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RETRO / Modern Replica / Custom Build BMX Projects

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Poll: RETRO / Modern Replica / Custom Build BMX Projects (104 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your favorite:

  1. 2012 Skyway TA XL 24", by calismoooth (5 votes [4.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.81%

  2. HUFFY THUNDER ROAD TRIBUTE 26", by Stay Rad (23 votes [22.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.12%

  3. MX Dragster retro. by COASTY (15 votes [14.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.42%

  4. Firemans 2012 26" Texas Cruzer The Red Zeppelin by firemanstexascruzer (3 votes [2.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

  5. 2010 L&S 24” Boss/Panda tribute by Cycle24-7 (1 votes [0.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

  6. 2011 GHP Pro Retro 24" by calismoooth (9 votes [8.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.65%

  7. 2012 Skyway TA XL 24 Retro by getset (2 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  8. 2012 True Torch 26" WEBCO Retro by thumperpilot (24 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  9. 2012 GT Performer 26" by calismoooth (8 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  10. 2012 skyway TA by franticbmx (8 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  11. 2010 Twin Tube Racing Silver Shotgun by RL20II_02 (6 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%




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~~ RETRO / Modern Replica / Custom Build BMX PROJECTS ~~

For the purposes of the BOTY, we'll define the era of eligibility for this class as 2000 to present, though concessions may be made for earlier bikes with fitting attributes, that make them more at home here. The guidelines for submission are to be found here: Rules & Guidelines 2010. The winner of the retro and new school category does not vie for the over all title which is open to the Old School classes only. It's a self contained honor for this class only.

Bikes that would belong in this class are modern fabricated bikes that are modeled on old school bikes and have incorporated an old school aesthetic or were custom fabricated according to the entrant's imagination / customized vision. Bikes in this class are not bikes that actually existed historically. Examples of this would be bikes like the SE retro line, the Supercross made skunk works projects, certain Kappa or VRP (or other Sal made projects) or some of the bikes made by Knight, or the new retro GHP's or the Skyway TA retros, the CW/Revcore retros, the Hutch retros (did those ever come out?), Mongoose KOS cruisers, the recent Haro release, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.. Essentially any enterprise that jumped on the bandwagon of releasing a bike based on old original era productions. Other examples of bikes belonging in this class would include heavily altered examples of actual old school frame sets that have been customized with frame or fork modifications into a pit bike, a cruiser or anything other than it's original wheel base size. If you have a bike like this, it must be entered into this Retro/Custom class. Please do not enter a custom fabricated frame in the era designated classes.

Please follow the guidelines to the letter. Entries that break the rules will be deleted and you will have to re-submit. Also, take special note of the schedule for submission, cut off and voting.



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2012 Skyway TA XL 24"

Well after 10 months of waiting for this one to arrive I had a lot of time to think about how I wanted to build this one. I decided I wanted to go one inch threaded and I had a Tuf Neck 2000 just laying around that I thought would look great on this and I also wanted to get rid of the ugly canti mounts and brake cable guides and run a regular caliper brake. O yea and change the color frame the white or chrome cookie cutter builds you see. So that was the plan and I think it turned out just freakin awesome. Not only do I have a one off Skyway but I ended up with a great riding and better looking bike than I could have imagined :)

