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#1 2019-06-19 1:32pm

blue78
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26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

I was always partial to the '84 - '86 GTs as a '84 was my main bike BITD.  I always liked GT's advertising and components in the mid to late 80's also.

Here's my '84 that I purchased as a F/F when new:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/gt-10-15-10-05d0a97216e.jpg

And the new 26":

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/cid_16b4ce4113a900303216---copy5d0a9a0185.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/cid_16b4ce41da12bbcef2075d0a9a544e.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/cid_16b4ce3cb83211b532535d0a9a6a80.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/cid_16b4ce405d5f449172255d0a9a72eb.jpg

I'll post updates, but this will probably take quite a while to finish.

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#2 2019-06-19 1:34pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

I received the frameset today!

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0065d0a9c1218.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0025d0a9c184a.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0085d0a9c21ac.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0075d0a9c269f.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0055d0a9c2eb4.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0105d0a9c370b.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190619_0115d0a9c3af4.jpg

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#3 2019-06-19 5:34pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

I am watching this one for sure cool. I am also preparing to build my 26" version of an '84 Mach One.

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#4 2019-06-19 5:40pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Love it.  Standard is great stuff and what a classic to do!


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#5 2019-06-20 8:09am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

That 20inch is fantastic

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#6 2019-06-20 3:05pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Right on.  In for this build.  cool


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#7 2019-06-20 6:43pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

I'm so going to watch this tread. I love that plate man, it's perfect.

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#8 2019-06-25 9:52pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Thanks guys!

Just to clarify, I'm not making a new version of my '84 although I would have really liked to.

Anyway, I got some take-offs from a new Performer:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190625_0015d12f8c2eb.jpg

And some new GT hubs:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/wp_20190626_0015d12f9ca25.jpg

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#9 2019-06-26 2:13am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

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Nice project - plz keep us updated! big_smile

I am a little bit confused: is this an official GT frameset?
The box says "standardbyke", but on the relatd website I am not able to find a matching offer...


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#10 2019-06-26 3:05am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Looks like fun

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#11 2019-06-26 3:22am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

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#12 2019-06-26 5:05am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

oldschool_bmx_freestyler wrote:

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Nice project - plz keep us updated! big_smile

I am a little bit confused: is this an official GT frameset?
The box says "standardbyke", but on the relatd website I am not able to find a matching offer...

Thanks! It's a custom one-off from Standard; they don't carry it. I designed the dropouts & specified the design of the frameset. I had originally contacted Gary Turner BMX for the build, but their communication was very poor & they seemed uninterested, so I went with Standard.

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#13 2019-06-26 5:11am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Pretty cool. I'm looking forward to watching this, thanks for sharing!


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#14 2019-06-26 8:22am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

blue78 wrote:

oldschool_bmx_freestyler wrote:

.
Nice project - plz keep us updated! big_smile

I am a little bit confused: is this an official GT frameset?
The box says "standardbyke", but on the relatd website I am not able to find a matching offer...

Thanks! It's a custom one-off from Standard; they don't carry it. I designed the dropouts & specified the design of the frameset. I had originally contacted Gary Turner BMX for the build, but their communication was very poor & they seemed uninterested, so I went with Standard.

Awesome - cool idea, thx for explanation.
Can't wait to see your project grow up smile


I am such an 80s kid...

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#15 2019-06-26 3:34pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Very cool, YEs Standard does great owrk on customs too..
Looking forward to seeing it done!!! GAry


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#16 2019-06-27 2:59pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

I think you made the right choice on your supplier.  Looks the part and certainly high quality.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#17 2019-06-27 9:08pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

The Standard Bike custom thing is intriguing. I'd love to build a pink 24" Trickstar that accommodated my preference in gearing. I wonder if they could make 11" rise ladder bars

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#18 2019-06-27 9:54pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

blue78 wrote:

oldschool_bmx_freestyler wrote:

.
Nice project - plz keep us updated! big_smile

I am a little bit confused: is this an official GT frameset?
The box says "standardbyke", but on the relatd website I am not able to find a matching offer...

Thanks! It's a custom one-off from Standard; they don't carry it. I designed the dropouts & specified the design of the frameset. I had originally contacted Gary Turner BMX for the build, but their communication was very poor & they seemed uninterested, so I went with Standard.

Would love to have a frame set made but know bugger all about angles and geometry of frames roll 
Hats off to you for doing this , great start the white looks great  . Subscribed  cool

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#19 2019-06-28 3:45am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Dope.

I love seeing originals. cool


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#20 2019-09-12 9:53pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Not much progress as of yet.

I did get a reproduction set of '86-'88 pads.  I haven't decided yet whether to use these or the earlier style.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/20190912_2114385d7b1f4287.jpg



And I had a machinist make a 1-1/8" '85 style seatpost clamp.  The work is super nice & I don't want to complain, but the font of the "GT" logo isn't correct (due to mis-communication).

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/20190912_1644125d7b205fe1.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/29158/20190912_1757305d7b206894.jpg

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#21 2019-09-12 10:14pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Killer #plate on the 20”.

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#22 2019-09-13 3:49am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

blue78 wrote:

Not much progress as of yet.

I did get a reproduction set of '86-'88 pads.  I haven't decided yet whether to use these or the earlier style.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 1f4287.jpg



And I had a machinist make a 1-1/8" '85 style seatpost clamp.  The work is super nice & I don't want to complain, but the font of the "GT" logo isn't correct (due to mis-communication).

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 205fe1.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 206894.jpg

Amazing clamp - you're a lucky one to have a machinist by your side making such lovely details for your build big_smile


I am such an 80s kid...

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#23 2019-09-13 3:54am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Use the other pads and sell those to me!  They are blazing. And that seat post clamp is top floor. I want to see more, this is a great build!

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#24 2019-09-13 4:18am

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

yikes Killer frame!


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#25 2019-09-13 3:26pm

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Re: 26" "GT" Project - "84 - "86 Style

Those pads are FIRE!!   

Love the machine work on the clamp as well. 

Gonna be a killer rig.


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