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1982 Open Road

#1 2007-10-09 10:47am

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1982 Open Road

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1982 Open Road

Montgomery Ward

My wife's childhood bike

Open Road distributed by Montgomery Ward. Stored in the garage for a couple decades before I cleaned it up. It features Lester mags. I don't know the exact year. My lady had style bitd.


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#2 2007-10-10 9:15pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

One of my buddies growing up had one of these.........was stolen two months after he got it.  :(


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#3 2007-10-11 7:37am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Sweet.

Replace the red w/Yellow, then it would look like my first BMX.


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#4 2007-10-20 10:26am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

my dad had one like that.

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#5 2007-10-20 11:32am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Cool as hell, love the mags!!!!!


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#6 2007-11-20 11:19pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

yeah...super cool ride..........i love the mags too...... what style of lester mags are they?? Do they have a name??


Build it & ride.... ; )

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#7 2007-11-21 11:16am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

frizzbat wrote:

yeah...super cool ride..........i love the mags too...... what style of lester mags are they?? Do they have a name??

Not sure about the Lester's.

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#8 2008-05-02 8:50am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

I had this same bike growing up except it was silver. I remember the mag wheels were pretty fragile as I broke off both reflectors the first year I had it. It was a pretty good bike.

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#9 2008-06-01 4:12pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

the mags are alsome

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#10 2009-06-19 6:28pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

I have the same mags and theyre strong as hell, wich surprises me, because theyre made of aluminum.:cool:


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#11 2009-08-12 2:46pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

lol i have 3 of these bikes

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#12 2009-08-12 10:42pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

nogod wrote:

lol i have 3 of these bikes

Post pics of them.......let see them! ;)


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#13 2010-01-24 8:57pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

i just came across an open road at a thrift store. Its totally stock with pads and everything. The tubes even hold air!


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#14 2010-01-28 8:48pm

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I found a '81 sitting by a trash dumpster everything but chain guard i don`t know what I`m going to with it yet.It silver w/ yellow lesters

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#15 2010-02-22 6:39pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

I had a bike similar to this one.  It was my first bmx bike.  I got it for Christmas in 1981!  Mine didn't come with mag wheels, but it did have a very, cool paint job (black/orange fade).  I can still remember riding it around with my cousins who also got bikes for Christmas that year.  We were going on and on about how this was the BEST Christmas ever!!  A few years later, I decided I wanted a chrome bike so my dad spray-painted it silver. I also added a mag rear wheel that I bought for $5 bucks from a neighbor kid and some cobra grips.  I still remember learning how to take the coaster brakes off and make it a free wheel.  The only thing is, I never bothered to put handbrakes on it.  Oh well, who needs brakes?

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#16 2010-03-10 10:27am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

I have a frame and fork that I could sell someone if they want it. It's in great shape.

Check towards the bottom of this link for pix:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=200191

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#17 2010-07-26 2:12pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

wish i was old enough to have one of these wih the awesome wheels but ill just stik wiv the now


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#18 2011-01-06 5:23pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Nice bike love the Mags!  Those look great on that bike.

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#19 2011-04-29 8:01am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Cool Ride love the mags, definitely stylish!!!

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#20 2011-10-04 5:49pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

This was one of my first BMX bikes.  At first I had a silver Open Road with red lesters, but if I remember correctly they looked more like a metal version of ACS mags.  Someone cut the lock off and stole that one.  So with the insurance money, my parents bought me this black one with these cool looking lesters.  I thought it was awesome, cuz the round hole in the gusset made it look like a mongoose.  That one got stolen as well :(
Here's a pic of me on the black one, it was identical to yours.  I'm the hippy child on the left side of the pic :lol:
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/scan0001.jpg


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#21 2011-10-22 6:52am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

quick2, great picture. I don't think my wife ever did any wheelies on hers.

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#22 2012-08-07 10:43am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

That bike is bad to the bone! :cool: Thanks for sharing. :)


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#23 2014-04-26 9:53pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Man, I used to love looking at the Open Road line in the Montgomery Ward catalog.  Cool bike!


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#24 2016-01-08 6:25pm

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Is it worth anything as a whole? Rims separate worth anything?

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#25 2018-11-18 10:25am

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Re: 1982 Open Road

Hey, an Open Road made by Columbia :)


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