1988 GT Mach One
Back from the dead with a GT frame.
This bike is a total mash up and I wouldn't have it any other way. It is the evolution of the Traker that my parents gave me for my birthday in 1982, purchased from Gibb's Bike Shop in Lake Mills, WI. It was a beautiful bike, bright blue with yellow pads, but it was heavy and the components were weak. Over time, every single part was replaced with hand-me-down parts from my older brother, take-off parts from my friends' bikes, and more birthday gifts. Major upgrades within the first couple of years were the Skyway Tuff II's and Schwinn Predator frame and fork set. The forks cracked early on and I ran my brother's Mongoose forks for years without issues. The bike was retired by 1992 and it ended up being a heap of parts, delivered to me by my brother when he cleaned out my parents' garage a couple of years ago. Recently I decided to put it back together replacing parts only when necessary. Unfortunately I found a crack in the old Atari Predator frame, so I started looking for a replacement frame. When I was a kid it seemed like everybody I knew had a GT and I wanted one too. So I used this as an opportunity to evolve the bike one more time with an '88 Mach One frame purchased from shad4130. Man, it feels good to have my old bike back!
Submitted by AndyZ
- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Mach One
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Old Parts: GT Mach One frame, Tange forks, Takagi chromoly cranks, KKT pedals, Skyway Tuff II rims, GT Performer handlebars, Tuf-neck chain ring, Tuf-neck seat post, Kashimax Aero seat, Dia-compe brake and lever, Generic stem, Sealed bottom bracket (brand unknown) New Parts: Ame Tri grips, Haro 1" black headset, Kool Stop Vans brake shoes, Duo Stunner 2.20" red wall tires, Odyssey Linear Slic Kable