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1985 Maximum

#1 2014-02-25 8:58am

FastEddy
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1985 Maximum

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1985 Maximum

Elegant, Rare, Chrome to the Bone

This is my custom build from 1985. I chose all the components and had it built by a local bike mechanic--this took forever. I only raced it one summer. I had not ever ridden Maximum--I chose their frame based on looks alone! (There was an older rider with a Maximum who raced the indoor tracks at Northhampton Fairgrounds who just ripped, and his bike looked sick.) I still think the frame and fork have the most graceful lines and is the most beautiful BMX frame ever built. I had come from a Kuwahara KZ-1, and I think I was faster on the Kuwahara, but that may have been because by the time I finally got my custom Maximum I was too big for 1 3/8 rims! The chrome has chipped off a bit on the fork (which I have tended to) --this was from a crash in the 1985 MA finals when I landed on the holeshot winner over the doubles in the third turn in Greenfield, MA. The sticker on the other side was burned off in a crash during the first moto of the same race, when someone behind me knocked me sideways over the step jump! Got a mouthful of dirt! Were it not for those two crashes I could have had a no. 2 MA plate. Ended up with No.5 Fun sport, full of important lessons about life


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#2 2014-02-25 9:35am

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Re: 1985 Maximum

Great looking bike with a very cool story.  Welcome to the museum.

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#3 2014-02-25 11:48am

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Re: 1985 Maximum

Awesome bike. Incredibly sleek frameset. Almost looks too fragile to race. I think most of us would happily take a hefty bail off a step jump to own this superb scoot!

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#4 2014-12-20 1:58pm

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Re: 1985 Maximum

That is a very sharp looking ride there.  My equivalent of your bike is my 1982 Supergoose in chrome and blue.  I can only hope mine goes back together and looks like yours.

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#5 2014-12-21 8:15pm

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Re: 1985 Maximum

Goood look'n Bike ________


____HIGH til I DiE ____

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#6 2017-06-23 6:43pm

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Re: 1985 Maximum

This is what its all about for me. Real race bikes with old stories. Too cool cool


ya'll wanna see a dead body?

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#7 2017-07-07 7:38am

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Nice Ride. A friend of mines little brother got a Maxium in probably 83-84'.  Like yours, it was decked with the latest and greatest parts of the time.  Sadly it was destroyed in a house fire in the mid 90's.  Thanks for pic, it's brings back some good memories.

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#8 2017-07-07 9:51am

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Re: 1985 Maximum

Sick looking rig and very cool stories to boot.  Awesome that you have held on to it all this time.  cool


There's no help for this Museum Junkie!

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