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#1 2007-04-09 7:19pm

kcbmx
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1977 Mark 1

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1977 Mark 1

Mark 1 Temple AZ.

This is the only one Mark 1 I have ever seen.  If you look really close it has a lot of features that was ahead of it time.  I raced this bike in 1977 to April 79.  I plan to find a couple of things that still need to be changed to get it back to how I raced it.
It has Shimano Fee Hubs.  Araya 7a Rims.  They were very light but not super strong.  I built the rims with 60-80 gage spokes and aluminum spoke nipples.  I ran 16x1-3/8 inner tubes to save weight.  First tires were back walls very similar to the ones on the bike now.  It has a Pro Neck, Race Inc. aluminum bars, fluted seat post.  The frame had a small bb and that why my father bought the bike.  He had light crank sets with a lot of sprockets lying around.   We chose to run with the SR Custom 3 that is on the bike now.
The Red Line Fork has the chrome end caps and cut out drop.  I believe that it was one of the first forks marketed nationwide.  The Brake lever is one of the first Shimano DX levers.  It was adjustable long or short throw.  It pushed the housing instead of pulling the cable.  I had many wonderful memories come flooding back as I put this thing back together.   


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#2 2007-04-10 1:13am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Nice ride, first i've seen


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#3 2007-08-02 11:09pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

I've Never seen one either but i like it alot......The frame has got a real sleek look about it!!!


Build it, ride it all over the place and repeat. ; )

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#4 2007-08-13 2:01pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

nice bike and rare,try to get more infos about this company in arizona.
try to restore the pint on the rust ,nice sticker condition the fork looks a littelbit long for this frame smile

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#5 2007-08-13 2:06pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

is it a vector ???


WANTED :   FRED Z Chrome 24" Bars,, DK 1st Gen Clamp,Cyclecraft 24" Frame & forks ,

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#6 2008-01-12 3:51am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

I don't care what it is. I love this bike!!!  I love 70's bmx and this is a real OS bmx bike (IMO)

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#7 2008-05-09 2:13pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Wes, I'm not sure but I think I have some Mark I numbers for a number plate. I'll check but I think I have 5 or 6 different ones. Look me up when you get a free moment. It's been awhile my friend and to think you only live down the street. Seeya!


I get this question often so here it is to save everyone time. I do not have any Mongoose DMC decals left. I was lucky enough to find a small bunch of NOS decal sets in an old bike shop that no longer exists and I have since sold them all. Sorry. I wish you all the best of luck with your DMC builds.

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#8 2008-06-01 7:36pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Yes I should be down the street.  I do not think you have stoped by to see the old stuff.  I am bit lost on the numbers.  Mark 1 Numbers - I think they would be for a vector-
But who Knows-
-Wcc

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#9 2008-06-23 8:34pm

mhedrick420
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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Hello, new to bmxmuseum. saw your Mark-1. I live in Phx. Az. I owned one of these from around 1977-1981. mine was yellow with yellow mark-1 forks. cant remember components. was stolen so who knows what happened to it. Just wanted to let you know. at least 1 more in Phx. somewhere.

Tanks for the memories, This was my first real bmx bike. Dad bought it for me at the old bike shop on 35th ave and Encanto. I think he paid $50.00 for it.


Gate drops ,  Dirt fies , and I crash!!!   Can't wait till next week.

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#10 2008-07-09 8:43pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Thats cool.  Did you see the guy post photos of the Team with uniforms and everything..

I am now 42 and I'm starting to think about selling my collection.  I would like to have a place to display them.  Or send them to the real museum.   I have a some rare machines.  And a set of Grafite Campy Tuffs that will go for Big Bucks...

Anyway if I deside to sell lt I will let you know.  I have a set of Powerlite Forks that work well on the Mark but the RedLine forks were the first forks I had on the Mark.

Anyway I'm glad to hear from someone that rode a Mark 1.

Later-


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#11 2011-04-01 7:24pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

That is one spectacularly cool ride.


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#12 2011-06-08 5:23pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Thats history rite there.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
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#13 2011-06-08 6:09pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

wow that's a super cool bike.  smile


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#14 2013-09-27 5:18am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Just looked this up after seeing another one in the For Sale section. An old school classic!!!

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#15 2014-02-18 2:33pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

There is a beautiful Mark I on eBay right now. Never seen one on the market before. But IMO these bikes had the early 80s awesome BMX look way before they were a thought.


Always interested in 80s models Robinsons and ELFs. I will always make an offer. I collect square corner DK stems. So PM if you have some to get rid of OR if you need one for your build. I have ALL colors.

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#16 2014-11-02 3:15pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Just had to post to say...this bike is so freakin' cool!


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#17 2014-11-07 3:25am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Bad Ass!  smile


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#18 2015-04-18 6:29pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Thanks for posting up your Mark 1 and cool to hear how you an your dad built it up. I picked one up late last year. These bikes had some great geometry.

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#19 2015-08-18 11:48am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

I actually dig this bike a lot!

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#20 2016-04-10 7:02pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

kcbmx wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com//image/mark_12_31107_002_sm.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/mark_11_31107_003_sm.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/mark_15_31107_001_copy1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/mark_14_31107_005_sm.jpg

1977 Mark 1

Mark 1 Temple AZ.

This is the only one Mark 1 I have ever seen.  If you look really close it has a lot of features that was ahead of it time.  I raced this bike in 1977 to April 79.  I plan to find a couple of things that still need to be changed to get it back to how I raced it.
It has Shimano Fee Hubs.  Araya 7a Rims.  They were very light but not super strong.  I built the rims with 60-80 gage spokes and aluminum spoke nipples.  I ran 16x1-3/8 inner tubes to save weight.  First tires were back walls very similar to the ones on the bike now.  It has a Pro Neck, Race Inc. aluminum bars, fluted seat post.  The frame had a small bb and that why my father bought the bike.  He had light crank sets with a lot of sprockets lying around.   We chose to run with the SR Custom 3 that is on the bike now.
The Red Line Fork has the chrome end caps and cut out drop.  I believe that it was one of the first forks marketed nationwide.  The Brake lever is one of the first Shimano DX levers.  It was adjustable long or short throw.  It pushed the housing instead of pulling the cable.  I had many wonderful memories come flooding back as I put this thing back together.   


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif

Just cool


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A Redline, the fastest way between two points.

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#21 2016-06-02 11:50pm

bdavis
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Re: 1977 Mark 1

I'm glad you kept your old steed, I enjoyed your history of the bike and yourself.

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#22 2018-08-15 8:58pm

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

Great bike

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#23 2019-07-10 6:41pm

radchad
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Re: 1977 Mark 1

What size is that gear ?


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#24 2019-10-07 10:27am

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Re: 1977 Mark 1

wow, look at that gearing. Awesome bike

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