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#1 2012-12-17 8:12am

ragstorockstar
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My First Build

Hey guys!  I'm new to the site and so glad I found it.  Several years back I got the itch to restore my '86 GT Pro Performer, so I asked my dad if he still had it and his response was, "oh, I threw it away!" <sigh>  So fast-forward and now I really want to rebuild it and after digging around, the only parts I have original are the seat post clamp and the rear frame standers.  Needless to say, I've got a ways to go!  I just purchased a set of OGK mags from a member...so I'm on my way....

Here's a pic of me back in '87 when I was 10...can't wait to complete the build!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8280562003_f8eb68b0ea.jpg

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#2 2012-12-17 8:21am

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Welcome and cool picture . Make sure to take pictures along the way and post them in a thread if you'd like for us to see . cool

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#3 2012-12-17 8:24am

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Thanks and I'll definitely post build pictures along the way.

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#4 2012-12-17 8:26am

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Killer Pic and at that age cool Welcome to the site and good luck with the resto

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#5 2012-12-17 8:43am

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Cool pic from bitd. Good luck finding your old school GT. Please, as others mentioned, do post pics as you go along cool


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#6 2012-12-17 8:45am

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Thanks njbmxer422!  I constantly think back...what if I didn't quit! Oh well, with this resto, I can relive the glory days...somewhat big_smile

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#7 2012-12-17 8:58am

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You look confused on the proper way to peddle the bike. lol Just kidding cool old pic. Good luck on your quest for all your parts you need. Welcome aboard. big_smile


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#8 2012-12-17 8:59am

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gt performer, very nice, they are some of my fav bikes from bitd, ive been wanting to build one myself, i will one day,  keep us updated on the build.

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#9 2012-12-17 9:01am

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U putting a k stand on the new ride:) that green is tight don't remember it.


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#10 2012-12-17 9:02am

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that's gonna be a cool build


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#11 2012-12-17 9:06am

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Thanks Guys!  redline squareback, I don't recall ever using my pedals correctly tongue

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#12 2012-12-17 9:12am

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poppa wheelie...you HAD to call me out on the k stand, I was hoping no one would catch that lol  Unfortunately with my dad...It was not optional!  I love the green too.  It looks dark in this pic, but in others I have, you can tell it's the GT green.

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#13 2012-12-19 12:03pm

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That's a sweet pic!!
Can't wait to see the new GT when she's done!!tongue


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#14 2012-12-19 12:12pm

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Thanks hermes33...can't wait to get her done.

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#15 2012-12-19 12:56pm

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Yeah great pic. I'll have to look around to see what the green looked like originally but the green looks great in the pics!!!
Can't wait to see this happen. There is a wealth of information in the restoration forums!!
Edit: Here are links that shows the true green. looks great :
http://www.vitalbmx.com/photos/member/8 … afia,60491
http://www.vitalbmx.com/photos/member/8 … afia,60491

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#16 2012-12-19 1:10pm

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Thanks for the link general hustler, I've saved the catalog for reference big_smile  Definitely learning a lot from the restoration forum and finding some great info for the project.

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#17 2012-12-19 4:15pm

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Cool Pic...
and welcome to the best site............


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#18 2012-12-19 5:47pm

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Thanks OLDSCHOOL ATL!  It's also an addicting site...big_smile

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#19 2012-12-19 6:47pm

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Cool you have a seat post clamp and frame standers!
Thats 3 times as many parts as I had when I got back into BMX 4 years ago lol. I have about 6 bikes now and almost finished my second build.
Keep us posted, thanks


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#20 2012-12-19 7:03pm

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Welcome Ragstorockstar, to the worst/best addiction you will ever have!!!

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#21 2013-01-21 5:35pm

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Marking, GLWB

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#22 2013-01-21 5:48pm

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Nice pic, and welcome!


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#23 2013-02-07 3:37pm

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AWESOME !

"Dad...I'll leave the kick stand but can you take a pic of me doing a seat grinder ?" lol

Dude that pic is KILLER ! You should be proud riding like that at 10 years old ! cool

PS I have some other parts you need PM coming

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#24 2013-02-07 4:15pm

ragstorockstar
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Lol...thanks Brian...looks like you'll be a contributor to this build, appreciate it man!!

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#25 2013-02-07 4:37pm

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you know it brother wink happy to help rebuild a bike that has so much meaning to you

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