1996 Bully Hotrod
My favorite bike !
I have to thank my friend Adam for this bike. One day he handed me the frame and fork and said, "... it's yours Steve, it means more to you than it does to me". That's just the kind of person Adam is. He had also ridden bmx bikes a bit when we were younger and he kept this frame and fork for years.
My first shop quality bike was a Robinson and it meant a lot to me. My second bike, and the one that meant the most to me was my Bully Hotrod ! The Bully I had when I was young was a '95 I believe and it was a 21.5" top tube with a 1" threadless fork. I think it's like this, all of us who ride 20" bikes had that one bike that we loved the most and that all of our friends identified us by. Please excuse me while I get corny haha, but bmx is like a brotherhood for a lot of us and sometimes other riders don't even know your name but they know you by the bike you ride. That's who I was, the kid with the Hotrod.
I eventually sold my Bully to a neighbor so I could buy a DK S.O.B. He cut the center section of the seat tube out to "save weight". I remember the day he showed the Bully to me after hacking it up... I died a little bit inside. Even though it wasn't my bike any more I still had a soft spot for it. Mark my words, I will hold onto this Hotrod tight and NEVER sell it.
If even ONE museum member enjoys looking at this bike half as much as I do, then this build is a total success ! This bike makes me proud and excited to be a member of the bmx brotherhood and bmxmuseum.com !
Frame: 1996 Bully Hotrod serial # 422905
Fork: 1996 Bully Hotrod - 1 1/8"
Headset: Cane Creek - 1 1/8"
Stem: Profile Pro XL
Bars: S&M Dive - stock width
Bar Ends: Odyssey Gedda 2
Grips: Odyssey Gedda 2
Brake Lever: Primo - alloy, single bolt
Brake Cable: Odyssey Linear
Cable Housing: Odyssey Linear
Rear Brake: Odyssey EVO 2 - black yoke with black straddle cable and ends
Clamp: Profile single bolt 1"
Seat Post: Primo Rod
Seat: S & M Thin seat
Bottom Bracket: Profile Hop Up kit
Spindle: Profile - titanium
Crank Arms: Eastern Tribe - 175 mm
Pedals: Wellgo MG-4A - magnesium
Chain Wheel: Profile Whippit- 40 tooth, 3/32"
Free Wheel: ACS Crossfire - 15 tooth, 3/32"
Front Rim: Primo Balance 7 Series - 36 hole, double wall
Front Hub: Sun Ringle - 36 hole, cartridge bearing, 3/8" hollow axle
Rear Rim: Primo Balance 7 Series - 36 hole, double wall
Rear Hub: Sun Ringle - 36 hole, cartridge bearing, 3/8" hollow axle
Spokes: Primo forged - 14 gauge
Rim Strips: Odyssey - white
Axle Nuts: Shadow Alloy nuts with alloy washers
Tubes: Bell with Trik Topz dice caps
Front Tire: Tioga Competition III - 20 x 2.125", black wall
Rear Tire: Tioga Competition III - 20 x 1.75", black wall
to ultrahive.com for the incredible decals that really make this bike stand out ! If you haven't already checked them out ... then what are you waiting for ! Amazing quality and fast shipping on eye-popping vintage decals.
to museum member Mr.WHEELS for the NOS Primo top load stem which flows so well with the overall feel of the bike.
Submitted by York