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#26 2011-08-25 11:17pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

SpinTech wrote:

Does anyone remember a BMX Plus 2-page print of Ellis and Hoffman with a plane right above them?? This was probably 92-94 ish. I thought that was badass shot... two mid-school legends on the same shot!

OP, Thanks for sharing.. that is a piece of BMX history right there!

Yeah, pretty sure it was '94. Was the BMX Plus! reader's choice freestyle rider and bmx rider of the year article. big_smile


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#27 2011-08-26 6:13am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

pharv85 wrote:

Hey guys, I don't know what the top tube length is on this (I'm guessing at least 21"), but the GT cranks are 185mm long.  Also, I looked for a serial number, but didn't see anything on the inside of the left rear dropout.  The bike had a tag on that said that Gary Ellis raced this bike between January and April of 1998; I'm guessing that it's one of the last bikes he raced.  The only thing I really couldn't get a picture of was the top of the seat, but I believe that it said "GT BMX", which makes it a 1997 seat.  Here are those detailed pics you asked for big_smile

Also if you want some of these pictures for yourselves, they are on my PhotoBucket page:

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/Gary%20Ellis%201998%20GT%20Speed%20Series%20Team%20bike/?start=all


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If you have any questions with what you see, please give me a PM.

perfect a nice close up... now I will be able to build up a replica cool


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#28 2011-08-26 6:24am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

I had a few sets of those spacers, I chucked them in the trash.sad


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#29 2011-08-26 8:42am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

Pretty cool. cool
Its annodized black, not powdercoated in case anyone was wondering.
Weird how it has a first gen threadless stem instead of a piston stem...


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#30 2011-08-26 9:59am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

Thx for sharing! Very cool!

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#31 2011-08-26 10:06am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

Very nice speech gary ellis


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#32 2011-08-26 10:07am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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#33 2011-08-26 10:35am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

This guy is really amazing : he rode as a TOP Pro from 1983 to 1998 !!!!

no one can match such a longevity at that level of competition.

Respect for MR Ellis


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#34 2011-08-26 9:57pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

If anyone else wants some more pictures of this bike, send a PM to BMX Museum member "purpledude1600".  I believe that Jose will be checking out this bike either tomorrow (saturday, Aug 27) or on wednesday (Aug 31).  I'm sure he will bring a camera.


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#35 2011-08-27 3:46am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

he allways had the coolest helmuts. that bike is cool to!


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#36 2011-08-27 3:58pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

pmhicks619 wrote:

I have some of those Shimano DX hubs that I was planning on using on a box series or pro series or pro series build. The only thing is is that mine are loose ball so I decided not too. After looking at his though they look like they are looseball as well. They have the same "domeish" shaped covers as mine. Am I wrong? Does anybody know anything about these hubs and if they are only loose ball or if they come in a sealed version as well?

All shimano hubs are loose ball bearings.

There is no such thing as a cartridge bearing shimano hub

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#37 2011-08-29 1:18pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

Gorilla Biscuits wrote:

pmhicks619 wrote:

I have some of those Shimano DX hubs that I was planning on using on a box series or pro series or pro series build. The only thing is is that mine are loose ball so I decided not too. After looking at his though they look like they are looseball as well. They have the same "domeish" shaped covers as mine. Am I wrong? Does anybody know anything about these hubs and if they are only loose ball or if they come in a sealed version as well?

All shimano hubs are loose ball bearings.

There is no such thing as a cartridge bearing shimano hub

Interesting . Thanks for letting me know. I always thought sealed hubs are better though. Why would such a high level competitor use loose-ball hubs?

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#38 2011-10-06 10:33am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

ANY MACH TWO'S HE RODE (OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER) IN THE MUSEUM?


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#39 2011-10-06 10:50am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

I do have at least one of his Number plates, and a Few XXL GT's..
Ellis was the man for a long time..the "Lumberjack"..guess it helped a little that he was HUGE..
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#40 2011-10-06 12:57pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

knightindullarmor wrote:

ANY MACH TWO'S HE RODE (OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER) IN THE MUSEUM?

He never rode a mach two... neutral


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#41 2011-10-06 1:28pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

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#42 2011-11-05 11:50pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

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3rdgear wrote:

I had a few sets of those spacers, I chucked them in the trash.sad


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#43 2011-11-06 12:22am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

those dx hubs are loose ball and I am pretty sure they all are, most all shimano hubs are loose ball.  I have a set and they are still going fine.

Also the crank spacer/bearing cover were made by a company called Oscar, cnc mschined alu spacers, I remember Jamie Staff had them as well.

I thought Gary Ellis was so good, I was happy that there was another rider, and one of the most winning ever that was over 6 feet tall, gave me hope haha and I had someone to reference when everyone told me I was too tall for a kids bike.  Was so stoked to see him ride in 1998 worlds, even thought he flipped over the gate in a semi and did not make the final smile  still was my favorite.

I have a poster of him on that bike that came in Snap magazine some time in 98, when he announced he would retire.

awsome pics thanks for posting them.

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#44 2011-11-06 12:23am

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

oh, in 90 I had a pro series, xxl with the xxl stem etc.  same as ellis.

