Rare "Murray Stay" Holmes with original chrome and decals. My Grail...
This is one of the rare "Murray Stay" Holmes that were only made for one year, and I was lucky enough to find one in original chrome with the original decals. I actually raced one of these in 1992, so this bike has been on my radar for a few years. It has the early un-drilled forks with sandwich dropouts, and the even more rare chainstay brake bridge.
I built this one up with a lot of same type of parts I had BITD. I'm about 90% done, but would love to eventually get an OG 1" Redneck with the Wedgie Jackson, and some OG Slams.
Frame: 1992 Holmes
Forks: 1992 Pitchforks (undrilled with sandwich dropouts)
Handlebars: Cyclecraft Fred-Z (uncut)
Stem: Polished DK Pro XL Shafted
Cranks: GT-stamped Profile 180mm
Pedals: Crupi Squares (titanium spindles)
Sprocket: Profile Racing 44t
Chain: KMC gold
Seatpost: Pyramid Layback
Seatpost Clamp: Tioga Single
Seat: S&M Shield Sofa
Hubs: TNT Revolver 36 (sealed bearing)
Rims: Odyssey T-1000
Tires: Cheng Shin Comp III Style
Padset: S&M Shield
Race Plate: 1994 State Champion by Hot Shoppe
Brakes: Odyssey Pitbull
Brake Pads: Scott Matthauser
Brake Lever Odyssey Pitbull
Grips: A'ME Tri
Freewheel: Shimano 15t
Extra touches on this build include red anodized spoke nipples, dice caps by Marino, my actual NBL State Champion plate from 1994, high-polished Pitbull brake and lever, high-polished DK stem, completely restored Crupi Squares with titanium spindles and new sealed bearings for the Profile bottom bracket. This build has been one of the most rewarding for me personally, and this has quickly become one of my favorite daily riders. Because of the nature of older metal, I'm a bit more cautious on this one, but it's perfect for ride-outs and casual cruising. Bunnyhops and manuals are awesome with this bike.