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#1 2012-06-12 5:02pm

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90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

I've had it since new (I was 14) and it's time to give it some love...I still ride it with the wife quite frequently and still LOVE it.  The guys in my Museum thread convinced me to keep it all original and just detail it rather than full resto...so here is my detailing thread...
(museum thread with a TON of pics)
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=424360

If it wasn't for a few months in the shed back in the day the wheels would be in great shape...They have some flaking but will still clean up well...It went in the shed because the garage was full (with my car) but as soon as I saw how it was looking I pulled it out and put it back in the garage...

The only spot for it was up!  It was out of the way - except for when the car was out of the garage - then it was the perfect forehead height!  lol

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/cache/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/14c950672dbc59201161961686251b57948647fe.jpg

Anyway it's all apart now and I started to clean it up.  The sproket and crank bolts came up real nice with just a cleaning...still have to take a wire brush to clean the threads and inside the allen bolt hole and I'll polish the sproket but so far so good...

Here is a close up of the rim... sad
(the big mark is dirt not rust)

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1063.jpg

The fork has NO slop and is perfect so I will leave that assembled while I clean/polish

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1072.jpg

My diy repair rig

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/cache/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/4ece505c4ca6359c9364448d5390d05334f7196c.jpg

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/cache/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/73f2c937b6026c735c6c2eee3c682219b03c9e4d.jpg

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1056.jpg

The teeth were nasty - so was the chain
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1068.jpg

Also notice in this pic the Pitbull cam - I'm missing the square spacer that rides along the brake frame - anyone have any idea on where to get one - or something I could fab easily as a replacement?  The brakes work fine but tend to tilt to one side
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1069.jpg

Parts
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1057.jpg

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1067.jpg

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1070.jpg

Those sealed superlace hubs are still awesome...I remember spinning them back in the day and being mesmorized at how long it would take for them to stop!  They are still the same today!  Crazy

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1064.jpg

I got new tubes and tires for it - everything else is all original!
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1065.jpg

Chain soaking
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1075.jpg

Just a quick cleaning of these parts and you can see how well they cleaned up...
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1076.jpg

That's it for now...started late today but should be able to make good progress tomorrow...I'm aiming to clean the rims and get the tires mounted along with polishing the cranks...If it's not raining again I'll get all the big parts outside for a wash before thorough cleaning/polishing....

Stay tuned...


-Mike
90 GT Pro Series Team XXL (All original - original owner)
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#2 2012-06-12 6:56pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

AWESOME!




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#3 2012-06-12 7:11pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Love it more PICS! cool

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#4 2012-06-12 7:43pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Very nice!!! I also had a 90 xxl back then. I loved that frame and raced it from 1990 to 1996.still my fave!!! Cant wait to see how yours turns out. The graphics on the 90 gt race bikes were the best in my opinion


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#5 2012-06-12 7:58pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Looking good


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#6 2012-06-12 8:44pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

sick bike. you should really take the headset appart and re grease everything. polish the rims with mothers aluminum mag polish

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#7 2012-06-12 9:34pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

awesome!


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#8 2012-06-12 10:10pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

I'm in!

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#9 2012-06-12 10:39pm

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

again, NOT superlace hubs.


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#10 2012-06-13 6:32am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Very cool! Power Series cranks cool:


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#11 2012-06-13 6:45am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Killer bike. I might have a cam thing. Lemme check.


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#12 2012-06-13 7:06am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Sweet thanks psychoduddycycles and thanks everyone for the comments.  The spokes are coming out awesome...I'll post more pics in a few hours...

ALso, the L pedal is killing me - I can't get it off...making a leverage rig/breaker bar now hopefully that helps me get it off but I think I'm going to break the wrench! lol
(yes it's been soaking in PB blaster all night)


-Mike
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#13 2012-06-13 7:08am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Just a reminder:
The non-drive pedals threads the OPPOSITE.....lefty tighty, righty lucy. cool


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#14 2012-06-13 7:17am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Quetzal wrote:

Just a reminder:
The non-drive pedals threads the OPPOSITE.....lefty tighty, righty lucy. cool

Oh I know!  It's wicked tight though. Im hoping this rig will work! lol  Be back in a few


-Mike
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#15 2012-06-13 7:26am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

cool

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#16 2012-06-13 7:37am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Well my rig didn't work - not cause it wasn't a good rig because I rounded off TWO wrenches in the process...man those pedals are tough! lol.  I would try heat but it will destroy that inner plastic seal...Any other suggestions?


-Mike
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#17 2012-06-13 7:39am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Take it to a bike shop before you destroy something.

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#18 2012-06-13 7:42am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

bennyt4130 wrote:

Take it to a bike shop before you destroy something.

lol.  I'm not new to mechanics and working on things - never came across a bolt I couldn't get off but I think I might have to...we'll see!

Ok on to working on other stuff for now!


-Mike
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#19 2012-06-13 8:53am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

I do have that little black rubber cam block. PM me your address and you can have it.


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#20 2012-06-13 10:47am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

psychoduddycycles wrote:

I do have that little black rubber cam block. PM me your address and you can have it.

PM'd!  Much appreciated!


-Mike
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#21 2012-06-13 10:52am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

What is the serial number?

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#22 2012-06-13 10:54am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Made some progress...everything has been cleaned/degreased.  I used GUNK on the sprockets/chains and the rear dropouts.  Diluted simple green with detergent on everything else.

Front rim is done.  Brillo on the spokes - I'll give the lip a quick polish before I mount the tire then final clean/polish the rest when I get the tire mounted...

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1077.jpg

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1078.jpg

Just cleaned - looking awesome already...

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1079.jpg

Starting to polish the cranks...wetsand/buff/polish

http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/IMG_1080.jpg

Close up - BEFORE
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/Before.JPG

After
http://www.mikemartinelli.com/albums/My-Car-Pics/MiscPics/1990GTProSeries/Detailing/After.JPG

QUESTION - What's everyone recommend with regards to the decals?  I planned on trimming all the sections that are peeling - YAH or NAH?


-Mike
90 GT Pro Series Team XXL (All original - original owner)
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#23 2012-06-13 10:54am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

bennyt4130 wrote:

What is the serial number?

03900981


-Mike
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#24 2012-06-13 10:56am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

Oh yeah - stock chain cleaned up ok but I noticed a few link ends that had small cracks in them...so I decided to just do a new chain...while I was there they got the pedal off for me!  smile


-Mike
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#25 2012-06-13 11:02am

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Re: 90 GT Pro Series survivor detailing thread...

You sanded the GT logos off?  Dude, those are worth big cash.  Damn.

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