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Volcano
Damon told me to tell u Ben....it's a "rare" chrome Yellow Devil....hehe sarcastic.gif

I'm searching for u mate...got me stumped actually...hmm...I've seen that style brake bridge before though.
Jet Black
Is that frame from Japan or Taiwan , the frames numbers & stampings will tell all ?


Can I get a look at the complete frame to see it's geometry ?

Looks fairly unique.


JB
Jarvi
Welcome Barker.

I took a two hour drive down to the Gold Coast yesterday for a ride with Stu and a few others at Ashmore track. I've wanted to ride it on a new school bike ever since the Jurassic Classic back in 2007 and the first straight didn't disappoint. Nice to have some tabletops rather than doubles so it's not 100% commitment the first time over them. Problem was that after the drive back my right knee had seized up and I couldn't walk properly. Must have dinged it a bit more than I thought on one of the offs I had. A perfect day and thanks Stu for telling me about it.
Iwantotbuyahutch
Hey Ben, I have no idea what it is, but I like it! Do you want to sell it? biggrin.gif

James, I wish I had got down to Ashmore yesterday, but I did Logan on Saturday and I will also be there this afternoon as well. I think there is some gate practice on for the RRS (am I allowed to mention that here?...).
Brisben
Ok Here's a pic of it side on to check the geometry






It had Tange TRX forks on it when I got it

The serial number under the BB is SC60234736 (although the "7" could possibly be a "/")


84profile
James, sorry to hear about your knee! Hope it comes good soon. Nice 360's though, must say I jealous...

Thanks heaps for making the trek down, it was a long drive to cut a few laps and talk, but it was really great to catch up. Nice to hear about your new life style too. Actually when I was driving home with the little fella, I was thinking you should have come over for a bbq and a few drinks...looking forward to catching up with all the boys at Rob's...

Oh and Ben you have me stumped on the frame, I was thinking team Apollo but the drop outs are different...what ever it is, it looks nice...
Volcano
What?...no valves on the tubes Ben?....hahahaha
Jarvi
Yes it was a shame not to put a face with a name John, however you sounded like you had a BMX filled weekend anyway. Plenty of time as I'm up this way until the end of August.

Stu, the knee is fine now. Just sitting around talking at the end then driving for two hours and it tightened up. All good now and need to control the confidence when doing the 360s. The trouble was when I pulled one on the table top, one on the step up then tried the last table top I was getting a bit over-confident and over-rotating. Just need to get the rollback part sorted and I'll turn them into 540s... Wold love to meet the rest of the instant family over a BBQ sometime too.
QuicksilverBMX
Ben I'll take a total stab and say its a late 80's Kuwahara

Dont ask me where that came from but it was the 1st thing that popped into my head when I saw the frame scratch_one-s_head.gif
Brisben
Reece, Kuwahara was the first thing I thought when I looked at it

But most of the examples I have seen don't match the brake bridge and have 3 holes in the dropouts !!!???

I am just totally stumped by this one

Someone suggested Vortex...but I'm not convinced
Volcano
I think u might have a Vortex mate...check these pics of my Vortex mini (same Brake Bridge)








My dropouts have the "triangle" cut out of them...
COASTY
Both my Vortex' have the same brake bridge too. Different dropouts on the earlier one though.
QuicksilverBMX
Man it sure is quiet around here lately. Where is everyone?
JMCGT
Here, present smile.gif
just got back from the track..
Volcano
I've been burning tuffs in my backyard Reece...hahaha wink.gif
JMCGT
Bit cold down there Mick tongue.gif
Brisben
I've had a bit of a breakthrough on the frame

I rang Star Cycles in SA and had a chat

It is either a Suparoo or a Vortex - Taiwan made, and either tri-molly or full cro-mo, late 83 early 84.

Not a team bike but made with nice welds and good chrome to "compete" with other bikes with aero tubing at the time

He seemed to think they didn't do all that many of them, but couldn't remember the name or decals it would have had

Funnily enough it took a bit of prompting to discuss the older bikes, he knew all about it, but wasn't particularly interested in it?!

Here was me thinking he'd be pleased someone had found one of his old frames...
Volcano
Cool story Ben...did u ask him if he had any old BMX parts lying around?....LOL

Matt - Yes, it is actually...getting down to 5-6 degrees tonight...hmm, do Graphites burn I wonder? laugh.gif
Iwantotbuyahutch
Give em to me Mick, I will let you know what happens....
COASTY
LOL Mick. You wouldn't dare!
Bloody freezing here too.
Ben, Waza cleaned them out ages ago. Thats how I got these!
Volcano
LOL Glenn

Did u guys see this?...um, am I missing something here?

