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"It's Christian from Australia

 

I have a list of questions about a mile long.

 

Why G "boy"? I understand the G part is your name but what about the rest.

A: Boy stands for the 4 Grable sons

 

is there a pattern to the serial numbers, they are stamped 76, 77 or 78 then a 4 digit number. Are the first numbers years?

A: Yes, followed by the number in line of production which equaled Serial Number

 

you mentioned the 8 hole are 1st gen but they seem to be the ones stamped with 77 or 78, the 10 hole are stamped with 76 ( from what I have seen) .

A: 10 hole is first generation; 8 hole second generation

 

does your G pa remember approximate numbers of bikes produced?

A: Don't remember and records gone

 

There also seems to be alot of little differences in bracing (smaller gussetts) on different bikes as shown earlier in this thread. I would like to know if these are factory , as in proto types etc.

A: Improvements were made as needed. Things get better with time & usage

 

what was the variation in decals, there is one that's kind of like script, one that says GB in checks and one that has the holligram G with norco CA on it (I think) and comes with the G BOY MFG decal on the down tube. and there is also the "stout" decal was that in reference to a short main gussett? I thought the 10 hole was the earlier models. oops.

A: Stout was a particular model that had the earlier 10 hole gussett

 

What colors were the available in?

 

A: Chrome, Gold, Red, Blue. The last 3 powder coated, later bright deep anodized

 

Does he know of a team called the "green machine" ? aparrently they rode green G boys.

A: No, must have been an independent team or club

 

what was your pa's back ground that he was able to produce these bikes so beutifully?

A: When I design something, I try to make it perfect. I designed and produced to work and look as well as it can for its purpose

 

I would be happy to compile the other hundreds of questions I have .

A: Thanks for your interest in G-Boy products and hi lighting them on the web

 

Cheers mate

 

Christian

 

oh and tell him thanks for my bike"

A: You are most welcome!

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Too long? Hm. You mean it somehow denied him the ability to post?

 

That should not happen. Grandfather Grable, we respectfully beseech you to post as much and long as you want.

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Too long? Hm. You mean it somehow denied him the ability to post?

 

That should not happen. Grandfather Grable, we respectfully beseech you to post as much and long as you want.

 

 

and yes my grandmother tried to post but when she tried it said that their were to many characters in the posting so my grandfather just decided to wait he is waiting for my uncle tom to see if he has any old bike parts or any old tools they used when they started the shop and then he was going to see if they could post the pictures up with the rest of the thoughts my grandfather had wrote

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and yes my grandmother tried to post but when she tried it said that their were to many characters in the posting so my grandfather just decided to wait he is waiting for my uncle tom to see if he has any old bike parts or any old tools they used when they started the shop and then he was going to see if they could post the pictures up with the rest of the thoughts my grandfather had wrote

 

:rawks:

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I've always wondered about that G Boy that was in the back of the Hard Cover book

BMX Down Under as i've never seen one in the flesh.....

So now i know !!!!! :ThumbsUp:

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My laptop went down, lost my phone with everybody's #'s on it so i pretty much dropped off the face of the earth.... :8: Been very busy with my band, so that has taken up most of my time... Get in touch with Pete Porker for my # or even Reece. I'm usin someone else's computer so i haven't got an email..... as yet. Glad to be back as i have some unfinished business to attend to...

Back to the topic........ Has anybody ever seen a G Boy in OZ????

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Some extra pictures for the thread. I noticed some big differences between these two frames as they sat side by side.

 

The RED build is #76-034 10 hole gusset w/17" top tube

 

The BLUE build is #76-1091 8 hole gusset w/18.5" top tube.

 

Notice the seat mast on the blue one is more kicked back, and also has higher ground clerance...

 

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