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#1 2008-05-29 9:23am

markmc97225
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1978 GJS A Frame

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1978 GJS A Frame

True survivor. I've owned this bike since new.

I'm the original owner of this bike.
Cycle Pro forks.
Takagi Chromoly cranks with KKT pedals. Sugino sprocket. D.I.D. chain.
Shimano Tourney brake with Mathauser shoes
Araya 1st Gen. 7b rims with Shimano MX quick change hubs (even extra sprockets!)
Cebe slimline stem.
Tange quick adjust headset
Carlisle Agressor MX front tire. 20x2.125 with 1.75 tube. 20x1.75 rear tire.
Generic seat - but production stamped May 1978
I bought this bike early in the GJS A-Frame production (July 1978 I believe), it didn't have a serial number on it, or, was shipped without one. This bike retains 100% of the parts it was built to race with in 1978. The only updates have been new brake shoes, and a new brake lever, and new Oury grips, and NOS parts were used. Bike was raced in 1979 Jag BMX World Championships.


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#2 2008-05-29 9:07pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Wow I didnt know GJS went back to 1977. I raced Jeff Utterback at my first race ever in 1978 and he was on SE I f I remember right.
I thought GJS started in 79. That bike is sick though, glad you saved it all these years.

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#3 2008-05-29 10:21pm

markmc97225
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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

I actually thought 1978 at first, but based on other pictures that were posted, I had to re-think. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gjs/6500 for instance says 1977, and http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gjs/3619 says 1978. Since I don't have the small tube model, which I know came at least a year later, I made a leap. But, I'm quite comfortable that it could be, and probably is 1978, based on my memory, plus, what you've noted. Positive it isn't 1979.

Thanks!


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#4 2008-05-30 6:18am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Great looking survivor!!! Building an '82 myself. Can't wait till it's done.


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#5 2008-05-31 7:21am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Nice survivor!


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#6 2008-06-05 10:40pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Beautiful survivor there...love the old 70's race bikes!
George Utterback started welding up the A Frames in '78, and GJS was born.cool

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#7 2008-10-14 8:33am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

thats a kick @ss GJS........if you ever want to trade/sale that seat..let me know....I was born in may of 78..


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#8 2008-10-16 6:13am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Looking real nice cool


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#9 2008-10-16 7:06am

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

way cool ,how did you manage to hold on to it ? i wish i had my first real bike it was a puch but it had a twin top tube like a r&r.
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#10 2008-11-30 5:15pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Them gjs frame are sweet. i never seen any of them growing up. i dig the old school pic's


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#11 2010-08-14 1:29pm

mitch
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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Very nice bike! Don't have an extra set of those forks kickin around, do you?

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#12 2011-03-20 6:56pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

Are Gusset Bars The Same Size Or Two Different Sizes?
Also Where Is the Serial # Stamped?
i believe The First Frame To the Public Was Not Available Til 1979, Unless You Got A Proto Type Which Is Mega Rare
This Looks To Me Like A Type Two A Frame.

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#13 2011-09-29 12:26pm

abozny
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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

nice bike, nice story... i was at the jag's in indy in 1981 or 1982.. and wow, you won a trophy there?? so cool.


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#14 2013-10-20 7:56pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

I can't believe I haven't run across this yet - so sweet, instant favorite.  Gotta love os og owner rides!  cool


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#15 2013-11-17 7:59pm

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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

big_smile so sweet,way ahead of its time


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#16 2015-07-08 2:04pm

jimmy65
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Re: 1978 GJS A Frame

How cool to have a one owner gjs,beautiful bike

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