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2001 GT Bestwick Pro

2001 GT Bestwick Pro


Been out of the game awhile (my daily ride is a SS Rockhopper) but I've been itching to get back onto a 20" bike. Picked the bare bones of this one up on Craigslist for $40. My first bike since my '01 New-School Dirtbike was stolen almost ten years ago. She's a bit of a pig right now. Gotta lighten her up. But she's solidly built, and I'm a bigger guy (6'3", 200 lbs.) so I need something strong. 

I can't wrap my head around going brakeless, let alone getting rid of my front brake, so the weight savings will have to come from elsewhere. So for the time being, here's what I've got. (Updates to follow as they happen.) 

Frame: 2001 GT Jamie Bestwick Pro (4130 Crmo - "tri-moly")
Fork: 2001 GT Bestwick Pro, 4130 Crmo
Headset: Tange Seiki STE, original to the f/f
B/B: Schwinn XS, sealed
Stem: Specialized, 1 1/8" clamp-on 
Bars: c. 1990's GT 4130 crmo. (stamped .070 crmo)
Grips: A'Me Tri  
Levers: Tektro V-brake levers
Brakes: Dia-Tech Hombre, f/r. 
Front Wheel: Araya 7x Rim w/ Sealed GT Mohawk hub, hollow axle. 
Rear Wheel: Araya 7x Rim w/ Sealed GT Mohawk hub, 3/8" - 14mm conversion washers. (thanks to nickyturbo for the wheels!)
Front Tire: NOS Primo V-Monster, 20X1.95
Rear Tire: NOS Kenda Kontact, 20X1.75
Crank: '90's Schwinn XS 3 pc., 175 mm
Sprocket: Diamondback 36t
Pedals: Peregrine Platform
Seatpost / clamp: original GT
Seat: Primo Hemorrhoid
Chain: Green


Submitted by OG'89

  • Street / Vert
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Bestwick Pro
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 20.5
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Details 20.5" TT New pics are after new wheels, cranks, pedals, bars & grips installed. Now just waiting on some knarps for the front brake, and pegs! (Feb. 2012) Fourth pic was soon after CL purchase, still lots of parts missing. (Sept. 2011)