1985 Hutch Pro Raider
1985 Hutch Pro Raider build with some mid-school parts
My first OS/MS build, courtesy of a mid life crisis in 2002. LOL at me. Sold in Feb 2011 to finance an early 90's ELF cruiser project.
F/F - Hutch Pro Raider - Full 4130 Chromoly.
Stem - DK Pro XL - Came off of my 1988 GT Pro Series Team Model XL that I ordered brand new in late 1987.
Cranks - Profile Racing USA 3pc 180mm (w/Profile B/B) 6th gen. Race version with stamped arms, but some of the first(approx ‘93-‘94).
Pedals - Early mid-school Crupi USA Pro Rounds, CNC'd aluminum with Titanium spindles and polished cages.
Wheels - ACS Claws hubs made in USA, sealed, low-flange, flip-flop, ACS Claws F/W 14T Chrome, Alex Rims DA16 (20”x1.5“), 14G spokes/nipples, and late 90's Tioga Comp III's - 1.75” & 1.5”.
Headset - Tioga Beartrap - Old one, not the re-issue/retro one.
Chainring Spider - mid-school Profile Racing USA brushed aluminum.
Chainring - Crupi USA 39T polished aluminum.
Chainring bolts - Crupi Silver Alloy
Bars - Early S&M Race Bars (a.k.a. "RV's")
Chain - Sachs 3/32” Chrome
Grips - DK Iron Cross w/Lizard Skins doughnuts
Seat - Kashimax Aero replica.
Seat Post Clamp: Early mid-school DK 2-bolt brushed aluminum
Seat Post : Custom 6061 Aluminum 7/8“ (from an ultra-light aircraft manufacturing company), hand polished.
Brake caliper- Dia Compe Bulldog - (I tried “period correct” MX1000’s first, and they don’t have even ½ the power of the Bulldog)
Brake lever/cable - Odyssey basic 3 finger and Odyssey Slick Cable - (I meant to get old Tech 3 Dia Compe lever, but settled for these as a temporary solution and ended up keeping them for 9+ years since they actually work great.) Very light too.
I miss this bike terribly, but life goes on. I set the bar fairly high overall on this one, as far as component quality goes, but my current cruiser project should put this one to shame.
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