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#1 2011-02-23 3:17pm

Kid_Carbine
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1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

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1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

Rubbish heap refugee lives again.

Competition Development, the parent manufacturer produced this model, now referred to as the Type 1b, between [aprox] mid 1979 & August 1981 & this example was produced in April 1981.
Found in a roadside rubbish heap during a Council Cleanup by a friend, & it was passed to me soon after.
Originally a full factory build it has been completely rebuilt as a Retro race bike with only the frame remaining from the original bike. It was successfully campaigned into first place in the two Retro Race Series by two riders who piloted her for me. [I'm over 60 so I don't ride it myself] We race in the Over 40 class & they were both damn fine riders indeed.
It uses a Tange TRX fork, Campy cranks & Campy high flange hubs.  Rims are replica 7X while the bars are Redline & grips are A'ME.
The pictures show her in her current & [probably] final state of development. It's just a Tri Moly frame but her heart is pure & her pace is swift. Long may she ride the berms.


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Quicksilver
It's Aussie for "BMX".

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#2 2011-02-23 4:39pm

84master
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

nice bike man...


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#3 2011-02-25 3:06am

cnc6306
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

cool bike cool


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#4 2011-03-02 3:10am

erdalicious
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

nice save and great survivor


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#5 2011-11-23 1:32am

Kid_Carbine
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

The only thing needing correction from the first post is the dates of manufacture for this model.
It now seems quite evident that the first of these were made in December 1979. This one is an April 1981 built frame.
The last frames were welded up in October 1981

As can be seen, the hubs & cranks are Campy. Mmmmm, I like Campy.


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It's Aussie for "BMX".

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#6 2011-12-08 4:48am

New World Man
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

That's a beauty. I'm inspired; Here's some shots of my own April 1981 (413275 M) Quicksilver which I built when I was 14. Still has a lot of original 80's components: Araya 7x rims, Tange ARX forks, Kashimax Aero seat, Shimano DX pedals, DX brake lever, Dia Compe brakes, Sugino cranks, plus some unfortunate 1990s GT additions. Shame about the Haro stickers; don't know what I was thinking. I have a question for you - what paint specification would you recommend?
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9SVfNsjF1AE/TuCt-tCm06I/AAAAAAAAAAc/TDmZOjRjzMQ/s1024/11%2011:31:17%20PM
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aZxn5lY3czY/TuCuPQylh0I/AAAAAAAAAAk/Fx0iFX4qEQY/s1024/11%2011:32:37%20PM
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_Tc31I1sm8I/TuCvVLPAGGI/AAAAAAAAAAs/149I1tuIZzM/s1024/11%2011:37:14%20PM

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#7 2011-12-08 7:40pm

New World Man
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

Sorry about the photo sizes; I'll figure out how to make them smaller...

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#8 2012-09-28 11:07am

novabmx
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Re: 1981 Quicksilver Type 1b

wow great bmx

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