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rsrichie
just received some stuff from BITD and among it was this pic i thought you lot may like to see it. See if you can reconise anyone.
COASTY
Wow theres a blast from the past! Cool shot.
QuicksilverBMX
Nice colour on the GT Roberto, looks sweet!

Hey richie any joy on those TX-500 scans as yet?
rsrichie
Sorry mate not been to sydney yet i thought i was going down during the week but i got snowed under, hopefully next week mate.
ROBERTO
Thanks guys!
mcam
Roberto, that GT looks nice! A good match with my 1983 Pro in the photo below:

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~axsyscnc/Post/GTs/GT20-1.JPG

I do have a colour code for a close match to the original GT blue (its on my work computer), and I plan to do my 1981 GT Mini in that blue.
Bradster
That blue GT is stunning!!! The blue looks silky smooth-AWESOME!!!
luke
Robertos GT looks fantastic in the 'flesh'. Nice meeting you the other day, good to put some faces to names. When is there going to be another Aussie vintage meet?
ROBERTO
Mcam that is sweet! Is that original paint, tell us about it.
AjayVBMX
A response regarding the people in the photo....

From left to right:
Chris James (JMC)
Bobby Encinas (Shimano)
Bruce Crews (Redline)
Jeff Kosmala (Mongoose)
Stu Thompsen (Redline)
Seth Buccieri (Skyway)
Mick Wiltshire (Sunshine)
Alistair Johnson (Quicksilver)

Kneeling: Wayne MacIntosh (Raleigh, I think)
rsrichie
good work AjayBMX but not suprising seeing as you were there LOL now can you tell me where and when the photo was taken.
AjayVBMX
Yep, sure can. Believe it or not, I actually still have my diary from those days, which helps my "memory" from time to time.

That event was held at Metro West (Liverpool) on Friday the 17th of October, 1980 and the photo was taken on the night. There was actually a press day on the Thursday and many of the colour photos we see in the BMX books of that time were taken on the press day.

Not in the photo were a few other visiting Americans, Denny Davidow (Skyway), Larry Ruiz (Shimano?), Kenny Knachmann (Mongoose).

The following weekend the Americans raced at the Windsor Track in QLD and that event was covered by both BMXA and BMX Plus in subsequent months.
Kurt.
Cool Alistair.

Wasn't it Jeff Crews though?

If anyone is looking, the writeup on the USA vs Australia challenge is in the Feb '81 BMXA.

Found myself a NOS Mongoose with Motomags today. Still in the box...

AjayVBMX
Actually, we're both wrong...

It's JOHN Crews....
Kurt.
Woops - oh yeah!
bullyhotrod86jh
haha, thats awsome kurt, where did you get a hold of that???

[img]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c354/bullyhotrod86jh/joel/Picture-7.jpg?t=1174195295[/img]
more pics here
hey guys i had a little find today i picked this up today. I saw it the other week, but it was to difficult to get home, but picked it up today. had some frankanstien bolt arrangement for 2 of them, one even had a nut, figured it'd probably have a bad thread, but all threads are fine surprisingly enough. just needs a bit of work polishing and some work on the face plate.
rsrichie
Kurt i didnt realise that the motomag goose came out with three peice cranks, That must be a special team model. Is there a brand on the crank arms?
velocidad
anyone seen a looptail dragster before??

Kurt.
Yeah Rsrichie. Examined them very closely and it appears they are a very rare pre-first gen prototype profile crankset!!!
QuicksilverBMX
Mark that thing is cool! Are you going to restore it?
velocidad
hi reece - yeah I thought it was way to cool to see in the landfill... - I hope to find a new home for it, no room left for anymore bikes sadly.
mcam
Roberto,

It isn't original paint. I bought that frameset from Chris Baron when he was almost finished selling up. I couldn't resist it, even though, at that stage, I had no desire to build a 20" bike. However, once I had completed it, I realised out of the three completes I have (26, 24, 20 Pro), it is the build I like the most. I totally dig the chrome rims against the powdered frame. I want chrome 24's for my Patterson PR240 now

The blue pro is almost complete to me. I'd really like to put 401's or 400's on it though.
ROBERTO
Thanks Mcam. Once again, awsome ride.
mcam
I appreciate your comments. Its a nice bike to ride, although, I feel a bit small on 20" bikes nowadays. I'm more at home on cruisers.
waza007
Todays project just completed. Its pity the sunlight had gone as the flash makes the colors washout.

rsrichie
Yet another sweet waza build, what are those rims waza?
crossriderozzy
swweeettt wazza, thats nice dude
ROBERTO
I've got a softspot for Kuwis, sweet Waza!

What kind of tyres you running there? They look brand new.
www.martin-bike.com
Juicy Waza!!!
waza007
thanks guys. Yep Roberto those tyres are NOS snakebelly copys. Thanks Kurt, I knew what bike they were going on as soon as i open your package!
waza007
The rims are NOS weimann rims and look exactlyt like Araya 7C's
COASTY
Very nice waza. I love a good Kuwi build. Nice one.
Kurt.
Wow Waza - that looks awesome - pleased the tyres got a good home! I love a black and gold KZ1.
crossriderozzy
Its amazing what 3 yrs can do,us then 2004


and us now!,2007
Jarvi
FA should stand for "Fletcher Allstars".

Top stuff and I can't believe how fast the boys have grown up.
COASTY
Man, Thats what bmx is all about. Best photo of the year! Good work guys, and all the best for the rest of the season.
rsrichie
Go Team Go !!!!!!
Kurt.
Great pic! A sport that keeps the family together. Awesome.
Bradster
There great pics, my 3yo lad has shown a real interest in his bike, I'll be over the moon if he wants to race or just continue to have a healthy bike interest! Thanks for sharing, crossriderozzy!
crossriderozzy
thanks guys, yeh that first pic is my all time favorite, for my 40th my mate had it enlarged and framed, it takes pride of place in our lounge room.
it is funny how fast they grow Jarvi, yep the family that race together stays together.
QuicksilverBMX
Sneak preview of my next project! Big props to Pete Porker for organising the chrome work!
I will post more pics once it has been built up and finished!

bullyhotrod86jh
Excuse me, what's the replica in reference to? sorry for my ignorance.
That frame looks freaken mint, other than the slight washer marks.
MNW
Excuse the intrusion from a non-Aussie but that's a great looking F&F.

Who manufactured those Quicksilvers?

The rear drop outs look exactly like the Thruster/Puch Trak Pro drop outs.
Kurt.
Woah Reece - that's an awesome Quickie. Love those Team frames.

Hey MNW - welcome downunder! Competition Developments made those frames in Oz. They were always looking to US influences in their frame design - the early Quicksilvers were basically identical to a Mongoose. These later Team frames were more unique, but clearly influenced by Thruster.

Check out the Quickie cruisers some time - they are very trick - with those dropouts, but twin downtubes.

Cheers Kurt
www.martin-bike.com
Wow! Looks awesome Kurt. What are you planning for it?
bennyg
Thats a pretty mickey mouse looking Quickie frame there Reece can't wait to see it all together bud. Hope all is well in WA.
QuicksilverBMX
quote:
what's the replica in reference to
Its the same frame that the factory riders used but not the "actual" frame they raced with.

Thanks for the comments guys, I will be posting some completed photos in the near future!
ROBERTO
Chrome job looks sweet!
COASTY
Beautiful. I love it. Can't wait to see it built up.
Jarvi
Yes, looks good Reece. The first Quicksilver I saw in person was the same as that.

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