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MID-SCHOOL BMX 20" & Cruisers (1990's)

MID-SCHOOL BMX 20" & Cruisers (1990's)  

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~~ MID-SCHOOL BMX 20" & Cruisers (1988 to 2000) ~~

 

All submissions should be in accord with the BOTY RULES

 

If we have enough participation we will split 20" and cruisers into separate classes. We combined these in recent years due to so few submissions in these classes. 

Please READ and follow the guidelines to the letter. Entries that break the rules will be deleted and you will have to re-submit. 

Also, take special note of the schedule for submission, cut off and voting. 

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1997 Kastan Pro XL

Adam Richard’s factory issued race bike

This is the last bike Adam had before he died. Sadly, it is neither original finish nor his original yellow bike. This is the white bike that Snap magazine did a bike check on. Adam’s brother had it refinished in black, so I decided to redo the yellow bike (which Adam was well known for riding and he destroyed in 1996) since original finish was no longer an option. The frame, rims and spokes are all from Adam’s bike. The rest I had to piece together since his brother parted the bike out.

 

Frame: 1997 Kastan Pro XL, factory issued to Adam Richards (refinished)

Fork: S&M Pitchfork

Bars: S&M Slam Bars

Stem: DK XXL

Headset: Dia-Tech Aheadset

Seat post: unknown

Seat: SDG Slim Jim

Grips: ODI Longneck

Brake caliper: Shimano XTR

Brake lever: Dia Compe Tech 77

Brake pads: Shimano XTR

Rims: Araya Super 7X

Hubs: 2nd gen Crupi high flange

Tires: (F) GT AA Pro, 20x2.125

® GT AA Pro, 20x1.75

Cranks: Kastan, 181mm

Bottom Bracket: Kastan “big bearing”

Pedals: Peregrine sealed

Chainwheel: Kastan 45t spline drive

Chain: Sedisport

Freewheel: Suntour, 16t

Pads: UGP

Plate: UGP

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Built this up for our Annual Old School Race Series 

Bike has to be more than 20 years old, have a quilled stem and an American B.B.  

I’m tall and wanted something that fit the profile but was long enough for me to ride on the track and be somewhat comfortable. I tried out a 84 RL PL20 First and it was way too short. So I found this frame on here with a cracked brake bridge.  Took it to my homie at work at and undisclosed aircraft company (who also manages a BMX team so he knows bikes) who is a master welder. Blammo.  Frames ready.  Then on went a hodgepodge of old and new parts.  Much the same approach I took to building up my 87 sport daily rider. Was going after good smooth riding parts that worked well together. 

Rides great.  I feel like it really just has a super relaxed seat post to get the XL TT length. So it doesn’t feel a ton longer than the shorter models. I’ve talked to a couple people about it and they kinda feel the same thing. Still a long azz bike. 

And the seat has a beer bottle opener so you KNOW it’s fast as hell.  

 

91 BOSS Prime Time Frame 

Iron Horse Forks (4130 cromo - they just seemed to fit and were cheap lol) 

S&M Race Bars. New.  Light and comfy. 

DK Stem (Thanks Mike!)

Primo Lever - because it was laying there 

Pitbull Brake - because they rock 

Bubble Font Sprocket 

RL Flights (new)

ODI lock on grips as I’m obsesssd with lock on grips 

Rock Bros pedals - freaking cheap dude and good for the INSERT:CONTENT:ENDnbsp;

GT/Alienation wheels - 28 spoke front - yup don’t judge me these wheels were under a bill and are rock solid 

SE Vee Rubber - That logo just pops 

SE seat w/bottle opener  Lightning + Beer Opener = Speed 

Peregrine post clamp - I’m a freestyler dudes. Not a racer 

GT post inverted - well it’s cut and this is the only way you get to enjoy the logo

Redline B.B. 

repop Decals (Except Headtube Badge and Seat Tube Decal, those are OG i believe)

OG Haro Pad - again this was laying there. I need a black BOSS pad for it 

two Cycle Michael # Plate from last year 

 

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I originally picked up this Auburn Cruiser a few years back and soon after sold the frame to fund another build. As soon as it was gone I regretted it. Some may know that feeling. Fortunately it was sold to a buddy who understood and I was able to get it back ealier this year- thanks again Ross! I built it up from mostly spare parts laying on the garage floors of local friends and considering that it doesn't have a Brooks seat or a propeller on the handlebars, it still rides pretty well for a bike that costs less than a CBR seat clamp. It cruises best in the 5-7 Tecate range... allegedly. All original finishes and decals throughout (copy and pasted from every William Larock post). 

 

- '95 Auburn CR-24R Frame

- S&M Pitchfork

- GT Headset

- DK Invert Stem

- S&M Pre-GAy Bars

- ODI Longneck Grips w/ Flite Donuts

- Shimano DX Brakes w/ Kool Stop Pads

- GT Padded Seat, GT Micro Adjust Post and GT Double Bolt Clamp

- Sun BFR Rims w/ Profile Cassette Hubs and Stainless Spokes

- Maxxis Holy Roller Tires 

- Powerlite / Profile cranks and Sealed Bottom Bracket

- Powerlite Sprocket

- Crupi Pro Square Pedals

- Cheap Steel Chain Tensioner on Drive Side

 

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays! 

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The shocker! '96 mongoose Aftershock. I built it for the society show so it's got Chatsworth repop decals on it. Im for patina but I was aching to hand polished this beast. Didn't sand out the nicks and scratches, just made it shiny.

 

96 mongoose Aftershock frame

Redline flite forks

JP stem

Gt pro bars

Dirt research titanium railed saddle

Micro adjust post

Clamp came with frame

Technique 181 cranks NOT REPOP

primo pro sealed pedals

Sedisport chain

Spin wheels restickered with mongoose decals

Tioga comp III Fat/skinny

 

If you were to dream of the bike of the future as a kid in the 80's, would it look like this?!

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