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#1 2012-09-07 11:45pm

legless
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1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/freestyler1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/hotfoot1_copy0.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/screen_shot_20130421_at_8.13.19_pm.png http://bmxmuseum.com/image/freestyler2.jpg

1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

First one on the site by the looks of it.

Love at first sight. now completely stripped and powdered. Old school meets new school.
I saw this on NZ trademe (like ebay) and new I had to have it.
The Repco's I remember in the day where very heavy sub standard rides and my Healing HMX 500 looked like god in comparison...and that aint saying much.(thing snapped on the downtube behind the gusset!)
This however was made by GIANT and is full chromoly. i couldnt believe have insanely light the frame was once stripped.(damn should have weighed it.)
It is a hybrid copy of a CW California (Mike buff edition) and an SE Racing freestyler. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they designed this. Unashamed plagierism. Try that these days.
I am still working on it and have a few goodies I am getting built now. first is my copy of ladder bars. I have got an engineer to add a tube in the middle of a new pair of WeThePeople 750mm wide street bars. After not being able to get a layback seatpost at the right price i just got some 22 mm cromoly and had it bent for me! WaaLaa and off to the powdercoater.
I am redesigning the graphics also to suit my standards and so I have something cool to show when i graduate from Graphic design.
Ok thats about it for now. will repost pics once made.


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#2 2012-09-07 11:56pm

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Mate! I 'm stoked to see this one on the site, I watched it on TM for ages.Couldn't decide to buy it or not.
Looks to be coming together real nice!
I think the skyways and spintech are from a Mongoose Decade, or are the same as.
Good effort! Instant Fave! big_smile

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#3 2012-09-15 12:58am

Mr.Hotfoot
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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

nice bike i also have one there isn't many of them around including yours i only know of five of them

here's mine

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96/tych09/My%20Hotfoot/My%20Hotfoot%20Freestyle/HotfootFreestyle-1.jpg

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#4 2012-09-18 7:23pm

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Nice work man!! I was the one who went to fair lengths to convince the TradeMe seller that what he was selling was a Repco Hotfoot Freestyler... he took some convincing! haha

So glad you got it and have done such an awesome job with it!! Top effort!

I'd say shoot me a PM if you need some decals (I have a spare Hotfoot Freestyler set) but you sound like you're got it covered! wink


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#5 2012-09-18 7:26pm

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:

nice bike i also have one there isn't many of them around including yours i only know of five of them

here's mine

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96 … tyle-1.jpg

Hey Mick, I can't find your mean hot pink number up on the Museum? Are you gonna put it up? I want to add it as a favourite! big_smile


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ARTIST : DESIGNER : MUSICIAN : BMXER

87 KUWAHARA MAGICIAN | 86 HEALING FREESTYLER | 79 (KOIZUMI) MADISON TAIPAN | 80 (KOIZUMI) COBRA PRO | 82 PROFILE 24" | 07 P.K. RIPPER TEAM

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#6 2012-09-22 7:34am

Mr.Hotfoot
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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Lixy wrote:

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:

nice bike i also have one there isn't many of them around including yours i only know of five of them

here's mine

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96 … tyle-1.jpg

Hey Mick, I can't find your mean hot pink number up on the Museum? Are you gonna put it up? I want to add it as a favourite! big_smile

for some reason i can't add any of my bikes

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#7 2012-11-06 3:38am

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:

Lixy wrote:

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:

nice bike i also have one there isn't many of them around including yours i only know of five of them

here's mine

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae96 … tyle-1.jpg

Hey Mick, I can't find your mean hot pink number up on the Museum? Are you gonna put it up? I want to add it as a favourite! big_smile

for some reason i can't add any of my bikes

Really? There's no 'Submit Bike' linke on the right sidebar menu for you? That's totally weird... maybe PM a mod about it?


Chick, bike builder, endangered species.

ARTIST : DESIGNER : MUSICIAN : BMXER

87 KUWAHARA MAGICIAN | 86 HEALING FREESTYLER | 79 (KOIZUMI) MADISON TAIPAN | 80 (KOIZUMI) COBRA PRO | 82 PROFILE 24" | 07 P.K. RIPPER TEAM

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#8 2013-03-15 4:16pm

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

nice bike bro... super nice blasters,is that a national i see ? big_smile

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#9 2013-05-27 2:27am

legless
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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Mr Hotfoot..I cant find your bike on the museaum anymore. what happened?sad


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

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#10 2013-05-27 2:29am

legless
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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

GHETTOBLASTER4LIFE wrote:

nice bike bro... super nice blasters,is that a national i see ? big_smile

Yeah, they are cool huh. Its actually here in a shop in NZ called T.Whites bikes. awesome looking place and guy.


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#11 2013-07-02 3:00am

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

Some images from the Mimic Bikes project. Freestyler

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/jonomeech/Mimicbike_poster_zps493e54c4.jpg

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/jonomeech/freestyler_features_zps47b57374.jpg

And some catalogue pics I borrowed from the Blogging a dead horse site. Thanks Simon....just keeping the hotfoot alive.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/jonomeech/Repco1985-86-22_zpsffb94d7b.jpg

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/jonomeech/Repco8687-29_zps1d3706d0.jpg

Last edited by legless (2013-08-21 10:19pm)


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#12 2013-08-22 2:50pm

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Re: 1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler

DAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYMMMMMNNNN!!!i wish I would have known about these back in the day!I sure would have had one or two !These are by far (by looking at it of course) One of my favorite bikes on the museum!!Hotfoot,Great colors on yours as well!Well donr guys!If Either one of you ever want to sell one or know where one is for sale ,please contact me on here!Thanks!!


Looking for GT Stamped profile cranks and a twin top tube cruiser !!!

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