post a pic of you and your latest purchase v2.

#21

steel or alu?

#22

Alloy. Shame, I would have loved an 853.

#23

Stick the longer stem back on to compensate for the short reach of the swept back bars.

130mm works well on these two.


Out and about in the sun.

#24

For the gal

#25

Angle those bars so the ends point down, not up. Her wrists will thank me.


Arrow Porteur bars by ah_blake, on Flickr

#26

re: tri-tri GTs, there’s (a new-ish) one in the window of Chapel St Crime Converters atm. didnt’ take a good look at it but if the fan-bois/gals wanna head down…

#27

envious.

not for the trip, for the map. i like maps.

#28

Looks good LT. Seems like you picked it up for a good price too. My only suggestions is swap the Alu fork and maybe a longer stem (unless your GF has T-rex arms). And are you gonna paint that frame? Looks like its been left to rust a little already.

And +1 what Blakey said. He knows his townie shit.

#29

Yeah will see about making some changes down the track. I kinda dig the raw look, might just clear-coat/sticker bomb it. Up to her I guess!

Anyone have one of those clamp-on rear brakes?

#30

^ Always thought they were a pretty expensive ugly option. Why not a coaster brake? They’re cheap as chips, just have to buy some new spokes… And you work in a BS right? Problem solved.

One-Speed Bicycle Coaster Brakes

#31

Eeh. If I was gonna go the coaster brake I think I’d just convince her to go fixed. Seriously hate coasters haha!

#32

When do you get into France?
I shall be riding around Europe from may onwards, and any chance to had a spin with others sounds very welcome

#33

Look Ergo stem to syntace aerobars and bullhorns for hipster pursuits to the coffe shoppe

#34

^ i like this ^

#35

im in france from the 14th of june. till the 26th of july.
Preetty much staying in Paris. But will be doing a few over night rides to see the tour etc. And yes super keen for a brew and a spin with fellow aussies.

#36

Yes i agree, Maps are epic.

I also have this map of Paris. They are amazing, waterproof, tear proof and crumple to the size of a tennis ball.

#37

that would be epic… id be keen for sure. I have been saving google maps image of rides and putting them on my ipad so they link together like a big map.

#38

Thanks for that Blakey, I just figured it would be way too long.
I have done some searching on the interwebs for stuff obout GT road bikes and while they love to talk about the Ti and 853 models, I can’t find much on the alloy models. Have you any suggestions where to look?

#39

Sam, you crack me up buddy. Everytime I see you you’re rrocking some new mental setup. This one must be your best yet!

#40

or riding around brunswick velo then taking your shirt off afterwards.


Bought this kask mojito, is comfy and retention adjust up and down to fit my bun.