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#1 2007-02-06 9:16am

Cru_Jones
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1989 GT Aggressor

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1989 GT Aggressor

**Update**  I sold this quite a while ago, but never thought to mention it here.
1989 GT Aggressor frame & fork

This is a frame and fork I bought new, I believe in 1989.  SN: 6890316  To the best of my knowledge this the very early aggressor and I've never seen it shown or sold as a complete bike.  The later models connected the down tube directly to the crank tube.  I have to say, as much as I liked the look of this frame, the weight and high top tube made it a short lived ride for me.  That, and I broke my ankle on the darn thing. sad
I had it decked out with GT superlace 36's, black, silverside, w/ silver pinstripes cut on each side of the spoke channel.  I later replaced them with chrome peregrine HP48's.  I also had 401 flight cranks with sealed bearings, Shimano DX pedals, Haro group 1 goose neck & Haro bars, M-Jive grips, Dia Compe Tech 77 levers, 880/901 brakes(?), CW Revcore layback post, RL Osborne 1.75 tires, GT axle pegs.
I later moved all of that onto an older Haro Sport frame as I just didn't like that Aggressor, but , unfortunately, then the bike got kifed. sad  (I got careless).

**Update 08-15-2010**  I did sell this a while back.  I would like to leave the picture up so people can see what that version of the aggressor looks like, however.


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#2 2007-02-06 11:50am

Duke 01
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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

Always liked this strange Gt frame but never bought actually....lol


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#3 2007-02-06 4:11pm

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

My biggest gripe was the gawd-awfull high top tube, if they had shortened the seat post tube, I think I would have liked it, even with the extra weight of all the other tubing.  I don't know what the common perception is, but of the people I knew, GT was never synonymous with "light", but many respected their strength.
I don't know how much frame flex is normal, and I can't say I ever tried to measure it, but that bike did feel much more "solid" than others I had ridden.  I can't for sure say why it felt that way, tho, virtually every part I put on that bike was much higher quality than I had ever owned before, so it might have just been the combination of parts.
It is an interesting frame, but like a friend always tells me, "if something is rare, its rare for a reason."  wink  §»keith

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#4 2007-02-06 5:32pm

Duke 01
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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

Same thing didn't like to me too.... at least they should have welded the top tube a little lower with a shorter seat post tube as well..smile

Actually looks like 1989-90 Haro's Sport...

Last edited by Duke 01 (2008-05-05 9:15pm)


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#5 2007-02-06 6:54pm

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

im big into gt but i went for the haro air master in 89 cuz of the sizing on the gt, the neck you need for that bike is on ebay right now it looks kinda like the dk stem

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#6 2007-02-06 10:34pm

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

I'm wondering why this bike doesn't exist on the 1989 GT catalog.....have you seen it on any catalog?


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#7 2007-02-07 10:43am

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

i would like to get one  looks kinda cool but ugly at the same time?

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#8 2007-02-07 3:34pm

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

I tried to check some my old literature, but I have very few catalogs and I could not find any of them.

http://personalpages.tds.net/~xaero/pix/agg_air.jpg

This is a pic of one from the December 1989 issue of Freestylin'/BMX Action mag.  I also saw one in my Dorkin' III vid I sat down and watched again. smile
I have the owners manual, and I bought it August 2, 1989.  For all the thought I put into the other parts I bought, I kinda bought this frame on a wim, it was hanging over the counter at a local bike shop and it just caught my attention.

http://personalpages.tds.net/~xaero/pix/har_mas.jpg

I always liked the master better. http://personalpages.tds.net/~xaero/gif/srock.gif  I do not know why I didn't just mail order that or otherwise hold out for one.

I will never build this bike, I just have it cause I know -someday- somebody might want it.  It really saw very little use.  Now it would only have value to a collector.  To be honest, if I didn't know how rare it is, it might have been at goodwill by now.  wink

I've been tempted to throw the forks on my Mach 1 ride, but I don't want to separate the frame/fork set.
§»keith
http://personalpages.tds.net/~xaero/gif/srun.gif


Just wanted to update.  I sold it!  I kinda miss having it around, but sometimes you have to move on.

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#9 2008-04-01 7:06pm

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Re: 1989 GT Aggressor

How much did you sell for? I have a 90 aggressor that is almost completely restored and I am wondering how much it could potentially go for.

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