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#1 2012-01-03 11:29pm

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1985 GT Pro Performer

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1985 GT Pro Performer

Recreation of my BITD bike.

I wanted to recreate my BITD bike and although close to the original I did do a couple of minor upgrades that I would to have loved back then. The first being the GT Superlace coaster and front GT Superlace hub set and the Redline 401s.
A complete restoration project that's tough to squeeze into 4 photos, but I kept a restoration blog here.
* 1985 (US made) GT Pro Performer frame and forks
* GT Epoch headset (full gyro friendly version)
* GT SR Mallet Stem
* GT Performer Bar
* A'me Tri (bubble font)
* Dia Compe Tech 7 levers
* Dia Compe Nippon calipers
* Odyssey Gyro (gen 1)
* NOS DC front cable
* NOS Odyssey Gyro 1 cables
* Shimano DX pedals
* Redline 401 180mm single pinch full wrap
* NOS GT-BMX Viscount seat
* NOS GT layback
* NOS GT Shinko green tyres
* Araya Aero 20x1.75
* NOS GT Superlace Coaster Brake
* GT Superlace front hub
* GT Seat clamp
* GT Power disc
* Sugino chainring 43T
* NOS ACS chain
* GT frame standers
* GT fork standers


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#2 2012-01-04 12:13am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

SO SICK! cool

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#3 2012-01-04 9:33am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Where the hell did you find NOS GT Shinko green tyres ????
I still looking for the white versions for mine.


Wanted: GT white with skinwall side tyres
Wanted: GT white Seat

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#4 2012-01-04 12:25pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Thats totally rad Gt.big_smile

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#5 2012-01-04 3:45pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

awesome job on this!!!big_smile


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#6 2012-01-04 8:13pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

big_smile Killer looking ride!


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#7 2012-01-05 12:57am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

TheGuvnor wrote:

Where the hell did you find NOS GT Shinko green tyres ????
I still looking for the white versions for mine.

Green Shinkos come up from time to time NOS, I got lucky with these and also picked up an orphan spare as well. So I'll build up a matching non-coaster Superlace rear too.

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#8 2012-01-05 6:13pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Wow. Really nice GT cool


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#9 2012-01-06 10:26am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Watched this build from the beginning..... Turned out perfect


I now have a GT superlace coaster hub!!!

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#10 2012-01-31 5:49am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

lookin good my friend!


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#11 2012-04-13 12:27pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

a straight up gangsta build. nice job-especially on that seat clamp...


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#12 2012-07-16 4:13am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

I couldn't agree more ZJ, the seat clamp was probably the biggest turn around in the whole build.

Weird how one of the smallest parts, that is usually of minor significance, almost took the most time to resto, and nearly  the centre piece too..

Before:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J8AHEFxneWk/TfUzAgRhJyI/AAAAAAAAA4g/xAuqCKiifaY/s1600/1.jpg
During:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wLWa47bK3KI/Tj29DDgFOWI/AAAAAAAAA-g/FFumPPukWrA/s1600/photo.JPG
After:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_DTkEFRJNPU/Tj0fart2KgI/AAAAAAAAA-I/UkmLCTsNLAQ/s1600/GT+Seat+Clamp.JPG

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#13 2012-09-10 2:46pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

love it

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#14 2012-09-24 10:02pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

I plan to make a minor update to the bike, with a set of '80s Action Zone freestyle bars I just sourced smile

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#15 2012-11-16 9:18pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

i LOVE THIS bike! tongue


Need GT clear grips, GT 85 pro performer forks, GT Mach One, Interceptor w/ GT wings decal set

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#16 2012-11-19 10:13am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Very, very nice build. Just needs a nice set of AZ bars! big_smile

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#17 2012-11-19 11:09am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

share the process of getting that seat clamp so shiny and new?  I will be in the same boat in a few months and would love to have mine look like this.

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#18 2012-11-19 3:01pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

The seat clamp was a labour of love so to speak.

I started with removing all the remains of the purple paint off, then just started to sand the clamp down to remove all the nicks and marks on it.
Not many were that deep thankfully. I did this by hand many to make sure I preserved the GT wing stamps as best I could which were nice and deep.
After that it was just to used finer and finer sand paper, then to polish it by hand with Autosol.

I originally planned on keeping it completely polished with the GT stamp in black, so there was an interim stage when it was like this:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R1hZLPEszYg/TfU5coWq0bI/AAAAAAAAA48/p3kVpR2pIhY/s1600/1.JPG

But it didn't suit the build, so I had the clamp powder coated white and then, slowly remove the powder coat with very fine sand paper, followed by another polish with Autosol. Again all done by hand...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YC8J9YxS-2E/TwPwdMYvYPI/AAAAAAAABSk/mEyY-lgKiLo/s1600/IMGP1126.JPG

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#19 2012-11-19 3:06pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

RS84GT wrote:

Very, very nice build. Just needs a nice set of AZ bars! big_smile

big_smile They'll be on it very soon!

Got a set of custom Action Zones decals made up for it in the GT colours, yellow with a blue outline in the same way the GT decal on the down tube it.

Should look different at least...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RLigwrVCqHM/UGH0PAIt8PI/AAAAAAAABrY/Ni2s9zyMSI0/s640/blogger-image-1726096026.jpg

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#20 2012-12-18 2:57am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

wow nice build loving the actionzone bars

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#21 2013-01-16 2:00am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Got the decals for the Action Zone bars made up and they look super. The match the GT colors perfectly...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-K3rl13z3lV0/UPHDSRzbR0I/AAAAAAAABvc/EP8pXlIJ4Hs/s1600/20130112_205727.jpg

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#22 2013-07-18 9:43am

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Action Zone bars finally installed:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OaPySpQG8NM/UegP-M7tyuI/AAAAAAAAB7c/wMW-gtwWj5k/s1600/IMGP3881.JPG
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bG4x7sOBiOE/UegP1hzqTPI/AAAAAAAAB7U/i1ZrD5_g76E/s1600/IMGP3882.JPG

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#23 2013-07-19 11:43am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Love the bars!!!!cool


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