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#1 2013-01-07 7:49am

liquidvibe
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1982 Hutch Pro Racer

I picked up an 82 pro racer frame and fork from the original owner. I'd like to restore it back to original specs or as close as I can  get without going broke. However, I'm no Hutch expert so I'm wondering if some of you experts can give me an original spec list or point me to one on the web or in a forum post. I'm not sure yet that I'll be able to afford to actually restore this thing but I'd like to at least know to look for and put together my parts list.......  And yes I know that this information is out there in bits and pieces but I don't have a lot time to spend on my computer digging through posts and websites trying to find it SO i'm really hoping you guys can help me out... Thanks!

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#2 2013-01-07 8:06am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

Check out HutchBMX.BE

This says 81, don't know what changed for 82.  http://www.hutchbmx.be/HutchCatalog81f.jpg


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#3 2013-01-07 10:42am

liquidvibe
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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

sick! exactly what i was looking for... didn't even know this site existed, thanks!

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#4 2013-01-08 8:12am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

You have the fork which is more than half the battle IMO.  But you'll find out soon that it's impossible to restore that bike within a budget.  Old school parts are hoarded and whatever becomes for sale costs a fortune.  lol  I gave up on that thought for mine real quick, I want to ride the thing while I'm still young enough. big_smile


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#5 2013-01-08 9:32am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

yeah that's what im realizing as im looking up parts.. ufda, didn't realize the parts market was so crazy! thanks again for the link, really interesting to loook thru those old catalogs

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#6 2013-01-08 9:51am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

You can save some money buying some parts that need to be restored.  I bought a set of 3pc. Sugino cranks with worn gold anodize, stripped the anno and polished them to look new.  For the most part, the rest of the bike is cheaper mid-school (90's) stuff.  I want to change the bars and tires. But like I said, I wanted to ride the thing which is more important to me.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=462293


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#7 2013-01-08 9:55am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

'82 Hutch Pro Racer had no standard list of parts.  You bought a frame and fork and built your own custom bike.  However, you might have been able to find other Hutch parts to add on, but there was no standard spec list.

Good luck pulling your bike together.  I went through the same thing by the way....pulled our '83 Hutch Pro Racer F/F down from the attic after twenty some years in hibernation.  Set myself a budget of $100 to get the missing pieces.  $600 later I had a bike.  lol


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#8 2013-01-08 11:53am

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

troynlori wrote:

'82 Hutch Pro Racer had no standard list of parts.  You bought a frame and fork and built your own custom bike.  However, you might have been able to find other Hutch parts to add on, but there was no standard spec list.

Good luck pulling your bike together.  I went through the same thing by the way....pulled our '83 Hutch Pro Racer F/F down from the attic after twenty some years in hibernation.  Set myself a budget of $100 to get the missing pieces.  $600 later I had a bike.  lol

If you look at the right side of that ad they offer completes.  So "technically" that's what a complete would have come with.  But, you're right, they did offer bare frame sets too, so anything from that era could be bolted on and be "correct" for a restoration.

I have about $550 total into mine, including the f/f.  I spent the most on the f-ing forks! hmm


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#9 2013-01-08 1:41pm

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Re: 1982 Hutch Pro Racer

Well maybe, but I don't think so.  Please have another look at the ad.  It is not a Hutch ad, rather the ad of a bike shop or catalog house.  Please trust me that Hutch wouldn't have been selling factory completes with Redline V bars.  I'm pretty sure Hutch was not delivering out to the public factory completes in '82 and that ad was not from Hutch. 

Then again....I have been known to be wrong here and there.....

Oh, and if you pulled this off for $550 including the F/F...you did fantastic.  I already had F/F chain, freewheel, pedals, brakes, SPC, and post.


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