You are not logged in.

1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

#1 2011-06-23 9:59am

heyyou3619
Intermediate
From: Michigan
Signed up: 2009-04-24
Posts: 428
Bikes: 7
Offline

1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/image6.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/b_copy17.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/e_copy0.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/d_copy9.jpg

1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

I found this f/f & bars on ebay with a low buy it now about 15 minutes after it was posted.   The paint was in rough shape and had faded to the point that everything looked like it had been spray bombed white.  Thankfully the frame was nice and clean with no dents, dings or other damage.  I knew going in that I would have to strip it and get it repainted but never in my life did I think the build would end up costing me about ten times the 'deal' that I got on ebay.  The Competition Freestyler was sold as a complete bike, as opposed to the Pro Freestyler which was sold as a F/F & bar kit.  This is my first, complete, restoration so I tried to keep it as close to a spec as possible.  Obviously the powder isn't OG and it's not quite complete since I don't have the top tube decals, but I am very happy with the way everything turned out.  At one point I considered making it a carpet queen but I decided to ride it some, since I'll get more value out of it.  Most of the parts were bought from museum members but, unfortunately, I didn't keep notes so I can't thank anyone in particular. The rest of the parts were bought on ebay and a few others were picked up @ Albes (many thanks to the them for installing my bearing cups, for free, with no damage to the paint job..that's why they rule!!).
 
F/F - 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler - C4Labs
Bars -  Boss Freestyle - C4Labs
Headset - Tioga Bear Trap II - C4Labs
Levers -  Odyssey RX-3
Stem -  Odyssey 6 bolt with Potts mod
Seat post -  Odyssey lay back - C4Labs
Seat -  Kashimax Handler
Grips -  RE Racing
Gyro - Odyssey 1st Gen - C4Labs
Gyro Cables - Odyssey 1st Gen
Front Brake cable -  Odyssey
Seat post clamp -  Odyssey
Cranks -  Sugino 175
Chain Ring - Sugino - C4Labs
Disc - Sugino - C4Labs
Pedals -  Victor VP - 301
Chain -  KMC
Brakes -  Odyssey
Wheels -  Skyway OE
Freewheel -  Suntour 16T Chrome
Wheel Pegs - Skyway - C4Labs
Fork Pegs - Cycle Pro Spinner
Tires-  Cheng Shin
Valve caps-  Trik Topz
 
Slideshow of (pre-buy) ebay & Museum pics (first seven), plus build pictures:
http://img835.imageshack.us/slideshow/w … 070443.jpg
 
Slideshow as completed:
http://img840.imageshack.us/slideshow/w … 260482.jpg
 
Slideshow of January, 1989 BMX Plus! that I used as my guide for specifications:
http://img850.imageshack.us/slideshow/w … rtestp.jpg
 
 
http://imageshack.us/g/840/p6260482.jpg/


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

Offline

 

#2 2011-06-23 10:56am

Brix
Expert
Signed up: 2010-02-08
Posts: 854
Bikes: 10
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Absolutely stunning. This is one that never got the credit it deserved back in the day. Boss was known more for their racing bikes. Their advertisements in BMX Plus! used to be really small, black and white ads that only took up maybe half a page. I think BMX Plus! did in fact test out one of their freestyle bikes one time, however. Still, a rare bike that I never got to see in person even to this day. You hit a homerun with this beauty. The ladder handlebars are one of my fave designs ever. :cool::cool:

Offline

 

#3 2011-06-23 12:27pm

steve71
Member
From: United Kingdom
Signed up: 2010-11-29
Posts: 92
Bikes: 6
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

real nice gvn me an idea for next build whats the color called :D

Offline

 

#4 2011-06-23 12:53pm

steve71
Member
From: United Kingdom
Signed up: 2010-11-29
Posts: 92
Bikes: 6
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

think iv viewd this 5 times now have to agree with brix stunning, anyone can color a bike but it all comes down to style an frame shape to make it work and people dont always look into that side of custom bikes
great job really is a nice bike

Offline

 

#5 2011-06-23 1:48pm

daygogt96
Pro Member
From: San Diego, CA
Signed up: 2008-05-15
Posts: 4306
Bikes: 16
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Nice work, I've always wanted a Boss Freestyler, :D


"How much could you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"
- Tyler Durden

[img]http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/orjr101/bw-sanD-faction.gif[/img]

Offline

 

#6 2011-06-23 4:17pm

80s_baby
Chromosexual
From: Mid-West
Signed up: 2008-09-18
Posts: 1553
Bikes: 11
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

you should be very proud of the work you have done.  Great bike and documented restoration.  I love the color


We're Not The Mafia, We K€€p Our Receipts .....

Offline

 

#7 2011-06-23 6:49pm

Bling! Bling!
20% cooler
From: Lake Mary, Florida
Signed up: 2010-06-30
Posts: 1026
Bikes: 16
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Excellent work, glad it was restored,
I like survivors, but restored to OEM specs is my favorite kind.


