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SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1995 & Earlier)

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Poll: SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1995 & Earlier) (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your favorite bike in this class:

  1. 1980 Race Inc. RA-7 by yardsale2 (17 votes [32.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.69%

  2. Revcore Pro Cruiser circa 1988 by Smokin Steve Styler (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 1981 Torker L.P. by yardsale2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 1983 Diamond Back formula 1 by yardsale2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 1976 Laguna bmx by oldbuzzard (1 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  6. 1985 Hutch Windstyler by Troy Dunsmore (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 1979 G-BOY by dewabo (7 votes [13.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.46%

  8. 1978 PRO-LINE by Curt (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  9. 1984 Diamond Back Formula One by os_bmx_guy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. 1995 XS Schwinn Cruiser by BAD-SHOT (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Torker Pro-X factory by J.T. (21 votes [40.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.38%

  12. 1976 C Model Yamaha by reilley1 (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%




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~~ SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1995 & Earlier) ~~

Please follow the general rules and guidelines AND take special note of the special conditions and rules for this particular class.

Bikes eligible for participation in this class are solely: complete survivors (in other words not merely compiled from all survivor parts) - bikes that are just as they were at the cut off date of Dec. 31, 1995. Minor non original and realistic part changes are allowed... such as tires, maybe grips... suppose an otherwise complete survivor was found with all original 25 or 30 year old parts, except a seat that was much later, or something like that. Bringing one or maybe two small accessories back to "era correct alignment with the rest of the build is acceptable. Please don't over do it. Please have integrity and honor the spirit of the survivor class. No refinished (powder/paint/anodizing/chrome etc.) parts and absolutely nothing repopped, i.e. no reproduction pads or stickers. 

Any bike in this category ought to have parts that fall in their entirety within a 5 year period of era correctness. In other words... an 80 survivor should have no part later than 85 on it. This provision is made in order to accommodate the fact that people might realistically have kept a bike but added upgrades over the years. 

At one time, we allowed more latitude with the definition of survivor so that even "survivor builds" were permitted. At this point, we seem to have enough true survivor bikes of great quality that we can drop this concession. Please put "survivor builds" made from all original parts in to the appropriate bike and era class. Duly note the status of your OG parts. The true connoisseurs will no doubt reward you with appreciation.

Addendum :
An exception to the rule that the bike must be acquired within the last year, is this: Life time owners can enter their survivors as long as they meet these conditions:

1) the bike meets all the other criteria of the survivor class
2) the bike has never been entered in the BOTY in previous years
* life time owners will be defined as 20 or more years of ownership for a bike from 1970 - 1995.



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------------------ 1980 Race Inc. RA-7 ------------------
The bike is untouched from 1st owner, And found at an estate sale this past summer. Seen the listing, and "it was on". The only this I have done to this bike is add the frame savers,that's it.Rides like a dream.

Frame-1980 Race Inc RA-7
Forks- Race Inc center line
Stem- Nitto Dura MX-2
Head Set- Tange MX
Bars- Race Inc.
Pads- black Cali lite and zap stem pads
Grips- Oakley 3
Seat- Mongoose padded
Post- Race Inc.
Clamp- Tuf-Neck
Cranks- Sugnio 175mm Diamond back
Bottom Bracket- sugnio
Pedal- Suntour 9/16
Rims- Gold Araya 7c's
Hubs- Gold 1st gen sealed Sunshines
Tires- Fat/Skinny - Front IRC Racer Z-1, Rear yellow label comp.
Calipers- Gold Rear Dc 1000, Front DC 900 both dated 80
Pads- DC
Levers- Gold DC pre bent
Cables- Schwinn 07-79

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Revcore Pro Cruiser circa 1988, Tange TRX fork


This bike was built somewhere in the 1990's.

It  was built 20 something years ago so the owner could get around town. Everything including the black-wall Comp III's to the Chad Degroot grips is just as it was from day one.

Not sure of the origins of the frame.

It was a few years old when built up into this bike.

80's frame/fork built with 90's parts.

Definitely a cool build for the time..

This bike is great example of someone building a sweet street cruiser out of a race frame.

Was found in original owner's garage under piles of stuff. Forgotten.

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***********1981 Torker L.P. *************
Only thing changed since I got it are the tires "older Kenda"
This bike is crazy, someone tapped Grease gun fittings in to the Headtube, bottom bracket,& Both hubs, then sealed every hole in the framing with silicone, hell even tapped a screw in to the seat post and thru the headset on top of the forks. Here is the run down..

