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#1 2008-06-12 5:57pm

CORVETTEJIM1968
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1980 DG Racer

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1980 DG Racer

My childhood DG weighing in at 22Lbs 8oz and $2,500.39 invested

I bought this frame used in 1981 at the corner of 31st Ave. and Angela in North Phoenix,Az from a girl (dont remember her name) for $119.00 I remember that was alot of money for a 13 year old back then. I rode the crap out of this bike in my teens. every day I was on it riding , jumping, and bunny hopping. until one day I bunny hopped close to 3ft lost my footing and sat (landed) on my seat real hard. at the time I was about 6ft 3in and still growing so I had my seat post as high as it would go and I broke it off including part of the seat tube. the DG stayed in the attic until early 2008 when i decided to restore it.


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif

Last edited by CORVETTEJIM1968 (2008-10-15 8:54pm)


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#2 2008-06-23 10:03pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

I think Rod Miles (the repair guy) may actually have a ZF1. I think the only way you can tell is by the top tube length. Im thinking it is the biggest DG made but wont swear to it in court.
http://images.vintagebmx.com/web_pages/ … DG-ZF1.JPG
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#3 2008-06-27 10:03am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

my top tube length from center to center is 17 1/2 inches

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1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#4 2008-06-30 5:18am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

Nice frame, good luck in sourcing parts for it


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#5 2008-07-03 9:18pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

YEAH tell me about it. im at $1,400.00 so far


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#6 2008-07-03 10:42pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

WOW thats alot, thank god my DG came complete lol. I had a tiny hairline crack in the frame fixed but it isnt up to my standards so before I rechrome I'm going to have to get the weld redone. I'm being picky but with a bike as special as a DG I think Dan and Gary deserve it. I just need to get the parts polished and add a few NOS parts I got and will get and hopefully it will be done in 09 for less then, well alot less then $1,400. But Jim we will have 2 killer DGs, regardless how much we spend on them, when we are done!!!

I saw in the other thread on Vintage, you can easily ID the ZF 1 by its support tubes. Sorry its not a ZF1 but its still a sweet DG!

FYI I just learned Gary had moved from SoCal after selling DG and has been in the Real Estate market since and has done quite well. I also heard rumors about DGs future. But I will never tell.

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#7 2008-07-03 11:48pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

Welcome to this site too Jim. I know you liked my gold DG, I just picked up another yesterday. Should have it by Monday... big_smile

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#8 2008-07-21 9:42pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

WOW JIM. looks like you have been shopping. Your frame came out really nice. Gonna look real cool finished.
send me a pic. when done, you know the addy (agsandcars)


*****  VDC   Freestyler    wanted   *******and any other VDC stuff

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#9 2008-08-09 4:05pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

started project May 19th 2008 finished Aug 8th 2008. i had $521.45 in this bike when i was 16 when i restored back to like it was (but better) $2,500.39 i love this bike all over again. i have had it since 1981 and hope to enjoy it many more years. my son asked me if i would put it in my will for him. i could not tell him no;)

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1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#10 2008-10-15 1:24pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

Great bike and an even better story!     Always nice to see the survivor bike with the owner who still appreciates it.   Super job!

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#11 2008-10-15 8:56pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

thanks i admire this bike every day and enjoy sharing it with others


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#12 2008-10-17 4:33am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

Well Jim you did a rad job on her! She took you awhile to bring her back from the dead but sooo well worth it! Great job! No bunny hopping! 
I see you put my old Haro in the museum as well. Are you planning on restoring it?
I miss ya man!

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#13 2008-10-17 5:10am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

nice bike incredible story

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#14 2008-10-26 12:30pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

SWEET RIDE JIM....LOVE THE COLOR SCHEME!

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#15 2009-04-07 5:50pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

i just got some new pics of the bike. i will change them out with different ones from time to time as to not get bored looking at the same pics month after month.


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#16 2009-04-07 7:09pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

WOW Jim those pics are amazing.. Enjoyed seeing the bike when I was in PHX..

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#17 2009-04-08 5:57am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

thanks i took it to work in our studio with a green screen.


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#18 2009-05-05 6:01pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

im trying to find some nos comp 3`s 20x175 i have a pair but the colors dont match so i need one. hopefully it will look good with one or the other i have already.


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
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#19 2009-08-28 8:20am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

nice work.....looks great!

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#20 2009-12-14 1:09pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/BikeFront.jpg
some more pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/JimandBike.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/Sprocket.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/Framecloseup1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/AcsZhub.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/dgforksstampedlogo.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/Dia-Compcableclamp5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/dgracerframedecal.jpg


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
.......... __o
......... -\<
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#21 2010-03-28 1:39pm

myone
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Re: 1980 DG Racer

WOW incredable bro you defenatly put in the wrench time on this baby i cant believe how it turned out even the tires shine beutiful bro.;)PEACE(MYONE)


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#22 2010-07-14 5:22pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

one of the nicest bikes i have ever seen. good job.

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#23 2010-07-20 8:22pm

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

thank you i really do appreciate it.smile


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
.......... __o
......... -\<
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#24 2010-07-23 9:31am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

a friend from work has a blue screen but we could not use it because of all the blue in my bike. so i bought a green screen (much like a big bed sheet) on Ebay for about $30. here are some of the before pics.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/DGforks.jpg

Last edited by CORVETTEJIM1968 (2010-07-23 9:32am)


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
.......... __o
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#25 2010-08-07 9:47am

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Re: 1980 DG Racer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/CORVETTEJIM1968/DG%20stuff/DSC_6638.jpg


1980 DG Racer 2 weight 22Lbs 8oz
.......... __o
......... -\<
........(_)/(_)

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