Thursday, July 10, 2008

A GuTterBall For A Strike?

Years ago GT created the GTB, which stood for Generic Track Bike. It was an affordable and simple fixed-gear triple triangle track bike that developed a bit of a cult following in bike messenger circles. Given the current popularity of fixies and messenger culture, GT is re-releasing the GTB as the GuTterBall. It's not a mountain bike, but makes for a perfect townie, commuter or bar bike. It has a flip-flop rear hub with both an 18th freewheel and an 18th fixed cog, steel-reinforced horizontal dropouts, 48x18 gearing, high profile Alex rims, a custom fork and a retail price of $750. Thanks Bike Magazine. I guess my question is, who the hell owns GT these days? Havent they switched hands or gone out of business a dozen times like Schwinn? Who sells GT? Are they mostly a mail order company? Damn! I wish I didnt like that triple triangle so much. Either way, the bike looks straight enough.



2 comments:

incognito said...

Damn triple triangle frame.

beardsarefun said...

Yeh... its a love hate relationship. Heavier and functioonally indifferent but for some reason..i love it. Makes no sense.