Parts List

Frame - 2012 Skyway TA XL 24" - Shaved Canti mounts & brake guides on top tube - Powder coated Flat Black
Fork - 2012 Skyway TA XL 24" w/ 1983 GT Pro Steer Tube - GT steer tube conversion to 1" threaded fork - Powder coated Flat Black
Handle bars - 2012 Skyway Pro bars - Powder coated Flat Black
Stickers - re used the stock stickers but due to the fact I chose FLAT black powder I had to trace around all the lettering and such with a Exacto knife to remove ALL of the clear from the stickers
Seat post - Unknown - Powder coated Flat Black
Seat - Skyway - New
Grips - Skyway - New
Stem - Tuf Neck 2000 - Polished & anodized black w/ chromed hardware & shaft
Seat post clamp - Tuf Neck stamped - Polished & anodized black w/ chromed hardware
Brake Caliper - Dia Compe MX 1000 dated 85 - Polished & anodized black with new & nos hardware
Brake lever - Dia Compe Tech 3 dated 85 - Polished & anodized black - New rebuild hardware kit
Brake cable - Unknown - New
Head set - VP lower half 1 1/8" - VP upper half 1" mini w/ 1 1/8" - 1" adapter w/ YST top nut
Hubs - TNT - Black 36H Hi Flange sealed bearing - New
Spokes - Union - Flat Black - NOS
Hoops - Ukui - Black anodized 36H - NOS
Tires - IRC Siren SX - New
Bottom bracket - Bullseye - Black Euro w/ sealed bearing - Used
Cranks - Redline Flight - Powder coated flat black w/ Skyway sticker & chromed hardware - New
Power Disc - Porkchop - Black anodize - New
Chain Ring - Porkchop - Black anodize - New
Chain Ring Bolts - Porkchop - Chrome - New
Pedals - 2012 1st Gen Bullsey/Skyway - Black on Black w/ chromed axle & end bolt - New
Chain - KMC - Black & Chrome - New

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I remember waking up Christmas morning in 1977 and seeing a beautiful Huffy Thunder Road in the living room. At first I thought it was for my older brother or my uncle (he was visiting). I hadn't asked for a bike. 1977 was the year I asked for nothing but Micronauts. So I was quite surprised when my dad told me it was mine. Getting that bike was, in a word, rad.

That Huffy was taken apart, spray bombed, crashed and busted, rebuilt, on and on. I can't remember what happened to it or what came next for me. But I always kept the THUNDER ROAD plate. And the Huffy Thunder Road has always been a pleasant memory.

So as I delved back into BMX and the nostalgia, the Huffy Thunder Road has always been something that perks me up. It brings me joy every time I see one and I have often joked about "rebuilding" mine using the OG plate as my starting point.

And so I have, voila!





Parts List

Frame - 1991 Huffy Good Vibrations 26" Made In The USA - Spray bombed flat black! Masked the head tube sticker.
Fork - 1991 Huffy Good Vibrations - Spray bombed flat black! removed/reattached the chrome trim
Handle bars - vintage Huffy box bars (year unknown) - Spray bomb touch up.
Stem - vintage Huffy single stem (year unknown)
Grips - NOS Hunt Wilde
Pads - NOS vintage Handle Bar and Neck
Seat - vintage Huffy (year unknown)
Sissy bar - vintage 1986 Huffy Sweet Thunder
Wheels - Wald (stock for this bike)
Tires - Kenda
Cranks, Pedals, chain, seat post and seat post clamp all stock Huffy. Spray bombed the clamp.
Chainwheel - 44T Chop Saw (new)
Thunder Road Plate - My OG plate!

Edited by POO, 12 December 2012 - 12:56 PM.



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MX Dragster retro.
At school a mate of mine had an MX Dragster in metallic blue. It had MX bars and chrome rims. I loved that bike.
So here's a tribute to my mates bike.
Frame: Chinese copy with US BB. (our dragsters all had euro bb) Rattle can paint by me
Fork: Ashtabula unstamped Also rattle canned by me.
Wheels: Arayas with Shimano MX Coaster and front. Both high flange. NOS fatty spokes.
Tires: Cheng Shin and unknown rear.
Cranks: generic
Pedals: Unknown rubber blocked pedals.
Sprocket: 3 Arrows off my first bmx bike in 1979.
Seat: Viscount padded.
Bars: Unknown MX
Grips: OGK Waffle grips.
Stem: Win Double clamp.




