1982 GT Pro
My Wings - The result of over 35 years of parts, racing and cruisin' - one bike, still going strong.
Starting with a new purple banana seat bike in 1976, then a used yellow/black Murray with shocks on the seat and a spring setup in front, this is what ended up as my current ride. It had many, many second hand early frames and parts including ashtabula, mongoose, huffy, acs, skyway, lester, webco, mcs, tange, torker, pro neck, DK, suntour, shimano, suzue, bullseye, etc. until I bought these 81 GT forks new off the wall. Next year I bought the 82 GT frame. It took some cash and a major brand decision to do this back then, but a chrome GT was it for me! All current parts were bought new throughout the years when necessary. I went through many 1 piece cranks until I got the used 401 flight cranks. I ran CW Pro bars for years until GT made an XT PRO bar, at 6'4", I waited forever for something bigger and a Hutch XL stem. This bike is unrestored and has been raced in OH, TN, KY, FL, NBL, ABA, REBEL, etc., and countless rides and trips throughout the USA over the years, either in the trunk, strapped to the rear or flying coach. At over 50 years old, I still take it out religiously. I took it apart a few years ago and had the chrome buffed and put the third set of real NOS decals on it. Even though the parts have changed over the years, I remember them all and these wings will be buried with me.
- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Pro
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Santa Ana GT Pro Frame, Fork, XL Bars, LB Seat Post, Pinchless 401 Cranks/PPP Sealed BB, MX 900 Brake, Tech 3 lever, DC Seat Clamp, Viscount MX Seat, Sunlite Rims, 1990 Redline Sealed Hubs, Hutch XL Neck, PRO Neck Gears, Hatta Headset w/DK Spacer/Clamp, SST Skirt, GT Pro Series Pedals and TERRYCABLE.