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GT Performer with brake bosses on the outside?
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post Oct 15 2012, 08:29 AM
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I want to inquire about this bike, but I have NO CLUE of what it is. I figured it is a Performer, and even after scouring the internet I still can't guess the year. It has strange v-brake/990 bosses on the outside of the frame - and I can't tell if somebody brazed them on. HELP! - Dion

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post Oct 16 2012, 11:56 AM
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that's not a GT.

is that a "GT" stamp on it, though? counterfeit copy. the downtube bend, dropouts, platform... all different from GT. also, it appears to have a kickstand bracket.

may have come from one of the asian frame builders that GT uses. what's the serial #?
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post Oct 16 2012, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (mr coasterbrake @ Oct 16 2012, 10:56 AM) *
that's not a GT.

is that a "GT" stamp on it, though? counterfeit copy. the downtube bend, dropouts, platform... all different from GT. also, it appears to have a kickstand bracket.

may have come from one of the asian frame builders that GT uses. what's the serial #?


I have no clue - it was on CL and I was thinking about going for it if it was some kind of rare bird. But if it's counterfeit, I'm guessing it's not worth anything. I just found it so weird with those bosses sticking out there like that.
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post Oct 17 2012, 09:34 AM
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There are all kinds of weird things about that bike -- the downtube bend, the v-brake mounts, the top tube platform, the GT stamp. I can't explain it.
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post Oct 29 2012, 11:07 PM
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I was thinking Royce Union tell I saw the GT stamp....
Can we get a better picture of it please (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 9 2013, 07:06 AM
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As a rule of thumb, anything V-brake or cantilever on a freestyle bike that looks older than it is, is typically made after mid-90s and even more so, cheap copy of its ancestor.
Then again decent mid to late 90s racing bikes ended up having cantilever & v-brakes all over them but that's another story.
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