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#1 2007-12-10 9:29am

FRESSTYLE FREEK
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1992 Balance

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1992 Balance

only chrome bike model Balance made

bought frame from local swapmet he wanted $5.00 I gave him $2.00 one hell of a score. cleand rust off then started to build I know it's a race frame but I went with a flatland build glad I did grate geometry for flatland.the forks are 98 specialized heme forks thay where the only 1" inch forks I hade laying oround when I stared build. stem gt meat malet. bar was told thay are KORE but not posative all I know is thay have nice welds are beefy and have zero bend no of set straight bars. Levers are dia-compe tech 77 new style no locking buton. grips ODI ruffian lock on.GT bar end grip savers. Cranks ODSSYES excaliber 1pc. pedels SHIMANO PD MX platform. sprocket GRAVE YARD 30 tooth. brakes ACS BOA with KOOL-STOP EGALE brake pads best brake setup I ever had.the wheels are pergrine HP48 with coster brake freewheel 11 tooth.tires PRIMO v monster 20x2.10. seat clamp GT dool bolt oldschool. seatpost GT laid back midschool. seat GT freestyle late midschool. the pegs are PRIMO tub stakes.the GYRO is secunt gen ODSSYES 2. it has becum one of my faveret FLATLAND bikes hope you like it I do.


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#2 2007-12-21 10:53am

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Re: 1992 Balance

really nice bike, love the chrome!


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#3 2007-12-21 11:58am

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Re: 1992 Balance

thanks for a used frame it turnd out ok after a lot of stell wool an windex.

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#4 2007-12-21 1:00pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

I just got one of these....really like what you did to yours. Pics of mine coming soon.


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#5 2007-12-21 1:06pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

cool would love to see more of them built up. really like these frames.


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#6 2007-12-21 2:27pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

those are newer than 1987. I remember them in 92-93. copy of the 91-92 masters. I almost bought one from a local shop but found a master in Alberta.


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#7 2007-12-21 2:31pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

I was told by 1990 thay discuntinued that model and where only making full aluminum race frames. but would love more info if some one has it.

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#8 2007-12-24 10:42pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

I believe Balance started in the early 90's. I bought a Balance MTB in 92-93 and they wer just a new company.


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#9 2007-12-24 11:07pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

first thay did bmx. then thay moved on to mountian bikes. just like morales started with freestyle bikes then sold the dezine to GT and it became DYNO. an morales whent to build mountian bikes. same type of deal. at least thats what I read on a web site but not sher how he got his info.


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#10 2007-12-27 6:15am

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Re: 1992 Balance

here's mine....

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#11 2007-12-27 7:51am

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Re: 1992 Balance

Didn't Mike King (late 80s / early 90's HARO Racer guy) start the Balance company???

  I kind of remember that from back in the day.... maybe in like 92 or something.


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#12 2007-12-27 11:36am

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Re: 1992 Balance

OK! did some searching and I believe 93 was the first year for Balance.
Mike King and Harry Leary were on the team in 93. harry was in product development also.
I remember 93 as the first time I saw Balance in a bike shop here. I bought a Full Chromo MTB and rode it for about 6yrs. The Shop here only Carried the MTB line. But they did bring in those Master copy's as they were a low end bike that sold for about $200 up here in Canada.
They sold lots of them, but haven't seen any around here lately.
I'm gonna check out my issues of plus from 92 and see if there was any balance stuff i them.


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#13 2007-12-27 12:02pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

bikerman, I smell what your sprayin', it looks awfully similar, the only noticeable difference is the dropouts are completely goofy. Any luck on the back issues???
check out gavs Balance frame too.


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#14 2007-12-27 12:13pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

another small update on Balance.
this is by using my collection of BMX plus.
nothing in 92 and by 97 they were gone.
John Purse and Matt Haden were Factory Pro's. By 97 Purse was on Redline and Haden was on Torker.
Purse was thier longst pro from 93-96 when he won NBL #1
I know he was on redline when the world were here in 97.

I'll see what else i can find out.

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#15 2007-12-27 12:32pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Ahhh - I knew it was mike king.

glad I'm not that senile these days !
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#16 2007-12-27 12:56pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Chromey1
Mike kind didn't start balance. Some big corperation was behind Balance.
I know I have a Brochure her from when i bught my MTB. I'll have a look.


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#17 2009-02-08 1:22pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

damn lucky, what a catch!


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#18 2009-07-02 8:08am

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Re: 1992 Balance

cool bike, I love the oddball companies


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#19 2010-03-19 7:54pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Anyone know what brakes were used on the 92 Balance? Seat? Stem?Rims?

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#20 2010-03-19 8:17pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

it hade a cheap  as in low cost nock off of a primo stem. came with front and rear MX dia-compe copes ,generic  staigt post, a dominator seat but that was for the one like mine. the alloy BMX race models had way nicer parts!


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#21 2010-03-19 9:29pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Mine has a serial number starting with M92O#######. She came with a layback. I thin seat clamp that resembles a tuff neck brand like my 91 Haro MAster. Im in love with her. Based on the information I have found, she is a full 4130 frame and fork combo. IM DEBATING ON WHAT TO BUILD!!!

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#22 2010-03-19 9:53pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Please "PM" me if you have parts for this bike. I would like to restore.

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#23 2010-03-19 9:58pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

in stock form they where specked with low end parts that broke easy. jus buy the good stuff and ride it like you stold it!tongue I diched / sold off most the stock parts on mine.


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#24 2010-03-19 10:04pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

Dang it!!! If I would have known, I wold have got all those parts from you. Oh well.......big_smile Now I'm going to have to trick the living $hyt out of her. ......I think my GT is getting jelous...

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#25 2011-09-07 11:25pm

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Re: 1992 Balance

i just got one of these off ebay for $50 ,    score!!  great frame i will be building it and i will post picts soon       how many of these were made ?? i heard the number is very low!   i like yours great build !! hit it right on the head!!

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