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1995 GT Karakoram

This used to be my older brother's daily commute to his high school, 19 years ago, but once he got a car he never rode it again. It became mine afterwards, but was never ridden until 2010. It was unfortunately neglected enduring rain, snow, or sun for 10+ years.

Frame:
1995 GT Karakoram Candy Blue Chromoly

Fork/Headset:
GT Bologna Lite / Dia-Compe Aheadset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore LX HyperDrive-C

Pedals:
Victor VP-516S w/ clips & straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
9-speed cassette / 11 - 28 teeth / Shimano CN-HG70

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore LX Rear Derailleur / Shimano SL-BS77 Dura Ace bar-end shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt Forma SL Ergopower / Trans-X Aheadset alloy

Saddle/Seatpost:
12 Felt Carbon / Unknown

Brakes:
ProMax rear brake caliper w/ unknown alloy brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Omnicron Strada Oxide, Suntour SL, Continental Ultra Race

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
AlexRims Buzz TD24, Formula, CST Czar

Accessories:
Avenir alloy yellow bottle cage

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Concept Image of GT Karakoram Road
  3. GT Road 3/4ths progress
  4. Final Stage

Current Stage Info:

I was completely satisfied with how the bike rode and looked. Rode it almost everyday for my final year of college '11. Transferred everything on it over to the Diamondback I had Summer '12.

Added by nicwin. Last updated over 2 years ago.

5 Comments

outofstep

outofstep says:

nice! I do think you should keep some fatties on this tho!

Posted about 5 years ago

nicwin

nicwin says:

lol thanks! I've been told that but this is my first ever "bike build" and I wanted to see where I would end up!

Posted about 5 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

I feel ya. Did you manage to get 700 wheels in there? I think it's be cool to try a 650b conversion on this thing!

Posted about 5 years ago

nicwin

nicwin says:

I do have some 700 wheels but the thing is they're not a set LOL. This build was meant to be very cheap so half of my parts came from a flea market.

Posted about 5 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 2 years ago