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1982 GT Pro

1982 GT Pro

Same bike I had BITD but with parts I couldn't afford back then!

I had an 81 GT Pro back in the day that I used to race and spend my life on. It got stolen and replaced with a VW... Fast forward 25 years and I find a dumped mongoose with a bent frame that triggers a few memories. I key "BMX" into e-bay and before I know it I am the proud owner of a set of BMXA magazines that I used to own from 1981. I then find myself explaining to my wife why I want a BMX bike for my 40th birthday! Over 18 months later, here is the outcome; my first build! I take it out when I can, I love every minute of it, and it feels like I never left...

Story update: I'm turning 42 soon and just got back into vintage BMX racing!  I've got myself an 81 Team Quicksilver and so far so good.....

Submitted by phatlogie

  • Race
  • Company: GT Bicycles
  • Model: Pro
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 71
  • Seattube angle: 71
  • Toptube length: 18.5
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details GT Pro Frame and Forks (non drilled), GT Pro Bars (Santa Ana), Dia-compe MX seat clamp, Kashimax Seat, Gt Seatpost, Suntour Chainwheel(44t), Suntour Chrome Freewheel (16t), Uzumi Chain, Profile 180mm Cranks , Profile Spider,KKT Lightning Pedals, ACS Stem, 1st Gen Bullseye Hubs (Blue & Chrome),Ukai Rims,Stainless Spokes with Blue Nipples, COMP III Tyres, Dia-compe MX1000 Brakes, Skyway Finned Brake Pads, AME Tri grips, Diacompe Tech-3 Lever, Suntour Headset Lock, Tange MX-2 Headset, Flite pads.