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#1 2012-11-04 7:27pm

bolaris
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Whats is this looptail?

Strange thing is it looks like an 82 blue max without the gusset by the look of its dropouts. Could it be possible that during the transition from 82-83 they continued to use 82 dropouts on 83 non-gussetted frames?



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#2 2012-11-04 7:28pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Looks to be a goose


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#3 2012-11-04 7:32pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

These double hole dropouts dont step down like the calis. I can only find these on the earlier blue-maxes...hmmm

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#4 2012-11-04 7:38pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

83 blue max, Could be? yes.

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#5 2012-11-04 7:50pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

bolaris wrote:

These double hole dropouts dont step down like the calis. I can only find these on the earlier blue-maxes...hmmm

Earlier Cali ?


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#6 2012-11-04 7:53pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Could be a ammco???? But it looks like a 83 goose!!!


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#7 2012-11-05 7:17pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

1983 Blue Max
1983 Mongoose californian

They were the exact same frame sets. Really thers no way to tell the difference. I would just pick which one you like the best, and order some decals. Should be a beautiful bike when done. Good luck!


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#8 2012-11-05 7:22pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

No the 83 cali had the stepdown style drop to this one is just difrent.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
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#9 2012-11-05 7:27pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

You sure its not a 24" It sure looks like it!!!!


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#10 2012-11-06 8:24am

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

big_smile


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#11 2012-11-06 10:41am

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

myone wrote:

You sure its not a 24" It sure looks like it!!!!

It does look like a 24"      Good eye Myone!


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#12 2012-11-06 5:33pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Ill measure and get back to you. I had lined it up against my other 83 taiwan cali and dimensions were good match. Only diff is dropouts, and also  the holes in rear tubing arent pressed, they are drilled as they dont dimple in . There is only one other on bmxmuseum like this and its a blue max, same dropouts but that one could be in wrong category maybe?

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#13 2012-11-06 6:00pm

bolaris
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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Nope not 24.

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#14 2012-11-06 6:01pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Looks just like my Californian.


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#15 2012-11-06 6:11pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

It's a Blue Max, they made them without the gusset.  big_smile


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#16 2012-11-07 6:17am

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

Sweet..

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#17 2012-11-07 8:56am

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

jays24 wrote:

It's a Blue Max, they made them without the gusset.  big_smile

That's what it looks like to me(July '83 Blue Max). I have an August '83 with a gusset.
It seems that June-August 1983 shows some inconsistency in appearence options.


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#18 2012-11-08 9:16pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

i said 83 blue max,could be.

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#19 2012-11-09 1:28pm

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Re: Whats is this looptail?

83 Blue Max same frame for sale in new section.


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