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JMCGT
Thanks JB
and yes,they are fireworks on Tuffs.
Jet Black
I'll stick with the 65/67mm length on the "3 hole" Bottema forks pictured above , there are at least 2 other 20inch plugged Bottema forks on Matt & my other Vintage Retro Evolution bikes + the BBR Bottema's have no plug in the headtube so measuring them would be kinda pointless...

The reason why these particular Bottema forks are known the 3 hole Bottema's.....




These 1 previous owner forks after seeing BMX duty in Colorado were reserected & used to build a downhill racer or gravity bike , no pedals , fibreglass fairing etc etc & the owner drilled 3 holes in the tab to fit a "speedo" sensor of some sorts. The picture I saw of the gravity bike was fairly low quality & I have no idea of what HD , DVD or CD it was backed up onto , so no photo proof of the claim at the moment , hopefully someone will give me the benefit of the doubt...

Matt gave the forks plenty of impact testing at the track & I have given them a few miles of street use , they have not failed or appear to have fatigued under load so we decided to leave the holes in them.
I'm sure that Coasty would agree that if you own a legendary set of forks they are even better when they have an individual story of their own to tell.

Toby Henerson quoted that < 1000 original Bottema forks were ever made , at least I got something useful outta that BS thread.

JB
Jet Black
I couldn't get the Blue tires to work properly so I put some Red tires on it to make it go faster.......





A small battery pack under the seat along with the right coloured LED's placed in the right places + some electronic stuff & light spectrum tekno babble in the nanometer range , would light this bike up like an Xmas tree at night , if you were into that sort of thing....


If you had the knowledge you might be able to get all kinds of interesting effects coming offa these tires pending on the wavelength of the light , angle of reflected light , reflector style , LED reflector encasing & coating + other stuff I have no education or knowledge of how to properly apply to obtain a desirable effect....









JB
pr200
wow blush.gif
Brisben


"PS If a US made Quadangle dosen't have all the triangles in the frame then they are completely worthless , looptail or not."




Anyone want to swap my frame and forks for a bumble bee, or maybe a Hotfoot, geez, I'll even take a set of NOS Team Apollo Decals - I'll even take a Cobra Quad....


seeing mine is completely worthless...
Iwantotbuyahutch
You might be lucky Ben and be able to swap it for some of those tyres that look like you have ridden through melted paddle pops!

... or maybe you would like to swap it for this?

JMCGT
Dont be silly Ben...
I'll give you atleast $150 for the forks.. biggrin.gif keep the frame..too busy for me..
I had a mint Chrome f/f... It had to go..
gazzz
Whats with the emo pads on the chrome one
Iwantotbuyahutch
No, they are the punk ones. The Emo ones have razor blades pointing upwards all over them.

Actually, isn't that a Mark II Quicksilver Thruster with a Haro sticker on the head tube? wacko.gif
COASTY
QUOTE (Iwantotbuyahutch @ Aug 13 2009, 10:08 PM) *
Actually, isn't that a Mark II Quicksilver Thruster with a Haro sticker on the head tube? wacko.gif

It's a BBR twin downtube. One of three known to exist. Dean owned 2 of them at one point. Check your Pancake magazines. It's on the cover jumping over the Opera House.
Nevermind I found it for ya.

And here with me at FiveDock.
JMCGT
Are they your new dropout savers John??

BBR????? whats that Glenn
Iwantotbuyahutch
Damn, that's something new to me.

Nah Matt. That is the remnants of my original XC-II pedals from BITD. It's a long story for another time. But it involved an idea I had for mounting 4 brake pads on my rear brakes. I must have some Irish blood in me! laugh.gif
COASTY
Mark Bradley was the welder/designer for Quicksilver. He also worked at our shop (Champion Cycles) and sold me and Dean some of his stuff in 82.
He designed these frames (including one for Wayne Macintosh) during his Quicksilver days.
Unfortunately I only scored (one of) the first goose frames in OZ. rolleyes.gif
JMCGT
I knew what it was...just didnt know what you were making..LOL
COASTY
I remember reading about a brake mod like that
Iwantotbuyahutch
I worked really well to! So dam well, it ripped the caliper clean off! laugh.gif
84profile
I was there, I saw it, and how good it "worked" and I was on the way home to make the same mod to my Cook Bros...some of your ideas where cool John (aka, home made checkers on e v e r y t h i n g, pin strips on your headlight covers) and others...not so much... smile.gif

