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#1 2010-07-03 4:54pm

Gabe_80sGt
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1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

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1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

RARE 89' PRO FREESTYLE TOUR FRAME AND FORKS, ORIGINAL 89' DECALS,RESTORED IN SAN DIEGO, CA

1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour (Rare)
This is my 89' PFST fully restored and tried to come as close to original besides Mags,Tires,Chain and Grips.  I bought this bike in bad rusted condition for $150.00 from original owner in May 2010 and completed in July 2010.
This bike was fully chromed down to every bolt and screw by West Coast Plating in Vista, Ca
All accents that were originally white were powder coated by Marine Powder Coating in San Marcos, Ca
The bike was then built and cleaned at Alpha Bikes company in Vista,Ca
Serial number on rear dropout/ Bike was made in the U.S.

Parts & Specs:

* Frame: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour (w/  1989 decals)
* Serial#: 4891723

* 4130 Chromoly
* Forks: GT 1" threaded w/openings on the back of the fork legs for front brake cable

* Handlebars: ??

* Stem: Tk Odyssey "mallet"
* Grips: A'me Gt Freestyle
* Seatpost: Tioga seat post
* Seat:  Gt seat
* Seatpost clamp: Original "chromed" GT single bolt

* Brake Levers: C. Star
* Front brake/wheels: C. Star FS2001 w/ Tuff II Mags
* Rear brake/Wheels: ???? w/ Tuff II Mags
* Gyro: ACS
* Cranks: Sugino "stamped"
* Pedals:  Hutch
* Front sprocket: Original finish Sugino Powerdisc/Sugino "chromed" chainwheel with custom chromed chainring bolts 
* Chain: generic, White

* Rear sprocket: Sugino
* Tires: White Gt repros

* Original retail price: $600

Things I would like for this build:
89' GT Neck "mallet" with Gyro/Detangler 1Gen
GT Winged Chain Sproket
Power Series Cranks
Frame Standers
89' PFT Handlebars
Ukai spoke rims
Epoch head set
Tech7 Levers


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#2 2010-07-03 5:20pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Gabe_80sGt wrote:

Built to meet the stock factory specifics in the GT catalog.

Nice looking bike. Although I'm curious to know what catalog you were meaning in reference to the quote above.


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#3 2010-07-03 5:29pm

Gabe_80sGt
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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

I referred to a Catalog I found online and also spoke with a local PFST collector that had the same bike in original condition with the same parts.....But Im new to this as this is my first build....


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#4 2010-07-03 5:33pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Sooo I should re word it "In works to meet factory specs"....I still need to get a few more things to make this all original...but over all I love this bike!!


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#5 2010-07-03 5:40pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

I maybe would reword it. The only thing stock on it are the frameset, bars, seat and clamp.


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#6 2010-07-03 5:41pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Wow!.... that's bling right there!

I Love it!!


Don't mind me. I'm just here to look at pictures.

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#7 2010-07-03 5:50pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

psychoduddycycles wrote:

I maybe would reword it. The only thing stock on it are the frameset, bars, seat and clamp.

Thanks, I will....if anyone out there that has another reference of this bike as far as stock parts please let me know...i looked at the catalog and seen a performer in that catalog with the ACS gyro and everything.....I even referred to another PFST owner in another state that had the same parts on it as I did.....this is the link http://www.ajkbikes.com/downloads/catal … atalog.pdf
The help will be really appreciated...thanks for the replies....


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#8 2010-07-03 6:11pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Just spoke with original owner....he re confirmed that this is how this bike came stock....alsp there is no way another bike in another state that has the same exact parts....I will post pics soon...but thanks....


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#9 2010-07-04 5:20am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

I feel sick tongue


...they say "in life, its best to keep your feet firmly on the ground"...
        ...how the hell can you do that while having fun!!!...

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#10 2010-07-04 5:56pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

this looks really good,it seems it took a lot of work,pretty much flawless,but to chip in a bit,this is pretty much a custom 89,(although from what I remember 89's had no 990 mounts).the component breakdown for an 89 pft(non team)should be the following:
1989 pft frame,(no 990 mounts)
1989 pft fork(same as 87-88)
gt epoch gyro friendly headset,chrome
gt freestyle stem(the one that bolts upside down and has a plastic cap on the potts bolt)
tech 7 levers,883 diacompe front brake,dia-compe AD 990 rear brake,odyssey gyro detangler(gen 1)
either gt six spoke mags,or gt superlace hubs laced to axiom rims(in chrome with black,white or chrome hubs)
gt lp II Tires,20 x 1.75
one piece gt crank,175 mm cr-mo,similar to odyssey excaliburs,with gt power series lettering engraved
sealed bearing bottom bracket, either hsin ta dx pedals,or sr 474,depending on availabilty
gt wings cd sprocket,
rear gt tube rides(short),gt forkstanders,framestander ii's
gt/a'me anatomical grips,
gt one bolt seatclamp(same as 88,with a six mm allen bolt)
gt 2188 seat,with chrome undercarriage and assembly parts(the black undercarriage and guts came out in 91)
the chain had a comet stamp,I think they are made by taya in taiwan.
hope this helps to clear your doubts a bit,if you are new to this,information can and will be overwhelming,but regardless it looks better than any bike I could have,congrats for an awesome first build!

