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#1 2007-02-28 4:30pm

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1977 Pantha Scout

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1977 Pantha Scout

1 OF NEW ZEALAND FIRST BMX BRANDS, under full restore to new

Pantha Scout Loop tail made approx 1977 , very rare to find today. made in a small country town in New Zealand. Super Maxy cranks, USA-Euro bb , Tange headset, I have new tange 1200 forks coming..Aero MX2 stem..The wheels are alloy called Honey-Combs..also made in new Zealand..Frame number is SC4779..I'm looking for a nice chrome or silver alloy bars and a black aero saddle ...I've listed as 1977 model due to thats about when they started. this bike with having twin front gussets would be around 1980. but headtube decal is much earlier..


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#2 2007-03-05 12:46am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

Like the look of it, remember to post more pics when complete


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#3 2007-03-23 3:14am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

I took the wheels in today to get paint stripped ,,back to plain cast alloy like the motomag's , which they are a copy of....has anyone got a brand new black hard skin bmx saddle they wanna sell??..


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#4 2007-03-23 3:17am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

O forget the forks the yare sold and tange Tx-1200 from the UK have been fitted..Gee I need handle bars as well..I have a new 80's pair of blue alloys to trade for chrome or gold...


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#5 2007-03-31 8:14pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

Update, I got the wheels back from the paint strippers and I'm gutted,,Rear wheel is mint but front wheel has been sandblasted in anther life..Sopose carnt moan no cracks in the wheels..I'll take them in next week for a quote on getting them Polished...front wheel is gonna cost a bomb..I've also picked up a old brand new pair of handle bars rear old school with about a 1/4 (dia) top cross bar.cross bar doesnt look welded in but sweated in using gas...They have four rows of Earlings to suit MX/ACSBMX type stems or 70's Mongoose..I'll get these paint stripped and chromed this week....Guys Chrome for the bars or Nickel?..


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#6 2008-04-06 7:51pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

I really like the overseas bikes. Been getting an itch to find one.

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#7 2008-05-22 9:35pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

86GTWorldTour wrote:

I really like the overseas bikes. Been getting an itch to find one.

Hi a Pantha or a Healing HMX  is like pure Kiwiana  ...Just like the VW bettle of the world..


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#8 2009-01-17 1:07am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

hmmm decal is one we had to give away at BMX races as a promotional sticker.wink

Frames is SC early 81/ish and an early american one piece BB.(With new gussets.) Something we resisted as quality cro-mo one piece cranks were hard to get consistency in quality. We had in testing so called good brands ending up as 6.05 instead of opposed at 6.00 o'clock in jumps on our test track. We also introduced Cro-mo Tange forks about then and conventional stems. Also spoked wheels Araya/Sunshine.

Nice condition big_smile  Frank (PPP)

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#9 2009-01-17 1:16am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

Copies of Motomags not likely Pantha wheels were the first in the world with freewheel, there was another heavier US mag with bendix back pedal brake just before ours plain spoked.

All the other alloy wheels then followed Pantha's example with variation of spoke patterns. None had the quality sealed bearings which were also a first.

We had enquiries from around ...the world even doing a sample for Suzuki. We just didn't have the production capacity.
Frank PPP

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#10 2009-01-17 12:10pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

effjay wrote:

Copies of Motomags not likely Pantha wheels were the first in the world with freewheel, there was another heavier US mag with bendix back pedal brake just before ours plain spoked.

All the other alloy wheels then followed Pantha's example with variation of spoke patterns. None had the quality sealed bearings which were also a first.

We had enquiries from around ...the world even doing a sample for Suzuki. We just didn't have the production capacity.
Frank PPP

You may be onto something thier...I remember PANTHA Wheels from late 70's but never saw a motomag untill early 80's..
these wheels are sealed bearing but the old skateboard type with metal sides not plastic or rubber.But today these wheels have the good bearing and custom made axles to suit..
I have anther pair of these wheels and a pair of LESTER mag wheels....
TRUE the pantha wheels are freewheel and the lester is a coaster.

SUZUKI Made bloomin nice BMX's I had a Pro-Sight for a while..Carnt beat that Japanese Cr-Mo Ping of frame flex in a half pipe..


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#11 2009-01-17 8:27pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

You would have liked the Suzuki wheels we made with more direct spokes. We also made several Suzuki bikes , but again we pulled the pin on them as we had problems keeping up with demand for Pantha, here and in Australia.

West Coast Cycles wanted the pantha wheels especially our series 3 model stiffened and reduced in size with higher strength alloy. Bearings we used RSS as well as .
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#12 2009-01-29 1:56am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

Was this one of the Suzuki's? I've often wondered if it was Pantha built - the looptail, Kleena grips, Snakebelly's and Alloy Mags looked like it was a PPP product...

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#13 2009-02-01 12:08am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

Looks like one of ours especially the wheels, and frame   Nice one

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#14 2009-02-16 6:34pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

WOW! Wait till Brit and Jermaine see this thread!


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#15 2009-08-19 1:11am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

the original mags made "for" not "by" pantha by another company were the first sealed bearing mags in the world and came out in these colours "bright red , black , yellow , gold and blue" , handle bars came out in either the "box" or the "vee" kinda like the ones redline nz took on not to long after pantha's bikes were on the market , i have one of the araya 20x13/6 w/o japan* super skinny rims that originaly came out on some of the pantha's


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#16 2009-09-23 5:27am

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

aotearoastyle wrote:

the original mags made "for" not "by" pantha by another company were the first sealed bearing mags in the world and came out in these colours "bright red , black , yellow , gold and blue" , handle bars came out in either the "box" or the "vee" kinda like thee ones redline nz took on not to long after pantha's bikes were on the market , i have one of the araya 20x13/6 w/o japan* super skinny rims that originaly came out on some of the pantha's

They were made by the same group as all design /specs were a co-operation likea car manufacturer.

Dixon Engineering were part of the team as they were already making car mags.  The first wheels we made were painted and  wet sprayed in gold. Later models we powder coated in colours as  listed plus Silver and Black.We made axles and axle nuts modelled on campagnolo track wheel nuts. Yes they were a world first utilising  quality Rss sealed single row bearings.

We attempted to anodise the wheels but the alloy composition would not allow an acceptable finish. Handle bars were Box and same colours as wheels. The oval tubed forks were a first as well. The rims for spoked wheels were originally Araya 20x1.75 anodised and skinny rims were 20 x 1.13/8. W e also did some special builds with Araya20 " tubular rims and tubular tyreson a light weight Tange cro- mo tube set.

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#17 2009-09-23 3:45pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

know any good places to get replacement bearings for the mags from ? there just a bit bigger than ur usual abec 7 luckys found in my skateboard lol


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#18 2009-09-23 5:05pm

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Re: 1977 Pantha Scout

i got my info from the magazine advertisement when pathna first got released , they have a copy of it on bitd


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