Frame-1981 Torker LP 19in TT
Forks- Unknown I have not taken off to see because of set screw in headset
Stem- Tuff-Neck "with all kinds of crazy stuff going on and glued together.
Head Set- not sure
Bars- GT pro
Grips- Blue Mushroom
Seat- Blue Kashimax
Post- GT lay back
Clamp- Dia-Compe with set screw
Cranks- 175mm Takagi 1/2 w/42t Sugino ring
Bottom Bracket- tange
Pedal- 1/2 KKT with quarter end caps"love the idea"
Rims- blue 36h Z-Rim
Hubs- Blue Shimano 36h with zerk fitting in ea.
Tires- Kenda comp III
Calipers- Looks like cheap old 10 speed center pulls "work great"
Pads- black Vans
Levers- Dia-compe
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********1983 Diamond Back formula 1******
I am 2nd owner of this boy and only thing I changed are the grips. So pretty much as found. Also came with owner manual, jersey. And turbo lite tube. B comes in like this.

Frame-1983 Diamond Back F-1
Forks- Diamond Back F-1's
Stem- Diamona Back 3 bolt
Head Set- Tange MX
Bars- Diamond Back F-1's
Pads- Black Cali lite
Grips- Black mushroom
Seat- Diamond Back Kashimax
Post- Stock Fluted
Clamp- Diamond Back
Cranks- Sugnio 175mm Diamond back Tubro with Tubro caps
Bottom Bracket- sugnio
Pedal- Suntour 9/16
Rims- Chrome Araya 20x1.50
Hubs- Suzie sealed-tec
Tires- Tioga 20x1.50
Caliper- copper looking Dia-Compe 890
Pads- NA
Levers- Dia-Compe MC
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1976 Laguna bmx


Thanks to markmc for selling me the rims and building the wheels

OG paint and decals

Cycle pro seat

Cycle pro post clamp

Fluted seat post

Forks ?

DG bars

MCS stem

Tange head set

Takagi mx gold cranks faded

Three arrows chain ring

Schwinn pedals

Carlisle mx tires

Araya 7b front suzue hub

Araya 7c rear shimano coaster hub

Cebe stem

Grips waffle made in japan.

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1985 Hutch Windstyler

All original "as found" survivor

I cleaned this bike from end to end..i'm amazed at the condition that it is in for being 30 years old!!It was definetly stored indoors!! She's not a Trickstar,but boasts a few of the "valuable" Hutch parts that are usually very hard to find..(black tires.grips..etc.) All in all, a beautiful time capsule..Thanks for looking!

1985 Hutch Windstyler Frame&fork

Hutch Hi-Caliber Headset


Hutch grips

Hutch bars

Hutch O.G.K. Mags

Hutch tires

Chang star brakes front and rear

Hutch seatpost clamp

stock seatpost

Velo "Freestyle" seat

Takagi 43t chainring

Hutch spider

Takagi 175mm cranks

Hutch pedals

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    $$$$$$$$$$$   1979 G-BOY  $$$$$$$$$$$$


 This little jewel arrived at my door back in January. got a good little story to go with it as seen on my post from earlier this year called "My newest survivor".


its just like I received it back in January down to the Wisconsin dirt! I have been looking for a Champion pad like in the pic with no luck its the only thing I would add other than making a replica of the original number plate.


Funny side story..I had a set of Powelite Pro forks I sold in order to be ready to buy this bike if I got a shot at. I remember shipping them off thinking I'll never own a set of them again...I was shocked when I did get and it had guess what for forks? Yup 


Its one of my favorites in my collection and really cool to know the 1st owner. When he was at the Grands this year and saw it at the MOTOS show. it was like it was the first time. Cracked me up. He sold it to me because he knew he would see it again over the years.


and yes it has pedals! haha




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1978 PRO-LINE with a little help from the Army


I acquired this bike in either 1997 or 8 at the Santa Monica Salvation Army store. Driving down 11th, it caught my eye. I quickly pulled over and cut a deal for either $30 or $40.00 which was their standard fee for a bike.


When I got the bike, in my mind, I invented a story about it as follows: Bike was purchased and owned locally and used sparingly as most parts have minimum wear. I think the rider was not too tall based upon the handlebar-stem combo. Perhaps when the rider entered high school, the bike sat in the garage facing the street or a window as that might explain the fade of the front facing stickers. At some point someone decides to donate the old bike in the garage to the Salvation Army.


It has been in my garage ever since next to the 86 Honda ATC (see attached before image) until now.


Following a long weekend of detailing (remove, clean, reinstall, etc) of all major parts, here are the results.


