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#1 2007-11-11 6:42pm

reilley1
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1976 White Lightning

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1976 White Lightning

1976-77 White Lightning Squareback

White Lightning frame
Redline "Mel Stoutsenberger" Fork
Slant stem
Tange headset
Weinmann Rims
Ashtabula Crank
Wald Rat-trap pedals
Schwinn Bottom bracket
Takagi MX small diameter chainwheel
Unknown Spider
Unknown Box bars (Thanks Firebird!)
Oury Grip
Shimano brakeset
Schwinn front tire
Schwinn Seat clamp
Scwinn seatpost
Cinelli Unicanator saddle
Sturmey Archer hubs
Suntour 6 freewheel
Heavy duty spokes rear/80 gauge front
Home made bar pad


Thanks to Darren C for the frame, Spike for the fork and specially Ray Macaulay for providing the last piece needed. Alloy black Weinmann rim


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Yawn..

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#2 2007-11-11 7:16pm

mxchic
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

I love that bike! If you ever want to sell it, let me know.....


SIXTY PERCENT OF THE TIME....IT WORKS, EVERY TIME......I AM......BRIAN FANTANA

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#3 2007-11-13 6:35am

shivadread
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From: New Jersey
Registered: 2006-07-13
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Got to agree that is one fine bike, never seen one of those before


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#4 2007-12-13 1:32pm

iwantanoldschoolbike
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

really, nice i gotta agree too!


glaoigh mé Iodáileach garsún.

(thats gaelic)

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#5 2008-03-13 7:19pm

earnie911
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Hey, it's actually white!!!!!!! lol

Last edited by earnie911 (2008-03-14 6:46am)


cool Upgrade your bike until it's exactly how you want it then go on to the next bike cool

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#6 2008-12-03 11:35am

myone
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

FAB U LUS Ihave to say your never to old to learn never seen or heard of one of these .Nice build one of my top ten faves.PEACE (MYONE)H ome grown on the mongoose farm.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#7 2009-01-17 10:58am

Mov'in Mark
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

White Lighting my first chrome bmx frame got it at "King's Bmx" in Modesto CA. My friend had one it was a 76 model like the in the pic mine was a 77 it didn't have the gusset, chrome peeled off fairly quick made by R&R sold it got a mongoose that I still have to this day .

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#9 2009-04-25 9:02pm

NORCAL BOYZ
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Rick that bike is awesome Bro one Hell of a nice job! never heard of it either,makes me want to roll a little number up and be Jeff Spicoli allover again! LOL! D

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#10 2010-03-14 1:11pm

oldbmxpro
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

love it, really nice!!


I Miss the Days of winning a race!!! To all of those who were Watching my back Tire Thanks for the Wins.

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#11 2010-07-27 9:16am

MR.KRASH101
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

very nice build!fav.


OAKLAND NORCAL BMX,My first bike was a 1977 cyc stromer out of Hank & Franks.Looking for snakebelly tires in 20" & 24"Also on the hunt for Oldskool Boomboxes & 70's,80's skateboards will buy or trade.Cazels & old Krylon too.Stuck in the 80's as you can see!

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#12 2010-09-16 9:00am

norcalshan
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Damn, that's sweet !!! 70's freakin' RULE !!!


Builds on a budget. One spoke at a time...

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#13 2010-12-13 1:05pm

fst929
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

I cant get over the geometry of that frame...for the year...looks WAY ahead of its time!


Go fast or go home

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#14 2012-06-23 4:07pm

JoeKat
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Killer piece of 70's BMX history cool

Thanks for sharing it with us.


WTB:   
REDLINE CARRERA Frame Pad
PL-24 Frame pad
RL-20 Frame Pad

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#15 2012-06-25 9:33pm

NORCAL BOYZ
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Nice work Rick!  cool

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#16 2012-07-17 10:37pm

midskoolguy
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

That thing looks 20 years ahead of its time.


Looking for:  VG cantilever brakes. Boss 175, or 177 cranks, And a Boss seat clamp.

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#17 2013-02-04 7:19pm

Rmcyclery
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

Put it in favs for sure. What a great piece of bmx history! Great build

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#18 2013-02-13 4:26pm

spyndrome
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

That is a new one on me. Possible evidence of time-traveling BMX racers too!

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#19 2013-02-13 7:07pm

Rmcyclery
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Re: 1976 White Lightning

They is cool! Only saw a frame in rust one time. Nice build

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