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1985 GT Pro Performer

#1 2008-01-26 12:19pm

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1985 GT Pro Performer

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1985 GT Pro Performer

Original paint and decals.

Started this project as an attempt to recreate my childhood bike...an 84 Pro Performer custom.


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#2 2008-01-26 6:56pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

I am diggin this bike right here...Will look dope when its complete...

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#3 2008-01-28 5:50am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

I love it!  I am building an '85 as well... same color too.  What color tires are you going with?  I am using blue components, but with white Tuffs and black tires.  Just like the 1985 ads for the PP.


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#4 2008-01-28 8:29am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

thanks eric!
i'm going with the white tires. i felt like the black tires and blue tuffs (like the ad before the one with the white tuffs) didn't have enough contrast. i think i'm gonna go with the cheng shin gumwall freestyle tires since i'll actually be riding it. those GT gumwall freestyles are just way too much $ to get any street time. i'll save those for the 84.

looking forward to seeing yours!

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#5 2008-02-01 8:57pm

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wow, the blue and yellow flow nicely! i want an '84/'85 for my collection even more after seeing this build...goodluck with it cause you are off to a damn fine start!

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#6 2008-02-15 7:03pm

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Love this bike Philly.  Reminds me of BITD.

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#7 2008-02-29 4:36pm

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Just saw it at Fast BMX. Looks sweet in person!! See it tomorrow at Calabazas!


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#8 2008-02-29 4:46pm

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very sweet indeed. But finish it up and update the pics, look forward to seeing that

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#9 2008-02-29 7:44pm

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very nice GT.

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#10 2008-05-08 11:49am

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BITD ihad a pink and white GT pro performer 84or85 i wasnt into the where it was made it was stolen by my girlfriends brother in 85 whose still here in 08.i only had it about 5-6-7 months.YOURS LOOK VERY NICE

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#11 2008-05-17 3:08pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

I freakin LOVE IT!!! I fav'd it! Great insperation for my 87 GT freestyle project this winter! (a pink one)

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#12 2008-05-17 8:44pm

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machineman wrote:

I freakin LOVE IT!!! I fav'd it! Great insperation for my 87 GT freestyle project this winter! (a pink one)

thanks man, appreciate it. lemme know when you finish yours.

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#13 2008-05-23 5:07pm

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you have done well with my old bike. I did not even know it was an overseas model. I have since picked up another 85 US made pro performer. in white. it will be a fun project.


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#14 2008-05-23 5:16pm

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I'm really diggin the yellow f/f and the blue. I keep seein the yellows and whites and wonder if I went wrong with a chrome 84????


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#15 2008-06-10 7:09pm

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macaltec wrote:

I'm really diggin the yellow f/f and the blue. I keep seein the yellows and whites and wonder if I went wrong with a chrome 84????

you can never go wrong with a chrome 84 pro performer! a great looking bike no matter what the color!

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#16 2008-07-28 3:28pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

here are some hi-res pics...
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmxm/gtper1.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmxm/gtper2.jpg

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#17 2008-07-28 3:47pm

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That's one helluva rider. Good job, man.cool


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#18 2008-11-11 10:45am

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Dude! Love the color combo.  I have a set of blue skyways on white gums tucked away, and this GT is a great inspiration for a SD Charger bike I have been wanting to build for Sunday games.

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#19 2009-01-11 4:50pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

new pics added of changes to the bike. have a look at my old 84 Pro Performer and notice the similarities. almost complete, just need white OG tuffs and a Haro Tech Plate in red/ blue.

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#20 2009-01-11 7:08pm

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Nice, I see you went with the pro bars but a Pro neck instead of a tufneck...does that mean the 85 performer bars are for sale???? good luck finding aluminum flange white tuffs, im still trying to find black tuffs for my 84 and 85...


84/85/86 GT Pro Performer

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#21 2009-01-12 8:11am

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

thanks brian. good eye, unfortunately the 85 bars are already gone…
here are some hi-res pics. cool
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmx/85GTV2a.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmx/85GTV2b.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmx/85GTV2c.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmx/85GTV2d.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmx/85GTV2e.jpg

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#22 2009-01-12 1:32pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

Nice bike smile

I liked it with the blue bits too. Nothing wrong with the Jap ones, they know how to do it there and they used full chromo unlike the Taiwan ones. Think how much quality oldschool bmx stuff came out of Japan

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#23 2009-01-12 2:24pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

If those are the original decals then it could be a USA built frame..85's had three differnt type of possible serial numbers... the x85xxxx USA serial, the 5xxxx baseball and the G5xxxx on the BB for japan...


84/85/86 GT Pro Performer

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#24 2009-01-21 2:42pm

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brian65 wrote:

If those are the original decals then it could be a USA built frame..85's had three differnt type of possible serial numbers... the x85xxxx USA serial, the 5xxxx baseball and the G5xxxx on the BB for japan...

it's a G5xxxx frame, but an early one from March of 85, hence the first gen (script "Pro") decals.

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#25 2009-09-16 6:17pm

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Re: 1985 GT Pro Performer

well I picked up some what I thought were OG white tuffs that were super dirty. the seller said they were white. turns out they were extremely faded yellow but just a hair too beige to resemble "yellowed" vintage white. I bleach and dyed them. I'll probably look to trade these for a white OG pair eventually but it's cool to see how the yellow tuffs look.
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmxm/gtper_ylw_tuff1.jpg
http://www.phillipcolley.com/bmxm/gtper_ylw_tuff2.jpg

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