1985 Repco Hotfoot Freestyler
First one on the site by the looks of it.
Love at first sight. now completely stripped and powdered. Old school meets new school.
I saw this on NZ trademe (like ebay) and new I had to have it.
The Repco's I remember in the day where very heavy sub standard rides and my Healing HMX 500 looked like god in comparison...and that aint saying much.(thing snapped on the downtube behind the gusset!)
This however was made by GIANT and is full chromoly. i couldnt believe have insanely light the frame was once stripped.(damn should have weighed it.)
It is a hybrid copy of a CW California (Mike buff edition) and an SE Racing freestyler. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they designed this. Unashamed plagierism. Try that these days.
I am still working on it and have a few goodies I am getting built now. first is my copy of ladder bars. I have got an engineer to add a tube in the middle of a new pair of WeThePeople 750mm wide street bars. After not being able to get a layback seatpost at the right price i just got some 22 mm cromoly and had it bent for me! WaaLaa and off to the powdercoater.
I am redesigning the graphics also to suit my standards and so I have something cool to show when i graduate from Graphic design.
Ok thats about it for now. will repost pics once made.
Submitted by legless
- Freestyle / Flatland
- Company: Repco
- Model: Hotfoot Freestyler
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Skyway tuffs redline twin pinch flight cranks and chainwheel. Profile sealed BB. Gyro setup to come. (original) eclat seat...custom guts(by me) bent post being made and powdered as we speak. New custom ladder bars (WeThePeople bars) getting welded up. most other gear Odyssey.mmm