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#547874 70's frame mystery

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 02 June 2016 - 07:55 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

drop outs and frame gussets look like A&A. great find!



#547213 very early Panda spotting

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 24 March 2016 - 11:45 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

wow, that's a cool ass frame. all the little details really stand out with the orange paint. good spotting!



#547073 Who framed the Black Diamond? a Sodbuster Labs mystery.

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 14 March 2016 - 06:15 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

Wow, such a great find. The condition of this bike is incredible. Glad you got it. Congrats!



#546152 ★ Congratulations to the Bike of the Year - 2015 overall winner... ★

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 04 January 2016 - 07:16 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

congratulations!



#546089 Congratulations to the 2015 BOTY Class Winners

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 29 December 2015 - 09:29 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

Congrats to each class winner! Thanks to all who were able to share their bikes this year!



#545917 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 20 December 2015 - 06:21 AM in Bike Of The Year - 2015

Littlejohn Murphy Monoshock

I picked this bike up out of Costa Mesa, CA from the original owner and his brother. It was complete for the most part - no chain, no seatpost clamp. It had newer bars, brand new foam grips and a newer style cushion seat. I replaced the bars, grips and seat with some older parts that I had on hand. I also added the frame and bar pads. Everything else is original to the bike.

Frame: Littlejohn Murphy
Fork: Cook Bros.
Handlebar: 31" wide MX
Rims: Heavy duty "Made in Japan"
Hubs: Bendix coaster; No markings on front hub
Tires: Pirelli
Seatpost clamp: Schwinn
Sprocket: Schwinn
Pedals: Schwinn
Chain: Union

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#543011 2.125's....let's see them!

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 12 May 2015 - 08:57 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

I found this 20 x 2.125 Carlisle MX-200 recently, with reflector stripe.

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#543009 Thee BMX Matchmaker - Orphan Parts

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 12 May 2015 - 08:45 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

If anyone happens to have an orphan Preston Petty grip, let me know. Thanks!

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#543008 Bikes for the World donations / dumpster finds

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 12 May 2015 - 08:41 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

yup, keep posting. thanks!



#540122 ★★ Congratulations Blikum the 1978 Gary Turner is the 2014 BMXsociety Bike of...

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 02 January 2015 - 04:37 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

Congratulations! ..both well-deserved. BOTY 2014 was awesome. Thanks all for sharing.



#539993 BOTY Comments & Discussion

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 29 December 2014 - 04:56 AM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

Thanks man, I thought the same about that 26" Super Typhoon. That thing is built like a champ!



#539970 ★ Congratulations to the 2014 Bike Of The Year class winners! ★

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 28 December 2014 - 11:55 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

lots of great bikes this year. congratulations! and thanks! to all who participated.



#539743 BOTY Comments & Discussion

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 22 December 2014 - 01:10 PM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

wow, a lot of great bikes this year. voting won't be easy.



#539708 BOTY Comments & Discussion

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 22 December 2014 - 12:16 AM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

Thanks PandaPro!

Robert, I love the blue 26" CBR...and that G-boy seatclamp is insane.



#539707 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 21 December 2014 - 11:55 PM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

1974 Murphy & Littlejohn - This frame was found at a swap meet in L.A., then listed for sale online shortly after. It had one bb cup and one headset cup, which I left on the frame. I was told that there was also a rear wheel with it, but I was never able to track it down.

Frame: M&L with original paint & decals. Head tube decal reads "M&L Racing Frame". Down tube has a M&L checkered flag logo followed by the name "SPRINT-4". 14 inch frame pad and Schwinn seat clamp.

Fork: forged MX reinforced fork looks to be Ashtabula, but with a straight-cut drop out.

Stem: Ashtabula

Moto bars: approx. 30.5 inches wide with welded shim and non-pinched crossbar. 12 inch vinyl snap pad and MX waffle grips.

Seat: Taihei quilted, black vinyl with metal tabs

Crank set: Takagi MX crank 160mm, Wald sprocket 40t, KKT rat traps.

