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#1 2012-03-16 8:32pm

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1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Time for me to put together the bike I had when 14! 

May take some time but I will update any progress, start of something beautiful here, can't rush wink  I have some parts coming to show soon but at this point this is what i'm working with!  This will be all NOS or ORIG/Restored or it wont be. 

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web1.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web2.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web3.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web4.jpg

Thanks to oldskool87gt I have some fresh powdered Tech 7, 87 Nippon, AD990, post clamp and last but not least a sweet chain ring with nos chain ring bolts.  Can't wait! 

Snatched a pair of white tires from halfdozenbuzen, not shinko but looking good.  Will have pics up of new parts when they come in.

I know my mallet is aweful.  either going to have it redone or find one done.  If anyone has one let me know. 

Some of the things I will need:  Gyro, Upper/lower cables, gt chain, pedals, headset, bottom cup/bearings, seat.

I have an 88 dayglo pro performer survivor coming in the mail monday that I thought had some superlaces on it, but what it may have is superlace hubs but not the sealed kind and they're not ukai rims.  Original plan was to restore the rims for this build and sell the survivor bike but now I may keep it!  That will be a whole other story for near future smile  If you check my post I have a thread on it.  Well, that's about it.  I know some people have seen enough dayglo restores, but this one is a must for me.

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#2 2012-03-16 8:54pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

love seeing PFT's restored!! looks good so far.

Are you going with GT pedals or SRpedals?

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#3 2012-03-16 9:01pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Enjoy the build.  That stem isn't that bad, I've fixed worse.


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#4 2012-03-16 9:27pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

GTOne, whats the difference?  Is one metal?  I would like ones like that are on the bike in my avatar, I think they were the plastc hmm smile

AirInk, yea the last one I had powdered the guy didn't do as he was supposed to and he painted the whole thing (not the long part talking about the front with the gt logo)  and when I mentioned it when I picked it up he brought it in the back and ran it across a wire wheel or what not and it brushed those horizontal lines out of it and changed the texture.. But for this one I don't want that to happen, do you think I should just tape it up myself before bringing ?  Like tape it up and xacto knife the g t out of it? how do you prep the front before paint/powder.  Thanks for looking smile


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#5 2012-03-17 6:22am

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Nice, glad to see you're doing up a real '87 and not killing that survivor '88 you got cool

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#6 2012-03-17 7:30am

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Someone just recently posted a DIY for getting the proper texture back on the GT after a restore... basically.. paint/powder it,tape off leaving the circle.. sand in one direction.. did the exact thing about two months ago.. came out perfect...

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#7 2012-03-17 9:24am

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

tobin, yea man just trying to do the right thing smile  that's why some of my questions may sound simple but I just like to discuss and get other people opinions even though in the end it's on me.  Funny thing is I was all ready to sell the 88 survivor and now i'm thinking about keeping it.  If I sell it it will help speed up this restore but I think its going to clean up real nice.  Unsure, I still may sell whole thing like it is.  I will post it to the museum next week so it will have it's own thread to discuss smile

kbillan, thanks for stopping by wink  I will have to find that thread but I see what your saying.  Once you put a grinder or anything like that on it that texture goes away. I can definitely see taping the rest off and just sanding side to side.  Just have to do good job keeping the inside the gt lettering cle

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#8 2012-03-17 9:28am

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Got some of the goodies today!  Everything looking good.  I had concerns about the tires but now that I got them in my  hands I know they'll work out..  They're not shinkos but they'll do.  I ever get some shinkos I have a performer sitting here can use them so smile  The gt wings is on a thin crinkly applique but I like the pattern and they are 1.75.. well, this what we got so far.

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts1.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts2.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts3.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts4.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts5.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts6.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/parts7.jpg

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#9 2012-03-17 10:46am

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

LegoMyDayGlo wrote:

GTOne, whats the difference?  Is one metal?  I would like ones like that are on the bike in my avatar, I think they were the plastc hmm smile

AirInk, yea the last one I had powdered the guy didn't do as he was supposed to and he painted the whole thing (not the long part talking about the front with the gt logo)  and when I mentioned it when I picked it up he brought it in the back and ran it across a wire wheel or what not and it brushed those horizontal lines out of it and changed the texture.. But for this one I don't want that to happen, do you think I should just tape it up myself before bringing ?  Like tape it up and xacto knife the g t out of it? how do you prep the front before paint/powder.  Thanks for looking smile

These are the SR 474 pedals that im talking about. Im not sure if they were stock on the PFT's but i know they are era correct and go with this bike.
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m264/juanc_04/2012-02-27190424.jpg

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#10 2012-03-17 12:53pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

dibs?  lol..  yea I prefer some fresh powdered metals ones because I know they would look great, long as they are era correct. 

I'm also in need of a seat post, which I need to fix soon because it's all got to go to chip soon.


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#11 2012-03-17 1:58pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Well heres one of my old photos looks like metal pedals this our sr 474?

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web5.jpg


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#12 2012-03-17 2:36pm

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alright now were getting somewhere


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#13 2012-03-17 2:42pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

LegoMyDayGlo wrote:

Well heres one of my old photos looks like metal pedals this our sr 474?

