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#2376 2020-05-18 9:23pm

larock
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

So I had to come out of retirement for one last build. Joe Buffardi showed me this frame a couple of months ago after he acquired it and told me I had to build it. It’s the bike I could never get my hands on when I was building heavily. Joe basically gave me the frame and I got help from friends around the world to complete the build. After research and verification from Michael Gamstetter’s Torker serial number research, it puts this frame being produced in October of 1978. In BMXA magazine they advertised this frame until September of 1978 and then started advertising the LP. Being that it’s a 1978 it gave me a few more options for parts. The frame is original chrome with NOS decals applied. Dan Goins hooked me up with the incredible NOS TW Pro fork that works so well on this bike! It was tough to put a fork that came unused out of it’s original box on this build, but it had to be done. PJ in Australia had the wheels available and we struck a deal to get them on this bike, they are NOS steel Femcos laced to NOS high flange Shimano MX hubs with .105g Asahi spokes. Tommy Gelinas came through big time with the original uncut Redline Victory bars that cleaned up amazingly! The CEBE stem I got back from Matt Howes and world perfect for this build. Bryan Fox helped me out with the great Takagi MX cranks that have one of Dennis Dain’s original gold Takagi MX chainrings bolted up. Bill Nicholson came through with the NOS Powerlite PL-1 seat clamp and I couldn’t be happier. Michael Gamstetterhelped me out with the hard to find Torker frame pad and Torker logoed V-bar pad. eBay and my small stash of parts in miscellaneous places helped round it all off. I think it’s a really good mix of NOS and excellent condition used parts. I was afraid to start this build originally due to the fact that the frame is so clean, it makes it really tough to find parts nice enough to put on a build like this. I hope I did it justice. I am really blessed to have such cool friends around the world that helped me build my dream bike. I now need to source a red vinyl double clamp stem pad and make a space for it in my home office.

Peace,

William aka Larock
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WTB 70's BMX
Don't Hutch Yourself!

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#2377 2020-05-18 10:18pm

PJ1
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

....speechless.

100%.

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#2378 2020-05-19 5:39am

RAYSIN
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

January 76
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Schwinning!!!

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#2379 2020-05-19 10:06am

clunker
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

larock wrote:

So I had to come out of retirement for one last build. Joe Buffardi showed me this frame a couple of months ago after he acquired it and told me I had to build it. It’s the bike I could never get my hands on when I was building heavily. Joe basically gave me the frame and I got help from friends around the world to complete the build. After research and verification from Michael Gamstetter’s Torker serial number research, it puts this frame being produced in October of 1978. In BMXA magazine they advertised this frame until September of 1978 and then started advertising the LP. Being that it’s a 1978 it gave me a few more options for parts. The frame is original chrome with NOS decals applied. Dan Goins hooked me up with the incredible NOS TW Pro fork that works so well on this bike! It was tough to put a fork that came unused out of it’s original box on this build, but it had to be done. PJ in Australia had the wheels available and we struck a deal to get them on this bike, they are NOS steel Femcos laced to NOS high flange Shimano MX hubs with .105g Asahi spokes. Tommy Gelinas came through big time with the original uncut Redline Victory bars that cleaned up amazingly! The CEBE stem I got back from Matt Howes and world perfect for this build. Bryan Fox helped me out with the great Takagi MX cranks that have one of Dennis Dain’s original gold Takagi MX chainrings bolted up. Bill Nicholson came through with the NOS Powerlite PL-1 seat clamp and I couldn’t be happier. Michael Gamstetterhelped me out with the hard to find Torker frame pad and Torker logoed V-bar pad. eBay and my small stash of parts in miscellaneous places helped round it all off. I think it’s a really good mix of NOS and excellent condition used parts. I was afraid to start this build originally due to the fact that the frame is so clean, it makes it really tough to find parts nice enough to put on a build like this. I hope I did it justice. I am really blessed to have such cool friends around the world that helped me build my dream bike. I now need to source a red vinyl double clamp stem pad and make a space for it in my home office.

Peace,

William aka Larock
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That's a good one to come out of retirement for. Killer job William! Lmk if you need to sell any watches to fund the build;-)

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#2380 2020-05-20 4:50am

RAYSIN
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

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Schwinning!!!

