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Retro GT Timberline i drive anyone ?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by biggs682, 12 Oct 2017.

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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  2. Cycleops

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    A full Susser MTB Martin? I think you need to take a lie down.
    That things more ironwork than the Firth of Forth bridge.
     
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    biggs682

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    Its different from the norm
     
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    Floating BB. Yuk.
     
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    biggs682

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    ORO Regular

    Looks like a early low end GT I drive. So forks and shocks would be budget items and bike would be on the heavy side. I've ridden a later higher spec one. I found it a fast and agile cross country bike. Excellent traction when climbing.
     
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  8. FishFright

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    That's a different Timberline , a #98 steel hardtail.

    Early I-drives were a very complex way of not solving a problem that doesn't exist. Full of proprietary parts and many many iterations could make getting spares a thing for filling those cold dark nights ahead. It's also an XL size if thats an issue.

    In short; I wouldn't even when drunk.
     
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  9. Threevok

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    I concur with @FishFright. Being a member of several GT fan sites, I see many people looking for (at least the higher end i-Drive) parts for these. Even in the US members have trouble finding some spares, especially for the BB and linkages.

    I am not familiar with this particular model and even though it has the floating BB of the later higher spec I-Drives, it appears to be a cheaper alternative.

    If you can get your hands on a one of the later high end ones, they are a surprisingly good ride, for such a heavy bike. But they won't be cheap.

    I prefer a Triple-Triangle GT frame myself
     
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    biggs682

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    its just different and that what i like in a bike , but dont think i am going any further with this 1
     
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    And Too gobby by half

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