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#1 2007-09-16 10:23am

sojerseyeric
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1978 GJS A Frame

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1978 GJS A Frame

1978 GJS with Pedal Proof front rim

1978 GJS from Action Wheels Bike Shop, Woodbury NJ.   Pedal Proof front rim, Mongoose forks, Tuf Neck, Haro two finger lever on DiaComp brakes.  Thank You everyone that has chosen this bike as a favorite!


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#2 2007-09-16 12:00pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

YA!!!!!


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#3 2007-09-16 12:35pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

That is nice!!! Always loved Action Wheels too! Except I always thought they were in Deptford, next to Woodbury.


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#4 2007-09-16 2:56pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Originally they were off Broadstreet a few blocks off west of Cooper St.  They may have moved a few times since then.  I looked at their web site recently, but i was not sure where they are now.  I used to live in West Deptford, but left the state back in 1980.


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#5 2007-09-16 3:53pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

a front rim like that was on ebay but I dont know what it went 4...but I luv them....cool ride


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#6 2007-09-16 6:13pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Thanks dude... I especially dig your "Kos"!


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#7 2007-10-18 6:25pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

that looks sick


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#8 2007-10-20 9:37am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Hey iwantoldschoolbike dude.... I was 13 when i got the GJS.  I am 39 now.  Wish i still had it!  Got a few Pk Rippers now!  Show me all the new bikes and cars of today and i will still take any thing from the 60's or 70's, no questions.  Hit all the old shops in the area, especially the little run down ones.  Found an old full chromo and tri chromo mongoose yesterday.  Ya never know.  The old "barn find' bikes could be worth thousands!


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#9 2007-10-20 9:32pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Sweet old GJS.


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#10 2007-10-20 10:46pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

cool!  OG lookin' flick.


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#11 2007-12-16 6:26pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Neato. Front wheel is cool, too. And that helmet. . .nice. All brings back lots of memories.


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#12 2007-12-16 6:33pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

what is the serial number of your bike ? Thanks

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#13 2008-01-25 4:40pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

nice ride realy makes me miss my GJS.


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#14 2008-05-19 5:02am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

your gjs is raw...that pp front rim ,wow 2/kool.
dion
can anyone help me out with searial no vs. year of production.


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#15 2008-06-05 10:58pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Action Wheels in 1981 was located on 19 E. Centre St. One of those buildings on the south side.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl= … iwloc=addr
It was an awesome BMX shop with tons of bikes. I bought a Patterson and a R&R from them and rode for them in 1981. Still have the original invoices.
GJS didnt start in 1977. I'm almost certain they came out in 1979. If they did come out in 1978 it was near the end of the year. Peoples memory can be foggy. Show me an advertisement or photo of a racer in any mag on a GJS in 1977 or 78. Maybe my memory of racing him is foggy and he was on GJS already when i raced him in the summer of 78. i could swear he was in a red and yellow SE uniform. But maybe my memory is wrong.

Eric did you race Jersey BITD, what tracks? I raced most of the south jersey, central jersey, pa tracks BITD

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#16 2008-06-05 11:10pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Racer, they did come out in '77. 77-79 the 2 gussett tubes were the same size. after 79 they changed to a thinner diagonal tube. I think Brian Hays had a post about this not long ago....


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#17 2008-06-06 12:49pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

George started GJS in 1977. There are pics of Stu Thompson in a SE uniform riding a GJS in very early 1978. He rode the GJS while waiting for the STR1 to get finished. I got my info straight from Jeff Utterback.

Let me dig up the info for dates BUT, the first GJS A frames had the two gussett tubes that were the same size. The next frame went to just the single gussett tube, Third style was the big plate gussett, naxt style came out in 84 and was called the A84. Had the two gussetts like the early frames but the top gussett tube was thinner diameter and a tad different angle. 85 brought the BIG TUBE and then Jeff closed GJS in late 85.

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#18 2008-06-06 3:05pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Heres the run down.

First Gen 77-81
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/bhaysbmx5046.jpg

Second Gen 82ish
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/GJS.jpg

Third Gen 83ish
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/frame.jpg

Fourth Gen 84
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/02a2_1.jpg

Fifth Gen 85
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/DSCF0457.jpg

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#19 2008-06-06 3:07pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Here is Stu from late 78 on an A frame
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/brianhays/SEflyer001res.jpg


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#20 2008-06-06 8:53pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

OK so we know they came out in late 78 for sure (as the photo from late 78 as I acknowledged earlier was possible) but early 78 or 77? Even the photo of Stu shows no GJS stickers. This meant either it was because the bike was still a prototype or Stu took them off because they were not SE decals. Im going with option A. That is one of the first GJS, made for Stu in late 78 before Production bikes began. Because why would they produce a bike company and then not even let the namesake (JU) race for them in 77 or 78? Did anyone race for GJS in 77 or 78? I only have a few scans from those years. I will look but dont have any newspapers.
When did Jeff Parscale start racing for GJS? Man my memory sucks I only remember him and Jeff racing for them but there must have been others.

*OK I looked and could find no pics or ads for GJS in 77 or 78. But again I only have limited number of scans and no actual magazines or newspapers. The few pics I found of Jeff it looked like he was racing a JU6.

It may sound like I know the answer, but I'm just trying to back up words with proof. We all remember wrong, including myself.
And building some prototypes is also different from making and selling a bike. Like the company i co founded. We made our first hyper in late 91 or early 92. I just cant remember. I think it was 92. One day I asked if anyone knew the name of that first model. Someone said, 'Wasnt it like F20'. I'm like no, the first model Hyper was the HPR-20. I had forgotten about the name of the protoypes. I was the one that named them! I drew up the original drafts of the first Hyper around the time of the Gulf War and F20 was a tribute to the jet fighters and 20 for 20". (HPR-20 was named by the artist who did our first production decals)

PS Brian, I will take one of each! I love the GJS with the two small tubes. Love the team uniforms even more. I think Orange is such an underused color in BMX.Other good uses of Orange; Patterson, Jag, SunTour (CYC had orange but the uniforms blew chunks).

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#21 2008-06-07 6:59am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Racer, I believe you are correct as far as "production". George was welding up frames starting in 77 when Jeff and Scot were still riding FMF but no production frames hit the streets till late 78. I'm waiting to here back from Jeff on this.

BTW, George Utterback still has that GJS that Stu is riding in that pic, hanging in his den according to JU. Good stuff.

The first pic of the red GJS was mine. I got it from a guy who said that George gave it to him BITD to try. It had no serial number AND did not have the brake bridge brace. I sold it on Ebay a couple of years ago. If anyone knows it's whereabouts, I'd like to try to get it back.


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#22 2008-08-18 6:19am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

holy crap I have never seen anything like this. The front wheel is CRAZY!! dayumz!


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#23 2009-03-27 6:22pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

What a cool pic , to bad you dont still own this bike ......


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#24 2009-03-27 7:17pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

i just was offered a mint for mine ..i am glad i didn't sell it. i dont want one of them i used to have stories....
best of luck finding yours brian..
dion


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#25 2010-01-02 12:01am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Yeah nice bike too bad it's not still around ....

that front wheel is badass , looks like a Mad Max bike !!!


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