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In 1978 Stu Thomsen won the World's on a GJS - this is that frame


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This is from a conversation on the GJS So Cal page on Facebook.

 

Jeff has been dropping some gems, including things like Scot Breithaupt designed the GJS logo, and now a little history lesson on the frame, that formerly belonged to Stu and it's the one that he won the World's on, in 1978.  Jeff's dad, George Utterback decided to chrome it when Stu turned it back in. But it's been in this state since back in the day and in the Utterback's personal collection. 

 

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Thanks for posting this, Steve. It totally escaped me on FB.



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God sake that is insanely dope. Priceless history right there...



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I'm not on FB so thanks for posting that!  Such killer history.



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Brian Hays

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Wow. Thanks!! JU had told me over 10 yrs ago that his dad had that frame. Seriously amazing. There are also lots of pics of Stu on a JU6 too.
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Damn, that thing is fire!!!

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Wow! Not on FB. Thanks, SB

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Mark Mc

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Being I try to save cool GJS pics as they turn up, here's that hand cut brake bridge.

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This is the one item I'd still love to see and hear more about. Look at the back-end, top. Mongoose inspired. I believe this is the GJS prototype.
Prototype1.jpg

 


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Love reading about the early, one-off, prototype stuff!!

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I would bet a nickle that Mongoose built that GJS prototype.



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Brian Hays

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I would bet a nickle that Mongoose built that GJS prototype.


Think so? I have heard that George was working on proto GJS stuff in the back of the Race Inc shop.
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I have zero evidence other than it looks like a mongoose to me.  Your thought about the Race inc shop makes sense.

 

Is that frame around?






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