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1984 Hutch Pro Raider

#1 2008-05-03 10:51am

Paul Hahn
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1984 Hutch Pro Raider

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1984 Hutch Pro Raider

My Hutch through the years

I bought my Pro Raider in June 1984 to replace my Schwinn Scrambler that was stolen the day after my very first race. It was a long contentious negotiation to get my parents to claim the theft on the homeowners insurance but they finally did. I got a total of $250 for the Schwinn. This put me in a hard spot because there were no bikes of any quality in that range. Finally I bought the Hutch since it was the only full chromoly frame in the $200 range. The first photo shows the bike after I had customized it to look less like a $200 Pro Raider and more like a "Hutch." Since it came with front brakes I began doing freestyle. By 1985 when this was taken I was fully into freestyle. The photo with the crushed back wheel was taken as evidence in a drunk driving case. A friend of mine was riding my bike when he was hit by a drunk. He was not seriously hurt but it looked scary seeing his body fly in the air and hit pavement. My bike was thrown on top of the drunk's car as it was towed to the impound yard after the accident. We came to claim the bike that day of this photo. The next photo was later that summer when I had fixed her back up with pink Z-rims and kept on flatlanding. The final photo is how it looks today stored at my parent's house and ridden on special occasions. It may just be a Pro Raider but it was all I could get and I rode it like there was no tomorrow.


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#2 2008-05-03 10:25pm

Paul Hahn
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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Basically I rode this bike everyday from July 1984 until September 1986 when I bought my GT Performer F & F.  I loved this bike.

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#3 2008-06-09 3:12pm

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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

no dissin' on the Pro Raiders, i got one myslef=]

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#4 2008-06-25 11:14pm

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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

damn that damn driver! wink that rim is toast


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#5 2008-12-10 11:12am

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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

least no one was killed...smilesmilesmilesmilesmile


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#6 2010-01-24 7:22pm

Paul Hahn
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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Updated the Hutch, eer Well more like a back dated it.  Red Tuff Neck and Red Z's  going for the real old school look.  If any one has an original Red Line MXII 79' through 81' in red hit me up.  That would complete this build.

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#7 2010-11-19 10:34pm

Paul Hahn
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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Updated photo as it sits now.  Red and Yellow is not traditional Hutch colors but looks like the summer of '82.

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#8 2010-11-20 6:13am

ReddyZ06
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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Very cool to see the bike through so many modifications. That's how I remember bikes BITD, when something was used-up you replaced it with something newer.
Mike

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#9 2011-03-04 10:38am

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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Awesome story Paul, and even awesomer legacy on you and the bike. I'm sure I don't have to say this but.....Never Depart From Your Heritage...Earl


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#10 2011-09-16 8:49am

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Re: 1984 Hutch Pro Raider

Only a Pro Raider??? these are excellent frames! this bike deserves the metal of honor....great story glad to hear its still gets attention!


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