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#1 2019-02-08 5:21pm

phi11yphan
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From: Philly -> Arizona
Registered: 2018-12-13
Posts: 22
Bikes: 10

1989 GT Vertigo

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1989 GT Vertigo

Customized from a recent purchase of a chrome F/F with mix-match parts


Instantly became one of my favorite customizations.  Not because it reminds me of anything, but for its simplicity.  Love the chrome/white look.  It's light weight, and it has daily-rider usefulness without worrying too much about damaging OG parts.

Bought from a local guy last summer advertising it as an OG '89 GT Performer.  Came with mix-match parts which I basically ended up trashing.  My plan was to strip it down and rebuild as an OG GT Performer, but was disappointed after researching to learn that the frame/fork were more Vertigo than Performer, (because of the double-S bottom tube for that year/serial.)  Honest mistake, I'm sure.  But I learned to research more before my next purchase.

No worries -- it was still a nice f/f to play with.  So I decided on a clean chrome/white look, and went to work on getting various components from members here, and from the online sales community.  Even bought some killer GT decals -- but I'm liking the clean look too much to decide if I'll ever label it now.

Frame/fork are OG.  The rest is NOS or repop:
* - OG F/F (serial GH8907...)
* - Gyro 2, chrome
* - lower/upper cables, white
* - 44T cheese grater disk, chrome
* - Viscount BMX seat, white
* - Mallet-style stem w/ GT decal, white/silver
* - Weinmann Zac30 rims
* - GT Mohawk hubs, silver
* - Ame grips
* - Diacompe Bulldog MX884 brakes, anodized silver
* - Tech 77 levers, anodized silver
* - frame standers, chrome
* - Swapped bars with a '91 Dyno D-Tour
* - dice caps, silver


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#2 2019-02-08 6:15pm

OldSchoolTN
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From: Chattanooga, TN
Registered: 2015-05-12
Posts: 16
Bikes: 11

Re: 1989 GT Vertigo

Sharp and tasteful. I like seeing either correct restorations, or tasteful interpretation. Just me, but I tire of seeing people over-doing it with colors and such. This is tight!

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#3 2019-02-10 2:50am

phi11yphan
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From: Philly -> Arizona
Registered: 2018-12-13
Posts: 22
Bikes: 10

Re: 1989 GT Vertigo

OldSchoolTN wrote:

Sharp and tasteful. I like seeing either correct restorations, or tasteful interpretation. Just me, but I tire of seeing people over-doing it with colors and such. This is tight!

Thanks!  And appreciate the feedback.  Couldn't figure which way to go after I learned it was a Vertigo, so I settled on a concept that popped into my head after checking out some bikes on here

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