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GT Olympic Team Pursuit (Frame for Sale)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GT-Olympic-Track-Pursuit-Frame-61cm-56cm-Fixed-Gear-Time-Trial-Pista-Yamaguchi/263830727849 FOR SALE!! Finally got one... Picked it up at a swap meet from an older hippy. Apparently it was built for the US Olympic team under Yamaguchi (maybe?) to test out new geometries as well as get the riders prepared for GT's Super Bikes. This specific bike has been in multiple art museums. Blue paint was splattered on all the decals by the previous owner, so I'll have to scrub that off at some point.

Frame:
GT Olympic Team Pursuit, Reynolds 853

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds, DA 7600

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 CHCD, Sugino 75

Pedals:
Time Atac Carbon

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
50t Sugino 75 CHCD, 17t cog, Super Toughness

Handlebars/Stem:
Risers, Salsa

Saddle/Seatpost:
Yellow Concor, Kalloy

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campy laced to Sun Rims ME14A

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DA 7600 to TB14 with Deda Gumwalls

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Ridable!
  3. HHSB mode
  4. Yellow bits and Starfish
  5. CHCD's

Current Stage Info:

hehe finally got some CHCD's

Added by SillyGooseCookie. Last updated over 4 years ago.

As of over 4 years ago, SillyGooseCookie has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

66 Comments

dhalka

dhalka says:

Hello I have another frameset like this one for sale for anyone interested. 61cm C-T seat tube. includes velocity Uriel 520 clincher front wheel.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Rob

Rob says:

love it. if you ever think of selling the sugino chcd let me know :)

Posted over 7 years ago

Ride_the_Chi

Ride_the_Chi says:

what's the seat tube c-t? It's a beauty, do you still have the second CHCD?

Posted almost 8 years ago

covenelite13

covenelite13 says:

24" FTW! Faved

Posted about 8 years ago

hugothenord

hugothenord says:

Definitely one of the raddest frames I've ever seen, and the build does it justice. Good job, also I wanna say the risers and Sugino CHCD build is insane

Posted about 8 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

thank you! your Tommasini is straight up perfect!

Posted about 8 years ago

wyliebruce

wyliebruce says:

You're the only other person I've seen that has one. Not as uncomfortable as I expected. Mine isn't technically trach tho.

Posted about 8 years ago

JAYRETRO510

JAYRETRO510 says:

For sale ?!

Posted over 8 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

haha sorry this one's a keeper!

Posted over 8 years ago

Malaysian

Malaysian says:

Without doubt, one of my favourite builds of all. It's got everything, triple triangles, 24 inches... just needs risers again.

Posted almost 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks! You've got some of the raddest bikes I've ever seen, especially that Corima. and it'll definitely see the risers again :)

Posted almost 9 years ago

Malaysian

Malaysian says:

Ha cheers man, yeah I love the corima, when I found it, it had been sat in a shed for more than 10 years, was in a sorry state with shitty miche gear and a quill adapter. People on here look at it and think I've perverted a classic, I reckon I rescued it!

Posted almost 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Oh man, I gotta hear the whole story on how you found the Corima! If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it? And I think some people really need to chill out, bikes are meant to be enjoyed and ridden. I personally think it looks totally badass with the risers.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Malaysian

Malaysian says:

It was on eBay, collection only from some back water town in Yorkshire, took 3 trains to get there and pick it up. Think I won the auction for the full bike for about £380? I've got the photos from the eBay ad saved on my laptop keep meaning to post them on here. Exactly the point, it's a fun bike to ride to the pub on a sunny day, or on a cruise. I have LA84s and an ergostem as well, but it's like a 62cm TT I think so pretty long!

Posted almost 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

That's crazy cheap! if for some reason you'd want to sell or trade it ever, lemme know!

Posted almost 9 years ago

Malaysian

Malaysian says:

To be honest plan is to slowly build it up into a period correct-ish build with lots of Corima and French parts, keep it with risers as a pub bike, then if I ever need cash to shift it on ebay to some rich collector.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Thrust

Thrust says:

Malaysian: You need a Mavic Starfish on that Corima.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Thrust

Thrust says:

Also this GT made me want to build up my Daccordi instead of trading it.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Thrust

Thrust says:

HHSB mode with the black LA's and the rolls - that's hella bauss! Not feeling the starfishes, looks out of place and doesn't meld good enough with the rest of the build. Would fuck with the Campy BMX cranks though.

Posted almost 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

thanks! I'm kinda diggin the starfishes so far, and they would've been original to the bike. Well, that or DA 7600 depending on the year it was being ridden. The BMX's are fun cranks, but I've been considering selling them since right now they're just sitting around.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Thrust

Thrust says:

Tell me more about the bmx cranks @ thrustlfgss at gmail com. Like how much.

Posted almost 9 years ago

beejay7575

beejay7575 says:

Bad ass! Love the Mavic starfish crankset too.

Posted about 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks! Your Perkins is perfection!

Posted about 9 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

This is an awesome bike but it was not built by Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi never built a single GT.
It's a myth.

Posted over 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thank you! And I'll admit it's wishful thinking to believe that this was a Yamaguchi-built frame, I'm just going off of what the previous owner told me. But Yamaguchi did build GT's for the US team, as well some of the Huffy-branded carbon/aluminum olympic frames for the 84 Olympics. And it's no coincidence that some of the GT pursuit and tt bikes share the same tubing and geometry as Yamaguchi's Kilo TT's

Posted about 9 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

False.
He did not build a single GT for the US team.
I personally talked with him for hours about it when I took his 2 week frame building class.

Here is an email to a great friend of mine from Koichi....

