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#1 2012-08-29 9:36am

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Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I'm not looking for anything after 1988. 1984-1988 only
I've seen over the last couple years threads on new builds with rarer OS bikes, but then they kinda get sold or whatnot. Let's see some fresh picts from current owners of some of the rarer freestyle builds. No rehashed picts from before, date stamps encouraged!!
Oh yeah, I'm not looking for Picts searched on the internet, only if they're YOUR bike.

I'll list a few of the ones I'm thinking of:
VDC Freestyler
GJS Freestyler
Free Agent Freeflite
SE Quad Freestyler, PK Ripper Freestyle & SE Trickmaster
Profile Prostyler
GHP Trix
Robinson Freestyler
Powerlite Freestyler
Vector Freestyler
Torker Freestylist
82-84 Haro Freestyler/Master/Sport
CW California Freestyler
Kuwahara Exhibitionist
MCS Styler
88 Diamondback Strike Zone - Woody or Dominguez models
Air Zone or Ozones
Skyway Street Beat
General Osborn Pro/Blood Pro


Please no GT Performers/Dynos/Redlines/Hutchs/Schwinns or after 84 Haros. It's not that there aren't many nice ones out there, they've been posted multiple times.

I'll start the thread with one of mine…

84 Profile Prostyler
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8186710928_20b440574a_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8186719666_a9de34cd6b_b.jpg

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#2 2012-08-29 9:43am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

http://verydesign.net/bmx/gjs_freestyler/gjs_fs_03.jpg

http://verydesign.net/bmx/gjs_freestyler/gjs_fs_02.jpg

http://verydesign.net/bmx/gjs_freestyler/gjs_fs_04.jpg


1984 GJS FRESTYLER

Frame : GJS Freestyle frame (OG chrome - OG/NOS/mix decals)
Fork : VDC Freestyle Fork (OG Chrome)
Bars : Woody Itson (Hutch) bars (OG Chrome and Decals)
Seatpost : Hutch Pro Racer (OG Chrome + Decal)
Cranks : Profile 3rd Gen
Spider : Sugino A-5 Alloy-Chrome
Chainring : Sugino 44t - Alloy-Chrome
Pedals : Shimano DX
Seat : Elina
Seatclamp : Hutch
Chain : KMC Nickel
Stem : Hutch Western
Headset - TANGE/SEIKI LP-300 + MX-2 Combo
Detangler : 1st Gen Odyssey Gyro
Brake Cables : 1st Gen Odyssey
Brake Calipers : 1985 DiaCompe 883 Nippons
Brake Levers : Dia Compe "Tech 5" - OG Chrome
Brake Pads : 1985 Dia Compe
Grips : AME CAM (original)
Hubs : GT Sealed Superlace - internal Lace pattern (intentional).
Rims : UKAI Speedline (original chrome)
Tires : Comp "Stadium" Mitsuboshi - Early Label


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#3 2012-08-29 9:56am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Sweet Matt!! I've always loved that one of yours. Nice addition to this thread for sure. cool


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#4 2012-08-29 10:47am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

If Relic was still around, I'm pretty sure he could have just about completed your whole list.
We'll have to get Quinnonesm to post up his Torker Freestylist.


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#5 2012-08-29 10:52am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I have a few more on that list that I will be posting shortly. I've been taken outta moving around outside the house much until I heal from my appendix surgery. They couldn't go laproscopically so old school method for me. I'll be posting more, just thought I'd give others a chance to post some recent shots of the bikes they own.


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#6 2012-08-29 10:55am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Not trying to high jack the thread (I don't have shlt to share) but is it true that Robinson put out a freestyle bike?  I've seen the one submitted recently but can't believe it. Do you know the history behind it?  ..It must have driven Chuck Robinson (RIP) insane, had to have been GT's idea.


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#7 2012-08-29 11:13am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I believe I've only seen 2 Robinson freestylers but they were different frame designs. The one that was just posted is the only 1 I've seen around, but it may have been from a previous owner.


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#8 2012-08-29 11:20am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I had no idea Robinson even made a freestyler till now!  yikes  Wouls love to see it!  big_smile


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#9 2012-08-29 11:33am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

mtbwrxwagon wrote:

I believe I've only seen 2 Robinson freestylers but they were different frame designs. The one that was just posted is the only 1 I've seen around, but it may have been from a previous owner.

Here you go: 1986 Robinson Freestyler
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=449241


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#10 2012-08-29 11:42am

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I'm still waiting to see someone's Powerlite freestyler.


