This bike is a tribute to the one I campaigned for Mira Mesa Schwinn in 1977-78. In the 77 season I was 16-17 Novice, and we mostly raced in San Diego, travelling often to LA as well as Arizona. I became pretty dominant in my class and ended that year with the #62 plate in BMXA, and the 10S plate in NBA.
My novice career ended with a 1st place victory at The Southern California Cup Championship at Rancho San Diego. A terrible start had me last out of the gate but I passed the entire field for the win.
The frame eventually broke and was replaced with an SX-1000.
Frame - 1977 DG Racer - Beautifully chromed, repop stickers
Forks - 1977 Redline - Nickel chro-mo, spraybomb white, repop stickers
Neck: Redline Double Clamp
Bars - Gen 1 Redline - OG nickel, cut 1"
Grips - Oury
Cranks - Sugino Maxy
Chain Ring - Sugino, new blue
Pedals - Helix Reedy's, new blue
Wheels - Weinmann 7B's, front is NOS, rear is new blue
Hubs - Gen 1 Phil Wood
Front Tire - NOS Carlisle Aggressor MX
Rear Tire - NOS Schwinn Tractor
Seat - Messinger
Post - Fluted aluminum, new blue
Brake Lever - NOS Shimano
Calipers - Weinmann
Brake Pads - Matthauser (not era correct, but correct pads enroute)
Freewheel - 16t Shimano
Plate - NOS Preston Petty
Valve Stem Caps - Chrome
Pads - Blue (Frame is Rad Pad)
Chain - Chrome
The props include my 3rd place trophy from The Muscular Dystrophy Benefit race at Las Palmas, my daughter in an OG Mira Mesa Schwinn jersey, a BMX Action Magazine featuring Encinas on the color coordinated cover, and a repop DG helmet. The JOFA is NOS.
I realize this isn't a survivor type build, but I'm going to stick it on here anyway....I didn't start doing this until about a year ago, so I'm really late to the vintage bike party. Thanks to everyone who helped with parts and advice. It turned out nice.
This is probably some violation, but edit isn't working for me....so I can't stick it up where it goes
New brakes installed....nice and era correct
Edited by S.Brothers, 20 December 2015 - 06:33 AM.