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1986 GT Pro Performer

#1 2010-03-29 9:31pm

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1986 GT Pro Performer

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1986 GT Pro Performer

GT Pro Performer Club Home Boy Edition

Sold: 2010-06-18
I picked up this Pro Performer along with another one through CL as a pair.  This one was in poor shape and had been re-welded at the junction of the top tube and seat mast.  I figured it was a good candidate for restoration since it had not "survived" and can no longer be considered a survivor.  I went through several ideas in my mind and they all slowly morphed into what you see here.
This style frame is one of my favorites because it's what I rode the majority of my skatepark years in the 80's and 90's (only mine was chrome).  It was fun to finally get one and use as a canvas to play with paint and decals.  See the progress from start to finish here:
1986 GT Pro Performer CHB Edition restoration progress
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=212941


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#2 2010-03-30 3:42am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

this came out awesome cool , i followed the thread u had on building this , great job , instant fave


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#3 2010-03-30 7:56am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

This is by far the sickest GT I have seen.  I like that you treated the bike like it was art and made it your own.  Very unique unlike 80% of the Performers on this site that are dayglo pink, blue or white. Awesome build!!!!


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#4 2010-03-30 8:30am

jamesdojr
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I have to admit... when I first saw what your plan was, I was like, no way this turns out good.... 

But this thing looks awsome.  Very very impressed.  You have a good eye becasue I haven't see one like it ever.  Very original and very cool.

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#5 2010-03-30 10:39pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

turned out great!

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#6 2010-08-01 8:03am

slogun417
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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

One of the best looking GT's i have seen in awhile great job....cool


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Looking for. Dyno # plate colors would be black,pink or? Also looking for a dyno brake guard. GT black wing sprocket ,All can be in good used condition . M/O only

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#7 2010-11-09 8:58pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

I really love this bike. The more I look at it, the more I see. Great job!big_smile

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#8 2010-12-02 2:28pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

Have to post again .. This is definatly my favorite bike of all time .. Great job .. cool


Sin, sin, sin, you're all sinners. Your all goin' to a painful, everlasting, fiery hell

Looking for. Dyno # plate colors would be black,pink or? Also looking for a dyno brake guard. GT black wing sprocket ,All can be in good used condition . M/O only

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#9 2011-11-07 9:36pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

Very well done, love to see imagination with the graphics..really nice
Thanks for all the pics and showing the steps too! I rode one of these in the 80's myself.


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#10 2012-03-01 2:47pm

jukeman
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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

you have inspired me to go nuts on an 87 performer i got at a garage sale.i was gonna leave alone then i saw this.what a build.the coolest bike i think I've ever seen..wow!

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#11 2012-12-18 11:03pm

sergio504
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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

Amazing bike love the look , one of best looking performers on here/ love your builds great bikes


saw the track a few times but the pavement was king . Always looking for a new freestyle build .

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#12 2013-07-30 3:24am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Performer

Friggn dope

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