1996 GT Talera Part III

This morning the newly customized GT Talera went on it's maiden voyage. Being used to a road bike I was impressed with the ability to blast over anything in my path. The slack geometry, high bottom bracket, and long wheelbase lends itself well to stability and clearance with a small sacrifice to the nimbleness a road bike possess. So going over cobblestones is no problem but dodging discarded hypodermic needles could be. The gear ratio works great for both keeping up with the speed of traffic and climbing hills. This bike was photographed and tested in the Kosciusko Industrial Neighborhood in St. Louis but will soon have a new home in Washington State. In either environment this bike can continue long after the pavement ends. You can view the build process here: Part I & Part II