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1987 GT Performer
1987 GT Performer
An as close as possible restored replica to my friend Troy Davis' bike from BITD!
The person I rode freestyle with back in the day the most, was a friend of mine named Troy Davis. We rode together, practiced together, did shows together, hung out together - well, you get the point. Our lives were consumed by freestyle! Oh, an GT Bicycles! Lately, there seems to be a bit of revitalization in BMX and Freestyle in the Tennessee town that I grew up in. Really, my little brother Jack kind of got this all started. A replica of his white 87 Dyno Detour can be seen in "My Bikes". So, I thought the two people I rode the most with - my brother Jack and my friend Troy - well, I need to build Troy his replica too. So, I did - using pictures that he had sent me over the past couple of months, I used those pictures to assemble the most complete replica of HIS first real freestyler, an 87 GT Performer! His build is quite a departure from a stock bike, but that's how we did it back then. So, here is the list of how HE rolled in the 80's: white 1987 GT Performer frame and fork, chrome GT Pro Performer bars, white GT mallet stem, chrome GT layback seat post, purple and white Dia Compe Nippon front brake and a stock white Dia Compe 750 rear brake, black and silver Dia Compe Tech 77 levers, a compact disc front sprocket, stock white pedals, white Z 48's, white and skin wall 20x1.75's, stock Odyssey seat post clamp, a black 88 Dyno seat, blue GT frame standers and a single white aluminum GT peg on the front! I had a blast building it as I looked through all those pictures of how rad life was back then! I hope you enjoyed looking at this build, I'm sure Troy will enjoy looking at it too when I give it to him for his birthday on September 4th! Also, big props to Chip at C4 for all the powder coat work, Pork Chop for lots of the small parts like lavender front brake cable housing and Ultrahive for the decals! And, I couldn't have completed this build without the help of many of you museum members - thanks! Ope