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Firemans 2012 26" Texas Cruzer
The Red Zeppelin

Frame-Firemans Texas Cruzer-black powder from factory
Fork-Firemans-red powder from factory
Handle bars-Sinz 7.5" - powdercoated red
Stickers - Standard FM
Seat post - XLC
Seat - Redline
Grips - Ame Tri
Stem - Redline
Seat post clamp - Redline
Brake Caliper- Avid
Brake lever - Avid
Brake cable and housing - Shimano
Head set - FSA Pig
Hubs - Bulletproof
Spokes - DT
Hoops - Sun Rhyno Lite
Tires - Tioga City Slicker 1.95
Bottom bracket - Profile
Cranks - Profile - powdercoated red
Chainwheel - Profile
Pedals - Redline DX style
Chain - Shimano






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In my quest for 3-bar bikes, this L&S 24" cruiser offered me the looks of a Panda Raider, the handling and light weight of a Boss racer, and the charm of my covetted Champions. So I picked up this L&S 24" cruiser and it has become one of my favorite riders. With an almost 22" top tube, it has great leg room.
I got it raw, and was going to powder it, then I thought clear/poder coat. But, when they bake it, you loose the natural coloring that happens when you weld. After staring at this frame, and the 3 colors I was seeing in the welds was blue, silver and black. So, I thought why not do a rattle can clear coat, so there is no baking, or browning of the metal. So, after the cheapy clear coat, I matched my color scheme of the bike to those colors, and here it is...

2010 L&S 24” Boss/Panda tribute

Frame: 2010 L&S 24” naked finish rattlecan clear coat, with repro stickers
Forks: 2010 L&S 24” ” naked finish rattlecan clear coat
Bars: Boss Curb Dog Chrome og
Stem: Original finish L&S inverted og finish
Grips: Oakley B1B
Headset: Assorted parts from scrap pile
Cranks: Boss Chromo 180mm
Bottom Bracket: Profile 48 spline sealed bearings
Chainring: MCS 40 tooth CNC
Spider: Profile retro
Chain ring bolts ”Sugino”
Pedals: Crupi squares, sealed bearings, polished body
Freewheel: Shimano 18T og
Chain: KMC “chrome”
Seat: WTB Rocket V
Seat Post: Black opps Chromo
Seat post clamp: Hutch polished doughnut
Brakes: Dia Compe MX1000
Brake pads: Mathauser black finned pads
Brake lever Dia Compe
Brake cable: Blue Odessey
Wheels: Sun Rhino 24” x 1.75”
Hubs: TNT sealed bearing
Spokes: Stainless spokes with copper nipples

TIRES: Primo Dirt Monsters 24” x 1.95”

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2011 GHP Pro Retro 24"


Frame, fork, bars, pad set, spokes, nipples, tires, chain, spider, chain ring bolts, brake cable, Dia Compe cable clamp & Dia Compe lever


Ame grips, Viscount Aero Team Cycle seat, White Hatta headset

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Suntour Broken Arrow SPC, Suntour Broken Arrow Stem, Suntour XC pedal bodies w/ new sticker, Suzue hubs, Araya hoops, Dia Compe 890 rear brake, SR 43 tooth chainring & Redline bottom bracket cups.


GT circle stamp seat post


Redline single pinch half wrap cranks

Powder coated white

Suntour XCII pedal cages

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2012 Skyway TA XL 24 Retro

I got this Skyway earlier this year. Surprisingly, of all the bikes I ride this one probably gets the most smiles and thumbs up when people see me riding it. It must be the mag wheels, as that's the only thing I can think of that sets this bike apart from any other cruiser I ride. Anyway, it's a retro 2012 and I tried to give it as much of an old school look as I could without breaking the bank.

All parts on this bike were new original finish minus used Redline pedals
Frame: Skyway
Fork: Skyway
Bars: Skyway
Wheels: Skyway Mags 2011
Cranks: Redline 180 double pinch bolt
Chainwheel: Profile
Pedal: Redline
Stem: Retro Ruff Neck
Seat: Fit Bike Co.
Seat Clamp: Profile
Seat Post: Unknown (I pulled it off another bike I was building)
Headset: ACS
Brakes: Tektro
Tires: Tioga
Chain: KMC
Grips: Ame
Chain tensioner: Redline

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Edited by getset, 15 December 2012 - 09:43 PM.



