1991 GT Timberline

March 22nd 2014

I noticed this ’91 GT Timberline on Ebay one afternoon. Before leaving work that evening, I placed a bid and arrived home to find I’d won it. It had been bought new by a middle-aged lady, who intended to use it as a keep fit bike.

1991 GT Timberline 01

She soon lost interest and relegated it to the garage, where it sat for the next 20+ years. Only when she was moved into a care home and her son cleared the house did it emerge into the sunlight again.

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It’s all original, and it had survived remarkably well. It needed a new old stock components, and the original Cheng Shin tyres fell apart when removed, but it cleaned up really nicely after just a quick wash. The old wheels, drivetrain and brakes look almost new.

I realise it’s no Zaskar or Xizang, but it’s a cute little GT and I’m happy to give it a new lease of life.

Here it is mid-restoration, the frame having been cleaned and polished, and a pair of orange Michelin Wildgrippers thrown on.

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4 thoughts on “1991 GT Timberline

    • Hey Sam,

      Yeah, it’s a sweet ride. It’s now living with its new owner in Melbourne.

      I honestly can’t remember what size headset this bike used. The oversize headsets (1 1/8 inch) were coming out around this time. If I were to guess I’d say 1 inch.

      Ride safe!

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