As a bit of a GT nut (having owned no less than a dozen GT's) I was thrilled when a friend offered his old GT Rebound frame to me free of charge. It was just my size too. Back when I started riding in the 90's this was a pretty cool bike. Sure, its not a Zaskar, or an Avalanche, or a Karakoram, or even a Pantera, but these old GT's all look sexy and fast sitting still. The old girl deserved to be returned to its former glory as a singletrack ripping machine just like Gary Turner and Richard Long intended it to be when it was designed in Santa Ana, California.
My bin of "extra" parts had quite a selection from mid to late 90's and early 2000's stuff that was begging to be put back into service. And so it began, the rebirth of a well loved GT. I can't wait to throw on my knuckle length neoprene gloves, vintage Camelbak fanny pack, Bret Hart sunglasses, and Sugoi lycra shorts. I'll look like a rolling billboard of everything mountain bikes from the 1990's..... albeit a bit fatter.
Total project cost was about $80 as I had to buy tires, used wheels, a cable, a brake noodle, a seatpost. Best looking $80 bike I've seen.
Can't wait to get it out and post some real-world photos from the wild with it and get some dirt miles on.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.