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I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving, it was cool for me.

 

This will be a very Special TOPIC:

It's the Holidays and I gonna dig deep to get in the good Stuff.

This is the Seventh or Eighth Major Topic I've posted on OS-BMX and the Replies posted by the members has overwhelmed all my expectations in the Last Two Months.

 

OS-BMX WAS A WARM WELCOME FROM EVERYBODY TOGETHER:

The members really give Total Support to my Topics so WE invite the new members to join us for Some of the finest Historical and Personal Discussions that any group of OS-BMX members can have together as a TEAM. This allowed me in no time at all to learn some of the Real OS-BMX Members and that's what it's all about.

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Santa "Really Sander Keebler Elf said he put it in here but they all look the same?".

 

 

NEW STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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This is really good information with complete Geometric Design.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

OFFICIAL BMX ACTION TEST DIAMOND BACK:

December 1981 issue You get it all Bike and Riders.

 

 

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NEW STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

PERIODICALLY PLEASE CHECK BACK AND

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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This is what

 

you need to restore it era correct this could help?

Thanks and Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

1985 DIAMOND BACK BMX

 

BIKE CATALOG SPECIFICATIONS:

Turbo, F1, TL, pretty much same Bike just different look.

 

 

 

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STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE

 

FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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I have to Post this again for members who missed it Before.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

This is one of the highest Honors from a Group that holds OSBMX at the same level we did 25 years ago and I know this will make a reflection to others in our Position.

Thank you OS-BMX Members it's so appreciated.

 

I'm sure you'll see this Again.

 

 

 

 

 

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ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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I like the layout of stuff on these Pages of a 1982 Buyers Guide.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

NICE STUFF 1982 BUYERS GUIDE:

 

 

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ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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sandy call me when you can!!I lost your ###Happy Thanksgiving dad!!!! :smthup:

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Ya know, 6 months ago i never thought i'd bother getting a Diamond back. Don't know why, guess i kinda thought they weren't on the same level as JMC / SE.

 

Then out of the blue, a friend sold me his 81 DB for $50 that he had, had sitting in his yard for the last 20 years. I wasn't overly fussed about it (it "was" in very poor condition) Then Sandy goes posting all his cool stuff like this and STR-1 showed me how to polish one up to near new....next thing, i'm hooked. The Diamond Back i have will sit proudly on my imaginary 8 lane starting gate (my top 8) hopefully after christmas, i'll post the resto pics..... thanks for the wake up call guys... :smthup:

 

Can anyone tell me what my DB is? it came with Blue alloy compments, mostly sugino with the DB logo on it. 3 peice alloy cranks and alloy bars, araya rims, suzue hubs, dia comp 890 brakes....

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Ya know, 6 months ago i never thought i'd bother getting a Diamond back. Don't know why, guess i kinda thought they weren't on the same level as JMC / SE.

 

Then out of the blue, a friend sold me his 81 DB for $50 that he had, had sitting in his yard for the last 20 years. I wasn't overly fussed about it (it "was" in very poor condition) Then Sandy goes posting all his cool stuff like this and STR-1 showed me how to polish one up to near new....next thing, i'm hooked. The Diamond Back i have will sit proudly on my imaginary 8 lane starting gate (my top 8) hopefully after christmas, i'll post the resto pics..... thanks for the wake up call guys... :smthup:

 

Ozdirtboy,

I want to thank you for proving it does work. it's the effort of members who want to make OS-BMX the one everybody talks about as the Place that brings Real OS-BMX to Life.

 

The DB you Restored from 24 years ago is almost a miracle in itself, I know when I started a clean/polish on a chromed DB Frame it was hard to stop once I saw how awesome it restored. You should be very proud of the original decals intact, you learned well and I wish you could let others know how it feels inside once you finish it.

 

You said it:

"THANKS FOR THE WAKE UP CALL GUYS!"

Your welcome.

 

I Love this Site, :smthup: :smthup:

SE Finkelman

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Can anyone tell me what my DB is? it came with Blue alloy compments, mostly sugino with the DB logo on it. 3 peice alloy cranks and alloy bars, araya rims, suzue hubs, dia comp 890 brakes....