Bell Helmet Visors
JMCGT
I have been watching that for days...???????????????????????????????????
Jarvi
The Suparoo mini that I had used a similiar but slightly different brake bridge and the dropouts were different too. I'll post some pictures later, just for reference.
Kittengirl
This is a strange request..... but can anyone help me with contact details for
any of these guys? unsure.gif

Long story short - organizing a get together for Steve Cassap - a friend has
helped organise restoring his old 1987 GT Performer & we (John & I) are surprising him with a
'handover" and BBQ get together of some of the guys he rode with in Aust
back then. (both racing & freestyle)

Here is a photo before it was restored…full of rust. Steven knows it is being restored, but has
no idea its finished & we are doing this handover. (You should see it now….. they did an amazing job.... thanks again to Roberto for his part in the restoration) smile.gif

These are the contact details I am having trouble locating & I can’t ask Steve
because he has no idea what I’m up to.

Anthony & Pat Dillon
Brian Kelly
Glen Hennessey
Lee Walker
Paul Johnson
Peter Molye
Peter Spalding
Robbie Morton
Scott Edington
Scott Hodson
Shawn McIvoy
Steve Holloway
Tammy Storer.

Katie Cassap

edit -
you can contact katie over to the left with the drop down on her name or from the contact area of her profile. /d
84profile
Thanks to Kurt, I have finally put the completing detail to my CBR with the rear wheel adjustment screws and springs (which are actually very hard to source locally).

Whilst I found them a gimick in 1982 and I my opinion has not changed, it is nice to finish the build in detail. Kurt you are a top dude, and it has been great helping each other with the little details to finish our builds!



HOWEVER, in the mean time I came across this Polaroid photo my original CBR, the photo is just recogisable.



It has really got me thinking if I should redo it back to my original specs...this would mean changing:



1) GT bars to DB Large Bars
2) Tuf Neck stem to Redline Brute Stem
3) Uni seat to Kashimax Aero and GT Laidback
4) Cook Quality Parts cranks to Takaji 1 pcs and Tuf Neck Power Disc
5) Suntour 1000 pedals to Shimano DX Pedals
6) Chrome Araya 7x's/ Sunshine Hubs to Black Araya 7x's with Suzue Large flange
7) Chrome Cal Lites - Black Cal Pads....

fortunately, I have all the parts except for the wheels (black 7X and LF Suzue, which incidently I have on my DB)...

Whilst it is current probably slightly higher spec as it is currently, I think it might mean a little more to me as a replica as what I had....just not sure if it is a silly thing to do as it means pulling out the pressed in bottom bracket, so I want to be sure, I really want to do it...what do you guys think?

Sorry for the dribble, just thinking out loud!
COASTY
Trust me Stu, A replica of your bitd bike will mean a lot more than a high class parts build. Not that the parts are that bad anyway! It will bring back a lot more memories when you sit on it. Thats why mine are like they are.
pr200
QUOTE (COASTY @ Jun 10 2009, 02:18 AM) *
Trust me Stu, A replica of your bitd bike will mean a lot more than a high class parts build. Not that the parts are that bad anyway! It will bring back a lot more memories when you sit on it. Thats why mine are like they are.


I agree, build it as you must but the memories come flooding back when it is how it was....

B
Joe Bag O Donuts


Hear hear , build it like your old one . If you've got all the parts anyway , go for it . Take pictures and change it back .
Iwantotbuyahutch
Do it Stu!

I was having this conversation with someone the other month on BMX Museum. In reality, back in the day everyone always liked to replace all of the stock parts on their bikes with what were considered to be better parts back then, didn't they? So I ask myself, why would I build a bike today with all of the era correct parts that I never wanted back then? huh.gif

It's a shame you didn't think of this earlier though! Could have saved yourself a heap of time and money! laugh.gif

Nice old photo by the way. Is that on the wall to the left of your old carport?
broke L345
hey Mick, I'll tell you what you are missing......

you're missing a bunch of those old crappy visors to sell at a stupid price!!!! biggrin.gif

nice work Stu, building your old bike is rewarding as hell. but then you ride it and realise how small the little bugger is. But you still love it!
Volcano
LOL Christian laugh.gif

Gav - How's the USA?...someone told me u had a photo session with Mr PK wink.gif
Bradster
Stu - I've read your post a couple of times - I think you've answered your own question....GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!
Volcano
Hmm...who are those familiar faces in the crowd? sarcastic.gif

BMX Exhibition
84profile
QUOTE (Iwantotbuyahutch @ Jun 10 2009, 07:19 PM) *
Do it Stu!