Then again my sister made me the first Australia repro "CBR T-Shirt and Pad Kit" in 82 tongue.gif

Brisben
QUOTE (COASTY @ Aug 13 2009, 10:24 PM) *
Mark Bradley was the welder/designer for Quicksilver. He also worked at our shop (Champion Cycles) and sold me and Dean some of his stuff in 82.
He designed these frames (including one for Wayne Macintosh) during his Quicksilver days.
Unfortunately I only scored (one of) the first goose frames in OZ. rolleyes.gif



Coasty

Is that THE copy frame?

Iwantotbuyahutch
QUOTE (84profile @ Aug 13 2009, 10:56 PM) *
I was there, I saw it, and how good it "worked" and I was on the way home to make the same mod to my Cook Bros...some of your ideas where cool John (aka, home made checkers on e v e r y t h i n g, pin strips on your headlight covers) and others...not so much... smile.gif

Then again my sister made me the first Australia repro "CBR T-Shirt and Pad Kit" in 82 tongue.gif


I am surprised that the Cook shirt didn't have some tie dying on it as well. biggrin.gif

Hey, great to see a photo of our old quarter pipe! That's the only one I have ever seen.

And you know what Stu, I am still doing it with the stickers. Where do you think I got the numbers for my RRS plate?

84profile
Speaking of Freestyle and me not really being one, let's try this one, who thinks this is a bargain? Yes they are Graphite Tuffs, but not full wrap flights....

I though that graphite tuff's commanded about that price alone...

Ebay
Jarvi
Definitely an attractive price.
ACGTO
I'd have expected close to that price for the frame too as they're not that easy to come by.
AndyDiamond
never noticed the three holes in the Bottemas before - rad!

I agree re those tyres - looks like a Tasmanian devil spewed up on them- lol
Joe Bag O Donuts
Hey Stu , great photo of you on the quarter pipe . Freestyling on your Cook Brothers racing bike ! Nice .
Seat up , no lid ... rad .
84profile
QUOTE (Joe Bag O Donuts @ Aug 14 2009, 01:30 PM) *
Hey Stu , great photo of you on the quarter pipe . Freestyling on your Cook Brothers racing bike ! Nice .
Seat up , no lid ... rad .


Thanks Gav (it's you isn't it Gavin)....the Cook Bros was rock solid, best build bike I've ever owned...Lid's were for ****'s back then, seat down is still for ****'s today! laugh.gif
Iwantotbuyahutch
QUOTE (84profile @ Aug 14 2009, 02:20 PM) *
Thanks Gav (it's you isn't it Gavin)....the Cook Bros was rock solid, best build bike I've ever owned...Lid's were for ****'s back then, seat down is still for ****'s today! laugh.gif


Remember the freestyle comp we had with the Quarter Pipe at Kambah Stu? I think we actually drew a crowd that day. Didnt you win the best style award and I got the best height? All on race bikes and no helmets of course!
COASTY
Hey Ben, That is THE copy frame. I have a pic of Mark racing it at Busaco rd as a factory Mongoose rider.

That Haro is very very nice. I would consider that a real bargain. Those Graphites aren't as desirable as first gen ones but sweet nonetheless.
The cranks and wheels are worth $2000.
84profile
QUOTE (Iwantotbuyahutch @ Aug 14 2009, 04:35 PM) *
Remember the freestyle comp we had with the Quarter Pipe at Kambah Stu? I think we actually drew a crowd that day. Didnt you win the best style award and I got the best height? All on race bikes and no helmets of course!



I do remember that...poor punters certainly didn't get Woody Itson and Eddy Fiola...more like...dumb and dumber tongue.gif

Looks like some one picked up that Haro...good thing as it has been weighing on my mind all day...but I have another fish to fry.... got my fingers crossed!
Kurt.
Had a delivery from the postman today. Bless him.

