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#1 2012-03-26 11:38pm

Lixy
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1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

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1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

The ultimate custom Kiwi freestyle build!

My grail. It's the memories of my childhood version of this bike that got me back into BMX. An '86 Healing Freestyler was my first 20" BMX, you can see a picture of my OG bike HERE.
Healing was the New Zealand sister company to Australia's Malvern Star, both companies released their own branded versions of the SuperMax, the bike made famous by Nicole Kidman's character in BMX Bandits (1983).
Sporting an M6-XXXXX serial number, the full chromoly '86 Healing Freestyler frame was manufactured in the same Merida factory in Taiwan as the geometrically-identical Hutch Wind Styler, Peugeot CPX-100FS, Raleigh Freestyle and Malvern Star Maxi Freestyle frames - note the classic Hutch fork dropouts - the only difference between the Wind Styler and the Healing frameset being the addition of a kicktail loop behind the seat, and the screw in fork pegs. 
This bike took out the March 2012 Bike of the Month competition on ozbmx.com.au. The 2012 winners' post is HERE .
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS + BUILD DIARY.
PARTS LISTFrame & Forks: 1986 Healing FreestylerBars: Skyway EZ Bars MK1Grips: A'ME CAM gripsStem: Forklifter w Pots Mod bolt (NOS before refinishing)Headset: Tioga MX101 (NOS before refinishing)Cranks and BB: Redline Flight 175mm (new, double pinch, with custom Healing decals)Wheelset: Skyway Tuff II (new, sealed Bearing)Tyres: Duro Freestyle skinwall 1.75Sprocket: Tri-wing (GT Performer copy) 44tChain: YBN MK747 Freestyle 1/8"Pedals: VP-767Seat: NOS Viscount DominatorSeat post: 80s Madison Layback (21mm)Seat Post clamp: Suntour copyBrake calipers: Chang Star 980 Freestyler, Potts' Mod front setup, with Skyway Tuff padsBrake Levers: NOS Dia Compe Tech 4Detangler: Odyssey Gyro 2Front Brake Cable: Hi-Tech Slick CableRear Brake Cable: Savage Gyro cables (extra long upper)Pegs: NOS Healing Freestyler / Hutch Excel screw in pegs
FRAME SPECSMaterial: 4130 ChromolyFrame weight: 2.55kg (5lb 10oz)Fork Weight: 850gm (1lb 14oz)Head Tube Angle: 73ºSeat Tube Angle: 74ºTop tube O.D.: 1"Down tube O.D.: 1 3/8"Wheelbase: 35 3/4" - 36 7/8"BB height: 10 5/8"Head tube length: 4"Top tube length: 19 1/2"Fork leg O.D.: 1"Steering Head Tube Length: 4"Serial placement: Under BB
My initial build design sketch...
http://www.lixbmx.com/images/Freestyler/Healing_Freestyler_LixBMX_sketch_anim800.gif

More pics...http://www.lixbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/HealingFreestyler-2092-800.jpg

http://www.lixbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/HealingFreestyler-2103-800.jpg

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http://www.lixbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/HealingFreestyler-2105-1000.jpg

http://www.lixbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/HealingFreestyler-2090-1000.jpg

http://www.lixbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/HealingFreestyler-2078-800.jpg


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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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#2 2012-03-26 11:53pm

shaggabagga
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool

Need I say more? wink


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#3 2012-03-27 12:35am

Weapons Of War
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

WOW!! Great job.!!

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#4 2012-03-27 1:40am

samkat
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

EPIC build Lixy.. You've truly nailed it!! cool


KAPPA K-20 ... Please get in touch cool

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#5 2012-03-27 2:38am

repnout
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

you da man!  um you know what i mean. smile
I wish i could make such an effort in documenting a build
I love how you drew it, scanned it, made it & nailed it.
Your parents must be proud of their multi-talented girl
( i've got two girls so that's the way i think these days)

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#6 2012-03-27 3:11am

RL20II
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Instant fave mate awesome!


GROW THE HELL UP FOR CHRISTS SAKE!! WE ARE GROWN MEN PLAYING WITH KIDS BIKES NOT KIDS PLAYING AT BEING GROWN MEN.
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#7 2012-03-28 2:14am

Northland_Rider
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Damn Lixy that thing turned out wicked! I don't think I want to add mine on any more!!

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#8 2012-03-29 6:15pm

Lixy
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

shaggabagga wrote:

coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool

Need I say more? wink

Hahaha, cheers Brett!! Loved your participation in the build thread, your comments are always gold wink

PS. Posted your decals this morning! big_smile

Weapons Of War wrote:

WOW!! Great job.!!