You don't HAVE to build every frame and fork you own... right?

Offline

 

#8 2011-06-23 9:49pm

heyyou3619
Intermediate
From: Michigan
Signed up: 2009-04-24
Posts: 428
Bikes: 7
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Thanks guys, I'm glad to see that I am not the only one that likes and appreciates how it turned out.

Steve71, I am not sure what the paint color was actually called.  The intent was to try and match what was left on the forks but it didn't quite end up that way.  I know that radberry came up during a call, before it was painted, but I seem to remember Chip saying he didn't think that it was a match.  Couldn't really tell you if that's what he went with or not.....maybe I'll try to get a hold of him at some point and let you know.

Offline

 

#9 2011-06-23 10:38pm

GTOne
Museum Addict
From: San Diego, CA
Signed up: 2009-04-23
Posts: 1061
Bikes: 9
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Love these BOSS freestyler's!! Great job on the restoration. It came out SICK! good to hear you didnt make it a carpet queen!! :D

Offline

 

#10 2011-06-23 11:03pm

Southern CrossUp
Member
From: Melbourne, Australia
Signed up: 2008-10-15
Posts: 52
Bikes: 9
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Crackin resto mate, really dig this bike. :cool:

Will be changing the tires out shortly on mine and getting out and about on it, been sitting idle for far to long now. Have sorted a spare decal set, so i can always restore later down the track if need be.

Offline

 

#11 2011-06-24 9:28am

Stoner71
BMXer 4 Life
From: Armpit of California
Signed up: 2010-12-11
Posts: 4188
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!! Love it!


Ummmmm..........Yeah.

Offline

 

#12 2011-06-24 1:42pm

harg
Pro Member
From: Greensburg, PA
Signed up: 2010-09-07
Posts: 744
Bikes: 4
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Very cool! Makes me want to get my Pro together...
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq81/JohnnyHalo/DSC_0267.jpg


And, that is a taffy pulling contest at St. Peter's...

Offline

 

#13 2011-10-19 10:08am

jokerman13922
No Pedals 4 U Tough Guy!
From: 28T Dirty Detroit
Signed up: 2009-08-30
Posts: 13823
Bikes: 28
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

saw this baby in person, its SWEET!!!


AHOLE LIST:----> KING AHOLE BRADDLPHNS, KING MINION TXBONER AND HIS QUEEN MINION BIRD AND LITTLE MINIONS, X33D801969z28,ICEMAN, PERRONT AND FRESH (AGAIN)! DYNOBMX, MY STEPSON LIL BMXER, NEW MEMBER GTbikesIlikes, robk131313!   except Kurt-rad, and Roy Munson, And itsdug

Offline

 

#14 2013-04-12 1:16am

Lazybones
Member
From: California
Signed up: 2013-03-19
Posts: 73
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Nice job!

Offline

 

#15 2013-09-15 12:19pm

Retroblue
Museum Newbie
From: Cali
Signed up: 2013-09-15
Posts: 5
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

I have this same bike! After looking at it, i even replaced my old seat with the same one this bike has. i think my crank set might be different i cant remember, I'll have to go take a look when I get home. I've been tinkering with the idea of restoring mine. New paint, mags and hand grips would need to be the most of it. But can i ask if you had replaced the stickers? All my stickers are still on but are faded with the paint. Not from sitting around but from being used so much in my teen years. All i can say about this bike was it lasted years! with only normal maintenance. I never used to for freestyle tricks just my normal riding around. I ended up replacing this bike with a 2000 Diamond Back Fester. Only reason I replaced it was because the BMX already looked like it was super old and I was scared the mags might fail while riding.  I imagine they become brittle with age??? BMX has slight scratches where the metal things on the cable touched the handle bars and the frame.  Also some slight scratches here and there, but i was very sensitive with this bike so any scratches that happened were prob not on purpose.

I even had a guy try to purchase this bike from me I'd say 14years ago, he said he knew the guy that had designed it. I was a kid, i was like no way dude this is my bike.

Offline

 

#16 2013-10-16 10:44am

80sBmxAddict
Pro Member"IT'S CASUAL"
From: Lincoln Square
Signed up: 2011-11-28
Posts: 1927
Bikes: 1
Offline

Re: 1987 Boss Competition Freestyler

Awesome bike!  A damn great job on the build!


"VISA, MESTERCHARGE...I GOT VISA!"
'The Wild Life'-1984

WANTED... - Anodized Blue Dia Compe 880 Front
WANTED... - Anodized Blue Anlun AL-501S Stem with or without Hollow bolt
WANTED... - Diamond Back Woody Bars
WANTED... - Haro Group 1 crank Spindle and Bottom Bracket & Group 1 Stem hollow bolt WEDGE &/ OGK Rear mag (Hutch style)
WANTED... - White Tioga Chainring Bolts - FINALLY FOUND, TOOK 4 YEARS!

Offline

 

Board footer