1988 GT Performer BMX Freestyle Bike - Chrome

1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Side view

The 1988 GT Performer came equipped with a chromoly freestyle frame and fork, GT/Viscount seat, U.S.A.-made GT six-spoke Performer mag wheels, GT freestyle tires, GT freestyle handlebars, chromoly GT layback seatpost, GT alloy stem, Odyssey Gyro brake detangler, ACS 860 front brake and chainstay-mounted center-pull rear brake, locking alloy brake levers, GT/A'me grips, a steel GT freestyle sprocket, and a drilled alloy GT seatpost clamp. For a low-end bike, it was pretty well decked out.

The frame and fork have some great details, like the GT logos on the dropouts, top tube and fork caps, the bottom bracket cable guide for the center-pull brakes, a built-in coaster brake bracket, and the crazy top tube-seat tube-standing platform junction.

This particular Performer also came equipped with an ugly layer of surface rust, a seized seatpost and an assortment of dings. Ten minutes with a garden hose and steel wool took care of most of the rust. The seatpost and the dings are someone else's problem.

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1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
This bike is tall
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
GT freestyle handlebars
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
GT/A'me grips and locking freestyle brake lever
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Weird-looking GT freestyle stem
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Often imitated, never duplicated GT standing platform
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
The sprocket drives the chain which drives the wheel
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
ACS 860 front brake and legendary GT freestyle tire
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Odyssey Gyro and GT stickerage
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
GT logos everywhere!
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Painted steel GT freestyle sprocket
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
GT dropout logo, alloy axle peg
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Ugly rust and seized seatpost
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
GT/Viscount freestyle seat
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Left side grip and lever
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Down tube cable guide
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Fork dropout, left, rusty
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Bottom bracket cable guide
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Bottom bracket rust
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Integrated coaster brake bracket
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Bottom of the stem
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Front brake cable routing
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Underside of the standing platform
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Trademark GT downtube bend
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Rear brake cable routing detail
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Rear center-pull brake and GT freestyle tire
1988 gt performer bmx freestyle bike - chrome
Fork caps with embossed GT logos