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Old 07-27-2018, 10:12 AM
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GT Lightning - Ti Triple Triangle Dirt-Drop Do-all

Now for something totally different....

Picked this up about a year ago as the bare frame and have built it up a few different ways. Below is the final configuration.

While it's onne of the coolest frames that I have had come through the stable, unfortunately, in the flat bar setup it is a tad too short and with the drop bars, the drop becomes too extreme for long rides, so she's moving to a new home. Kind of a pieced together build, but bombproof and really fun to ride.

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1x9 with a wide range cassette
XT Crankset with oval narrow wide chainring
Ultegra 6501 Shifters
XT long cage RD
XT/Avid 1D brakes
Kona Project two fork
Ritchey Pro stem
Salsa Moto Bell Lap dirt drop bars
Rolf Dolomite ultralight wheelset with paired spokes and IRC tires
Crank Bros Candy pedals









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Old 07-27-2018, 11:28 AM
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Now, that’s what I like to see.
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Old 07-28-2018, 12:55 AM
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Nice bike

Me too I had built few years ago a titanium GT Lightning
Here is a picture
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:56 AM
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Pretty Cool!

Awesome looking GT! What size? I am interested if you're passing it along.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:07 AM
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Awesome looking GT! What size? I am interested if you're passing it along.
Thanks
But I don't have this bike any more.
I've sold it few years ago
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:29 AM
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Nice bike

Me too I had built few years ago a titanium GT Lightning
Here is a picture
Awesome!

What's the fork on that, been looking for one similar....
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:42 AM
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Awesome!

What's the fork on that, been looking for one similar....
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I bought that fork here http://www.xacd.com.cn/product.asp?rootcl=1&cls=12

Quick, cheap (about 350 US$) and good fork.
They produce me 2 forks with mesure I wanted
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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These GT Lightning frames are pretty awesome, I've been using this forum for inspiration for my own retro-build project... & I've finally finished it up! Went for a 3x1 drivetrain... but not sure if I'm going to like it... may end up with a rigid fork, drop bars and 1x10 by the end of summer....

Titanium GT Lightning
- Phil Wood Hubs
- White Industries 16t Freewheel Blue
- WTB Speedmaster Rims 28h
- WTB Weirwolf 2.1 Tires
- RockShox SID Carbon Race 80mm Blue
- Cane Creek 110 Headset Anodized Blue
- Cane Creek Direct Curve 5 Brakes & Levers
- White Brothers Ti Riser Handlebar
- WTB Mototec Grips
- Shimano Deore XT Thumb Shifter Triple
- Shimano XTR Front Derailleur FD-M952
- Thomson Elite Stem 120mm
- Thomson Elite Seatpost
- Thomson Seatpost Clamp
- WTB SST.CZ Saddle
- Race Face Forged Triple 3x Crankset Anodized Blue 175mm 44t/32t/22t Square Taper
- Paul Components Melvin Chain Tensioner
- Time ATAC Classic Pedals

Of course it's still winter here in Alaska.... so haven't actually had a chance to test ride it yet... Soon though....
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:57 PM
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These GT Lightning frames are pretty awesome, I've been using this forum for inspiration for my own retro-build project... & I've finally finished it up! Went for a 3x1 drivetrain... but not sure if I'm going to like it... may end up with a rigid fork, drop bars and 1x10 by the end of summer....

Titanium GT Lightning
- Phil Wood Hubs
- White Industries 16t Freewheel Blue
- WTB Speedmaster Rims 28h
- WTB Weirwolf 2.1 Tires
- RockShox SID Carbon Race 80mm Blue
- Cane Creek 110 Headset Anodized Blue
- Cane Creek Direct Curve 5 Brakes & Levers
- White Brothers Ti Riser Handlebar
- WTB Mototec Grips
- Shimano Deore XT Thumb Shifter Triple
- Shimano XTR Front Derailleur FD-M952
- Thomson Elite Stem 120mm
- Thomson Elite Seatpost
- Thomson Seatpost Clamp
- WTB SST.CZ Saddle
- Race Face Forged Triple 3x Crankset Anodized Blue 175mm 44t/32t/22t Square Taper
- Paul Components Melvin Chain Tensioner
- Time ATAC Classic Pedals

Of course it's still winter here in Alaska.... so haven't actually had a chance to test ride it yet... Soon though....
I once did a 3x1 on a winter commuter and it was amazing. the 50/34/22 was all i ever needed in the winter. A bailout gear for hills/deep snow, 34 for slight inclines and 50x18 for flats.
I'm sending this post to my buddies who mocked me haha. Glad i wasn't the only one.
I've heard the term "dingle speed" but what do we call a triple? "tingle speed"?
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:53 PM
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A ti?!?!

Now that is sweet. I have a few of these bikes from over the years not a ti. This is pretty cool.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:04 PM
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Looks like a great bike packing candidate.
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