You are not logged in.

1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

#1 2015-01-08 1:54am

Steviej40
Intermediate
From: UK
Registered: 2013-01-18
Posts: 347
Bikes: 7
Offline

1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-side-view-taylor-square.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-ff-bars-stem-set.png http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-floor-up-view.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-front-side-view.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-narrower-side-view.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-floor-up-front-view.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-underground-rear-end--cranks.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com//image/dirt-bike-top-view-of-seat.jpg

1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

1996 DIRTBIKE RESTO

Even though I'd never even ridden an S&M bike, as my mid-life crisis mid-school BMX obsession began to take hold I began reading more and more about them on here and elsewhere. As I did I slowly came to the realisation that I really, really wanted one. After reading about their superb modern-day geo I started looking at new frames at first and seriously considered a white Hucker frame but ended up coming across some of the awesome Holmes and Dirt Bike builds on here and knew it had to be one of those.

I was waiting for the right score to come along and then this little lot turned up for sale on The Museum for a great price. I already had a set of Castillobars so added those to the build list over the Slam Bars that came with the score and went for a mid-school/new school mash-up parts-wise, with a 40t Hurricane sprocket and a 14t freewheel ... the gearing is perfect for me; fast off the mark and not too bad up the steep hills around the hood.
I kept the survivor DitchForks with the sexy burlesque lady stickers but may swap these out for some XLT PitchForks at a later date.
I had never even ridden an S&M bike before taking it for it's maiden burn ... but once I did I realised what all the fuss is about. It's so unbelievably well-balanced and smooth and solid to ride. A tad heavy, but all in all, pure BMX-rider nirvana. S&M seriously rules. My favourite bike to ride for sure.
Thanks for looking.
Parts list: FRAME: '96 DIRT BIKE (RE-POWDERED)FORKS: '96 (I PRESUME) SURVIVOR DITCH FORKSSTEM: '96 REDNECK 1 1/8 ANNO RED SURVIVORBARS: '98 CASTILLOBARS (RE-POWDERED GLOSS BLACK)GRIPS: BLACK JIVE TENTACLESSEAT CLAMP: '96 GTSEATPOST: '96 GT LAYBACK MICRO-ADJUSTSEAT: BLACK LEATHER S&M BADGE RACE SEATBRAKE SET-UP: ODYSSEY EVO II / MONOLEVER IN METALLIC SILVERBB: PROFILE SURVIVORCRANKS: NEW REDLINE FLIGHT CRANKS 175sSPROCKET: 40t PROFILE HURRICANEPEDALS: PRIMO PROWHEELS: NEW SUN RHYNO LITE RIMS LACED TO BLACK UNSEALED GT MOHAWKSTYRES: ODYSSEY AITKEN - KNOBBY FRONT, SMOOTHER REAR

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


'It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.'
BILL NICHOLSON

Offline

 

#2 2015-01-08 2:49am

knolsy
Centurion Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-08-21
Posts: 165
Bikes: 20
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Very nice Steve smile

Offline

 

#3 2015-01-08 3:13am

holmes95
Expert
From: Melbourne..Australia
Registered: 2013-07-25
Posts: 720
Bikes: 29
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Looks sweet as, I know what you mean they handle  great:^)

Offline

 

#4 2015-01-08 7:40am

pharv85
Reference Guru
From: Vacaville, CA
Registered: 2010-12-31
Posts: 1556
Bikes: 21
Website
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Great looking bike.  If you decide to build a second S&M bike, I highly recommend a Hucker cool .

http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/3623


Wanted:   3rd Gen. Profile Gas pedals;    2000 GT UltraBox chain tensioners;   20" HED carbon fiber rim (36H or 28H)

I have several mid-school BMX catalogs and magazines on my Issuu Page  -------->  issuu.com/pharv85/docs
Check out some parts that I've researched and learn something new:  http://bmxmuseum.com/reference/user/55510/

I love riding trails!  Here are some brands that I endorse.
[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55510/logo_signature_58a1697307.jpg[/img]

Offline

 

#5 2015-01-08 9:24am

CenFlaG8er
Intermediate
From: Ft Walton Beach, Fl
Registered: 2014-10-01
Posts: 259
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Man, I really want to build one of these for a rider. Nice looking S&M!


