1998 GT Speed Series XL
Grape-Ade - Custom done GT Speed Series in purple w/Power Series decals. (Note: Power Series frames did not have the "Box" chain stays)
Here is the bike I put together for my youngest daughter who is graduating from Middle school on 6/19/09. This was the complete (except for wheels) that I scored from "jayoldmanbmx" a few months ago. I bought some new Sun rims to pair up with some old school low flange GT sealed bearing hubs and went with a custom powder coat job through my friend Joe who owns and operates Brooklyn Machine Works (BMW). It's actually a clear coat with a purple tint to it and it looks wicked in person. The pictures do not really convey the look of the powder coat job! Also, I picked up a few other parts from some members here, like the Crupi pedals and polished GT stem from Stonie. I went with a new seat with purple stitching and a puple brake lever, purple front axle nuts and nipples and the last addition, the purple overdrive chainwheel from Toby2D just last week.
Parts & Specs:
â€¢ Frame: 1998 GT Speed Series XL
â€¢ Serial#: 07988556 XL
â€¢ Tubes: 6061 heat treated Aluminum
â€¢ Forks: GT Stiletto 1 1/8" non-threaded
â€¢ Handlebars: GT 4 Bar Knee savers original chrome
â€¢ Stem: GT Polished race stem
â€¢ Grips: A'me Mini's
â€¢ Seatpost: GT Straight post 27.0mm
â€¢ Seat: Shadow Conspiracy slim seat
â€¢ Seatpost clamp: GT
â€¢ Levers: Odyssey
â€¢ Front brake/pads: N/A
â€¢ Rear brake/pads: Silver Tektro V-brakes
â€¢ Brake cable, rear: Odyssey Linear cable
â€¢ Headset: Silver Chris King 1 1/8"
â€¢ Cranks: GT Power Series (Show) cranks 180mm
â€¢ Pedals: GT Platform 9/16" re-powdered black & Crupie Silver w/polished purple cages.
â€¢ Front sprocket: Purple GT Overdrive Chain wheel 44T
â€¢ Chain: New school chrome KMC chain
â€¢ Rear sprocket/cog: 16T
â€¢ Wheels: GT OS low flange sealed bearing hubs with SS spokes, purple nips and Sun Rhyno Lite rims in 20 x 1.5"
â€¢ Tires: OS GT Skinwall race tread 20 x 1.75"
â€¢ Tubes: Danscomp 20 x 1.75-1.95
Thanks for looking!
- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Speed Series XL
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Toptube length: 20.5
- Headtube size: 1-1/8"