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#1 2012-05-31 12:30am

cbaldassari
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1968 Sears Spyder

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1968 Sears Spyder

Modified Sears Spyder

My one-and-only 20" wheel bike as a kid. New-to-me in 1974 with original banana seat, fenders, high-rise bars, block pedals.  Originally a bright solid red. Only the frame and chainguard remain of the original equipment.   SR stem and alloy bars.  My old man welded gussets between the top and bottom tubes, as well as at the seatstays, and cut and capped the two narrow upper tubes near the seatstay, which resulted in the bike looking more like a fastback.  He let me drill holes in the gussets, chainguard, and sprocket to "save weight"...ha! Two-tone red and black spraycan paint job.  The bike also has Tange forks, fluted alloy seatpost, Skyway mags and old moto tires.  I got the Tom Ritchey stickers and shimano pedals from Gary Fisher himself in his  tiny bike shop in San Anselmo in 1981(?).  I parked it for good around 1982 but my dad stored it for the next 30 years.  He gave it back to me recently; after a bit of light lube my 7 yo was rampaging on it around the neighborhood…


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#2 2012-05-31 7:49pm

Axel10
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

I dig your bike cool

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#3 2012-06-02 4:38pm

jh68
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

What a great dad you have,, to hold onto your bike all that time and now to share it with your son..68 good yr that:lol:

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#4 2012-08-21 7:29pm

redstar04
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

kool bike

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#5 2013-06-27 7:51am

gimlid
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

You and your family are way cool. Thanks for the story. cool


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#6 2014-10-16 6:54am

Jayrev67
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

This is what it is all about. Thanks for sharing this gem of BMX history.


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#7 2016-06-21 6:50pm

cdbcorybennett
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

My favorite bike on here! Love the story. Makes it So special that you still have it. Butt heads all ways stole mine.

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#8 2016-07-16 10:09pm

pkripper68bmx
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Re: 1968 Sears Spyder

cool


Turning Negative Into Positives
           ( Since 1968 )
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