Hello.
I never built frame under GT brand. But I work with USAC/USCF '88~2004(USA Cycling Association. Former US Cycling Federation) at the time did work with GT. but my job is mostly consultant for the US national team bikes.
Back then, GT had a small custom frame factory in Longmont Colorado run by Forrest Yelverton. This shop are only built steel frames. Ti and Alu. Frame are from CA GT factory. Mr. Tiermeyer are assignd for built Aluminum time trial frame.
Road frames: 93~96 GT national team bikes use True Temper. 97~2000 GT bike are Reynolds tubing.
GT's Sr# start with USA are made for the national team use.
National team GT road fork offsets are 45mm. With internal fork crown, raked fork blades (not straight blades) and Henry James dropouts
I hope this info help you.
Good luck for rebuilding this bikes.
Koichi Yamaguchi

Posted about 9 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Not trying to be a dick.
This bike was not made by Yamaguchi.
It's a cool, rare bike with a story behind it.
But I have found it's a myth people would like to believe to make a frame more valuable on eBay. Great for the seller. Bad for the owner.

Posted about 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

huh, I guess no one would know better than Mr. Yamaguchi himself! Thank you very much for the information! I guess some of the team bikes were built with him as a supervisor or something. And don't worry, it's not a dick move to pass on useful information. Love your disc KHS btw!

Posted about 9 years ago

MoonK_Bicycle

MoonK_Bicycle says:

24" Wheel Addict.

Posted almost 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

You know it!

Posted almost 10 years ago

dedeeadee

dedeeadee says:

This is love!

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

:)

Posted about 10 years ago

strange

strange says:

A True Beauty.....

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thank you!

Posted about 10 years ago

salazar

salazar says:

one silly question. is it easy to do a wheelie on a bike like this? hahaha. really awesome man, diggin those gumwalls

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks. I'm terrible at doing wheelies, so I wouldn't know. It seems like it would be harder though, since more of your weight is over the front wheel.

Posted about 10 years ago

Jagrakh_RH

Jagrakh_RH says:

REALLY?? awsm!

Posted about 10 years ago

Jagrakh_RH

Jagrakh_RH says:

what size front wheel? :D

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks! It has a 24" front wheel.

Posted about 10 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

lol

Posted about 10 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

Love this. Great find. I hope to own a Yamaguchi GT at some point. Was surprised to see this didnt have the usual red/white/blue paintjob. Killer either way though.

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks. It would have been cool in red white and blue, but the blue's nice too.

Posted about 10 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

you see this? too big for me but might be closer to your size: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaguchi-GT-Pu...

Posted over 9 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

"Hello.
I never built frame under GT brand. But I work with USAC/USCF '88~2004(USA Cycling Association. Former US Cycling Federation) at the time did work with GT. but my job is mostly consultant for the US national team bikes.
Back then, GT had a small custom frame factory in Longmont Colorado run by Forrest Yelverton. This shop are only built steel frames. Ti and Alu. Frame are from CA GT factory. Mr. Tiermeyer are assignd for built Aluminum time trial frame.
Road frames: 93~96 GT national team bikes use True Temper. 97~2000 GT bike are Reynolds tubing.
GT's Sr# start with USA are made for the national team use.
National team GT road fork offsets are 45mm. With internal fork crown, raked fork blades (not straight blades) and Henry James dropouts
I hope this info help you.
Good luck for rebuilding this bikes.
Koichi Yamaguchi"

Posted about 9 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

damnnn bro you finally got one! my question: what size? where did you got this? and what about Parlee? LOL

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

The sizing is really strange, but it works out to be about a 61cm. And I got it from some guy at a swap meet where I was a vendor. And I sold enough stuff to just about break even at the swap meet, so I'm still saving for the Parlee.

Posted about 10 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

but it looks small though but actually its a big frame. hm okayyy

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Well it's 56 c-c seattube with a 66 c-c top tube (but a 61 c-c horizontal top tube).

Posted about 10 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

no way thats a long long top tube bro, with 140 stem? damnn. but its lugless!

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I'll switch the stem out to like a 90 or 100mm with bullhorns so the reach won't be quite as long

Posted about 10 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

thats good, I think the bullhorns might be Cinelli LA84 would be great on these

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I'm hoping to one day assemble a full Mavic group for it (including the 24" front disc) so I'll probably run Mavic bullhorns.

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Because it would have been originally built up with Mavic parts.

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Hahaha yep, I was wondering if anyone would notice her.

Posted about 10 years ago

AlvinGC

AlvinGC says:

That dog.

Posted about 10 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

niceee!
looks like the pursuit version of the current GT I'm riding on...still haven't posted it yet though!
mine doesn't have the cutouts in the drop outs that yours has :/

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Post it! And your dropouts must be the SFP-10's not the UFP-10's like these ones (if they're Shimano)

Posted about 10 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

in due time!
it's still in an awkward stage...with borrowed parts, along with some ehh parts. it deserves to be displayed in all it's glory and right now it's built to be rideable. and I actually need to double check on the drop outs to see if they say shimano. if it did, would it be yamaguchi built? just asking cuz mine looks really similar to this frame minus pursuit geo

Posted about 10 years ago

PocosPeroLocos

PocosPeroLocos says:

this.is. AWESOME !

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thank you!

Posted about 10 years ago

ArferBar

ArferBar says:

wow crazy frame, does it 'fit' you? what i mean is will it have risers or drops?

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I think I can get it to fit decently well. The top tube actual is 66cm C-C, but the virtual is 61cm C-C, so it fits like a 61. I'll run both pursuit bars and risers, depending on how much reach and drop I want. Drops would be too crazy!

Posted about 10 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

after Schwinn and Shogun and now Yamaguchi! wow nice collection.
great stem btw!

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thank you! I have 3 other Salsas... hahaha

Posted about 10 years ago

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

This is really cool.

Posted about 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Thanks!

Posted about 10 years ago