Of note: I did not change any parts other than two new inner tubes (the old ones were US made Schwinn). I also added two brake cable to frame retainers to match the one it came with and grease to a very dry crank bearing assembly.


Frame: Serial # 17957. Of note the "Coud tone coatings" sticker on the lower seat mast. I wonder if they did the white frame color for Red line?


Fork: A minor mystery as it has both the newer style stickers on the fork legs, but the older style and very faded oval at the brake bridge. Perhaps it left the factory that way?


Drivetrain: I am not an expert, but I think they are Schwinn cranks, marked SA 60 78. I removed grey paint from the crank arms. The chainwheel is a 44 tooth Suntour mounted to an unmarked spider. The chainring bolts are Sugino and yes it is missing one. The pedals it came with were GT plastic (not era correct). I did not have any 1/2 inch rat traps so I left them off. The rear freewheel is a Shimano 333 unit. The chain is an unmarked unit.


Handlebars: Race Inc 23 inch wide steel units. I removed the grey spray paint to expose the Race inc sticker and some peeled chrome, which seems odd.


Stem: SR


Grips: Toadstool


Brakes: Dia-compe lever, caliper and pads.


Seat: Kashimax MX with leather? cover.


Seat post: Unmarked fluted chrome unit.


Seat post clamp: Suntour


Wheels: Ukai 20x1.75 rims, Suzue hubs with 4 cross lace, over-under pattern double-butted spokes. Unknown spoke nipples.


Tires: Both are Chen Shing 20x2.125 with replacement tubes.

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1984 Diamond Back Formula One

Complete survivor I found within an hr and a bit drive. Did a little clean up on it before I took the pictures, but nothing really more than a quick wipe down. I removed the reflectors from the wheels just to clean them up, but they'll be going back on when I finish cleaning the spokes. Someone must have swapped out the B1-B's for the Tange grips at some point, but other than that its seems original right down to the Comp III.


Frame: Diamond Back Formula One

Fork: Diamond Back Formula One

Bars: Diamond Back Formula One

Stem: Diamond Back Formula One

Headset: Tange

Grips: Tange‚Äč

Crank: Sugino Diamond Back Turbo w/ Turbo dust caps

Pedals: Suntour XC-II

Seat: Diamond Back

Seat post: Diamond Back Formula One

Seat post clamp: SR Diamond Back Formula One

Rims: Araya Diamond Back Formula One

Hubs: Suzue sealed Diamond Back Formula One

Tires: Tioga Comp III




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1995 XS Schwinn Cruiser


Frame: XS Schwinn cruiser

Fork:  XS Schwinn cruiser

Wheels:  Formula hubs with Araya style wheels

Seat: OEM Schwinn seat and post

Brakes: Bull dog front  and Odyssey rear with dia compe levers

Cranks:  One piece with XS spider and OEM sprocket and bottom bracket

Tires: tioga 2.125 front and 1.75 rear comp III style

Bars: OEM Schwinn with AME tri grips

Stem: OEM Schwinn

Headset  OEM Schwinn

Pedals Wellgo

Pads: California Lite

Chain: OEM Schwinn with Redline chain adjusters

Valve caps:  Rap cap style

Seat Clamp: OEM Schwinn

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Been known for my replica builds but this is the real deal, Tommy Brackens actual 1984 Torker Pro-X survivor that he won numerous races on right up to the November 1984 bankruptcy of Torker. Added some pictures of him racing the bike. With being a Dad for the last three years I haven't built a bike but our daughter, Jemma (little JT), suggested building one. This was a great bike to introduce her to wrenching and photographing the history of our awesome sport!

Frame - Torker Pro-X factory decals
Fork - Torker Pro-X factory decals
Bars - Powerlite
Grips - A'ME
Brakes - Dia-Compe MX-1000 with Dia-Compe large brake lever
Stem - ProNeck
Headset - TANGE with SST Dirt Skirt
Rims - Ambrosio
Hubs - B.P.P Italy (Bicycle Parts Pacific)
Tires - Mitsuboshi Competition III
Cranks - Profile
Pedals - Suntour XC-II, sharpened into the Jaws of Death "Stuart looked at 'em and said that he hopes he never falls in front of me"

Chain - Sedis 3/32
Bottom Bracket - Ultralite, "It's the only one that I've found that will hold up to me"
Seat - Italia Turbo
Seat Post - Scura Speed Technology (SST) Command Post
Seat Post Clamp - Hutch
Pad set - Torker

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1976 C Model Yamaha

On "permanent" loan from Mr Mike Rush


As far as I can tell, it's all original












Hard to do a parts list as the thing is stock with all the Yamaha made or OEM components.



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