1980 Torker Eddy King
"EK replica" Torker "EK's" had a limited production and was featured in many BMX magazine covers
The first member of the Torker team was Eddy King! When I switched to Torker in 1978 Eddy was getting a lot of coverage and related to him through the magazines. I studied his style and what he had to say. I applied and the combination of Torker, Eddy, and my training paid off!
When the April issue came out with the Torker colors and Eddy doin' a HUGE roost I couldn't wait to see if he was featured or not? Yes, he was and Oz captured some more great shots of one of my favorite racers. My bike at the time was already similar to Eddy's except I had one piece cranks, Ukai/ACS wheels, Oakley grips, and no Comp II yet.
Well 24 years later I thought I should build this bike that moved me so but it took another three of looking until I finally found some Grab on MX-1's in the bag to complete this historic bike. When visiting with Eddy at the 2007 Legends of BMX gathering I told him about the bike and wish I could have shown it to him. It was so fun to talk with him after so many years and glad to see he is doin' fine with real estate.
Thanks for personalizing the bike by signing the pad set and one of these days I'll catch up with Eddy to show him the original Bob Haro artwork for the To The Max ad/poster.
CLICK 2nd and 3rd Pictures to see more images!
Frame - Torker EK replica
Fork - Torker non-drilled
Stem - Torker six bolt
Bars - Torker alloy
Grips - Grab on MX-1
Plate - Haro lightning with Eddy's $
Brake lever - Shimano with black lever sleeve
Caliper - Shimano Tourney
Brake pads - Mathauser
Headset - Tange
Rims - Araya 7b's
Spokes - Double butted stainless steel
Front hub - Phil Wood 1st generation with red (left) spacer
Rear hub - Phil Wood
Freewheel - Suntour 16
Front Tire - Cheng Shin 20 x 1.75
Rear Tire - Mitsobushi Competition II 20 x 1.75
Chain - Sedis
Chain ring - Sugino 44 teeth
Cranks - Campagnolo Grand Sport 170mm
Bottom Bracket - Phil Wood No. 3
Pedals - KKT chrome rat traps
Seat - Unicantor
Seat post - Chrome-moly
Seat post clamp - Addicks
Pad set - Torker vinyl, signed by Eddy
Jeff "JT" Tollefson A.K.A "The Torker Kid"
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