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Charlie left Hutch for GHP.

 

Done good too.

 

 

Andy,

 

Do you have ties to GHP or just like 'em a lot?

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Nice to see some new info on GHP. I had no idea how limited the 1992 production was. These are from an 83 or 84 edition of Super BMX. Charlie Williams dumped Hutch but he stuck with the Aerospeeds.

 

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Thanks Phil... that is exactly one of the articles I had in mind. :ThumbsUp:

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cool stuff, im going to have to check out the new 24s

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Greg ,

 

Cool history in greater detail , thanks :ThumbsUp: .

 

I think I read in the history on your other site that GHP was fully operational in August 1983 , would the earliest frames be serial'ed 883*** ? .

 

Matt

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I've got an 8/83 - one of the first ones ever made. It had the gusset like the later GHP's had. I think they were Star frames used for GHP.

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I've got an 8/83 - one of the first ones ever made. It had the gusset like the later GHP's had. I think they were Star frames used for GHP.

 

Cheers for the info Neil , would the first without gusset be 9/83***'s then maybe ? . Are there any 8/83's without gusset around I wonder ......................

 

I've got a 9/83 , no gusset .

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Can any of you guys (Greg Hill, or Lee) tell me about this fork???

 

It was bought as a "Greg Hill" fork. Not a GHP fork.

I'm not sure if it was post-Cycle Pro era, or one of the many era's of GHP.

 

Seems like this would be the thread to confirm it in. :)

 

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Hmm... I don't think it's an Elf fork and definitely not something of the newer variety. It's not a GHP fork either.

 

I've heard there were two different forks on the CP GHP Replicas. One was a Tange fork, and the other a Cycle Pro fork. I've never seen visual evidence of the CP fork, so I can't confirm. The Tange's have scalloped ends similar to yours, but the dropouts were unique. They weren't so much a blade as those are (I'll have to take pics of my Tange's). The only Replicas that I've seen including my own (a few have popped up on Museum recently) have the Tange forks.

 

Keep in mind -- Cycle Pro's were Cycle Pro's and GHP were GHP's. Cycle Pro did not make any official GHP items, only Greg Hill/GHP licensed products of their own.

 

One possibility is that they came off a GHP Phase 1 (low-budget GHP -- was essentially a re-stickered Redline MX II circa 85). I'll have to see if I can dig up a pic of one to compare.

 

Edit -- I found a pic of a Phase 1, but it was frame only. Anyone have an ad or other picture of the Phase 1? (Matt, how do you come up with all of these stumpers?)

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Lee - is this the CP Replica with Tange Forks that you were referring to?

 

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Matt, that's one of the other Hill models (looks like the decal on the Top Tube says "Street Legal"). Those forks are not original to that frame. The Replica frame looked EXACTLY like a GHP. Take a look on the Museum for the Greg Hill/GHP Replicas. You'll see the forks I'm talking about (no close-ups though).

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The Tange forks on the CP frames were aero jobs.

 

The Greg Hill Signature CP frame set looked just liek a GHP, not the frame in the pic above.

 

Phil - that is a great article - I got that Super BMX issue from you I believe - rad shot of Charlie Williams - just how I like my GHPs - in candy red

 

Mike - the only ties I have to GHP are the $$$ ones I have in my bike - lol

Here's a shot of my one - I don't think you have seen it before.

 

PS: Neil (Subwax) has the largest collection of GHPs I believe.

 

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Andy, thats beautiful. Seeing how high the Patterson 24 is going on the bay right now, my focus has shifted to getting a GHP. They were about equal in my head back when. We'll have to see. Its not like any one is more affordable than the other....lol. Unfortunately I live in a very small town that doesn't really have any BMX roots so my access to getting this stuff is primarily ebay. Which makes you all my competitors.....lol. One day I shall find my Patterson or GHP.

Again Andy, thats a great looking bike.

 

Mike

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Cheers.

 

There are more Pattys than GHP 24" out there - lol

 

I'm lucky enough to have a GHP and a Patty.

 

I'd love to do a white 84 GHP Pro Long one day and a 24"..... and a mini - lol.

 

Speaking of minis - check out the pic of Tory Bailey in the SuperBMX article - that is the elusive black chrome colour.

 

Brett (3rdGear) had a set of Star Bars in that colour.

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Here's my 84 Cycle Pro Hill Replica for comparison (poor light and bad chrome -- this just looks like crap after Andy's GHP above).

 

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The forks weren't the Aero forks. They're unique from any other Tange fork I've seen.

 

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Here's a few shots of the GHP trademark design queues

 

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Hey Lee - you are correct - those Tange forks are not very common but they are correct for that frame set.

 

I have the test for that model in BMXA - came as a full bike.

Do you have it?

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Very Interesting Lee.

Nice Frame Set!

 

It looks like my forks are different, especially in the dropouts....but could seemingly be related... with the angled / sealed end caps.

The crown shape looks similar too. but who knows.

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Hey Lee - you are correct - those Tange forks are not very common but they are correct for that frame set.

 

I have the test for that model in BMXA - came as a full bike.

Do you have it?

 

Andy, I think I've read that test, but I don't think I have a copy of it.

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cycle pro/ greg hill replica test from BMXA Dec. 1984. I scanned this years ago, pretty sure I posted it somewhere around here.

 

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Guy's-

 

I just want to say thank you, I cannot express the words to let you know how I feel when I come here and read this thread. BMX has been my life, it's what I have done, do now and will do forever..GHP was and is always a big part of that and to see the old bikes, articles, information it just really is quite amazing..Thank you so much!!!!!!

 

Rock on, BMX forever...

 

GH

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likewise Greg - I'll think you'll find the feeling is mutual here!

 

Now, can you confirm again that when you were on GT you ran Star Bars with a GT sticker on 'em?

 

lol

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Greg Hill at my local club early 85.

 

I designed the shirt he's wearing - Hollow's Cycles shop team.

That is Dale Hollows with Greg - local hotshot cruiser racer and trick bike shop owner BITD.

 

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OK GHP train spotters - here's set of black GHP pads you don't see much - I have them on my candy red bike now in place of the chrome ones - they look bitchin'

 

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