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#1 2006-08-26 10:40am

comay
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1987 GT Performer

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1987 GT Performer

87 GT Performer - 50's Rat Rod Inspired

A coworker gave this bike to me. It was originally baby blue. I put 1986 GT Performer decals on it because I like those better than the 87’s. Thanks to Sam G. at Westbank Cyclery in Terrytown, LA and Matt M. at Moore Customs in Kenner, LA.
FRAME: 1987 GT Performer; Trimoly (3 main tubes chromo)

FORKS: 1987 GT Performer; 4130 Chromoly, 1" threaded
STEM: GT block stem; 1” quill; hollow stem bolt
HANDLEBAR: 1987 GT Performer; 4130 Chromoly
GRIPS: Demolition Missile grips; w/ Metal Bikes bar ends
HEADSET: Tioga Bear Trap
CRANKS: Demolition Nate Wessel model; 4130; 180mm
PEDALS: Primo Super Tenderizer
CHAINWHEEL: Profile Blackjack; 44T
CHAIN: KMC K710 Kool Chain; 1/2" x 1/8"
FREEWHEEL: ACS Claws; 1/2 X 3/32 CP 16T
RIMS: Proper 6061 Al; double wall; 48H; 20x1.75
HUBS: GT High Flange; 48H
TIRES: Maxxis Hookworm; 20x1.95
SEAT: Metal Bikes Spade seat
POST: GT laid back; 7/8”
CLAMP: Odyssey RX-2 clamp; 1"
BRAKES: Odyssey Evolver U-Brakes
BRAKE LEVERS: Odyssey Monolever; Medium
NOS GT Forkstanders and GT pegs.


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#2 2006-10-07 2:00am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Comay, bro, love the bike. The tires and sprocket ya picked for this thing? D@mn, man, kick @ss smile


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#3 2006-10-08 12:24am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

RealFox, thanks for the props. This was my madien voyage into restoring. I was going to go all original but my lack of knowledge and money changed my path. Then I stumbled across a motorcycle built by Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles. The rest, as they say, is history.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/HELP/hotRod2.jpg
You can check out the bike's progression at http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/co … Performer/


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#4 2006-10-24 12:25pm

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Comay, yup, I know who Russell Mitchell is. Gotta love that cocky-Britt, eh? lol. He has a thing for simplicity, but his bikes are not so simple. Odd how every bike-off he is part of here in America..., he never wins. I remember the first time I saw him on Biker Build-Off on Discovery a couple years ago. BTW, you did a great Mitchell-esque GT there. wink

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#5 2006-10-24 9:20pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Yeah, Fox, I don't know why Russell never won a build-off. And yeah, he his a tad bit on the cocky side. The main reason I like his bikes is because they don't look like all the other bikes out there. His bikes have the old school look with new school technology. The other bikes have the wild paint. All the chrome. Some have very innovative designs and most are very easy on the eyes. But after a while . . . ZZZZZZZZZZZ. BORING! It's like a bunch of sheep if you ask me. Alright, enough about motorbikes.
It's the same way with bicycles. Your bike says a lot about you. Who here has bought a bike "off of the showroom floor" and didn't change a thing? As soon as I got home the kickstand, chain guard and reflectors were gone. Throw on some pegs, upgrade some parts. Maybe even throw on a few stickers. Now it's MY bike. A one-of-a-kind! Isn't that what everyone here is going for?!?!

Thanks swarren.

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#6 2006-10-25 3:32am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Comay, why remove the kick stand? All my bikes heve em, and if they don't, they will. I ain't about to go off anywhere and *lay* my bike on the ground. Of course, there's the old: flip it on it's back idea, but no. I don't wanna tear anything up.

I must admit, Russell does do things different. Remember that tryke he built? Bro, that was too friggen kick @ss. I don't even like trykes, but d@mn, that one's da bomb.


