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#51 2017-01-09 8:09pm

tnyvillegas
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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

perront wrote:

tnyvillegas wrote:

thand72 wrote:

Here's the rest of the ad.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 38972c.jpg

Damn Trev that's  dope.  That's the first tie I see that. Thank you brother. So now I know for a fact their has to be more. Someone stop holding on to the cr cruiser bars!!! Lol

That ad is dope!  Didn't know about the cruiser bars.  I'd wager they are among the most valuable mid school parts out there, if they actually exist.

The only person I know that has og ones is Trevor.

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#52 2017-01-09 8:25pm

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

tnyvillegas wrote:

perront wrote:

tnyvillegas wrote:


Damn Trev that's  dope.  That's the first tie I see that. Thank you brother. So now I know for a fact their has to be more. Someone stop holding on to the cr cruiser bars!!! Lol

That ad is dope!  Didn't know about the cruiser bars.  I'd wager they are among the most valuable mid school parts out there, if they actually exist.

The only person I know that has og ones is Trevor.

You are correct, for some reason I thought Rob had a set. I just text him.. wanted to make sure I was giving out the correct information. So.. the probability ever getting a set is slim, therefore the value of Trevor's bars just went through the roof.

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#53 2017-01-10 11:54am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

bingram6 wrote:

tnyvillegas wrote:

perront wrote:


That ad is dope!  Didn't know about the cruiser bars.  I'd wager they are among the most valuable mid school parts out there, if they actually exist.

The only person I know that has og ones is Trevor.

You are correct, for some reason I thought Rob had a set. I just text him.. wanted to make sure I was giving out the correct information. So.. the probability ever getting a set is slim, therefore the value of Trevor's bars just went through the roof.

hmm I wanted to see more of them out there. I've been collecting Auburns for a few years now and have ever only came across the one set. Bought in frame/fork/bars combination.

But anyways, let's learn more about these amazing bikes.


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#54 2017-01-11 10:21am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

Awesome info, thx for sharing..
Happy to give a pro membership for this kinda awesome info..
I have an early Auburn myself!!
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#55 2017-01-12 6:29am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

bingram6 wrote:

Mr. Huffman,

4. How did you land a job @ GT?

5. Why did Auburn take the bend before the seat mast in 94 and up?

6. Did Auburn use the same month and year concept as GT? E.G. 11/89 an 89 or 90?

Thanks again for answering our questions.

4. How did you land a job @ GT?

Since GT was making Auburns and I had a long relationship with CEO Richard Long (Plus, we never had enough money to do the things I wanted/needed to do), it made sense to realize my ideas, dreams, etc. working with Richard and the GT Team as Marketing Director. When I went to work there in 1989 (August) GT was about a $30M a year company and when I left in 1998 we were at $240M (I think). It wasn't me, but an entire team that worked hard for that almost 10 years.

5. Why did Auburn take the bend before the seat mast in 94 and up?

I really can't remember...

6. Did Auburn use the same month and year concept as GT? E.G. 11/89 an 89 or 90?

I think so. Same place was making them and we let them do things the way they were used to.

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#56 2017-01-12 6:39am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

Guys,

Here is some more fun history on evolution of Auburn jersey, pants that I still have.

First jersey made by AXO in 1986?

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6314_zpsswstfald.jpg

First jersey with Dyno as major co-sponsor (fugly..hah!)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6317_zpsemnozoz3.jpg

First "sublimated jersey" with Dyno as Co-Sponsor (better)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6316_zps3jsdrhfh.jpg

Dyno/Auburn Race Pants

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6315_zpsn0vawrig.jpg

First generation jersey after color switch to green/purple

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6312_zps5pqikivy.jpg

Team Jacket early...1987-1988

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6311_zpsryasojlz.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6310_zpsqnltlu2x.jpg


For fun...my "Factory Boy" SE Racing Jacket from like 1982 (Hah!)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6318_zpsxkhtwu5s.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/toddhuffman/IMG_6319_zps5j7o2wla.jpg


That's about all i got. Enjoy.

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#57 2017-01-12 6:40am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

AuburnHuff wrote:

bingram6 wrote:

Mr. Huffman,

4. How did you land a job @ GT?

5. Why did Auburn take the bend before the seat mast in 94 and up?

6. Did Auburn use the same month and year concept as GT? E.G. 11/89 an 89 or 90?

Thanks again for answering our questions.

4. How did you land a job @ GT?

Since GT was making Auburns and I had a long relationship with CEO Richard Long (Plus, we never had enough money to do the things I wanted/needed to do), it made sense to realize my ideas, dreams, etc. working with Richard and the GT Team as Marketing Director. When I went to work there in 1989 (August) GT was about a $30M a year company and when I left in 1998 we were at $240M (I think). It wasn't me, but an entire team that worked hard for that almost 10 years.

5. Why did Auburn take the bend before the seat mast in 94 and up?

I really can't remember...

6. Did Auburn use the same month and year concept as GT? E.G. 11/89 an 89 or 90?

I think so. Same place was making them and we let them do things the way they were used to.

Mr. Huffman,

Thank you again for answering  my questions. I remember as a kid reading about you and Bob and the Auburn Project. I knew instantly I wanted the bike when I laid eyes on it. I was going to be the coolest kid in town riding "to me" a futuristic bike. Thanks again for everything!!

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#58 2017-01-12 9:46am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

Damn, Todd.  That's awesome that you've kept all those for so many years.  I remember seeing the sneak peek of that proto in BMXA when it was raw.  So cool.  I was disappointed that GT shitcanned the mix & match frame measurements idea.  I really liked that idea.  Back end too long?  Get a shorter one!  No worries!


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#59 2017-01-12 10:39am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

AuburnHuff wrote:

Guys,

Here is some more fun history on evolution of Auburn jersey, pants that I still have.

First jersey made by AXO in 1986?

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … stfald.jpg

First jersey with Dyno as major co-sponsor (fugly..hah!)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … nozoz3.jpg

First "sublimated jersey" with Dyno as Co-Sponsor (better)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … sdrhfh.jpg

Dyno/Auburn Race Pants

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … vawrig.jpg

First generation jersey after color switch to green/purple

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … qikivy.jpg

Team Jacket early...1987-1988

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … asojlz.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … ltlu2x.jpg


For fun...my "Factory Boy" SE Racing Jacket from like 1982 (Hah!)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … htwu5s.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j278/ … 7o2wla.jpg


That's about all i got. Enjoy.

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#60 2017-01-12 11:55am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

Thanks Todd for sharing this info.  I remember TC coming through my town on the first Summer Tour and the next week I went and ordered a frame and fork.  I can't remember the details but the bike shop said they could get me a limited edition f&f that was black frame and gold/brass rear and fork.  My dad went with the limited edition f&f which was way cool of him.  So can you provide any info related to the gold/brass option like qty made, what the plating was and the reason behind the color choice?  Thanks again!

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#61 2017-01-28 6:05pm

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

This is such a cool pos. We sold a ton of these. I have one of our ads from BMXA that advertises the blue and gold Limited Edition.

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#62 2017-02-14 12:02am

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Re: Auburn BMX Frame Evolution/ "Holy Grail" Frames

Cool stuff! cool

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