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#1 2008-05-31 10:38am

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1992 Hyper HPR-20

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1992 Hyper HPR-20

Hyper HPR-20 Prototype. The decals were not used on the production bikes. The F20Z was the prototype designation. It was changed to HPR-20 for production.

The decals for the Prototype frame were designed by me and came in in 1991. The Prototype was featured in the April 1992 issue of BMX Plus! I seem to remember two different prototypes were made OR one front end was made with two different back ends. I have one of those back ends in my possession.
The bike in the picture is no longer in my possession, that picture was taken the day I picked it up from the welder. From memory I think the bike only came in Black and maybe Blue. just cant remember. I think only one production run was ever done, of 25 bikes. 


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#2 2008-09-20 2:56am

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

Eric Carter rode one these Frames, his was Blue


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#3 2008-09-20 8:28pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

In 1992 when it came out I think only Billy Harrison, Ron Lesnack, Clay Goldsmid (my partner) and Rob Dolecki had the two piece frames. I rode only 24 and we didnt make one then. I seem to remember now it came not only in Black or Blue but maybe all chrome also. When Brian Foster and Eric began riding for Hyper I am almost certain they both started on the Metro 1 piece frame. I'm thinking (again from memory with no data to back it up lol) that the first bikes they ran where other companies and we put HPR-20 stickers on them.

Billy Harrison and Ron Lesnack did the East Coast tour and Rob and myself the West Coast. So Billy and Ron may have done a clinic near you guys. I remember in 93 when I moved back to NJ we went to the Akron National. Cool seeing the derby track.

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#4 2008-09-20 11:28pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

Hey according to Wikipedia Eric raced with Hyper from 92-95. He might not have raced that frame, but I could swear seeing him on a blue
one.......But that's been years ago, I don't have the best memory myself.....


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#5 2009-11-03 8:30pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

Eric did have a blue frame but it was the Metro frame, not the two piece model shown here. This design did not really work out and did not last long. The Metro is what Carter, Foster, and Morales rode.......yes Robbie Morales of Fit Bike Co. Robbie rode with Hyper for a short period of time and we had some fun in those days.

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#6 2010-03-16 1:06pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

is this a two piece frame? i've heard of a them but never seen one.... or did i dream that hmm


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#7 2012-01-03 6:04am

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

I remember these frames, I kid in town had a blue one.

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#8 2012-01-03 6:08am

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

Sorry, a kid in my town had one, forgot to proofread

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#9 2012-01-05 1:10am

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

The first Hyper was a two piece frame. Originally it was our concept to offer a choice of two different front and rear ends. So you could build the bike as you saw fit. But it was so costly to build, we just went with traditional design after.
Carter could have joined us in 92 sometime. But dont remember if he made any races for us in 92. I was out West and he coulda went to a end of year race liek the Grands that I hadnt, but I can say for sure I dont think he ever raced a 2 piece Hyper.
Besides Robbie we also had Darrin Waterbury from CT and Travis Turreson from Australia and TJ Taylor from NJ. Even Dave Kapigian rode one. I dont remember any crammed trips that must have been after I moved back West. For 94 we added Rocket Rich Houseman and co sponsored one of the fast Gardezabal brothers. I also hooked up Mike Darnely and we had a deal in place to sponsor the CFC team but it fell thru after my partner felt we just couldnt afford it.

Great times, Hyper was growing so fast. I left the company in 94 sometime, Clay and me had irreconcilable differences as they say lol.
Basically I was a better jumper (looks around to see if Clays listening, nope yeah I was so much better at doubles).

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#10 2012-05-03 12:46pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

I remember this frame really well. I first saw it in 1992 at the Quaker State nationals. Some guy who rode for hyper was in my 17 expert class. I remember thinking that I wanted to get one of those 2-piece frames, so I called Clay Goldsmith the following week to talk to him about it. I remember him saying that they were working on a new batch or maybe a new model, so I decided to wait. About four months later, at the East Coast nationals in late February 1993, I saw Brian Foster riding for hyper on the new H2O frame. I remember seeing the frame for sale at one of the vendors and I remember being disappointed that they no longer offered the two piece model. I don't remember seeing Eric Carter riding for hyper until later in the year. So I assume that, when he was riding for hyper, he was on the single piece H2O.

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#11 2012-05-03 12:51pm

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

Tho... I just saw Eric Carter's wikipedia page and it says he was on Hyper from 1992, which I don't think is correct.  One more thing... I know Brian Foster was on Cycle Craft at the 1992 Quaker State because I remember him destroying everyone.


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#12 2018-03-25 11:44am

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Re: 1992 Hyper HPR-20

The 17 Expert was probably New Jersey legend Dave Kapigian, "Caveman". I have some Columbia newspaper clippings John I will try and see if your in them, just have a couple. I was at the '89 York "Quaker State Nationals", that picture of me in my avatar is from that race. That was before we had decided to start Hyper. I am pretty sure in '92 Brian Foster nor Eric Carter rode for us. Maybe like a end of year race etc. 93 would be Brian's first Quaker State National with us if he made it. I moved back to NJ in '93 made some races but did not race in any of them as I didnt have a bike , except some hoopty bike I had borrowed.

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