach One was basically the same bike--the main difference was the full 4130 frame.


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#7 2019-11-05 3:29pm

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Ah ok.  That's KIND of what I thought, but really have no way of truly finding out; unless someone had one with factory stickers on it.


Threadless isn't "old school", sorry lol.  Thank you Linn Kastan, Scott Breithaupt, Bob Haro, Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Kevin Hull, Jose Yanez, Matt Hoffman & the rest for leading the way & keeping the flame lit.  Without you guys we'd have nothing.  (And one more thing; WHATS IT MADE OUT OF?!?! Aluminum? Hi-ten? Cro-mo? Titanium? PUT IT IN THE DESCRIPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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#8 2019-11-05 3:42pm

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There is so much mis information here ...... your 92 interceptor is more than likely 4130 cro-mo and is also made in the USA . The parts are all that separated the Mach from the Interceptor. Only other explanation is you don't have an Interceptor. Does it have the GT stamp on the end of the top tube at the seat mast with 4130 in very small stamp ?

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#9 2019-11-05 3:47pm

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My 93 Interceptor full cro-mo made in USA  https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/44274/image5dc20a0608.jpg

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#10 2019-11-05 6:10pm

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wfc09 wrote:

My 93 Interceptor full cro-mo made in USA  https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0a0608.jpg

Interceptor never made in USA.

Engineering by USA but made in Taiwan. I have one here to prove.


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#11 2019-11-05 6:27pm

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It has the gt there but theres a lot of paint on it lol. Hard to see.  I've already read on here from people smarter than I, that the material of the Interceptor varies per year.


Threadless isn't "old school", sorry lol.  Thank you Linn Kastan, Scott Breithaupt, Bob Haro, Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Kevin Hull, Jose Yanez, Matt Hoffman & the rest for leading the way & keeping the flame lit.  Without you guys we'd have nothing.  (And one more thing; WHATS IT MADE OUT OF?!?! Aluminum? Hi-ten? Cro-mo? Titanium? PUT IT IN THE DESCRIPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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#12 2019-11-05 6:43pm

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80srock wrote:

It has the gt there but theres a lot of paint on it lol. Hard to see.  I've already read on here from people smarter than I, that the material of the Interceptor varies per year.

It either has the 4130 stamp or not ....wink. Got a pic

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#13 2019-11-05 6:55pm

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Jamoranger3 wrote:

wfc09 wrote:

My 93 Interceptor full cro-mo made in USA  https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0a0608.jpg

Interceptor never made in USA.

Engineering by USA but made in Taiwan. I have one here to prove.

Here is a pic of the decals on 93 GT Interceptors rear chain stays.... made in USA

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/img_013759aefef6e7_lg.jpg

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#14 2019-11-05 7:01pm

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#15 2019-11-05 11:19pm

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Re: 1992 GT Interceptor question

If SN on the bb(for the most part 90’s)or if SN has a baseball symbol in it(for the most part 80’s)they made overseas...

Interception’s are not Full cromoly...They still a great Model for GT...

Seems by the 90’s they all had 4130 stamped on them...

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#16 2019-11-06 3:05am

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Hobbes12 wrote:

If SN on the bb(for the most part 90’s)or if SN has a baseball symbol in it(for the most part 80’s)they made overseas...

Interception’s are not Full cromoly...They still a great Model for GT...

Seems by the 90’s they all had 4130 stamped on them...

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More mis-information......not all 90's GT's had 4130 stamped on them . WTF ! GT wasn't just stamping it on whatever they had. Where do you get your information? I guess the original seat mast decal on my 93 Interceptor that said 100% cro-mo made in the USA was just because GT had extras.......hmm.

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#17 2019-11-06 4:31am

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wfc09 wrote:

Hobbes12 wrote:

If SN on the bb(for the most part 90’s)or if SN has a baseball symbol in it(for the most part 80’s)they made overseas...

Interception’s are not Full cromoly...They still a great Model for GT...

Seems by the 90’s they all had 4130 stamped on them...

Pro Series/Mach One/Interceptor

More mis-information......not all 90's GT's had 4130 stamped on them . WTF ! GT wasn't just stamping it on whatever they had. Where do you get your information? I guess the original seat mast decal on my 93 Interceptor that said 100% cro-mo made in the USA was just because GT had extras.......hmm.

LoL pictures of headset tube. There are decal “made in Taiwan”

Made in USA decal isn’t true.

