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The FIOLA build!


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:rawks:

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MKS Graphite white pedals - Brett (bmx2112)

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GT winged logo spider - Brian Britt (Smokin Endo)

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GT Freestyle chrome platform and White GT folding pegs nos - Sean Gibson (Radmeon)

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:ThumbsUp: GT Padset new - Justin (Joker808)

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:Bling: Mallet repair and repowdering - Mr. Johnny "Truetorch) Severin (WFO)

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EDDIE FIOLA signature decals nos - David Chinapo (OCDAVE)

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GT World Tour decal nos - Mr. Jeff Mattox (cruiserking)
GT coin decals 2 nos - David Ruiz
GT coin decals 2 nos - Trevor Niles (iamtheowl)

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:True: Info and wisdom - Steve Blackey
(Steve Blackey, Joe Chalakee, Gary Nish, G's Baby Kaya sleepin' at the wheel)

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Pictures - Ron Plumme (former Tinhead)
:break: Ron taken his turn on the Industrial Strength Pogo!

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Very, very cool. Eddie must have been so happy. Good on you guys!

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Erole, Truly ODd, Ant and OC Dave discussing the build in progress...

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A peek a boo into G's Workshop, Bikeshop, Redline Showroom!

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Paul (Gonzo) and The 1st OS-BMX Wives Club Mrs. Kim, Kristin and Cistene
You know the :darkside: take grilling seriously.... for really dough.

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Kevin, Gary and Joe checking G's inventory of Rare Redlines!

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:bowdownAll: Gonzo and wife Kim prepared an awesome lunch for the get together with Tacos, Burittos and Nachos wife mouth watering Carne Asada. Gonzo is famous on Westside for his grilling skills at BMX events such as Elsyian Park and coming this summer the highly anticipated ***GonzopaLooza 2008!***

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:homies: G and Ant getting down to business! Da Fiola Build.


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G, Gary (Nish), Truly OdD and Kevin
This was a very professional build from inception to execution. No mock up here!

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"Clamps, Forcepts, scalpel, yes, Bwaha ha haaa It's Alive!"
:Booyah: G and Eric (Erole) dial in the GT Epoch headset.

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"The details are what made this build special."
Through memory, stories of old and magazine clips, a bike began to take shape in the wake of the builders nearing a Zen like focus.
This is when the magic happens....

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Ant eyes the angles, lengths and dimensions measure twice and cut once...


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This is where things can go wrong, axle length and warped frames... but Not Here and Not Now.

The BMX Gods shined positive vibes on this crew of Motley Builders! The Fiola Build was coming together like Eddie's Freestyling skills:
Technically Precise!


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KrisKevin and JoeBlizzard checking out the goods!

:Liv2ride: Stay tuned as the build nears completion...

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:rawks: Wut, no way? Surprise Bro - - Happy Birthday to OC Dave!
Yup, the day of the build was our very own OC Dave's Birthday and the Crew decided to surprise Dave with a old school "BMX Action" magazine that featured his picture in it! He was laughing it up with the boys and look at that smile on his face!.... That took him all the way back 1982. Sh0000oooooot! :lol:

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:blink: The business end of a professional freestyle bike is the Rotor, Fork Standers, Rotor, Stem, Rotor, Bars, Grips, Rotor and Brakes, it must hold up to the highest standards and work in symphony, now take it up 12 levels for future use by MR. Eddie Fiola.

Eh Brah this aint no display bike, this is a high performance machine being given to a Legend to ride. The build team stayed focused because of the Senior Advisors in the room Ex- Bicycle Source shop builders, Freestyle Team Managers, Past Riders, Current Riders, Collectors, Soothsayers, Shaman, Da Big Kahuna Blackey and one killah set of Tools. Whew...small kine instense Brah. At the end everyone went Kokua (Help Out)...and...

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It was an honor to be a part of this build, when are we doing another one? :OSThumbsUpPeace[1]:

G's shop looks like a great place to build a bike too! :Praise:

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That's an awesome build!!! I didn't know so many local guys were near me!!!

