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Teknicle translation help needed

Post by Brian D » Fri Sep 16, 2005 09:54

Ladies and Gents of the biking persuasion

Having tried a couple of Nomadic Mountain biking sessions on Son’s non-suspension bike, :D I have been on the lookout :shock: for a reasonably priced, second hand, front suspension type mountain bike so as to partake of the occasional ride out, albeit with a bit more downhill control and less wrist fatigue.

Spotted this advert - see below
Price about right (according to website this model is £625 New). Sounds the sort of thing I’m after, but the technical bits are all gobbledegook to me. :?

Anybody give me a clue ? – Is what’s on offer good or bad ?? Is it suitable for a 6 foot 13.5 stone, old geezer that would probably only manage somewhere between 10 and 20 outings a year ??

All advice especially the polite type welcome


GT AVALANCHE 0.5 Mountain Bike – 2004 model

Good condition (some scratches, but no dents or cracks).

Recent new bottom bracket and disc pads (front and rear).

Spec as follows:

Frame: GT 6061 Triple Triangle with zero stack head tube and removable rear hanger. (yellow/billet in colour)
Forks: Marzocchi MZ Race 100mm with magnesium lowers.
Chainset: TruVativ 5D ISIS chainset and bottom bracket.
Gears: Shimano Deore Shifters (27 speed)
Shimano Deore front / LX rear mechs
SRAM 9 Speed Cassette
Brakes: Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc brakes and levers
Wheels: Syncros Big Box rims
Stainless 14g spokes
Other: Syncros Adventure 50mm riser bar
GT Design stem
GT Mtn saddle
Alloy micro adjust seat post
GT forged alloy QR seat clamp
Tange Zero Stack headset
Shimano M520 SPD pedals.


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Post by RaV » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:53

The ad makes no mention of the frame size. GT do S, M, L and XL. Being
the L will probably suit best. The GT triple-triangle frames are very strong.

Spec seems good for that price.

Fork may be a little on the weedy side for a 6ft, 13.5 stone bloke, but
should be ok given the quantity of riding cited.

My concern is that as the BB and brake pads have just been changed, the
bike must have been riding a fair bit and the drive train may be on the
out - you'd need to see it (or at least some close up photos) to

I'd be inclined to offer £200 with the above in mind which will budget
any replacement drive train bits.

First step is to check the frame size - that is most important!


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Post by Neroli » Fri Sep 16, 2005 21:15

At £200 sounds a good buy... says Ian!!

(but as Rob points out, don't expect the bits on it to last for ever)

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Post by Brian D » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:15

Thanks for the advice - really welcome - really usefull - Didn't get the bike though when the guy finally replied to my email's I dicovered the bike was not only too small but already sold to a mate :roll:

so still on the lookout for something suitable :shock:

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