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#555396 Early Stick Tail Quadangle Quick Guide

Posted by S.Brothers on 10 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

Thanks to Jon, Brian and Shane for input on this...  Jon had a stick tail database that although lost in a computer crash, still yielded some "guide post" dates.  This is an evolving process but this graphic represents the fundamentals of the early Quadangle Stick Tail era from 1982 to late 1985.


So the attached image is meant to be a "quick guide" for the early stick tail Quadangle era - from 1982 to LATE 1985.

One interesting thing about the stick tail era is a switch to a more standardized and detailed serial number format. This helps us see that frame changes did not end nor begin cleanly on Dec 31st and Jan 1st.  :lol:


I'm going to share some serial information provided by Jon, but we should bear in mind that this is based on serials collected and there may well be other examples that would push these dates around a bit.


That said, the first iteration of the 4130 Chromoly stick tail was short lived and they went to Reynolds quickly. Jon Hoffman had a stick tail database that was lost in a computer melt down, but stand out details include that the earliest 4130 stick tail Jon had logged was serialed with a Sept 82 date. Conversely the earliest Reynolds that Jon was able to log was March, 1983. So with current evidence we can see that the earliest stick tails were 4130 and went from at least 9/82 to around March of 1983. Then they went to Reynolds and that went until the return to 4130 and a design change in late 1985.







#555366 Quadangle build variations

Posted by S.Brothers on 05 February 2019 - 02:24 AM


I've been wanting to mock this up since my buddy, that used to own this bike, found pics of himself with graphite tuffs on it.



I happen to have some on deck, so thought it'd be fun to throw the tuffs on and take it for a spin. 


My old buddy has pics of himself with this quad on spokes and the tuffs.  I'm including the tuffs photos. 


It's fun to try different build variations.  I think I might do this more often just for variety's sake. 



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#555362 In 1978 Stu Thomsen won the World's on a GJS - this is that frame

Posted by S.Brothers on 04 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

This is from a conversation on the GJS So Cal page on Facebook.


Jeff has been dropping some gems, including things like Scot Breithaupt designed the GJS logo, and now a little history lesson on the frame, that formerly belonged to Stu and it's the one that he won the World's on, in 1978.  Jeff's dad, George Utterback decided to chrome it when Stu turned it back in. But it's been in this state since back in the day and in the Utterback's personal collection. 



#555315 First look: BMX Society x Valley Relics x NBA Reunion and Show Weekend

Posted by S.Brothers on 23 January 2019 - 03:11 AM



Ok guys... here's the first glimpse of what's going to be happening at the 2 day BMX Society x Valley Relics x NBA show this May. It is a 2 day event. The first night is at Valley Relics, dinner and guest panels discussing old school BMX stuff.

As you'll see, the headline panel for the first night at Valley Relics is a bunch of alumni of the 77 SE Tour. Should be AMAZING!

The BMX Society Bike Show and Swap is Saturday (Day 2). We will present this year's life time achievement award to Mongoose's, Skip Hess!

Gonna be so rad... an amazing weekend.


If you are a Mongoose owner, please come out on Saturday and represent for Skip! 



#555287 GJS - Official - shirts releasing today

Posted by S.Brothers on 18 January 2019 - 10:20 PM



Just a heads up guys. When you go to paypal it adds shipping and tax to your order.



Yes, welcome to doing e-commerce normally like pretty much every company does.  :-)   


I get that you guys aren't used to tax here... but I can't afford to eat all the fees anymore.  Tax is 6%. Long Beach sales tax is actually 10.5% so I may eat some in the long run, but at least it won't be the whole thing.

#555284 GJS - Official - shirts releasing today

Posted by S.Brothers on 18 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

Can't wait to see what they got to offer. Orange GJS shirt in Medium for me please.  :rockout:

  uh oh.  LOL     I know a lot of thought went into what colors to go with here in round 1... the colors are going to be short sleeves in GJS blue, GJS freestyle black, and a Longsleeve option in charcoal.  I think the motivation is that they wanted to go with colors that would move quickly, if these go well, I imagine an orange will be available eventually.  They didn't want people to even think twice, so they went with more subdued colors as the goal is to raise funds for the shelter quickly.


