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#1 2012-04-27 2:31pm

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Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Post anything you have on Mike. CW, Hutch, Torker. If you have a Hollywood series bike, Lets see it. Trying to gather as much info as possible.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/hollywood.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/MikeMiranda.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/1mira.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Hollywoodttback.jpg

HUTCH HOLLYWOOD SERIES FRAME AND FORK

Suggested retail:                                                                                   $ 169.95

Frame weight:                                                                                     3 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces
Fork weight:                                                                                        1 pound, 11 ounces
Top tube O.D.:                                                                                    1 inch
Down tube O.D.:                                                                                  1 3/8 inches
Fork leg O.D.:                                                                                     1 inch
Steering head:                                                                                    73°
Seat tube angle:                                                                                 73°
Fork rake:                                                                                          1 1/8 inches
Bottom bracket height:                                                                        11 1/4 inches
Rear section length                                                                             14 1/4 inches with 36 5/16 inch wheelbase
Wheelbase:                                                                                35 5/8 inches to 36 11/16 inches         
                                                                                             
Finishes available:                                                                              Violet,pink,and baby blue
 
HOLLYWOOD (1985 model)
Serial number in the inside of the left dropout, "drilled" vent holes only in the loop, nice Western style letters in the brake bridge, TT length 19 1/2", TT O.D. 1", DT O.D. 1 3/8". The chainstays are welded a little lower on the seattube then the TT.
Later Hollywoods were Pro Racer frames in Hollywood colors.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/HutchUSHollywoodID.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/HutchUSHollywoodIDframe.jpg