Lemme take picture of it mine as it’s 1990. You are too blind. They put made in USA plus made in Taiwan. Why both?

USA-engineering

Taiwan-produces


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#18 2019-11-06 4:36am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/9f208493-7362-43bf-b879-5021b0e12d4a5dc2be3ead.jpeg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/a09f295e-6980-4e97-85e4-f80bb6c4c4ec5dc2be42da.jpeg


See? You one who misinformation


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#19 2019-11-06 7:26am

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Here's the one in questionhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/253898/screenshot_20191106-102536_ebay5dc2e621ea.jpg


Threadless isn't "old school", sorry lol.  Thank you Linn Kastan, Scott Breithaupt, Bob Haro, Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Kevin Hull, Jose Yanez, Matt Hoffman & the rest for leading the way & keeping the flame lit.  Without you guys we'd have nothing.  (And one more thing; WHATS IT MADE OUT OF?!?! Aluminum? Hi-ten? Cro-mo? Titanium? PUT IT IN THE DESCRIPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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#20 2019-11-06 7:45am

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Re: 1992 GT Interceptor question

wfc09 wrote:

Hobbes12 wrote:

If SN on the bb(for the most part 90’s)or if SN has a baseball symbol in it(for the most part 80’s)they made overseas...

Interception’s are not Full cromoly...They still a great Model for GT...

Seems by the 90’s they all had 4130 stamped on them...

Pro Series/Mach One/Interceptor

More mis-information......not all 90's GT's had 4130 stamped on them . WTF ! GT wasn't just stamping it on whatever they had. Where do you get your information? I guess the original seat mast decal on my 93 Interceptor that said 100% cro-mo made in the USA was just because GT had extras.......hmm.

“Seems” like most did...

Should of worded it different...


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#21 2019-11-06 11:52am

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That frame you have pictured is not the same frame we are talking about . Yours is not American made ...... so what's your point? You don't have a USA made frame is all.  These are Huntington Beach GT's . 92's and 93's

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#22 2019-11-06 11:53am

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That's a full cro-mo USA made GT ......

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#23 2019-11-06 12:19pm

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Obviously they made different versions different years, but if the main tubes are 4130, it would usually still have a 4130 stamp on the slice.

My 1990 with a bottom bracket KG serial (Taiwan-made) has an angled slice, old style GT logo, and NO 4130 stamp on the slice. Thus I assume mine is full hi-tensile, not even trimoly.

Like Hobbes said, the frames with serials on the dropouts are the USA-welded versions and are probably full 4130 (or at least trimoly), made in Santa Ana.

Check out the serial number explanation here, Interceptors came with both styles.

https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/info/122/

here is an example to go by. on the dropout you have "M1" followed by "08922198"..this one is simple.
M1 stands for "mach one" that is your model gt.
it can also be a "I" for interceptor and so on.
next on the serial is "0892" this is easy to decode too,
08 means 8th month, which would be august.
then you have "92" next in the lineup, this would be 1992
the last 4 digits, are your build number, this one would be the 2,198th one built.

^ Santa Ana dropout format

Taiwan/Kinesis bottom bracket format:

Here is another example. if your serial is KGCG2297 this one gets a little complicated. but still easy once you learn the code to it.
the first letter is who made the frame itself, in this case it would be "Kenisis", an overseas company.this could be replaced by another letter but at least we know what that one is there for.
next is the letter "G"..this isnt always there, but if so, this is where it was assembled, (ever notice the built in usa sticker on your gt or dyno?) this is what that letter is there for. it wasnt made here, but was built here.
next is the letter "C"..C is the 3rd letter in the alphabet, and march is the 3rd month, so march is the build month.
next is the letter "G" this is the year. G is the 7th letter in the alphabet,
so this would be a 1987.

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#24 2019-11-06 12:21pm

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God that era GT was such a flustercluck, and they're still causing chaos.

I've seen same year, same model GT's with visually noticable variances in geometry.
U.S. production couldnt keep up with demand so we started to get models made overseas.
Some years were 100% chro-moly for U.S. made and tri-moly or even high-tensile for Taiwan. And then there were the Japanese manufactured.
Different benders, different notchers at different company's so one run of bikes was slightly different than another- those bikes could even wind up side-by-side at the bike shop.

I was lucky enough to grow up in southern California so we got a lot of the Santa Ana/Huntington Beach bikes, but even L.A. was flooded with Taiwan models.

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#25 2019-11-06 12:55pm

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I love my American made GT Interceptor......cool

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