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#51 2019-04-09 5:55pm

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Re: 87 GT Performer

also i vote tioga sprocket because it's a survivor


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#52 2019-04-09 7:10pm

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#53 2019-04-09 7:23pm

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Looks fantastic!
I vote for the cheese grater.
You have it,why not use it right?

35 bucks huh?
SCORE cool


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#54 2019-04-09 7:28pm

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Looking good !!


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#55 2019-04-09 7:50pm

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PBR_Streetgang wrote:

i rode street on one of these frames (also in white) in the early 90s, would often go back to it when i broke or bent frames. it was a great frame, just felt really comfortable for all around riding

Good to hear as I am hoping to use this bike as a casual rider.


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#56 2019-04-09 7:55pm

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Jettn25 wrote:

Looks fantastic!
I vote for the cheese grater.
You have it,why not use it right?

35 bucks huh?
SCORE cool

Thanks a lot! I wish I paid $35 lol.

I'm leaning toward the cheese grater.


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#57 2019-04-09 7:58pm

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crj1968 wrote:

Looking good !!


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Thanks cool

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Lol


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#58 2019-04-10 7:41pm

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Quick clean on some bits then the pedals.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/243997/20190410_2051405caea8cf5e.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/243997/20190410_2214505caea8fc35.jpg

Wasn't sure how they'd come out but actually not too bad. Definitely will use them on it.

Hopefully get to the brakes tomorrow.


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#59 2019-04-10 8:38pm

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LMW3 wrote:

Quick clean on some bits then the pedals.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a8cf5e.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a8fc35.jpg

Wasn't sure how they'd come out but actually not too bad. Definitely will use them on it.

Hopefully get to the brakes tomorrow.

Pedals look good! How do they spin?


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#60 2019-04-11 4:19am

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Arsenal2012 wrote:

LMW3 wrote:

Quick clean on some bits then the pedals.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a8cf5e.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a8fc35.jpg

Wasn't sure how they'd come out but actually not too bad. Definitely will use them on it.

Hopefully get to the brakes tomorrow.

Pedals look good! How do they spin?

Thanks. Beleive it or not they spin ok. Obviously not perfect or like new but good enough to run them. I guess if I was going all out I should clean and regrease the spindles.


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#61 2019-04-11 6:40am

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I had the cheese grater on my white '87.
It always just looked....off.
I still can't stand the look of it. I don't think the sharp lines match the curvy frame.
I'd go with the Tioga.


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#62 2019-04-12 5:21am

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NVcali wrote:

I had the cheese grater on my white '87.
It always just looked....off.
I still can't stand the look of it. I don't think the sharp lines match the curvy frame.
I'd go with the Tioga.

I see your point. I like going with the original look but I also like keeping the survivor look. Once I get to the build phase I'll have to make a judgement call. Thanks for the input.


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#63 2019-04-14 8:59pm

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What did you use to clean up the pedals so well?


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#64 2019-04-15 4:35am

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What did you use to clean up the pedals so well?

Soap and warm water to get started using a kitchen scrub brush, then sprayed them down with wd-40 and again scrubbed them with soap and water with the brush. Rinsed them off and then used soft scrub with warm water and a toothbrush and rinsed and dried them.

Fortunately they aren't too yellow otherwise I'd have to probably do the gel peroxide sun soak. Only thing I didn't do is clean and regrease the spindles. The pedals spin well but I may still do this.


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#65 2019-04-15 9:21pm

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LMW3 wrote:

swami89 wrote:

What did you use to clean up the pedals so well?

Soap and warm water to get started using a kitchen scrub brush, then sprayed them down with wd-40 and again scrubbed them with soap and water with the brush. Rinsed them off and then used soft scrub with warm water and a toothbrush and rinsed and dried them.

Fortunately they aren't too yellow otherwise I'd have to probably do the gel peroxide sun soak. Only thing I didn't do is clean and regrease the spindles. The pedals spin well but I may still do this.

Wow, turned out great!  Usually plastic that old would ever get bright enough!
I just picked up a near complete myself over the weekend, same pedal issue

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#66 2019-04-16 7:54pm

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Thanks! I've occasionally had some good luck with  pedals. Here a set off an 88 performer that really cleaned up well using the same method:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/243997/20180614_1917575cb69409dd.jpg

A lot of the time they are yellowed and need the gel peroxide sun bath though.


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#67 2019-04-21 4:46pm

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Nothing crazy but got the complete brake set up cleaned and reassembled. Ended up using a set of star levers I had (they also needed fully cleaned up, of course) because the levers that were on the bike were almost entirely covered with old touch up paint. The star levers are pretty close to the original ones and are period correct for 87.

Also cleaned up a set of old school bubble font grips to use instead of the new repop A'ME's I have.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/243997/20190421_1923185cbd001584.jpg

Cables are still yellowed. May do a gel peroxide sun soak on them and the pedals.  Wheels are next.  Still debating tires.

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#68 2019-04-22 2:54am

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Wow looks killer brother

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#69 2019-04-26 10:15pm

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#70 2019-04-27 4:28pm

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vagstar wrote:

Wow looks killer brother

Thanks man.

Should be working on my build off submission but for some reason I feel like getting this one done. Started some assembly today. Cleaned up one wheel. Hopefully get this done within the week.

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#71 2019-04-27 5:05pm

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That gt is looking great!

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#72 2019-04-27 5:19pm

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That gt is looking great!

Thanks Poe!!

Got about 18 hours in it right now..


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#73 2019-04-27 9:15pm

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What did you use to clean the frame? Im cleaning up a white bike RN and it has scuffs here and there. I was considering Goofoff and then white paint.


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#74 2019-04-28 5:32am

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Arsenal2012 wrote:

What did you use to clean the frame? Im cleaning up a white bike RN and it has scuffs here and there. I was considering Goofoff and then white paint.

I'm sure there are numerous effective methods and obviously it depends on the condition of the bike/paint under all of the dirt and grime but I used the same approach as on the pedals. Soap and warm water to start then rinse it. Next I sprayed it down with wd40 and then hand scrubbed it. On the tough spots with grind marks, paint rub or whatever I resprayed with wd40 and just persistently scrubbed it. Works great on the decals too. Then soap and warm water and rinsed again then hand dried. Will do a final wipe down and wax it once assembled. I prefer to keep original paint so I don't paint or touch up. On any big rust spots I use rustoleum spray gel.

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/243997/20190428_0818225cc59c8a90.jpg


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#75 2019-04-28 6:02am

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Looks great!
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