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1998 Hoffman Taj

1998 Hoffman Taj

98 Taj built with new school bits

I bought this frame pretty beat up and a not so good looking colour. I always like the geometry of these frames but the weight has put me riding them since I picked up my new school bike. I thought I would try and lighten it up a little and give it a new school feel. The feed back Ive had so far is either like or hate, seems some people just cant let go of the idea of riding a tank, and once a tank it should always be a tank.


This is the colour when I got it. You can see in the pic where I relocated the brake mounts:

 http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMGP0137_zpsd6gtjuhp.jpg


This is how I got it back from the powdercoaters . I widened the Lowdrags to 28inches wide as thats what the kids run now:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20151106_190005_zpsbtu1aman.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20151106_190047_zpsiv8hndvu.jpg


The powdercoating on the Lowdrags was terrible so I trialed running chrome jumping bars and Superforks:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMGP0715_zpsxill9s8b.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMGP0711_zpseeoodsmv.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/Black%20Taj_zpswycavbnd.jpg


It didnt feel much better to ride so I bolted up a pair of The Set bars which are taller:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160403_142450_zpsgoti5fav.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160403_142429_zpsehjwelwt.jpg


The bars felt better but still had that heavy feeling with the forks so I bought a set of Colony forks which has made a little more difference:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160513_154647_zpsk1p1k5gk.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160513_154550_zpsgwbhuvyb.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160513_154540_zpse2htbteh.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj289/slimo1/BMX/Black%20Taj/IMG_20160513_154714_zpsiwlsud4z.jpg

Over all Im pretty happy with the feel, still taking a little to get used to again but that will come in time. 

Cranks: BSD
Hubs: The Set 36s
Rims: Cult chrome 36s
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted, plastic
Brakes: Shimano U-brake
Headset: Pig lower, sealed upper
Seat:HB
Stem: HB flipped

Submitted by slim01

  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: Hoffman Bikes
  • Model: Taj
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"