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#1 2007-09-30 5:07pm

GTMark
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1982 GT Pro

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1982 GT Pro

My Wings - The result of over 30 years of parts, racing and cruisin' - one bike, still going strong.

Starting with a new purple schwinn banana in 1976, then a used yellow/black Murray with shocks on the seat and a spring setup in front, this is what ended up as my current ride. It had many, many second hand early frames and parts including ashtabula, mongoose, huffy, acs, skyway, lester, webco, mcs, tange, torker, pro neck, DK, suntour, shimano, suzue, bullseye, etc. until I bought these 81 forks new off the wall. Next year I bought the 82 frame, it took some cash and a major brand decision to do this back then, but a chrome GT was it for me! All current parts were bought new throughout the years when necessary. I went through many 1 pc and alum 3 pc until I got the '80 flight cranks. I ran CW Pro bars for years until GT made an XL PRO bar (XT), at 6'4", I waited forever for something bigger, then a H XL stem. This bike is unrestored and has been raced in OH, TN, KY, FL, NBL, ABA, REBEL, etc., and countless rides and trips throughout the USA over the years either in the trunk, strapped to the rear or flying coach. At 40 years old ('07), I still take it out religiously, even though the parts have changed over the years, I remember them all and these wings will be buried with me. Update 2016: Took a few years cleaning up, rides nice.


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#2 2007-10-01 5:15am

shivadread
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Re: 1982 GT Pro

Absolutely stunning IMO the best old skool bmx ever made


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#3 2007-10-01 8:19pm

bsmith
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Re: 1982 GT Pro

Sweet ride!!! I'm currently working on my 83' Nora Cup that I never could afford in 83'.  Now 24 years later, I've got it.  I have to agree with shivadread, best oldschool ride made!!


Lookin for:  9/16" DX's in gold rougher the better...  Dirtbike with standing platform, Menstrual cycles decals...  Need one Blue anno Ukai speedline shinny side rider condish and straight.

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#4 2007-10-01 8:51pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

thanks, I worked hard to get this, gonna chrome up some bolts and hardware this winter. Here's a pic of just the forks and gears about 81, had an MCS Spider frame with new GT forks and uni seat, I was getting there. I was crazy. http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/img0019e59f526d447.jpg

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#5 2007-10-02 8:02am

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

hi , thats a great story ! it reminds me that thats how we built up our bikes
save some money , buy a new stem .then swap your wheels with some guy
then break your opc crank and buy a new one !!

thats how my bikes went ...started as one thing....ended up as totally different !

we used to swap parts over for a couple of days and if we liked the parts it would be permanent ,  if we didnt we would swap back.so you kinda tried out a lot of stuff over the years.

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#6 2007-10-02 11:42am

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

very nice!!! Drop the white walls for skin walls, and get you a chrome GT padset.

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#7 2007-10-02 1:53pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

very cool! i remember bitd me and a friend swapped all of our parts and then a week later swapped them all back lol.

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#8 2007-11-20 11:06pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

great stories and cool old pic...... that GT is a beast and i cant wait to get one ....


Build it, ride it all over the place and repeat. ; )

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#9 2007-12-03 8:22pm

GTMark
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Re: 1982 GT Pro

b.cal wrote:

very nice!!! Drop the white walls for skin walls, and get you a chrome GT padset.

chicks never really did dig the pads...but heres one from about 85 for youhttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/gt_8359f52754b7.jpg

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#10 2007-12-03 8:26pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/gt_85e59f7a4ecef.jpg
maybe that was 83 and this was 85, god it was fun back then - cheers to all bmxers old and new!!
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/mm001004f_mus59f7a33ea6.jpg

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#11 2007-12-03 8:38pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

NICE ........I LIKE THE W/W I GOT SOME ON MY 85 RIGHT NOW


IF IT HAS SPOKES,I'LL DRIVE IT

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#12 2007-12-03 8:53pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

TODD74 wrote:

NICE ........I LIKE THE W/W I GOT SOME ON MY 85 RIGHT NOW

Big bad bill is sweet william now!!

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#13 2007-12-08 5:59pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

nice shorts big_smile


glaoigh mé Iodáileach garsún.

(thats gaelic)

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#14 2008-01-15 11:31pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

rafe711 wrote:

very cool! i remember bitd me and a friend swapped all of our parts and then a week later swapped them all back lol.

i'm not on here much, but that's great! man we used to swap a lot a parts, man, lol.  it was like hey check out my new XXX and you say, nice, so what you gonna do with your old one?

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#15 2008-02-03 12:22pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/gt11e59f7a6c091.jpg

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#16 2008-02-05 7:58pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

i have been trying to get all my bike pics together over winters. hard to do with kodak disc and such negs of the time, but noticing how many different wheels i've been thru. i take it on a lot of trips all over the USA. I just like looking at my pics when i'm out there or supposed to be busy.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/sunkengrade59f7a95925.jpg


this is my bud tex on a AZ trip. the chrome was too hot! http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/p2gt01e59f7aa1c25.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/1azgt59f7ac2b9f.jpg

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#17 2008-02-05 8:29pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

here's one prior to the redwoods downhill run...http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/p2redwoodmx1059f7a57999.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/ys_bike11_659f7ac9741.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/ys_bike16_759f7acdd5f.jpg

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#18 2008-02-05 10:09pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

Just awesome...


OHHH too many bikes...so little time.

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#19 2008-03-29 12:23am

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/bmxa_oct82-4459f7ab2e05.jpg

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#20 2008-04-22 10:26am

brodywhalen
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Re: 1982 GT Pro

This is hands-down the coolest bike I have ever seen.  Your love for it and your history is so apparent -- and giving me some serious motivation to start my own restoration project!!  THANKS!!

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#21 2008-04-22 10:29am

brodywhalen
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Re: 1982 GT Pro

also -- sorry to be a pain -- what tires are those?  They are sweet!  I am brand-new to this site and wanna get started asap

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#22 2008-05-01 9:41pm

GTMark
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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8678/p9110002_mus59f7abac9d.jpg
hey thanks, those tires are maxxis hookworms. i got a couple prs when the bike hit 25 and i was getting a spare freestyler, usually they are red or white. get motivated, chrome is my suggestion!!

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#23 2008-05-01 11:11pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

what are you like 8 feet tall? them bars are mad big bro! nice ride - neet story.


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#24 2008-10-04 3:48pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

i have those bars on my kuwi.,they are huge.and that bike is perfect to me.


I need an orange chain.

It is what it is!

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#25 2008-10-20 7:40pm

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Re: 1982 GT Pro

WICKED SHORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


big_smile  lol cool roll tongue neutral smile mad wink sad yikes

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