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#1 2012-08-15 5:39pm

jerry303
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Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Hi everyone, I'm new here on the forum, from the Netherlands (Europe).
I've followed this site and all the cool bmx topics for a while.

Inspired by that, I have a question.
In the 80s as a kid I had this BMX bike which I was addicted to.
As I remember, I got it between 1984 and 1986. Best bet is 1985.
Anyway, nothing I can find online about it.

I attached (the only) a photo of myself and my bike. Blurry and hard to recognize sad

It was - I guess - a (Dutch?) clone of the blue-yello Raleigh Tuff Burner.
With a few very distinct differences:

1. Wheels
The nylon wheels had 12 spokes instead of the obvious 5.
That could indicate it was a Batavus. However (altough my memory isn't perfect) I do remember it wasn't a Batavus. I knew that brand back then as a kid and mine wasn't one.

2. Brakes
I remember it had a combination of one drum roll handbrake on the front wheel (controlled with the left hand as I remember), and a "terugtrap" or "pedal brake" (how do you call that, when you use the pedals to stop).
Detail: the handbrake worked on the front wheel constructed as a DRUM brake instead of the more obvious side-pull brakes, which were seen on other kids' BMX bikes.

3. Grips
I'm not a 100% sure, but as I remember the yellow grips were hexa shaped, with a square waffle imprint for the grip. Why do I remember: after long rides I came home with blisters on my hand shaped in those square waffle pattern. Googled on BMX grips, couldn't find them.

So, my question is... do any of you have a clue of the model I had!?
Can't find it! The closest things are the Raleigh Tuff Burner, the Batavus BMX and a weird model that looks like the link below, but none of them are the exact ones.
Please help me! Maybe it was a cheap clone of the Raleigh, assembled by a Dutch import / brand company, dunno. And ah... parents, they don't know anything!

http://www.motoko.tv/_images/bmx-summer-1987.jpg

Look-a-likes:

Overall: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_f2JZHHwAUBM/T … k1tuff.jpg 
Wheels: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/batavus/42213/1
Frame: http://i53.tinypic.com/2s67sec.jpg

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#2 2012-08-27 12:05pm

jerry303
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Reply to self:

After days of searching (well not non-stop, but still), I've found the bike I had. 100% sure.
I had it wrong with the Tuff wheels apparently, however those grips are exactly as how I remembered, and also all the other details.

A picture:
http://funsports-zeven.de/wp-content/uploads/CIMG3729.jpg

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#3 2012-08-27 12:05pm

jerry303
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Conclusion: The BMX 2000.

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#4 2012-08-27 12:09pm

Senzo-Milano
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Mijn eerste fiets was iik zo'n supermarkt ding... geweldig toen... wink

( translation) My first bike was also a supermarket bike ... great for that time wink

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#5 2012-08-27 12:31pm

jerry303
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

OK, more proof I'm not crazy (and the old camera is not lying).
I found someone else's photo of that same BMX2000 with the 12 spokes.

From what I read so far, is that BMX 2000 is actually quite a "B-brand", in other words crap quality.
Too bad I was quite lame back then, not having a genuine Raleigh Tuff Burner, but I'm glad I found it anyhow.
Case closed!

http://www.airwastl.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/careerstarts_5thbirthday82.jpg

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#6 2012-08-27 12:32pm

jerry303
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Senzo-Milano wrote:

Mijn eerste fiets was iik zo'n supermarkt ding... geweldig toen... wink

( translation) My first bike was also a supermarket bike ... great for that time wink

Ja haha, was niet echt top-of-the-bill dus!

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#7 2012-11-12 1:20pm

Mikester
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Die van mij is geen BMX 2000. Lijkt erg op de 2000 met chrome sticker onder zadel en trommelrem voor. Op het frame staat Alpina deluxe (onder de afgescheurde Pro Winner sticker) Ben op zoek naar zadel en pads (die harde stugge..) zoals bij de 6-spaaks hierboven BMX is wel bij een Batavus dealer gekocht in 1984.
Niets te vinden qua onderdelen sad
http://i53.tinypic.com/2s67sec.jpg

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#8 2013-08-30 4:03pm

jerry303
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Mikester wrote:

Die van mij is geen BMX 2000. Lijkt erg op de 2000 met chrome sticker onder zadel en trommelrem voor. Op het frame staat Alpina deluxe (onder de afgescheurde Pro Winner sticker) Ben op zoek naar zadel en pads (die harde stugge..) zoals bij de 6-spaaks hierboven BMX is wel bij een Batavus dealer gekocht in 1984.
Niets te vinden qua onderdelen sad
http://i53.tinypic.com/2s67sec.jpg

Hoi Mikester, zie je bericht nu pas... kun je de foto nog een keer uploaden, want Tinypic heeft 'em blijkbaar verwijderd (na 10 maanden welliswaar).

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#9 2013-08-30 5:23pm

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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

Cool picture , cool bike !  you were a cool kid lol


I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
Also do the same with old school chevys and classic cars/trucks

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#10 2013-09-02 2:33am

Ladis
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

yeah, those BMX 2000 were very popular in the first years of BMX in germany.....the cheapest way to get BMXing...:-) Nice Bike - brings a lot of memories back! have fun.....

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#11 2013-09-02 6:13am

Mikester
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

jerry303 wrote:

Mikester wrote:

Die van mij is geen BMX 2000. Lijkt erg op de 2000 met chrome sticker onder zadel en trommelrem voor. Op het frame staat Alpina deluxe (onder de afgescheurde Pro Winner sticker) Ben op zoek naar zadel en pads (die harde stugge..) zoals bij de 6-spaaks hierboven BMX is wel bij een Batavus dealer gekocht in 1984.
Niets te vinden qua onderdelen sad
http://i53.tinypic.com/2s67sec.jpg

Hoi Mikester, zie je bericht nu pas... kun je de foto nog een keer uploaden, want Tinypic heeft 'em blijkbaar verwijderd (na 10 maanden welliswaar).

Daar istie anno 2013. Ben er wel achtergekomen dat het wel een BMX 2000 is.
http://i39.tinypic.com/dlp93k.jpg
heb nog wel een grotere versie....

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#12 2014-02-27 1:27pm

chrisieps
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Re: Dutch blue-yellow BMX bike, a clone of the Raleigh Tuff Burner..?

is their non in the museum as i cant find one i got one today!!

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