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#1 2009-12-12 8:28am

TuRBo Todd
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1987 Secret Cycles

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1987 Secret Cycles

1 of 6!!

Please look at the pics and keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you EVER have seen one or find one. I will make it worth your while!! I would love to find another one!
  In late 1987, while both on the Editorial staff of BMX Plus! and American Freestyler, my partner Scott Towne and I had 6 of these frames made by Chris Herting and Jim Emerson of American Iron. One chrome (sold in Canyon Country CA in August '88), two black (here's mine) and three red. I can now only account for mine. Scotts was stolen out of the GT Bicycles team van in '88 (I think in the Huntington Beach area), another red one was stolen/picked off the side of a mountain after a car accident around 88/89, and a red one was sold used to a guy (not by me) at the Simi Valley BMX track in the early 90's and the final one disappeared, sort of, after our rider Chris Daley (Palmdale/U local dirt jumper) moved on to a larger frame, he kind of lost track of it.
I'd like to get one back for Scott as these frames carry a lot of sentimental value for both of us. So please, jog your memory, ask your friends, search Craigslist/pawn shops/flea markets/bmx tracks/etc.
I made a modern (1996) version (25 of them) with a wishbone seat tube, canti mounts, threadless headset, and similar/yet different rear dropouts. If you find one of those, that's cool and I'd like to hear about it, but I'm really after this particular first generation model. Thanks.


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#2 2012-09-12 6:50am

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

Dude, you need pics of the seat tube. roll
Let's make Scott butter up Birdland and have a sesh soon!

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#3 2012-09-12 10:14am

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

seat tube is nothing special on this version.
Birdland sounds good to me!


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#4 2012-09-25 1:27pm

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

TuRBo Todd it is Very Cool to hear the History behind the Secret Cycle Bikes! I will keep a look out for a first gen frame set!

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#5 2012-09-27 6:27am

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

Southern CA or Hyper owner Clay Goldsmids parents house (that's where Chris left his) are the most likely places to find one.


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#6 2015-12-24 2:49pm

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

I have one.

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#7 2015-12-24 2:56pm

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

I actually have one off the 3 red frames that were made. I have had it for the past 20 some odd years and it is still hung up in my garage.

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#8 2016-01-04 3:51pm

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

yikes


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#9 2017-08-24 9:22am

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Re: 1987 Secret Cycles

Guess I should update this. Techron got a hold of me on Christmas day 2015. He indeed had the frame! It was the one sold at the Simi Valley BMX track (in the early 90's). Just hearing from him and seeing pictures of the frame was an amazing Christmas gift. We worked out a trade and about a month later I had the frame in my hands!
  If that frame could talk! It had been stolen, recovered, thrown away, fished back out of the dumpster three days later, and then hung on a garage wall for 20-something years before making it's way back to me! I then gave it to Scott a couple days later.


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