Thanks bro!! Far out, you have some killer coolz in your collection! That Quad, and that Hutch... toh-tally WOW. cool

samkat wrote:

EPIC build Lixy.. You've truly nailed it!! cool

Hi-5 brutha! That means a lot smile Hope I'll see you next weekend!

repnout wrote:

you da man!  um you know what i mean. smile
I wish i could make such an effort in documenting a build
I love how you drew it, scanned it, made it & nailed it.
Your parents must be proud of their multi-talented girl
( i've got two girls so that's the way i think these days)

Aww, dude that's too! smile Haha, yeah I think my Mum thinks I'm slightly nuts (but she knows the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree wink). My Dad just nods and smiles, puts his glasses back on the end of his nose goes back to his string theory and art house films. I know they're proud of my other achievements, but I think that when it comes to my bike building they're just sort of... weirdly fascinated ...and look at me like 2 antelope who raised a giraffe by mistake. But haha, that's cool with me, I'm proud enough of this build for both of them! smile

RL20II wrote:

Instant fave mate awesome!

Cheers man! Thanks heaps for contributing to the build thread on Oz! ....so my dessert was alright then? wink

Northland_Rider wrote:

Damn Lixy that thing turned out wicked! I don't think I want to add mine on any more!!

Haha, c'mon Tama, dooooooo ittttttt! I can't wait to see yours!!! You got skillz and stylez and I love seeing each and every Healing FS in the museum, they keep the dream alive! smile

Last edited by Lixy (2012-12-24 11:28pm)


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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#9 2012-03-29 6:17pm

Lixy
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

@repnout - typo correction - I meant to say '..that's too cool!') wink


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

[img]http://www.lixbmx.com/images/Lix_BMX_banner100x700.jpg[/img]

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#10 2012-03-29 7:07pm

shaggabagga
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

i'm a bit sad it's finished really, couldn't wait to see the result and now there's nothing to look forward to sad


to get you started on your next build i'm sending you these ingredients,

1 x bag of iron ore
http://www.chemical-engineering.co/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IRON-ORES.jpg

1 x barrel of oil
http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_2009_10_19__09_35_30/barrel1.jpgeb1d3bf6-7ffb-485a-957d-cfc2850cea79Larger.jpg

1 x rubber tree plant
http://www.luxuryhousingtrends.com/indoor-rubber-tree-plant.jpg

and some welding rods
http://image.made-in-china.com/4f0j00GeAEbqFMfpol/Tig-Welding-Wire.jpg

I know how you love to do everything yourself so get to work wink


need:  '88 streetscene forks -- GT frame standers -- hutch race bars -- FLUFFY DICE for MYSTERY MACHINE

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#11 2012-03-29 7:45pm

Lixy
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

shaggabagga wrote:

i'm a bit sad it's finished really, couldn't wait to see the result and now there's nothing to look forward to sad


to get you started on your next build i'm sending you these ingredients,

1 x bag of iron ore
http://www.chemical-engineering.co/wp-c … N-ORES.jpg

1 x barrel of oil
http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Con … Larger.jpg

1 x rubber tree plant
http://www.luxuryhousingtrends.com/indo … -plant.jpg

and some welding rods
http://image.made-in-china.com/4f0j00Ge … g-Wire.jpg

I know how you love to do everything yourself so get to work wink

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA lollollollollollollollollollollollollol

See man, I told you... GOLD. wink


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

[img]http://www.lixbmx.com/images/Lix_BMX_banner100x700.jpg[/img]

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#12 2012-03-31 5:05am

datsun180b
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Very nice what you have done to that bike and how the end results say it allvery very nice:)

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#13 2012-04-03 1:00am

Riptide
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

very nice Lixy . that has come up a treat.! cool

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#14 2012-04-18 9:43pm

Pearce
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Holy smokes! Just checked out the build on your site - very impressive, very inspiring!
I have one of these too, it's next on the restoration list. Great work!

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#15 2012-05-26 1:26pm

dtmunroe
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

This is the by far the best NZ made resto I have seen.Ur the bomb. Puts my effort to shame. My Grail is my Pantha Stud. My first and Favourite.


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#16 2012-07-18 5:55am

LRZ
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

No wonder I love that bike so much. I had the Raleigh freestyle when I was little. Saved every penny I could to get it. Reading your write up I find it's the same bike.

So couple that with the sexy color combo and you bike is in my heart
smile


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#17 2012-07-18 6:07am

RadDad
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

VERY NICELY DONE! smile

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#18 2012-11-16 9:07pm

legless
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Hiya, there is one for sale on trademe NZ its at $960 at the moment.
heres the link..
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing … =533893980

enjoy (i like yours better)wink


You never forget how to ride a bike!
One leg from downunder mate! cheers

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#19 2012-12-01 5:39pm

Lixy
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

datsun180b wrote:

Very nice what you have done to that bike and how the end results say it allvery very nice:)

Cheers man - hope all's going well with those mean midschoolers of yours!

