2002 GT backwoods Project

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2002 GT backwoods Project
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Posted: Jan 11, 2015 at 14:26 Quote
I Just purchased this 2002 GT Backwoods for $100.
Will try to turn it into a budget XC bike


Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 7:03 Quote
Just stripped the whole bike, the frame itself weights 2235gram (4.9 Lbs).
That seems heavy for today's standards.


Posted: Jan 18, 2015 at 11:31 Quote
Decided I wanted disk brakes and a new paint job.
Started off by cutting the v-brake holders.





Posted: Jan 18, 2015 at 13:25 Quote
What did you use for paint? That came out great. Did you us heavy steal wool to remove the old layers?

Posted: Jan 20, 2015 at 17:09 Quote
I so totally forgot to take photos of the bike after I had finished sanding it and doing 2 coats of primer.
This sis what it looks like after 2 coats of orange, will be doing 2 more orange coats and a clear coat.


Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 19:12 Quote
Painting and prime is all done.


Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 17:15 Quote
After further investigation of the BB, I realized it was grinding a little I decided to replace it with a new Shimano BB UN26.
The new BB is 47gram lighter.
A little bit of lithium water proof grease and the install is done.






Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 16:51 Quote
Crank have been installed, I decided to keep the original crank, I did painted it 3 coats of black plus a few clear coat.
The reason I decided to keep original crank do to light weight, Crank arms and BB only weigh 818Gram, pretty reasonable on this day and age. I am going with a single ring 30T, waiting for it to come in.


Posted: Feb 1, 2015 at 12:38 Quote
Just installed the rear derailleur, kept the same on that came with the bike, it was in good shape, moves smoothly, I really wanted a 10spd, but decided to stay with 9.




Posted: Feb 1, 2015 at 17:53 Quote
Wheels have been put together, I kept the stock tires as they are brand new, and stock cassette 9spd (11-32)


Posted: Feb 2, 2015 at 18:23 Quote
Decals have been attached to bike.










Posted: Feb 8, 2015 at 6:56 Quote
This is looking great

Posted: Feb 14, 2015 at 15:13 Quote
Blackspire Snaggletooth 30T chainring has come in with a few other goodies.



Posted: Feb 22, 2015 at 8:41 Quote
Chainring and chain have been installed.
Unable to do the front, waiting for the headset, order it from the LBS thinking would get it faster, 3 weeks later still don't have it. Could've ordered from CRC and would already be here.
As much as I want to support the LBS, I keep getting disappointed time after time, plus it's more expensive than CRC.



Posted: Feb 22, 2015 at 8:46 Quote
Shimano XT-Saint RT81 Ice-Tech CL Disc Rotor installed


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