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BMX Society Bike Check #27 - TrulyOdd's Star Products

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BMX Society Bike Check #27

 

Welcome to the long awaited TrulyOdd bike check.  One of the top collectors in the game when it comes to taste, composition and keeping it real. Truly Odd does not play. Heavyweight. Believe it.  He's won top honors at BMX Society gatherings multiple times with a panel of judges, he's won BOTY (Bike of the Year) by the votes of his peers... he's gifted, there's no disputing and he builds winners.  No need to ramble on here... he's been honored in the collector spotlight previously, so click the link to read more about the man.

 

This time, however, we are focusing on a bike check: the Star redux.  His back in the day race bike, and how sweet it is....

 

 

 

BMX Society Bike Check
 
Screen Name:   TrulyOdd
Human Name:  Patrick Freitas
 
Bike:  1982 Star Products BMX
 
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All original chrome and decals. 
All parts original finish.
 
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Frameset
Frame:  Star Products Pro
Fork: Star Products 
 
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Steering
Handlebars:  Patterson Pro
Stem:  Pro Neck
Grips:  Oakley B2
Headset:  Tioga Beartrap II
Headset/Stem Lock: Suntour
 
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Drivetrain
Cranks:  Profile 3rd Gen. 180's
Bottom Bracket:  Profile
Sprocket:  Shimano 44
Spider/Disc:  Profile 130
Pedals:  Hutch pro
Chain:  Izumi
 
 
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Brakes
Brake:  Dia-Compe MX 1000
Lever:  Dia-Compe Tech 3
Brake Pads:  Skyway finned
Cable:  Dia-Compe
Cable Hangers:  Dia-Compe
 
 
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Wheels/Tires
Rims:  Araya 7X
Hubs:  Campagnolo Super Record 
Axles:  Campagnolo 
Hardware:  Campagnolo
Cog/Freewheel:  Shimano 333
Spokes:  SS
Tires:  Mitsubishi Comp II (2.125/1.75)
 
 
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Seating
Post:  Star Products
Seat:  Kashimax MX
Seat Post Clamp:  Dia-Compe hinged
 
 
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Miscellaneous
Number Plate:  Haro Flo-Panel
Misc:  SST dirt skirt
 
 
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Provenance:   I've owned this since 1982.  Purchased in 82 (maybe early 83) and raced until 85.   I pulled it out from my parents garage and raced it again for a brief stint in '94.   
 
Bike History or Project Background:   The frame and fork were originally owned and raced by Kevin McCarthy (who at the time was the Factory Pro rider for Star Products).   He was a buddy of mine and i remember asking him about it all the time.   When he switched factory rides, he sold it to me.   I changed a few parts over the years but after getting back into BMX again in 2006, i brought it back to era correctness.  The handlebars are my original Patterson pros and have been on the bike since BITD.   The 4130 decal by the bottom bracket was added then too. 
 
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The numberplate was inspired from a picture i found (in BMX Plus Aug 82) of Kevin racing the frame set.  I liked the number he was running. 
 
Cool story:   My dad (who's in his 90's now) used to love going on bike rides and took it over as his main rider after i went away to college.  He used to say it was easier to ride than his and my moms old bikes.   I remember him telling me all the time that people would question him about it and ask if he'd sell it.   Luckily for me….since BITD, both my parents were adamantly told to never get rid of any of my bike stuff. 

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very dope...

 

only suggestion I'd make is to put a comp III skinny on the back, and you're in luck! I have what you need and I'll trade you straight across. :wink: 

 

Seriously though... this thing is flawless.

 

But equally serious... I need that tire. :lol:

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that whip is sik, super clean ride.

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I have seen the collection first hand.  It is incredible, I say that about a lot of collections, but TO's is a room full of soul.  This bike is so hot, that words do it no justice.

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What the ????? is that a slant back i see ...... hmmmmm

 

 

 

i love that whip. but don't you ever dare make another comment about using slant backs ever, ever again - ya bitch  :ROTFLMAO: (lay backs, okay maybe, but don't down the slant backs) 

 

 

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Wow...that is super slick.  I like that!

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Great bike and great story Patrick!

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What makes a race bike interesting (and fun to ride) is the details that enable speed, not the colors or other "flash", and nothing is as subtle and devastating as Campy hubs... I'll bet your dad loved riding that bike. It was probably effortless compared to other "adult" bikes. 

:Want:

 

rv

bmxmtb

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That thing makes me drool.  So cool to be your original bike.  You even had good taste as wee lad.  :lol:

 

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So...Dope!  What diameter is the fork leg tubing? It looks huge, but then again it might be the gleaming chrome making it appear larger than it is.

 

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Definitely one of the coolest bikes of the scene!

I love seeing this at the shows.  I definitely took some time to gawk over that thing in person.

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thanks for the cool words fellas!

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Awesome.

Really dig the plate.

When I saw it "Kevin" popped into my head.

You should snap a pic with him and the bike.

..02 A.G.

 

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Holy freakin wow!!

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What the ????? is that a slant back i see ...... hmmmmm

 

 

 

i love that whip. but don't you ever dare make another comment about using slant backs ever, ever again - ya bitch  :ROTFLMAO: (lay backs, okay maybe, but don't down the slant backs) 

 

 

 

:lol:  i know, i know

 

 been tough finding a straight post though. and a star post is a star post (thanks scott) 

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Wow! That is a killer.

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