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#1 2009-07-25 1:11pm

kcw72
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1980 Quicksilver Team

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1980 Quicksilver Team

Type 1 Team Frame

Found at the Tip. Restored with the help of the OZBMX crew.
I understand that this is one of the rarest quicksilvers.
I will be racing this bike in the Victorian Retro Race Series, and I'm sure it will FLY.


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#2 2009-07-25 5:22pm

Revs
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Bump for the Quicky big_smile

Well done on the resto kcw, especially since it was a tip find.  The chrome looks very clean.  has it had a bath or been rechromed ?

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#3 2009-07-25 8:05pm

kcw72
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

CHeers Revs,
I had Frame, forks, crank, spider & bolts rechromed by classic chrome in geelong, they did a pretty good job I reckon.

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#4 2009-07-26 4:31pm

BMXmadDave
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From: Australia
Registered: 2008-06-11
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Very good find.  Saving a classic from being landfill is always a good thing.  This 'Quikkie' looks fast just standing there!


Into riding & collecting BMX before old school was old school...

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#5 2010-02-21 10:07am

thestubbornmule
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From: Melbourne,Victoria,Aust
Registered: 2009-12-12
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

AWESOME job finding that one my friend, and VERY nice resto job there!!
i love to hear stories like that big_smile


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#6 2011-11-23 1:26am

Kid_Carbine
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From: NSW Australia
Registered: 2008-06-09
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

For our non Aussie members, here's a little more info.

The Quicksilver 'Team' was Competition Development's first factory race model & was the production version of the four [approx] hand made frames for the factory team riders. This is why the writing under the Quicksilver name on the sticker says "Factory Replica Frame"

These production frames first saw the light of day in December 1979
It has been estimated that somewhere between 120 & 150 were made
Six examples have been documented as current day survivors, of which this [serial 50] is one.
One more example needs to be verified before being conclusively inclided in the survivor list
They seem never to have been advertised in magazines or sales brochures.
This is the model that the factory sponsored riders across the country gained their fame.
It's also the model that brought Quicksilver to national prominence.

To be saved from an unjust fate at the last moment is extremely fortunate as it will now bask in the historic glory that it so richly deserves.


I'll keep building bikes till I die, & maybe a couple of days after that. Quicksilver
It's Aussie for "BMX"

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#7 2012-05-08 9:21pm

dugga
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

my favourite quickie frame - I prefer the red stickers to the blue or yellow

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#8 2013-01-30 11:02pm

Rage Reset
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2010-01-13
Posts: 72

Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Love it when bikes get yanked back out of the grave, just went through the same thing myself.
Amazing build and story - top stuff.

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#9 2015-01-07 2:04pm

RadicalNick
semi-retired ODSY HRDR
From: North Cackalacky
Registered: 2011-09-25
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

That is a very cool looking bike. Takes it's style queue's from a Mongoose, but somehow cooler looking to me.

Sweet machine. cool


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"Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential."
Craig Stecyk - Skateboarder Magazine - 1975

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#10 2015-05-23 5:03pm

jimmy65
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Very cool bike,reminds me of the professor riding a team quicksilver at a Sydney track 82/83 he was also on a tv commercial doing a rock walk.

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#11 2015-11-10 5:04pm

BRICKOS2
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Did it get raced in the end? Lovely bike smile

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#12 2016-03-15 6:40am

Kid_Carbine
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From: NSW Australia
Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 101
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

Don't know if it was raced but a few more have been found bringing the total to about 11 & so far the highest serial is close to 100, so we may have to eventually revise the production estimate downward.

For me these are the Holy Grail of Quickie models & I have spent considerable effort [& money] finding & securing the two that I now have.

Yaaaaay Team!


I'll keep building bikes till I die, & maybe a couple of days after that. Quicksilver
It's Aussie for "BMX"

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#13 2016-06-17 4:24pm

bmx4fun
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Re: 1980 Quicksilver Team

cool

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