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#1 2007-12-19 12:56pm

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2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

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2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26 

Super Custom Prototype

Here is the info I got from Greg, (THIS IS NOT MY BIKE)
Hi Gary,
            Thanks a lot! I’d be flattered to have my bike in your museum!
            I recently had the bike shot in the studio. I will be receiving those pics this Friday. Let me send you a bunch of original photos you can resize for your site.

You know, I recently found the BMX Museum too! You have a great site that is a wealth of information that brings back many memories for me. I raced BMX from the late 70’s and free styled until 84’.
JMCs and GTs were my rides; I never had a Skyway TA although I wanted one!   


The cream bike was designed & built entirely by me as an experiment and to have fun building my own frame and fork. After building my 24” Tonic Fall Guy last year, this was my attempt at designing a 26” bike specifically for park and street riding. I wanted the bike be a mix of old school styling and modern technology. The way Jim Melton might build a bike today. 
 
Here's a list of the details of my 26" Bike:
*   Hidden seat post clamping system in the top tube
*   Internal brake hose routing with Hope hydraulic disc brake caliper tucked neatly out of harms way
*   Threaded rear drop-outs that accept custom threaded pegs.
*   Integrated headset with custom made top bearing cap that doubles as a stem spacer.
*   Modified Profile HIP stem to use a flush top cap that adjusts from uner the fork crown.
*  Custom made fork featuring streamline tubing. The custom dropouts for retaining the 20mm thru-axle have a JMC flavor only in a 3D design, smooth crown to head tube interface for a clean look.
*  Custom leather and suede McNeil seat with custom made chrome seat trim rail and nose cap.
*  Polished / Grained Atomlab stainless steel handlebars
Darn-near custom parts that are worthy of honorable mention: *  Twenty6 Products Foe6 pedals. Works of art made by Tyler Jarosz. www.twenty6products.com
*  Industry Nine wheelset www.industrynine.net
 
   I  have more streamline tubing. I am planning on making some 20” & 24” retro style forks just like the old JMCs. I have made the dies and am in the process of fine tuning the forming procedure. This is a winter project. My fabrication business (www.gregmelms.com) keeps me plenty busy!
 
Landon and I have become friends even though we are halfway across the country.  I found him and the Tonic Fall Guy frame when I was looking to get back into riding after 23 years. Of course I had to modify my Fall Guy frame too. I’ll send you some pics of that bike as well.
 
My apologies for the long winded response.
 
 
 
Thanks again,
Greg Melms



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#2 2007-12-19 1:01pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

OK,
So I really think this one qualifies as a bmx bike. dont you?
Single speed, aero forks, so it has 26" wheels and disc brakes, so waht?
Super neat bike!! more pics soon!


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#3 2007-12-19 1:32pm

armand71
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Holy Chromoly batman that's an unbelievably nice bike!!!! I am drooling all over myself now..thanks.

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#4 2007-12-20 6:17pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

got to have one, any chance on building one for me!!!


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#5 2007-12-21 11:16am

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

forks are wicked, love the colors too


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#6 2007-12-26 4:34am

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Thats one Killer Bike! It quallifies in my oppinion.

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#7 2008-04-06 5:52pm

Fitzy1142
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

greg you truely have created one of the coolest/impressive rides i ever seen. mucho props

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#8 2008-05-11 4:50pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Where can I get one of these? I want one bad!

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#9 2008-12-18 8:51pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

I was lucky enough to be able to sit on and ride this bike in Cleveland last winter. Pictures truly do not do it justice at all. Every aspect of this bike is a complete work of art.

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#10 2009-08-29 8:55pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

I am absolutely blown away!  What an incredibly skilled artist - your bicycles and the rest of your portfolio.


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#11 2010-05-04 6:54am

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

what an inspiration! if i had a fraction of yer skill (and tools) maybe i could hang out? lol lol
     one word !!Genius!!


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#12 2011-01-04 10:22pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

You sir should be the industry leader in innovation and design smile

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#13 2011-09-30 4:14pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

so sick!  Love the integrated bolts in the dropouts!

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#14 2014-10-01 10:29pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Here's an old spy photo of a Melms proto 24" bmx.  Look how short the chainstays are!

http://www.tonicfab.com/uploaded_images/24-011-793196.jpg


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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#15 2014-11-25 6:57pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Shes a beaut Clark!!!!!!

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#16 2015-07-04 12:49am

version7075
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Unbelievable !
       Incredible !
              An absolute masterpiece !

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#17 2015-07-06 10:01pm

tripl3cr0wn
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

impressive to say the least. great ride!

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#18 2015-07-22 7:02pm

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Wow, incredible. That's why i love the homepage cause you stumble across things you've never never seen before.


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#19 2015-09-04 10:32am

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Oh Man, what a work of art, I feel a NEED coming on, just absolute beauty in engineering, every little detail............

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#20 2015-11-09 1:15pm

cmc
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Companies should be hiring this guy.  cool   I'm talking to you, GT, Haro, and SE.


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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#21 2016-12-01 11:52am

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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

I fkn love this!!!!!!!!!!


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#22 2018-09-20 12:18pm

DutchRipper
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Re: 2007 GM Designs Greg Melms TL26

Aulton wrote:

Wow, incredible. That's why i love the homepage cause you stumble across things you've never never seen before.

X2!!

Jawdropping bike!


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