   
BMX Action, April 1985 Interview

BMXA: « Okay, Mike, why'd you swith from Torker to Hutch? »
Mike: « To be brutally honest, Steve Johnson (owner of Torker) and I didn't get along. When Mike McLaughlin was team manager, everything was hunky-dory. He was easy to work with and gave us room to breathe, but he still kept us motivated and made us ride and practice. »
« Everyone, including Steve, knew that at the end of the year I was going to leave Torker. I had already talked to Hutch, Red Line, and CW, and told them that at the end of the year I'd be available. »
« After the NBL Grands, Steve called me in his office and said, 'I don't think you're part of the team and we don't need eachother.' He agreed to release me from the contract. »
« After I left, I didn't tell anyone that I was off the team for a week. I just relaxed, rode my bike, and had a good time. I just decided that I wanted a little time by myself. »
« Then I called Hutch and Red Line, and I worked out a deal with Hutch. He made me the best deal, and I'm not just talking about money. He had more to offer. »
BMXA: « What's like riding for Hutch? »
Mike: « Awesome. The guys treats me like a son. I think he treats everyone on the team like a son. Well, 'cept the girls. » (laughter)
« Hutch treats me like I should be treated. He gives me the respect I deserve, and he treats me like a professional. I really feel like a professional now, and I'm acting like a professional. I'm working out, trying hard, and have a good mental attitude. He also wants to help me out a little more by having me go to a sports psychologist to help me reach my goals and stuff like that. Sheesh, this sounds like a DIANETICS commercial. » (Laughter)
BMXA: « What are you going to get out of that? »
Mike: « I'm not sure at all. Can't hurt to try. It was Hutch's suggestion. I don't think it'll work. You've got to have a brain, don't you? » (Laughter)
BMXA: « Your legs are lookin' burly. How did you build 'em up? »
Mike: « I bulked 'em up by riding my 10-speed a lot. Then--hey,you guys, quit it. (Mike's nephew and his friends are shooting spitwads at eachother.) I'm king of the spitwads, so you guys had better quit messing around. »
« I'm workin' out hard. I want to do good. I don't like when people say, 'Aw, Miranda's hot and cold.' Hey, what do you want? Everyone's like that. No one dominated this year. I won the big ones so I'm happy. I think I performed well, and I did good for Torker. Right now I feel great. I feel confident. »
« I've been on the Hutch team for about two months, and I have my own bike named after me--which I've never had and I've always wanted. I have a lot of freedom. I have an American Express Card. (Whistles) Sorry, Hutch. » (Laughter)
BMXA: « That's for race expenses and things like that, right? »
Mike: « It's supposed to be. I only use it for things that have to do with racing, like if I need new socks to race in, or if I need a new sweater for after the race. Naw, I use it to get gas to go and pick up Brit (Audeoud, who's now back on Hutch!). I used it when I took him to breakfast this morning, and I use it when I have to drive all the way down to JT. Stuff like that. »
BMXA: « How's the bike working for you? Have you adjusted to it yet? »
Mike: « Yeah, mostle. It's taken a while. One of the biggest differences is the Hutch is two and a half pounds lighter than the Torker. It feels like a difference of 200 pounds. The Hutch is easier to ride. It's comfortable, and I feel like I don't make as many mistakes on it as I did on my Torker. »
« I had to put in a lot of hard riding to get on the Torker and be able to ride it right. On that bike you have to ride up in the middle. You can't lean back. On the Hutch, you HAVE to lean back. It's just the way the bike is. You ride father back. That's the way I prefer to ride, but it's still gonna take me a little bit longer to readjust. »
BMXA: « How does it work with you and Timmy Judge being team-mates and both being full-time comedians? »
Mike: « It's great 'cause we never really go against each other. We complement each other. He says something about my mom, and I talk about his grandma. (Laughter)
It's REAL great when we hang up on everyone else. »
« Timmy is like part of Hutch's family. He might get docked at the end of the month for doin' something wrong, but he'll never get ousted off the team. »
BMXA: « He gives Hutch a lot of lip,huh? »
Mike: « A LOT of lip. Timmy doesn't cut Hutch no slack. 'Cept for when you KNOW Hutch is mad. He don't say nothin', and me and Timmy try to make him laugh. »
« Usually, he'll give us that hard cold stare, and we'll say, 'Aw, Hutch, come on. Dude, whoa!' (Making faces) He'll look at us and just break up. 'Aw, you guys.' We can usually make him bust up. When he doesn't laugh, that's when you go to your room, turn on the TV, and think about it. »
BMXA: « How much moolah did you make last year? »
Mike: « Enough for me, my girlfriend, and my mom and dad. I live comfortably. Compared to what I had when I was growing up, I make a LOT. I know I'll make a LOT, LOT more this year. »
BMXA: « Do you have any plans for the money? »
Mike: « First I'm gonna get a fishing boat, and then a house. I love fishing--it's relaxing. »
BMXA: « Where do you go? »
Mike: « Little ponds I know. Catch some big whoppers,man. I eat 'em, too. Yeah, smell. » (Breathes on Gibey) (Laughter)
BMXA: « Where do you go, Fairmont Park? » (That's the local lake in Rverside, California.)
Mike: « No way. You ain't gonna catch nothing there but winos. » (Laughter)
BMXA: « What are you gonna do when your racing career is over? »
Mike: « Retire. Basically, that's it. I'd like to just retire if I can. »
BMXA: « Is it possible to make that much money? »
Mike: « I think so, if you invest it right. Whatever E.F. Hutton says, I'll listen. »
« I'd like to purchase dome land, a couple lots here and there, and maybe have one for myself. It just depends how life goes. You can never really make plans 'cause things do change. »
BMXA: « What are your racing goals? »
Mike: « I think my biggets goal in racing is to go out on the track and have people stand up and yell; I don't care if I'm winning; if I'm jumping or whatever, I just want to be the crowd favorite. I'd rather be the crodwd favorite than the finish line favorite or the scorekeeper's favorite. I don't care what number is on my plate--it's the numbers in the bank account that are more important. »
« I always make SURE I have a good time. I can have a good time anywhere--I have to keep it fun or else I get burned out real easy when there's too much pressure or if things get depressing. »
BMXA: « How do you do that? »
Mike: « Basically by jokking all the time, I just have a good, positive attitude about everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. I'm smiling when I go to the bathroom. » (Laughter)
« Living with Tommy Brackens, being on the same team as Timmy Judge, and being real good friends with Eric Rupe it's hard not to be funny. I don't think I could have a bad time if I tried. »
« I think that the dudes at the track who I consider my friends are a great bunch of guys. On the other hand, there are some sorry buzzards out there, too. »
« Now that I've traveled a few times with some of the top pros, I've learned that some of those guys don't deserve to be called human beings. They're like something from another planet. Everyone's different, and I guess everyone can't like everyone, but some of those guys make no effort at all. They think, 'I'm who I am and that's all I have to be. I just have to be me and you like me or not.' »
« I'm not like that; I just try to make everyone happy. If you like me, that's great. If you don't, I'll try a little harder.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/DSCN0138.jpg
My 1985 Hutch Hollywood Painted Candy Red


