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#1 2010-06-02 8:08am

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1985 VDC Freestyler

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1985 VDC Freestyler

My ultimate "Holy Grail" build.  3rd generation VDC Freestyler.

This F/F was purchased as NOS - yes, I built it up...

Parts List:
1985 VDC Freestyler F/F*
VDC Monkey Bars (re-chromed by Bush Polishing)
A'ME Unitron Grips w/black Oakley donuts
DK anodized black stem
Tange 125LP headset*
SST Dirt Skirt*
Hadley sealed bottom bracket (cups re-anodized black)
Hadley power disc (anodizing removed & polished)
Sugino Carbon 44t chainring*
Sugino chainring bolts*
Thunder CR-MO 1pc cranks (re-chromed by Bush Polishing)
ACS Stoker pedals (repowdered by C4Labs)
ACS Z-Rims w/ACS Z-hubs*
Avocet Freestyle tires*
Dia Compe FS880 brakes*
Dia Compe Tech 4 levers*
Dia Compe 1984 date cables*
Scott Mathauser brake pads*
Dia Compe MX hinged seatpost clamp
Odyssey seatpost (w/VDC decal)*
CyclePro Shotgun II seat
Items with a (*) were NOS before mounting.

A big thank-you to oldsklharo & relic for your advice and help acquiring some key parts for this build.  Also a special thanks to caezar who graciously sold me the A'ME unitrons off of his own build so that I could finish this in time for the June 5th BMXSociety show.

Signed by Voris Dixon on 11/14/2010 at the 40 Years of BMX Cyclebration in Bellflower, CA.


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20" cyclepro snakebelly tires, oakley b-2 grips, sst seatpost decal, a'me unitron grips (any color), dk freestyle stem with platform

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#2 2010-06-02 8:11am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

SWEET Ride !


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#3 2010-06-02 8:34am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Awesome build, can I have it now??

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#4 2010-06-02 8:37am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Wow nice and clean vdc freestyle:D

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#5 2010-06-02 8:51am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

this is flat out SICK , awesome vdc cool , instant fave


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#6 2010-06-02 9:06am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Nice job, look forward to seeing it on the 5th cool

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#7 2010-06-02 9:34am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

pull the bars back big_smile

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#8 2010-06-02 1:44pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Bikes like this convince me not all BMX's were made for kids...

Awesome build.


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#9 2010-06-02 3:55pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

umm WOW!! super cool, and nice job on the build!!
Where oh where did you find that frame set?


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#10 2010-06-02 4:40pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

OMG, this turned out better than I had imagined.  Can't wait to see it in person.  tongue


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#11 2010-06-03 2:36pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

thanks guys!  the compliments are much appreciated.  it took quite a bit of work to get everything together in time for the show, but it was definitely worth it!

i acquired the F/F from a member on bmxsociety.  it took a while to decide whether or not to build it up considering it survived 25 years without being built and only had minor shelf wear.  however, i came to the conclusion that it would be a lot nicer to build and share it with people at the show rather than display the frameset in my home or office.  (not many of my friends or family would be able to appreciate it for what it is).  i will admit, this is one ride that is definitely going to be a carpet queen!  roll

greyboy, i already pulled the bars back but am too lazy to take new pix. lol  i'll probably post updated pictures after vicsta takes some at the reunion show. 

some other things i should note are that the rear dropouts were extremely close together and i had to remove the lock washers on the rear hub for it to fit.  i also had to grind down the top bearing cup on the headset in order for it to fit in the head tube.  thank goodness for my dremel!  i'm not sure if other VDC freestyle owners experienced these issues, but it definitely wasn't a smooth build.


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#12 2010-06-04 9:14am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Nice work Mark, can't wait to see this over the weekend. I'm glad you built it up........now ride it, you won't regret it big_smile

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#13 2010-06-04 9:52am

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Held that in Texas...hope to see it on Saturday.
Right on. I'll be the dude on the Champion smiling. wink

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#14 2010-06-06 9:41am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Even better in person Mark!  Congrats on the award, well deserved. Cool hangin' with you bro, Oscar.


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#15 2010-06-06 9:56am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

2010 OS-BMX Freestyle winner!!!!!! Congrats Mark on a well deserved award, you definitely did the bike justice cool

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#16 2010-06-06 7:31pm

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Nice one congrats Mark, ok seriously now, I missed the VDC Freestyler auction on Ebay, how in God's name am I able to get my hands on one.

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#17 2010-06-07 12:46pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

thanks guys!  it was really good meeting a lot of you in person for the first time and thanks again to the guys who helped me out with this build.  i couldn't have done it without you!


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20" cyclepro snakebelly tires, oakley b-2 grips, sst seatpost decal, a'me unitron grips (any color), dk freestyle stem with platform

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#18 2010-06-07 6:56pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

what was your reaction when you found out you won?


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#19 2010-06-07 9:58pm

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well it definitely caught me off guard so if i remember correctly, my reaction was an empty stare with a "really?? wow!"

it took a few minutes to sink in, but by the time they started the freestyle jam i was definitely stoked.  i wanted to run around to tell a bunch of people but didn't know if i was allowed to.  lol  thanks again to all the guys over at BMX Society for an unexpected bonus to an already awesome day~!


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#20 2010-09-02 6:37am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

Conservative o.g. paint & decals by 1985 standards make it look timeless now, = one beautiful VDC.


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#21 2010-10-14 4:47pm

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Sick a$$ bike dude

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#22 2010-10-17 8:16pm

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Speechless... yikes

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#23 2010-11-15 5:15pm

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

met Voris this weekend and had him sign the freestyler...

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thanks to vicsta for the pictures!


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#24 2010-11-15 5:34pm

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NOW its complete,  soooo sick, tongue


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#25 2010-11-18 5:55am

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Re: 1985 VDC Freestyler

This bike is just ridiculous. Amazing job.

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