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Tom Hand

Want some true 1976 History? A 1976 DG as Raced

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I see a lot of folks needing true historical info. Here it is.

 

I pulled my DG out and took lots of quick shots. Note the Weinman rims, Normandy hubs, Takagi Crank, Shimano Disc brake, DG Racer Frame. Troxel seat, CYC bars, Oury grips, etc. etc.

 

Check out my number plate.

 

Note serial number too. I built this in very early 1976.

 

All of this is vintage 1974 to 1976. Look it up in your BMX News if you want to see all these parts. I'll post photos as I can get them on.

 

Tom Hand

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Wow ! cool piece of racing history. I love the disc brake. I do remember seeing them but only on non-bmx bikes. Cool stuff.

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I have not moved this rubber seal from the crank since 1976.

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So, this is what 1976 looked like. Large spokes, ten speed hubs for a while, special heat treated Ashtabula or Takagi cranks, cool frames with paint that was not applied for an eternity, ten speed bike seats, and some cool adapted brake technology from 1975 JC Penney ten speed bikes!

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Can you post some pics of the whole bike? I wanna see how it looks complete. Thanks.

 

That disc brake is crazy.

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:wow: THAT is the SICKEST DG ive ever seen :wow: i grew up in san diego and the first bike i ever wanted was a DG...thanks for posting that :ThumbsUp:

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Here is a top shot to show the custom pads we made for it.

GreyBoy, hope these show what you were looking for.

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WOW! again... that may be THE coolest survivor ever, incredible color too,and that plate is sooo killer....you should get an award for keeping this bike in such nice shape, good job :ThumbsUp:

 

note to self: CYC bars are THE JOINT!! :writing:

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Please allow me to once again plug the copies of the BMX News papers that Bill Curtin and I worked so hard to scan. I believe he still has them on CDs for sale. I kept all my BMX News papers from the first one in 1973 until about the end in 1978 or so and we scanned them all. Plus we scanned all my BMX catalogs (Webco, DG, DL TrickRay, etc.) and they are on the CDs too.

For anyone really needing the history, like my bike shows, you really, really need to get these BMX News copies.

Thanks for letting me advertise Moderators; hope it was OK to share it here.
Tom

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SO cool... gotta be one of the best survivors out there!!! :)

Beautiful...

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I have a huge appreciation for DG. Much moreso than I did just 2-3 years ago.. Excellent pictures Tom!

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Wow, very cool. A time machine on two wheels.

I dig the tire choice. I recall using such for a time on my 76 goose.

Does that disc compare (in stopping power) at all to current MTB mechanical disc brakes (or hydraulic) such as Avid BB7s? (if you know), It looks like it could.

Great job on storage and the fact that you still have it.

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Amazing survivor. Been meaning to buy the cds just haven't gotten around to it.

Just thinking about how many DG's were here in Norcal when I was a kid. Def one of THE bikes to have. R&R's, DG's, Mongooses, FMF's were all over the damn place.

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That is KILLER!

 

Why do you have the wheel so far back in the dropouts?

 

Does that have anything to do with the disc set up or for a longer wheel base?

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