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#1 2012-02-21 12:02am

Lixy
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1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

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1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Cosmo Chromer!


The Aussie underdog, the local hero for those who couldn't afford the higher-end brands BITD. The aero tube Team Hotfoot was the cream of the Hotfoot crop, light enough to throw around on the track but the 18" top tube and geometry make it a little snug if you've got longer legs (!).
This was my first project when I got back into BMX in 2011.
**This bike has now been parted out and sold**
PARTS LIST:
Frame/Forks: 1985 Team Hotfoot (full chromoly, aero top & down tubes, date stamp: G0785)Bars: USA BMX by ALPS (chromoly, MIJ, CW style)Stem: SR MS-420 (circa '83)Grips: Fuan F1 GripsHeadset: Odyssey DynatronWheelset: OGK ceramic fibre mags (MIJ circa 81/82)Rear brake: Shimano D-Type CoasterFront brake: DC MX-1000 copyLever: Formos MX Tech 3Cranks: Sugino Mighty 3PC 165mm Chainring: Sugino Mighty Comp 43T Chain: KMC Nano Super LiteBB: YST Sealed square taperPedals: VP Beartraps (not pictured)Seatpost: OG layback (21mm)Seat clamp: Tuf Neck copySeat: Quilted Troxel copy
Here's a funny little video of it in action! http://vimeo.com/33318679
Hotfoot Shenanigans...
It was fun while it lasted!
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'86 HEALING FREESTYLER | '14 COLONY PRODY LTD ED | '82 PROFILE 24" | '07 P.K. RIPPER TEAM

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#2 2012-02-21 12:20am

trailclimber
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Nice bike, all the work was definitely worth it.
I really like the cranks, how did you re-file them?

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#3 2012-02-21 1:58am

bigkev57
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Yerr Nice OZ classic these days got 3 myself...aint they gettin pretty..Kev

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#4 2012-02-21 2:50am

bullseyejunkie
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

All Ozzie jem.
Bike is sweet to. big_smile


livin the dream.

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#5 2012-02-21 1:27pm

Riptide
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

You`ve done a great job with the hotfoot , very cool Lixy . was the vid done up Alex ?

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#6 2012-02-21 2:58pm

MickRich393
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Nice bike and a cool vid!  Good luck with the wheelies!  big_smile

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#7 2012-02-21 3:53pm

RL2112
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Yeaaaah!


I appreciate the thought, but I have no use for purists!

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#8 2012-02-21 11:33pm

Lixy
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

trailclimber wrote:

Nice bike, all the work was definitely worth it.
I really like the cranks, how did you re-file them?

Thanks dude, I think so too! smile I'm always more proud of a build that I've put a lot of myself into - which means I even love refurbing stuff more than buying minty parts, haha.

The cranks were such a score! Picked them up for $20 with the drive side crank arm needing some work done on the square taper socket. Other than that there wasn't any significant wear. The square taper just needed some filler weld, and then a carefully centered hole drilled big enough for a file (I used a bastard cut square file, 1/4" width). Then I just took my time filing out the square taper, making sure it was dead even on all sides, using the square taper spindle from the BB as a guide to regularly check the gradient of the taper and the corner bevels. They run beautifully. Stoked.


bigkev57 wrote:

Yerr Nice OZ classic these days got 3 myself...aint they gettin pretty..Kev

Cheers Kev - awesome to hear you have 3 Hotties! I have an '85 Hi-Ten as well with pretty nice chrome, but I think I may part with it sometime soon as it's too similar in appearance to the Team and I'm more focused on an old school freestyle build I've got going atm. But yeah, the Hotfoots are hella stylin' these days! Just in the last couple of years they've really found a bit of a niche in the Aussie OS scene. It's great, there's some amazing builds!

bullseyejunkie wrote:

All Ozzie jem.
Bike is sweet to. big_smile

Haha, cheers bro tongue This gem is actually all Kiwi (living in Brisbane), and the frame is made in Taiwan with mainly Japanese parts... but still, totally an Aussie classic! big_smile I'm proud of that, I'm all for local heroes, the other build I have on the go is a Kiwi classic.

PS. Love your Haro Master BTW!

Riptide wrote:

You`ve done a great job with the Hotfoot, very cool Lixy. Was the vid done up Alex?

It was indeed! Such an awesome day, such a f*&^ing sensational place. Just actually got back from a long weekend up at Peregian/Coolum too. Brilliant. Thanks for the props on the build! 

MickRich393 wrote:

Nice bike and a cool vid!  Good luck with the wheelies!  big_smile

Haha, they're getting a little more impressive every day wink Very cool that you're in Japan! Can't wait to get back over there sometime and check out one of the OS meets, I love the flare the Japanese have with their builds, they're mad cool with colours and customisation.


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ARTIST : DESIGNER : MUSICIAN : BMXER

'86 HEALING FREESTYLER | '14 COLONY PRODY LTD ED | '82 PROFILE 24" | '07 P.K. RIPPER TEAM

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#9 2012-03-23 11:50pm

Garb
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Should put up some mention of it winning BOTM!


Monkey Nuts I say sir! Monkey Nuts.

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#10 2012-03-27 1:09am

Lixy
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Garb wrote:

Should put up some mention of it winning BOTM!

Done! Thanks Alan! It wouldn't have won if it wasn't for your suggestion to enter! Cheers bro! smile


Chick, bike builder, flatland rider, endangered species.

ARTIST : DESIGNER : MUSICIAN : BMXER

'86 HEALING FREESTYLER | '14 COLONY PRODY LTD ED | '82 PROFILE 24" | '07 P.K. RIPPER TEAM

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#11 2012-03-28 4:22pm

A.M. RACING
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

TOTALLY KILLER//THANX FOR THE INFO AND FOTOS!!!!

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#12 2013-01-26 1:00am

TotalFreestyle
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Re: 1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

Sweet bike. That's the same frame as the U.S. brand KENT Ambush from 1983. Take a look. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kent/20233/1#.UQOMooWBS2w but yours is set up incredible. That frame also looks to be the same as the CW Z-2000 http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/cw/?model=1491

Pretty cool eh?

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