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1978 Webco Inc.

#1 2009-03-19 1:14pm

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1978 Webco Inc.

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1978 Webco Inc.

This is my dirty little Webco...

I really enjoyed putting this together. It was time to finally get to my Webcos and try to finish them up. The Webco forks were stripped raw for re-plating but I liked them so much stripped, I just oiled them and left them bare. What else? The grips are clear Preston Petty's which are quite rare these days, Ashtabula stem and crank, vintage Mesinger "Dragon" saddle in white, black Tuffs, black KKT Rat Traps and my favorite old school sprocket, the Schwinn "Lucky 7". Webcos are pretty cool old bikes IMO especially as they were one of the first true racing frames made in the US for BMX. Most are very hard to accurately pinpoint the exact year of manufacture in my experience. Webco serial numbers don't really mean much at all it seems either. This frame may even be a '79, but as far as I know this appears to be most likely a '78. This bike rides well and feels very sturdy especially with the square tube Webco forks. It fits right between a short and long Mongoose in size. It's always fun to ride around on a classic 30 year old Webco!


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#2 2009-03-19 4:06pm

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Well done! They RULE!cool


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#3 2009-03-20 8:12am

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Thank you G-Flash! Coming from the Webco master himself, that is a high honor! I agree, Webcos rule the Pedal Cross! tongue


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#4 2009-03-20 2:47pm

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Im working out a deal for a NOS Webco frame right now. I hope it turns out as nice as yours.

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#5 2009-03-20 3:22pm

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Man thats very nice, thats what I am looking for right now. Very nice build

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#6 2009-03-20 6:21pm

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Thanks guys for the nice comments, I appreciate that. smile TheBean, I can't believe you have a line on an NOS Webco! That's awesome! Never heard of anyone having an NOS one before... Good on you bro! cool


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#7 2009-03-25 12:13am

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Sweet Webco, Pete! Those square forks are classic! I'm curious to know what other treasures you've got stuffed away. big_smile


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#8 2009-09-03 4:56pm

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Webco rules!

Last edited by unlucky (2009-10-31 10:46pm)

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#9 2009-09-03 5:01pm

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looks great , never seen a white messenger ......crazy rare


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#10 2009-09-04 5:46am

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That's a great looking build..Coaster tuffs, messanger seat.....cool


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#11 2010-04-17 9:59pm

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sweet webco,   I like the old tange fork  i have the same one.


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#12 2010-10-11 6:00pm

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Old School smile


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#13 2011-05-21 3:31am

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Great choice of parts
That seat is so cool
I have only ever seen them in black


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#14 2012-12-13 7:57pm

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Thanks guys! smile Yeah, it's quite rare to find a Mesinger like this one in white.


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#15 2013-02-22 12:00am

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Seems like the 70's bikes are dying off in interest/popularity... Especially the early and mid 70's bikes... Oh well, I'm bumpin' to keep them thumpin'!!! Haha! wink


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#16 2013-05-31 7:19pm

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sick big_smile

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#17 2014-01-24 10:09am

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BUMP!big_smile


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#18 2014-01-24 10:34am

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Is the brake bridge drilled on the frame?


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