1985 SE Racing Quadangle
ACS Blood Sweat and Z48s Repro...
Looking for inspiration for a new build, I found this advert on the inside cover of an old copy of Freestylin' and it summed up everything that was BMX Freestyle to me from BITD. I have a complete build thread here on RADBMX...http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,191494.0.html The bike as Fred Blood rode is really a mutant made up of an 85 SE Quadangle frameset with Landing Gear freestyle forks? and parts from, in the main, a 85 GT Pro Freestyle Tour. With ACS parts added in for the advert. Pretty cool really, none of us ran stock catalogue bikes bitd. The Quadangle frame is an ’85 chromoly version, where the rear down tubes continue past the seat mast onto middle of upper tubes. This is my favourite shape of the Quad, the earlier models that have the rear down tubes welded into the seat mast gives the Quad a ‘too high’ look for me. This is more like most of the bikes of the era which had lower seat mast tubes. Interestingly, in ’86, it looked like SE had dropped the Quad Freestyler from their range – we all know freestyle wasn’t dying away, perhaps the Quad Freestyler just wasn’t selling well at the time – there certainly was lots of competition in the market at that time. The forks are the freestyle version of the SE Landing Gear forks- The ACS parts where the Z48s, ACS Freecoaster, ACS Rotor and locking freestyle levers. The GT Pro Performer parts were the GT Freestyle Bars, Gen 1 front and rear standers, seat post and seat clamp and GT Shinko tyres. Awesome in blue. Dia-compe and Suntour make up most of the rest.... I just won RADBMX Bike of the Month for April '18 so pretty stoked with this whip.... This is the build list: 1985 4130 Chromoly SE Quadangle frame and Landing Gear freestyle forks* Early GT Freestyle bars* Reissue ODI Mushrooms SE freestyle handlebar pad DC FS880s front and rear calipers* DC cable outers (cut from 25m coil from old bike shop) – generic inner cables. ACS Freestyle locking levers ACS rotor GT Gen 1 Front and rear standers* Suntour Power Stem with ACS Potts Mod conversion Tioga Beartrap headset* GT BMX Saddle, refinished by MRCreations GT seatpost* GT Seatclamp* Tioga taskforce 180mm opc crank* SR 43t chainring* Tuf Neck powerdisc* Izumi chain GT stamped chainring bolts in black Tange bottom bracket VP300 pedals ACS Z-48 rims, re-laced Danny Robinson in s/s spokes to silver anodised ACS Front hub and chromed rear suntour coaster hub with ACS freecoaster. ACS stencils. Blue GT Shinko tyres Inner tubes and air Frame, forks and handlebar decals, custom by Delcals *new powder by SuperBikeDan in London, UK.
Submitted by wildwood