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1985 Studd Expert

#1 2010-08-22 7:59pm

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1985 Studd Expert

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1985 Studd Expert

One of 2 pre production Expert (18 1/2" TT) models.  The other went to Frank Amadio. 

One would have to check with Frank himself if he even remembers, or even Bill Green, but I am fairly certain that this frame is the only one with a machined headtube. I know that the production models never had this, and I suspect that this was something Cyclecraft who made the framesets had lying around. Some cool parts to point out are the Trog pedal cages, the STUDD quick change sprocket, the first gen CRIT Plate with stainless screws, and the CRIT 4U2BU padset.  The STUDD adjustable stem was sadly discarded and subsequently lost after a washer failure in the early 90's and replaced with a DK.

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#2 2010-08-24 1:20pm

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

sweet. didnt know they made frame sets. perhaps you could trrrrrrrrack down a studd stem for it...


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#3 2010-08-24 1:31pm

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

very cool! cool

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#4 2012-08-14 9:29am

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

I like this. What is the history on these?

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#5 2012-08-15 9:01pm

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

bwnharo wrote:

I like this. What is the history on these?

Studd was the last team Tim Judge rode for and the first team John Purse rode for.  It was started by Bill Green, who ran The Place For Wheels, a bike shop in Miami that had the NBL national #1 bike shop team 3 times in the 80's.  Bill Green himself was a multiple National #1 plate winner in the old man's cruiser class.  He came up with a quick change sprocket that was slotted and fit on studs bolted onto a chainring, hence the name. 

Aside from the sprocket, they also made adjustable reach stems and framesets.  They were one of the first to make long top tube pro frames for the big boys.  They also made aluminum and Ti frames for the little guys.  The aluminum frames had reliability issues unfortunately, and the company was started right at the beginning of the dark ages of BMX and didn't survive. 

They were really ahead of their time.  And I feel blessed to have been a part of this history.

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#6 2012-08-18 6:05am

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Outrunm wrote:

bwnharo wrote:

I like this. What is the history on these?

Studd was the last team Tim Judge rode for and the first team John Purse rode for.  It was started by Bill Green, who ran The Place For Wheels, a bike shop in Miami that had the NBL national #1 bike shop team 3 times in the 80's.  Bill Green himself was a multiple National #1 plate winner in the old man's cruiser class.  He came up with a quick change sprocket that was slotted and fit on studs bolted onto a chainring, hence the name. 

Aside from the sprocket, they also made adjustable reach stems and framesets.  They were one of the first to make long top tube pro frames for the big boys.  They also made aluminum and Ti frames for the little guys.  The aluminum frames had reliability issues unfortunately, and the company was started right at the beginning of the dark ages of BMX and didn't survive. 

They were really ahead of their time.  And I feel blessed to have been a part of this history.

Very cool, thanks!

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#7 2013-03-07 10:22am

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

Cool info.  Looks like a high-end racer from BITD.  Very interesting chain ring idea.


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#8 2014-09-06 4:08am

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Just stumbled on this and love it! A great piece of old school history and an instant fave! Very cool


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#9 2014-10-22 7:52am

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

Sweet bike...love the paint job...cool that you live in the Tampa area also.  I'm in Clearwater.


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#10 2018-01-05 8:32pm

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Re: 1985 Studd Expert

I just had someone reach out to me with this Studd Factor 1 in red for sale. They are getting me more pictures and say they have more parts. We will see. Do you know anything about this one?

Thanks,

Steve

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