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2012 True Torch 26" WEBCO Retro

I build this one shortly after the first of the year. I do all my own work including building my own wheels. It rides like a dream and I get tons of comments where ever I ride it. The fans really dig this one!!

Frame-True Torch WEBCO Replica
Fork-True Torch Bullets
Handle bars-True Torch Stainless
Stickers - WEBCO Replica
Seat post - True Torch Stainless
Seat - Suede Selle Italia Turbo
Grips - Ame Tri
Stem - True Torch Double Clamp Stainless
Seat post clamp - True Torch Stainless
Brake Caliper- Dia Compe MX-1000
Brake lever - Dia Dompe Tech Lever
Brake cable, housing, clamp - Dia Compe
Head set - Tioga MX
Hubs - Profile Cassette with Titanium hardware
Rear Cog - Profile Elite -18T
Spokes - DT
Nipples - DT Alloy
Hoops - Sun Rhyno Lite
Tires - Kenda K-Rads with kevlar bead 1.95
Valve Caps - Tuf Neck
Bottom bracket - Profile
Cranks - Profile 180's
Spider - Profile 5 bolt
Chainwheel - Profile - 37T
Pedals - Shimano DX
Chain - Sachs/Sedis

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2012 GT Performer 26"

Powder coated gold

2012 GT Performer Frame, Forks, seat post, crank arms & 1986 Preformer bars

Polished then anodized gold

SR 43 tooth chain ring, rear Tektro 930AL V-Brake, Tech 5 levers & Dia Compe MX 900 dated 1985

Polished then anodized black

1985 GT winged power disc

Stock gold anodized

GT seat post clamp, GT stem, GT Mohawk hubs with X-Rim Y303 hoops

Powder coated black

VP 500 9/16" pedals & 1992 GT 3/8" pegs drilled out to 14mm

Near NOS

1985 GT BMX seat


Avocet skinwall Fasgrip city 1.9 26x1.9 tires, Odyessy Gyro 2 setup, GT O-Wing style grips, Dia Compe tech 5 levers dated 85 & GT chain ring bolts


KMC Gold chain & front brake cable "was stock rear cable" & water slide decals made by me

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F&F 2012 skyway TA
Bars Skyway cruiser
Stem Ruf neck
Headset Neco
Grips Oakley 2010 reissue
Brakes Dia compe mx2 canti
Seat bmx generic
Post DK
Clamp Poverty
Cranks Profile retro
Spider Profile
Sprocket Porkchop
BTM BRTK Redline euro
Pedals Shimano dx,cannodized
chain KMC S10
Wheels Skyway Graphite
tires Compe 3 type chang shin

Freewheel ACS crossfire pro

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Edited by franticbmx, 19 December 2012 - 04:21 AM.




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2010 Twin Tube Racing
Silver Shotgun

Manufactured By Darrel Kendall one of the original welders of the famous Australian BMX manufacturers; Competition Developments who made Quicksilver BMX's and also the Eastwood specials.
These frames where made in a very limited number(around 10 I believe) and I was lucky enough to get one in a raw state, it has been hand painted by me and then built up with old and new parts.

Parts list:

Frame: Twin Tube Racing (TTR)
Forks: Tange ARX
Handlebars: Twin Tube Racing
Stem: Tuf Neck
Headset: Tange Connect 3
Headset lock: Tange
Seatpost: Twin Tube Racing
Seatpost clamp: Tange
Seat: Kshimax MX
Grips: Oury
Cranks: Redline flight 2 piece
Pedals: Suntour BMX
Spider: Pro Class
Chainring: Sugino
Brake lever: Shimano DX
Brake caliper: Dia Compe MX1000
Brake Cable: Dia Compe
Cable clamps: Shimano Dura-Ace
Rims: Ukai Speedline
Hubs: Suzue High Flange
Tyres: Tioga Comp III Re-Issue's

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