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Coke Machine 80s BMX Bike, Anyone heard of it?
daweazel
post Sep 24 2010, 08:47 PM
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Anyone ever heard of, or see a BMX built in the 80's called (or nicknamed) the Coke Machine?

It was an urban legend growing up, and I sware I saw a picture of one in a BMX Plus magazine in 1987. Anyone have any leads on this?
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post Sep 25 2010, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE (daweazel @ Sep 24 2010, 09:47 PM) *
Anyone ever heard of, or see a BMX built in the 80's called (or nicknamed) the Coke Machine?

It was an urban legend growing up, and I sware I saw a picture of one in a BMX Plus magazine in 1987. Anyone have any leads on this?


Yeah, a couple guy rode them for a bit here in minnesota. If i remember correctly they had something to do with getting the coke bike started. But don't know for sure.
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post Sep 25 2010, 09:49 AM
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QUOTE (mikeauman @ Sep 25 2010, 10:41 AM) *
Yeah, a couple guy rode them for a bit here in minnesota. If i remember correctly they had something to do with getting the coke bike started. But don't know for sure.


Where at in Minnesota, and how long ago?
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post Sep 25 2010, 09:54 AM
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Maybe the reason I heard about it so much is because someone in Minnesota made some custom frames, and called them Coke Machines.

If that's the case, I have to meet these guys.

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post Oct 2 2010, 12:58 PM
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In the metro area, back in the early 80's. check with a place called Daves sport shop.
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post Oct 7 2010, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (mikeauman @ Oct 2 2010, 01:58 PM) *
In the metro area, back in the early 80's. check with a place called Daves sport shop.


Dude, I know Dave's Sport Shop really well. I grew up on Dave's Sport Shop. However, I've never associated Dave's with BMX stuff.

Should I try to get in touch wtih the owner(s)? Are these the guys you are referring to?
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post Oct 8 2010, 03:24 PM
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keep up the hunt, you'll find some one here that can help you sooner or later, good luck.
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post Oct 8 2010, 08:05 PM
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Is this it...?

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/akisu/41291/1
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post Oct 8 2010, 08:21 PM
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Purely an educated guess but I don't think tht is it. I think the one sounds like you can store at least one can of coke indie the frame or something. I am curious to see this thing if one exists. Those Coke bikes are around like the one pictured
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post Oct 13 2010, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE (TeamRob @ Oct 8 2010, 09:21 PM) *
Purely an educated guess but I don't think tht is it. I think the one sounds like you can store at least one can of coke indie the frame or something. I am curious to see this thing if one exists. Those Coke bikes are around like the one pictured


After some digging around, I'm hearing rumors that there was a small company located in Minnesota who used to make these bikes in the early 80s. The company might have folded early, thus the reason why the bike was rare. Almost like the "Delorean" of BMX bikes.

I've got a few leads, so I'll let you guys know if I can come up with anything.

And no, I don't think you can put a can of pop inside the frame.
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