1990 Hutchins Judge II
Best fathersday gift EVER!
In the 1980’s I lived on my bike. I raced a few times over at Cowtown but never finished higher than 7th. I usually wreaked out. I had Huffys, a 83 diamond back viper, an 81 Mongoose, a 79 Redline, but my favorite bike of all time was my Hutch Pro-Star. My mom’s friends son was a factory rider…wish I could remember his name…anyway, he built me a custom Pro Star out of a FF set and left over parts he had laying around his garage for $250! I know that it wasn’t a factory Pro-Star, but it was the coolest thing on the block and it was an oh so sweet black and chrome beauty! It was stolen from me in the summer of 85. I’m not sure if I have ever gotten over it. I have a son of my own now and I am getting soft in the middle so for this past father’s day I was going to get me a bike so I could go riding with him. I was going to get me a Wal-mart special, but decided to check on e-bay first. There I found that BMX was still alive and kicken and I seen all the old bikes I used to ride. What fun! What memories! I ran across a Hutchins frame. I didn’t know the Hutch/ Hutchins story as I had gotten out of BMX before the name change. Girls and cars. The last I had heard was that Hutch went south and started selling cheap bikes at Western Auto. Anyway I did my research and decided that’s what I wanted. I went ahead and bought the Judge frame and I bet that it was over priced. Oh well, I think it was worth every cent! Especially since there are 16K+ bikes here on the museum and only one other Judge like mine. I think that’s kinda special in itself. I was so excited when I got it that I couldn’t stop buying parts for it until it was done. I have a few parts that need to be replaced and a few that need some TLC but it’s a sweet ride as it sits now. It will be a show bike soon but it is now and will always be a rider. I think it’s just about the coolest BMX out there. I hope everyone who sees it can appreciate it as much as I do.
Most of the parts on this build are NOS. Others are just plain OS. Only one “NEW School” Part; King Headset
Parts to be replaced –
Pedals; swap with some Blue Candy and Chrome Bear traps
Brakes; Need a blue MX1000 set up
Parts to be refurbished –
Going to re-anodize the crank arms and spider
Getting some Red anno axel nuts
I don’t think I can improve much more than that.
Ride hard and have fun!
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- Company: Hutch
- Model: Judge II
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Toptube length: 19.5
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details OS Redline MXII forks NOS Profile Stem New Chris King Headset NOS Redline Handlebars NOS A'ME two tone red and blue mini grips OS Sugino 175mm 3pc cranks w/ 43 tooth NOS Sugino chainwheel Shimono MX pedals - to be replaced with some Beartraps SOON! OS Araya w/ Suze hubs OS Hutch laid back seat post NOS Viscount Seat NOS Suntour seat clamp Dia-comp brakes NOS Flite "stars" pad set