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1989 GT Vertigo

1989 GT Vertigo

Customized from a recent purchase of a chrome F/F with mix-match parts


Instantly became one of my favorite customizations.  Not because it reminds me of anything, but for its simplicity.  Love the chrome/white look.  It's light weight, and it has daily-rider usefulness without worrying too much about damaging OG parts.


Bought from a local guy last summer advertising it as an OG '89 GT Performer.  Came with mix-match parts which I basically ended up trashing.  My plan was to strip it down and rebuild as an OG GT Performer, but was disappointed after researching to learn that the frame/fork were more Vertigo than Performer, (because of the double-S bottom tube for that year/serial.)  Honest mistake, I'm sure.  But I learned to research more before my next purchase.


No worries -- it was still a nice f/f to play with.  So I decided on a clean chrome/white look, and went to work on getting various components from members here, and from the online sales community.  Even bought some killer GT decals -- but I'm liking the clean look too much to decide if I'll ever label it now.


Frame/fork are OG.  The rest is NOS or repop:

  • - OG F/F (serial GH8907...)
  • - Gyro 2, chrome
  • - lower/upper cables, white
  • - 44T cheese grater disk, chrome
  • - Viscount BMX seat, white
  • - Mallet-style stem w/ GT decal, white/silver
  • - Weinmann Zac30 rims
  • - GT Mohawk hubs, silver
  • - Ame grips
  • - Diacompe Bulldog MX884 brakes, anodized silver
  • - Tech 77 levers, anodized silver 
  • - frame standers, chrome
  • - Swapped bars with a '91 Dyno D-Tour
  • - dice caps, silver

Submitted by phi11yphan

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Vertigo
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"

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