Back in the day, I didn’t like GTs. I didn’t like Triple Triangle, or the LTS and STS bikes, and I really didn’t like the i-Drive bikes.
I can’t say I have a really good reason for that feeling though.
Now though, I’ve completely Flip-Flopped (see what I did there?) and I’d be happy to get my hands on a good GT, like this;
Actually, I did have my hands on this one. This is a 1991 Tequesta that a good friend of mine bought just a couple of months after I bought my first real bike. He rode it a lot, and eventually sold it to a friend.
About four years ago he bought it back, and turned it over to me. I was lucky enough to find a period-correct donor bike for parts, and then with a few new parts, he had himself a like-new, old bike.
I’m going to get him to bring it over next summer so I can take some proper pictures, and then we’ll go for a retro ride with my old Bridgestone.
If I was lucky enough, I’d love to find one of these;
The Cyclone – or Psyclone – was a high-end steel frame, not sure if all of them were fillet brazed, but some were, that sat at the top of their line along with the Zaskar and Xizang Ti.
I’ve never seen one in person, so I suspect they are very rare.
The Zaskars are far more common, and GTs in general are right up there on the Mt. Rushmore of VRC bikes.