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#1 2013-02-01 10:46am

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Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Well this has been in the works for about a year and is finally complete.  I've been thinking about this project for more or less all the time i've been collecting.

I'm sure most have you have seen the Vans ad with Rick Allison riding his modified Trick Star which was put together when Rick went over to Dan Hanebrink's workshop in Big Bear CA back in 87/88.  And some of you will know that Rick snapped the frame and threw it into the garbage.

Well i thought it was about time someone recreated it.

Not many pictures seem to exist of the original bike so it has been a lot of work getting this right and i think it came out pretty good.

Massive thanks has to go out to so many people who had an input and who helped make this happen…

Phil (sawzall) is the man who put the frame together from a damaged US Trick Star i picked up on BMXMuseum.  There was a hell of a lot of conversations about this and i'm sure i must have got on his nerves a bit, but he really went the extra mile and produced some amazing work.  The rear end had to be removed and rebuilt and canti brake mounts, and guides for the cables added cool

SuperBikeDan for the paintwork and putting up with me toing and froing trying to get the colour right  cool

Del for the decals.  Rick made the decals himself bitd so we had to recreate them as best we could .. Del managed to put them altogether and finish the bike off a treat. big_smile

Rick Allison.  Rick has been amazing thoughout the last year with his input into this project.  He gave me a few pics that i hadn't seen before and helped me figure out a few of the last parts.  He also hand wrote the "Trick Star" and his signature as they were bitd for the decals.  Thanks SOOO much Rick

Few other members who helped me with parts, info and their time..
Ernie (RL rider) - Trick Star donor frame
Jai (SE-bmxer) - NOS TS II forks
Gaz Poolysheriff - NOS Hutch Bad Bars
Dannyd - NOS Hutch Hi-Caliber seat- sent to me FOC .. Thanks a LOT :-)
Diablo .. Thanks Ryan you were so kind sending me those bits i really appreciate it
Costa for some detailing
Firebird Steve for helping Sawzall work out the dimensions of the frame
Pete Quad and Bubbs for trawling through old mags trying to find pics … they didn't find any but thanks anyways
Sorry if i missed anyone.. i bought all the other parts here and over on Rad but its been so long on the go now i've lost track .. so if you helped out a big thanks to you too.

I wanted to build the bike as close to its original condition as i could so i chose the pic of Rick surrounded by kids.  This video on youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3bGCus4mQg  shows Rick on the bike around the same time with the only difference being blue bars in place of chrome.  I have both bars here but chose to stick with chrome as in the pic.
The pic for the vans ad looks as if it was taken towards the end of the life of the TS with the frame wearing a traditional Hutch down tube decal as well as other randoms.  tires had also been changed as had the pedals (Hutch in place of the original Shimanos).

The modifications to the frame were made with 4130 Chromoly tubing.
Drop outs were shaped from the original Trick Star and still bare the original US serial number.

Check my photo bucket for loads more pics including each stage of the frame mods - http://s659.photobucket.com/albums/uu31 … ison%20TS/

Parts List

Modified US Hutch Trick Star frame
Hutch Trick Star II forks
Hutch Bad Bars
Spintech Stem/Rotor
Hutch Hi-Caliber Seat
2x Hutch Donut Seat Post Clamps
Peregrine Super Pros (Rick had Silver hubs bitd - i upgraded!)
Hutch Freestyle Tires
Suntour Cunningham Rear Brake
Dia Compe 880 Front Brake
Scott Mathauser Brake Pads (I upgraded the rear standard ones to finned pads (mainly because i couldn't fit the standard ones in))
Dia Compe Tech 7 Levers (installed upside down as Rick had bitd)
Generic Seat Post (Thought it may have been Hutch but the bend looks wrong)
Ame/GT Grips
Profile Gen 3 Cranks
Tioga Compact Disc
Haro Flip Up Fork Standers
Tioga Roll On Rear Pegs
GT Front Pegs
Shimano PD mx-15 Pedals

