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1981 Montesa BMX 135
 

1981 Montesa BMX 135

Montesa C10 upgraded to a BMX 135

The first ever factory produced trials bike was the Montesa T10. Pere Pi, its creator, copied the sizes and angles of the frame from a Mongoose Motomag. The T10 was a horrible bike for practicing trials and soon was replaced by the T15. At the time that the T10 appeared on the market, the C10 was produced too: that was intended to be a BMX bike (see Montesa C10 in this site). It was basically a yellow T10 with taller bars. They didn't sell much of them... 

When the BMX 109 model appeared (see Monty 109 in this site), with a Thruster copy chromoly frame, the T15 already existed and Montesa decided to get rid of the stock T10 frames creating a cheaper BMX bike: the BMX 135 (hi ten frame, steel pedals, cranks and wheels...). 
I found this C10 (I know it was originally a C10 because the original paint was yellow) in very bad condition (see the last pic). As I already have a NOS C10 frame waiting to be built, I decided to create my own version of a "racing" 135 using BMX 109 and other era correct parts. 

Frame: Montesa C10
Forks: Montesa 109 (chromoly, Tange copy)
Headset: Unbranded
Decals: Mail, Montesa T15 (NOS). The rest, 422 BMX decals
Pad set: Custom
Bars: Montesa 109
Stem: Montesa 109
Grips: Gonelli (NOS)
Brake lever: Olimpic 68
Brake caliper: Olimpic Balon
Seat: Intauto Delta (NOS)
Seat clamp: Unknown
Seat post: Laid back
Cranks and chainring: Nagesti 
BB: Porkchop 
Chain: Unbranded (new)
Pedals: Olimpic
Rims: Akront (yellow label)
Hubs: Olimpic Cursa
Freewheel: Urreta
Tires: Comp 3 style, Taiwan repop
 

Submitted by oscar422

  • Race
  • Company: Montesa
  • Model: BMX 135
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"

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