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#1 2006-12-19 1:16pm

Kosy-Moto
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1980 Invada Pro Am 20

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1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Australian made. Invada Racing Team very early 1980's

I came across this NOS F+F's in an old bike shop, it has been sitting in the same spot for over 25years. Australian made Invada BMX Pro Am 20inch. Very lightwight specially for racing. For those who dont know Invada was a company that made number plates and other acc's for BMXing in the early 1980's.


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#2 2006-12-19 2:36pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Mate,
That's beautiful! Invada were big in Australia in the 80's & it seemed like everybody had Invada pads & plates (me included).
The company belonged to a Pro racer named Darren May from Penrith, who I remember as being a very cool & friendly guy.
I just bought a mint NOS Invada mesh pad set (blue) on ebay if you are interested let me know.

Take it easy

Steve

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#3 2006-12-19 5:54pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

thats a cool color.


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#4 2006-12-19 9:54pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Thats one of the very few Invada frame set's I've ever seen. It's excellent. I used to own an Invada pad set and plate back in the very early 90's....I wish I still owned them.


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#5 2006-12-23 4:59pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

WOW guys thats for the great info. I had never seen one before in the flesh before.. Feel free to post your pads and plate on here.. love to see them.


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#6 2007-01-07 5:35pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Strikingly similar to the Redline frames of the same era, minus the dropouts. They are missing that signature Redline horizontal fold at the bottom.

Jeez, even the forks are quite similar!

I saw one of these on eBay a few months ago. It was chrome.

Forgot to see where it ended up price wise.

Good to see the Aussies are still pimping the ol' school stuff, too!




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#7 2007-01-20 2:29am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

And here is one of the Invada number plates that were very big at the tine..
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/osamasbmx/invada-1.jpg


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#8 2007-03-13 6:20am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

The drop out's on this look similar to Redline, any relation to the company at all?

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#9 2007-03-14 6:26am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

No relation at all.. I just scored some NOS Invada Pad set.. what you think?
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/osamasbmx/invadapads.jpg


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#10 2007-05-19 9:06pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Hey Kozi does that have a serial?, just wondering about a frame i have here.


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#11 2007-05-20 2:52am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Nice one Luis.
The Invada company was owned by Darrens father, Chuck. He owned a bike shop in the Penrith area called Blueflame BMX. His custom Black 34 ford was a regular at all the NSW tracks. Later Darren started a company called DME. He also opened a bikeshop on the NSW central coast. He is now in China or Japan and has opened a bar there. He is also a member of RAD. Darren was my biggest competition at Blacktown track bitd. He was and still is a fast bugger. He was the only "local" that could beat Stu Thomsen when he visited down under.


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#12 2008-12-10 3:47am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

probably useless information but first invadas and dme,s had stainless steel dropouts.nobody told chuck bout stainless work hardening and the axle slots spread. he had to replace every one of them.

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#13 2009-06-09 5:45am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

I've still got my pro am 20 as it left the track in 85! i was thinking of doing a ful re store though would struggle to find new stickers i would imagine.

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#14 2010-03-05 5:58am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Kosy-Moto wrote:

No relation at all.. I just scored some NOS Invada Pad set.. what you think?
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/o … dapads.jpg

these are badass!

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#15 2010-03-26 11:13pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Chucky might have a new NOS sticker set for that frame Kosy......i will find out for ya!!

Darren May


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#16 2010-03-26 11:17pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

That's a pretty bold color for 1980.


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#17 2010-12-28 2:00am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Thanks Darren.. wink


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#18 2011-06-23 7:19am

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Not sure what made me google invada, but I did and i ended up here.  I have a Pro Am 24 hanging on the wall of my garage, other than a change of tyres its as it was the day I finished racing at the Aus titles in Canberra 88 I think it was.  I also have a 20 inch team quicksilver (complete), 26 inch quicksilver crusier (complete but in bits) and a CW 24 inch crusier (frame and forks).

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#19 2011-07-18 10:23pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Throw up some pic GRC!! Would love to see that.

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#20 2012-06-10 4:24am

brocon811
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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

I raced BMX in the late 80's to early 90's, and was sponsored by Aussie Invada. I have an Invada custom made bike and all the gear. Their gear was so the sickest shit out there, and their colour combo's seriously rocked...

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#21 2012-06-23 5:32pm

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Re: 1980 Invada Pro Am 20

Would be awesome to see pics of these Invada's you guys own smile
I have a 24 Pro Am here theres pics on here somewhere of it.


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