1985 Apollo Mk1
Rags to Riches build for under $200!
In Australia we have a local council bulk rubbish collection scheme, usually twice a year, where residents are permitted to pile up unwanted items and greenwaste for collection. These prove a variable treasure trove for the savvy and unashamed scavengers whose knowledge of all things secondhand can prove to be a viable source of extra income, some even a sole income.
It has also proven to be a valuable alternative for sourcing bicycles for total restorations or merely harvesting usuable parts for custom builds. I am a sucker for this, as it allows me to follow my passion for restoring and building bmx (which we all know can run into some serious $ for exotic, rare or nos items) for a low starting price of zero $.
My goal for this build was to use as many FOUND parts as i could...no real direction or plan in the look, just use what i have found, cleaned up and put together. Those items which were not salvaged and restored have been sourced from my collection of unused/spare parts bin. I hope this build serves as inspiration for the newbies and budget restrained builders everywhere, as a good build doesnt need to cost big dollars.
1985 Apollo Mk1 frame - salvaged & restored
1979 Tange tx1200 forks - salvaged & restored
Nitto Mx2 stem - restored
Apollo Mk1 decals - repro (cheers Lixy ;)
Tange Mx2 headset - new
Unknown CrMo bars - salvaged & restored
Tange grips - factory defects (both LHS stamped RHS!!)
Tange seatclamp - survivor
Alloy fluted seatpost - new
Keihin 46T chainwheel - salvaged & restored
Taihei Japan padded seat - salvaged & restored
1984 Sugino 165 cranks - salvaged and restored
YST B/B - salvaged & restored
KKT K-MX rat traps - salvaged and restored
1984 Diacompe Mx1000 caliper
(skyway cool fins and pads) - salvaged and restored
Shimano DX lever - salvaged and restored
Unknown Rims - salvaged and restored
Kenda comp III tyres - repro
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