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1993 GT Performer

#1 2010-09-22 11:02pm

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1993 GT Performer

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/perf25.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/perf22.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/perf23.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/s7301634.jpg

1993 GT Performer

Mid school dressed up as old school

I acquired the bike as a bare frame and fork thrown in as part of a complete bike purchase. Not knowing what to do with it and having never built a bike from parts nor restoring one, I decided to just copy a performer from the 86 catalog.
I found a spray paint can that closely matched the GT purple and painted the F/F that color. Then came the scavenger hunt to find the parts to complete the bike. I found most of them here in the museum.
I am very happy with the bike, it rides great, and does look a little like the old school bike I wanted it to look like.


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif


You don't HAVE to build every frame and fork you own... right?

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#2 2010-09-23 5:12pm

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Very nice build!

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#3 2010-09-24 10:56am

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

nice color match for rattle can job!


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#4 2010-09-26 8:41pm

tnyvillegas
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Re: 1993 GT Performer

nice ride man. one suggestion, i had some white mags and also painted them, i went back and very carefully colored in the black gt logo back on

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#5 2010-09-27 3:18pm

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Yes, you are right, I am about to do that. I have two sets of mags and I accidentally mounted the tires on the ones I didn't paint the black GT back on.
Next on the list of things to do. smile


You don't HAVE to build every frame and fork you own... right?

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#6 2010-09-30 6:17am

twiztedbmx
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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Sweet!! You did a Awesome job......cool


My other ride is a Peterbilt

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#7 2011-01-20 3:09pm

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

You did a great job!!!! smile

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#8 2011-11-13 9:38am

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Amazing build!  cool

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#9 2011-11-25 6:25pm

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

This is very nice ..


***WTB '88**
performer seat
Performer bars
Performer post

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#10 2011-11-26 7:57pm

ericdc
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Re: 1993 GT Performer

I like this bike man!

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#11 2012-05-21 4:18pm

CWCaliFree86
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Re: 1993 GT Performer

AWESOME job... looks EXACTLY like an 87 Pro Performer. Martin Aparijo would be proud. tongue


"It's OLD school or NO school... you know how WE do." tongue

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#12 2012-05-21 5:54pm

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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Thank you all for the nice comments. Funny thing is this was my very first bike build. I didnt even know what the parts ( BB, Head set, etc) were called. In fact I didn't remove the cups to paint the bike. Live and learn.


You don't HAVE to build every frame and fork you own... right?

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#13 2013-04-20 6:10pm

Karamelkid4u
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Re: 1993 GT Performer

Nice

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