WTB: Animal Bob Scerbo bars

Offline

 

#6 2015-01-08 2:44pm

brunson67
Museum Addict
From: Temecula, Ca.
Registered: 2011-02-20
Posts: 1061
Bikes: 13
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

I can relate to your entire write up, I built a 95 Holmes with threaded quil stem, best riding bike, so much I'm now building a 95 Holmes oversize(1 1/8" threadless) all chrome. Your build is perfect, excellent blend of parts. What size tires are you running? Is it a tight fit in the rear chain stay area?


Don't confuse effort with results!

Offline

 

#7 2015-01-08 4:09pm

Steviej40
Intermediate
From: UK
Registered: 2013-01-18
Posts: 347
Bikes: 7
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

I'm running a 2.1 rear and 2.35 front tyre and the clearance is fine at the back. Not loose but tidy, if you get my drift.

I still check those Hucker frames out once a week at least on ebay or the CheapGoods website, ha ha! One day ...

Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated.


'It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.'
BILL NICHOLSON

Offline

 

#8 2015-01-08 4:21pm

SK8BMX
Museum Newbie
Registered: 2015-01-04
Posts: 1
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Good looking setup. I built up a '95ish (don't remember what year I bought the frame) Dirt Bike & frankensteined the parts off a Robinson complete I'd bought. Only things I really changed out where a set of Profile 3 pc cranks, Shimano DX pedals and a DK mini stem. I think this was right before they went to the stem attached right onto the fork...
I'm more a skater than BMX'er, but I do love looking at the old stuff from when I was a young lad. Glad I found this site, you guys are doing great work. Keep it up!

Offline

 

#9 2015-01-08 5:32pm

brunson67
Museum Addict
From: Temecula, Ca.
Registered: 2011-02-20
Posts: 1061
Bikes: 13
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Steviej40 wrote:

I'm running a 2.1 rear and 2.35 front tyre and the clearance is fine at the back. Not loose but tidy, if you get my drift.

I still check those Hucker frames out once a week at least on ebay or the CheapGoods website, ha ha! One day ...

Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated.

Tire cobonation looks really good! What's the PSI on those tires? I like the look they have of mid school, but modern technology and PSI for us older guys who weigh 200lbs! Lol


Don't confuse effort with results!

Offline

 

#10 2015-01-08 6:11pm

fbm-rules
Centurion Member
Registered: 2014-11-22
Posts: 106
Bikes: 6
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

That's a nice clean build


I want and will buy anything FBM, Maneater, Steadfast, Bootleneck

Offline

 

#11 2015-01-09 6:17pm

Shane13
Member
From: Australia
Registered: 2014-03-01
Posts: 60
Bikes: 21
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

The DB is a great frame. every collection needs one. Fun on the track, trails or the park.
Nice collection you have.
Cheers


"Probably because I'm a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence"

Carl the llama (Llamas with hats. youtube)

Offline

 

#12 2015-01-10 6:16pm

freestyle4me
Museum Addict
From: So-Co
Registered: 2009-06-06
Posts: 1493
Bikes: 17
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Sharp!


Cool, a new bike.  Wait a minute.......where am I going to hide this one.  She's going to catch me...

Wanted: 90 Holmes f/f decals, Odyssey parts in vapor blue

Offline

 

#13 2015-02-09 8:57pm

brunson67
Museum Addict
From: Temecula, Ca.
Registered: 2011-02-20
Posts: 1061
Bikes: 13
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Keep coming back to have a look!


Don't confuse effort with results!

