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#1 2009-04-08 3:31am

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1975 Panda Shocker

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1975 Panda Shocker

The shocker came in chrome only. I designed it in 1974 and production was in 1975. No frame decals. They were only about 450 built. They were the first BMX bike in the world to have hydraulic  shocks, 3 rear quick change gears, screw in bearing cups on cranks, 120 gauge spokes, standard quarter inch ball bearing on complete bike and raise letter knobby tires.


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#2 2009-04-08 4:54am

krankyankee
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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

freeride before freeride was cool! what's it weigh?

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#3 2009-04-08 6:32am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

big_smile NICE....... I would take this over any bike I have.... Very cool design..  big_smile


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#4 2009-04-08 6:38am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

Very innovative!  Always cool to hear from the actual designer.  I really like how the down tube and seat tube are one and the same.

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#5 2009-04-08 6:41am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

wow so bizarres! i would really like to ride that. some of the strangest geometry i have ever seen, but very cool!

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#6 2009-04-08 4:34pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

Hey,
I fyou ar "Mr. Panda" is it ok to reproduce some Panda stickers?
I need some Pro-Am stickers in a bad way..
OHH. AND AWESOME BIKE!! GAry


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#7 2009-04-08 4:38pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

That is quite the "BOINGER" ! I would have loved to race that down one of the steep hill tracks bitd!lol

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#8 2009-09-17 5:36pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

verey cool!!!! I had a yamaha and a SS but this would have ben nice to have then to. now all I got is a raligh mono shock not hafe as cool as this.


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#9 2009-11-02 8:18pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

thanks for sharing this ...love the history
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#10 2009-11-02 9:21pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

Holy Sh....T! The guy who designed this, posted it? That's just awesome.

I remember Pandas from BITD, a few guys I know are obsessed with them now.

I never had one but I surely recognize their significance to the early scene and the origins of the very first US production BMX bikes.

This is mind blowing! cool


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#11 2009-11-03 10:22am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

my holy grail!!!

this was my first bmx bike as a kid.  got it for christmas 1975 (i have a pic).  mine looked EXACTLY like this one pictured (down to the upside down chain stay, grips, tires, seat...EVERYTHING!!!) 

i owned two growing up (my first got stolen)... unfortunately, i can't remember what happened to my second.   even my best friend at the time had one.  (i got pics of us riding too)



(edit)
i actually picked up one a few years ago. cool  slightly different...only one i've seen with a straight down tube.

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#12 2010-03-20 7:31pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

yu sellin it?

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#13 2010-05-17 2:33pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

i have one in my garage it was my bosses sons pretty much original.  found it in his garage just sitting there  haven't even cleaned it yet

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#14 2010-05-23 10:11am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

might also be willing to part with this bike for cash offer

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#15 2010-06-19 3:14pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

its a mad max terana of a thing!

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#16 2010-08-23 8:46pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

what Da &*%$#@?  that thing is awesome!!! to say the least!! I love he suspension look!! it looks like one of Henry FOrds early projects before he came up with a car!!! LOL  lol


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#17 2011-07-19 11:47am

andrews
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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

how much you want for it?

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#18 2011-07-25 10:25pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

I would love to ride this one...tongue


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#19 2011-08-23 4:44am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

This is so special to have the designer post the bike he designed onto the site. We think there were some Pro Ams in South Africa BAITD. But very few. Great looking bikes.


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#20 2011-11-22 4:38pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

Wicked.


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#21 2011-12-17 1:54pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

coolcool


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#22 2012-08-21 7:32pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

wow heavy metal!!

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#23 2012-12-06 11:42am

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

Bought this bike brand new in may 1976 in Pinole Ca on San Pablo ave.. I have a pic at my moms somewhere I'll post it when i find it.  Mine looks like the bike above but it was only a single speed, my front forks were the same but had black rubber boots on them.  It was a very heavy bike but awesome to ride down dirt hills soaked up the bumps and it had a big old comfort seat springy.  Jumping was ok but 4 or 5 feet in the air was a big deal back in the day so do to the weight of the bike jumping off things worked best. Ended up breaking the lower swing arm a few times thankfully my uncle owns a metal fab shop so I was never down to long.  Beat the hell out of it for 5 years then threw it away at the Richmond California Dump so there is one buried out there somewhere haha..  36 years later still the best dam bicycle I ever owned:D.

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#24 2013-02-19 7:44pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

C-OOOOOO-L!

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#25 2013-07-08 8:21pm

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Re: 1975 Panda Shocker

i had one i bought new , it was heavy not always ez to handle but a comfy ride eveyone wanted it , probably why it was stolen twice once when i owned it i was able to track it to the house of the thief 2 miles away cause of the tire trak it left behind , i stored it for some years when i old enough to have a drivers lic. i ingraved it on bottom of bike , then i let my nephew ride it for a while some one stole it from him never saw it again , but wont forget i had one of the most awsome bikes of my time. i still have a picture somewere , glad to see one again

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