1977 DG Steve Skibel Replica
BMXA Replica One of a kind dual rear dropout DG frames and pre-DG stamped mini forks
1976 Steve Skibel was on the new DG BMX team with Stu Thomsen and Jeff Bottema. Steve was a pint sized mega fast racer and with the help of his father Steve Sr. they combined efforts on building "mini" sized bike and parts to allow Steve to have the edge on his competition. Introducing euro bottom brackets, alloy cranks, caliper brakes they got a bike below 20 pounds.
The February Bicycle Motocross magazine featured Steve on the cover and his trusty mount. Steve is the youngest rider ever to be on the cover of the mighty Bicycle Motocross Action. The brand new DG Super Pro Junior frame features the early mini fork that has drilled vs. stamped DG dropouts. This frame features a built-in seat post clamp to save weight. The Dia-Compe brake lever and caliper have been drilled to save weight also. Combining the Sugino alloy cranks, Stronglight alloy headset and bottom bracket, then Campy track hubs makes for one fast machine weighing in at 19 pounds!
Myke Landis was another DG racer and his Dad modified the rear dropout to include another allowing for a rear geometry that suited Myke better.
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Hope you all enjoy another historical ride from the cover of Bicycle Motocross Action.
Frame - DG Super Pro Mini with dual rear drop outs, one of a
kind (original DG stickers)
Fork - DG mini with drilled fork tabs vs. stamped (original DG stickers)
Stem - DG / Powerlite (DG advertised once but didn't produce)
Bars - DG mini
Grips - DG blue, NOS
Headset - Stronglight alloy
Rims - Araya 7b
Hubs - Campagnolo high flange track, NOS
Freewheel - Shimano, NOS
Front Tire - Kenda diamond tread 20 x 1.75, NOS
Rear Tire - Kenda diamond tread 20 x 1.75, NOS
Caliper - Dia-Compe 890, drilled for lightness, NOS
Brake Lever - Dia-Compe, drilled for lightness, NOS
Brake pads - Mathauser finned
Chain - Regina, NOS
Chain ring - Sugino 42 teeth, drilled for lightness
Cranks - Sugino 171's, NOS
Bottom Bracket - Stronglight alloy
Pedals - Bob Reedy
Seat - Leather, NOS
Seat post - DG, 4 inches for lightness
Seat post clamp - Built-in
Padset - DG original
Plate - Rectangle 103x
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