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#1 2008-07-13 9:08am

QuickieMon
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1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

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1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Australian made Quicksilver Helium, main tubes were filled with pressurized helium !

If anyone is looking for Quicksilver sticker sets, pads, or info, get in touch.


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#2 2008-07-13 2:42pm

PiZ_N8
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

awesome bike!  welcome to the site

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#3 2008-07-13 3:19pm

prolineII
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

excellent.
i know another member that is pretty keen for one of these.

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#4 2008-07-13 10:53pm

Aftermath
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Deluxe  bike!, any thoughts on selling? I would be very interested


Looking for original Floval Flyer Frame set Decals

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#5 2008-07-14 2:48am

QuicksilverBMX
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Aftermath wrote:

Deluxe  bike!, any thoughts on selling? I would be very interested

LOL I have been after one of these for 2 years, and I have a fair idea that the owner of this one wont part with it :p

On a side note, please PM me if you have one for sale, I am offering serious cash and/or trades to get one smile

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#6 2008-07-14 3:22am

-Tommy-
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Was helium in the tubes just a gimmick or did it do anything?hmm

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#7 2008-07-24 3:44am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Oh the memories, I raced a team (Competition Development) version of this bike (basically had red decals) and red rims etc..  I'm sure someone could correct me but if memory serves me right the top tube was a thinner gauge tube the Helium was designed to compensate (hold the strength) for it.

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#8 2008-07-29 4:31am

WOMBAT1
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

I owned one of these in 1982/3 and swapped it for my quicksilver cruiser 26" that I still have and ride regularly...big_smile
My one had red stickers if I can find a photo i'll post it up...big_smile


Anyone can stunt a 20", it takes balls to stunt a 26" CRUISER

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#9 2008-09-03 3:02pm

crappyhands
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

even if the helium does nothing ,its still an awesom looking bike, those things must have been expensive to build...bitd

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#10 2008-10-23 10:27pm

gwokster
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

I noticed during the 2008 le tour de france that Cadel Evans was riding a Helium bike.  Maybe this Quicksilver was way ahead of it's time.

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#11 2009-12-06 2:29am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

gwokster wrote:

Oh the memories, I raced a team (Competition Development) version of this bike (basically had red decals) and red rims etc..  I'm sure someone could correct me but if memory serves me right the top tube was a thinner gauge tube the Helium was designed to compensate (hold the strength) for it.

The Quicksilver 'Team Helium' replaced the previous factory race model, the 'Team', in September or October 1981. It differed in that the matchbox behind the bottom bracket shell was deleted & the chainstays were extended to cover the gap in the Helium.
The Team's tubular brake bridge was replaced with one of flat material in the Helium.
Both the Team & the Team Helium were available in chrome finish only.

The Helium's frame tubing was a Japanese supplied CrMo that had a wall section of 0.049", however the top & down tube was an American sourced aircraft CrMo that was of a higher spec & was only 0.037" thick.
These two tubes were pressurised to restore the rigidity that was lost with the thinner tube, & Helium was used because it is dry & inert. [no oxygen or moisture]

The definitive blue stickers were not available for the 'Helium' when it went into production, so the previous [Team] model's red stickers continued to be used untill about January or February 1982.

According to an ex-factory source, it would seem that the red stickers were used up to a frame numbered in the mid 60's or so, however just a few frames numbered in the mid 50's were equiped with a blue sticker that was subsequently rejected as being too complex/fussy/ornate [pick one] & red stickers continued to be used untill the definitive design of blue sticker was approved & supplied.
Apparently one of these earlier [rejected] blue stickers still exist on a surviving bike.


Quicksilver
It's Aussie for "BMX".

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#12 2010-01-22 6:10pm

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Interesting way to make things stronger and lighter.  If it really helped Why dont we still do this?


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#13 2011-03-10 1:00am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

QuicksilverBMX wrote:

Aftermath wrote:

Deluxe  bike!, any thoughts on selling? I would be very interested

LOL I have been after one of these for 2 years, and I have a fair idea that the owner of this one wont part with it :p

On a side note, please PM me if you have one for sale, I am offering serious cash and/or trades to get one smile

OK Reece, you found yours after 2 years tongue I have been after one for 23 years, ever since I let mine go in '89.
I too, am offering serious cash/trades to get mine back. smile

One of the finest examples in existence right here. cool


KAPPA K-20 ... Please get in touch cool

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#14 2011-06-27 4:30am

bigjo
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Hi all, i have a quicksilver helium that i have had for years and want to know what its worth today, might sell it if the price is right, any interest please reply. Thank you

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#15 2011-06-27 5:19am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

I have a mate with cash ready to go. he's on the Sunshine Coast. Please let me know asap. cool


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#16 2011-06-27 5:26am

troy_boy
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

pm sent


Can never have to many Quicksilvers

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#17 2011-06-27 5:43am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Are you able to provide a serial number & perhaps a clear & reasonably large picture?

The number of known survivors has pretty much doubled in the last year or so & it's always good to find that another of these iconic frames have survived


Quicksilver
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#18 2011-06-27 7:43pm

PiZ_N8
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

there are proper channels set of for this kind of thing...     There's a "for sale" section open to pro members and above ( takes a $20 donation to become a pro member), bypassing that will probably get you banned.

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#19 2011-06-28 3:15am

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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

PiZ_N8 wrote:

there are proper channels set of for this kind of thing...     There's a "for sale" section open to pro members and above ( takes a $20 donation to become a pro member), bypassing that will probably get you banned.

I too am also bored with too much spare time on my hands looking for those who choose ""cross the line"

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#20 2015-04-17 7:15pm

LIVE TO RIDE
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Re: 1982 Quicksilver Team Helium

Man how cool are the valve stems welded into the frame to inject the helium!!   lollol


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