Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

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Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:59 pm

Well took the boy out today for a ride as his Haro freestyle bmx was gathering dust over the winter period,
Ended up down my Lbs for a brew and a chat, my son was browsing the display cabinets 10 mins later he was outside testing the above.

So ended up chopping in the Haro.
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Took the reflectors off and I check over all good and a happy son,
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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0

Postby raceface gt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:15 pm

Quick weigh tad over 33lbs,
I will see how he gets on with it, might bang sum bling on as well, could do with sum fox up front.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0

Postby raceface gt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:07 am

After sum geometry Info what's the max travel these can take.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0

Postby leaflite » Sat Jan 05, 2013 15:14 pm

its a dirt jump bike so 100mm is probably all that is required

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0

Postby raceface gt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 16:42 pm

leaflite wrote:its a dirt jump bike so 100mm is probably all that is required


Cheers my son. Loves it at the mo, wheels are getting changed tomoz.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 07:07 am

Well changed the wheels over yesterday to some half decent,

Weighed in at over 33lbs to start with, changed wheels tyres and rotors,
Now weighing 30.60lbs

Wheels Dt swiss 370 hubs on mavic 317 rims
Standard Qr's
Standard tubes
Tyres Racing Ralph's performance type
Rotors Hope floating with ti bolts
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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:33 pm

Lucky lad! Hope he loves it.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby EH_Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:49 pm

Lucky lad.

How long do you think it'll be before he has the same disease as you? ;)

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 18:34 pm

70\'sPenguin wrote:Lucky lad! Hope he loves it.


Defo those funds could off been transferred to mine :lol:

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 18:36 pm

EH_Rob wrote:Lucky lad.

How long do you think it'll be before he has the same disease as you? ;)


As long as he stays interested then I will upgrade, nice set of white Fox F100 would look nice,
He has to wait though mine priority. :mrgreen:

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 08:14 am

The Chuckers are a nice little bike, I bought one as a donor bike for when I built my wifes and must say it was a decent ride and I was sorry I had to break it.

That one was a bit older but I recall the bars and stem weighed almost as much as an Orange 5 frame, so worth checking the weights of those (as you seem to have plenty of bits laying around!), saddle wasn't much better. QR seatpost clamp is one of the lightest I've come across and went on my Weight Weenie Kraken for a while, seatpost is a kalloy from memory so you can get lighter but it's not bad.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Tue Jan 15, 2013 19:42 pm

The Beginner wrote:The Chuckers are a nice little bike, I bought one as a donor bike for when I built my wifes and must say it was a decent ride and I was sorry I had to break it.

That one was a bit older but I recall the bars and stem weighed almost as much as an Orange 5 frame, so worth checking the weights of those (as you seem to have plenty of bits laying around!), saddle wasn't much better. QR seatpost clamp is one of the lightest I've come across and went on my Weight Weenie Kraken for a while, seatpost is a kalloy from memory so you can get lighter but it's not bad.


Tbh buddy,
Was quite impressed on the wkend after a changed the wheels over, for wot it is it rides quite nice.
Although its got the heaviest parts fitted,
It's on the 30 lb mark at the min not going over boarded on spec and parts as he is 12 and addicted to Ps3 soon to be slowly weened of.
But looking into finishing kit to save a few grams, saddle is fairly light fitted a SDG bel air ti to save a few grams.

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby .blitz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 09:36 am

Have had a Chucker since about 2007 it has seen a lot of action in different disguises as a commuter bike, DJ/DH-lite and winter hack. At one point it had some 130mm Toras and a 400mm seatpost so I could use it for trail biking it worked fine & saw me through the winters of 09-10 and 10-11 without a single problem.
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Its last incarnation was back to its roots
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Sadly gone to a new owner now but I really liked it


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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:21 pm

.blitz wrote:Have had a Chucker since about 2007 it has seen a lot of action in different disguises as a commuter bike, DJ/DH-lite and winter hack. At one point it had some 130mm Toras and a 400mm seatpost so I could use it for trail biking it worked fine & saw me through the winters of 09-10 and 10-11 without a single problem.
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Its last incarnation was back to its roots
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Sadly gone to a new owner now but I really liked it


Nice CHUCKER, I rekon the frame can take some right abuse going of the welds they are chunky.

How was the geometry with the Tora's fitted, I've done some searching over the Chucker there quite a decent frame tbh, seen loads on pink bike in various forms . As for the firks fitted at present they are rub, need changing soon as

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby The Rookie » Thu Jan 17, 2013 09:44 am

I have some Recon gold solo air 100mm's in the classified section, ideal for an XC biased Chucker......

If yours has the XCR's they aren't too bad, a good service and decent grease on the bushings goes a long way (even on new ones)

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby .blitz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:46 am

The Beginner wrote:Gold clamp implies a steel frame there?

Very definitely aluminium, probably made out of recycled saucepans :)

I once stripped it down to just the frame + headset & bb and although I didn't weigh it, it felt as about as heavy as our cat who is not far short of a stone so I wouldn't be surprised if the frame alone is into double figures.

raceface gt wrote:Nice CHUCKER, I rekon the frame can take some right abuse going of the welds they are chunky.

Yes anything with two top tubes is going to be hard to break :)

raceface gt wrote:How was the geometry with the Tora's fitted

It was OK really. The bb was on the high side and it didn't make the climbs any easier (the seat tube is slack enough as it is) but on the level and downhill it was OK it felt more like a trailbike. But 100mm forks are ideal - The Beginner's Recons would be pretty much perfect imo. IIRC the RSTs on mine were 7.5 lbs :lol:

It will be interesting to see how light you can get it :wink:

Edit: there's another one here: viewtopic.php?p=15993820

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby The Rookie » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:40 pm

.blitz wrote:
The Beginner wrote:Gold clamp implies a steel frame there?

Very definitely aluminium, probably made out of recycled saucepans :)

OK, it's just the 2 chuckers I've seen with gold clamps were both steel......the steel frame is actually reasonably light....

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Re: Gt Chucker 1.0 wheel upgrade

Postby raceface gt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 18:43 pm

The Beginner wrote:I have some Recon gold solo air 100mm's in the classified section, ideal for an XC biased Chucker......

If yours has the XCR's they aren't too bad, a good service and decent grease on the bushings goes a long way (even on new ones)


Seen your forks would be ideal, however, ive seen the final parts I'm after for the Epic, so need to have a think.


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