I was having this conversation with someone the other month on BMX Museum. In reality, back in the day everyone always liked to replace all of the stock parts on their bikes with what were considered to be better parts back then, didn't they? So I ask myself, why would I build a bike today with all of the era correct parts that I never wanted back then? huh.gif

It's a shame you didn't think of this earlier though! Could have saved yourself a heap of time and money! laugh.gif

Nice old photo by the way. Is that on the wall to the left of your old carport?



Thanks boys...I have been thinking about it for awhile, I really love the look of it the way it is, and interestingly all the parts that are on it, I had BITD, just never in the current arrangement...I actually scored the bike as a bargain complete on Ebay about 2 years ago...I've cleaned it up and put new decals on it and a few other tweaks (switched the XCII's off it)...but in my favorite format it was as shown in the polaroid (great memory Hutchy, it IS the left wall near the garage of our old home in Farrer!!)...I had thought of building it in the old format a few times, and that is why I collected all the correct parts along the way. I guess I just found it hard to pull it down because it looks pretty good as is...

Here is another shot of it in action in same guise as the polaroid...



However, when you score a complete no matter how nice it is, it just doesn't seem to hold the same appeal as one you knocked up from scratch...so I guess I a very long winded way, I have answered my own question (you nailed it Brad!)...the only thing I won't be doing is replicating the seat, I used black electrical tape over the top of my yellow Kashimax Aero! (Couldn't afford a black one back then, if only I knew about dyeing!!)

Oh and broke, I must be a little strange, I just can't get into the long new school bikes, that is why I still knock around on my Pro Racer, (although the new Intense frames looks sweet)...I like the short and stout feel of the old schoolers (well anything with a 19+ inch top tube)....

QuicksilverBMX
Nice one Stu, great pics!
Brisben
I like it however it is Stu !!!!

And the pics are fantastic !

Will it be making an appearance at Roberto's ?
velocidad
sent you a PM Kitten girl


(p.s. great story about the resto)
Joe Bag O Donuts


Hey Mick , the States are great . The Peck Park show had hundreds of really nice bikes and a bunch of cool people there . My camera was still on video mode from a freeway incident that Waz and I witnessed and he was filming instead of taking a picture . Also got to see the Master pick up a good score from a slim lead . 2 old Mongoose frames at a buddys workshop turned into a '76 , '77 and an '80 Mongoose , also 11 Motomags (3 of them Motomag 1s) , Redline forks , DeCoster forks , rims and a Cook Brothers frame . Threw them in my Mustang and went back to the show .
AndyDiamond
Hi Kittengirl.

Good luck with all that!

84profile
QUOTE (Brisben @ Jun 10 2009, 11:54 PM) *
I like it however it is Stu !!!!

And the pics are fantastic !

Will it be making an appearance at Roberto's ?


Thanks Ben..

I haven't decided what to take to Rob's yet, but I will probably bring that one ...

Looking forward to Rob's, should be awesome...

Volcano
Hey Gav...did u get PK to sign anything for u? Cool photo! biggrin.gif

COASTY
Great Pic Gav. Thats a shot to be proud of. With da man!
Joe Bag O Donuts


It was a good day , P.K. and Kos are great guys with a million stories . Jeff remembers his trip to Australia and New Zealand well . I didn't have anything to sign on me and my PK Ripper is across the ocean .
Kurt.
Hey cool Stu - pleasure is all mine mate. The screws and springs really finish off the build too don't they?

Definitely build it how it was!

I came to the same conclusion on my original DB. I ran 170mm Takagi cranks and a one piece 44T "3 Arrows" chainring on it BITD - I was hesitating putting those back on (just not flash enough!) but have decided it's important to take her back to how she was. Now just gotta find a chainring!
broke L345
Stu, I know what you mean laugh.gif
HowardinOz
Hi All
heading to Canada and the US next Wednesday....hopefully.
I say hopefully because my Dad had a massive heart attack yesterday and died.
He wouldn't have wanted the kids to miss out on the trip...so all going well (as well as can be, funeral and all) we'll still go.
Might borrow a bike and take a lap around the Chandler BMX track. I'll be staying just down the road for a week or so.

Best wishes

Howard
COASTY
Oh Condolences Howie. I hope the trip makes the family feel better. Travel safe mate.
Kurt.
So sorry to hear that Howard. Take care man.
JMCGT
Sad to hear Howard, keep well mate..
QuicksilverBMX
Sorry to hear that Howard, my condolences
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