1981 GJS A Frame
My Holy Grail - The one that got away!
1981 GJS - The one that got away
Back in 1981, I purchased my first GJS A frame from a local shop called Advanced Trickery in Glenview Illinois. I paid slightly over $100 with taxes and was thrilled to have this uniquely designed chrome beauty as my main ride. On the way home, my Mother decided that $100 was just too much for a frame and she turned the car around and made me return it. I then purchased my Supergoose for about $15 less and it became my rider for the years to follow. Since that day, I had always wanted a GJS. I have seen them available but always felt that the cost was just above what I was willing to pay. I decided to take a chance and put up a request in the Wanted section on BMX Museum and in May of 2016 my dream came true. A member offered me a gorgeous chrome A frame at a very agreeable price. Within a week, she was all mine.
Since this was "the one that got away" on me. I decided to build this to the best I could (within reason) and I thing it turned out great!
Frame: 1981 GJS A Frame
Fork: Tange TX-500 (needs correct decals)
Stem: Tiger stamped Tuf Neck
Crankset: Sugino Super Maxy
Wheels: Araya 7x
Tires: Front - Cheng Shin Comp 3 style
Rear - Snake Belly rear
Submitted by SupergooseScrambler