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#1 2010-09-14 5:31pm

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1974 Webco Hardtail

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1974 Webco Hardtail

Webco hardtail model all in black on black with matching Tuffs and Box bars!

Total full-on Old school BMX bike from way back when the sport was called BMX! This frame was the 2nd generation hardtail as the first was named or called the Rick's frame because it was designed by Rick Twomey AKA " The Godfather of BMX"
This frame sports all the goodies that made the mid 70's so RAD!
Two wheeler's Stroker Box Bars
74'Single Gusset Hardtail frame in glossy Black
Slimline Double Neck Stem
1st generation Tuff Wheels
Troxel Saddle Seat
Cheng Chin Knobbies
Schwinn Diamond Cranks
Union Pedals
Addicks Sprocket and Spider
Redline Cro-Moly Fork (Undrilled)
Fluted Black Seatpost
ACS Seatclamp
HuntWilde BMX Grips



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#2 2010-09-14 6:08pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

very nice webco! cool

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#3 2010-09-14 6:14pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD SCHOOL!!!!  Love it! Instant favorite. cool


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#4 2010-09-14 6:15pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

me likey! i cant wait to find one of those to build!


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#5 2010-09-15 2:39pm

Monster-Robot
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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

You're the Webco expert...but wouldn't that be a '75?

I thought only a couple of team bikes and the "cigar" chainstays were made in '74.  But....I bow to your Webco knowledge.

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#6 2010-09-15 2:40pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

Incredible bike however!!!!   big_smile

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#7 2010-09-15 4:33pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

Rick informed me that on many occasions when we talk about the history at Webco, The business relationship he had with Webco fell apart early to mid 74 right after the 1st Gold Cup. He reckoned that they had sold less then 1000 bikes at that point in time and that they(Webco) had no real good accounting practices or processes on the BMX division. This party led to the deal or agreement they had falling apart between Rick  and Webco.  The bottom bracket serial on my bike was way low and when we discussed this ,He told me that may be one of the early 2nd generation Webco's. Rick mentioned that the desgin change was  made immediate to avoid litigation trouble. He also mentioned what a primitive operation the frame shop was. According to the Godfather they(Webco) would grab out of waco box bins  bottom bracket tubes or gussets with no perticular rhyme or reason. Real record keeping on dates was not one of the strong points for Webco.  The Bottemma Webco has serial #'s in the 2000's! Check your bottom bracket Monster!You may have an early one!smile


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#8 2010-09-15 5:02pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

Kid down the street had one of these,and I had a 75 mongoose.Those were the days.


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#9 2010-09-16 8:48am

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

WOW !!! Very Sweet !!! big_smile


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#10 2010-09-16 10:49am

Monster-Robot
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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

g-flash wrote:

Rick informed me that on many occasions when we talk about the history at Webco, The business relationship he had with Webco fell apart early to mid 74 right after the 1st Gold Cup. He reckoned that they had sold less then 1000 bikes at that point in time and that they(Webco) had no real good accounting practices or processes on the BMX division. This party led to the deal or agreement they had falling apart between Rick  and Webco.  The bottom bracket serial on my bike was way low and when we discussed this ,He told me that may be one of the early 2nd generation Webco's. Rick mentioned that the desgin change was  made immediate to avoid litigation trouble. He also mentioned what a primitive operation the frame shop was. According to the Godfather they(Webco) would grab out of waco box bins  bottom bracket tubes or gussets with no perticular rhyme or reason. Real record keeping on dates was not one of the strong points for Webco.  The Bottemma Webco has serial #'s in the 2000's! Check your bottom bracket Monster!You may have an early one!smile

I need to get the serial numbers off of all of my bikes.  I only have a few (the BMX products mostly).  I know that I got my first Webco in Spring of '75 and it was a single gusset bike.  That is the data on which I was basing all of my "assumptions". 

Nice numbers....sort of like a word problem in junior high math!  smile  (If Rick Twomey left California with 1000 Webcos and traveled east...)

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#11 2010-09-16 2:50pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

(If Rick Twomey left California with 1000 Webcos and traveled east...) He would have sold them all way before Birdtrap would have sold the FMF's! LOL:lol:


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#12 2011-03-13 12:15pm

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Re: 1974 Webco Hardtail

cool


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