Mar 17 2007, 01:08 AM
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.
Mar 17 2007, 01:38 AM
Wow theres a blast from the past! Cool shot.
Mar 17 2007, 01:40 AM
Nice colour on the GT Roberto, looks sweet!
Hey richie any joy on those TX-500 scans as yet?
Mar 17 2007, 01:58 AM
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.
Mar 17 2007, 02:22 AM
Mar 17 2007, 03:23 AM
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.
Mar 17 2007, 03:53 AM
That blue GT is stunning!!! The blue looks silky smooth-AWESOME!!!
Mar 17 2007, 04:18 AM
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?
Mar 17 2007, 04:32 AM
Mcam that is sweet! Is that original paint, tell us about it.
Mar 17 2007, 07:26 PM
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)
Mar 17 2007, 08:07 PM
good work AjayBMX but not suprising seeing as you were there LOL now can you tell me where and when the photo was taken.
Mar 17 2007, 09:09 PM
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.
Mar 17 2007, 09:21 PM
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...
Mar 17 2007, 09:26 PM
Actually, we're both wrong...
It's JOHN Crews....
Mar 17 2007, 09:28 PM
Woops - oh yeah!
Mar 17 2007, 11:32 PM
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.
Mar 18 2007, 12:23 AM
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?
Mar 18 2007, 01:05 AM
anyone seen a looptail dragster before??
Mar 18 2007, 01:11 AM
Yeah Rsrichie. Examined them very closely and it appears they are a very rare pre-first gen prototype profile crankset!!!
Mar 18 2007, 01:15 AM
Mark that thing is cool! Are you going to restore it?
Mar 18 2007, 01:21 AM
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.
Mar 18 2007, 01:47 AM
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.
Mar 18 2007, 02:43 AM
Thanks Mcam. Once again, awsome ride.
Mar 18 2007, 04:40 AM
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.
Mar 18 2007, 04:43 AM
Todays project just completed. Its pity the sunlight had gone as the flash makes the colors washout.
Mar 18 2007, 05:04 AM
Yet another sweet waza build, what are those rims waza?
Mar 18 2007, 05:20 AM
swweeettt wazza, thats nice dude
Mar 18 2007, 05:22 AM
I've got a softspot for Kuwis, sweet Waza!
What kind of tyres you running there? They look brand new.
Mar 18 2007, 05:37 AM
Mar 18 2007, 05:42 AM
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!
Mar 18 2007, 05:48 AM
The rims are NOS weimann rims and look exactlyt like Araya 7C's
Mar 18 2007, 05:48 AM
Very nice waza. I love a good Kuwi build. Nice one.
Mar 18 2007, 07:40 AM
Wow Waza - that looks awesome - pleased the tyres got a good home! I love a black and gold KZ1.
Mar 19 2007, 03:38 AM
Its amazing what 3 yrs can do,us then 2004
and us now!,2007
Mar 19 2007, 04:18 AM
FA should stand for "Fletcher Allstars".
Top stuff and I can't believe how fast the boys have grown up.
Mar 19 2007, 04:20 AM
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.
Mar 19 2007, 04:38 AM
Go Team Go !!!!!!
Mar 19 2007, 04:45 AM
Great pic! A sport that keeps the family together. Awesome.
Mar 19 2007, 05:22 AM
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!
Mar 19 2007, 06:01 AM
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.
Mar 19 2007, 06:54 AM
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!
Mar 19 2007, 07:18 AM
Excuse me, what's the replica in reference to? sorry for my ignorance.
That frame looks freaken mint, other than the slight washer marks.
Mar 19 2007, 09:38 AM
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.
Mar 19 2007, 02:26 PM
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.
Mar 19 2007, 04:55 PM
Wow! Looks awesome Kurt. What are you planning for it?
Mar 19 2007, 04:56 PM
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.
Mar 19 2007, 11:46 PM
quote:Its the same frame that the factory riders used but not the "actual" frame they raced with.
what's the replica in reference to
Thanks for the comments guys, I will be posting some completed photos in the near future!
Mar 20 2007, 01:56 AM
Chrome job looks sweet!
Mar 20 2007, 02:10 AM
Beautiful. I love it. Can't wait to see it built up.
Mar 20 2007, 02:26 AM
Yes, looks good Reece. The first Quicksilver I saw in person was the same as that.
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