Riptide wrote:

very nice Lixy. that has come up a treat.! cool

Thanks heaps!

Pearce wrote:

Holy smokes! Just checked out the build on your site - very impressive, very inspiring!
I have one of these too, it's next on the restoration list. Great work!

Duuuude, that's so cool you have one!! Is yours the looptail Wind Styler version like this one, or the other non-looptail variant? Thanks heaps for the props bro! smile

dtmunroe wrote:

This is the by far the best NZ made resto I have seen. Ur the bomb. Puts my effort to shame. My Grail is my Pantha Stud. My first and Favourite.

Cheers Damien! Can't beat a Pantha wink

LRZ wrote:

No wonder I love that bike so much. I had the Raleigh freestyle when I was little. Saved every penny I could to get it. Reading your write up I find it's the same bike.

So couple that with the sexy color combo and you bike is in my heart
smile

Aww, thanks bro! Yeah, it's the same frame as the '86 Raleigh Freestyle TS2000 like this one... http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/raleigh/51573... which was also posted by a Canadian, I wonder if it was a Canada only release? So cool that you had one! Glad you dig my minty colour combo wink

RadDad wrote:

VERY NICELY DONE! smile

Cheers RadDad!

legless wrote:

Hiya, there is one for sale on trademe NZ its at $960 at the moment.
heres the link..
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing … =533893980

enjoy (i like yours better)wink

Haha, thanks man. Yeah, that's Fishie's one, it's actually sporting one of my decal sets smile. It's one of the non-looptail variant (there are only 2 of them like that here on the Museum) - I'm not sure of their origins, but I don't believe they were made in the Merida factory like the loopies were (different serial number prefix, no 'M'). It was great to see that it sold so fast and for a good price - they really are a rad bike to have in the shed!

BUILD UPDATE: Just updated the parts list posted some new pics of the build with a few upgrades - I've added new Redline Flight cranks (with custom Healing decals), VP-767 pedals and an Odyssey Gyro 2 with rad lime green Savage Gyro cables with an extra long upper cable to fit the big-ass Skyway bars, leading to a matching rear 890 freestyle caliper. Had to swap out the single Tech 6 lever for a NOS set of green Tech 4s - as finding another matching Tech 6 lever proved to be a more than mad task.

Updated the build blog with heaps more pics of the new revisions.... (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see them)... http://www.lixbmx.com/#!healing-freestyler

Last edited by Lixy (2012-12-01 10:34pm)


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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#20 2012-12-05 10:12am

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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

💕🎸Lixy you rock, have the baddest bike and incredible vision. Your motivation to build such a great bike is really inspiring.
All the work you put in towards a bike you ride allows me to honestly say I have the utmost respect for you As a person.
You're Healing is one of a kind and probably one of very few remaining. It holds a place in history. As do you as a builder.

LRZ

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#21 2012-12-19 10:49am

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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

cool


My Father once spoke to me and said "The way you look at your bike is the way I see My children, I look past the imperfections and rough surfaces to the beauty of the finished product."

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#22 2012-12-19 10:00pm

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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

cool i like your work.

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#23 2012-12-24 11:22pm

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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

Love it. so well done Lixy.

D.


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#24 2012-12-24 11:41pm

Lixy
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

LRZ wrote:

Lixy you rock, have the baddest bike and incredible vision. Your motivation to build such a great bike is really inspiring.
All the work you put in towards a bike you ride allows me to honestly say I have the utmost respect for you as a person.
You're Healing is one of a kind and probably one of very few remaining. It holds a place in history. As do you as a builder.

LRZ

Thanks so much man, that's all extremely cool of you to say! smile Love those beautiful Kuwis of yours bro wink Hope you're having a rad Canadian Christmas!

xtremevert wrote:

cool

coolcool big_smile

cat-walk wrote:

cool i like your work.

Ditto bro! Love that Hot Yellow '85 Performer!

dd4130 wrote:

Love it. so well done Lixy.

D.

Thanks heaps man. That's one seriously wicked Haro collection you've got there. Love the two '89 Team Masters especially, they're killahhhh!! cool


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

[img]http://www.lixbmx.com/images/Lix_BMX_banner100x700.jpg[/img]

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#25 2013-03-21 5:24am

SrRaV1981
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Re: 1986 Healing Industries Freestyler

It's also the same frame as the Peugeot CPX-100FS Freestyle bike. I have 2 of them and had a Hutch WindStyler also. While I had them apart I took some pictures to compare them.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=429620


Check out the Stay Tuned Movie BIKE: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/84786

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