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BMX Society Bike Check #14 -Larock

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Ok, when have you ever seen anything whack come out of Williams garage? Never would be the correct answer. I think he ranks right up there with Sodbuster as one of the sites favorite collectors with a never ending list of classics.  Ever notice the turn around time on his projects?  It's no joke, he acquires a frame today and by the weekend it is complete and we are drooling all over it.  Nice problem to have.  But the key thing to mention is that they never ever look "just thrown together".  The bikes he turns out are always era correct and thoroughly thought out.  Almost like they were just taken off the track.  This brings us to today's Bike Check.  I know many of you have seen it on Facebook but I think it deserves some spotlight here too. I am done typing, enjoy this weeks BMX Society Bike Check! -Jake

 

 

Screen Name: Larock    

Human Name: William LaRoque

 

Bike: 1976 G-Boy

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Frameset

Frame: G-Boy

Fork: Chrome G-Boy Girder Alloy

 

Steering

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Handlebars: Speedo

Stem: Double Clamps attached to fork

Grips: Winners Circle

Headset: Schwinn

 

Drivetrain

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Cranks: Specialties T.A.

Bottom Bracket: Looseball

Sprocket: 44t Specialties T.A.

Pedals:  MKS BM-1

Chain: Sedis

 

Brakes

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Brake: Mafac Racer Centerpull

Lever: Mafac

Brake Pads: Mafac

 

Wheels/Tires

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Rims: Weinmann

Hubs: Phil Wood

Cog/Freewheel: Shimano

 

Seating

Seat: Cinelli Unicanitor

Post: Aluminum

Seat Post Clamp: Schwinn

 

Miscellaneous

Pads: Black Vinyl

 

Bike History or Project Background:

I picked up this frame & fork from Roc at the BMX Society Gathering in June. The frame was covered with a horrible pink metallic paint job. I could see a lot of the original blue paint underneath the pink and decided to take a chance. After schooling from Joe Buffardi and hours of hand rubbing and removing the pink paint with lacquer thinner I was left with most of the original blue paint! There is definitely enough of the original paint to keep it as is and not repaint it. The G-Boy Girder fork was missing the steer tube and clamps. Joe Buffardi hooked me up with some awesome era correct bar clamps and made the steer tube for me. The rest of the parts were located and picked up locally.

I would like to thank Roc for providing me the opportunity to own a bike that I have searched years for. I would also like to thank Joe Buffardi for schooling me on paint removal and fabricating the steer tube for the very rare G-Boy Girder Fork. Joe also helped me set up the trick Mafac Brake setup without having to drill the frame.

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impeccable

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Nice. Great job saving the original finish.

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Nice. Great job saving the original finish.

I totally agree. Hard work, but well worth it!

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Thanks guys! This one sits in the house most of the time.

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Holy moly. That's great. Nice save on the paint too. Beautiful.

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What a beautiful bike William. I have always liked the G-Boy. Well done!

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Oh yea! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! The more I look the more I like what I see.

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Good job getting that pink paint off of it.  I really like your choice of forks and cranks.  :rockout:

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That thing needs a full restoration.....and some chrome....

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That thing needs a full restoration.....and some chrome....

 

You're so smart Mr. Hays! I will get on that soon! :P

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Such a great bike, William.

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