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1985 Apollo MK3

#1 2013-12-28 9:33pm

adge82
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1985 Apollo MK3

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1985 Apollo MK3

Restored 1985 Apollo MkIII, was originally chrome, but in very poor condition.

Earlier this year I picked up a wreck of a chrome frame that was bent, broken, and a shadow of the BMX it once was.
I had just watched the karate kid, the original one not that filth that Will Smiths kid is in, and was all inspired to get myself a BMX.
I found out that the bike in the movie is a Mongoose Two Four, I knew I couldn't afford one of those. So off to the local junk shop to grab a wreck.

After picking out the Apollo over an old Roadmaster (the Roadmaster was in better condition, but I couldn't see any potential) I set about pulling it apart.
Long story short and many $ later the result is a bike I ride almost every day and have enjoyed thoroughly.

Im now building a 24. An 84 Hotfoot. I just couldn't shake the need for something more like the karate kid bike. I think a Mongoose Two Four is on the cards this year as well.


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#2 2013-12-29 9:09am

Backinthesaddle44
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Re: 1985 Apollo MK3

Very cool job. 85 is a little out of my wheelhouse but love the black on yellow stance.


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#3 2013-12-30 2:55am

adge82
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Re: 1985 Apollo MK3

Thanks mate, I wasn't sure about the yellow at first, but now I love it.

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#4 2015-05-23 6:39pm

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Re: 1985 Apollo MK3

The yellow wheels look great on this mate, really suits it!
Awesome job on the padset too. Very cool! :cool:

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#5 2016-07-10 10:14am

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Re: 1985 Apollo MK3

really :cool: bike, like the colors and the Karate kid rocks!

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