Most of my restorations are true revivals and I enjoy bringing bikes back from the dead. This bike was a fun project because I bought it brand new (for $99.00) just to see what it was like and also with intentions of making it look and ride better. I changed the color, made some custom decals and upgraded a few parts. It turned out better than I imagined and I don't think many would recognize it from where it originally came - yes, Walmart.
How it came new...
Monday, May 6, 2013
Five years ago this month I lost my dad and miss him dearly. Because my dad always supported my love for BMX with bikes, ramps, clothing and taking me to the track, I wanted to build a bike in his memory. My dad's love was flying planes in the Air Force and he was a true leader and performer over his 30 year military career. I thought it only fitting to restore this 1999 GT Performer in his honor. The signatures you see are from his friends who served with him at the Academy in the late 50's.
Posted by Wired at 8:47 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
In the 80's and 90's you could tell who made a frame from across the street. This '91 Haro is one of those unmistakeable frame styles that stands out among the rest of the competition. After I owned and sold a chrome one I immediately wanted another. It took about two years to find one again and I personalized the heck out of it with custom 990 brake mounts on the front and rear, custom mixed paint applied via airbrush, enough custom decals to cover four bikes and a laser engraved stem to top it all off.
Posted by Wired at 11:06 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
GT is one of my favorite old-school brands and when I spotted this for sale in Colorado Springs I had to have it. It was already powdered blue so I didn't have to change anything but parts. I did create these custom colored decals just to make it personal and mine. This is one of the best all-time freestylers there is.
Posted by Wired at 12:37 PM