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#751 2020-04-29 8:32am

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Sure do. Just noticed that there are 2 serial #s. One under the bottom bracket (TDL07009686) and another on the rear dropout (10862268).

I'm thoroughly confused.

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#752 2020-04-29 8:57am

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BB stamp is likely police auction or previous owner to be able to ID incase stolen/or stolen previously.  Decals look like OG 85.  Could be a misprint on the SN (5/6), but for sure this is a USA made frame IMO.

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#753 2020-04-29 9:01am

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Thank you man, that had me scratching my head.

Will ignore the BB info.

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#754 2020-04-29 9:06am

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Quattrotakis wrote:

BB stamp is likely police auction or previous owner to be able to ID incase stolen/or stolen previously.  Decals look like OG 85.  Could be a misprint on the SN (5/6), but for sure this is a USA made frame IMO.

Agreed. US made, FS stamped October 85 frame. ID on BB added in case bike lost/stolen.

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#755 2020-04-29 9:12am

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Some better picts of it.

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#756 2020-04-29 12:04pm

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Rad Color combo.  Love it!


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#757 2020-04-29 5:37pm

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Awesome bike and color!  Does it have a GT or Tuf Neck power disc?  Looks to be the 1987 style power disc.

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#758 2020-04-29 5:43pm

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This is definitely in my top 10 bikes on the museum. It’s BLAZING!!

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#759 2020-04-29 6:29pm

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Close enough..


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#760 2020-05-01 5:24am

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tjlazer wrote:

Awesome bike and color!  Does it have a GT or Tuf Neck power disc?  Looks to be the 1987 style power disc.

Thanks man, it's stamped with "Pro Neck USA" 44. I can't find a date stamp on it.

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#761 2020-05-14 5:54pm

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Just picked up an 86 (10/85) stamped frame. Looks like it’s already been powdered. I’m going to do it up as a World Tour and would like to use as many period correct parts as possible. I’ve read all 31 pages in this post and gotten great info but still a little confused on two things...the correct brakes and chainring/power disc. In the 86 BMX catalog it lists the rear brake as 901 and the front as Nippon with tech 5 levers. Reading through this I saw Dyno-Mike mentioned that 901’s are the only brake that uses the other brake guide on the front fork.(if you have two, which mine does) He also said they stopped using them in late 86. Since mine is early 86 would it be possible that the bike had 901’s instead of Nippons? Any idea how late into the year they stopped using 901’s and how early the Nippons were put on? As far as the chainring I was under the impression that it was the GT stamped power disc with the SR stamped 43 tooth chainring only. But, after reading, I saw a post that said the world tours(Dyno-Mike) also came with sugino chainring. If it did would it be 43 tooth also? What else is throwing me off is the picture in the catalog looks nothing like eith of those two setups. Is it possible that the one pictured in the catalog were on the early 86 models?heres a couple pictures from the catalog. Thanks for any info and I can’t wait to start building.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/273563/9cdb7ad7-e35d-443b-921a-57a0a3ed3aba5ebde8178d.png
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#762 2020-05-14 6:00pm

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Dayglo77 wrote:

Just picked up an 86 (10/85) stamped frame. Looks like it’s already been powdered. I’m going to do it up as a World Tour and would like to use as many period correct parts as possible. I’ve read all 31 pages in this post and gotten great info but still a little confused on two things...the correct brakes and chainring/power disc. In the 86 BMX catalog it lists the rear brake as 901 and the front as Nippon with tech 5 levers. Reading through this I saw Dyno-Mike mentioned that 901’s are the only brake that uses the other brake guide on the front fork.(if you have two, which mine does) He also said they stopped using them in late 86. Since mine is early 86 would it be possible that the bike had 901’s instead of Nippons? Any idea how late into the year they stopped using 901’s and how early the Nippons were put on? As far as the chainring I was under the impression that it was the GT stamped power disc with the SR stamped 43 tooth chainring only. But, after reading, I saw a post that said the world tours(Dyno-Mike) also came with sugino chainring. If it did would it be 43 tooth also? What else is throwing me off is the picture in the catalog looks nothing like eith of those two setups. Is it possible that the one pictured in the catalog were on the early 86 models?heres a couple pictures from the catalog. Thanks for any info and I can’t wait to start building.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e8178d.png
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e81b91.png
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Nice! You picked up that pearl white GT?

