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  1. Bad part is that good folks will scream this scam from the highest mountain to warn people off. But good people will still get taken by these asshats!
  2. Looks like a GT Performer.
  3. prototype noun pro·​to·​type | \ ˈprō-tə-ˌtīp \ Definition of prototype 1 : an original model on which something is patterned : archetype 2 : an individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type 3 : a standard or typical example 4 : a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction (such as an airplane) A beautiful early example. But I do agree "Japanese made is more like it because the production numbers seem to be in the hundreds. prototypes are not made in the hundreds. Let alone sold in quantity. This is the only collector hobby I know where whenever someone "dosen't know" or "isn't sure" the tag "prototype" is added. IMO all that does is spread confusion. Sorry for the rant. not intended or aimed at the OP. Just my brain leaking again.
  4. I can't speak accurately to Billy Macs bike or the others. But I Can speak about Thom Lund's Wayne King Mono. It has been a source of fascination ans inspiration to me for many years. The front fork on Thom's bike is a Yamaha Moto-Bike fork. It is essentially a stock oil filled Moto-Bike fork other than the addition of a second suspension spring in the right side fork upright. (Stock Moto-Bikes had a spring in the left side only.) And "accordion style" dust boots. these forks had standard bicycle 1" steer tubes. I have always been of the understanding that these forks were derived from ether a 50cc or 80cc Yamaha mini cycle of the day. This second spring I speak of has always been a popular race mod to the Yamahas. This and the addition of a pair of rear shocks from the Yamaha 80 was the hot set up BITD. I know Billy Mac as well as Stu Thompson Both had Wayne King Monoshock frames, I think Stu still owns his. Any pics I can recall of them (no matter the fork used.) the head tubes appear to be for a standard 1" steer tube arrangement. Mi dos centavos.
  5. And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight. "It's a major award!" And to all a good night.
  6. 1976 FMF JW (Jeff Ward.) Replica. *** All parts in used condition with the original finish unless otherwise specified. *** This is a 1976 FMF JW replica mild steel frame. I got it complete from another collector. I then made very few changes to it to make it more to my mind’s eye. The understanding is that JW stands for Jeff Ward. I’ll go with that. Enjoy! Frame: FMF JW Replica. Serial # FJC0**. (Repainted) Fork: Redline. (Chromed no longer nickle.) Bars: Matthews. Stem: Ashtabula BMX non-stamped, Schwinn spec. Head set: Schwinn approved Tange. Grips: Hunt Wilde. Seat: Schwinn approved 10 speed type saddle. Seat post: Schwinn 13/16. Seat post clamp: Schwinn Cranks: Ashtabula BMX 6.5 inch non stamped. Sprocket: Schwinn Mag type. Pedals: Union Rat Trap. (Welded braces.) Chain: Sedis. Bottom bracket set: Schwinn approved Tange. Rims: ARAYA, 20x2.125 steel, chrome. Hubs: Front, Shimano MX. Rear, Shimano “Coaster Brake” 36 hole low flange. Spokes/nipples: .120 gauge. / Chrome plated brass. Tires: Ching Shin C-183 20x2.125 front 20x1.75 rear. Extras and incidentals: Sewn on, snap type cross bar pad. Preston Petty oval number plate. Reproduction frame stickers. Reproduction FMF BMX sticker on the number plate. All other stickers vintage originals.
  7. I actually do have a bike to throw into the mix this year. Not in it to win it but I can't stay away. So onward into the fog!
  8. We called it Ripper mostly but PK was standard too. On a related note, the movie is set in SoCal in 1986, right? Dude at the beach that thought Minnesota was a city said something like "Ripper. We dont have those around here" while stroking the down tube. Uhhhh ok, the birth place of BMX, California, didnt have PK Rippers?? Yea "we don't have those around here". And I don't if they are made less than 10 miles away!
  9. That weekend I was on the sidelines turning wrenches. My partners in crime Tom Elloitt and Larry Fehrnstrom are in the car in this shot. Also my friend Tim Gehring had been giving us a bunch of help with the car around that time so we surprised him by tossing him a helmet and putting him in the co-drivers seat for one of the heat races. I had plenty of seat time in the car up to that point and the look on Tim's face when I tossed him the brain bucket and told him to get in the car was priceless.
  10. The building in the background looks familiar. This is how it looks in the background from the International course.
  11. This! And if the buyer wants me to hold it for him any longer than 30 minutes a cash deposit is required.
  12. Bob Haro at 60 is news that sends my mind rolling. In my perspective of the origin and progression of freestyle BMX, it was all done by the younger guys coming up. But it was a really more the guys my age that stuck to it and stayed dedicated and didn’t move on from it. To give you prespective of where I’m coming from, I’ll be 60 years old myself this year. Bob is about 6 months older than me.
  13. Yes I see. But you were not the only one. Others that have asked have gotten kind of vague info in answer to the question. So I have to ask; What did he tell you?
  14. Interesting to note. Over the last few years at VW shows or camp outs there has always been a BMX bike or two running around. And the number seems to increase as the years go by. Now I see it goes both ways, as I see more and more VW's showing up now at BMX shows. Ain't life grand!
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