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#1 2021-01-18 10:50pm

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YOUR Survivor

Lots and lots of great threads about people snagging and scoring survivors.  This thread is for those of us who were fortunate enough to retain our bikes from bitd and therefore haven't had to build our grail ... because we were lucky enough to still have it. 

Here's mine.  Pic is from Sep 2020.  First time seeing the sun in over 35 years.  Getting it out of the "shed" is what has gotten me to this site and back into bmx.  (And no, I don't know what happened to the kashi seat that was on it when it went into the "shed" big_smile)

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#2 2021-01-19 2:16am

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I sold all my BMX stuff at my parents yard sale in the summer of 1984 to get money to put toward my first car.
BUT...one of my best friends kept his original bike. A couple of years ago he contacted me and asked me if I wanted to buy it. I did.
1982 Hutch.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/264/26006b07b79.jpg


P.S.  I still own the car that I bought with the money from the yard sale.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/264/186006b17c4e.jpg


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#3 2021-01-19 3:11am

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In 2015 my close friend gave me his 86 ELF with the understanding I would not sell it. Myself and others in our group BITD referred to it as the, "Prince Purple Rain signature Bike". The green spray bomb paint job you see is the result of that ribbing. My intention was to restore the bike back to original and give it back to him. Best way I could think of to thank him for 30 years of friendship. 1st Gen Hutch seat clamp rechromed, repop decals off Ebay, frame restored by C4Labs.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/226637/scotts-elf-one6006bcfe95.jpg                                                       https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/226637/20200904_1448126006bd8859.jpg

Had a good time reassembling the bike with my friend last September, this bike is the only thing left from my "golden" years of BMX.


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#4 2021-01-19 3:22am

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Here are a few pictures of my 83' SE Racing Quadangle.  We moved in 84' and virtually no one in the area rode BMX.  A year later it went up in my parents' attic.  There it stayed until about 2005 when I retrieved it.  I'll never get rid of it!  The first picture is with a white seat and tires.  I have since switched both to black. 
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#5 2021-01-19 7:47am

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Well, I actually have a few of my survivors. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/20200303_1900246006fe9f74.jpg
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#6 2021-01-19 7:52am

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The 2 Phase IIs and the Hutch are just as they were in the 80s. The 20" Phase II  still has the GA red clay from the last WOS i raced it in on the 20", that same weekend I destroyed my knee.
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#8 2021-01-19 9:09am

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Re: YOUR Survivor

keep_it_warm wrote:

I sold all my BMX stuff at my parents yard sale in the summer of 1984 to get money to put toward my first car.
BUT...one of my best friends kept his original bike. A couple of years ago he contacted me and asked me if I wanted to buy it. I did.
1982 Hutch.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b07b79.jpg


P.S.  I still own the car that I bought with the money from the yard sale.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b17c4e.jpg

Very cool. My first car was a 66 Galaxie, same color. Traded it in for a camaro unfortunately


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#9 2021-01-19 9:18am

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Raced most of '84, then rode to work for a bit. Been house kept whole time.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/204179/20160925_1232216007145725.jpg


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#11 2021-01-19 10:50am

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turdburd wrote:

Raced most of '84, then rode to work for a bit. Been house kept whole time.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 145725.jpg

I love this bike. I don't remember...are the pads real too?


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#12 2021-01-19 11:12am

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keep_it_warm wrote:

turdburd wrote:

Raced most of '84, then rode to work for a bit. Been house kept whole time.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 145725.jpg

I love this bike. I don't remember...are the pads real too?

Original pads on it.


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#13 2021-01-19 11:15am

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turdburd wrote:

Raced most of '84, then rode to work for a bit. Been house kept whole time.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 145725.jpg

this bike is awesome! and its rad that youve had it all this time. amazing

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#14 2021-01-19 11:38am

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some parts been changed over the years . do to waring it out or braking it. but still own it.

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/44_005_blowup.jpg
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#15 2021-01-19 11:55am

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keep_it_warm wrote:

I sold all my BMX stuff at my parents yard sale in the summer of 1984 to get money to put toward my first car.
BUT...one of my best friends kept his original bike. A couple of years ago he contacted me and asked me if I wanted to buy it. I did.
1982 Hutch.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b07b79.jpg


P.S.  I still own the car that I bought with the money from the yard sale.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b17c4e.jpg

coolcool


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#16 2021-01-19 12:32pm

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My last race bike from the '80s.  After I stopped racing in 1985, this was still in use as my primary mode of transportation.  Went off to college and it spent the next fourteen years hanging in my parents' garage and another six hanging in mine.  Finally got it down about ten years ago when my son started learning to ride a bike, now it resides in the corner of my office.

Other than a change of tires and swapping out #63 for #82 it's still pretty much as it was last raced 35 years ago.


https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/80817/img_0348-25bca958e69_blowup6007406a10.jpg

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#17 2021-01-19 2:21pm

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The Trick Star I rode bitd was stolen 20 years ago but I managed to get my hands on the Vincent Airzone that belonged to my friend I rode with everyday for years when we were kids.  He sold it when he was about 16 and it turned up in pieces in another friends garden shed a couple years back.
I replaced tires and grips as they were too far gone.
This was the next best thing to getting my own ride back cool

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#18 2021-01-19 2:23pm

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I guess this counts it was built in 2002 never been apart or any parts changed.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/34466/d3bc7e49-a020-4a01-983f-06f57713a7c760075bde4e.jpeghttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/34466/8f56efac-bf40-41c3-bced-1d53fcb6e5da60075c1237.jpeg
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#19 2021-01-19 4:30pm

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If that counts, so does this big_smile
Yes, I have raced it and the only thing that I have changed is the Ruf-Neck stem.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/img_20160814_135904600778a3eb.jpg


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#20 2021-01-19 4:30pm

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#21 2021-01-19 4:46pm

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#22 2021-01-19 7:12pm

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To me ... if you hang on to it ... it counts.  big_smilebig_smile

Great pictures AND and ALL great stories above too. 

I only have the one survivor bike.   smile

But I too have the survivor "vehicle" that resulted in my bike going to the shed.  big_smile

It was maybe a little faster but just as cold in the rain....
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/279831/1091afef-fc99-4a64-88c8-719c3651a18b60079e863c.jpeg

Good news I recently got it running again after it sat for 30+ yrs w a stripped plug.  Hey it has two wheels so I think it kinda counts.  lollol

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#23 2021-01-19 7:29pm

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Bought new and built for 1994 race season. Raced about 4 years and pretty much carpet queen since big_smilehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/12006/f58d76e3-ae90-45ea-8e91-0a12665d2f886007a35d8e.jpeg


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GT Mohawks Made in USA
Bomber pads and number plates
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#24 2021-01-19 7:50pm

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That Ripper is friggin just awesome!   

Tho, I am not sure it can be called it a "survivor". The way that thing is looking, and the way you must have taken care of it over the years, we may need to come up with a whole new word as survivor just doesn't seem to do it justice.  smilesmile

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#25 2021-01-19 7:58pm

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getnbze wrote:

Bought new and built for 1994 race season. Raced about 4 years and pretty much carpet queen since big_smilehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 35d8e.jpeg

beautiful. i started racing about the same time, although my race bike was stolen 4 years later. what i would give to get it back sad

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