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1998 GT Performer

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1998 GT Performer all original except sprocket and pedals.

98 Performer bought new at my local bike shop by a friend of mine back in 98. He changed the GT sprocket out for a DK 43t and switched the plastic GT pedals for alloy Fishbone pedals.

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Nice.

I don't know Bo Diddley about freestyle bikes, but in the first pic with the closeup of the cranks, it looks like it is textured on the upper surface with the pedal forward and shiney smooth on the lower. Is this to give extra traction for tricks and such?

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Very nice ride.

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cool ride. That was the second bike that got me back into BMX in the late 90's. I bought one new from the shop the day after the Mach 1 I got at a yard sale was stolen on the mean streets of NYC. This one got vicked like a week before 9/11, locked up in front of the theatre I was working during a performance of "Bat Boy, the Musical".  Bike/horse thieves should be drawn and quartered. 

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The GT Performer was a BMX bicycle released for the 1998 model year by the GT Bicycle Corporation. It was a freestyle bike that was designed for street and park riding. The Performer was GT's top-of-the-line freestyle bike. It featured an aluminum frame and fork, a Chromoly handlebar and stem, and GT's Power Series crankset. It also featured a Gyro detangler and GT's own U-Brake. The Performer came in two colorways: Blue and White, and Red and Black. It was offered in two sizes: 20-inch and 24-inch.

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On 12/22/2022 at 8:04 AM, Albert Johnnson said:

The GT Performer was a BMX bicycle released for the 1998 model year by the GT Bicycle Corporation. It was a freestyle bike that was designed for street and park riding. The Performer was GT's top-of-the-line freestyle bike. It featured an aluminum frame and fork, a Chromoly handlebar and stem, and GT's Power Series crankset. It also featured a Gyro detangler and GT's own U-Brake. The Performer came in two colorways: Blue and White, and Red and Black. It was offered in two sizes: 20-inch and 24-inch.

Not sure where you got this blurb, but it does not describe this bike. The top of the line GT freestyle bike in '98 was the SHOW. This frame is obviously not aluminum.

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On 12/22/2022 at 5:04 AM, Albert Johnnson said:

It featured an aluminum frame and fork

GT didn’t have aluminum forks either. 

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