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#7 2006-10-25 4:12am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

my kickstand had to go too.  i don't like the clagity clang clang, or the chipped paint.

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#8 2006-10-25 1:02pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Dude pretty tight bike i have a GT Mach One, and i might be gettin a GT Performer but yeah sick bike.


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#9 2006-11-04 9:06pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

these pics dont do justice to this bike. i saw it in person, and i am still talking about it. never saw old school, and new school come together so well. awesome job chris


when i see a mongoose at walmart, i try and picture the metal being used to make something more useful, like a frying pan, or maybe some clothes hangers...oh well...its out of my hands.

my bikes are tri-moly. that means i have 3 times more chromo than you..haha

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#10 2006-11-05 10:02am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Thanks, lovethegoose.
Here it is with the new Maxxis Miracles. I didn't want to ruin the whitewalls.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_3335.jpg

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#11 2006-11-20 12:16pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

DaMN.... THaT'S a SWeeT LooKiN' GT PRo PeRFoRMeR Ya' GoTS THeRe!!!!! ............. LoVe THoSe WHiTeWaLLs............ THeY'Re BaDaSS!!!!! KeeP iT uP!!!!!!!!!!!! cool

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#12 2006-11-24 10:52am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

that is the sweetest proformer i have ever seen. love the chainwheel. lookes great w/ the red pedals & brakes. cant decide whether i like it better w/ or w/o the whitewalls


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#13 2006-11-24 11:07am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

that is pretty slick.. old school performer with a new school twist... nice bike bro..


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GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

All the hub/hoop measuring info you will need along with spoke calculation info http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 9#p5435389

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#14 2006-11-24 9:38pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Thanks, caleb. Coming from a purist such as yourself I'll take that as a real compliment cool.


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#15 2006-12-15 12:37pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

thats pretty cool that yo based it off a bobber

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#16 2007-01-11 6:44am

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

i just noticed the brake set up, thats sweet. i never saw those before. id put dice caps on it wink

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#17 2007-01-11 5:23pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

SpeedFreakZX12 wrote:

i just noticed the brake set up, thats sweet. i never saw those before. id put dice caps on it wink

Yeah the brake setup is pretty cool. Odyssey Evolver brakes on Hoffman Bikes adapter plates. I've seen other types out there but they looked a little to wimpy. I talked to people that have used the wimpy kind and they had to put hose clamps around the adapter and the fork. Not really a clean look.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_2245.jpg

As far as valve caps, I prefer my skulls.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_2149.jpg


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#18 2007-01-11 5:31pm

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http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/speedfreakcbr/P1110128.jpg

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#19 2007-02-01 7:26pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

I think I'm gonna build her some new wheels. I just got these hubs. cool Now all I need is some red rims.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/GTHubs-01.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/GTHubs-02.jpg

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#20 2007-02-04 3:29pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

sweeet!!!!! those hubs are gunna look amazing!! thse are from the pro-series team model

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#21 2007-02-04 7:54pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Thanks speed. I just need to find some red rims to lace them to. And once I do, if it makes you feel any better, I'll put on some dice caps.


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#22 2007-02-04 7:57pm

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lol nice, why not go with fresh powder?

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#23 2007-02-04 8:07pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Well, the rims I have on it now are new school. I might just use the employee discout to get a new school set of red hoops. I think it'll be cheaper and easier instead of unlacing, getting 'em powdered and relacing. I heard you say how much "fun" you had relacing your HP's. I have zero patience for that. Besides, I think I'll put the black wheels from this 87 on my 88 Performer/Vertigo in the Name The Frame section.


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#24 2007-03-02 3:26pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

Finally got my new rims! Proper Rims laced to GT Hubs. cool Thanks to my boy Kolin at Westbank Cyclery!!

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_3452.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_3448.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/comaynola/87%20GT%20Performer/100_3449.jpg

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#25 2007-03-02 3:44pm

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Re: 1987 GT Performer

comay, what can I say? AWSOME!


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