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web5.jpg

Yep, the same ones!! they are pricey though! Im restoring some right now for my own  build.

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#14 2012-03-17 2:58pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

GTOne wrote:

LegoMyDayGlo wrote:

Well heres one of my old photos looks like metal pedals this our sr 474?

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/87pft/web5.jpg

Yep, the same ones!! they are pricey though! Im restoring some right now for my own  build.

Is anything cheap for these builds sad smile   I can see repowdering but what happens with the grey plastic pieces and possibly black?


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#15 2012-03-17 7:35pm

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Yeah, building these bikes is really expensive! i took them apart, reflectors and the rubber parts. Going to repowder them black! cool

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#16 2012-03-18 3:46pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

the texture in the metal is restored or replaced w hen you use a coarse grit. It will never bee "the same" but does the trick...

I went as far as to clear over mine once done..


those tires are the BMX tread... but look good..


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#17 2012-03-18 6:46pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

kbillan wrote:

the texture in the metal is restored or replaced w hen you use a coarse grit. It will never bee "the same" but does the trick...

I went as far as to clear over mine once done..


those tires are the BMX tread... but look good..

yes, the tires have those little knobs at the bottom, like i said some things will have to do for now smile  trying not to use anything new unless nos.  Somethings in the future I may replace out with nos as the opportunity present itself... you know how it goes.  Yea, Im going to bring this mallet to get powdered but I need to figure what else white I need to bring.  Thanks to olskool I have all these other parts already powdered.  If I had a powdered mallet and gyro I really wouldn't need anything white except poss the pedals.


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#18 2012-03-19 1:21pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

ok!  So I got the 88 Pro Performer.  I submitted to the museum and have more pics but going to wait till the thread shows up to post them but here are the rims.  They looked sealed?  Are these the right high flanged superlace hubs I need and does anyone know what rim it is and if it would be a good candidate for powdering the inside of the rim white?  They do need to be restored, the chrome is flakey in spots. 

http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/88gtppdg/88gtpprims1.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/88gtppdg/88gtpprims2.jpg
http://www.pimpmyxbox.net/bmx/88gtppdg/88gtpprims3.jpg
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#19 2012-03-19 6:28pm

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Re: 1987 Pro Freestyle Tour Dayglo Restore

Definitely superlace hubs but they kinda look like they may be looseball to me, but i'm no expert..no idea on the rims though

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#20 2012-03-19 6:33pm

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I don't ever see these things come up.  wonder if it is worth getting it repowdered white even if it is looseball, sure it would look fantastic.  But I have no idea of their value and this is prob just a no name chrome rim and I dont know if i should restore the inside of it white.  Cost alot to restore both hubs, paint the inside hoop and replace all spokes im looking at over $350 so I guess that money could go towards a sealed set/etc.


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#21 2012-03-19 6:35pm

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Just give them a bath and a re-grease and use them for thrashing. Buy some good ones to look at.  cool

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#22 2012-03-19 6:39pm

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But how much for good ones?? smile  for 350 these would come back looking like "good" ones smile  possibly... I mean some say the superlace wheel sets come up but I just dont see them?  where they hiding smile  I know these big gt dogs around here probably gonna post a pic with 10 nos ukai superlaces


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#23 2012-03-20 9:29am

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I see this has moved to a new thread. Good to see the 88 turned out to be a sweet survivor! Sucks those Superlace hubs weren't sealed. tongue




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#24 2012-03-20 9:42am

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LooseNut wrote:

I see this has moved to a new thread. Good to see the 88 turned out to be a sweet survivor! Sucks those Superlace hubs weren't sealed. tongue

thank you smile  and yes, it is sweet.  I am going to have to do the tires, chain, brake work because if it's going to be a survivor frame i'm going to ride it.  smile  It's even got black/silver tech 7s. 

it does suck that the superlace aren't sealed, but wouldn't they still be worth to restore or no?  they would look the part.  Im still trying to figure out if its worth restoring those rims to white??  The chrome is flaking either way.


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#25 2012-03-20 10:11am

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LegoMyDayGlo wrote:

LooseNut wrote:

I see this has moved to a new thread. Good to see the 88 turned out to be a sweet survivor! Sucks those Superlace hubs weren't sealed. tongue

thank you smile  and yes, it is sweet.  I am going to have to do the tires, chain, brake work because if it's going to be a survivor frame i'm going to ride it.  smile  It's even got black/silver tech 7s. 

it does suck that the superlace aren't sealed, but wouldn't they still be worth to restore or no?  they would look the part.  Im still trying to figure out if its worth restoring those rims to white??  The chrome is flaking either way.

Man, I've become a sealed bearing snob. But, you could have C4 powder them white, clean & repack the bearings, then decide. You could always sell them for a small profit afterwards if you decide not to keep them... no harm in that. (assuming it's not much $ to get them powdered white)

Option 2 - Sell em now and put the $ towards some sealed ones.

Keep in mind the sealed Superlace Hubs are going for around $200 unrestored... give or take.




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