Saturday, August 13, 2011

1987 GT Pro Performer Rad 25th Anniversary

Being a freestyler at heart I've loved Rad since it came out in 1986. I rode a chrome Pro Performer back in the 80's and have always wanted to build another one in it's spirit - not an exact copy but one with a similar look and just a few updates. My tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the movie incorporates 14mm dropouts in the rear, 25/9 gearing, a 1 1/8" threadless headset and 990 brakes up front with an Odyssey linear Slic cable. I finished this bike one week away from the celebration in Cochrane and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. See you up there!!