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2004 Profile Racing Racer XL

2004 Profile Racing Racer XL

This has got to be the finest example of late mid-school Profile Racing! The bike was pieced together with as many Profile components as possible and it's in immaculate condition. Worth every penny!

 

This bike is the reason why I actually joined BMX Museum. The first time that I saw a photo of it was back on 11/21/2010. On that day, museum member John De Bruin (the current owner of Hutch BMX) had posted up a few photos of the bike, and I instantly became in love with it. However, without being a museum member, I had no way to comment or message John until I became a member, which I did shortly thereafter.

 

I never imagined that I'd actually own this bike, but after JDB had the bike for nearly four years (John bought it via eBay in 2010), he put it up for sale on 5/13/2014 for $1,100 USD shipped. The bike quickly sold (I didn't even realize that it went up for sale), but after the buyer backed out, the bike was relisted on 10/9/2014.  I immediately PM'd John and tried to get it for a little less than his asking price.  He was fortunately willing to let it go for $900.00 USD shipped, so I became the proud owner on 10/10/2014.

 

I don't know who actually pieced this bike together (I'd love to know), but whomever it was, they did a great job! The original owner sent the frame and fork back to Brew Bikes (the builder of the frame/fork set), the old paint was stripped, and then the f/f set was re-powdercoated in the same shade of navy blue. Then as many Profile Racing components as possible were used to finish off the build, making for one special bike that I'll probably never get rid of. The bike's not truly era correct, but all of the parts were either purchased new or in like-new condition and the custom one-off padset cost roughly $300.00 USD to make.

 

Parts List (as pictured):

Frame:  2004 Profile Racer XL (chromoly, 21" top tube, machined head tube and bottom bracket shell for added strength, 2-1/4" OD double-butted down tube, weighs less than 5 lbs., made by Brew Bikes, new powercoat)

Frame Decals:  Profile Racer XL (OEM)

Fork:  Profile Race (chromoly, 20" Pro version, 1-1/8" threadless steer tube, tapered legs, 1/4" thick dropouts, made in North Carolina, new powercoat)

Handlebars:  Profile (chromoly, 8" rise, 28" wide, heavy gauge tubing - 0.065" thick main bar with 0.049" think cross bar, knurled clamping surface, original decal, chrome plated)

Stem:  Profile Clamp-On (aluminum, 1-1/8" threadless, XL version, 55mm reach, anodized red)

Headset:  Chris King NoThreadSet (sealed, 1-1/8" threadless, red)

Headset Cap:  Profile (Pro sized, silver)

Grips:  Toadstool (black)

Bar Ends:  Profile Bar Tender (CNC machined from billet aluminum, fits 7/8" OD bars only, red)

Seat:  Profile Race Seat (titanium rails)

Seat Post:  Redline (4130 chromoly, 25.4 mm, chrome plated)

Seat Post Clamp:  Profile Slim Jim (aluminum, red)

Crank Arms:  Profile Race (chromoly, 180 mm, chrome plated)

Spindle:  Profile (4130 chromoly, 5-3/4" long, 19 mm diameter, 48 spline)

Bottom Bracket:  Profile Hop-Up Kit (aluminum cups and cone washers, sealed bearings, red)

Spider:  Profile BMX (aircraft grade aluminum alloy, 110mm bolt pattern, silver)

Chain Ring:  Profile Billet (CNC machined from aircraft quality billet aluminum plate, "fanned" design, 44T, 3/32" teeth, 110mm BCD, anodized red)

Chain Ring Bolts:  Sinz (silver)

Chain:  ACS Claws (1/2" x 3/32", cut to ## links, chrome plated)

Chain Tensioners:  Profile (aluminum, red)

Pedals:  Profile Billet Platform (CNC-machined aluminum body w/ chromoly axle, sealed bearings, 9/16", re-anodized red)

Rear Hub:  Profile Mini (36H, high/low flange aluminum shell, sealed bearings, cassette w/ 48 points of engagement, 4 pawl engagement mechanism, red)

Front Hub:  Profile Mini (36H, low flange, sealed bearings, red)

Cog:  Profile (CNC machined from heat-treated 4340 aircraft alloy steel for strength and durability, exclusively made to fit Profile cassette hubs, 16T)

Rims:  Primo (36H, double wall, chrome plated)

Spokes:  Stainless steel (J-bend straight gauge w/ red alloy nipples, 3X lacing front and rear)

Front Tire:  Cheng Shin Comp III (20 x 2.125", tan wall)

Rear Tire:  Cheng Shin Comp III (20 x 1.75", tan wall)

Tubes:  WhoFlungPoo (20" x 1.75-2.125", Schrader valve, black)

Brake Lever:  Paul Love Lever (red)

Brakes:  Paul Motolite (red)

Brake Pads:  Kool Stop Thinline (black)

Brake Cable:  Odyssey Slic (white)

Pad Set:  Profile (custom made, embroidered, white)

Extra Decals:  Misc (Hand Crafted in North Carolina)

Other Comments:  I bought this bike from John De Bruin, but he was not the original builder; the wheels were assembled by Dan's Comp; and I'll eventually switch out the rims, post, chain ring bolts, and maybe tires

Submitted by pharv85

  • Race
  • Company: Profile Racing Inc.
  • Model: Racer XL
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 21.0 in.
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
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