...oh, and the serial number of course...... 1G1006 and the baseball

Ozdirtboy,

Congratulations you have a winner. The 1981 DB Frame is possibly the last production of the Pre Black/Silver DB units from Japan.

I would like to see the fork to help you further and better shots of decals please.

 

The ser# 1G1006 tells you it's the SIXTH unit of this Specific Production run.

The Parts tell me it's the 3-piece alloy Kit Blue.

 

I'll post more after I see the fork and decals.

Thanks for Sharing,

SE Finkelman

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Here's an AD from a BMX magazine of the Wheels N Things Mail Order.

We sold DB Bike and parts World Wide, there was over 1,750 BMX Parts/Gear in our Catalog. I remember we received over 60 request a day for our Mail Catalog, you wouldn't believe how many thousands of Stickers we sold.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

1984 MAGAZINE AD:

 

 

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ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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This shows how tough the competition was between Two of the Greatest Teams in the World Torker and SE Racing.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

Can you believe almost every BMX Magazine Published had mispelled EDDY Kings's first Name at one time or another in the 1970's and 1980's.

They really had no problem shooting him in the Racing Mode.

 

 

APRIL 1979 BMX NEWS NATIONAL NEWS PAPER:

Racing machines Built Light, Quick, and deadly fast.

 

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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I Love this Site,  :smthup:  :smthup:

SE Finkelman

The reason i love this site is simply because it feels like a bunch of guys sitting round a campfire, beer in one hand talking about the good old times.....

 

I think I've hijacked your thread too much already, so i'll post a new topic over in Wrenching and Building and would appreciate if you could take a look :smthup:

 

Bruce

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I think I've hijacked your thread too much already, so i'll post a new topic over in Wrenching and Building and would appreciate if you could take a look :smthup:

 

Bruce

Ozdirtboy,

Bruce Thanks for sharing why you think this is a super site, yoiu put it perfectly.

 

I'd rather you post the info on your DB's progress in my Topic so I and others can follow along, I think your addition was totally inline with my Topics and if it wasn't I'd let you know.

 

The other reason is my Topics are moved/saved in the BMX Gallery for members to reference in the future, that was a deal I made with OS-BMX I spend quite a bit of time on the images posted and hate when they're discarded.

 

I want my threads with posts like yours so new/future members can see that the OS-BMX system really works and we have fun.

Thanks again,

SE Finkelman

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Ya know, 6 months ago i never thought i'd bother getting a Diamond back. Don't know why, guess i kinda thought they weren't on the same level as JMC / SE.

 

Can anyone tell me what my DB is? it came with Blue alloy compments, mostly sugino with the DB logo on it. 3 peice alloy cranks and alloy bars, araya rims, suzue hubs, dia comp 890 brakes....

 

Ozdirtboy,

This completes the Positive Identification of your DB Bike:

 

Frame Ser# 1G1006.

1981 DB final edition of of this model F/F made in Japan.

Frame: 3-main Tubes Chromoly Tubing.

Fork: Chromoly Dual Drop-out.

 

The Parts kit is Full race Alloy 3-piece crank and Araya Rims.

 

The Bike was available in Chrome with Red, Blue, Gold, Parts in 1 or 3 piece cranks.

Earlier F/F was available in Red, Blue, Chrome.

 

I'll post a picture of the Bike.

Thanks for sharing,

SE Finkelman

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Here's an old AD from the 1970's, the Rider is the Oldest BMX National Racer.

Coy Hudson started racing in 1973 on a chopped up girls Schwinn Sting Ray.

Coy and Dale his Brother were instrumental in the designing of the Torker in 1976.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

1977 NBA WORLD NEWS:

 

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ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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3rd Beer-aka-3RD GEAR,

I want to thank you for the Post of me in the CenterFold of BMXA Tubo Test.

The Test was done at Mux's Home Track Ascot also one of my Favorites in the 1970's.

