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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby bikesRfun » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:44 am

Here's 2 bikes I saw at a local bike festival last October.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby Tomcat65 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:34 am

That red one reminds me of one of those old Heald ATV kit bikes :P
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby metalman302 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Anyone ever build a high bike? It's been on my bucket list for a while.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby Tomcat65 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 am

Resurrecting an old thread yo.. :geek:
Found an interesting old GT on the Nashville TN Craigslist:
https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/d/rare20-gt-lts-3000/6342655790.html
$350 for an oddity, 20 inch wheels, I wonder how it rides?
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Must have been the GT answer to the Schwinn Y frame bikes?
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby orvil » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:40 pm

I saw the bike too. I'm pretty sure it's a 26er. I think this was one of GT's first full squish bikes from the mid '90s. I remember seeing a picture of one similar to this in the archive section of Mountain Bike Action. It may have been a popular bike back then and probably pricey. PH would proclaim this the future of mountain biking if it was Chinese lol.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby Tomcat65 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:33 am

LMAO
lol
I did read the ad and thought it was 20" wheels, but it says in black and white 20" frame :geek:
I do wonder what it's like to ride one. But I'm ok never knowing :D
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby metalman302 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:01 am

Nobody here has ever made a high bike?

The reverse steering bikes at the fair are pretty amusing too.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby bikesRfun » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:03 am

I tried to ride one but wasn't able to get started.
It's not that easy.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby bikesRfun » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:06 am

I think this is a little unusual.
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Re: Odd and unusual bikes pictures

Postby dddd » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:19 pm

orvil wrote:I saw the bike too. I'm pretty sure it's a 26er. I think this was one of GT's first full squish bikes from the mid '90s. I remember seeing a picture of one similar to this in the archive section of Mountain Bike Action. It may have been a popular bike back then and probably pricey. PH would proclaim this the future of mountain biking if it was Chinese lol.


In a way, with this bike GT did come in with a solid bike that led the way to a boom in the downhill bike market, but many others also came to bat with similar good bikes for their time.
When GT became insolvent, it was their Riteway accessory division that is credited with bringing that company down, since their bikes were really competitive, sold well and had a reputation for durability.

The frame geometry on this downhill model was relaxed, but not weird like it looked. The seat tube configuration was simply done to allow a lowered saddle to also slide somewhat forward and thus out of the way of the rider's behind as they descended the steepest sections with their weight as low and far back as possible, while the chainstay length was actually kept standard.

The regular LTS model had a standard seat tube position and was one of the better/best XC bikes that added a bit of today's versatility to the mix. Geometry was good; slightly more laid back than most. I bought one of those LTS frames used, and built it into what was my favorite bike for several years, but eventually the "travel chip" bushings that positioned the shock trunnion became almost impossible to buy and so I sold it while it still had fresh bushings. I was sad to see that one go after so many good rides on it.
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