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    GT Performer

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    I'm an old school guy who has been out of bikes for a while now. Been wanting to get back in and just the other day I bought a GT Performer frame for $26. I plan on stripping the paint and repainting and than re-building the bike. A question that concerns me right now is approxmitaly what year is this bike. Below you will find a photo of the frame. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.



    Chad

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    I'm gonna guess late 80's. Back in the mid to late 80's Eddie Fiola was their Freestyle Pro and had a thing for Pink and Blue colors. So my first shot it about '88 or '89.

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    Thats kinds what I was thinking. When searching the web all the new GT Performers didn't have the bend in the lower frame, so I fugured it was older. BTW the baby blue and pink has got to go. It will be replaced with a glossy black or a deep purple.

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    well, it has no 990 mounts so that puts it later than 88 or 89.

    and it has a coaster brake tab.

    the original GT Performer came out in '84 and the same thing.
    the year on that frame is 86-67.

    what type of riding are you going to be doing on it?
    street? the dropouts are too thin to hold up to any of todays abuse.
    flat? the head tube angles on those things are shallow, good luck. (unless your doing old school stuff, then have fun)

    you might want to NOT paint it, as the value of the frame will be higher in original colors.
    there is a HUGE resurgence(sp?) of old school riders building up their fav. bike from "back in the day"

    if you REALLY want to know the year go to www.vintagebmx.com and ask there.
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    '86 or '87 was what I was kinda leaning on anyway. I will be doing "old school" stuff on it. Nothing fancy, maybe a little jumping, bunny hopping and table topping. I'm a light kinda fella (only way in about 130) so it should hold up.

    Chad

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    what fork/stem combo are you putting on it?
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    I haven't got one yet. What do you recomend?

    About the color, I'm not big about what the value would be if I change the color. This is a bike to ride.

    Chad

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    well, it's a one inch head tube and they no longer make forks/stems for that size frame. so I can't recomend anything to you, I was just curious if you had selected anything yet.
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    I have 3 forks with 1" headtubes in stock and can get several more types as well as 1" threaded or threadless stems. You can also run 1" threadless setup and purchase shims to run 1 1/8" threadles stems if you want. I can also get you killer deals on a Redline Monster 3 piece crank for $52 or a FSA Pig three piece for $60 if interested. Last thing I have a wheelset consisting of GT Mohawk hubs laced to ZAC rims for $55. If interested let me know.

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    Thanks for the offer, but I managed to go to an old bike shop today and bought me a set of forks. They are an ACS 300 rotor equiped and a complete bearing set for $13. If this is not the best it will get me by for now.

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    i had a frame EXACTLY like that, same geometry and everything. i kept it in my garage my friend gave it to me cause he didnt want it anymore. im guessing its an 86 performer, thats what year mine was at it looked just like that

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