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1984 GJS Freestyler

#1 2013-10-22 8:43am

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1984 GJS Freestyler

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1984 GJS Freestyler

GJS Freestyler, with a VDC Freestyler fork, and all kinds of my favorite parts from 1982-1986.

Here's a breakdown:
Frame : 1984 GJS Freestyle frame (OG chrome - OG/NOS/mix decals)
Fork : VDC Freestyle Fork (OG Chrome)
Bars : Woody Itson (Hutch) bars (OG Chrome and Decals) / changed to VDC Woody bars in 2018
Seatpost: Hutch Pro Racer (OG Chrome + Decal)
Cranks: Profile 3rd Gen
Spider: Sugino MX-A5 Alloy-Chrome
Chainring: Sugino 44t - Alloy-Chrome
Pedals: Shimano DX
Seat: Elina
Seatclamp: Hutch
Chain: KMC Nickel
Stem: Hutch Western
Headset- TANGE/SEIKI LP-300 + MX-2 Combo
Detangler: 1st Gen Odyssey Gyro
Brake Cables: 1st Gen Odyssey
Brake Calipers:  DiaCompe 883 Nippons
Brake Levers: Dia Compe "Tech 5" - OG Chrome
Brake Pads:  Dia Compe
Grips: AME CAM (original)
Hubs: GT Sealed Superlace - internal Lace pattern (intentional)
Rims: UKAI Speedline (original chrome)
Tires: Comp "Stadium" Mitsuboshi - Early Label  (changed out for rider snakebellies in 2016)
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I bought this frame years ago — fork less — so I sat on the project for a while - knowing GJS forks were never going to surface. Finding the VDC fork is what really made this all happen. I'm still in awe that I have it.
Since I had so much time to ponder this build... waiting for the right fork - Everything kind of fell into place for my "chrome" vision. I'm actually super stoked with some of the small details - like the Sugino A-5 spider (which aren't often used). I like how the graphic design of the spider goes so well with the other parts. A sign of early 80's design trends I guess. The use of black line trim on the MX-A5 spider is SO similar to the GJS graphics, tattered Hutch Pro seatpost coin - and the VDC decals. - even kind of mimics the cables. it's like all these weird parts were somehow meant for each other.
Having never ridden or seen one in person back in the 80's, it's surreal that I even have this bike, and combination of parts. I often ride this bike around town (with a rider set of tires of course :) ).... and I have to say - it handles really well. Tons of freestyle flare, with great classic mid-80s angles, and that token aggressive GJS geometry.
Enjoy :)


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#2 2013-10-22 8:48am

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

NICE!

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#3 2013-10-22 10:08am

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Wow that looks great.  One of these days I'll get to see one of these in person.


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#4 2013-10-22 10:45am

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That is one awesome bike you got there....just love the way you've build this.

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#5 2013-10-22 11:46am

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Whew... very, very nice Chromey. You're right about the parts... looks like they were factory stock!


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#6 2013-10-22 12:06pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

chrome is good!! :cool::cool:


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#7 2013-10-22 12:38pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

Dibs

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#8 2013-10-22 1:04pm

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Beautiful build from a class act . :cool:


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#9 2013-10-22 1:57pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

Just an AWESOME build!  :cool:

The Handlebars, Forks and Spider just complement the frame and this build!  Great use of parts!
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a. Something that completes, makes up a whole, or brings to perfection.


-v-  I like this pic of yours best chromey  -v-
http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p593/andrewkndv/gjs_freestyler_southstreet1_zpse7afc542.jpg


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WANTED... - Diamond Back Woody Bars
WANTED... - Haro Group 1 crank Spindle and Bottom Bracket & Group 1 Stem hollow bolt WEDGE &/ OGK Rear mag (Hutch style)
WANTED... - White Tioga Chainring Bolts - FINALLY FOUND, TOOK 4 YEARS!

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#10 2013-10-22 2:32pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

Thanks everyone!

@80sBMXAddict:  Yeah, I was just about to post those. :)

Out on the town shots (South Street , Philadelphia)....

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#11 2013-10-22 5:41pm

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Nice Matt, & well done!!! I love the Sugino MX A5, had that spider in Anno blue on my 1984 Master BITD!!


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#12 2013-10-23 2:40pm

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I soo hate you right now Matt....  what a killer build.  :P


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#13 2013-11-09 8:14pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

Sick build

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#14 2013-12-01 4:39am

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Nice job chromey. That thing is beautiful. All the parts totally fit the bike. Excellent selection of parts. Great job. A new fav of mine.

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#15 2013-12-02 5:50pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

84HaroSport wrote:

Nice job chromey. That thing is beautiful. All the parts totally fit the bike. Excellent selection of parts. Great job. A new fav of mine.

Thanks, I appreciate it! :)

Flatlandfox wrote:

Nice Matt, & well done!!! I love the Sugino MX A5, had that spider in Anno blue on my 1984 Master BITD!!

Yeah, Dennis, A5's are one of my favorite spiders.


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#16 2013-12-02 9:33pm

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

AMAZING

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#17 2014-05-19 9:35am

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Just beautiful!

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#18 2014-09-30 1:42am

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Ughhh. I want this bike soooooo bad. Love everything about it. :cool:


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#19 2014-09-30 2:36am

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yeah does look badass in chrome...ill settle for white for now :cool:

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#20 2015-02-24 5:28am

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

WOW!  Unbelievable build Matt.


Early '85 Haro Masters are my thing!
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#21 2015-02-24 7:32am

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Thanks Mike!
:) Hope you are going great!


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#22 2015-02-24 8:49am

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

I LOVE This Bike!!!!!

All Chrome and PERFECT!!

I'm doing an all-Chrome Tribute / Grail build and after seeing this I can't wait to finish.


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#23 2015-02-24 8:54am

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Doing well Matt, thanks!  You're builds are TOP NOTCH!

LOVE that 84 Master you did, I gaze at that thing from time to time, so much in fact, I don't like to admit it.

HA!


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#24 2015-05-05 10:57am

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Re: 1984 GJS Freestyler

Took the ol' GJS Freestyler out for an event last week.

Thanks to Larry (Lillare), who snapped some great new photos of it.

Updated Parts (changed since the original build.):
- GT sealed race-lace hubs laced to chrome Araya 7x rims
- NOS Tioga Comp ST tires

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#25 2015-05-08 10:42am

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Wow!


Old school Sherwood Park.

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