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#2 2012-04-27 2:37pm

Ray
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

funny fact. the famous pic of mike under the Hollywood sign. the bike is a painted Pro Racer they mocked up for the Photo shoot.  info came direct from Rich Hutchins Jr.


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#3 2012-04-27 2:40pm

Ray
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

My old Hollywood

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/r-reekie/Hollywood003.jpg


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#4 2012-04-27 3:34pm

hermes33
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Sweet thread!!!tongue


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#5 2012-04-27 3:38pm

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

big_smile I want one cool

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#6 2012-04-27 3:42pm

13thoni
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/13thoni/035.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/13thoni/d865495f.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/13thoni/DSC05511.jpg


didnt say it had to be hutch...


I like BMX

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#7 2012-04-27 3:52pm

ivegotabike
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Ya, good info! Mike Miranda seems like genuine guy! That can tabletop! Rad!


My next bike will be my LAST one.

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
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#8 2012-04-27 4:03pm

Jerry A Hutcher
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Ha! Knew that was coming...1 more due in from someone else...lol...lolcoolcool

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#9 2012-04-27 4:19pm

looptailnut
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

My interpretation of Ray's old bike...Thanks again Ray I love it.
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx110/looptailnut/020-4.jpg
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx110/looptailnut/008.jpg
And this one:
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx110/looptailnut/prHollywood012.jpg
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx110/looptailnut/prHollywood011.jpg
I want that blue one for the trifecta. wink

A little known fact that when Mike raced for Hutch he ran Profile cranks in race trim, but had Aerospeeds for advertisments.


Lets Go Steelers, Pens, and Bucs!!!!

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#10 2012-04-27 5:52pm

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

looptailnut wrote:

My interpretation of Ray's old bike...Thanks again Ray I love it.
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx11 … /020-4.jpg
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx11 … ut/008.jpg
And this one:
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx11 … ood012.jpg
http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx11 … ood011.jpg
I want that blue one for the trifecta. wink

A little known fact that when Mike raced for Hutch he ran Profile cranks in race trim, but had Aerospeeds for advertisments.

That is why I run Profile cranks on my Hollywood, Aerospeeds were a bad design. (cracks) They were not race worthy.


HUTCH.....BMX Drama For The Masses.

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#11 2012-04-27 6:21pm

thewhitelarrybird
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

i have some OG paint baby blue Hollywood bars...... tongue

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#12 2012-04-27 6:56pm

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Such a nice bike..   cool


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#13 2012-04-27 7:05pm

bones977
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Wow 169.00 for a hutch f/f. Amazing. smile

And mike mirranda is out! His 2nd dramatic exit of the day.


Cool thread.


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#14 2012-04-27 8:00pm

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Cool post Carlos!

Unfortunately, I don't own a Hutch Hollywood, CW, or a Torker.

I did get to meet him however at the 1984 NBL Nationals at Waterford Oaks........ very cool guy!

