1982 GT Pro
My Wings - The result of over 30 years of parts, racing and cruisin' - one bike, still going strong.
Starting with a new purple schwinn banana 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 forks new off the wall. Next year I bought the 82 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 pc and alum 3 pc until I got the '80 flight cranks. I ran CW Pro bars for years until GT made an XL PRO bar (XT), at 6'4", I waited forever for something bigger, then a H 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 40 years old ('07), I still take it out religiously, even though the parts have changed over the years, I remember them all and these wings will be buried with me. Update 2016: Took a few years cleaning up, rides nice.
Submitted by GTMark
- Company: GT Bicycles
- Model: Pro
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Santa Ana GT Pro Frame, Fork, XL Bars, LB Seat Post, Flight Cranks/PPP Sealed BB, MX 900 Brake, Tech 3 lever, DC Seat Clamp, Viscount MX Seat, Sunlite Dyno Rims, RL Sealed Hubs, Hutch XL Neck, PRO Neck Gears, Alum/Teflon Headset w/DK Spacer/Clamp, SST Skirt, GT Pro Series Pedals and TERRYCABLE.