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#2381 2020-06-03 3:00pm

wmkent
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

My first bike porn. Shots of my Webco in '77-78

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You should definitely ride that

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#2382 2020-06-03 5:27pm

DG_ROB
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

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DG dg dG Dg,long live DG

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#2383 2020-06-05 9:55pm

The bikers
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My 77 DG I obtained on a trade. Needs a chain and fine tuning. Thanks Joseph.

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#2384 2020-06-14 8:15pm

jimmyjambo43
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

That’s a sweet DG!
BUMP. Dan Gurney Double Eagle.
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#2385 2020-07-31 9:30pm

The bikers
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76 Mathews Gutsy One

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#2386 2020-07-31 10:10pm

PJ1
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

1975 AAA Rascal


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I used this photo as a loose source of reference....

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#2387 2020-07-31 10:43pm

larock
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WTB 70's BMX
Don't Hutch Yourself!

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#2388 2020-07-31 11:24pm

PJ1
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.................................................................................................

Beautiful yes! 

Thank you I really dig it, finally!

I think you may end up with it ultimately wink!


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#2389 2020-08-01 6:40am

RAYSIN
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

79 SX-1000
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Schwinning!!!

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#2390 2020-08-01 11:49am

cal2deck
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RA25XXX sez 1979 according to Oaktown Massive Race Inc article, but I bought frame in 1980. You guys gave me inspiration to build it again. Thanks,E.D.

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#2391 2020-08-02 5:45pm

xxcoolrollinxx
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74 Webco
New project!

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#2392 2020-08-02 6:45pm

samstheman
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

I got this I’mn classifieds from a kid who saved from scrap metal yard truck. A time capsule from back in the day I might clean dirt off but right now leaving as is wall hanger.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37896/1f05970d-e916-4e15-a261-f50a8aa8f2585f276c48ea.jpeg
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Its all good!

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#2393 2020-08-02 6:52pm

samstheman
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

I picked this up from up north from a vacation in Fresno. It’s been rechromed first one I’ve seen for sale so I jumped on the chance to own it. Rather than be upset it’s rechromed I’m rolling with it and putting cleanest parts I can on it. First part I brought to it from my stash was a redline double clamp,
Ukai nos rims Takagi mx cranks I have a few parts to go but it was so nice out today I snapped a few pics. I’m really excited about this build.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37896/2a999958-ff14-4e25-8d89-293b3b1829795f276dc84b.jpeg
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Its all good!

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#2394 2020-08-03 4:22am

RAYSIN
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

samstheman wrote:

I picked this up from up north from a vacation in Fresno. It’s been rechromed first one I’ve seen for sale so I jumped on the chance to own it. Rather than be upset it’s rechromed I’m rolling with it and putting cleanest parts I can on it. First part I brought to it from my stash was a redline double clamp,
Ukai nos rims Takagi mx cranks I have a few parts to go but it was so nice out today I snapped a few pics. I’m really excited about this build.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … dc84b.jpeg
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DAMN! just awesome!!


Schwinning!!!

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#2395 2020-08-03 3:40pm

samstheman
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Hey thanks for that. I’m proud to have in my cruiser collection.


Its all good!

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#2396 2020-08-03 4:32pm

Reedster
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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

samstheman wrote:

I picked this up from up north from a vacation in Fresno. It’s been rechromed first one I’ve seen for sale so I jumped on the chance to own it. Rather than be upset it’s rechromed I’m rolling with it and putting cleanest parts I can on it. First part I brought to it from my stash was a redline double clamp,
Ukai nos rims Takagi mx cranks I have a few parts to go but it was so nice out today I snapped a few pics. I’m really excited about this build.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … dc84b.jpeg
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Sweet squareback that’s high on my wanted list

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#2397 2020-08-03 8:58pm

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Re: 1979- and older BMX post here. bikes, parts, adds, gear anything!!!!!!

PJ1 wrote:

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Beautiful yes! 

Thank you I really dig it, finally!

I think you may end up with it ultimately wink!


smile

I thought this was sold!?! hmm

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