1996 Budda Racing
budda racing richie matthews frame
budda racing was the brainchild of former 80's bandito factory rider and columbia,md pro richie matthews. these frames were made by fabweld and totaled 25 frames and forks, 50 handlebars and there were also pads, t-shirts,number plates and decals. i was lucky enough to acquire this example from richies father and it is serial number 13 of 25. it was never decaled or built. the chrome job is very nice and the welds are of excellent quality. the drop outs are very thick and the handlebars have a great bend to them. other than hutch i think this was the only other real bmx company in maryland and even had a factory team for awhile including such notables as phil downell,billy chandler,donnie woolford,shawn moore,nate shearer, the late ricky freeburger,ken thalheimer,lamar davis and andy goglia. sadly, richie matthews passed away 9 or 10 years ago and is terribly missed by all who knew him. i feel very lucky to own this piece of maryland racing history.
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- Company: Fabweld
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Toptube length: 21
- Headtube size: 1-1/8"
- Details budda richie matthews frame budda fork budda number plates budda pads