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#1 2010-09-05 2:10pm

evanatherton
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Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

EDIT: I just realized I don't have the actually story on here. My dad is Donny Atherton (probably figured that one out) Over the years, the stuff from his racing days slowly disappeared as he and my mom moved around. I started talking to him a few months ago and he seemed kind of down about it, so I decided to make recreate HIS sting. He works so hard for our family and it was the least I could do. The pictures of his face speak a thousand words

Ok, for those of you who haven't been following my "Atherton pics..." I though I would post a build thread for everyone to see.

I want to thank everyone for all their help and support on this big_smile

Parts list:

Frame/Fork: 1980 Schwinn sting
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record high flange
Rims: Araya 7x
Front Tire: Cheng Shin knobby
Rear Tire: NTKK
Bars: Redline ProLine v-bars
Grips: Oakley II
Brakes: Shimano tourney
Lever: Shimano pre-bent
Brake Pads: Mathauser finned
Cable: Shimano
Seat: Kashimax MX
Pedals: KKT Ratrap
Cranks: The ORIGINAL redline flights
Spider: Mongoose
Chainring: 46t Shimano dura-ace...this is THE chainring that my dad had on the bike In the ad below was. He kept it in the garage smile
Freewheel: Suntour 17t (should be 16 but couldn't find a black 16)
BB: Tange

Here are the two set-up that it was modeled after. Plus a few pictures for the plates:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/Donnys_Sting.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/Donnys_Sting2.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/Donnys_Sting3.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/bike1.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/bike4.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/Number3.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/BMX/Thisone2.jpg



Parts:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Build/Build6.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Build/Build5.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Build/Build4.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Build/Build1.jpg

Building:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/dcb4a742.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/ada8d8d6.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/58786a0f.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/72f5cb96.jpg

Done:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/c6e1c841.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/1df4537c.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/41722ea0.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/5dd2b82c.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/a7bfc616.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/57b64f0d.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/IMG_20100904_170553.jpg

Pics of the reveal will follow shortly (hopefully tomorrow). My mom forgot the cord to her camera so I gotta wait 'til my parents get back home.

Last edited by evanatherton (2010-11-17 10:03am)

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#2 2010-09-05 2:14pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Awesome! Get the Old man to drag his ass around on the track on it!


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#3 2010-09-05 2:15pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Super cool of you to put that together for your dad.  I bet he was grinning from ear to ear when he saw it.  That's a beautiful bike for sure.

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#4 2010-09-05 2:16pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Dare I say perfect?  Great job, Evan.  Awesome in every way.  Let's see Donny getting some air on that thing!

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#5 2010-09-05 2:19pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

I haven`t been watching the other thread but I`ll do this one. This looks good.

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#6 2010-09-05 2:26pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

cool


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#7 2010-09-05 2:46pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

That's awesome cool

I remember drooling over a chrome and red Sting @ the LBS bitd

Your dad will be thrilled I'm sure


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#8 2010-09-05 3:26pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Man I seen your dad in Action at the Campbell Industrial park 1980 NBA South Pacific Nationals...on the bike you have replicated. That thing is a great tribute for a father from his son!
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/se666/bmxphotos059.jpg
Donny Atherton 1st 16 expert

I got 2nd in 14 novice


Museum gunslinger!!! NEED EARLY BMX PRODUCTS MONGOOSE FACTORY TEAM JERSEY...money paid to you!!! MITSUBISHI COMP II TIRES WITH BLACK TREAD and oldbmx jerseys...especially Redline Factory team jerseys. Will pay HUGE for real BMX Action vinyl padset and also vinyl Skyway padset OG...!!!!
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#9 2010-09-05 5:07pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

cool


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#10 2010-09-05 6:53pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

VERY NICE!! Im building a Sting now myself.

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#11 2010-09-05 6:56pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

That's awesome!!!  Great job bro!


Looking for a few parts so please PM me if you have it:

24" Gold Araya/Ukia Speedline Hoops
Single Comp III Yellow Label 24 x 2.125 in black
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#12 2010-09-05 7:16pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Evan- I followed this story for a while now. You need to post a pic of your dad with his new-to-him ride! Need more details on his reaction to the bike. I'd imagine he must've been floored! coolcool

Has he seen the thread yet?

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#13 2010-09-06 1:27pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Xlr8n wrote:

Evan- I followed this story for a while now. You need to post a pic of your dad with his new-to-him ride! Need more details on his reaction to the bike. I'd imagine he must've been floored! coolcool

Has he seen the thread yet?

These will have to do until my mom gets home and can send me the good pictures. I showed him the thread last night smile he thought it was pretty awesome

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/IMG_20100905_221011.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/IMG_20100905_221001.jpg

strapped up for the ride home:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/PART951283795444023.jpg

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#14 2010-09-06 1:35pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

thats AWESOME!! He looks like he may  still be able to race .big_smile


It may be "rare",but its only worth what someone will pay!

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#15 2010-09-06 1:38pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

He kept saying "man I could go race this right now" and my mom laughed at him lol

but yeah I keep asking him if we can go race together sometime big_smile

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#16 2010-09-06 1:43pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

You gotta bring your dad and the bike to the LA show in November. I am going to try to get Frank Post to come also (with a tribute Kuwahara for him to ride).


Museum gunslinger!!! NEED EARLY BMX PRODUCTS MONGOOSE FACTORY TEAM JERSEY...money paid to you!!! MITSUBISHI COMP II TIRES WITH BLACK TREAD and oldbmx jerseys...especially Redline Factory team jerseys. Will pay HUGE for real BMX Action vinyl padset and also vinyl Skyway padset OG...!!!!
[img]http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/se666/HPIM0764.jpg[/img]

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#17 2010-09-06 2:10pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Wow! That is a cool story!!!!!!!!!! Good job!!!!!!!!!     cool

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#18 2010-09-06 2:13pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Great story with a happy ending smile Glad your pops likes the bike, he's probably overwhelmed with memories right now. Who's the lil chickee in the back she's looking cute wink


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#19 2010-09-06 2:41pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

That's the look of a happy guy right there. big_smile

evanatherton wrote:

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/IMG_20100905_221011.jpg


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#20 2010-09-06 5:28pm

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Incredibly Cool! Glad to see him on it!


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#21 2010-09-06 6:03pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Good stuff. big_smile


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#22 2010-09-06 11:08pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

you asked for it....and here it is big_smile

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal2.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal3.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal4.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal5.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal6.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal7.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal8.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal9.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal10.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal11.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal13.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal14.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal15.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal16.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal17.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal18.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal19.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal20.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal21.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal22.jpg
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/boshwan527/Reveal/reveal23.jpg


...priceless. this would make a good mastercard commercial

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#23 2010-09-06 11:09pm

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

MSMXII wrote:

Great story with a happy ending smile Glad your pops likes the bike, he's probably overwhelmed with memories right now. Who's the lil chickee in the back she's looking cute wink

haha....yeah that's my girlfriend :-P

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#24 2010-09-07 12:16am

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

What a terrific story this has been.Been following it for about a week now and its inspired me so much i.ve gone and bought a sting.It will be making the trip across the pond to Australia tomorrow and cant wait to start on it.Your dad must be very proud of you Evan you,ve done a top job,I bet he,s happy with it.Need to do one for yourself so you guys can ride together.If mine comes out 1/2 as good as yours ill be rapped.cool


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#25 2010-09-07 12:46am

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Re: Donny Atherton Factory Sting Build

Great story. Cool it all came together so well.


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