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1977 DG Steve Skibel Replica

1977 DG Steve Skibel Replica

The beginning of the weight-conscious, 'mini'-type bikes for younger riders.

 

In the Spring of this year, I picked up this frameset at a swap meet. It was stripped of it's original finish and spray painted black. I thought it would be fun to try to do a lightweight 1970's mini project using tips and tricks from the old magazines of the day (and with the help of some 1970's gurus on OS-BMX). Other than the painted frameset, everything is original finish.


FRAME: 1977 DG Steve Skibel Replica model. Serial Number DG 677 861 Painted (not powder) in DG yellow
FORK: Powerlite Painted (not powder) in DG/Powerlite blue
HANDLEBARS: Junior-sized box bars
NUMBER PLATE: Hunt Wilde
NUMBER PLATE DECALS: Tape
GRIPS: Oury
STEM: SR alloy gooseneck
HEADSET: Shimano road
RIMS: Araya 7B
SPOKES: .080 stainless steel
HUBS: Dura Ace road hubs (with QR front and hollow axle rear)
BRAKES: Weinmann center pull 610 fit to rear
BRAKE PADS: Weinmann
BRAKE LEVER: Weinmann
TIRES: Carlisle both 20x1.75
PEDALS: Lyotard 1977 BMX pedals
CRANKS: Dura Ace (dated 1976)
BOTTOM BRACKET: Sugino
CHAIN RING: Dura Ace 42T
FREEWHEEL: Shimano 16T
SEAT: 3TTT (Techno Tubo Torino) unpadded leather
SEAT POST: alloy (cut down to only a 4-inch length)
SEAT CLAMP: is actually the end portion of an era correct SR road bike stem. Cut off, sanded down, and smoothed out. Very light.
PADS: Stem is DG vinyl. Two others are blue vinyl. Frame pad modified by to fit<br> DECALS: Head tube is Original. Others are reproduction