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Offline That Swan Guy

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Thought I'd do something different this build......FINISHED
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:19 PM »
………...then I thought Fook It!  :LolLolLolLol:

This bad boy started out as a bit of a unwanted child.

As you can see it was originally a Maui blue GT from the Performer family, it's stickered up as a standard Performer but is 4130 stamped therefore fully cro-mo and has double cable guides which mean by GT folklore it should be a World Tour. The informed among you will know that the 4130 stamped frames, whether US or Jap made, were the same for the whole range in 85/86 until the DS### numbered Taiwanese tri-moly frames were introduced as the base line Performer only.

To add insult to injury, somebody had given it a good going over in black rattle!

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Offline That Swan Guy

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 02:22 PM »
But as you can see, it's absolutely solid and the drop outs are awesome!
But the stickers were shot.

STOP! Before the 'keep it OG, it's only OG once' brigade start I do have a Maui blue survivor already in the collection

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Offline That Swan Guy

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 02:28 PM »
In 1986 GT produced the Pro World Tour in the following colours: Green, Pink, Lavender, White, Blue and Chrome (as standard).
So since I already have a green, pink and lavender PWT as well as the survivor blue I was bereft of a white PWT.

SBD did his magic.

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 02:45 PM »
Then I starting collecting the parts

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 02:48 PM »
With just a couple of bits missing I started to put the bugger together

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 02:49 PM »
With just the fork standers to go here it is so far

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 02:51 PM »
I might be a little bit biased but in the flesh it is really crisp and clean and looks like it's come straight out of the shop window.


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Offline Retrodan72

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 03:09 PM »
Another perfectly detailed build Nick, nice one.  fistblump


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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 03:24 PM »
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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 04:24 PM »
Beautiful. Not much more to say really.
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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 05:35 PM »
Splendid  :4_17_5:

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2018, 05:38 PM »
I do love a good build and build thread! Nice one Nick 👍

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 12:39 AM »
Perfection as always Nick!   :4_17_5: There's something beautiful about a black and white build  ::)

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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 08:53 AM »
Great work as usual Nick :)
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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Now that looks awesome, nice build mate.  :daumenhoch: :coolsmiley: :4_17_5:

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 12:50 AM »
all the Swan guy signatures....another lovely Performer....one of the only other bikes i REALLY want to build! i had an 84 frameset a while ago but the build i want to do needed an 85 to be right. One day..... ::)
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 01:08 AM »
It's only og once.  :teef:
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 06:34 PM »
Girt lush that  :smitten:
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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2018, 06:56 PM »
Loving the white Araya’s  :smitten:
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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......FINISHED
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2019, 01:49 PM »
Finished

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......FINISHED
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 07:00 PM »
hmm..i was never really a fan of gts, even the performer, but i did love jase beats chrome baby, and then i did my own former build, and a love that too. BUT since looking, and following Nicks build threads and his various builds i spose its hard not to love them now really... plus uncle eddie is a top bloke also....(😜 shady Ant).
anyways top build Nick fistblump explosion
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 07:15 PM »
Stunning build 😍

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2019, 10:26 PM »
Stick sum zds on it  fistblump

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Re: Thought I'd do something different this build......FINISHED
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2019, 10:46 PM »
Nice that Nick.

I can’t bring myself to like those rear standers though.  Thumbs down


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