Offline

 

#14 2015-02-10 2:05am

spitf1re
Museum Addict
From: LA to SA
Registered: 2010-02-04
Posts: 1781
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

wow that looks awesome....i scored the same kit years ago. I figured ill build it up to ride around with my kids but havent touched it in years. If you dont mind im gonna use your bike as my inspiration. Ive always liked the castillo bars. Thats the missing piece for me. I was an 80s rider but wanna go with a smaller sprocket. i love that blue. cool


A happy bike is a ridden bike

Offline

 

#15 2015-02-16 4:29am

Steviej40
Intermediate
From: UK
Registered: 2013-01-18
Posts: 347
Bikes: 7
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

spitf1re wrote:

wow that looks awesome....i scored the same kit years ago. I figured ill build it up to ride around with my kids but havent touched it in years. If you dont mind im gonna use your bike as my inspiration. Ive always liked the castillo bars. Thats the missing piece for me. I was an 80s rider but wanna go with a smaller sprocket. i love that blue. cool

Thanks so much man. The blue was a big decision - was going to go with the powder-blue but a member told me it probably wasn't OG anyway so went with the navy. It's such a solid bike to ride.

Good luck with yours and please do post it up when it's done would love to see it.


'It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.'
BILL NICHOLSON

Offline

 

#16 2015-02-17 9:08pm

cmc
Pro Member
From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2009-05-05
Posts: 3995
Bikes: 8
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

cool

Last edited by cmc (2015-02-18 6:35am)


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

Offline

 

#17 2015-02-18 2:03am

spitf1re
Museum Addict
From: LA to SA
Registered: 2010-02-04
Posts: 1781
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

i keep coming back to this bike! its awesome cool


A happy bike is a ridden bike

Offline

 

#18 2015-04-26 6:33pm

RadicalNick
Retired ODSY HRDR
From: North Cackalacky
Registered: 2011-09-25
Posts: 16536
Bikes: 14
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Sweet color on this one. cool


44t BMX Club - NC Chapter

"Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential."
Craig Stecyk - Skateboarder Magazine - 1975

Offline

 

#19 2015-07-25 12:23am

rerides
Member
From: Sydney
Registered: 2014-04-12
Posts: 99
Bikes: 20
Website
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

stunner


This is re-rides. Hundreds of officially approved 90s, 00's BMX decals sets available from my online store - hit the link next to my Avatar. GT, Mongoose, Redline and heaps more.

Offline

 

#20 2015-09-22 7:02am

getwheels
Pro Member44T Prince Regent
From: Chicago IL
Registered: 2008-06-10
Posts: 2385
Bikes: 11
For Sale: 46
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

I share the same S&M mystique- I now own four S&M completes. wink

Sweet choice on colors.


Old-Mid-New School it's ALL COOL... Racing- 80's, idle-90's, now Cruzin' 24's & 20's & Yes I roll on Graphites. 
Your Tail Gate Keeper to Grillie G's BBQ    44T Chicago Factory Support Rider & fellow OGOAR-Swap Dweller

In search of JMC serial #'s DY8479 & 84C8855.....

Wanted: Better paying  job in order to further support BMX habit ....

Offline

 

#21 2015-09-30 3:02am

stannos
Member
Registered: 2015-09-27
Posts: 25
Bikes: 2
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

nie rig, just building one at the moment, just trying to get the last few bits together, that is a sweet ride, I've got a 94 Holmes ruler fully built up, nicest bikes to ride

Offline

 

#22 2015-09-30 3:42am

TaylorRides
Pro MemberThey Call Me T
From: Clearwater, FL.
Registered: 2014-09-18
Posts: 3408
Bikes: 10
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Sweet Mama!  I love it!!


Taylor Allen John Anstrom  .....  Finally found my baby. 1987 Roadmaster Thriller Freestyle!!  Baby blue with white tires and gum sidewalls.  The members of this site made it possible to make my dream come true.

Offline

 

#23 2017-05-05 5:51am

Unreal Teal 78
Centurion Member
From: Florida
Registered: 2015-10-06
Posts: 139
Bikes: 3
Offline

Re: 1996 S&M DIRTBIKE

Really nice !


Never Look Back !

Offline

 

Board footer