1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett
An underrated classic
Having been a fan of BMXmuseum for ages I thought it was time to post pics of some of my bikes. Seeing what others have done has been a great source of inspiration for me, so maybe I can give something back.
This is my 1981 x-gusset hotfoot. Aside from making a few changes myself, I can't claim credit for this build.
It caught my eye as (at least in colour scheme) it's an almost exact replica of my very first BMX.... a series two Supermax which I got in 1981 (from memory) for the princely sum of $236AUD.
At the time the Hotfoot was a bit of a poor cousin here in Australia. I remember seeing them in the window of a local shopping centre store, looking great with slant style tuff copies, but they were never a bike I lusted after.
Years later I gave my supermax to my nephew, who still has it hanging on his wall. I never did get over the loss though, so I bought this as a replacement!
Anyway, my appreciation for the good ol' hotfoot has grown enormously, and I'm now a big fan.
I won't go into huge detail about the parts list, but here are a couple of details:
Fresh white powder coated frame and fork; Fresh decals; NOS SR stem; Skyway Tuff II wheels; Comp III tyres; Dia compe MX 1000 caliper; AME grips
I'll post more pics at some point.
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