So on to the pics …

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/RickAllisononsignatureHutch1988_zps7b349968.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/trickstar_proto2.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/E50FE3B1-76F9-4746-8F14-16DD52D82F84-239-0000001038FF9148_zpsbcab3928.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/E19B67C8-9BB5-4374-818D-B160213893FD-239-0000001028070ADD_zps96de05ac.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/B7C3451E-1C59-4028-B78D-CFAF502ED4A2-239-0000001033A9CB35_zpsde345781.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/6FBE9DF7-249C-4154-BBC2-77ED5DF4AAFC-239-000000102DACDEA2_zpsf52a3aff.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/33DCBB7C-9D64-4504-91FA-ED1C310F39DF-239-0000000FE4F02C8D_zps563edd59.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/AA951D89-9F7D-4790-9A30-7C0BE6B943FD-239-0000000FE94BE9BF_zps9b3c26cc.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/B53D58BB-BAE0-4395-AA32-4C9360A39269-239-0000000FDFFEBBA3_zps4010fa63.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/644AFD6D-8D1D-4E0D-9C6D-62149EB70DC4-239-0000000F62409AC3_zpsc4343d4b.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/FA6B4773-FCA7-4117-A8C2-4BA5B6C808F3-239-0000000F794F3B35_zps453275ad.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/B8FF7724-F7A3-4E3C-A9F8-BAC0E49D9EF7-239-0000000F744F7426_zpsb88ba18b.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu313/wildon1974/Rick%20Allison%20TS/34887064-091D-4CD0-BF82-BB4734BC7C15-239-0000000F9714E15E_zps48fce7e2.jpg

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#2 2013-02-01 10:50am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Damn!  I got wood just looking at the pics lol

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#3 2013-02-01 10:51am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

big_smile

YES!!!!

Was waiting for this one!!!


Sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!


GREAT JOB!!!!

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#4 2013-02-01 10:51am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

wow! Looks fantastic man.


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#5 2013-02-01 10:59am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Looks great but the levers are on backwards, right?
Nah, I guess he ran them that way. Interesting.

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#6 2013-02-01 11:02am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

mtbwrxwagon wrote:

Looks great but the levers are on backwards, right?
Nah, I guess he ran them that way. Interesting.

Just noticed that too.....

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#7 2013-02-01 11:03am

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RoadRunner wrote:

Damn!  I got wood just looking at the pics lol

I'm sure Rick would be happy ... Lmol

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#8 2013-02-01 11:04am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Yeah he ran them upside down .. makes sense i suppose as they are easier to use with your thumb


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#9 2013-02-01 11:06am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Excellent work! Great to see something like this come together cool


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#10 2013-02-01 11:22am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

awesome....so cool.

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#11 2013-02-01 11:22am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

You are amazing for doing this.

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#12 2013-02-01 11:25am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

WOW!!!  Now thats BAD ASS!!!!!

Any build pics when the frame was in pieces and was being put together???  Whoops!  i found the pics!!!    tongue

Nice job!!!

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#13 2013-02-01 11:27am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

I found the ad interesting years ago but to see how you brought it to life, amazing!  Excellent work!!

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#14 2013-02-01 11:31am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

OH WOW!

Finally!... People have been talking about doing a build like this for YEARS.
I even considered it myself.

Very glad to see it has been done, beyond the correct way. .... Even involving Rick too (who is also a super nice dude).

Major props!  Looks fantastic.
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#15 2013-02-01 11:34am

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Great job Terry. That's an awesome replica.

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#16 2013-02-01 11:45am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

I remember him riding this in the Freestylin' USA video. Awesome!


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#17 2013-02-01 11:51am

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Outstanding! Hands down one of my favorite Hutch bikes, nice to see it recreated =]


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#18 2013-02-01 11:57am

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

I was wondering who might build this bike from that old Vans ad?
very well done Wildon!


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#19 2013-02-01 12:08pm

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Radtastic...

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#20 2013-02-01 12:09pm

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WOW!!! Suprised ya left the frame standers on though with the extensive frame work done. Bike is absolutely stunning though!!!


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#21 2013-02-01 12:15pm

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nice work. solid.

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#22 2013-02-01 12:16pm

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

I once had chromey's old early trickstar with rear frame stander cut off I was plan to doing that but had no heart to cut up a American made undamaged 1984 trickstar frame.  Now u made whole thing easier on me that have to doing research on what to get parts and etc.... Pm on the way.

Its going to be even more awesome if u get rick allison ride this.

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#23 2013-02-01 12:21pm

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

Amazing details? What was the purpose of his original frame mods?

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#24 2013-02-01 12:30pm

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Real nice recreation - Great stuff !


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#25 2013-02-01 12:33pm

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Re: Rick Allison Custom Trick Star replica!

bwnharo wrote:

Amazing details? What was the purpose of his original frame mods?

The original was a prototype that Hutch was planning on making into the Rick Allison signature Trick Star bike, but then Hutch disappeared.


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