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#1 2013-02-04 3:30pm

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What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

I am doing an early 84 Hutch Trick Star and want the bike to be period correct. I need to know what were the better Calipers and Levers used back then for the Front and rear on freestyle bikes. Any one have some of the set - ups used by the Pro's back then 1983 - 84 -85


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#2 2013-02-04 3:35pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

DC Tech 3,or 4`s and DC MX 900/1000`s

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#3 2013-02-05 8:38am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Thanks, were the tech 7's out in 84?


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#4 2013-02-05 8:41am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

b-rad wrote:

Thanks, were the tech 7's out in 84?

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#5 2013-02-05 8:45am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Cool any one have pics of tec4 and tech 5 levers?


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#6 2013-02-05 8:46am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Mx 1000's with haro levers.


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#7 2013-02-05 8:48am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

vintage chromoly wrote:

Mx 1000's with haro levers.

+1
however when bikes were being sold, Tech 3s took over as THE lever to have in 84. MX1000s all the way.


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#8 2013-02-05 8:52am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Also what year did the ACS tangent, and dia compe tech 5 levers come out?


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#9 2013-02-05 8:54am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Tech 5s not til late-late 85-early 86. ACS Tangents are also known as 860s and not til late 87-88.


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#10 2013-02-05 9:04am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Tech 3's or Tech 4's are the way to go for your early trick star.

Tech 5's were late 85 (mainly seen in 86),
Tech 6's were mainly late 85 /  86 .. onto 88 etc.
Tech 7's came out in late 86...1987... and on.


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#11 2013-02-05 9:10am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

ACS 860 -- baaaaarf.

Sorry. End of rant.


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#12 2013-02-05 9:13am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

OG'89 wrote:

ACS 860 -- baaaaarf.

Sorry. End of rant.

I guess you really don't like them huh?  lol


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#13 2013-02-05 4:27pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

What kind of levers are these? should be from late 83-84?

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm82 … /-1-10.jpg


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#14 2013-02-05 4:29pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Dia Compe Mtn bike levers. I got a set of those big_smile

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#15 2013-02-05 5:59pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Cool I have a set as well just was not sure. I guess I willnuse those. Thanks.


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#16 2013-02-05 6:41pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

MX 900s or 1000s.  Some people used to use mountain bike levers, thats where the Tech 7 and ACS got the idea for BMX....they were stronger for the abuse dished out in Freestyle.   That being said ACS was first, and they had the locking levers first.


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#17 2013-02-05 7:02pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

the ones i have are just like these dated 84.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/81610#.URHHkWenc9g


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#18 2013-02-05 8:22pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

xtremevert wrote:

OG'89 wrote:

ACS 860 -- baaaaarf.

Sorry. End of rant.

I guess you really don't like them huh?  lol

Yeah -- they're flex-tastic.

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#19 2013-02-06 9:11am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

OG'89 wrote:

xtremevert wrote:

OG'89 wrote:

ACS 860 -- baaaaarf.

Sorry. End of rant.

I guess you really don't like them huh?  lol

Yeah -- they're flex-tastic.

-Dan

What flexes the mounts?


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#20 2013-02-06 9:39am

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

I had an '89 GT Performer BITD -- my first really 'good' bike, after a few Vagabonds and Bobcats. They came with tangent levers and 860 calipers, and I just recall the arms flexing so badly that I was destroying tires from brake pads coming into contact with them. It didn't matter about tightening the exterior nuts: in order to eliminate or reduce flex, I had to tighten the nuts to the point where there was no freedom of movement. The springs were lousy, and the adjusters were inferior to Dia-compes.

Terrible in every way. But that's just me.

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#21 2013-02-06 3:29pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

any one got some white DC Mx1000's they want to let go let me know looking for some that are from the mid to early 80's front and rear.


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#22 2013-02-07 4:09pm

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Re: What were the first type of Brakes (caliper & Levers)used in freestyle

Was Buff the only one to use mountain bike levers BITD?


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