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#11 2010-07-04 6:12pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Gabe_80sGt wrote:

Just spoke with original owner....he re confirmed that this is how this bike came stock....alsp there is no way another bike in another state that has the same exact parts....I will post pics soon...but thanks....

Someone is feeding you the wrong information bud. Polanco (above) gave you the run down.


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#12 2010-07-05 1:05am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Ok well here we go haha i guess Im on the hunt for parts....again I mean I spoke tp sooo many people on this and I mean where is the reference to know whats original....I mean so many were making these bikes...who says this bike couldnt have come this way from the shop it was sold at....I just bought another PFST tour (the one out of state I was talking about) and it has all the same parts on it....but I am VERY happy to get the right info I needed.....I guess I will be parting out the peices of this bike I dont need for the ones I do need....thanks for the input and info guys....


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#13 2010-07-05 1:17am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

While you're on the Horn....as an aside... these were available as framesets only with LBS offering hop-ups or kits. I'm sure a few a few were similar thoughout the county depending on what the "in" thing was. But it certainly wasn't a ACS rotor. Those things sucked balls. In fact GT was the first stock bike to offer an GYRO as standard equipment when GYRO's came out in mid '86


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#14 2010-07-05 7:40am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

yeah,if there was one bike that did not come stock with an ACS rotor,it was a pft. still,yours looks cool,I would leave it like that,maybe put a gyro on,or something,there's too many stock pft's on here,and most people did'nt ride them like that back then.

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#15 2010-07-05 7:52am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

87 through early 90 PFTs had 990 mounts. I have 2 87s, an 88 and a early 90 and they all have them.

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#16 2010-07-05 10:43am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

yes,but 1989's,oddly,did'nt.Gt's had 990 mounts in 1987,88,1990,and 1994,on the" s"bend pro freestyle tours and team models,in 1995,the frame design changed totally.I never understood why they took them off to punish us gt users with pitbulls,lol.

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#17 2010-07-05 11:02am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

Weird huh....some 1989s in the Museum have 990 mounts? Im a huge fan of 990....to me there is nothing better. Thats why I upgraded to a new school 1 1/8 fork on my 87 GT PP just so I could have 990s up front.

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#18 2010-07-05 11:17am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

polanco wrote:

yes,but 1989's,oddly,did'nt.Gt's had 990 mounts in 1987,88,1990,and 1994,on the" s"bend pro freestyle tours and team models,in 1995,the frame design changed totally.I never understood why they took them off to punish us gt users with pitbulls,lol.

chain stay mounted 990's interfered with the kore bolt on bash guard that was huge during that time, and pitbulls were for what ever reason popular, killer marketing by Odyssey, one the first "named" brakes....


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#19 2010-07-05 12:43pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

I would also think that they took them off because most kids with 990 brakes(normal users)usually wound up with maladjusted brakes,most used pfts I ever bought had useless back brakes when I took them in.the bashguard theory is good as well.pitbulls just sucked,jeez...

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#20 2010-07-05 2:06pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

haha WHAT a wake up call this is....yeah I dug in more history....The ACS rotor wasnt really the peoples choice, I read the didnt go up the neck evenly when the brakes were applied and caused alot of friction....So new gyro it is I guess and mos def the "Gt Winged" Sproket" on those 990's and gyros...are those easy to find....I mean nothing is, but is it one of those things that are not reproduced....???? anyways....I guess the build wasnt what I wanted it to be....like I said Im new and went of this guys info...but at the end of the day I like the build, I may replace a few parts and go on to build another bike.....is there SOLID pics on what this model should look like stock??


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#21 2010-07-05 6:37pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

the one in the catalog I guess,89's were not pft's best year.in fact,in all my years riding gt's I only came across one '89,in 1991 in NY,it would seem they produced less amounts that year,and plus right there they came out with the agressor,which was marketed more aggressively(pun intended,lol)again,I would encourage you to leave this one like this,it looks cool and has good parts,tuff wheel 2's are better than any gt wheel anyway

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#22 2010-07-05 7:11pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

thanx, lol ....We will see...been thinking of trading it or selling it....but again we will see....thanx for all the info and info....


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#23 2010-07-05 9:49pm

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

nah,man,keep it,all that hard work would make me cherish it as much as any factory spec ride,the fact that you are new and needed info does not make the bike a lesser bike,like I said,I have a lot of bikes,and none look as good and detailed as this one.smilesmile

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#24 2010-07-06 2:33am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

I don't know what the fascination is with building catalogue spec bikes. It's much better to put your own individual twist on a bike and be different from the rest. Nice job on this one smile

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#25 2010-07-06 4:43am

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Re: 1989 GT Pro Freestyle Tour

sick gt , very nice cool


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