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1997 Hoffman Taj

#1 2008-11-28 6:27am

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1997 Hoffman Taj

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/1taj1_copy0.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/222_copy0.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/1taj3.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/444.jpg

1997 Hoffman Taj

1997 Hoffman Taj Cotton Candy Blue

Classic Hoffman Taj
1" threaded. 

First 3 pictures are from early 2000, parts are circa that time. 
4th picture is from 2009

Bars - Macneil 5° Silencer
Chain - Plain White KMC
Brakes - Diacompe 990
Chainwheel - Terrible One 36t
Cranks - Eastern Stealth (used to have Schwinn XS)
Forks - Hoffman Taj 1" threaded w/ peg bosses
Grips - ODI longnecks
Pedals - Eastern Plastic Pedals
Seat Post - 7/8" Hoffman
Tires - GT Airbags (used to have Snafu Rim Jobs)
Wheels - Currently using Haro Heffer wheelset (used to have Odyssey Hazzard wheelset).


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#2 2008-11-28 6:43am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

nice bike.i used to have a 99 ep.i really like those wheels.those are awesome.

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#3 2008-11-28 11:44am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

Sweet bike!  I'll own one some day.  And the chic in your avatar is HOT!


Needed: S&M Holmes from 97-99 with original decals
PM me with any S&M goods you have for sale.......I might need them :D

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#4 2008-11-28 4:23pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

nice:D i do love baby blue tajs

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#5 2008-11-28 8:44pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

color is sweet on that!

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#6 2008-12-17 2:17am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

that bike is sweet  love the color


GOT TO LOVE A FAMILY SIGHT THAT POST PORN LINKS UNDER YOUR NAME IF THEY DON'T LIKE THE LINK YOU HAD ON THERE  INSTEAD OF MAKING IT SAY LINK IS NOT ALLOWED AND SENDING A NICE PM WHY IT WAS COVERED UP  .. IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CONTROLLING THIS PLACE .

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#7 2009-01-01 10:29am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! you sure have some rad rides.


Kindness is like Manure does You No Good unless You spread It around
bikes were made to be pedalled if we don't ride them they get sad:(!
YES I RIDE A PINK BIKE!! WANT TO MAKE SOME THING OUT OF IT!

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#8 2009-03-02 1:50pm

muffe
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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

yea the color really pops!  Like in the first 3 photos, in the last one the bike is in the shade so it's not the real true color.

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#9 2009-04-22 2:36am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

Cool I hope to get my Taj looking that fine....I love riding my Taj lol...


bmx disciple.
Oh and anyone with 2nd hand bmx parts for sale in auckland nz hit me up...need seat post,brakes etc....

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#10 2009-07-06 9:39pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

Damn, i want that bike.... I will try to find one when i get back to the states.

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#11 2010-06-19 10:49am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

So an update.  My girlfriend has inherited this bike since 2009 and she uses it it as a leisure/transportation/fun bike.  There is a local 16 mile bike trail not to far from our house (non dirt jumps trail, more of a simple casual trail) that we frequent a few times a week with friends.  Flipping through a magazine one day in the car while she was driving, she glanced over me looking at some pedals.  She said, "Oooh I like those ones!"  They were Eastern Plastic Pedals in Ice Blue color.  I said, "Yea?"  She replied, "Yea I need those."  Like a kid in a grocery store begging mom for the Sugar Shocks instead of the healthy cereal, or a girl asking for Santa to bring them a pony this year, I knew I would have to give in and get them.

Well I am kinda glad I did.  They were really cheap about 13 bucks and I think they really pair well.  Plus she won't be complaining about pedal bite so much from her old metal pedals with razor sharp pins.  The pedals swap even shaved a surprising 0.4 lbs off her bike which is always a good thing.

But most of all it got me a chance to give the bike a quick wipe down with an old rag and take some photos on a nice day.  I know everyone loves the Taj, and it's a classic.  I know there are collectors out there looking for mint condition baby blue Taj's and they're still hunting.  So in the mean time here are many photos I'd like to share.  Though this one is far from minty condition, it's still one cool ride.  Enjoy!

Old metal pedals that are now replaced.
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5980.JPG

New Eastern Plastic Pedals in Ice Blue
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5982.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5983.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5985.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5986.JPG

Head tube sticker: Tart Apple Juice
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5987.JPG

Gusset stamped with HB star logo
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5988.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6010.JPG

Top tube sticker: Tiny Algorithim Juxtaposition
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5990.JPG

Top tube sticker: Totally Accurate Joystick
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6001.JPG

Down tube sticker: Todd's A Jerk (perhaps a reference to Todd Lyons?  not sure)
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5991.JPG

Down tube sticker: Totally Awesome Jumper
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6002.JPG

Seat tube sticker: Twisted Arm Joint (perhaps a reference to Matt Hoffman's shoulder injuries)

I think the pedals are a good pair.  Leave comments!
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5992.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5998.JPG

Back end shots
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5993.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5994.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5997.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6003.JPG

Forks
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6006.JPG

Terrible One Sprocket 36t
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5995.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_5996.JPG

Haro Hubs
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6004.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6007.JPG

Frame
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6008.JPG

Serial KFG00173
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6011.JPG

Anyone who's seen a cotton candy blue Taj in person can comment on the wicked paint job.  It catches the sunlight very uniquely and radiates with fire.  The colors just pop at you.  Here are some sunny photos enjoy!
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6013.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6014.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6015.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6016.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6017.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6018.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6019.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6020.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6022.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6023.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6024.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6025.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6026.JPG
http://newyorkcouture.net/java/cassies%20taj/IMG_6027.JPG
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#12 2010-06-20 12:47am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

:cool:

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#13 2010-07-31 5:15pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

this is really bothering me but i think your seatpost is backwards :o

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#14 2010-08-09 8:21pm

muffe
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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

GT4EVER wrote:

this is really bothering me but i think your seatpost is backwards :o

Yes it is, and for a good reason.  The person who rides this bike now is much smaller and it's more appropriate in the backwards position.  I should have flipped it around for the photos though.  (It kinda bothers me too seeing it backwards):rolleyes:

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#15 2011-03-27 6:35pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

Great bike always loved the Taj especially this color was a tough choice to make back in 96-97 either this or the Big Daddy ended up going with the latter of the 2

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#16 2013-05-25 7:37am

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

muffe wrote:

GT4EVER wrote:

this is really bothering me but i think your seatpost is backwards :o

Yes it is, and for a good reason.  The person who rides this bike now is much smaller and it's more appropriate in the backwards position.  I should have flipped it around for the photos though.  (It kinda bothers me too seeing it backwards):rolleyes:

Taj's are my favourite Nike, especially in baby blue. As nice as your bike is, it looks horrible with the seat posts and lounge seat on it. Everything else looks rad though.


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#17 2017-06-11 1:35pm

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Re: 1997 Hoffman Taj

I'm happy to report the seat and seatpost have been replaced with a proper setup.

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