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:rawks: This is what it is all about Ya know?
Gonzo, Alvin, Da-G-Ryd, Ant, Erole, Kevin, Kristin, Nish Good vibes!

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:jimmy: Sparks were flying and metal was cryin' in the name of BMX.


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Let's batten down the hatches, tighten down the bolts and get some decals on it?

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Da-G-Ryd fine tunning in BMX speak "Dialing in."

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Ant, Eric, Steve Blackey and Joe putting in work.

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Hector Aguilar, Frances (Vintage323), Ant, G, Joe, Steve B. and Nish in the home stretch... :dance:

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Ah yes the Killer "You go Flyin' Pogo's" first victim Eric (Erole).
G's Baby girl Kaya looking at Eric's experiment with Gravity... :whistling:


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Bare Naked Lady... Decals and pads please?..

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The Family Crest... GT Santa Ana with Epoch adourned as a Crowning Jewel! Sick!

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It's really coming together now...

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The Bicycle Source decal says a lot about the quality of this build while the overall fit and finish is pure high performance, ya know like buy a Dodge Viper and then send it to Henessey Tuners for a 1000hp upgrade. That's what it was like watching this all go down.

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The Final Product. A GT Fit for a King... King of the Skatepark that is... Mr. Eddie Fiola!

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It's Official seal of endorsement... The Fiola Build is Built.

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Were ready for your Cameo Mr. Fiola!

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The Business end of this high performance machine.

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"Who let the Dogs Out?"

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(L-R Back Row)
Hector Aguilar, OC Dave, Frances Vintage 323, Da-G-Ryd, Ant,
Alvin Mullins, Joe Chalakee, Tim O'shea, Gary Nishima (Nish)

(Front Row)
Joe Blizzard, Mike (21windowKuwahara), Mr. Steve Blackey,
(Starring the Eddie Fiola Bike)Paul (Gonzo), Ron Plumlee (Tinhead)

Respect and Thanks again to everyone that donated parts, time, effort, to all that built, all those that continue to build the community and culture of what is Old School BMX and
The Legend of BMX Freestyle Mr. Eddie Fiola who serves as a icon of fearless strength of BMX then, now and forever... This bikes for you!

One Love,

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I'm local and am building up my 85 GT PP. Did you guys powder the f/f, bars, and stem? If so, where? I'm looking for someone to powder mine. Do they have the GT color codes? Please let me know. Thanks.

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Mafaza,

PM Ant, Da-G-Ryd or Alvin OS-Poolrider, as they will probably have an answer and more info for you.

Take care,

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Hey Mufaza look up Olympic powder coatings in Santa Ana Ca. thats who did the Fiola bike and as well as they did the GT bikes back in the day! I do not believe there was any codes just standard colors except the dayglow colors. Try them out.

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Nice picture progression. Fiola is one cool dude for a freestyler :)

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Thanks for the info Ant. I'll check em out tomorrow. Thanks again.

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Holy shit is that a beautiful bike Ant! Eddie definately deserved that. And to think I was just about to start a thread asking if he {Eddie} ever got that Freestyle Frame he mentioned in this youtube video ~Eddie In The USA me and Fy were watching earlier today, leading to that picture thread. This community really is aces indeed. Wish I was closer to the lot of you though, that is if you'd put up with this crazy Texan old school rider turned prodigal son offline as well as on. I've so much to learn still, but when I see people come together for projects like this, and the ppl willing to help out when I (tried) to help that kid with a bike. I have to swallow the lump in my throat.

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ACES MAN... ACES!

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A few images from scans and collected images of Mr. Eddie Fiola 4/83.

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Man you guys did such a killer job. Pics of the build are amazing too.. Thanks for the foresight to do that since I think it means a lot to all of us that put something towards this bike.

Lot's of respect to Eddie and just as much to all the folks that made it possible with the shipping, building, the wives for putting up with us in the hobby and the younger kids who are eager to soak it all up.

Thanks again.

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