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#763 2020-05-14 6:21pm

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No. By the time I figured everything out and tried to get an actual picture of the serial number he had someone else coming. Looked like a nice bike but just didn’t work out.

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#764 2020-05-14 6:34pm

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/86452/20200502_1501375ebdf1104f.jpg
All original, even has the stamped gt power disk and 86 stamped power series...tires are little rough so won't be riding it much but they cleaned up nice with some soft scrub

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#765 2020-05-14 6:39pm

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Looks amazing! Is that the Dayglo yellow? That’s the color I want. What brakes you got on it?

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#766 2020-05-14 6:41pm

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You selling ????????

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#767 2020-05-14 6:43pm

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Lol not selling..it has nippons front and rear..its been riddin hard put away wet..haha was definitely a rider for sure but cleaned up well

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#768 2020-05-14 6:44pm

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VANILLA GORILLA wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1104f.jpg
All original, even has the stamped gt power disk and 86 stamped power series...tires are little rough so won't be riding it much but they cleaned up nice with some soft scrub

Sickkkk...  What's the story on this?  Date/year SN# ?


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#769 2020-05-14 6:47pm

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Bars have been cut its got some crimping ect has some 2nd gen super laces...seat was broke so I used one i had ..new cables and wola...fs stamped us frame

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#770 2020-05-14 7:19pm

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VANILLA GORILLA wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1104f.jpg
All original, even has the stamped gt power disk and 86 stamped power series...tires are little rough so won't be riding it much but they cleaned up nice with some soft scrub

Looks dope bro!!!!


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#771 2020-05-14 7:31pm

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Thanks man

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#772 2020-05-15 2:29am

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Haha Gorilla, didn’t think so but I had to ask. Is yours a early stamped frame or a later stamped one. Just wondering if the early ones used 901’s on the front and rear or a combination of rear 901’s and Nippons on the front. Was there a point in the year they switched to all Nippons?

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#773 2020-05-15 5:21am

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It's a 386 serial number...has all the hight end stuff..nippon,474,tech 7,powerseries ,a white gt power disk..some slapped 2 gen superlace on it at some point the rear hoop was pretty wrapped so I had them replaced and trued best as possible while I had it apart cleaning and polishing frame and stuff up. ..not sure why it had 2 nippons but has cable wear where there was a cable for a long time haha and a 901 the cable would have been in the other side if the frame..i had a guy argue with me " they did not come with 2 nippons front and rear".. ok well it did maybe changed at the bike shop who knows haha it was the 80s all kinds of stuff happened I can post some more pics later if I get a chance if anyone wants

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#774 2020-05-15 6:15am

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VANILLA GORILLA wrote:

It's a 386 serial number...has all the hight end stuff..nippon,474,tech 7,powerseries ,a white gt power disk..some slapped 2 gen superlace on it at some point the rear hoop was pretty wrapped so I had them replaced and trued best as possible while I had it apart cleaning and polishing frame and stuff up. ..not sure why it had 2 nippons but has cable wear where there was a cable for a long time haha and a 901 the cable would have been in the other side if the frame..i had a guy argue with me " they did not come with 2 nippons front and rear".. ok well it did maybe changed at the bike shop who knows haha it was the 80s all kinds of stuff happened I can post some more pics later if I get a chance if anyone wants

Plus, American made 86's were sold as framesets so essentially they were built up with available parts depending on when purchased by either the purchaser or the bike shop.


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#775 2020-05-15 10:17am

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Yeah if you don’t mind Gorilla. I’d like to see more pictures.  LM, I thought I read that somewhere about the  US made frames. Mine is an fs stamped one as well. Mine is stamped 10/85. So in reality it was made in October of 85 but could’ve sat around for a couple of months before being assembled? Then at that point whatever was available or whatever the buyer/bike shop wanted was used to build it? If that’s the case should I use Nippons front and back, 901’s front and back or do a combination like in the catalog? Also what would be period correct for the levers. I see Gorilla has tech 7’s. I was looking for 5’s and 6’s. I understand it’s not going to be 100% all original so it really doesn’t matter as far as originality but I would like to build it to as close as possible to what it would’ve been like new. Don’t want parts that would’ve been too late in the year or from different years completely. Lastly, would a 44 tooth chainring work on this bike. (GT) it’s a sr stamped one. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find a 43 tooth one.

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