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#1 2009-10-04 7:47am

denbo
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1979 Kent Trail Climber

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1979 Kent Trail Climber

Survivor with upgraded tires, pedals, and seat.  3 piece cottered cranks.  "K" gusset stands for Kool! Comes stock with warning label.


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#2 2009-10-04 5:30pm

myone
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

This was my first bmx bike got stolen from me got it back and got jumped for it second time.PEACE(MYONE).cool


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#4 2009-10-05 4:44am

nUt-JoB
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

i think alot of us may have started on a kent, great build.

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#5 2010-02-15 8:28am

yardsaleman
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

Enjoy the Yellow build wink sweet bike


Go Tigers !!!!!!!!

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#6 2010-03-03 6:51pm

bohdi123
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From: West Paducah, KN
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

if it says trail climber why cant you go off road or jump

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#7 2010-10-10 8:51am

Oldenbikes13
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From: Texas
Registered: 2010-08-03
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

How can I tell the year of my Kent it is blue with blue anodized parts it is also a trail climber but much different than yours

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#8 2010-10-10 12:28pm

denbo
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

shoot me some pics and i will try to help...

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#9 2011-02-13 5:05pm

NotoriousGIB
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

This was my first "BMX" bike.  I think I went through about two dozen pins in the crank.  I had Cal Lite pads and Sears knock off Tuff Wheels with snake bellies in yellow.  Brings back a lot of memories!  cool

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#10 2011-02-14 12:35pm

denbo
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

yeah, I burned through the crank pins too! good memories though....

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#11 2011-02-14 4:46pm

myone
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

denbo wrote:

yeah, I burned through the crank pins too! good memories though....

Ah man i use to put bolts in as pins when i ran out of money to get pins i finely got my step dad to weld the cranx on both sides .The only thing that broke on mine was the cranx and peddals. I trailed and jumped every curb and ramp i could on mine and thats all that broke.wink


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#12 2011-05-27 6:22pm

CWCaliFree86
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From: NewB, MA
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

My youngest bro had one of these BITD, the EXACT same bike. They were department store bikes.

I remember we tried racing it, jumped a dirt ramp and the gooseneck loosened up, and the handlebars flew forward. They ride very stiff, NOT comfortable at all.

What a piece **. That's when he moved up to a Hutch Pro Raider in 1986. smile


"It's OLD school or NO school... you know how WE do." tongue

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#13 2011-05-27 6:25pm

CWCaliFree86
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

bohdi123 wrote:

if it says trail climber why cant you go off road or jump

You DO value your life, right? lol

I wouldn't advise it, NOT with THIS bike. lol


"It's OLD school or NO school... you know how WE do." tongue

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#14 2012-02-11 5:53am

forrestsmith
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From: Cincinnati
Registered: 2010-11-05
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

Nice bike! My first BMX also:) We all no its no Hutch Pro Raider;) It is what it is. I would love to find one.

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#15 2012-11-02 6:11am

slowburn
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

Just stumbling on this now!!  This was the first and only brand new complete bike I ever owned.  After this baby it was build as you ride.  I do remember the dreaded crank "skip" all too well.  ...always started at the most inopportune times.  Now I guess I have to look for one so I can complete my collection of every bike configuration I've ever owned.  It's a cry for help.


Blue gradient kuwahara f/f decals, 1990 Dyno slammer, Blue vinyl mongoose double clamp stem pad.

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#16 2012-11-17 3:51pm

Devo
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

cool


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#17 2016-02-23 9:11am

cschiller29
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

Awesome survivor you have here!!  This was my first ride (thanks Mom & Dad....NOT).....what a POS that thing was.  First the forks bent so far out it looked like a chopper, saved & replaced with Tange TRX.  Next to go were the cranks, replaced with Sugino & KKT Lightning.  Next the bars & stem.....and finally, I replaced the rest with a 79 ProLine.  Love that sticker saying it's not made to jump.....truer words were never spoken!!!

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#18 2017-08-08 10:31am

jfarg
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

Dude, I love this bike! I was so into BMX and my Mom could not afford to by me a top of the line bike so she got me this exact bike. This brings back sooo many memories! I'm glad I found this site. Let me know if you ever sell it.

Thx

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#19 2017-08-08 1:39pm

DBViper83
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

jfarg wrote:

Dude, I love this bike! I was so into BMX and my Mom could not afford to by me a top of the line bike so she got me this exact bike. This brings back sooo many memories! I'm glad I found this site. Let me know if you ever sell it.

Thx

Same for me. I had one also. I cried when my crank broke and my dad couldnt fix it.

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#20 2017-08-28 2:05am

Poppitticus
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Re: 1979 Kent Trail Climber

This was my exact first bike too! The cranks didn't last long when I started to really ride it. A Mongoose would be next.

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