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1981 GT Pro

1981 GT Pro

Tastefully done to classic revival pro race standards with doors blown off.

First of all play Everlasting Bass.  https://youtu.be/XllU_hAVTBE 

Seeking the right formula for my bike, I relied on age old marriage traditions.  


Something new: Front tire Tioga Fast React and odi handgrips
Something old: 1981 GT Pro three piece combo

Something NOS: Bullseye bottom Bracket bearings and GT pad set
Something gold: Velocity Aero-Heat Rims, pedals, Profile chainring, Tange sealed headset, '83 Dia Compe MX 900 brake, 2 fingered brake lever

Something black: Redline Double Pinch Cranks
Something black and gold: 112 link D.I.D. chain

Six bolt Odyssey Stem
Six-brass button GT seat

90% Billy Grand hook-up.  This dude, like none other, listened to my ideas on color scheme after the F, F and bars were in the bag.  He then proceeded to find numerous parts that made the Bling Sing.  

IREIAZ done his share.  

Thanks to all my brethren looking out for this bold to behold ride, which includes, as always, Dan TheFrameKing.   

Trek 6 has been my bro in this Miami town since the day we met.  Glad to do photo shoot in-front of his Boom-Box graffiti masterpiece.

Though much has been bought for this build, the Redline Cranks were borrowed from an upcoming build box. The Bullseye bearings wanted an 8 spline axle, not the GT CRANKS I had planned, nor my second choice, a Profile pair.  Blue is featured in the GT stickers.   

Never imagined I would actually get to ride the bike featured in the November 1981 BICYCLE MOTOCROSS ACTION article “GT PRO KIT”.  The memories of looking at those GT ads in my BMX mags still ring strong in my mind as the ultimate ride.  I was right, she wheelies righteously, w/o flipping out. 




  • Race
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Pro
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 18.5"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Thanks to Calvin at Elite Cycling & Fitness who puts the extra effort into assembling my bikes.