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#126 2018-10-07 10:30am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

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Awesome big_smile
But unfortunately shipping to Germany would eat the price benefit tongue


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#127 2018-10-07 5:11pm

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

The guy is like 90 and won’t be shipping but would be a great buy or anyone in Ia or close!


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#128 2019-04-26 8:53am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

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Check out my rear brake design big_smile
This stock triangular cable design s*****, because of the steep angle between the Cable and the U-Brake tongue

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#129 2019-08-15 7:30am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to see how oldschool's brake routing has held up. cool
I have a 26 GT also and HATE the brakes. 
I don't think is a 'GT only problem' as other 26's retros I've looked at all have the same cable angles. The angle of the pull on the brake arms is more upward than straight and limits the linear force that could be used to clamp the pads onto the wheel.


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#130 2019-08-15 9:34am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

Probably old news, but I just saw some multi color 29" GTs on planet bmx site. Really cool looking


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#131 2019-08-21 7:40am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

radlad1 wrote:

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to see how oldschool's brake routing has held up. cool
I have a 26 GT also and HATE the brakes. 
I don't think is a 'GT only problem' as other 26's retros I've looked at all have the same cable angles. The angle of the pull on the brake arms is more upward than straight and limits the linear force that could be used to clamp the pads onto the wheel.

Exactly this was the reason for my brake cable routing mod tongue

As far as i can say:
Looks clean and works pretty well big_smile

I have another chromed 26" GT Performer, waiting to be modified relating to the rear brake.
On this i'ld like to try the "London Mod", by using this Odyssey support-block at the cable holder on the down tube in combination with two brake cables between the U-brake and the Gyro.
Just a few days ago i've seen a London mod misusing two of those metal cable-tubes on V-brakes.
They were used to guide each bowden cable in a perfect bow between the lower gyro plate and the two cable housings on the down tube.
Idea is to put such cable-tubes between the support-block and the rear U-brake to get a perfect angle for the cable routing.

An advantage compared with my first cable mod could be faster opening of the U-brake to disassamble the rear wheel, because i prepare to use an U-brake having hook-connections on both arm (no clamping) to take the cylindric ends of the bowden cables.


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#132 2019-08-21 9:32am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

I think if you tri flow the cables, grease the posts and keep the spring tension minimized, the brakes will work fine with the stock straddle cable.


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#133 2019-08-21 9:46am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

pwh4130 wrote:

I think if you tri flow the cables, grease the posts and keep the spring tension minimized, the brakes will work fine with the stock straddle cable.

THIS!

I always grease the posts and tri-flow cables,but I like alot of spring tension.


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#134 2019-09-24 6:58am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

I ended up with both 2018 bikes.

I got the stock brakes working quite a bit better by lowering the spring tension on the calipers and shortening the top cable a bit. Also installed Cool Stop dual compounds

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/228706/20190826_1849525d8a1e6490.jpg

9.1 Performer bars
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#135 2019-09-27 6:01am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

Any 26 GT owners have the black seat they're not using? Looking for one to complete my lavender 26.  I'll buy and also send you my seat with a tear in it of you want. 

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#136 2019-10-02 5:24am

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Re: 26" GT Performer (2017) - quality discussion

RyanAtom wrote:

I ended up with both 2018 bikes.

I got the stock brakes working quite a bit better by lowering the spring tension on the calipers and shortening the top cable a bit. Also installed Cool Stop dual compounds

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1e6490.jpg

9.1 Performer bars
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1e8bcd.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1eb290.jpg

Good choice:
The 9.125" handlebar from the 20" Performer looks good on your cruiser - i also prepare to swap the original handlebars against this higher version on my cruisers (handlebars are already here and waiting to be mounted) big_smile


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