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#1 2014-06-09 3:28pm

monsterflake
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From: St Louis, MO
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1976 Ashtabula

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ashy_1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ashy_2.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ashy_3.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ashy_4.jpg

1976 Ashtabula

Date stamped 12-76 Ashtabula, updated mid-80's, restored May-June 2013

I've owned this bike since 1977, purchased from South Side Cyclery in St Louis. It was my street, trail, and dirt jump bike, and shows it's hard use. The majority of the welds are cracked, nobody's riding this one anymore.
Powder coat by Denco in Herculaneum MO, re-popped Ashtabula decals from ebay, and final assembly (6-9-14) by the awesome JKey.
It was two-tone blue and red for more than 25 years, but for the "restoration", I decided to return to a mix of original colors and updated parts.
The Tuf Neck stem and seat clamp, Tioga layback seatpost, CW(?) bars, Shimano MX-20 pedals, and replacement Ashtabula cranks were added in the 80's update.
The Akisu forks, metal flange Tuffs, Pro Neck chainring and dynaMAX seat were all sourced from BMXMuseum members.


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#2 2014-06-09 3:34pm

monsterflake
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From: St Louis, MO
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

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#3 2014-06-09 4:19pm

Ripperdawg13m
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From: Mpls, MN
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

WOW,  you've had it for more than 35 years !!!   Cool piece of History.  Nice bike smile


Too many cool bikes out there,  not enough money in my wallet ...

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#4 2014-06-09 4:19pm

bloody warrior
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From: Victoria, Australia
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

Very cooll looking bike!


John 1:1–3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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#5 2014-06-09 4:28pm

JKey
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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: 2011-03-30
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

Looks good Steve! Had fun hanging out and building bikes with you.

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#6 2014-06-09 7:44pm

bikemagn8
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From: Boynton Beach, FL
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

Brings back memories!! Needs a set of chrome 'BULA blade forks - I love those forks !!!


I can't believe the way people mistreat bikes. It also amazes me how many people don't have any bikes and never ride them - poor miserable souls.

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#7 2014-06-10 10:42am

g-flash
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

smile


Free your mind and your ass will follow!

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#8 2014-06-10 11:02am

Oaktown Massive
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From: Oakland native, chillin' in LA
Registered: 2010-04-18
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

It's so cool that you've held on to this for as long as you have.  The resto looks great big_smile  Very nice work!


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#9 2014-06-12 7:06pm

Charliebold
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From: Panama
Registered: 2012-10-31
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Re: 1976 Ashtabula

Wow i am old school and this is before my time!  Never heard of this brand before, only for forks... cool decals.  Very nice built.  Too bad you cant ride it anymore...

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