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Posted 30 Apr 2013That was a steal. Mountain Bike guys go Aerospeed nuts for Hot Rodz. The frame alone is worth what it sold for.
Posted 18 Apr 2013The earliest GT Pro Bars were not as big as the 82/83 Pro Bars. They were a little lower and a bit less wide. They also has a thinner crossbar. I have still have my orig. set bought in late 81.
I know of a couple other guys that have the same early bars like mine. I think Scott Loveless has a set on his Blue Sting.
Posted 28 Feb 2013I talked to Toby 2 or 3 years ago at Rockford.
He said he refused to use the first gen. Hutch cranks due to issues with cracking and being very creaky. He refused to use Aerospeeds due to arms loosening and breakage issues.
He was allowed to run 401 Flights for racing and riding, but for still shot Hutch ads he was supposed be pictured with Hutch cranks on his ride. That may explain the Hutch decal on the 401's as a way of skirting the issue since that pic was not a Hutch ad.
Toby said he felt 401's were, without a doubt, the best early to mid 1980's BMX cranks.
Posted 5 Feb 2013There was also a "high end" R-9 complete that used Dura-Ace cranks & hubs, alum. bars, the aforementioned double hump SR stem, alum. rims, and a lighter seat-post-seatclamp, nice soft grips, hand brakes.
I had seen the high end one in a local shop in 1978 and thought it was really cool.Then back in 1997 I had a chance to buy an NOS complete and foolishly passed.
I believe Dave Cononetz had an NOS one at one point, it may have actually been the one I passed on.
Posted 11 Dec 2012Happy Birthday OG!!
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