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1988 GT Performer

#1 2006-06-13 6:59pm

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1988 GT Performer

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1988 GT Performer

Hot Pink GT performer.

This was a gem i found in a thrift store then later sold to a bike shop to  be a display piece.
pretty much bone stock except the mks pedals.


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#2 2006-10-09 3:44pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

when I was a kid, my parents wouldn't buy me a freestyle bike. I take that back, they bought me a huffy freestyle, which technically was my 2nd bike. My first bike turns out, was a girls bike. It was blue, but the top tube dipped down, which made it a girls bike. I realized this later after I knew more about bikes.

I never liked skateboarding, nor was I good at it. But I had a very strong desire for a REAL freestyle bike. The Desire never left, it survived in me for years. I took one of those little paper envelopes you get your money from the bank teller in, and glued a picture of a GT Vertigo that I cut out from the GT catalog onto it. I saved up every cent I could find, for months. To this day, that was the most responsible I have ever been about saving money, I was determined. After about 4 months, I realized I would never be able to afford the new GT vertigo pictured on my envelope. Thats when I found a hot pink GT performer like the one above. A friends friend had it disgarded in his garage, halfway disassembled and broken. I bought it, and fixed it myself. I learned how to build a bike, and I learned how to ride my first REAL freestyle bike.

Ill always remember the solid feeling of the bike. The confidence it provided while doing tricks. The bike also taught me many life lessons. I learned how to save money, and fix bicycles. I rode the performer for some time, then eventually I finally got a new GT Vertigo. I took my first job in a bicycle store, where I sank most of my paychecks into building this-
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/hoffman/1577

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#3 2006-10-09 3:56pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

thats a hot  lil hoffman.
I remeber the first time I saw hoffman. Was at State Fair of Texas. Psrocket Jockeys tour. DMC, Mirra And hoffman all in one show/demo. Thats when I wanted to get into freestyle.


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#4 2006-10-10 8:11am

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My first show was at a state fair as well. DMC was there with Rob Nolli if I remember correct. Thanks for the kind words dude.

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#5 2007-03-14 3:01pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

any chance I can get the name of the bike shop?  whaler17@charter.net

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#6 2007-03-14 3:57pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

tisaac, r u asking cuz u wish to buy?

not pink, how bout purple?
http://www.os-bmx.com/forums/index.php? … p;id=20460

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#7 2007-03-14 8:16pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

FenwayKid wrote:

tisaac, r u asking cuz u wish to buy?

not pink, how bout purple?
http://www.os-bmx.com/forums/index.php? … p;id=20460

Its for sale?   Post link please

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#8 2007-03-15 4:15am

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it may be, i have a deal in the works but it may have fallen thru, i'll let u know in a day or two.

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#9 2007-03-19 6:25pm

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I am looking to buy.  let me know.  Whaler17@charter.net

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#10 2007-03-19 7:35pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

my lavender one sold, but there is a magenta 88 on the bay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … 1&rd=1


here's another 1
http://cgi.ebay.com/1987-GT-Performer-H … dZViewItem

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#11 2007-03-20 2:08pm

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I just checked out the magenta 88 on ebay and it looks like it is in thee stl area. I am located in chesterfield,and would love to have a peek at it.  let me know if that would be possible.


Still very interested in this one.

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#12 2007-03-20 5:23pm

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sorry i wasn't more clear. these last 2 (on the bay) are not mine.

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#13 2007-03-20 6:49pm

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no problem, I am still interested in yours if you still have the magenta one.

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#14 2007-10-26 2:52pm

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lol. This bike (with diffrent tires(dryrotted) and seatpost (which bent)) is in the latest issue of Ride magazine.
Shads Homage to Old School.


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#15 2007-10-27 4:37pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

I love how that color looks. Wish my son would let me buy him one like tihs to ride around on.

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#16 2007-10-27 7:21pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

gixxer007 wrote:

I love how that color looks. Wish my son would let me buy him one like tihs to ride around on.

forget your son, buy one for yourself to ride on lol


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#17 2007-12-23 1:04pm

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i remember that bike thrash,i never should have given it back, but like i said, i was afraid of breaking it.

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#18 2008-07-23 1:13pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

..sweet bike..i too was a sucker for freestyle bikes as a kid..i finally got my Mike Dominguez that i wanted as a kid tho..T big_smile

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#19 2009-08-01 4:09pm

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man, i remember when my name naibor got all chrome GT performer.. their just epic looking. after seeing that. i got one like, months later heh.


mess with the best, die like the rest.

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#20 2010-09-15 6:01pm

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Nice, I have same bike all original except tires and grips. I've been hanging on to this bad boy for a long time. Now I'm going to try and find a nice blue 87 project bike for winter.


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#21 2010-09-16 1:23am

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

wish I could find a GT in a thrift store?


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#22 2014-03-28 8:32pm

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Re: 1988 GT Performer

That paint color is killer.

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