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SE Racing Basher

Nov. 1980 BMXA

Product Profile scan

 

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Race Inc Seat Post

Nov 1980 BMXA

 

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Ukai Shiney Side Rims

Nov 1980 BMXA

 

 

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zap pads with the bolts

Sept 81 BMXA

 

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Terry Cable out by summer of 1980

 

Ad is Aug 1980 and the bmxplus product profile is same issue, Aug 80

 

 

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Bump

dig deep and add dates... please do dig deep though :) 

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Son-Lite Turbo hubs

  • IMAGE #1:  First seen in magazines on the cover of BMX Plus! in February, 1982
  • IMAGE #2:  The February cover is then referenced in the "New Products" section of BMX Plus! in June, 1982
  • IMAGE #3:  The very LAST reference I have been able to find for purchasing Son-Lite Turbo 1's is on page 50 of BMXA in November, 1985

 

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Torker 6-Bolt Stem

  • IMAGE #1:  First seen in magazines in the March/April 1979 issue of BMXA on page 13
  • IMAGE #2:  The Torker advertisement in the same March/April 1979 issue of BMXA on page 29 sys "be on the lookout".
  • IMAGE #3:  The Torker advertisement in the May, 1979 BMXA (on page 10) now includes an image of the stem available for purchase.

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UniSeat (Berg Designs)

The earliest advertisement that I have been able to locate is on Page 44 of the August, 1978 BMXA.

The thing that stands out to me is:  "7 SUPER COLORS"  I wonder what all seven colors were?

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Cycle Pro Skinwall Snakebelly

IMAGE #1:  I was surprised to find this ad on page 44 of the June, 1978 BMXA. This tire was available earlier than I ever thought. Additionally, it seems that the skinwall came first!

IMAGE #2:  The earliest reference for a blackwall snakebelly is on page 6 of the August, 1979 BMXA

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Titron titanium axles

The earliest ad I can find is June, 1980 BMXA.

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VDC "Fred Jr." solid seat post

IMAGE #1:  Detailed on a page of random equipment in the November, 1980 issue of BMXA (page 58)

IMAGE #2:  The Fred Jr. solid post appears in an official VDC advertisement in the December, 1980 issue of BMXA (page 110)

These seatposts are pretty cool with plastic/vinyl colored inserts that slide into the fluted recesses.

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On 1/22/2021 at 6:16 AM, keep_it_warm said:

UniSeat (Berg Designs)

The thing that stands out to me is:  "7 SUPER COLORS"  I wonder what all seven colors were?

 

Well let's see:
1) black
2) blue
3) yellow
4) red
5) white

are the only ones I can think of in the original lineup (or at least the most popular era with the rainbow Uni logo) - did white come later?

Maybe 7 was typo?

They later redesigned them with a silver UNI logo on the sides of the seats, like the Uni Turbo.
The Turbo of course came in a bunch of other colors like green.

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i have a green, early version UNI. 

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17 hours ago, TrulyOdd said:

i have a green, early version UNI. 

so that's six - I'm gonna say orange for number seven?

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3 hours ago, AndyDiamond said:

so that's six - I'm gonna say orange for number seven?

seems to, they test a "a prototype model in flashy orange with a mellow yellow seatpost" in bmx plus november '78

 

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Wasn’t there a SE brown one shown in an early ad?  

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On 1/24/2021 at 11:18 PM, TrulyOdd said:

Wasn’t there a SE brown one shown in an early ad?  

Quite possibly - was there ever a baby blue one?

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