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#1 2007-08-02 10:22am

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1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

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1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

My Chrome ride from 87... bringing it back from the dead.

Here is my 1987 GT PRO FREESTYLE TOUR


This is the bike I rode for years. Ordered it from ALBE'S out of FREESTYLIN' Magazine in 1987.I rode the CRAP out of this bike and it sat with no stickers and a mess of mixed parts on it for the past 25 years.
Since 2003 I've been slowly collecting parts from ebay and friends to get this bike looking nice again.
I replaced the Power Series Cranks with cleaner condition ones.

Also, Luckily, I had saved an original set of Frame Stickers. The GT Team guys handed frame stickers packs out at one of the GT freestyle bike shop shows back in the day. smile ... which is part of what inspired me to fix up this bike - another thing that got me addicted to building all these bikes up again. I feel great about it though.. Freestyle was such a huge part of my life.
I'm pretty psyched about finding an NOS set of black KKT-SMX pedals for it, which I liked better than the original SR-PS474 pedals.


Here's a pic of me riding it (taken back in 1989)... de-stickered and set up for flatland that day.
(don't mind my weird Ron Wilkerson hair.....)



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#2 2007-08-02 11:05am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

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#3 2007-08-02 2:13pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Great survivor bike, awesome that you kept it through the years. Can't go wrong with Super Pros and RL Edge tires.

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#4 2007-08-02 2:55pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

thats beautiful, i always wanted a chrome one. god knows how many of the other colors i had but never had the chrome...one day smile

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#5 2007-08-02 3:54pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Thanks so much, Speed!

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#6 2007-08-08 7:07pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

megaX12 dont slip no grip. hay the bike is cool man!

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#7 2007-08-09 10:30am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

where did you get the tires??


WTB: 1994 GT Pro Freestyle Tour complete or F/F

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#8 2007-08-09 10:47am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Dude.. you'll never believe it...
I was browsing thru ebay.. and found this early 80's predator... had tons of great parts on it.. Pergrine Super Pros, GT Power Series Cranks... and those ACS RL Edge Tires.. in mint condition.. I need to wipe them down.. but they still have the factory white  powder on them.... Crazy...

this propelled my GT project WAY further.

Oh - and I only paid $150 for the predator... this was 3 years ago.
crazy... huh?

(that's okay though.. I've been ripped off a bunch.. so  I feel like it was finally good BMX karma coming back around my way.)

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#9 2007-08-13 1:30am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

nice gt chromey......love the chrome......i finally tracked down a three piece for mine, can't wait to get it on....


what the hell happened to bikes.........i feel like i am in the twilight zone and every new bike looks the same....

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#10 2007-08-13 2:17pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

been looken for a set of those acs edge tires for awhile...my 97 PFT i had came with black wall tires and i liked the skin wall better and just picked out the acs edge tires out of a catalog and ended up loving them....of course like everything else they arnt made anymore


WTB: 1994 GT Pro Freestyle Tour complete or F/F

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#11 2007-09-08 12:37am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

hey,looks like we have the same taste on bikes,morales' and pro freestyle tours!cool!I think i must have some of what you need,I'll let you know.

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#12 2007-09-10 12:46am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Polanco... cool. definitely let me know... I have a slew of bikes that need to be put up on here... but yeah.. I love Morales Flatland frames.. and GTs.. and mid-late 80's haros.


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#13 2007-09-20 3:25am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

is she for sale,please let me know asap.phil

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#14 2007-09-21 1:29pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Nope - I'm never selling this one. I got it in 88, rode it for years - took it to woodward, thrashed it.. then polished and babied it, re-stickered it, now I'm returning it back it its former glory... sorry. But thanks for checking it out.


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#15 2007-10-12 2:06pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

good god!! very nice

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#16 2007-10-13 9:11pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

very nice.

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#17 2007-10-13 9:16pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

very nice indeed

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#18 2008-01-21 10:34am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Nice ride Chromey!!!  I had one of these BITD but baby blue.  Looks real good in chrome!  Very bold...kind of speaks "bring it on".  I agree with your bar decision.  Good choice!


My Father once spoke to me and said "The way you look at your bike is the way I see My children, I look past the imperfections and rough surfaces to the beauty of the finished product."

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#19 2008-01-21 2:40pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Very sweet bike! I'm working on a chrome one myself. Gonna look like yours when it's done. I'm trying to get some superlace myself. But I like your wheels as well.


I DON'T HAVE ANYMORE BIKES OR PARTS... ALL MY PICS ARE OUTDATED


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#20 2008-01-21 3:19pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Thanks guys!

yeah.. I'm in the process of putting together some Superlaces, (Black hub w/ chrome Araya rims)  then I'll move the Super Pro's over to my 88 Master. smile

I'm actually looking for a set of chrome 87-88-89 bars to put on this thing.
( I know... i;m a sucka... and it's gonna look like everyone else's.. but I've got the bug to make it a little more era correct...since i'm preserving it.. and won't be thrashing on it.  doh!)  smile

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#21 2008-04-27 8:01am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

I'm wondering about the pedals in the picture. I have an identical set and was wondering the year. Are these what were originally on the 87 PFT?

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#22 2008-04-27 8:10am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

haro, indiana wrote:

I'm wondering about the pedals in the picture. I have an identical set and was wondering the year. Are these what were originally on the 87 PFT?

they arent the og pedals, but the ones from 87 are rare and go for big bank

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#23 2008-04-27 8:11am

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Nope.. the pedals in the pic are newer early 90s.
This picture is like 2 years old.

I need to update the museum of this bike.
It's much more complete.

smile


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#24 2008-04-27 12:20pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Thanks for the info

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#25 2008-06-26 9:47pm

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Re: 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team

Oh man I love it Chromey, those bars make it better I think. big_smile


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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