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So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

#1 2006-10-15 8:40pm

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So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I remember in the late 80's (about 86-92) when I was inot BMX, that Hutch realy wasn't a hot bike to have--Haro, GT, Dyno were from what I remember.  Skyway wasn't that hot either as far as I knew but I was into bmx just for the cool factor, not for riding.

It seems like Huthces are the most expensive.  Why is that?

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#2 2006-10-15 10:15pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Hutch was high end then, and was usually owned by the kids that had it all.  Hutch made some quality items and their prices showed it.  GT, Dyno, Haro and the likes were more affordable and purchased by the masses.  you will see more of the GTs and such, and less of the Hutches and simular bikes/parts, which in turn makes them cost more now.  Also a lot of the collectors that you see today are purchasing the bikes and parts they allways wanted as kids but couldn't afford.  Now that they are making bank they are spending bank on those OS parts and bikes of yesteryear.


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#3 2006-10-16 7:24am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

And don`t get a Hutch with a Huthc decal it ain`t worth it. lol Seen it, couldn`t let it go lol Just joshin` big_smile

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#4 2006-10-16 9:26am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

they were the best of the best, everything hutch made was well thought out and VERY well made, like cannondale mountain bikes,  the parts were expensive and worth it. I was never a HUGE fan of their frames except for looks, gt rode much better imho. and like was stated above most people could not afford them and NOW they can so thats what they want and the current market is showing that.

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#5 2006-10-16 4:42pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I had the impression that Redline, GT, and Haro were the bikes to have. I mean, the Trickstar was kind of like the "Porsche 911 twin turbo," but the Redline RL22 was like the "Ferrari" back when I was in 6th and 7th grade.

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#6 2006-10-16 5:03pm

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There were a ton of gt's and mongooses and a few haros where I grew up but I remember this one dude having a pink hollywood. That was the sh!t. Still is.

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#7 2011-07-19 11:22am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Cuz they are shiny..


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#8 2011-07-19 11:31am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

A lot of people miss 2006 lately.

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#9 2011-07-19 11:33am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

they're not necessarily the best, just the most overpriced.  in every hobby there is always one company that holds this honor.


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#10 2011-07-19 11:36am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Poser's flock to them... smile

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#11 2011-07-19 11:36am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I miss 2006...   sad   lol


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#12 2011-07-19 11:38am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

pjcruiser wrote:

Hutch was high end then, and was usually owned by the kids that had it all.

I had a Hutch Pro racer and I didn't have it all. I saved every cent to buy that thing, saving weekly allowance, birthday cash, covering friend's paper routes when they went on vacation and getting up every Saturday morning to go pick bottles to get even more cash.

A Skyway TA cost more than my Pro racer did at the time. I guess all the kids that had Skyway's had it all too.

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#13 2011-07-19 11:41am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

They are rare, that's why there is 900 of them in the museum alone... lol


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#14 2011-07-19 11:42am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

My bad, 952...


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#15 2011-07-19 11:49am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Oaktown Massive wrote:

they're not necessarily the best, just the most overpriced.  in every hobby there is always one company that holds this honor.

i like that one...


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#16 2011-07-19 11:52am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Roc wrote:

Poser's flock to them... smile

Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

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#17 2011-07-19 11:58am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

just one of those things......it is what it is


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#18 2011-07-19 11:59am

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I did not miss 2006 ... big_smile


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#19 2011-07-19 12:01pm

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#20 2011-07-19 12:03pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Well my thought on it is it has to do with what the bike dealers offered in the area. most dealers in my area, shuch as Albes, had mongoose, gt, haro, kw-hara, schwinn. there were no skyway, cook or hutch dealers around so we took notice to the kids that had those "hard to find bikes", but locally the haro team master or team performer was the caps feather because that was the best we could get locally. It just depended on where you lived what you think was rare, guys from cali i think had it all bitd.


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#21 2011-07-19 12:06pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I've never been a fan of Hutch, they always seemed overpriced for no valid reason to me. When I was a young BMXer early 80s in Victoria BC, the most common bikes were Kuwaharas, Norcos, Raleighs and Diamondbacks, then you'd see the odd GT, Hutch, Skyway, PK Ripper... I think i saw one Vector and thought that was pretty cool.

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#22 2011-07-19 12:42pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

I had 2 different ones BITD. I'll say they are good bikes, but not great. Production ended early on them, and we all know what a turd the TSII is.....
So, to compare them against what was available in '84, yea quite a bike. But by '87, they didn't even matter anymore. Here is a little something to put all that high price nonsense to bed...
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#23 2011-07-19 12:43pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Roc wrote:

Poser's flock to them... smile

^That big_smile

BITD the real freestylers knew they were ugly, easily broken, overpriced pieces of junk - that only rich poser kids had big_smile

That's why they are so rare today lol

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#24 2011-07-19 12:44pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

light weight and durable is why I bought mine years ago...but there are many other bikes of great quality for less cash!


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#25 2011-07-19 12:45pm

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Re: So why are Hutches THE bike to have?

Never owned one, never will .... not saying there good or not just not my cup of tea ....

it all depends on your taste and what you've previously owned .....


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