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Please add everything related to R&R in this thread.

 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try to add dates and sources for print ads and info, if at all possible.  If you don't have any info - it's fine, post it anyway.  The "ideal" of course would be to cite all sources including date of publication.  Sometimes it's not possible, which is ok. 

 

 

courtesy of Bryan Dworshak, I have here what is thus far the earliest print ad we've found.  September 1975 BMX News

 

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Love this pic. Mike Ruffing on an R&R with interesting details.

 

Also an ad, sorry no date, but thanks to Dav451 for posting it.

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On 3/12/2010 at 5:48 PM, sodbuster said:

Just scaned this today. an R&R catalog from 1977. enjoy. :)

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gonna add this here as well, I just put it in the FMF thread, but here Jeff Utterback explains how the SE team nearly rode R&R's instead of FMF's in the days before SE had their own frames

 

 

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20 hours ago, dunphy1 said:

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 are you having posting problems?

I see the photo, but the lack of explanation is odd, and I can see attempts to edit were made.  Just wanted to see if you were able to upload everything that you intended to post. 

 

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First generation, cad plated, R&R with original price still affixed.  $85 in '74/'75 = $410 in '19/'20!? 

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oh I got that bike. up in the attic. but before it was R&R Cyc sold it as stormer jr.

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need close up photos? no problem.  the previous owner chopped that seat tube down. and the head tube had issues under stress. I think the previous owner welded in a gusset for support. interesting frame and history. its part of my cyc collection.  I think I have the magazine bmxaction review for the bike too.

 

 

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from Motocross magazine, don't know what issue ?

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I bought this R&R frame from Don's Bikes in Rialto, CA. in '77. The only pic that I have of my R&R from I believe '78. Pretty sure sure it was a Centurion. No brake bridge, so I made one with two pieces of aluminum. Looks like in the pic I was running Araya 7B's with loose ball sunshine hubs. Ashtabula fork and stem, Oakley 1 grips, Addicks sprocket, unknown 1 piece crank and rat traps. Probably a Messinger seat with a blue alloy post and Schwinn seat clamp. I vaguely remember them being fluted bars, but can't tell from the pic. Probably Shimano Tourney caliper. Check the R&R frame pad. The candy blue powder coating started peeling off, and it was chrome underneath, so I just peeled it all off. I wish I knew what happened to this frame. I put most of the parts on my Gary Turner not long after this pic. 

 

 

 

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That bike is hard Tony!! :rockout:

 

what’s the bike in the background?  Nice looking bars.  

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This is the first R&R that i built around 6/7 years ago. 1977 frame/forks rolling on Dale Enterprise MX-60s.

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This was the second R&R that i built. 1976 pro gusset model. I got this from Dan Williams and as you can see it was a real basket case, i had to save it. I had a friend cut out the seat post tube and re-weld in a new one in cro-moly. The drop outs also recieved some welding and were massaged back into shape. I couldn't let this one die...

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The third in the series was this 1976 R&R Supelight model.

This particular bike was raced back in the day by Todd Fleming, who was the National Number 2 rider and sponsored by LRV. The 'extra' gusset was welded in by Todd's Dad as these were prone to break with a lot of abuse.
The frame has been through a number of 'collectors' hands including Donnie Baird and Jeff Haney before it came to me. I also managed to track down Todd and he confirmed that it is his old race bike from back in the day.

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I remember wanting a R&R back in the 70s but for some reason ended up with a Dan Gurney. They were and still are pretty cool bikes. Thanks for sharing.

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maybe 1 of 1 , I don't know , however very interesting.

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On 2/21/2020 at 2:22 PM, TrulyOdd said:

That bike is hard Tony!! :rockout:

 

what’s the bike in the background?  Nice looking bars.  

That was my bros. I believe it was a Schwinn. Yeah, the bars look like cruiser bars.

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