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1982 Tahoe Racing

1982 Tahoe Racing

Tahoe was only in existence a little over a year in Minnesota so the frames were not widely distributed.

Being from Duluth Minnesota meant that I had to travel 150 miles one way to race on the weekends. In 1979 Team Tremco was born and had the hot Minnesota riders racing on Robinson frame and forks supporting the Green and white colors. Their presence on and off the track was known, even by this shy kid from up North.

1981 that turned into Team Rondo racing on Hutch frame & forks with Jack Doherty handling the promotions of the team. Scott Clark was a member of the team.

By late 1982 Jack started Tahoe since he liked the name of Chevy Tahoe trucks. The combination of the Robinson/Hutch frame & forks became the Tahoe. The tubular brace distinguished the Tahoe from the rest and the blue, white, and green color combination. The fork was as close as a Robinson that you could get as the frame & forks were made by TrackMaster.

By 1984 Jack decided to head to Phoenix and sold the company to the Taylor's from Indiana. They continued to make the Tahoe's but included a mini and newly designed 24" cruiser frame. These are distinguished by a hole in the rear dropouts vs. the solid Minnesota ones.

Just thought I would share some Midwest BMX history.


Frame - Tahoe

Fork - Tahoe

Stem - Cook Bros. Slantline

Bars - Cook Bros.

Grips - Oakley F1's

Brake lever - Team Products stamped

Caliper - Dia-Compe 890

Brake pads - Kool Stop finned

Headset - Tange MX-3

Rims - Araya 7C

Hubs - Bullseye

Spokes - D.T. 80-60 stainless spokes and alloy green nipples

Front Tire - Mitsobushi Competition III Yellow label 20 x 1.75

Rear Tire - Mitsobushi Competition II 20 x 1.75

Chain - Sedis

Chain ring - Redline Flight 43t

Cranks - Redline Flight non-pinch

Bottom Bracket - Hadley sealed

Pedals - KKT magnesium

Seat - Kashimax Aero

Seat post - Cook Bros. laid back

Seat post clamp - Suntour

Pad set - Tahoe


Jeff "JT" Tollefson

Submitted by JT

  • Race
  • Company: Tahoe Racing
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"