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#1 2008-02-20 8:57am

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1977 Ashtabula

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1977 Ashtabula

The FIRST production BMX frame and components.

Pictured is the FIRST production BMX frame and components.  Before this bike there were only custom welded parts or retrofitted non-BMX parts and frames.  Not the lightest parts by any means but they were indestructible and led to the start of the BMX market.  The Ashtabula frame, forks, stem,  Wald sprocket, pedals and Eagle tires are new and never been ridden.   


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#2 2008-02-20 9:38am

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Ah, it's good too see one of these.
This was the first true gussett frame that showed up in our neighborhood.
Have never seen one in person since.
The other ashtabula bike in the museum has a pic of the ashtabula bmx kit.

 

#3 2008-02-22 5:04am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

That' a nice example of the first so called BMX


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#4 2008-02-22 8:12pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Amazing how the frame looks so modern in its compressed geometry.  If that's how it started - super short seat tube and back wheel tucked in - why did BMX ever go taller & longer?  That frame could sit on a shop floor today (as long as it had a modern head tube and 1/2" dropouts)... 

Nice.  Thanks for posting!


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#5 2008-02-26 12:46pm

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Oh man a piece of history. Nice bike.

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#6 2008-07-05 5:58am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

are the rims metal or plastic?  i'm guessing plastic but they look metal


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#7 2009-05-11 6:20am

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Dam that is sweet, brings back a lot of good memories....cool build  cool


I so miss REAL BMX....

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#8 2009-06-07 2:48pm

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NICE! Before I rode SE RACING in the mid 80's I had an Ashtabula in nor cal, I was 11 or so & I decided to rattle can it chrome. Bad decision! It was heavy & had the mags but it will always have a place in my heart! we are a rare breed! no!


1st  bmx= used 77' Ashtabula...sold to buy "HAULER"
2nd bmx= new  85' SE RACING Toby Henderson "HAULER"...stolen
3rd  bmx= new  85' SE RACING "PK RIPPER"...sold when turned 16

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#9 2009-09-17 6:39pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Webco made the first production BMX frame

«they [Webco] were the first co. to make production bicycle motocross frames» - Rick Twomey

the godfather of bmx said it big_smile

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#10 2009-09-17 6:44pm

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Now that is a friggin sweeeet ride.........big_smilebig_smilebig_smile


70s bmx..........................PERIOD

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#11 2009-09-17 6:45pm

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Oh yeah, watch the welds so you dont bust your A$$wink


70s bmx..........................PERIOD

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#12 2009-09-17 7:01pm

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http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/HellLow/ashtabulakompetitionkit.jpg cool

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#14 2010-05-26 10:54pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

no way these were the first production bmx frames . there webcos and others before . nice bike though . i have one as well .


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If you are under 18 I am sorry . But I will no longer be selling to or buying from you . Too many hassles .

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#15 2010-06-18 1:53pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

also i am pretty sure that is a 76 or 77 . 75 was a different frame altogether .

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If you are under 18 I am sorry . But I will no longer be selling to or buying from you . Too many hassles .

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#16 2010-09-07 8:45pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

WEBCO made the first production NMX frame. Ashtabula did not start as a frame builder till maybe 1976. WEBCO was doing it in 1974! Get it right! WEBCO RULES THE BX!


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#17 2011-02-12 12:55pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I believe his statement is that it's the first production bike. Not Frame

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#18 2011-02-12 3:31pm

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still not a true statement . mongoose was a full production bmx bike before these . g flash is wrong too . the first ashtabula was in 75 . and was MUCH different than this frame .


I used to have a handle on life ...... but it broke ...

If you are under 18 I am sorry . But I will no longer be selling to or buying from you . Too many hassles .

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#19 2011-02-12 4:42pm

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1966bmx wrote:

still not a true statement . mongoose was a full production bmx bike before these . g flash is wrong too . the first ashtabula was in 75 . and was MUCH different than this frame .

What's really funny about your claim is that I worked in a bike shop from 74 thru 77. Part of my job was ordering parts and building bikes for sale.
I've never seen a Ashtabula until today, and the shop I worked in didn't sell mongoose.
Can you prove your claim?
I built A&A, Webco, and Gary Littlejohns. The last bike I built was a G-Boy aluminum with a rear disc.

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#20 2011-07-05 6:57pm

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MrWillys wrote:

1966bmx wrote:

still not a true statement . mongoose was a full production bmx bike before these . g flash is wrong too . the first ashtabula was in 75 . and was MUCH different than this frame .

What's really funny about your claim is that I worked in a bike shop from 74 thru 77. Part of my job was ordering parts and building bikes for sale.
I've never seen a Ashtabula until today, and the shop I worked in didn't sell mongoose.
Can you prove your claim?
I built A&A, Webco, and Gary Littlejohns. The last bike I built was a G-Boy aluminum with a rear disc.

prove what claim ? that mongoose was in 75 ? or the original poster's claim that the ashtabula was the first production bike ? which it is not as stated before .


I used to have a handle on life ...... but it broke ...

If you are under 18 I am sorry . But I will no longer be selling to or buying from you . Too many hassles .

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#21 2011-10-04 1:20pm

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

I had one very similar to this one.


Go,go,gone...

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#22 2013-05-30 9:12am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

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#23 2013-05-30 9:40am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

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#24 2017-01-27 5:08am

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Re: 1977 Ashtabula

Cool bike but yeah NOT the 1st production bmx frame and components. roll


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