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/hurcobob/DSC00675.jpg


WANTED: GJS Big Tube frame and fork..........I have cash!!!!!
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#15 2012-04-27 8:54pm

thegarman
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Mike was a "camp counselor" at Woodward when I was there...

   A very cool dude...

      G

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#16 2012-04-27 10:44pm

NorCal66
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Just some pictures from the 40 years of BMX a few years back

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx250/pittboy3144/DSC06564_sm-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx250/pittboy3144/DSC06650_sm-1.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx250/pittboy3144/DSC06687_sm-1.jpg


Building 2013 Hutch Pro #5

[img]http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx250/pittboy3144/logo6.jpg[/img]

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#17 2012-04-28 5:03am

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

I know that Mike came to the Netherlands and had a Hollywood but with Judge dropouts. He gave this frame and fork to the bike shop owner he was staying with. I met him a the race track in Rotterdam (FCCR) and because he and me both could 360 the tablejump he started talking to me. he ended up giving his JT helmet and his Woody bars, both i do not own anymore.... :-(

He was a realy nice guy!


When peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy

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#18 2012-04-28 7:08am

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Awesome thread. I have no cool stories/info to share, but here are a few pics of my latest purchase, so I feel like I'm contributing something. It's obviously been refinished, which kinda sucks, but now I have a cool "Queen". smile I have it entered into the Summer Open Build Off and I'm still working on it, so I won't have any pics of it built for a while. I'll make sure to post them here when I have some.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/lillare/BMX/85_Hollywood/120309_0017.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/lillare/BMX/85_Hollywood/120309_0015.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/lillare/BMX/85_Hollywood/120309_0009.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/lillare/BMX/85_Hollywood/120309_0011.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/lillare/BMX/85_Hollywood/120309_0020.jpg


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#19 2012-04-28 7:43am

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Got some of his rare ass mags cool

Before and after pics from the vapour blasting

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/543673_190605721051299_114447845333754_287412_2007255042_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/485732_190606284384576_114447845333754_287416_534673766_n.jpg


Got a set of Knight bike co sith bars? Then shoot me a price please smile

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#20 2012-04-28 8:06am

oldschoolace
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

cool

http://www.hutchbmx.be/MikeWheelAd85.jpg


Got a set of Knight bike co sith bars? Then shoot me a price please smile

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#21 2012-04-28 10:16am

Hutch Forever
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

very cool pics...  hope to have most of my Hollywood done soon...


[img]http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t40/superdavelui/HutchDice.jpg[/img]
                        JUST SOME OLD GUY WITH HUTCH STUFF...     


44t-Canadian support.                          WANTED :

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#22 2012-04-28 10:34am

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Can we see a pic of the flanges on those hutch mags? big_smile just curious.

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#23 2012-04-28 2:05pm

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

Marked to add some pix later

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#24 2012-04-28 3:35pm

oldschoolace
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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

bikesmithe wrote:

Can we see a pic of the flanges on those hutch mags? big_smile just curious.

big_smile By flanges do you mean hubs? If so they are red stone hubs.
They seem very similar to the stock red stones you see apart from the square intersections between the hub surround and the spokes. This also makes the spoke spacing a little wider than stock red stones

The wooden hub covers were to protect the chrome during the vapour blasting.


Got a set of Knight bike co sith bars? Then shoot me a price please smile

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#25 2012-04-29 8:57am

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Re: Mike "Hollywood" Miranda

2010 Hollywood Mike Miranda ZX Signature Race Kit
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Box4_grande.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/box3_grande.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Hollywoods_Blog_ZX_-_1_grande.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Hollywoods_Blog_ZX_-_5_grande.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Hollywoods_Blog_ZX_-_4_grande.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo280/Doomkeeper/Mike%20Miranda/Hollywoods_Blog_ZX_-_3_grande.jpg


HUTCH.....BMX Drama For The Masses.

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