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1988 GT Performer

1988 GT Performer

Stock GT Performer - my favorite yearSOLD 10/5/15

SOLD 10/5/15

Here is another 1988 GT Performer to add to my stable.  This is my favorite year.  I kept this one simple.  I still need to install pegs and standers and trade out the front caliper for a Nippon.  Every part of this bike was painted by me using spray enamels and products from my local auto store.  The paint is "Ford Blue".  It's all engine paint because I've found it holds up better.  I started with etching primer, followed by regular primer (because the etching is green and I feel it affects the color of the paint), then the color, then the clear.  I wet sanded between phases.

Here is the parts breakdown:
Frame/Fork - 1988 GT Performer
Bars - unstamped GT bars from mid 1980's
Seatpost - ebay name
Stem - GT Mallet (stamped 1985)
Clamp - 1988 GT with repro decal
Pedals - Wellgo
Cranks - OPC black ops
Chain - KMC
Seat - new Dominator
Grips - A'ME
Gyro - 1st Gen Oddysey
Gyro Cables - repops from Wooly Hat Shop (U.K.)
Levers - DiaCompe
Rear Caliper - DiaCompe
Front Caliper - DiaCompe Bulldog 
Wheels - Tuffs 2
Chainwheel - stock 1988 GT cheese grater

Submitted by houndog