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    First new project from me since 2010! This project came about during a random conversation with Dan Goins back in early July of this year. He sent me pictures of this frame and a different Redline fork. It looked fantastic and I was immediately interested. We came to an agreement and the search for cool-looking parts was on.... I really like the way everything turned out. I saw the morning fog yesterday, and I sprung into action....there are NOT many good photo opportunities in Michigan in late November. I hope everyone gets a kick out of it. Nearly 10 years in the making.... FRAME: Dan Gurney Eagle looptail with Cook Brothers gussets FORK: Redline nickel HEADSET: Schwinn STEM: Schwinn HANDLEBARS: Dan Gurney GRIPS: O.G.K. PLATE: old motorcross SEAT CLAMP: 70's SR road stem cut off SEAT POST: solid aluminum SEAT: Selle Italia Grand-Prix CRANKS & BB: Schwinn PEDALS: KKT SPROCKET: Three Arrows CHAIN: Union FRONT HUB: ACS REAR HUB: Bendix Red Band turned down RIMS: Weinmann 2.125 TIRES: Cheng Shin PADS: Vinyl snap
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    here's my Quadangle in the first gen graphite configuration
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    1977 RA -7 All original except the front tire. Kinda like the Rodney Dangerfield bike. Doesn't get much attention at shows. Only people who know admire it.
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    So, the seat post clamp is a very nice piece that I received from Rick G many years ago. Actually, I am reusing it! It made an appearance on a DG Skibel I had back in ‘08 or ‘09...
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    Yep! that yellow Goose is looking trick! And Dan sporting the "salad bowl" haircut!! Just the best. Laguna 101 and a DG-3 Racer.
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    Cool bikes. Nice dual dropout forks on the Madison.
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    So a wile back I got a call from a local Bmx guy with an opportunity to buy a set of Webco mags he got from a guy for a ball joint job. He said the guy gave him 3 sets of mage for the labor 2 sets of lesters and this set of painted Webco mags spay bombed yellow lol well we worked out a deal on the bits and mags and man I have always wanted a set and with a bit of work I will make this set great again. Thinking satin black to got on my replica(silver and black) hell may even toss the 44t stamped chain ring and head set on it wile I’m at it. now as far as cleaning the pain off I am going to try stripper 1st and go from there. don’t mind the dog hair on the rug lol
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    Spotted Scot wearing these in the Dec. 1976 BMXA on oldschoolmags.com
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    Starting a new thread here because this was buried in another thread with an ambiguous title years ago.. it needs to be easy to access. Thanks to Jeff Haney for reminding me this was buried on the site. RRS always had a cutting edge orientation... concentric bottom bracket, canti brakes, 24 inch cruisers etc etc This was there dalliance with wheel size configurations
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    Bill Bastian/ Race Inc. made the alloy frames and Jere Kirkpatrick or one of his employees at Fabrications by Jere in Venice CA made the steel frame.
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    This is super interesting... Brian Patterson was apparently giving some thought to getting that Mongoose Money! Not sure if this ever happened or not. May 1984 BMX Plus
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    Let's see bikes with Tuff Wheels on them. Go... my submission in first pic in comments. Included here among the old ads and product profiles is a chart by Curb Dog Maurice Meyer (thank you for your research) and a photo key of the flanges that my photo attributes to Warren Eales, so thanks to Warren for his research as well. Really helpful details you guys have compiled.
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    BEAUTIFUL Cook Brothers !!!!!!! 80s race , class winner !
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    REDLINE row 74,75,76,77,78,78,79,80,81,83,83,84. In appreciation of the 45th Anniversary of Redline bmx !!!
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    MOTOS 2019 SHOW PICS... BEST of show Winner !!
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    Cool to see old BMX in the new commercial: ET Commercial
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    UK based BMX magazine acknowledges the Vander Roll as the trick of the year.
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    I used Bendix red band hubs on most all my race bikes and had no clue they were that thick. Although I was never all that concerned about weight or 'trickness' back then. I just wanted sturdy components. LOL I also do not ever recall that seat post clamp set up. Brilliant!!!!! I'm lovin the time period rust on the seat guts too, very authentic. ;-)
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    I have a 77 Mathews Gusty One.. looking for some parts
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    Haha. I’m not sure a lot of newcomers will understand the statement but I thought it was funny...
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    Pretty rare steel FMF frame just sold for $1645. https://www.ebay.com/itm/FMF-BMX-Mild-Steel-Super-Rare-Frame-Race-Inc-DG-/254422713744?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=lS4Aesy2dXtVqlsxLNh6jV4r1xM%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
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    Only one in the line up with Tuffs! 1985 Freestyle Quad!
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    Ya, I'd be drawn right to this. People either "get it" or they don't. We do!!
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    My high school ride. Owned it since 1986ish.
