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1998 Specialized Fly Boy

1998 Specialized Fly Boy

Built for one year only and started the Specialized bombproof dirtjump era.

I was 13 when my Dad bought me a Specialized Flyboy back home in Australia. Coolest bike in the shop at the time. I basically rode/jumped the wheels off it until i saved up and got a new bike, the only thing left after 3 years of abuse was a flyboy sticker I removed and stuck on the shed cabinet. Looking back, that bike started my interest in dirtjumps and made me some life long friends, it was also a stretch for my Dad to buy me that bike so it meant a lot. 20 years on, I now realize it is important to keep those memories in tact. Starting on this site I would flick through the photos of the Flyboys looking at the details those bikes had and re-living the day I got my first Flyboy. I stumbled onto a fresh flyboy that Draw (Museum Pro Member) had recently sold to LBIMike (Museum Newbie).....this one was Never ridden!!!. I now needed that bike and being in the US, it made communications and postage a lot easier. I chased down Draw and Mike, hassled them a little for the bike or any knowledge they had of one in as good condition. Mike got back to me and offered to sell it on. (Thanks again Mike!!) Mike sent it, perfectly packaged and I now own all my memories of this bike again. 

The bike is all original and so 90s. There's stickers with "bombproof" on it, the frame is as unique as it is heavy.....and everything is chrome. The top tube pad is there, ready to save the human race in the event of a cataclysmic crash.  
The most amazing parts on the bike I thought back in the day was the single piece cranks and the forks....Never managed to bend or break them! Maybe a one-off or extremely well designed/manufactured, not sure...I'd be interested to know if anyone on here managed to bend either of these parts...
Love this thing, going to hang it on the wall one day.
  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: Specialized
  • Model: Fly Boy
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Details Weight comparison. 99 Vegas-E rims, profile SS cranks: 32lbs// Flyboy stock: 34lbs// '03' RL doubleX 2 pegs: 36lbs// Fishbone bigass stock: 36lbs// '00' mirra pro stock 40lbs