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anyone have a mr.bmx frame ?

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that is a cool ride!  mr. bmx is what he quoted,he never mentioned if he bought it new or not ,that could be a huge difference,had a falling out recently, cant ask him, no mention of any out of the ordinary type of design, like the mr.stix bmx

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Seems like I have heard that name. Pacific Northwest, maybe? I seem to remember hearing them being out of Washington?

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Be heard of Mr Stix - can't say I've ever heard of Mr BMX tho ....

 

But then again I'm not surprised considering the fact you seem to be putting a twist on everything we know to date - LOL

 

 

 

Outta curiosity, you aren't typing all this stuff from a room thats all covered in cushiony material, with rounded off edge, no mirrors or sharp instruments or anything like that, right ?

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Any details about the brand, Steve? Like years of production etc?

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If you mention Darrell then it has to have been well after the 85 closing of Jmc and his stint on kuwahara the next couple yrs -- it's either a late 80s or early 90s brand

 

It a starting point for sake of research - try looking up mags and ads from that time frame.

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Minor correction - My Mr. BMX Cruiser had a JMC Sticker kit on it - so that it could be raced due to there not being a true JMC Cruiser avail at a race for DY...   the bike was loaned out for a local event and had no stickers on it at all - so the JMC Stickers were applied in case some photographs were taken.  The JMC that should have been used was lost by the airlines or something...  

 

My Mr. BMX was a 24" chrome frame and fork kit   (maybe the bars were Mr. BMX as well?)   It wasn't a complete and I swapped a bunch of parts around on it.   The really sad thing is that I can't recall who I sold it to - but I have been told it is still floating around the town where I grew up...   

 

Mr. BMX was a guy in Salem, Oregon...  I can find pictures if anyone wants - the actual "Mr. BMX" guy did race cruiser.

 

Further - I did possess a DY RRS Frame and fork set for a summer - can't remember the circumstances in which I had it in my possession, but it was cool - the BB Cups were notched and it had a bearing set which allowed it to run 1 piece cranks...

 

Unrelated....The coolest thing I have right now is a Pinarello 20" from Europe - it is basically a Cycle Pro with a sticker kit.  And, I still have my Hutch that I raced from 82ish to 88  - I had to locate that bike after 10 years of it floating around town - it is missing the chain, bars, grips and tires from back then...  But it still has the Campy BMX Hubs and the ESP Stem from back then...  Maybe my next project will be to locate that Mr. BMX...

 

Walt

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a RRS is a cruiser or twenty built for Riverside Redlands Schwinn (RRS). they were big in the northwest because troy daniels brother (factory Kuwahara) was a RRS dealer.

so Walt is saying he had a RRS that was owned by Darrell Young (DY)

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I know what a RRS is - didn't know Darrell owned one. I mean guessing it woulda been early in the 24 scene for them circa 81 and Darrell was already riding for JMC wasn't he ?

 

Did he ride for redlands before JMC ? If so I wasn't aware.

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Steve was correct - it was a RRS Frame and fork kit that was owned by DY at one time...  DY was sponsored by RRS in 1980 (for about half the year - this was when he was am...   This is covered on the Wikipedia page for DY.

 

For those not familiar with the RRS, the rear drop outs were fixed (think road bike) and the American BB was split on the bottom.   Then Aluminum cups were installed that would hold a standard euro square taper BB for 3 piece cranks - the holes for the euro BB were drilled off center, so that the whole assembly could be rotated - thus tightening the chain - and the split would be tightened down via two braze on mounts - This type of setup is common on the front set of cranks on tandem bikes. 

 

For RRS BMX bike, the chain/rear wheel set up meant the wheel base was always the same.  The cranks moved around and could be set in the "high" position or the "low" position when adjusting the chain tension.  This also meant the brake position didn't change.   You could generally go up or down a tooth on the front or the rear very easily.   Much more than that, and you were swapping the chain out - back then, the half link either didn't exist or wasn't well known.

 

The rear brakes were true Canti Brakes with a center arc wire, and I am 90% sure the brake arms were custom made for the RRS, as I don't think canti brakes were very common back then (on any bikes)

 

Last unique feature was "safety" drop outs for the forks - they sort of had a hood or shroud around where the axel nut went, so even if you just put the front wheel on hand tight, it wouldn't fall off the bike...   (I know it has never been an issue, but that was what RRS called a feature)

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Most everyone on "this" site is pretty well versed on RRS

- though I didn't realize he rode for RRS in 80

 

My question here is didn't RRS introduce 24" frames to the world (not just the scene) in 81 ? And if so wasn't DY on Jmc by that time - riding for red lands is one thing but they were a shop trike most before offering they're own merchandise - I'm not arguing that he rode for them or not - I'm just not so accepting of the fact he rode a 24"for them

 

Again not a debate - more of an inquisitive reflection

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