I’m 35 years old and still riding. One of my dream bikes along the way was the 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour Team model. I found a guy that has one, and he must have been a full on poser because it looks brand new. The problem is that it’s not the Team model so no 3-piece crank, and mags instead of rims. He wants $500.00 for it. I could float it, but is the bike worth it?
A: This is a tough call that you will have to make, considering the facts. That bike came from an era where people were really starting to ride and we mean REALLY starting to ride. This means many of the bikes from this era are broken or badly damaged, so the bike you found is somewhat of a gem, even if it’s not the Team. Then there is always taking this clean Tour and upgrading, with the alloy three piece cranks and sealed 48’s, but, then you don’t have the Team decal to match the parts and the hardcore resto’ guys will call you out faster then you can fire out a Miami Hopper. Our suggestion would be to evaluate what you want the bike for, eye candy, or something to ride and base your purchase off of that. If you want to ride, get it and upgrade it, you still get the look and feel, but if you want a collectors item, then you may want to keep on shopping.