1976 FMF Team Replica
American BMX Classic
I recently picked up this little gem on ePay not long ago. I have no
doubt about it's authenticity, as we all know, no rules went unbroken
during Bastain's reign. In fact, I have several FMF frames, with OG finish & decals with no oval gusset hole and just as many
og Race Inc.'s with. Nevertheless, this frame appears to have never had a wheel mounted on it. Purchased from Thomas Bike Shop
in San Diego, CA. Tom claims that it's been there since 1978, maybe it was left by a customer who was having parts mounted to it or maybe it was waiting
for a wheelset. I do know it's probably the closest I will get to an NOS FMF, so I'm a happy camper.
The decals are interesting in that although original, they are not like my other Team Replica "production" decals. They
appear to be more like something their old motorcycle parts might have
been labeled with. I wonder if these decals may have been a
prototype for early or later models but I'm not sure. According to
reliable sources, all FMF frames were made in 1976, some had the brake
bridge and some did not.
The beautiful Redline fork, Stem, Schwinn clamp, Oakley grips, were all a bonus....heck, I just wanted the frame.
Submitted by Leviathan