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#1 2008-04-26 12:26pm

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1977 GT Gary Turner

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1977 GT Gary Turner

Pre-GT

I didnt know what i had (all these years) until the actual builder grabbed me when he saw the bike!!

Bartered for this bike as kid, around 1980, frame likely HOT at that time. Weird  design, Had the "GT" type design at top of triangle, but looked like no other GT or bike I had ever seen. Not until GARY TURNER yelled at me at the drag races in the pits, did I ever know what the heck it was.


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#2 2008-04-26 5:47pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Wow, that´s a real piece of history. Is the seatpost one piece without seat clamp?

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#3 2008-04-26 7:03pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

you shere thats a Gt it has thruster dropouts and a wish bone bottom bracket?


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#4 2008-04-26 8:12pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

no its pre GT like he said.


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#5 2008-04-26 8:28pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

yeah we been talkin about this for a hole day, i think that bike is awesome and worth a ton...


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#6 2008-04-26 10:13pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Great bike you have thats a piece of history for bmx.


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#7 2008-04-27 9:20am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

when Turner first started welding frames, I imagine it was a mosh posh of tubes and angles to start with.  '79 was closer to the GT era and the frames were starting to get more refined.  Don't get me wrong, I have no idea what the early Turner stuff looked like, but i don't imagine they all looked like the 80s frames.


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#8 2008-04-27 10:05am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

http://i10.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/ec/91/1b9a_1.JPG
here is a 81 on ebay right now that looks pretty much the same

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#9 2008-04-27 10:10am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

as that 79 atleast

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#10 2008-04-27 10:19am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

those 2 bikes you just pictured are similar but not the same..  look at the weird rectangal dropouts and the wishbone. also just look at the welds they dont look to good, some of it loos crooked (where the wishbone connects to the BB espically)...  deffinately pre dates the bikes u pictured..


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#11 2008-04-27 3:11pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

would be nice if it isa gary turner but he was dragracing back then  making and wealding his drag frames.  I thought he also worked for murry as a bike wealder back then and desided a better bike needed to be made. so would not the wealds be cleaner looking.I guse whith out gary turner personly typing in and saying so all we know is its posibly a 70's home weald BMX?


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#12 2008-04-28 8:18am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Wow this is so very neat.  I meet GT by chance, only because im riding this odd-ball bike he literally recognizes, as something he built himself, and now all you real enthusiasts have something that can be appreciated much more than I do, and I own this thing!!  Thanks for all the support (and scepticizm)

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#13 2008-04-30 10:53am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Nice bike.

Looks like an early GT Pedals Ready to me.

Very similar to the CYC Ames Stormer.


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#14 2008-05-02 8:27pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Hey Surfaddict -- I have your frame's bro.  I'll be posting pics as soon as I can get digitals made.  I got mine new in '77 in San Diego -- still has "Gary Turner" decals on the frame!!!  I built it with Skyway Tuff Wheels, Tuff neck, redline bars, Takagi cranks, and Roger Decoster forks (the GT forks were fugly back then).  Granted, the Decosters' nickel plating soon didn't match the chromoly, but I guess nobody's perfect...

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#15 2008-05-09 3:59am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

hutchheaven wrote:

Nice bike.

Looks like an early GT Pedals Ready to me.

Very similar to the CYC Ames Stormer.

i agree


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#16 2008-06-04 1:38pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Not convinved its a early GT PR frame. If the PR frame had a shorter seat tube I'd have to see that. Yours looks like it was cracked or something.

There is no difference in the actual frame geometry (PR vs Ames), they are exact. If the seat tube is shorter on the PR, I'd love to see it. Either way, kick ass bike.

The one thing that makes me think yours is a CYC is the finish. Those PR's had a better chrome finish than the ames frames (Via "TIM's" PR). Actually the chrome on the Ames sucked...like yours. tongue

BTW, Neither of my Ames frames had serial numbers, so yours could still be a CYC.

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#17 2008-06-06 10:18am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Thanks for the info...CYC built by GT is what it seems my bike is.  I still havent gone down to see GT, my truck is still in disrepair.

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#18 2008-06-06 11:17am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

man, i remember those pedals on that ames stormer above.....those things sucked!   they made all kinds of squeaking noises.


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#19 2008-06-06 4:55pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Surf-Lover,

  What really has me thinking Ames, check out the cranks on the CYC above picture. What are the odds? Same Tourney's as the Ames and there on your bike too.  I will tell you also, that Bottom Bracket is exactly like what CYC used (via Shimano equipped)..

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#20 2008-06-30 11:36am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

Wouldn't Gary Turner know better than us? It does look like that Ames Stormer, except maybe the neck and brakes. But, if he built it before he started GT, then there you have it. Sweet bike anyway.

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#21 2008-06-30 11:52am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

OranGutan wrote:

Wouldn't Gary Turner know better than us? It does look like that Ames Stormer, except maybe the neck and brakes. But, if he built it before he started GT, then there you have it. Sweet bike anyway.

Well when Gary Turner actually comes here and says it is a GT then we will know for sure. Otherwise it is just a good story. cool


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#22 2008-06-30 3:16pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

hutchheaven wrote:

OranGutan wrote:

Wouldn't Gary Turner know better than us? It does look like that Ames Stormer, except maybe the neck and brakes. But, if he built it before he started GT, then there you have it. Sweet bike anyway.

Well when Gary Turner actually comes here and says it is a GT then we will know for sure. Otherwise it is just a good story. cool

LOL and there are plenty of good ones in here...............lol

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#23 2009-01-09 5:08pm

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

that looks like my Ames Stormer!

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#24 2009-02-10 5:19am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

very nice... I just found a old GT add in some pics I had.  I'll post it when I get home 2day...  I orig. found the pic on this site but I cant find it now..  hers a link 2 it. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= … n%26sa%3DN

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#25 2009-02-14 6:03am

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Re: 1977 GT Gary Turner

wow ...man love the history


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