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#1 2013-01-24 7:07pm

ryder08
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85 pro performer

I was hoping you guys could help me figure out what came on an 85 pro performer. I just picked one up from the original owner and he said it use to have white mag wheels and white forks. But he swapped out the mags for some 48s and he bought chrome forks because he bent the white ones. I would post a pic but its nasty dirty, been hanging in a barn for aprox 13 years

Any and all help appreciated
Thanks,
Shawn


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#2 2013-01-24 7:37pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

Want the pics anyway - nasty and dirty is not a problem.

No idea on the og parts, sorry.


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#3 2013-01-25 4:02am

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Re: 85 pro performer

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/S_RICHARD/7CBAED27-06BA-4507-ACC1-8D11CCF90D90-9399-000017403E2273D8.jpghttp://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/S_RICHARD/C2C649DB-9814-4169-A408-6604F5440887-9399-000017403948958D.jpghttp://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/S_RICHARD/DEE2067A-13A0-439F-8B11-051467C57C2B-9399-000017402F6B8F31.jpg


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#4 2013-01-25 5:18am

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Re: 85 pro performer

That's so cool!
It actually looks to be pretty decent under all that dust. lol

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#5 2013-01-25 6:02am

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Re: 85 pro performer

I hope so. Has any one seen a nastier looking bike( dirty, dusty )


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#6 2013-01-25 8:03am

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Re: 85 pro performer

Holy shit!  that thing must have been buried!  Great bike.  Just check out the other ones in the museum and also do a search for GT catalog threads. 

Here's one:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=179294

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#7 2013-01-25 11:12am

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Re: 85 pro performer

That looks so cool, covered in that layer of protective dust. I'd start with a pressure washer to get all the crap off, then some car wash soap and a soft sponge. Enjoy!

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#8 2013-01-25 4:08pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

Wow!  Can't wait to see what it looks like after a good hose down...


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#9 2013-01-25 4:23pm

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#10 2013-01-25 7:18pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

That is awesome!

I dragged home a Mongoose Stylist Pro that spent a winter in a drainage ditch. It was cleaner than your Performer.


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#11 2013-01-25 7:22pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

Super cool find!


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#12 2013-01-25 9:41pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

whoa.. hope it cleans up nice. Throw on a set of white skyways OE's, white GT mallet stem and fresh GT tires and you will have a nice Japan made pro performer..


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#13 2013-01-25 9:58pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

The first picture is smithosian worthy! Or at least an Eli Roth picture worthy photo wink


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#14 2013-01-26 4:53am

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Sick photo! lol


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#15 2013-01-26 8:48am

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Re: 85 pro performer

So another question the acs stem isn't og either? He said he had them put the rotor on, is that because the mallet didn't have a hole to accept the rotor so they changed stems too?


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#16 2013-01-26 8:55am

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Re: 85 pro performer

That's cool


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#17 2013-01-26 5:41pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

Started to clean it up, it's going to have a fresh coat of shine, stickers are crummy toohttp://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/S_RICHARD/0B6793D0-C545-4637-8E82-AFA88D0224A6-10244-000018F043B90629.jpghttp://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/S_RICHARD/9D20E277-FBC2-433B-83E9-1C2A8374F18D-10244-000018F03B475B62.jpg

Question I'd like some opinions my frame has Japanese stickers, my forks have USA stickers. Should I replace them just like that or stick to one style?


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#18 2013-01-26 5:59pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

get it real clean before you take any stickers off..its only go once..i stripped my performer and I'm kicking myself

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#19 2013-01-26 6:31pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

that is the dirtiest bike i have ever seen cant wait to see it done

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#20 2013-01-27 8:18am

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Re: 85 pro performer

ryder08 wrote:

I was hoping you guys could help me figure out what came on an 85 pro performer. I just picked one up from the original owner and he said it use to have white mag wheels and white forks. But he swapped out the mags for some 48s and he bought chrome forks because he bent the white ones. I would post a pic but its nasty dirty, been hanging in a barn for aprox 13 years

Any and all help appreciated
Thanks,
Shawn

WOW .... looks like all that crud protected it all these years... those bikes if I remember right have the 6 spoke skyway mags and matching colored forks.


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#21 2013-01-27 12:42pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

The og owner told me it had white mags, he couldn't remember how many spokes, and the forks were white he bent those. He said he had them put the rotor on and wide handle bars, the bars that I have have 86 stickers
So far I have an 85 frame, forks are 85?, 86 bars,and white laid back gt post. I washed every thing and every thing needs painted or coated


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#22 2013-01-27 7:53pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

Are seat post shims common on this bike? This one has one, just wondering never seen one before


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#23 2013-01-30 8:29pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

post shim? they could be used and if it fits is really no big deal..check the seat tube for cracks or pinching.. try to keep the clamp as high up the seat tube mast as possible or get the original GT/SR clamp on there...


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#24 2013-02-17 1:14pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

What's that clamp look like? Any pics?


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#25 2013-02-17 1:18pm

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Re: 85 pro performer

FAWESOME.

It's only original once.  Clean carefully then decide if it needs new paint or decals.


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