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1983 GT Pro

#1 2011-07-03 12:18am

nbl78s
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1983 GT Pro

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1983 GT Pro

The one bike I will NEVER let go

1983 GT Pro. Almost completely stock from the way I brought it home from Bob Lounsbury's sporting goods back in 1984. The typical parts have changed, tires, chainring, grips and brake cable because this has been a rider for me ever since I brought it home. I took it to college and it has been in every garage I have ever owned. I currently ride it with the kids on the bike path :) I love every dent ding and scratch on this thing because it all represents a memory, it even still has the piece of velcro hanging on the front hub that I put there almost 30 years ago. I was 13 years old when I put the bike on lay-away Oct of '83 and I shoveled snow for the winter, making a payment after every storm till I had it paid off. At the end of the winter I was about 20 bucks short and Mike from the shop said that was close enough!
GT Pro frame, forks and Bars
SR sealed hubs and Ukai shiny side Speedline rims
Original Pads - missing Stem pad :(
original cranks, mx1000 brake and lever and SR seatpost clamp
The Proneck and suntour XC 2's I bought at the same shop as a kid
Haro Plate I raced with and my original NBL number


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Needs: Always looking for Knight Gum drops, Knight retro stems, knight retro gooses and Knight Handlebars. (yes, I love knight stuff!) If you have a Knight park version retro goose I would be up for a trade for a race version!

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#2 2011-07-03 4:59am

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

Sweet bike with all the right parts:cool:. What is really cool is that while most of us on here are trying to replicate the bikes of our youth, you still have yours and that is something special for sure.:)

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#3 2011-07-03 8:57am

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

awesome that you still have it . :)


looking for mcs magnum force helmet and race pants

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#4 2011-07-03 7:49pm

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

Right on Mike from the shop. Still your rider, that's freakin' COOL !!!


I really have BMX bikes....I swear....

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#5 2012-10-22 12:12pm

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

Awesome story, I did the same thing, lay my Redline away and shovel snow and mow lawns till I could buy it!!


"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

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#6 2013-11-27 7:29am

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That's totally cool that you still have it after all these years. My first quality bike I got in 84 was stolen couple yrs later. I replaced with same thing '84 Haro sport. Couple yrs later after getting rid of Haro master :(  I still have the second '84 going on 30 yrs. that's one I'll never sell too.

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#7 2013-11-27 10:29am

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hold on to that one for sure - a real gem.

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#8 2013-11-27 8:30pm

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killer bike, and great to see that its your OG bike, that's the best part.

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#9 2019-12-03 10:41pm

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

I love hearing stories like this. The things we will do to get that bike we really want. Ride on brother Mike!!

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#10 2019-12-04 6:13am

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Re: 1983 GT Pro

Super cool story - and GT!

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#11 2020-04-14 10:11am

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Killer gt , and an even better story, hold on to that beauty for sure.

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