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I bought (what I was told was) a 83' Santa Ana GT Nora Cup Expert Frame and Forks from Ebay... the guy said the frame size was 18.5"... but when I got it, it is more like 17" (measuring from the middle of the seat hole to the middle of the stem hole). Have I been ripped off? Is this a 'mini' frame rather than an Expert?

The serial if it helps is: 23968

He should now how to measure frames properly, as he had a few BMX's in the background in the photo. I just want to get my facts right before I contact the seller.

Thanks

PS to make matters worth, it also has a small dent in the bottom tube that he never mentioned was there!

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hi Andy.. here are the picts....

 

when I questioned the size he emailed me the below answer:

 

The expert frame is the standard size frame. The top tube is 18.5 inches. It was called the GT 2. The pro was called the GT 4.

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so I was expecting a 18.5 frame!

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now my girlfriend is eyeing it up for herself! Told her I need to sort this out... before she gets a bike

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You are right that the Pro size frame has a 4 under the serail number.

That has a two.

 

Most likely an expert size.

 

It has the American BB so it's not a mini.

 

Nice fork BTW - undrilled GT forks....

 

Either way it is a nice frame and fork.

 

How much did you pay, if you don't mind....

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17.5 would be an expert

 

18.5 is a pro size

 

I think both you and the seller had your information sketchy ... what you bought was an expert size

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Thanks guys... looks like I will be keeping it then as it was sold as an expert frame on (the guy seemed a bit confused about his actual frame sizes)... bit pissed about the small dent (not because you can see it.. as its on the underside) but cos he didnt mention it. I paid $300 for it.. which was probably a bit steep... but its going to look sick once I build it up... and now my girlfriend is very happy! Still the undrilled forks is a nice touch.

 

Moral... beware the bay!

 

Any one got a 24" GT frame and forks for sale?

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nice ride SEADOOIT !! Similar to the colour combo I am building it up with... should be able to get some picts up soon.

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Yup definitely the expert/standard size. Yeah, 18.5 would definitely be a pro sized frame. I know that sounds short, but these are old school dimensions.

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Here's my 83 Expert and its 17 inches not 17.5.

 

By the way, for Andy and others, not every GT mini has a Euro BB.

My 1982 Mini build will be done with pix next week and it has an american BB.

ac

 

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Edited by SantaAnaMassachusetts

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cool double photo! now all you need is a pair of those checkered slip on vans and your set! :lol:

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Hi so i found a dyno gt expert as the decals say but ove tried calling shops and looking up more info on it and cant find none anyone have a iput ?

 

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