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1985 Hutch Trick Star

1985 Hutch Trick Star

Nobody Does It Better.......

This has to be the flashiest bike I have ever owned. USA made. Absolutely gorgeous - my wife was skeptical when I told her it was a 1985 model. I got the frameset from lillaRe here on the museum (gratzi!) and built her up. The paint is said to be original, but I can hardly believe it looking at the condition. If she was repainted, they did the best job I have ever seen because the Hutch letters on the brake bridge and the serial number are both legible and perfect just like they look from the factory.

I have to say that the Trickstar was the bike that I was comparing to the GT World Tour and trying to decide which one I wanted back in Christmas 1986. I ended up getting the GT and rode a lot of GT's since. Now that I have a Trickstar, I can compare them a bit. The Hutch is lighter probably from the built-in pegs and the better crankset, and feels a bit smaller. Hutch components are works of art that work great, and the GT's seem overbuilt for strength and functionality, but less flashy. The GT is heavier, and feels bigger and maybe a bit smoother - perhaps ahead of it's time for flatland. In this clash of Titans, I think they are both winners!

The bike rides beautifully - light as a racer and very sharp handling. I just rode her up to the local burger joint, racing my fam in the car there for Father's Day. Cheers!


Frame / Fork: Hutch
Bars: Hutch
Headset: Hutch NOS
Stem: Hutch
Stem Clamp: Hutch NOS
Wheelset: Hutch Windstyler
Tires: Cheng Shin 175s
Front Brakes: Hutch NOS
Rear Brake Caliper: Dia Compe Nippon
Rear Brake Lever: generic (only pink rear I could find on short notice (!))
Grips: Unitron repops
Seat Post: unknown
Clamp: Hutch NOS
Seat: Tricktop
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 170s w/42 tooth
Pedals: JDB Hutch
Chain: KMC Stainless

Submitted by Uric37

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: Hutch
  • Model: Trick Star
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"

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