Picked up this little guy on the ol' fleabay. 1990 Team Avalanche. Tange Prestige Concept tubing, Prestige fork, GT stem, all painted to match in a very early 1990s splatter paint scheme so prevalent in bike styles and graphics of the day. Frame came with a Deore XT U-brake also, along with the GT seat post clamp and the appropriate cable routing doo-dads for the u-brake. I think I'm going to build this sucker with period Deore XT stuff, including thumb shifters. And then...I'm actually going to use it on the trails! Should be a hoot...until all my friends get pissed off waiting for me even more than usual!
How I got it...
NOS Deore XT headset installed, and cleaned up. I'm going to spend some time resetting some of the peeling decals and get it ready for buildup next. Also give the old beast a good wax job.
Ready to go! Old School is a term tossed around too much today...but I think it really fits here. I feel like I'm walking around the sales floor of University Bicycle Center back in North Tampa whenever I see it in the shop!