Wheels: Motomags with Bendix 70, Traveler Super MX front tire & Cheng Shin rear, both 2.125".

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#539703 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 21 December 2014 - 11:45 PM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

Mossberg MX bicycles were manufactured from '73-'76?. This one was found complete a few years ago in FL. Original black finish and decals. It has a truss rod fork with Mossberg's signature steel "M" welded on the front. Another interesting feature that Mossberg provided to prevent loss/theft was their Bicycle I.D. System. My understanding is that you'd have to mail a card to Mossberg, then they'd send you a personally monogrammed I.D. plate to mount on to the downtube. Initially, the bike was found with a 10-speed saddle which I replaced with a nice deep tufted MX seat and black sissy bar. The 2.125" Carlisle MX 200 tires and WIN double clamp stem are original to the bike. The original bike shop sticker is still there, but with a small piece of the sticker torn off. I did a quick search and found that this bike originally came from "Star Bike Shop", established in 1972 and is still in business today in Savannah, GA.

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#539700 Pit Bikes - ALL ERAS

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 21 December 2014 - 11:31 PM in BOTY - Bike of the Year 2014

1976 Dan Gurney pit bike - original nickel finish and decals. This F/F was found in a metal scrapyard in 2009. Top tube is approx. 16.5".

MX handlebar: approx 27.5 inches wide with black vinyl Rad Pad, Hunt Wilde grips and vintage motocross plate - probably used as a side plate at some point. It already had a hole at the bottom, so it mounted perfectly with the stem bolt.

Headset: Schwinn

Stem: Shimano MX forged steel

Seat: MX Troxel with 16" struts

Seatclamp: Schwinn

Crank set: Ashtabula 4.5 inch, Three-Arrows sprocket 40t

Wheels: 28 spoke, Araya 16" steel box hoops, Bendix coaster, ACS front hub, Cheng Shin knobbies, both 2.125".

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#539669 All things reproduced

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 21 December 2014 - 01:11 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

This article was from Oct.2014.



#539668 All things reproduced

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 21 December 2014 - 01:08 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

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"Above is the last original Unitron BMX grip in A’ME’s possession. It’s getting to the point that the company wants to re-release the popular grip but they are very aware of doing it in away that doesn’t upset the owners of actual vintage grips. Bob at A’ME says they plan on adding a label somewhere on the grip that will distinguish that it is a reproduction and not an original. These will probably retail somewhere around $25-30."

http://www.bikerumor...ed-grip-design/



#539031 Name every brand/model that used non-round tubing

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 08 December 2014 - 12:24 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

Free Agent Freeflight - oval top tube

Viper fork - tear drop tubing



#538764 One of my grails found !!! JMC standard long pick up

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 29 November 2014 - 04:42 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

killer bike...with the black fork & all. really nice find. congrats!



#538570 2.125's....let's see them!

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 23 November 2014 - 01:45 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

one of the best threads right here.



#538569 2.125's....let's see them!

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 23 November 2014 - 01:39 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

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union fatties, nahz...lol!



#538568 2.125's....let's see them!

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 23 November 2014 - 01:36 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

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c-183 w/label



#538567 All things reproduced

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 23 November 2014 - 01:01 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

images are from a UK eBayer...description reads, "replica ESP stems"...horrible



#538566 All things reproduced

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 23 November 2014 - 12:49 PM in Riding, Research & Collecting

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#535453 Don'tcha jus love when a hunch pays off.....

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 13 August 2014 - 11:41 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

Cool find with those grips, btw.



#535452 Don'tcha jus love when a hunch pays off.....

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 13 August 2014 - 11:38 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

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Steve, Here's a screenshot from my iPhone. They're emoji text symbols.

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#535367 CRAP at the SWAP (bike pics)

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 10 August 2014 - 05:35 AM in Riding, Research & Collecting

sick bike shop sticker on that red goose. a lot of cool stuff!



#535366 Old school number plates!

Posted by reservoir.grizzly on 10 August 2014 - 05:20 AM in Member Collection Gallery

awesome stuff man!



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