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Help with BMX ID ?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by Markoneswift, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    Hey all,

    My first post outside of the audio realm so here goes. My son has been looking for an 'old skool' BMX for a while and today I think I found a good bike at the recyclers. I'm not too into bikes, but I know the GT brand is well regarded and this one appears to be a GT Performer Pro, possibly a late Nineties model.

    Could anyone assist with pinpointing the model year or any more info about the bike ? I've sent a registration to the BMX museum site but I figured I would also ask the all-knowing AK collective :) Sorry for the bad pic, it's still in the car.....

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  2. mr clean

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    I used to race bmx in the 70s. Now I feel like I'm 70:). That is more of a bike for tricks with the pegs on the outside of the frame. Freestyle it was called. I would have to do some checking to figure out when it was made but I would guess the late 80s or so. I had some nice ones. DG, Redline, schwin, Race,fmf etc. I had a motobike made by yamaha that was too heavy to race but it had shocks and are rare and worth some cash. I will do some checking on the bike.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_BMX
     
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  3. mfhale

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    You might reach out to our fearless leader, Grumpy. He allegedly knows a thing or two about old school BMX.
     
  4. Markoneswift

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    Hey thanks, I've got an ID on the bike thanks to the people over at BMX Museum. It's a Trek Subvert 2.0 from around 96-97. It's had GT stickers put on it, presumably after receiving a paint job. Funny thing is, there was an actual GT Performer Pro for sale on our auction site recently for less than I paid for this pretender !!!
     
  5. Bobcat

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    There was a family near me in FL back then that raced BMX pretty seriously. They actually had bike races with side cars, too. Seriously.
    Haro was a big name back then, too.
    Was there a Black Diamond as well?
     
  6. Markoneswift

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    There was Diamondback, not sure about Black Diamond though.
     
  7. Bobcat

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    Yeah, it was a long time ago so I'm probably not remembering it correctly. Too many spills off the ramp I guess.
     
  8. K_50

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    As long as it's in good working order (freestyles tend to get pretty beat up, so make sure to check the headset, crank bearings, and other wearing parts) that should be a decent bike. I had one of the later models (a '00 I think), and except for a snapped brake cable I didn't have any trouble with it.
     

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