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  1. Staying consistent...posting all my finished projects on the best website. I've been working on this one quietly over the past 18 months or so. Check it out. I'm really happy with how it turned out. 1980 Standard long. FRAME - JMC Standard long FORK - JMC HEADSET - Tange MX-2 HANDLEBARS - Schwinn Sting STEM - MCS GRIPS - Oakley CRANKS - Shimano 600 SPROCKET - Takagi CHAINRING BOLTS - Norm's Bike Shop BOTTOM BRACKET - Cook Brothers PEDALS - KKT rat trap CHAIN - Regina Oro SEAT CLAMP - Xcaliber SEAT POST - VDC SEAT - Kashimax MX HUBS - Phil Wood FREEWHEEL - SunTour 16T (3/32") RIMS - C&G Super Pro TIRE FRONT - Carlisle Aggressor TIRE REAR - Comp 2 BRAKE - Dia-Compe MX1000 BRAKE PADS - Mathauser LEVER - Dia-Compe prebent PADS - Rad Pads
  2. Here is a link to the original thread (11 years ago). There is a lot more information and pics of the headtube...
  3. Yea, It's a big change. I understand that it may not be everyones cup of tea, but I really like the way it turned out.
  4. This is a complete re-do of the Race Tech bike I originally found at a local yard sale back in 2009. I have included a picture of the bike as it used to be to show the difference. The frame, fork, headset and grips are the same....everything else is different. Everything is original finish with no reproduction. FRAME - ABM Race Tech FORK - Hutch Pro HEADSET - AMB Race Tech HANDLEBARS - Freshour Racing STEM - DK Pro GRIPS - Oakley B2 CRANKS - Redline Flight 401 BOTTOM BRACKET - 28tpi loose ball CHAIN RING - Pete's CHAIN RING BOLTS - Sugino DISC - Pro Neck PEDALS - Shimano DX CHAIN - Sedisport SEAT CLAMP - Cycle Pro SEAT POST - generic 7/8" SEAT - Kashimax Areo WHEELS - Skyway Tull 2 alloy TIRES - Comp 3 BRAKE - LEVER - Dia-Compe Tech 4 BRAKE - CABLE - Dia-Compe 1985 BRAKE - CALIPER - Dia-Compe MX900 BRAKE - PADS - Skyway Pro PADS - California Lite (2 frame pads and a stem pad) PLATE - Zeronine Moto Control
  5. I was going to ask about the front sprocket. I really like it on that bike. Cool bike!
  6. I believe the earliest of the Redline bars that came after the original deeper-V nickel bars had no stamping. Soon, after, they went to stamping. They would be stamped in this area...
  7. Pedals would need to go as well if you want period correct. Maybe other parts as well (chain, sprocket, brake, etc) What is the stem? The bars look Redline to me. Are they stamped?
  8. Not a word....anywhere....at least that I have been able to find. Let me see what I can find out UPDATE: From what I was told, it sounds like it is imminent.
  9. Nice job Johan! You've been around forever. By the way, I still frequent your website for information.
  10. So if this seller will not ship Internationally, do you have a friend here in the US that the seller can ship to...then that person can ship to you?
  11. Ok, so this raffle ended up raising approximately $4,300 for Brett. It was mentioned yesterday during the raffle that Brett's outcome has been modified from "three months" to "just weeks". It sounds like he (and his mom, maybe?) are in Missouri. That's about all I know at this point. I know there are varying feelings, but I'm just posting what I have been told directly, from people who say they have been speaking to Brett and/or his mom on a daily basis. EDIT: To answer your question, Jason...no. I am only going by (a) Brett's own FB post saying that he has terminal liver cancer, and (b) the information being told to me from people who claim to be in daily contact with Brett.
  12. I asked around to see if there were other options available for people to donate/support (if they wanted to), but it sounds like this raffle is the only thing going on.
  13. I definitely remember the screen name. Sorry to hear this sad news.
  14. Well, sort of....here are a couple of google satellite pics of the area in question. In the first image, the large yellow DOT at the bottom is the corner our house was on. The big outlined area is the area we used to ride in the creek. The second image is a closeup of the riding area. The creek (blue line) is basically dry the entire year except in the spring when the snow is melting. The entire area was wooded 40 years ago, but now there are scattered homes on that road. The last image is at the intersection of my old house. The dirt road on the right leads down to the riding spot.
  15. A 13-year bump on this, eh? LOL. Believe it or not, I actually have pictures to add. IMAGE #1: The house I grew up in from 1978-1988. Thirty acres of fields, trees, creeks, animals and fun. The yellow circle is my old bedroom window. We use to open it and put the big house speakers out on the top of the porch roof and blast all the good stuff (Iron Maiden, ACDC, VH, Judas Priest, etc). The ditch in front of the house was the perfect spot to grab some air after getting as much speed as you could by pedaling down the road. It has been 'filled in' quite a bit by subsequent owners. Also, in the 70's/80's none of those rocks were there. IMAGE #2: The corner of Church and School. We would spend time here every day. This was on the way to school, so it was a guarantee every day. No big deal...about 2.5' tall. IMAGE #3: The corner of St. Clair and Day. The ride into town was about 3 miles. We rode our bikes to school every day regardless of weather. Pouring rain, snow, icy roads. It wasn't even a thought. We just did it. As you enter the town of Almont, you are pedaling uphill, so you were usually gassed out by the time you would hit this jump. The retaining wall was not there back in the day. The old lady who lived there couldn't stand it when we would jump onto her lawn, so this was more of a hit-it-and-go place. IMAGE #4: The corner of Black and Bristol. My mom worked for a local lawyer in the building on the left. The picture is the rear of the building. We spent a LOT of time here. That angled slab of concrete was like a wedge ramp. Think R.L. and Buff doing 180's and endos at the top, with rollbacks. The usual routine was to ride into town, go to the laundromat. In the back of the laundromat, they sold bottles of pop for $.50 and candy bars for $.25 each. So, for a buck, I could get a Diet Pepsi and two Snickers. Then we would ride to Black/Bristol to ride wheelies, do endos, and any other BMXA trick team tricks we could think of. The Almont Arcade was about 500 feet away (off to the left of the picture). When we wanted a break, we would ride over and get quarters from Denise, the young (hot) girl who worked there. Stargate, Tempest, Donkey Kong, Tron...we would waste a couple dollars there, then head back and ride again. Just typing this has me wishing I could go back and waste one more day doing this same thing.