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#1 2019-07-08 6:41am

Back2the80s
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1984 Boss Super Mini

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1984 Boss Super Mini

Rare gem Super Mini

Confirmed a SUPER MINI - Not a Junior nor a Mini - Has a weight limit of 45 lbs or less.
Found this frame, fork and cranks for sale. Seller had no idea of maker and neither did I. I liked the geometry and made an offer not knowing what it was. He accepted my offer and shipped it off. The box it came in was quite small and I thought what the hell! Opened the box and found this tiny frame set inside that weighed 6 lbs with cranks. Cranks will stay on as the originally installed cranks.
Serial # S0001- I did about 3 hours of research to find out that it was a BOSS frame set. The top tube, down tube, seat mast and forks are 7/8 tubing. Seat post is 13/16 and Top tube is 17".  Reached out to Carlo Lucia to find out more info and he said he had built this around '84 and it's a Super Mini. Possibly the only Super Mini he had built. Baffled that it survived all these years and wondered how I acquired this. I told him the story and he was amazed. Dean also reached out to me and confirmed that it was the first Super Mini ever made and possibly the only one made. Having the multiple hole drilled brake bridge might make it a team racer owned bike. Would take some man hours to scroll through the paper work to confirm this.
The serial number says it all and Carlo can confirm. I built it up with some parts to complete it and some parts will change as time goes by. Honestly, the frame and fork is to be celebrated here not the parts.
I am the lucky owner of one of the baddest frame sets from the baddest bike maker on the planet. I tip the hat to both Carlo for such killer work! And to you DEAN for all the correspondence! Thank you!

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#2 2019-07-08 10:14am

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Dope super mini

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#3 2019-07-09 12:41pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Awesome! Ive got a mid 80s Boss mini frameset, I'll have to pull it out, see how it compares to this and how much smaller yours is. cool


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#4 2019-07-09 4:54pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

coolcool

This size frame set is new to me and have learned much about it. I'd love to know the difference in geometry between the two! AND the junior size!! Check the serial # too

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#5 2019-07-09 8:04pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Well I think they made at least 87 because my serial is S0087 and has the same measurements as yours. Difference I can see is the brake bridge and mine has gussets. Mine has original decals and says team model which is fairly common.
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#6 2019-07-10 5:09am

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Don't think I ever seen a Boss frame with a gusset big_smile
Learn something new every day

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#7 2019-07-10 9:02am

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Back2the80s wrote:

Don't think I ever seen a Boss frame with a gusset big_smile
Learn something new every day

They must have added them for extra strength but mine has stress cracks near the welds so didn't seem to help neutral

What size wheels are you running? I wasn't sure what this would take hmm


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#8 2019-07-10 11:01am

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

I took a shot at 20x1 3/8. Not much room for the rear wheel with the brake bridge and chain wheel. Notice my rear axle? If I take a link out the tire hits on the bridge. Might think about getting a smaller sprocket.

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#9 2019-07-10 1:22pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Back2the80s wrote:

I took w shot at 20x1 3/8. Not much room for the rear wheel with the brake bridge and chain wheel. Notice my rear axle? If I take a link out the tire hits on the bridge. Might think about getting a smaller sprocket.

Yes that's why I asked. I couldn't figure out what size wheel would fit well? I thought maybe it was supposed to have an 18" wheel but I've never seen a vintage set? The fork clearance looks right with your setup though. cool


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#10 2019-07-10 2:45pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

You can certainly put 20 x 1.50 or 1.75 wheels on it!! I had a set of 1.75 on it and it looked fine. The thinner the rim the better in my opinion. I just might track down a pair of 1.50 and see what happens.
I'm with you on this problem lol I'm running a 42t chain wheel. If I go down to a 40t or41t it'll bring in the axle just a bit and hopefully the tire doesn't rub. lol
It's gonna take some experimenting and a little cash my friend. At least you know what I'm going through with the 1 3/8 rims and a 42t crank. Also I'm using a 16t freewheel.

Keep me posted on what you come up with I just might need some new idea's


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#11 2019-07-10 2:50pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

ALSO i got word that your frame set with a gusset could have been done by Carlo for that certain someone or could have cracked and that gusset was welded on as a fix.


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#12 2019-07-11 7:32am

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

lowrider wrote:

Back2the80s wrote:

I took w shot at 20x1 3/8. Not much room for the rear wheel with the brake bridge and chain wheel. Notice my rear axle? If I take a link out the tire hits on the bridge. Might think about getting a smaller sprocket.

Yes that's why I asked. I couldn't figure out what size wheel would fit well? I thought maybe it was supposed to have an 18" wheel but I've never seen a vintage set? The fork clearance looks right with your setup though. cool

These look badd asss!

You need to get sew ups for these frames.  They should fit just fine.  I have probably 8 sets of them all circa '82-'86.  You can get the rims in either 36 or 28 hole from either Araya or Ukai, and just build them with a light set of hubs.  The tires are probably the hardest thing to find for them, though, so might spend some time searching for them.  But, looks to me like these were meant for sew ups.

Here’s a sew up rim sitting inside a 1 3/8 tire. Probably a good inch or more smaller diameter when built.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/251563/bfc0d36b-1510-4afc-aa6a-20469866aaed5d274e2804.jpeg


Oh, and also you should throw a mini uni seat on there, IMO smile

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#13 2019-07-11 1:59pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

yikes Sew ups!!?? EVIL!! lollollol


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#14 2019-07-12 12:01pm

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Re: 1984 Boss Super Mini

Check this out. I forgot to mention the hole in the seat mast. I can eliminate the seat post and mount the UNI seat right to the mast. http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/38499/img_25985d28d90ae9.jpg


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