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'91 Karakoram Refresh

Bought this pretty heavily-used frame from eBay, stripped the original headset, bottom bracket and seat collar, restored the frame, fork and headset and built it up with modern components for use as a city bike/bar hopper/beer getter.

Frame:
1991 GT Karakoram (Inferno Paint, faded hard)

Fork/Headset:
Stock Fork | Aheadset 1 1/8"

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Truvativ Holzfeller 1.1 175mm | Truvativ Howitzer 73mm

Pedals:
Shimano PD-A530

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Box Two 11-Speed | Tuvativ Holzfeller 36t

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Box Two 11-Speed

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Postino | Stock Stem | SDG Thrice Lock-On Grips | LifeLine Performance Tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Net | Brand-X 26.4mm

Brakes:
Front: Tektro CR720 Cantilever | Rear: Dia-Tech Hombre U-Brake | Levers: Shimano Tiagra BL-4700 Flat

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alexrims DC19 | Shimano | Serfas Survivor Drifter

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alexrims DC19 | Shimano | Serfas Survivor Drifter

Accessories:
Lights: Fabric Lumacell Front/Back

More Info:
Had a fuck of a time getting the BB out, but all-in-all it was a fun build! Wasn't sure about taping the bars witht he grips, but I like how it turned out!

Added by lantz. Last updated 3 months ago.

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