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I've read somewhere that the GT Egde steel frame made of Reynolds 853 was ridden in the late 90s by the riders of US national cycling team. This frame was not welded as the normal GTs but beautyfully filled brazed.
Some time ago such a frame was on ebay and it was claimed that this frame was ridden by G. Hincapie during his days at the US team.

Could someone please post some pictures of US team riders riding this frame or send me some links?
 

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I've read somewhere that the GT Egde steel frame made of Reynolds 853 was ridden in the late 90s by the riders of US national cycling team. This frame was not welded as the normal GTs but beautyfully filled brazed.
Some time ago such a frame was on ebay and it was claimed that this frame was ridden by G. Hincapie during his days at the US team.

Could someone please post some pictures of US team riders riding this frame or send me some links?

Not a team pic, but a pic of their TT rig with some very, very nice brazing. (TrueTemper Steel, hmmmmmmmmm....)
 

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FORT-Cyclist said:
I've read somewhere that the GT Egde steel frame made of Reynolds 853 was ridden in the late 90s by the riders of US national cycling team. This frame was not welded as the normal GTs but beautyfully filled brazed.
Some time ago such a frame was on ebay and it was claimed that this frame was ridden by G. Hincapie during his days at the US team.

Could someone please post some pictures of US team riders riding this frame or send me some links?
GT had a small custom frame factory in Longmont Colorado run by Forrest Yelverton. I think he still works for Pacific/Schwinn as an engineer. Might try there, he'd be your best bet.
 

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I have a GT custom frame made in that shop but it is TI. Fully polished, great welds. On a much higher level then any other GT I have seen. I was told that very few were made and that this frame was perhaps made for team Lotto in 98 but I have no conformation
 

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I have a steel GT Edge. I think it's from 93-94. First year they made them. There was a recall so to speak. The size of the brazes were thin. When I got mine back the welds were much beefier yet smooth like in the picture above.

BTW my bike is made from Excel tubing.
 

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Bad Link, I laughed out loud when I saw this picture and even had to show my wife. Permission to steal this pic and use it as my avatar for a while? It is hilarious, besides the fact that I worked in New Orleans after the storm. If it is a problem, let me know. Thanks!
 

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The brazed frames were indeed made in longmont, co. Forrest was the head engineer. Also Dave Tiemeyer of Tiemeyer Cycles built there as well. They did do some Ti frames, and used Excel, True Temper and Reynolds for the steel. You could have your frame built around the standard GT geometry, or they would build it custom for an upcharge. The Lotto team frames were made of aluminum, just like the ZR-1, though they would build them custom. And the Lotto sponsorship didn't begin untill the summer of 1999, just before the Tour that year.
 

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GT Edge frame US National Team

FORT-Cyclist said:
I've read somewhere that the GT Egde steel frame made of Reynolds 853 was ridden in the late 90s by the riders of US national cycling team. This frame was not welded as the normal GTs but beautyfully filled brazed.
Some time ago such a frame was on ebay and it was claimed that this frame was ridden by G. Hincapie during his days at the US team.

Could someone please post some pictures of US team riders riding this frame or send me some links?


I've owned this frame since 2000, when the National team stopped using them. I have a friend that was on the Track squad and I bought this frame when they were being cleared out. It's actually a little tall for me so I used it as a display in my office.
 

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Kinda off the topic, but before the 96 Olympics GT put a lot of money into developing carbon superbikes for the US track team and aluminum TT/Tri bikes for the road team. Eventually they released a couple of versions, one called the Vengeance (650c wheels?) & another called Edge (the road frame was also called the Edge from what I remember). They were very aerodynamic & stiff but by the time they were released the market had started to lean towards carbon, and in addition the aerodynamic profile of the tubes didn't fall within the UCI 3:1 ratio, so there weren't any pro teams riding them.
 

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yamaguchi didn't build any of these frame, just helped with the design.
i have one built in nobilette's shop, had him build another fork for it. when i got the frame it handled kinda bad and had a carbon fork on it that was too tall. the original forks are very short. something like 363mm.

tiemeyer built some of the later models, with the reynolds tubing.
was gonna post a few pics but i can't coz so few posts :frown5:
 

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I know a guy who has one of those frames hanging in his shop... the pursuit model if I recall correctly.
Is the shop just outside of Charlotte, NC? If so I have seen the same frame when I was getting fit, and that's Hegg's frame.

FWIW I don't think the wheels are 650s I think they were all custom built in a special size and the tires were custom ordered. There is a some what famous story of one of the team mechanics being sent to pick up the tires at the airport COD and having float some crazy amount of money (like thousands) on his CC so they could get the tires in time.
 

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Is the shop just outside of Charlotte, NC? If so I have seen the same frame when I was getting fit, and that's Hegg's frame.

FWIW I don't think the wheels are 650s I think they were all custom built in a special size and the tires were custom ordered. There is a some what famous story of one of the team mechanics being sent to pick up the tires at the airport COD and having float some crazy amount of money (like thousands) on his CC so they could get the tires in time.
that's brilliant
 
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