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#1 2009-12-04 6:05pm

p8dog
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1977 Free Spirit MX

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1977 Free Spirit MX

5th birthday present

Quickly tore the back of the seat up popping wheelies at the end of my driveway, replaced with same style flamed seat, also from Sears.  They guys down the street owned Kawasaki bikes with shocks and had orange flags at the back.  I saw them riding really fast and thought to do so you had to wobble back and forth.  This led to my first memory of high speed crash.  Later removed fenders and chain guard and put my sister's white free spirit 10 speed seat on.  Looped out of a ditch jump and broke the handle off of the bars and that's all I remember.


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#2 2009-12-04 6:16pm

kevin108
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

I just bought two of these bike this summer at a community sale.A older man was selling them,both in pretty good shape,still had original tires,asking 25 for both.So i offered him 10 for one,then came back later and bought the other one for 5 bucks.......There isn't much info on these bikes,but a pretty cool find......

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#3 2009-12-05 9:02pm

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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

back when bmx looked and weighed more like mx!


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#4 2009-12-19 3:16pm

Rich-in-MO
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

Great story! I had that same exact bike. After awhile, I took it apart and painted it candy apple red and left the fenders off. I remember using the rear fender to chuck wiffle balls.


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#5 2010-10-19 11:10pm

ELF_24
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

My fiirst bike was a White Freespirit. Banana seat, wide bars, no crossbar, 1 speed with hand brakes., May have had a 3 speed internal, cant remember. But it was my first, learned to wheelie and bunnyhop on that bike, after I bent 2 or 3 back steel rims, I moved up to a Royce union with heavy duty Femco rims. Cheng shin block knobbie tires.Number plates and high fenders. Waffle grips. Originally had a crazy fork brace, reminded me of a springless springer front end, it was rigid...... Good times......

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#6 2010-11-17 12:40pm

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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

You may be able to find the actual bike ad here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wishbook/c … 003636126/

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#7 2010-11-17 12:42pm

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#8 2012-01-13 10:40am

zeekle
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

Love the story, bro! big_smile  Love the bike too - it's perfect for a 5 year old but it's kind of scary how the handle bar broke off like that.

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#9 2012-02-25 4:36pm

barkzine
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

I had the exact same bike back in the day! Love it! Instant fave!

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#10 2014-03-03 8:40am

local472
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

I had the same exact bike back in the 70;s.  I believe my parents bought the back at a store called child world in new jersey. man bro that picture of that bike  brings back some memories .

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#11 2015-07-10 1:03pm

santhony
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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

Wow.  I remember getting mine for my 5th or 6th birthday.  I remember some of the older kids down the street comparing mine to their much more expensive bikes.  I didn't care!  I rode that bike literally to pieces.  I do remember the front V-bar had a very weak spot weld.  There was an old lady down the street that we like to try jump this mount of dirt next to her driveway and land in her yard.  Every time she would run out and yell at us but we would do it every chance we got.  Ah memories!  I could have sworn my friend two blocks over had the same bike but it was silver with blue trim?  Anyone remember that?  maybe it was the Evil Kinevel version.  Thanks for the post!

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#12 2015-07-11 3:06am

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Re: 1977 Free Spirit MX

santhony wrote:

Wow.  I remember getting mine for my 5th or 6th birthday.  I remember some of the older kids down the street comparing mine to their much more expensive bikes.  I didn't care!  I rode that bike literally to pieces.  I do remember the front V-bar had a very weak spot weld.  There was an old lady down the street that we like to try jump this mount of dirt next to her driveway and land in her yard.  Every time she would run out and yell at us but we would do it every chance we got.  Ah memories!  I could have sworn my friend two blocks over had the same bike but it was silver with blue trim?  Anyone remember that?  maybe it was the Evil Kinevel version.  Thanks for the post!

Awesome post. Welcome on the forum. cool

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