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    I never collected at the level most people posting in this thread do/did. But I did collect. I stopped collecting or even hunting vintage bmx a few years back. I still love it. Still love to see other people's bikes. Still love it when a classic rolls into the shop. But I just don't have the interest in chasing stuff any more. I never got burned out by the hobby, although the newer crop of collectors didn't help keep me interested. I really like retro bmx cruisers, I've got 4 and my wife has one too. I don't have the little voice in my head saying "don't fuck this bike up" when I ride it. Also, the proportions make me feel like I'm an 11 year old again on a 20". That's what I'm after. The feeling. Everything else is trinkets and trivia. I got way too caught up in that. It's actually a bit of a relief to have forgotten the exact specs of each bike in the 1987 GT freestyle catalog. I've moved on, at least as a collector. Still 100% enthusiast though. As for switching hobbies... I have a bit of a guitar problem. Vintage bmx is a cheaper hobby, maybe I should try to switch back.
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    I think it’s totally understandable to wind it down gracefully from a crescendo, so to speak. The love for it never leaves our brains/hearts and it’s normal to see the physical beginning and end through it’s course. Of course, the end is never really the end. Many of us will always keep a few cherished parts or a bike or two given the opportunity... These mementos or vestigial assets may be a far cry from where we once maxed out in the collection part of the “hobby”, but the lineage cannot be erased. We can always relive our past through positive memories and existing documentation. Notwithstanding the hypothesis above, I wholeheartedly think it’s good to sell off our best assets when we wind it down... I think the reason is logical and humane... Why not let others either cherish, trade, use and abuse anything we no longer covet physically. At the very least , it allows the objects to some how live on in some last and hopefully meaningful way... For they too will one day seize to “live”.
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    Those certificates can easily end up in a trash can when someone unethical decides to get a few more dollars by claiming his stem is OG. This is a point that repoppers NEVER accept. Even Re-issues by original makers that aren't properly marked or changed in a way that is not changeable. Like Brian said, I don't think for a minute that you or Linn would try to mislead someone. It's after that fact that it becomes an issue. And it will 100%.
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    DING DING DING. You took the words right out of my mouth. Coupe, NO ONE thinks you or Lin are trying to be shady. It's the rest of the worthless human race I'm worried about.
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    I can't stop checking this out Tom. What a cool build and the seatclamp and hub are killer!!
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    gonna add this here as well, I just put it in the FMF thread, but here Jeff Utterback explains how the SE team nearly rode R&R's instead of FMF's in the days before SE had their own frames
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    Not original paint, but it is the original color. I’ve got the chain for it. And I just put the nos decals on it too. I’ve had them since 1990. Just never got around to painting the bike
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    What follows is the type of research this site was designed to host. I'd like to thank Sodbuster for this very well researched and beautifully presented paper on this historically important BMX company and their products. It's been too long, frankly, since we've had a proper research paper presented here. Thanks again to those who've submitted them in the past, and I urge those of you who are interested in getting one together in the future to by all means follow through. We welcome this sort of thing. Yes, our standards are high... but who is better qualified to produce this sort of thing than you guys? You guys make this site amazing. Thanks for being you. Without further adieu, I present the latest BMX Society Research Project. This is presented by Brian Gutierrez, better known to most of you as "Sodbuster". Brian is a scholar and a gentleman in the true sense. ABS - The Ashtabula Forge - A White Paper by Brian "Sodbuster" Gutierrez Click the link below to download the entire 16 page paper. http://www.bmxsociet...-BMXsociety.pdf tags: ashtabula, mongoose, bmx products, black magix, 70's bmx, thun, one piece cranks, Schwinn
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    I just found "THE BIKE" we can all call our GREAT,GREAT granpa of BMX. This was the first frame ever, made by Redline: Here's a pic of the very first Red Line flat track frame. It was made for the Factory Triumph Racer Don Castro. Also a little FYI history on Red Line. Every after market chassis company started pretty much the same way. Ray Hensley and Kenny Watkins started Sonic Weld. Ray branched off to start Trackmaster. Two guys that worked for Ray at Trackmaster decided that they were better than Ray, made way with some stuff on the way out the door. They started Red Line the next day. Funny they were almost identical to Trackmaster, Hmmmm? Don't worry, the same happened to them. An employee left Red Line to start Champion Racing Frames, so we can say this frame, right here, was the begining of early BMX technology..... Cool....Even though early MX racing was what motivated us to ride like the Motorcycle MX'ers, the Flattrackers where really responsible for the frame development and usage of Chromoly, and advanced welding styles. Which was the begining of our bikes creation.
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    heres what I can share ... the initial 4 (the more common and popular of what is used) bottom to top - 7b - 7c - 7x - Aero ---- the 7b is a 2 gen with the LOGO and size text, earlier model only had the brand name ARAYA stamped in them (no size) i believe the metal arayas (7c style box) was available as early as the 7c's - to cater to all levels of the hobbiest 77/8 ---- spike can you take a pic of your rim(s) I too would be interested in seeing that hoop you speak of - to see if I am familiar with or not ..... is it maybe a moped rim ?