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#1 2015-12-31 9:21pm

Leviathan
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1976 FMF Team Replica

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1976 FMF Team Replica

American BMX Classic

I recently picked up this little gem on ePay not long ago.  I have no doubt about it's authenticity, as we all know, no rules went unbroken
during Bastain's reign.  In fact, I have several FMF frames, with OG finish & decals with no oval gusset hole and just as many
og Race Inc.'s with.  Nevertheless, this frame appears to have never had a wheel mounted on it.  Purchased from Thomas Bike Shop
in San Diego, CA.  Tom claims that it's been there since 1978, maybe it was left by a customer who was having parts mounted to it or maybe it was waiting
for a wheelset.  I do know it's probably the closest I will get to an NOS FMF, so I'm a happy camper. 
The decals are interesting in that although original, they are not like my other Team Replica "production" decals.  They appear to be more like something their old motorcycle parts might have been labeled with.  I wonder if these decals may have been a prototype for early or later models but I'm not sure.  According to reliable sources, all FMF frames were made in 1976, some had the brake bridge and some did not.
The beautiful Redline fork, Stem, Schwinn clamp, Oakley grips, were all a bonus....heck, I just wanted the frame. 


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Looking for: Rampar aluminum BMX Frame (looks like Race Inc. Jr), Race Inc. forks, Cycle Pro Foiler's, Spoiler's, Laguna GT's & FMF's in original finish. Needed: Shimano DX or PD pedals blue, IRC Snakebelly 1.75".

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#2 2016-01-01 7:54am

Thetrooper
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

Awesome! Another fine piece to add to your amazing collection


Looking for an 24" GT fork 87-89

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#3 2016-01-01 10:20am

82's
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

cool set up. Dig it.

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#4 2016-01-01 10:23am

Axel10
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

that is sweet cool

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#5 2016-01-01 6:29pm

mxfan69
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

So you're the one who got it. We had a pretty good debate on the Race Inc thread as to it not being a real FMF due to the stickers along with no hole. I was taking a pretty firm stance that it was not a FMF. Glad you feel like its all og and a true FMF, makes the sticker set that much cooler.


mmmm........loop tails.......

...and that's all I have to say about that...

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#6 2016-01-02 12:29pm

SwannySixtySix
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

red ano beauty!


ISO GOLD ANO FMF! ((Or Gold!!)) I always leave feedback,,,why don't you??

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#7 2016-01-04 12:55pm

coloradocoupe
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

I knew it was an fmf.......I'll take my frame back ron lol I was the one you beat out. I was so sad lol

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#8 2016-01-04 7:31pm

Knarly
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

Awesome piece of history right there. I really like red frames, and this one in particular is just beautiful! Great decals too!


LOOKING FOR........   
-Black Kuwi lightening bolt stem pad    - Red Bulldog stamped Pro Neck Stem   
-GT hub axle collars (x2)                   - 8-10 Izumi chrome slotted chain links or 92 link chain     


"WHEN IN DOUBT, CRANK IT !"

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#9 2016-01-04 7:53pm

Magboy
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

I watched Ebay closely the week this frame was on there.  A lot of buzz around this one nice score.  cool


Looking for
SE Maxi Bars (not the smaller version)
78 JU 6 (fat Chance of ever finding one)
79 PK Ripper

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#10 2016-01-04 11:06pm

coloradocoupe
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

You know the buy it now price cash local walk in the door was almost half of what it went for I almost flew over to san Diego to pick it up.... I should have lol

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#11 2016-01-05 9:53am

Magboy
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

I tried flying there to pick it up.  Just couldn't flap my arms fast enough.  To old I reckon. tongue


Looking for
SE Maxi Bars (not the smaller version)
78 JU 6 (fat Chance of ever finding one)
79 PK Ripper

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#12 2016-01-05 11:54am

Leviathan
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

LOL, that's some funny sh*t right there!! Also, thanks for your comments everyone.

Yes, there is always a possibility that this is a Race Inc. (made by the same guy at the same time) but we do know for sure
that it was made in 76' or '77' by the d/o's and floval weld.  Again, these decals do look old and original, even though they are different
than other Team Replica's. And because I have other FMF's w/o the hole, this wasn't a red flag to me.  When I add the fact that the
bike shop claimed to have had the frame most of it's life, I felt good about the transaction and that they had no reason to mislead me. 
If the original owner purchased it and threw on some FMF decals back in '77, this would be possible...but why?  The imagination can go
wild from here, Maybe he worked for Bill at Race Inc. and took it home one night, after clocking out.  Heck, I know I would have if I
had worked there big_smile LOL!!!


Looking for: Rampar aluminum BMX Frame (looks like Race Inc. Jr), Race Inc. forks, Cycle Pro Foiler's, Spoiler's, Laguna GT's & FMF's in original finish. Needed: Shimano DX or PD pedals blue, IRC Snakebelly 1.75".

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#13 2016-01-05 12:49pm

coloradocoupe
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

Magboy wrote:

I tried flying there to pick it up.  Just couldn't flap my arms fast enough.  To old I reckon. tongue

lol too funny

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#14 2016-01-06 6:22pm

mxfan69
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

Leviathan wrote:

LOL, that's some funny sh*t right there!! Also, thanks for your comments everyone.

Yes, there is always a possibility that this is a Race Inc. (made by the same guy at the same time) but we do know for sure
that it was made in 76' or '77' by the d/o's and floval weld.  Again, these decals do look old and original, even though they are different
than other Team Replica's. And because I have other FMF's w/o the hole, this wasn't a red flag to me.  When I add the fact that the
bike shop claimed to have had the frame most of it's life, I felt good about the transaction and that they had no reason to mislead me. 
If the original owner purchased it and threw on some FMF decals back in '77, this would be possible...but why?  The imagination can go
wild from here, Maybe he worked for Bill at Race Inc. and took it home one night, after clocking out.  Heck, I know I would have if I
had worked there big_smile LOL!!!

Abahaha, no doubt, i would have too. Reminds me of Johnny Cash, I GOT IT ONE PIECE AT A TIME. Correct time frame too, April of 1976......

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM

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mmmm........loop tails.......

...and that's all I have to say about that...

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#15 2016-09-27 5:32pm

big fire
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Re: 1976 FMF Team Replica

i have a question ?? I just picked up the same frame in blue with FMF headtube sticker that iam pretty sure is OG any thoughts I have never seen a blue FMF...

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