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#1 2006-11-05 8:00am

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From: Dallas, TX
Registered: 2006-08-05
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Bikes: 14

1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Hey kids, here's what alot of hard work can get you. First bike I payed for myself.

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago. This was my RIDE in 8th grade.
JMC f/f
Bullseye hubs & euro bottom bracket
Dura-Ace cranks
KKT Lightening pedals
Araya 7b rims w/ red,white & blue spokes
Tuff Neck
Redline V-bars
Grab On MXII grips
Haro factory plate
MCS seat clamp
Kashimax seat
Dia-Compe brake
Skyway finned pads.
I threw papers for 1 1/2 years to buy this bike. Over $1000 in 1980 & let it go for pennies on the $ when I got rid of it.
Picture #3 is out of the July '81 Super BMX magazine, GNC Nationals, Astro arena, Houston, TX. (Qualified in the 1st heat, Crashed in the simi. MY LAST RACE).

Panties aren't the best thing.......BUT they're next to tha best thang.



#2 2006-11-06 7:44pm

Registered: 2006-11-04
Posts: 47
Bikes: 5

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Bro, I know the feeling. I had  PK Ripper UNUSED that I sold for $100 to a buddy. He pawned it for $80 in 1998. Someone Is lovin it. That's how it goes. SOMEWHERE, there is a deal like that waiting for you again.

I also let the neighbor use my built-up Redline 600a, and never got it back as a teenager. Ooops.


"BMXer! BMXer!"



#3 2007-02-26 6:08pm

Pro Member36-40 Intermediate "Sarge"
From: Central Wisconsin
Registered: 2006-09-22
Posts: 2231
Bikes: 26

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

that bike is awesome! i had a paper route too- also worked in my step-dads machine shop during the summer and after school to buy my first elf. dreams and desires can be powerful motivators to work hard and stay the course.

U S A R / 74 D / R E C O N  P S G

18MARCH2019... signing off. It's been a hell of a ride.



#4 2007-11-07 2:01pm

From: Columbia, MD
Registered: 2007-11-07
Posts: 97
Bikes: 2

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Man, what a throwback - thanks for sharing!  I did the same thing: Sold 2 mongooses, mowed lawns, threw papers (from mongooses) to buy my JMC. It was almost the same bike as yours except candy blue with Suntour (i think) gold 3pc. cranks and a blue Uni Seat that lasted forever. It was my best bike, my race bike. However I always tried to earn the "badge of honor" by cracking the frame at the headtube. Somehow through countless fouled airials and bad landings that never happened... I sold it to some kid from like $200 when I turned 16 and bought a car. I'd pay $2K to have that same bike back today....

VA state ABA #2 13X 1981



#5 2008-11-30 3:15pm

From: Michigan
Registered: 2008-04-05
Posts: 399
Bikes: 2

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Wow that is a classic! Love the story. Thanks for sharing. That bike to me is what this hobby is all about. I was one of the lucky ones that got my original childhood bike back after 20 years. Its in my bikes. I restored it back to its hey-day. Anyways. I love your bike and your story. Thanks. smile

Last edited by RedlineMXIII (2008-11-30 3:16pm)



#7 2009-12-25 4:58pm

Registered: 2008-12-26
Posts: 33
Bikes: 12

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard




#8 2010-02-25 10:23am

From: Costa Mesa, CA
Registered: 2007-08-13
Posts: 726
Bikes: 47

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Sweet bike. I had a similar experience. . .tossed papers to buy all my bikes. I liked to switch it up about every 6 months or so, unless I found something I really liked, then I'd keep it till I outgrew it or it got stolen or, as with my Profile, I sold it 6 years after building it.

What's interesting here is your receipt. I remember adding the the prices of my bikes and they were always in the $800 range, but looking at old mail-order catalogs, most nicely spec'd complete bike were about $500. Your receipt verifies to me that my memory isn't as hazy as I think it is. I don't ever remember seeing any completes in shops, only f/fs to be custom built. Wish I'd been more savvy BITD and gone for one of those instead of building them from scratch.

I knew we were spending CRAZY money on bikes BITD. Your $1,000 bike would cost $2,815.50 today, while my $800 bike would be $2,252.00. Crazy money for 13 and 14-year-olds. (Speaking for myself there.)

Sweet bike.

Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro



#9 2011-08-26 6:42pm

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From: 1313 Mockingbird Ln
Registered: 2011-07-15
Posts: 5

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Nice to see another Irving guy on the BMX M saw the bill with adress on Portland . I went to Mac '87 lived on Mc Ham by Lee Rec  ,I like your 24's and your goose . I have Supergoose 83, DB sstreak , dyno 24 not posted yet .I dont know if I ever met you but we probly know sum of the same people if you went to IHS      Kent



#10 2016-03-08 5:54pm

Pro Member
From: Piedmont North Carolina
Registered: 2008-08-10
Posts: 2411
Bikes: 20

Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Man this frame set looks a lot like a frame I purchased  from a fellow in Cali.

Looking for
Original finish and decal Race Inc Ra10.  Bike shop decal a plus.



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