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#1 2013-01-31 11:51pm

Crashman
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Beating the Hutch

So I've finally got a chance to do some dirt jumping and aerials on a US-made1983 Hutch Pro Racer frame. Closest thing I ever owned, metal-wise, was a 1980 RRS. The RRS held up fine 60 pounds ago, so, what's the limit on these old racing frames?


Wanted: 24" Threaded fork with 6"+ steer tube

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#2 2013-02-01 12:55am

troynlori
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Re: Beating the Hutch

I can tell you that it is not 235#.  Twice I bent the rear drop outs on our 1983 Hutch Pro Racer frame, before I decided to restrict myself from using it.  It's all midschool for me now...


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#3 2013-02-01 7:50am

MrOlive
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Re: Beating the Hutch

I weigh the same as Jr. High, lol 165, I ride em all over, it rules, feels the same like when I was a kid smile


I got lots of stuff, what you need? lol

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#4 2013-02-01 8:42am

unkleyoda
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Re: Beating the Hutch

MrOlive wrote:

I weigh the same as Jr. High, lol 165, I ride em all over, it rules, feels the same like when I was a kid smile

That $hit will change once you hit puberty.  tongue


Wanted: Black/White pinstriped California Lite pad (only need frame pad)
              Black/White checkered padset (non v-bar style)
              CW Pro Bars

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#5 2013-02-01 8:48am

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Re: Beating the Hutch

unkleyoda wrote:

MrOlive wrote:

I weigh the same as Jr. High, lol 165, I ride em all over, it rules, feels the same like when I was a kid smile

That $hit will change once you hit puberty.  tongue

lol

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#6 2013-02-01 9:22am

Crashman
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Re: Beating the Hutch

troynlori wrote:

I can tell you that it is not 235#.  Twice I bent the rear drop outs on our 1983 Hutch Pro Racer frame, before I decided to restrict myself from using it.  It's all midschool for me now...

So what you're saying is that I should hold out for a Judge?


Wanted: 24" Threaded fork with 6"+ steer tube

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#7 2013-02-01 9:25am

Crashman
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Re: Beating the Hutch

MrOlive wrote:

I weigh the same as Jr. High, lol 165, I ride em all over, it rules, feels the same like when I was a kid smile

I've gained two inches in height and an inch across the shoulders sing Jr High! Pity the man who didn't.


Wanted: 24" Threaded fork with 6"+ steer tube

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#8 2013-02-01 9:52am

troynlori
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Re: Beating the Hutch

Crashman wrote:

troynlori wrote:

I can tell you that it is not 235#.  Twice I bent the rear drop outs on our 1983 Hutch Pro Racer frame, before I decided to restrict myself from using it.  It's all midschool for me now...

So what you're saying is that I should hold out for a Judge?

If you are 235#.  Yes.


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#9 2013-02-01 12:20pm

Erikv
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Re: Beating the Hutch

I'm 230lbs and I'm scared to ride my 84 PL20.
Feels flimsy compared to my S&M BlackBike

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#10 2013-02-01 12:48pm

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Re: Beating the Hutch

I don't think its good idea to beat a old race frame up, I had a preserial# 1982 pro racer frame damaged the bottom head tube from bearing cups pressed all way into head tube cause bottom split from landing too hard the fork broke off, the guy was weigh around 240 pound same as me. 


http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z344/moparidiot02/museum%20refrence%20pictures%20not%20for%20to%20be%20delete/013_zps563d6d16.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z344/moparidiot02/museum%20refrence%20pictures%20not%20for%20to%20be%20delete/016_zps62b3027d.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z344/moparidiot02/museum%20refrence%20pictures%20not%20for%20to%20be%20delete/015_zpsd1c52839.jpg

And sightly bent rear dropout plate when put rear wheel its off not fit in right.
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z344/moparidiot02/museum%20refrence%20pictures%20not%20for%20to%20be%20delete/017_zpsfb6f0e71.jpg

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#11 2013-02-01 2:02pm

Crashman
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Re: Beating the Hutch

Haro-83 wrote:

I don't think its good idea to beat a old race frame up, I had a preserial# 1982 pro racer frame damaged the bottom head tube from bearing cups pressed all way into head tube cause bottom split from landing too hard the fork broke off, the guy was weigh around 240 pound same as me.

That's awful...and maybe great if you send me the broken forks. I can have them fixed up as a wall trophy smile


Wanted: 24" Threaded fork with 6"+ steer tube

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#12 2013-02-01 2:20pm

XJguy
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Re: Beating the Hutch

Im no expert but I would put a limit at 200lbs maybe less.    Cruising you'll be fine, really beating on it...taking a chance.  Back in the day the most muscular riders weighed probably 180 tops.


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WTB Peregrine Super Pros, not pitted.
WTB Kuwahara freestyle stem engraved.
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