Two differant times, but not that far apart, Corona raceway NBA Nationals, not sure of the year, but late 70"s, and early Monrovia Saturday morning BMX racing at its best. I had my Webco ripped off at the Teen Center, Van Nuys, the week of the first NBA Nationals in the Los Angeles convention center, indoors for the first time, wood jumps, rosin on the corners, street tires etc. So getting ready for my first ever National without a bike was hard, still Friday at Teen Center to get my s*#t together. So, one of the all time real deal old school dudes I can even put that tag on, was David Clinton, that guy dint know me from jack, told me to come to the bike shop by the Van Nuys airport he worked at and not to worry, he would get me set up on a new chariot and be ready to roll for Friday night to acclimate to the new wheels. That being said, he started the build with a Cook Bros. Pro long version small BB frame and fork, Araya rims laced up with Shimano Dura Ace hubs, Tuff neck stem, Dura Ace black line cranks, and list goes on, I had a Pro racers bike and at a fraction of the cost. This bike was like nothing I had ever ridden in my life. I smoked the class that Friday night, and made it to semis at the nationals, but not enough to make the main and place. Thank you David for truly being a BMX legend!
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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:23 PM
Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:19 PM
Cool story. Love the pics...keep them coming.
Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:31 AM
Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:46 AM
Nothing like a well tuned rig...Such a cool story to hear. Thanks for the memory jar and love the pics...
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