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#1 2014-11-29 12:48pm

Leviathan
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1982 SE Racing Basher

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1982 SE Racing Basher

SE Basher - produced by Race Inc. - One of 3 different types of Basher's sold by SE Racing

So the story goes, back in 1982, SE Racing couldn't produce frames fast enough to meet demands and it so happens that Race Inc. had an overstock of RA-7 frames on hand. It would make total sense for Bastain to work out an arrangement, considering how close the OM and Bastain seemed to have worked together over the years. I don't have exact numbers on how many RA-7's were decaled as Basher's, but I would guess less than 100, as they seem to be pretty rare.
Maybe this is not exactly another BBB (Bill Bastain Bastard) but it's definitely another one to mix things up. This frame has OG decals and finish, she's not minty but I HAD to grab her for my collection. I believe frame was a shiny ball-burnished finish at one time, long before it oxidized on it's own....but there's also a possibility that it was just clear anodized to begin with, which would also give a slightly "satin" appearance.
Here is the info. that I've come across:
The 3 versions of the Basher: 1) Mild steel we'll tentatively date to 79. 2) The Race Inc RA7 style in 82, 3) hi tensile 1010 Murray in 83ish. The Team Murray made one was a X20 frame with SE decal (per Brian Hays) The Murray/SE Bashers were re-stickered and sold at Pep Boys. (per Sean Ewing via Mike Devitt) This link has some good 411: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=499556


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#2 2014-11-29 1:18pm

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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

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#3 2014-11-29 5:56pm

GAry
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Hmm, this seems to be the 48,000th bike submitted to the site..
Contact me for some prizes!! and thank you for submitting it..
It is neat that such a rare bike won it!! GAry


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#4 2014-11-30 1:48pm

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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Very cool pick-up Ron!   Awesome frame & decals  coolcoolcool

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#5 2014-12-03 7:17pm

GAry
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Just heard from SCot over on facebook..

Scot Breithaupt Wow GAry Sansom, congrats on "48,000" Amazing ! . . A WELL DESERVED HONOR Brother. Lots to say 'bout the ole Bashers, a little later. . This one was a Ball Burnished , never did raw with clear coat. Bill Bastian worked with me all he could to fill the demand of the SE Brand and ALWAYS provided TOP QUALITY. More to come Cya

and another note:

Quickly: Basher initial production was out of Sri Lanka near you to have an ECONO RACER/THRASHER to offer bike shops something more than our Hi-Zoot Scoots so we could compete with the makers of Yugo's, Pinto's and Bug's of the bike industry. . Stay tuned .


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#6 2014-12-07 1:18pm

Leviathan
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Holy Smokes! The OM commenting on MY frame???

OMG, "we're not worthy!!!

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Last edited by Leviathan (2014-12-07 1:20pm)


Looking for: FMF FORKS!!!!!! FMF FORKS!!! FMF FORKS!!! Rampar aluminum BMX Frame (looks like Race Inc. Jr), Race Inc. forks, Cycle Pro Foiler's, Spoiler's, Laguna GT's & FMF's in original finish. Needed: Tall bars, IRC Snakebelly 1.75".

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#7 2015-10-07 2:03pm

jimmy65
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

very cool story and a very interesting history on these frames,there was a pk ripper with a race inc serial number on ebay a few months ago

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#8 2015-11-03 4:39am

Fongstar
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Yeah saw that one reckons he's got 6 NOS frames..anybody able to confirm this ...sellers  eBay user name is 907210 sucks. asking big bucks. If genuine  are they worth it.???. Not trying to start anything... I'm new here and just wondering. It's not always about the $$$$..


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#9 2015-11-03 4:51am

Fongstar
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Re: 1982 SE Racing Basher

Sorry Leviathan..by the way the basher is a mad piece of early bmx history,and so is your collectionn... It'$ of the chain.. Like looking at an FMF/RACE INC.. BILL BASS inventory catalogue ...thanks for posting them.. Now my kids know how cool the 70's and 80's really was.smile


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