You are not logged in.

1992 Crisp Mean Mother

#1 2008-02-14 8:23am

primal
Pro Member
From: Tweed Heads, Australia
Signed up: 2008-02-10
Posts: 182
Bikes: 68
Offline

1992 Crisp Mean Mother

http://bmxmuseum.com//image/crisp_miami_1993.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/crispagro_1993.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/crisp_1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/crisp_beenliegh_1993.jpg..jpg

1992 Crisp Mean Mother

Extremely rare Australian made CRISP frame and forks.

CRISP was founded by the Crisp family and raced by 80's Australian BMX champion Dean Crisp.
The CRISP 'Mean Mother', make and model respectively, was my first true racing bike that was bought brand new and custom built in late 1992. The CRISP make was quite popular in the mid 80's through to the mid 90's.  A few people in my club raced them including the 40+ cruiser Australian champion.  I found a photo of him racing his sons 20" CRISP race bike.  It is very similar to the one featured here except it does not feature the connecting bar (read on for further details).  If anyone does have one please contact me as i would love to get another.  The attached photos are the only ones i could find and it is a pleasure to show it.  Take note of the main feature which is a connecting bar from the top of seat tube to the middle of lower bar. It is very similar to the early 'profile' frame set up except the CRISP connecting bar was much thicker in diameter. The 'Mean Mother' decal sticker is featured on this part of the bike.  The paint scheme in picture is original and was metalic black except for the forks and rear quarter which was chrome.

This bike has the following parts:
frame: CRISP 'Mean Mother'
fork: CRISP, 1" threaded
bars: GT Pro 0.065, 29 x 9
stem: GT
headset: Tioga
grips: GT AM'E
seat: Odyssey Z77
seatpost: Powerlite, 22.2
seat clamp: GT Double Bolt
cranks: Redline Flight, 180mm
bottom bracket: Redline
chainwheel: Redline Flight, 44t
chain:
chain tensioners: n/a
pedals: Odyssey Triple Trap
hubs: CRISP by Joytech sealed, 36h
rims: Redline Aeromaster, 1.5
freewheel: Shimano, 16t
tyres: Tioga Comp II, 1.75/1.75
brake lever:
brakes: Odyssey Pitbull series I
cable: generic
padset: CRISP
plate: Beyond

Serial number: none
Total weight: kg / lbs

Frame Specs:
Original Retail: AU$1500 (complete)
Material: 4130 Chromoly
Top Tube Length: 20.5" c to c (estimate)
Wheelbase:
Head Tube Length:
Head Tube Angle:
Seat Tube Angle:
Head Tube: 1"
Bottom Bracket: American
Seat Post OD:
Frame Weight:
Fork Weight:
Colours: Chrome, Custom designs
Ridden By: Myself, Agro, Shane Bidle, Aaron Bidle


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

Offline

 

#2 2008-06-26 3:30am

coasty
Museum Addict
From: Queensland, Australia
Signed up: 2007-03-25
Posts: 3194
Bikes: 18
Offline

Re: 1992 Crisp Mean Mother

WoW Thats a cool ride. I remember Crisp bikes when they started out. Still a very desirable frame here too.
Nice


70's bmx is where it's at.

Offline

 

#3 2008-10-20 3:28pm

mat-with-one-t
Centurion Member
Signed up: 2008-07-27
Posts: 101
Offline

Re: 1992 Crisp Mean Mother

Can anyone help out with more Crisp info/pics?

Offline

 

#4 2009-04-26 3:00pm

cmoreno$1971
Pro Member
From: Chicago,IL
Signed up: 2007-12-25
Posts: 34
Bikes: 14
For Sale: 1
Offline

Re: 1992 Crisp Mean Mother

Nice bike! What do you know about the Crisp brand?  Was it big in Australia and if so when? 80's or 90's?  I have a 24" Crisp Frame and Fork and i am starting to get parts for it and i want to make sure i get'em according to the year of the bike.  Anything would help.  Best, CM

Offline

 

Board footer