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#1 2006-01-06 9:31am

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1977 Ashtabula

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1977 Ashtabula

This company made the original bladed forks and longer cranks.

Just got an email, and a new  shot:
Here is my Ashtabula! i found this frame under a pile of scrap metal out in Talala Oklahoma a few years ago. I sold it to a guy named Joe Gillion (Daddy Goose) and he restored it to look like a Ashtabula race kit. He really did a great job. Then by luck I ended up getting it back off of him. Of all my bikes it one of my favorites. A fine correct examle of this type of bike. Thanks!  I love the new look! Derek Booth (dewabo)

Ashtabula is a native American word meaning "river of many fish." Ashtabula
parts were found on alot of Mongoose and Schwinn bmx bikes in the 70's. The
factory was located in Ashtabula, Ohio on Route 20 also known as Prospect
Ave. Part of the Factory is still standing but much of it has been torn
down. When I was in there as a kid we found crates and crates of bikes
parts, unfinished parts, technical drawings and even prototypes for
different things. These things are long gone due to many "suspicious" fires
and multiple owners. I don't know much more than that. The last time I was
home I was cleaning out my own warehouse and I took some stuff to the local
scrapyard and I found a bike there with Ashtabula cranks and an Ashtabula
stem... So anyway the stuff is still around. Sorry I can't be of further
help.
Take care -Ryan Humphrey


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#2 2006-12-15 5:27pm

elfdoublecross
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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

that is a really nice bike. im not too familiar with ashtabula frames but the resto job on this one is great.


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#3 2006-12-23 10:55pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

hey gnyha10, those rims are Femco`s.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

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#4 2007-01-19 5:16am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

cool---I have driven by Ashtabula, OH and wondered is it the same?  LOL


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#5 2007-07-17 6:12pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Nice bike!


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#6 2008-01-22 10:32am

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http://www.vintagebmx.com/museum/parts/images/ashtabula1.jpg

 

#7 2008-02-11 6:29pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Isn't this bike older than 77'?  I've got the same MINT frame and remember single Gussett frames ran from about 72' to 75'.    Also, what's the story on the blister pack bike?  Do you still have it in this condition?

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#8 2008-02-12 11:27am

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that isn't mine, it was posted by someone at vbmx.  this is how those kits were sold.

this guy seems to be the master of old so cal bikes. here are some of his.  rick's bike shop modifications would probably be the earliest publicized chop shop jobs.  notice the 72 bike:

http://www.bmxmuseum.com/user/reilley1

 

#9 2008-02-12 4:14pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

smile

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#10 2008-06-19 1:58pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I submitted this bike a few years ago. I still have it and its one of my favorites! not to many around anymore. guess they broke pretty easy.

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#11 2008-06-19 2:34pm

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An Ashtabula frame set is the only bike I'd ever build in the future just to have as a non-ridden bike to stare at. 

you aren't kidding about rare.  I've yet to see one for sale.

for a 90 pound kid they were fine. the one in our neighborhood was subjected to some impressive evel k. type launches.

 

#12 2008-06-19 2:45pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Serious air Huh? he he! got to like that.

I sold the bike at one time and got it back. I'm not letting go now. Its kind of funny really. I was collecting vintage bikes mainly Stingrays when i found this one in a junk pile. I just thought it looked cool and bought it. ent to find out what it eas and do some research on it and found some cool vintage sites and made quite a few friends because of it. The bike got me into Vintage BMX collecting which is more my time era anyways. I sold it to buy into some of the bikes I wanted as a kid. I then realized I had made a mistake and contacted the latest owner. He just happened to be getting out .of the scene and cut me a way sweet deal on it. I am glad I got it back because the bike got me into this mess so it means more to me in some ways. Oh! and I wish I still weighed 90 lbs...

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#13 2008-06-19 3:13pm

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good story, definitely a keeper.

actually, the kid that owned this bike in our neighborhood was a tool. (actually he still is, go figure)

anyway, we rode a lot on a crick system on the edge of town that was well overgrown with sloped dirt sides. We'd day dream about how fast you'd have to go to clear the whole creek from bank to bank. (did I mention we were 10 year old idiots)
So this Tool announces early one day that he WAS going to attempt the jump.
Everyone that rode a bike within 2 miles of our neighborhood showed up to watch him break himself into small pieces, or at least a good bloody nose.  (did I mention we were 10 year old idiots, yet)

and it was a good gathering, but guess who never arrived.
Glad Evel K. was there with real cajones, on TV.  smile

 

#14 2009-06-07 2:36pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I like to see that! I had one in nor cal for a while, around 83' I was 11 or so, it was heavy & I painted it with chrome rattle can paint AARRGGGG! This was before I got my SE RACING HENDERSON HAULER & then a PK RIPPER. NICE JOB! from a one time Ashtabula rider.


1st  bmx= used 77' Ashtabula...sold to buy "HAULER"
2nd bmx= new  85' SE RACING Toby Henderson "HAULER"...stolen
3rd  bmx= new  85' SE RACING "PK RIPPER"...sold when turned 16

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#15 2009-06-07 2:43pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

i pitched a frame in the early 80s ...thing weighed like 10 lbs
yeah i know ..dumb move


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#16 2010-09-14 10:22am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I love this bike!


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#17 2011-03-14 2:29am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I did'nt know ashtabula made a bike. nice''''''''''''''''javascript:insert_text('cool',%20'');


old school bmx

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#18 2011-09-09 8:46pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

hey buddy,
blanchette here.
nice to see a familiar name!
just got back into this with my 10yr old.
ttyl
-scottie


when i was a kid i collected hotwheels and bmxs. (some things never change!)

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#19 2011-11-06 9:27am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I remember seeing this kit at the local Schwinn shop! One of them anyway! I am from the west Chicago suburbs and I think it was in 1979 when I saw it. But I don't remember ever seeing anyone who had one of these. It must have been in the shop a while. Pretty radical kit.

Schwinn also sold Roger DeCoster's in kit form with all Ashtabula components.

That is a cool bike.


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#20 2012-12-30 8:21pm

lou g
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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I have a blue Ashtabula that I bought new in '77.
Un fortunately I painted it .
Does any one know what shade / named OEM blue that was.
How a bout frame stickers?

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#21 2013-02-22 10:13pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I also bought one new in 1977 at Village bike shop in Sunrise Florida, I wish I still had it. Cheers!

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#22 2013-05-21 4:26pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

i still have my ashtabula, which looked EXACTLY like this one. i bought the blister pack from south side cyclery in st louis. i used some thick-spoked rims from a mid-seventies raliegh mx to complete the bike. my brother primered the original paint, so i updated it in the eighties with new paint, a tufneck stem, tubular forks, tuff wheels and some other changes.

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#23 2013-12-09 11:39am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Love to see more pictures of the details of this frame, very cool! cool

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