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1986 GT Performer

1986 GT Performer

Tribute to my broken '85/'86 World Tour...an exact remake of my original vert/show bike

I snapped the original frame (a 3 hole '85 with '86 pwt stickers) at the headtube-toptube junction in about '88 or so. The wreck put me off vert forever. I hung the parts on a donor frame and it rotted in various locations throuhout our several moves. Well, I found it during our last move and decided to restore it and then...I found this site. Here's the build. The only difference is the 3 piece cranks, as back then, I bent just about everything, including cranks and couldn't justify the cost of bending redlines or profiles...

 

'86 Performer F/F (with '86 world tour stickers...like it's fallen brother)

 

'86 CW Pistol Pete "Premium" bars..restored

 

'85 Hutch Western H freestyle stem (bent just about every other brand)

 

DiaCompe MX901s front and rear..in original condition

 

DiaCompe Tech5 (with "286" levers) Levers, custom bent and powdered

 

GT Layback post Velo seat (original was a Tioga/Kashi FS)

 

Fully restored Peregrine 48s...one of the first in the series...one rim has a speedline that "skips". I had these delivered before they hit the dealerships. They use the original Suzue 6A hubs

 

Rare Haro Yellow Dart 1.5" tires

 

A'ME Rounds

 

Newer school Profile cranks

 

Tioga CD sprocket and disk

 

NOS Shimano SXes

 

Skyway "pro" brake pads

 

Chrome chain

 

This is the build that I used in shows all over NE. It's a shame that the original frame broke ,but this is an exact replica of the original. Sorry about the wierd lighting in the pics. It was a "tornado" sky here in Ga when I shot them. That's a wierd green hazy sky for those who haven't experienced it before.

Submitted by mcseforsale

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Performer
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Took me a year to complete this build.