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GT Monster

Bought a 1993 GT Talera to convert to a fixed gear - new dropouts and everything. I don't care about the butchering, but just because I have another identical one. I do have a heart. Cool features: - V-brakes, because when I want to stop I want to stop; - 2 pairs of wheels: the original one, with a fixed hub in the back and a 22 teeth cog, plus some rubbery tires for some fixed mtb action, and a thin one, 700c track wheel in the back and 26x1.0 in the front. To use that cool front brake with both wheels, huh; - Custom dropouts, designed by Mr. Me Myself.

GT Talera

GT Talera

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Road

Generic ones with straps. Should I go clipless?

44x14 fixed gear, 44x18 freewhel.

FSA, Chinese grips matching with the frame, bitches!

Brooks B17.

Shimano Alivio V-brake in front.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Road wheel: 26x1.0, aluminum Caloi rims (made in Portugal), Shimano hub, old tire; MTB wheel: original Araya rim and Shimano hub, 26x1.95

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Road Wheel: Vuelta Zerolite Track Comp, 14t fixed, 18t freewheel, Thickslick 700x28c; MTB wheel: original Araya wheel, 26x1.95, 22t fixed.

Bike History

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

  1. Zero Day
  2. Testing big rear wheel.
  3. Before surgery
  4. Cool matching grips!
  5. V Brake in the rear, dropout ready
  6. Testing the rear wheel, before surgery
  7. After Surgery

Current Stage Info:

Just put the rest of the pieces in place after welding the horizontal dropouts. Is pretty crazy now.

Added by emiliodc. Last updated almost 6 years ago.

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