1985 Profile Racing Champ Pro
My childhood bike! I bought the frame and fork from my best friend around 1988 so I am the second owner. Super rare factory red anodized 130 bcd Profile spider!
I am fortunate to have kept my childhood bike all of these years, a Profile Champ! I've always loved this bike and kept it because it is so light. I knew it was a good one back in the day, and I still love it just as much today. I bought the frame and fork used from a friend around 1988 and swapped most parts off my Predator I had before it. I rode it from 1988 through 1996, then after college in 1996 I bought a mountain bike and didn't ride my BMX anymore.
After my dad died in 2013 I got nostalgic and I finally decided I would drag my old BMX bike out of the shed, clean it up and start riding it again. After this site sparked my nostalgia and my imagination, I replaced a lot more parts than I thought, but I have the bike exactly the way I would have had it back then if I had the money. Mostly, changing out the black and white parts that came off my Predator with blue anodized and chrome parts. The last two pictures are how I had it set up when I stopped riding it in 1996, and the only picture I have of it back in the day, when this picture of me working on it ran in the newspaper around 1990 :)
My parts list. All are original '80 parts and have the original finish unless otherwise noted.
My original 1985-ish Profile Champ Pro frame and fork with original chrome and decals
Original Profile pads
Profile handlebars with original chrome and decals, reissue A'me Unitron grips
Profile 3rd-gen cranks, Profile factory red anodized 130 bcd spider and Pete's Precision Products (PPP) 44t chainring
DK square corner stem
Dia Compe MX1000 brake and DC Tech 4 lever
Araya 7x rims with Bullseye hubs
DC hinged seat post clamp
GT circle stamped seat post with original decal
Kashimax Aero seat
Submitted by Bri2001