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1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

#1 2019-09-04 8:18pm

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1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

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1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

An underrated classic

Hi folks.
Having been a fan of BMXmuseum for ages I thought it was time to post pics of some of my bikes.  Seeing what others have done has been a great source of inspiration for me,  so maybe I can give something back.
This is my 1981 x-gusset hotfoot. Aside from making a few changes myself,  I can't claim credit for this build. It caught my eye as (at least in colour scheme) it's an almost exact replica of my very first BMX.... a series two Supermax which I got in 1981 (from memory) for the princely sum of $236AUD.
At the time the Hotfoot was a bit of a poor cousin here in Australia.  I remember seeing them in the window of a local shopping centre store,  looking great with slant spoke OGK wheels,  but they were never a bike I lusted after.
Years later I gave my supermax to my nephew,  who still has it hanging on his wall.  I never did get over the loss though,  so I bought this as a replacement!Anyway,  my appreciation for the good ol' hotfoot has grown enormously,  and I'm now a big fan.
I won't go into huge detail about the parts list,  but here are a couple of details:Fresh white powder coated frame and fork; Fresh decals;  NOS SR stem; Skyway Tuff II wheels; Comp III tyres; Dia compe MX 1000 caliper;  AME grips
I'll post more pics at some point.
Cheers

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#2 2019-09-04 8:36pm

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Re: 1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

That is a sweet looking bike. I've always dug on those gussets. cool
I also have a Repco just not sure year. Has a gusset with a circle. Anyway awesome bike and the colors work great together. tongue


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#3 2021-08-26 6:13am

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Re: 1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

I agree, I remember seeing these as a kid and thinking the Repco was nice, yet everyone seemed to want a Redline GT Quadangle Mongoose etc


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#4 2021-08-27 12:10am

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Re: 1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

Goose_Island_Australia wrote:

I agree, I remember seeing these as a kid and thinking the Repco was nice, yet everyone seemed to want a Redline GT Quadangle Mongoose etc

Back then,  BMX mags were packed with great looking ads for redline,  kuwahara,  etc, so they were the bikes I really wanted.  The only ad I remember seeing for the hotfoot was in an aussie magazine (obviously)..... it was a chrome team hotfoot,  but had all the reflectors,  bell,  chainguard etc on it.  I really don't think the marketing gurus did the poor old hotfoot any favours by making it look like something your parents wanted you to have,  because it was "safe". Haha.
Thanks for your comment.

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#5 2021-08-27 2:18am

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Re: 1981 Repco Hotfoot X-Gussett

Awesome!

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