The designs are different than any GJS shirt that was available back in the day.  That's by design, of course. 

#555279 Stumbled upon this

Posted by S.Brothers on 17 January 2019 - 11:21 PM

funny, it's 2nd or 3rd time in the last few weeks that I've seen people use functions that I also did not know existed. 

#555238 GT and Gary Turner to team up in 2019

Posted by S.Brothers on 12 January 2019 - 12:37 AM

It will be interesting to see what the plan is...



#555209 Prototype 1st JAD F/F made won on Facebook

Posted by S.Brothers on 08 January 2019 - 03:22 AM

really cool frame set I like Jads    :rockout:

#555205 Did you know? Philadelphia Eagles & SE Racing Helmet Wings have common o...

Posted by S.Brothers on 07 January 2019 - 05:59 PM

So a guy in our affiliated SE group on Facebook observed the similarity in helmet wings... then Perry dropped the science taking helmet graphic trivia to the next level.



#555204 Happy 40th Birthday S.Brothers!

Posted by S.Brothers on 07 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

thanks!  50 is the number  :fuel:  :deadhorse:  :Liv2ride:

#555153 Congratulations to the Nomura 26" Cruiser - 2018 BMX Society Bike of the...

Posted by S.Brothers on 02 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

Congratulations, Shawn Duex. Your 26" Nomura Cruiser has been voted Bike of the Year by your fellow site members. 




Pat and Brian battled it out for 2nd and 3rd... it was an all alloy and I'd say all Floval finale'.  Interesting!


Thanks to everyone else that entered and a special nod to gaijin, yardsale2, and mike68 for your class topping submissions. Good show. 

#555151 BOTY - Dedicated Discussion Thread 2018

Posted by S.Brothers on 02 January 2019 - 06:16 AM

moments away from calling this one folks... if you have not voted, please do so right away. 

#555149 Site project #1 - Comp III timeline

Posted by S.Brothers on 02 January 2019 - 04:56 AM

December 1980 BMXA sort of a changing of the guard... competition II to competition III transition in the spotlight here. Comp_III_vs_Comp_II_12_80_bmxa.png

#555140 Reunited - Quadangle from the hood

Posted by S.Brothers on 30 December 2018 - 05:32 PM

So, I just got back to Long Beach at 1am last night... this holiday trip to Kansas yielded some important insights into my Quadangle's history.


I was able to access some old photos that I hadn't seen in so long that I had TOTALLY forgotten about them.  That in turn helped shake loose some photos from my old buddy, Darrell, who was the first owner of the Quad.


None of us could remember the deal with the Landing Gear forks.  We suspected that Darrell was on the Quad in 1980, but we all know that Landing Gear don't seem to have been out prior to 1981.  


So first, I found pics of Kevin, with JMC forks on it. Kevin was the 2nd owner after Darrell, and Kevin is the old friend from Kansas that sold the Quadangle to me.  So that seemed to indicate that Kevin got the forks and put them on there.  But the old pics triggered a vague memory for Darrell, and he thinks that he took the solid dropout Landing Gears off of a PK Ripper he had, and sold those forks to Kevin, who then put the LG's on the Quadangle.


The exact scenario is still coming into focus... will update as necessary.


But wow... look at these amazing old photos from Kansas.  The first pics are Darrell racing the Quadangle with pretty sick set ups, pre-landing Gear it seems - but a couple of sick build iterations with both rims and graphite tuffs, and then there are pics of Kevin with the JMC forks.


So, to recap... pure Kansas chain of ownership, first owner was my buddy Darrell, and then my other buddy Kevin, who 30+ years later would sell the Quadangle to me. 


Darrell #11 vs Doug Prather (Skyway)



Darrell #11 vs Copeland (? I think) 



Darrell wheelieing the Quad with a graphite tuff build.



Kevin with JMC forks on the Quad (so weird, I love it)

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