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#1 2018-06-01 8:20am

Jayrev67
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1975 Kent MX

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1975 Kent MX

Piece of BMX History, as found but cleaned up.

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This rig was a red hot mess coming into the shop. I just have this love for these old bikes so I had to at least bring it back to life. Rear shock was a rust fest and has LOTS of corrosion. Front shock had pitting and has been cleaned up. New bots on the double clamp. Wheels have hazing and will need grease and spokes tightened though the wheels are pretty true. The seat has tears and rust. It looks like original paint. Front tire looks original. Rear is a Kenda probably early 1980s. Overhauled without re-chroming or seat recovering. Lots of rust removal. It is missing all its plastic (tank, number plates, fenders) but the frame & fork, suspension, wheels, drive train, bars, grips, and front tire are original. I threw a NOS vinyl button bar pad on it. This was a labor of love. I am not the paint, powder, and re-chrome type so from the perspective of my shop, this is a full restoration.


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#2 2018-06-01 9:32am

erichevy
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Re: 1975 Kent MX

Cool find.  My first brand new bike was a Kent.  I got it at Toys "R" Us in 1978 I believe.  It was pretty cool.  Had it for several years until the frame broke in half at the chain stay/bottom bracket.


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#3 2018-07-18 8:20am

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Re: 1975 Kent MX

Nice bike for sure!! may I say kerosene, a slop brush, and an air hose works great for removing old grease on hubs and everything else. I use Kerosene for everything. I am looking for a front fork for one of my MX bikes.

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#4 2018-07-22 5:14pm

Jayrev67
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Re: 1975 Kent MX

kb80's wrote:

Nice bike for sure!! may I say kerosene, a slop brush, and an air hose works great for removing old grease on hubs and everything else. I use Kerosene for everything. I am looking for a front fork for one of my MX bikes.

Totally agree about kerosene. It is cheap, works great, and will not kill you with the smell. We used it growing up on the farm. I am using oderless mineral spirits and a bench cleaner these days- same ability to remove grease if I recall correctly. Maybe I will do Kerosene on my next batch of parts cleaner. Those forks are hard to source but if I come across any, I will connect with you.


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#5 2018-07-22 6:06pm

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Re: 1975 Kent MX

Massive,Those bikes were awesome.I had a roadway back in the day.nothing better!except a lighter bicycle lol.


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