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#51 2016-08-13 11:56am

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

I love it. I'm glad you didn't use the pink cables, the silver will look better imo. cool


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#52 2016-08-13 12:19pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Wow.  You put serious thought into your builds!


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#53 2016-08-13 12:41pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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#54 2016-08-13 12:41pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

I'm really curious on how this is gonna look! big_smile
http://rs988.pbsrc.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/29_zpsl0eao15t.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip


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#55 2016-08-13 1:49pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Dirty Habits wrote:

I'm really curious on how this is gonna look! big_smile
http://rs988.pbsrc.com/albums/af3/dance … p;fit=clip

Pink

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#56 2016-08-13 3:14pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

allsorts wrote:

Dirty Habits wrote:

I'm really curious on how this is gonna look! big_smile
http://rs988.pbsrc.com/albums/af3/dance … p;fit=clip

Pink

Installed! You Ninny....... lol


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#57 2016-08-13 4:27pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Wow that thing looks awesome ,,,nice work wink


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#58 2016-08-16 2:10pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Just saw the finished photos on Facebook...bike looks sick!

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#59 2016-08-16 3:13pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Amazing attention to detail.
Great job!


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#60 2016-08-16 3:14pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Hook us up with some photos here!!


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#61 2016-08-16 3:33pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

We need more of these threads.   smile

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#62 2016-08-16 4:19pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

tacoman wrote:

We need more of these threads.   smile

There's thousands of the them, just use the search function. wink


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#63 2016-08-16 4:36pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Missed this. Looks friggin awesome.

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#64 2016-08-16 6:22pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Dirty Habits wrote:

tacoman wrote:

We need more of these threads.   smile

There's thousands of the them, just use the search function. wink

lemme clarify...
I am referencing "new" build threads and not the older ones.

The frequency in which folk post up build threads has decreased a bit...in my opinion.
cool

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#65 2016-08-16 8:37pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

tacoman wrote:

Dirty Habits wrote:

tacoman wrote:

We need more of these threads.   smile

There's thousands of the them, just use the search function. wink

lemme clarify...
I am referencing "new" build threads and not the older ones.

The frequency in which folk post up build threads has decreased a bit...in my opinion.
cool

I See..........And Agree.


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#66 2016-08-16 9:03pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Looks great, nice work! cool

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#67 2016-08-26 12:12pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Sorry for the delay in posting an update. It's been a busy week or so. Some of you will have already seen the finished bike on facebook, but here is the final part of the build thread with pics of the finished build.

The build had stalled for a few reasons: I was originally set on fitting pink grips. I managed to get hold of some A'ME Tri's, but when I fitted them they just didn't look right. I had black Tri's, but the condition of them just wasn't good enough. I really wanted to fit something a bit more special. There was only one other option - Oakley B-2's. I had already pair on my VDC, but was determined not to take parts from it to benefit this build. I managed to get this NOS pair on Australian ebay.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/33558/img_487657c08f7849.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/99D9E0D0-BAB1-400F-A976-4733C1C91A38_zpsrvmfcffb.jpg

I'd had the stem for a while. It was structurally good, but had been painted green, and needed replacement bolts

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/33558/pro-neck-stem57c0904e59.jpg

I stripped it, and a friend did a supurb bit of light resto to bring it back to it's original state
http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/14_zpsp3xm1ycz.jpg

Another reason for the delay in getting this build finished was having a re-think on the pedals. After speaking to and taking advice from a few people, I decided to ditch the pink DX's as they weren't an original colour. I still liked the pink ones and didn't want to strip them, so I went on the search for another pair. In the end I bought 2 pairs. The first ones had been restored (badly), and the pins had worn down slightly on the outer edge. The 2nd pair I bought had been rattle canned in a radberry colour, but apart from that were structurally solid and were in very good condition. I stripped the paint and a friend and myself gave them some very light restoration.

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/17_zpsocf3s1ry.jpg

I had a choice of both silver or pink brake cables on this build. My original choice was pink, but then thought silver would be better to avoid any clash with the frame. I built up the bike using the silver cables, but just didn't look right. The front end by the bars was too silver with not enough colour going on. I decided to go back to pink, and it was the right thing to do  smile

So after being semi built up for a few weeks, it was touch and go whether i'd get this finished in time for the biggest and best OS bike show in the UK, but i'm delighted and relieved that it's done. It's been a real labour of love, and I dread to think how many hours I've agonised over trying to get the colour balance right, despite there only being 3 colours.

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/1_zpsxq5ovajg.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/2_zpsbc3angb8.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/3_zps2ezudqbs.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/4_zpsrb9l89aw.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/5_zpsnerdpnc8.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/6_zps3lgvv1lr.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/7_zpsfh3y2nfx.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/8_zpsfrefegfi.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/9_zpsmoaxb0ne.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/10_zps9l55by3b.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/11_zps0gfrgaxy.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/12_zpsypjtv66c.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/13_zpsjcsyvqaw.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/15_zpsqbv169pt.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/16_zpscprc83sk.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/18_zpsw7g0iu2f.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/19_zpskrlbn7bl.jpg

http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/GJS%20BMX/GJS%20Freestyler%20build/20_zpsxcfjgzzs.jpg

The bike came 3rd in the Old School Freestyle category at the MK16 old school bike festival, hosted by radbmx.co.uk. Hope you all like it!

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#68 2016-08-26 12:16pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Oh my yikes

Sick build! Tastefully done sir wink

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#69 2016-08-26 1:07pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

I'm still looking for 1 more 1985 dated pink cable to complete this build. The other cable is an 86. Can anyone PLEASE help me out with an '85??

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#70 2016-08-26 1:40pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Phenomenal!!!!! I'm in love!


Everyone is entitled to my opinion!!!

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#71 2016-08-26 1:43pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Dx's came out well

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#72 2016-08-26 1:48pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

http://data3.whicdn.com/images/64859960/original.jpg


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#73 2016-08-26 1:51pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Applause.

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#74 2016-08-26 2:02pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

SO beautiful!!!!!


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#75 2016-08-26 2:12pm

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Re: 1985 GJS freestyler resto & build

Thanks Matt, and everyone else. Please dig deep into your parts bins. Am desperate for an 85 pink cable

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