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1980 Shimano 4000

#1 2012-05-24 12:25am

miniripper
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1980 Shimano 4000

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/shimano40001.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/shimano40002.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/shimano40003.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/shimano40005.jpg

1980 Shimano 4000

Owned since new

Shimano 4000 owned since Santa Claus delivered it new in the early 80’s when I first started out in BMX. When I started racing I soon found out that the bike was way too big for me so my dad purchased me a se ripper to race and the shimano was retired to the shed where it sat for the last 30 odd years. I took the bike out of the shed last year, unfortunately it was in a really sad state. So a restoration was started. Unfortunately original parts are scarce and the search will continue for parts. I still have all the old original parts and some I will restore but for now this is it.


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

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#2 2012-05-24 2:07am

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/hatorri/54117

Dude, this has the same frame as my and I have build it as an shimano I have submitted to the Museum as a shimano but it was later published as a Hattori as in the above link.

Hattori has a big racing team in Japan in the 80's I think this is probably a tange frame made for both hattori and Shimano in different market.

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#3 2012-05-24 2:11am

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

nice cool

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#4 2012-05-24 2:42am

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

Borneo4130 wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/hatorri/54117

Dude, this has the same frame as my and I have build it as an shimano I have submitted to the Museum as a shimano but it was later published as a Hattori as in the above link.

Hattori has a big racing team in Japan in the 80's I think this is probably a tange frame made for both hattori and Shimano in different market.

That is possible, a few bike companies back in the day used to rebadge and sell as different brands. Ive had this bike since I was 8years old, Im now 40. It has always been a Shimano. Unfortunately I had to change a few items like stem, bars, forks and pad set but I think it still came up nice. Eventually Im going to get the original bars, stem and forks rechromed so that it is more original but for now I am happy.

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#5 2012-05-25 2:40pm

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

I love it. One of the most under rated bike is the chrome/blue SHIMANO on the museum. Really cool frame you have there!


Let's go Philadelpha Eagles!

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#6 2012-05-25 4:07pm

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

cool Thanks!!!

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#7 2012-05-25 4:18pm

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

cool


John 1:1–3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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#8 2013-10-07 8:55pm

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Re: 1980 Shimano 4000

it still trips me out Shimano made frames....and fishing gear. lol very cool!!

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