Imagine my disappointment when I found these additions to the frame.

Plan to hacksaw them off tonight...

COASTY
hahahaha Kurt your an evil man. I like it!
Where did ya find that?
Brisben
Don't cut them off yet Kurt

I've got these LOL








Iwantotbuyahutch
I've got plenty of free gas that you could use to fill it up with Kurt! I keep waking up in the morning with the doona hovering on the ceiling....
QuicksilverBMX
nice Kurt!

Let me know when you have cut them off, I'll buy them off you! lol
Kurt.
LOL. Bought it off the bay Glenn.

Wow Ben those CD valve caps are cool!

The tricky part of a resto is what PSI does that gas need to be!?

edit: Gotta say - props to Reece - if he hadn't spotted it I would have missed her - not well described in the listing.
Jet Black
I spose saying that the Quadangles without all the triangles in the frame are worthless may have been a tad harsh , that recent ebay sale of the Quad with Bottemas on it showed that they are of some commercial value when fitted with the right set of forks on them. <heh>

If you want a genuinely collectable oldschool or retro BMX bike it should still be able to stand out in the crowd despite being surrounded by all the chrome , bling & one-up-manship that the BMX industry in the early 1980's had to offer.

Judging by the comments about my 1997 Quad & the BBR1 , the spirit of having a BMX bike that is different to everyone else's is alive & well with both these bikes.I take comfort in that.


This will probably be my last post here , I got other stuff to tend to.

Cheers.

JB




84profile
Nice pick up Kurt, nice to see you got another grail.

I'm a little gutted, I looked to have one of mine in the bag and unfortunately the deal wasn't quite there and some other sucker rolled up with the cash...I reckon this would have look sweet next to the senior pro..booo hooo...I will get one, one day I swear...this was one of the nicest survivor's I've seen this side of Juan's and Haney's (NOS)....bummed



and just when you thought it didn't have the right tires...wrong

COASTY
oh thats a real bugger Stu. Looks bloody nice too.
Brisben

Stu - there's gotta be more than one of those left, and the next one won't slip through your fingers

Iwantotbuyahutch
Wow Stu! Although it's hard to tell 100% from the photo, it's just awesome to find one of the most sought after old school race bikes, with THE most fragile frame and fork finish in history, in that good a condition. Bad luck mate.
Kurt.
Oh crap Stu - I thought that one was gonna be yours for sure. Bad luck mate.
JMCGT
I know a bloke in Sydney just bought a complete..?? who bought it Stu..?
84profile
Next day, kickin myself even harder, I shoulda ponied up. Unfortunately Matt, it wasn't me!
84profile
I don't know who picked one up in Sydney and I'm still trying to work out who is bring Haney's Pro Champ into the country? I have a few suspects!
mcam
QUOTE (84profile @ Aug 15 2009, 04:06 AM) *
I don't know who picked one up in Sydney and I'm still trying to work out who is bring Haney's Pro Champ into the country? I have a few suspects!


Why dont you ask him? I guess, maybe he wont say. I didn't realise it sold to an Australian.
JMCGT
I just talked to Haney..and the owner.. wink.gif
QuicksilverBMX
was it that dude from ozbmx Matt?
JMCGT
He has been working on Jeff, Reece..
The original buyer has been playing around
mcam
QUOTE (JMCGT @ Aug 15 2009, 06:29 AM) *
He has been working on Jeff, Reece..
The original buyer has been playing around


? You mean the original buyer has backed out of the deal?

I was emailing with Jeff Haney back and forth a few times. It looks like I might be in the US on business early October. I may be able to get a flight change to put me through Atlanta with a layover. Hopefully with enough time to visit a certain bike room. smile.gif
aussieidiot
Howdy all.

I'm in sydney and have built up a 2007 KZ1-R, and have a pair of 2007 LTD ED Laserlites.

I used to ride Kuwahara BITD and trying to relive my youth now I can afford it.

JMCGT
Nice bikes Idiot..LOL..sorry..
always wanted to say that.. atleast i said nice bikes

Today was the last day for the US buyer to make payment i believe, Mcam
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