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1996 GT Verigo

#1 2013-11-21 5:36pm

Jayrev67
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1996 GT Verigo

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1996 GT Verigo

"Mint" Black N Chrome and 100% Original

FEATURES
100% Originally equipped GT Vertigo with mint black paint and chrome. This bike is in amazing condition and features all GT components. It was just never ridden and still has factory grease. This bike has never even been taken apart! The drops are perfect, the components are perfect. A rare find.
THE STORY
I run a side gig called Whistle Bikes. Last week, Gerry Kraynick, from Pittsburgh's legendary Kraynick's Bike Shop, called me and said, "He Jay. I have a bike that might make you whistle."
I stopped by and we negotiated a deal for the GT. It wasn't until I got home that I realized just how clean, almost perfect, this bike was. Amazing. The tires are even perfect which is so rare. At any rate, the bike sale benefitted the Christmas Bike Program for kids that Kraynick's runs every year in partnership with the local Salvation Army. Part of the deal was that I also owed Gerry two bikes for free as part of the donation program. I pieced back together a Panasonic 1987 MTB 20 that I had been using as a donor bike along with a 2004 Haro Mirra 360 pit bike. Glad to help the program and add another bike into the world of vintage BMX. Looking forward to this finding a good home.
FRAME & FORK
TIG-welded steel Chromoly/ Main Tubes with Chrome Plated Chromoly, unicrown crown
COMPONENTS
Brakeset: Dia-Compe Bulldog brakes and Tektro levers
Cranks: GT Cromo One Piece With Black GT 43T Sprocket
Pedals: GT PC
Chain: KMC 410, 1/2 x 1/8"
Seatpost: GT chromoly layback 22.2 mm (7/8 inch) diameter
Saddle: GT freestyle
Handlebar: Cromo GT freestyle
Grips: Clear GT Logo with GT Decal on Bars
Stem: GT Freestyle Four Bolt Top Mount with Potts Mod Drilled Stem Bolt
Headset: 1" GT
Gyro: Odyssey Gyro with braided cables
Rims: Weinmann 2121, 48-hole
Tires: 20 x 1.75" GT LP-II Logo Tires
SOLD


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#2 2013-11-21 6:53pm

GTbee10
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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Cool bike and story man.  Holy Chit that Vertigo is clean.  I'm a little jealous smile.  I wish my 96 Performer was that clean. cool

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#3 2013-11-21 7:54pm

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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Soooo nice. Looks like the owner was a poser and never rode it.

Love this bike


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#4 2013-11-22 11:54am

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wow that thing is amazing, instant favorite! I'd also love to be the "home" that thing goes to someday...

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#5 2013-11-23 5:07am

Jayrev67
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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Thanks for the props. Just picked up a ratted out 98 Hoffman Flash Pro with a very nice pair of DK chrome pinch bolt three piece cranks and thinking of putting them on but keeping the OG stuff handy. Should I upgrade with these period correct cranks or keep OG?


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#6 2013-11-23 5:43am

GTbee10
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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Everything on your Vertigo is so perfect and clean, I'd leave it alone.  Do what makes you happy though.  Good luck

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#7 2014-01-14 11:09pm

greggt63
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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

I am the proud new owner of this vertigo, it will look great next to the RL 640 that I ride, although the GT may never see the street.

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#8 2014-06-05 7:47am

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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Wow, that is NICE!!!

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#9 2018-12-31 10:09am

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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

Available for sale? Any 96 performers for sale? Got a ton of now parts to build these bikes up for sale or trade.

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#10 2019-01-22 7:27pm

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Re: 1996 GT Verigo

cool ride

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