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#11 2012-08-29 12:00pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I dont have bikes sad     well no recent pics, maybe this will motivate me to take some....

I agree I have always like matt's JGS, so much in fact I had to have one, i found my very early SN 1983 frame set

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#12 2012-08-29 12:33pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

1987 CW California Boulevard Stunt Vessel (SV) Serial code. The only Cali/Stunt Vessel I've seen with this '87 decal option other than a one-time ad CW took out shortly before they closed up shop. 
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96/Meyerpeter1/Stunt%20Vessel/IMG_4643.jpg
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96/Meyerpeter1/Stunt%20Vessel/IMG_5316.jpg

Here is a grainy pic from the 1987 Freestylin' mag I mentioned.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96/Meyerpeter1/Stunt%20Vessel/blvdinad.jpg

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#13 2012-08-29 12:44pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Even if its one Am Working On

Probably the only one in the World.......Think about it.....lol


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#14 2012-08-29 12:56pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Calling LooptailNut....

Your one-of-a-kind-Elf Freestyler has a call at the front desk!

http://verydesign.net/bmx/elf_freestyler_matt_ss2012.jpg


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#15 2012-08-29 1:04pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Here are the 2 picts I have of Robinson Freestylers. 1 is most likely before the member Chromey mentioned above got it and the other I don't remember where I got it from. Strange to see 2 different frame designs. Of course the blue one could be something else with Robinson forks and decals added.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7889509330_a79ab356ac_h.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/7889512238_c9b50c5ca9_b.jpg


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#16 2012-08-29 1:13pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I'll have to add more shots of what I have…

84 2nd Gen
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7888557212_630d98e5ea_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7888572374_c458d522a2_b.jpg

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#17 2012-08-29 1:16pm

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my 85 Quad Freestyle
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/polterdeal666/Quad8.jpg
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/polterdeal666/Quad9.jpg

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#18 2012-08-29 2:24pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Quetzal wrote:

Not trying to high jack the thread (I don't have shlt to share) but is it true that Robinson put out a freestyle bike?  I've seen the one submitted recently but can't believe it. Do you know the history behind it?  ..It must have driven Chuck Robinson (RIP) insane, had to have been GT's idea.

Nope, GT didn't take over Robinson until late 86.


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#19 2012-08-29 2:26pm

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AWESOME CHROMEY!!! LOVE THAT BIKE!

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#20 2012-08-29 2:28pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

I bought the 85 Robinson freestyler only a few months ago while at the worlds in Germany .. Here Is a better photo .. smile  i have put this next to and measured the tubes against my other Robinsons and it's exactly the same ..apart from the small gusset and stand near the seat .. wink its the only one I've seen ..

It even has the frame number on the dropout of I know Is a Robinson number and FS stamped next to it ..
Most of the parts apart from the Tuffs and brakes are GT


http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss250/in2signs/RobboFreestyler001.jpg

And OG decals . smile
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss250/in2signs/RobboFreestyler010.jpg

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#21 2012-08-29 2:31pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

Cb Lee wrote:

1987 CW California Boulevard Stunt Vessel (SV) Serial code. The only Cali/Stunt Vessel I've seen with this '87 decal option other than a one-time ad CW took out shortly before they closed up shop. 
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96 … G_4643.jpg
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96 … G_5316.jpg

Here is a grainy pic from the 1987 Freestylin' mag I mentioned.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96 … vdinad.jpg

That SV is unreal...awesome build.


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#22 2012-08-29 2:31pm

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2nd gen 84 master tongue lol

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#23 2012-08-29 2:42pm

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Re: Rare Old School Freestyle builds Thread! Let's see'em!

In2bmx wrote:

I bought the 85 Robinson freestyler only a few months ago while at the worlds in Germany .. Here Is a better photo .. smile  i have put this next to and measured the tubes against my other Robinsons and it's exactly the same ..apart from the small gusset and stand near the seat .. wink its the only one I've seen ..
It even has the frame number on the dropout of I know Is a Robinson number and FS stamped next to it ..
Most of the parts apart from the Tuffs and brakes are GT .
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss25 … ler001.jpg
And OG decals . smile
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss25 … ler010.jpg

The chrome for 85 is awesome ..


http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss250/in2signs/RobboFreestyler007.jpg

http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss250/in2signs/RobboFreestyler006.jpg

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#24 2012-08-29 2:47pm

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#25 2012-08-29 2:56pm

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84 FST
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj253/rl20ii_02/oz/fst01.jpg


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