Main rider. Built to bash and bashed she has been.
The story of this builds begins with a statement made by the wife in 2015.
"I want a BMX bike like I had when I was a kid."
Game on. I had been out of the game since the early 90s when I was sportin a GT PFT. I had no clue what was available anymore.
Doing some searching I figured I'd be comfortable on an old school 80s F/F.
Found that old school GTs and Haros were PRICEY!! Ended up running into an 86 Redline RL20B. Got pretty excited about it and waited 2 days for payday to order it up. Kept making sure the frame was still available each day. There it was. Friday came.... Redline sold.
Scroll scroll scroll.... what's this? I know who Dave Mirra is, I mean even being away from BMX, Mirra, the king of the xgames, is pretty much a household name. 2000 Mirra Flair F/F.
Hmmmm. Ok. *click* Bought it now.
Ok.... Now parts. What's available. No frickin clue. Long story short, this is what I end up with. After 3 sets of rims, 2 sets of tires, 2 stems, 2 chainwheels, 3 seatposts, 2 seats, and 2 sets of brakes, I have a hodgepodge pile of parts that rides smoother that hot buttered silk in the noon sun in July.
2000 Mirra Flair frame and fork
Araya Super 7x 48s spinning on sealed female Haro Megas
Redline Flight cranks, chainwheel, and pedals.
MJ Cycles micro adjust seatpost
Mirra Pro seat
Primo V Monsters
Haro 1978 stem
Old school kneesavers
New Hombre rim crushers 996TW
Black Ops hinged and forged levers.
Lizard Skin grips
Custom Mirra decal I had made by a lettering specialist for 18 wheelers.
All Odyssey cables on the original ORYG.
This is my Franken-Tank.
But who knows... It may change again next week.
Side note.... The wife has herself an all original 2001 GT Power Series.