 

You know it was one of the best Parts of my job DB tech Consultant to all Media, I was the last point to print. When I did BMXA it was the easiest Oz and Wendy took care of the photo's with Harry and Eddy usually in control of that part they new what I wanted. I would meet with Len Weed to do inside info (Special effects) and the Technical stuff behind the product.

 

We were a really good team Harry, Eddy, Sandy, they took care of the Public image of DB and I took care of the news media in the Bike Industry. I think it's great to see BMX still remembers the Accomplishments we all did in that Era.

Thanks for the Memories.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

1982 BMXA CENTERFOLD OFFICIAL TURBO TEST:

If you look in the BackGround you can see the Car Track area what a super Place.

 

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NEW STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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I'll post a picture of the Bike.

Thanks for sharing,

SE Finkelman

Sandy,

 

Thanks, It's unreal to get some much good information about this bike.

 

I look forward to seeing what this bike looked like as new.......here's a pic of how it looked when i got it home. :( no need to cringe though, it's in a lot better shape already :)

 

Bruce

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I'll post a picture of the Bike.

Thanks for sharing,

SE Finkelman

Sandy,

 

Thanks, It's unreal to get some much good information about this bike.

 

I look forward to seeing what this bike looked like as new.......here's a pic of how it looked when i got it home. :( no need to cringe though, it's in a lot better shape already :)

 

Bruce

Ozdirtboy,

Bruce that's good for what you paid, new spokes for the wheels and a few things here and there.

 

Can't really see the fork what kind is it? The fork is Bent back like it hit a wall or something, if you get a closer shot I might be able to help you straighten it if you haven't already?

 

The best part is you'll have a before and after picture that's a class act.

Thanks for Sharing this with all the members,

SE Finkelman :smthup: :smthup:

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:smthup: Great BMXmas edition Sandy!!

 

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Ready for another Real Insider INFO? OK Let's get to it.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

I'm going to answer ONE of the TWO most asked Questions by everybody.

Why Pete left Diamond Back?

 

Pete wanted to go Pro 4 months into 1983, DB told him his contract stated he race as an Expert and it included contingencies for racing and Mag coverage. I explained to Pete that Harry is DB's Pro now the Game Plan was for Eddy to be the other Pro when he's ready.

Pete had a year Contract and played a major piece in the National Team Trophy so DB said Race for us or don't race at all.

 

Bottom Line I got DB to let Pete out of the contract if he agreed to specific terms, like he can't race for or be entered on a National team trophy as an expert on a Factory Team plus a couple other things.

Pete agreed and he left DB to turn Pro right away. Eddy would turn Pro in 1983 at the Menphis NBL W.O.S. and end 1983 as Rookie of the year and one of the Top Five Pro's in the World.

 

 

THE DREAM OF ALL MANUFACTURES:

To have TWO Factory Pro's represented in the Final 8 of the Mains at Nationals and have both finish the year in the Top Ten best.

In 1983 DB had the Number 2 and 4 Pro's in the World Harry Leary and Eddy King.

 

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NEW STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

PERIODICALLY PLEASE CHECK BACK AND

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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Here's a bit of OSBMX from the Seventies.

Enjoy,

SE Finkelman

 

 

SCOT AND BOBBY THE DANGEROUS DUO ON A SIDE HACK:

 

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NEW STUFF WILL BE POSTED UNDER THIS TOPIC

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THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

ENJOY SE FINKELMAN

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OS-BMX MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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hey Sandy , maybe you can help me , I've recently iquired this DB that is accually the bike that I rode as a child ,however I'm not sure what year and model it is? I think from one of your earlier post that it is an 83 . The #'s on the drop out read 3h1605 followed by the BB simbol Which I'm guessing that that means it's a foriegn model? My question to you is do you know what model it is ? The one that I had as a child was a Viper.lmk,Thanks a million,Brian

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if you need more pics let me know

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OK, since everyone is asking Sandy about DBs...

 

Sandy - can you ID this sucker?

 

It's been repainted of course...

 

The serial number is 0K0302 with the baseball symbol.

 

 

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Cheers,

Andy

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