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1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

#1 2018-04-12 11:53am

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1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

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1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

USA Frame set

Just picked up this never built Frame set.  Probably going to do a survivor build since there's a lot of 'shelf wear' on it. 


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#2 2018-04-13 11:43am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

NICE! 

probably shouldn't build it, but sell it.  big_smile 

Post pics when finished!  cool

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#3 2018-04-13 1:33pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Are you sure it's NOS? The downtube sticker is in the wrong place (too low, part of it will be behind the sprocket, typical rookie resto mistake) and it's missing a decal near the headtube, plus the seat tube decal looks low.

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#4 2018-04-22 12:04pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

tentoesover wrote:

Are you sure it's NOS? The downtube sticker is in the wrong place (too low, part of it will be behind the sprocket, typical rookie resto mistake) and it's missing a decal near the headtube, plus the seat tube decal looks low.

It's never had brakes , seat clamp, headset or wheels mounted to it, Even if it was refinished it would show signs of this.  The decals are anybody's guess because a frame set would have came with Pro Performer decals on it, and an actual PFT would come with the rear wheel installed from the factoryas only the front wheels are off when they are boxed.  So most likely They could have been changed somewhere along the line.

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#5 2018-04-22 12:59pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

qwank wrote:

tentoesover wrote:

Are you sure it's NOS? The downtube sticker is in the wrong place (too low, part of it will be behind the sprocket, typical rookie resto mistake) and it's missing a decal near the headtube, plus the seat tube decal looks low.

It's never had brakes , seat clamp, headset or wheels mounted to it, Even if it was refinished it would show signs of this.  The decals are anybody's guess because a frame set would have came with Pro Performer decals on it, and an actual PFT would come with the rear wheel installed from the factoryas only the front wheels are off when they are boxed.  So most likely They could have been changed somewhere along the line.

Got it, something didn't seem right.

So, it wasn't a PFT, and was restickered. And it is a NOS PFT. wink

Cool frameset, regardless of it's provenance.


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#6 2018-05-01 11:56am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Do the forks have weep holes on the bottom of the dropout?


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#7 2018-05-02 7:13pm

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Quattrotakis wrote:

Do the forks have weep holes on the bottom of the dropout?

yes

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#8 2018-05-03 6:02am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

qwank wrote:

Quattrotakis wrote:

Do the forks have weep holes on the bottom of the dropout?

yes

Weep holes mean Japanese made forks.    So as mentioned above, the decals are certainly not in the correct place, and USA made 86's didn't come in that color.  I believe you 100% that you have an unbuilt USA made frame, but I think it's been repainted/powered, and restickered along the way.  Either way, it's beautiful.   

I did quite a bit of research on my 86 USA frame and traced it back 3 previous owners and finally to the original shop it was sold from.  If you paid big money thinking it was really a NOS USA made 86, it may be worth it for you to try and track down the previous owner (s) and get the full story.

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#9 2018-08-21 8:44am

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Re: 1986 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

So are you guys saying the frame is a USA made frame, but the forks are a Japan version, and could have been paired up and refinished at some point?

What ever the story is, looks awesome.
I'd be happy to own it /build it.


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