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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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thanks for posting that Phil.

It was actually quite a well decked out bike.

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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...

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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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What's the story with those pads, Andy? Cool, and I am not sure if I've seen them quite like that before.

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this thread rules! Are these Aerospeeds on this bike I know the spider is but i cannot tell if the cranks are?

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There's a white set as well. I have one of both, but mine are sadly faded. Those ones of yours are mint, Andy.

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Cool seeing the photos of the original GHP team.

I've got two photos of Robby Taft racing in 83'. He was a class younger than me. Probably born in 1969.
Used to see him all the tiem at ABA and NBA nationals in the early 80's. Think he was on either GT or Elf before he signed with GHP.

I heard someone say they saw Tory Baily a few yeas back. Said he was a big brute!!! LOL!

Jason Donnell raced for a very long time, close to 20 years. He was a AA Pro as far back as I believe 2001.

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Well -- I think I know what next year's project is for me. Think it's time to pull my Cycle Pro off the shelf.

Ant - that's a shot of Charlie Williams from earlier in this thread. This is post-Hutch. I guess he brought his cranks with him.

I have one question after reading the article Z-Man posted. How many guys that have OG GHP bars really have Cycle Pro bars? Is there a way to tell the difference? The frame is easy to spot if the serial is in tact (Koizumi baseball stamp), but what about the bars?

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this thread rules! Are these Aerospeeds on this bike I know the spider is but i cannot tell if the cranks are?

def. Areospeeds there Ant.

Jason Donnell raced for a very long time, close to 20 years. He was a AA Pro as far back as I believe 2001.

that's cool to know - he really stuck in there.

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What's the story with those pads, Andy? Cool, and I am not sure if I've seen them quite like that before.


I got the pads form Don Parscale (Ultramax) who had ties with GHP.
I also got my Star Bars from him.
Greg used Ultramax cranks towards the end of GHP.

The black pads were advertised in the ads for the 1985 GHP full bike and frame set line up.
However, at that point the pad sets changed to look like the newer GHP logo without the lines.

Greg still had a deal with Zap Pad pads throughout GHP so you'll see him running Zapa and the Johar GHP pads.

I gotta say the NOS chrome Johar pads are (or were) one of the easiest things to find!

You'd pay $500 for Hutch equivalents!

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I have one question after reading the article Z-Man posted. How many guys that have OG GHP bars really have Cycle Pro bars? Is there a way to tell the difference? The frame is easy to spot if the serial is in tact (Koizumi baseball stamp), but what about the bars?


possibly the finish and the welds, also Star Bars generally have no knurling in teh stem clamp area.

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Cool pads Andy :ThumbsUp: .

I've noticed variations on pads too , I've 3 sets of chrome but they're as follows regarding the small signature part .

Used - All 3 pads are signed Greg Hill .
NOS - 2 pads are Greg Hill sig & 1 Cal lite Johar .
Used - All 3 pads are signed Cal lite Johar .

Pics of Cal Lite used set & NOS mixed set . I know that the Cal lite full set are old because they were on my Sept 83 bike so I'm thinking they came before the Greg signed ones .

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