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#45 2011-11-06 4:28pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

With thos long Cranks, out of pure curiosity, anyone know what the Gearing is he ran on this sweet machine? I do not know why, but I like that stem on the bike. I can not recall seeing one of those before, but with so many bicycle parts out there, sometimes things can be easily overlooked. i want one... lol


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#46 2011-11-07 7:28pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

bicycle_ryan wrote:

With thos long Cranks, out of pure curiosity, anyone know what the Gearing is he ran on this sweet machine? I do not know why, but I like that stem on the bike. I can not recall seeing one of those before, but with so many bicycle parts out there, sometimes things can be easily overlooked. i want one... lol

Gary Ellis's bike was just taken off of display at the USBHOF in Davis, CA, so a HOF employee is going to measure the top tube (c to c) for me.  They weren't able to get this measurement for me earlier because the bike (as can be seen) was behind a plexi-panel that takes two people to move.  Also, I just sent another e-mail to the USBHOF, so hopefully they will also count the number of teeth on the chain wheel/sprocket and cog.

When the HOF gets back to me, I'll be sure to let you guys know what the TT length and gear ratio is on this bike.

Regarding the stem on Gary's bike, this stem was factory-produced by GT (the black ano on the stem was not a custom addition).  The 1996 GT BMX Catalog (caption #6 on p. 21 of that catalog - see the first post on the following link:  http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=179294) shows that this stem came in this "anodized black" color.  I know that they were sold in a hi-polish finish (these came on the early Speed Series bikes), but they may also have been sold by GT in anodized blue (http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/12469), purple, and red.

I've never seen an anodized black "GT Ahead style stem" (this is what the '95 GT BMX Catalog calls this stem) for sale, but I've seen these stems in the "hi-polish finish" go for $15-$20 shipped on ebay...

Hopefully it won't take me too long to get these measurements; they you guys can start building some replicas of this bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#47 2011-11-07 7:38pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

pharv85 wrote:

bicycle_ryan wrote:

With thos long Cranks, out of pure curiosity, anyone know what the Gearing is he ran on this sweet machine? I do not know why, but I like that stem on the bike. I can not recall seeing one of those before, but with so many bicycle parts out there, sometimes things can be easily overlooked. i want one... lol

Gary Ellis's bike was just taken off of display at the USBHOF in Davis, CA, so a HOF employee is going to measure the top tube (c to c) for me.  They weren't able to get this measurement for me earlier because the bike (as can be seen) was behind a plexi-panel that takes two people to move.  Also, I just sent another e-mail to the USBHOF, so hopefully they will also count the number of teeth on the chain wheel/sprocket and cog.

When the HOF gets back to me, I'll be sure to let you guys know what the TT length and gear ratio is on this bike.

Regarding the stem on Gary's bike, this stem was factory-produced by GT (the black ano on the stem was not a custom addition).  The 1996 GT BMX Catalog (caption #6 on p. 21 of that catalog - see the first post on the following link:  http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=179294) shows that this stem came in this "anodized black" color.  I know that they were sold in a hi-polish finish (these came on the early Speed Series bikes), but they may also have been sold by GT in anodized blue (http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/12469), purple, and red.

I've never seen an anodized black "GT Ahead style stem" (this is what the '95 GT BMX Catalog calls this stem) for sale, but I've seen these stems in the "hi-polish finish" go for $15-$20 shipped on ebay...

Hopefully it won't take me too long to get these measurements; they you guys can start building some replicas of this bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dang 15-20 shipped. I got robbed then cause I paid like 60. But it was my favorite GT stem as well so it was worth it to me. If I ever find a black one im on it.

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#48 2011-11-07 7:58pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

pharv85 wrote:

bicycle_ryan wrote:

With thos long Cranks, out of pure curiosity, anyone know what the Gearing is he ran on this sweet machine? I do not know why, but I like that stem on the bike. I can not recall seeing one of those before, but with so many bicycle parts out there, sometimes things can be easily overlooked. i want one... lol

Gary Ellis's bike was just taken off of display at the USBHOF in Davis, CA, so a HOF employee is going to measure the top tube (c to c) for me.  They weren't able to get this measurement for me earlier because the bike (as can be seen) was behind a plexi-panel that takes two people to move.  Also, I just sent another e-mail to the USBHOF, so hopefully they will also count the number of teeth on the chain wheel/sprocket and cog.

When the HOF gets back to me, I'll be sure to let you guys know what the TT length and gear ratio is on this bike.

Regarding the stem on Gary's bike, this stem was factory-produced by GT (the black ano on the stem was not a custom addition).  The 1996 GT BMX Catalog (caption #6 on p. 21 of that catalog - see the first post on the following link:  http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=179294) shows that this stem came in this "anodized black" color.  I know that they were sold in a hi-polish finish (these came on the early Speed Series bikes), but they may also have been sold by GT in anodized blue (http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/12469), purple, and red.

I've never seen an anodized black "GT Ahead style stem" (this is what the '95 GT BMX Catalog calls this stem) for sale, but I've seen these stems in the "hi-polish finish" go for $15-$20 shipped on ebay...

Hopefully it won't take me too long to get these measurements; they you guys can start building some replicas of this bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all the info and help and research.
I have my pile of parts mostly assembled, The two items that is going to hold up my true replica is the pedals and the seat post(these parts must be lined in white gold). sad
Here is another bizare question. Whats the sheen of the bike? Gloss, semi gloss, satin? is it a true black, or is there any metal flake in it? some of the pictures are slightly misleading, and the plexiglass has a slight hinderance to it too.
Thanks for all the input!


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#49 2011-11-07 8:09pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

That would be awesome if it was anodized black.

I could be wrong but isn't that a '97 frame? Those are definitley '97 box stay decals.

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#50 2011-11-07 8:14pm

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Re: Gary Ellis's 1998 GT Speed Series Team bike!!!

pmhicks619 wrote:

That would be awesome if it was anodized black.

It would be cool. I forgot that as an option, so Now I am in a pickle.... paint/powder, or annodize?


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