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sodbuster

sodbuster

Member Since 13 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Today, 02:35 PM

In Topic: Skyway K-Serial.

Today, 02:33 PM

prototype

noun

pro·​to·​type | \ ˈprō-tə-ˌtīp
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Definition of prototype
1 : an original model on which something is patterned : archetype
2 : an individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type
3 : a standard or typical example
4 : a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction (such as an airplane)

 

 

A beautiful early example. But I do agree "Japanese made is more like it because the production numbers seem to be in the hundreds. prototypes are not made in the hundreds. Let alone sold in quantity. This is the only collector hobby I know where whenever someone "dosen't know" or "isn't sure" the tag "prototype" is added. IMO all that does is spread confusion.

 

Sorry for the rant. not intended or aimed at the OP. Just my brain leaking again. :wacko:   


In Topic: Found: The Humble Grail... the Redline Squareback cruiser from 1975

Today, 01:55 PM

This is analysis and discussion is amazing. I keep thinking about that headset, and why it might exist. Did Linn answer that question to Mike or anyone else? If not, here's a thought: in 1975, when Linn made this to ship to Bob Phillips, Yamaha was marketing a bike with a suspension front fork that LOOKED like a motorcycle fork, but was really made to be a bicycle fork with properly-sized head tube and bearings. At the same time, Thom Lund, JP, and Billy Mac were all racing monoshocks and hacks with some version of a modified minicycle front fork. Did those bikes have the motorcycle-size head tubes for a direct swap, or did they have modified steerer tubes to fit the undersized bicycle head tubes? At any rate, was Linn simply experimenting with a frame that you could take and mount a stock minicycle fork without modification?

 

I can't speak accurately to Billy Macs bike or the others. But I Can speak about Thom Lund's Wayne King Mono. It has been a source of fascination ans inspiration to me for many years. The front fork on Thom's bike is a Yamaha Moto-Bike fork. It is essentially a stock oil filled Moto-Bike fork other than the addition of a second suspension spring in the right side fork upright. (Stock Moto-Bikes had a spring in the left side only.) And "accordion style" dust boots. these forks had standard bicycle 1" steer tubes. I have always been of the understanding that these forks were derived from ether a 50cc or 80cc Yamaha mini cycle of the day.

 

This second spring I speak of has always been a popular race mod to the Yamahas. This and the addition of a pair of rear shocks from the Yamaha 80 was the hot set up BITD. I know Billy Mac as well as Stu Thompson Both had Wayne King Monoshock frames, I think Stu still owns his. Any pics I can recall of them (no matter the fork used.) the head tubes appear to be for a standard 1" steer tube arrangement.

 

Mi dos centavos.


In Topic: Merry Christmas, BMX Society

27 December 2018 - 03:24 AM

And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight.

 

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"It's a major award!"

And to all a good night.


In Topic: OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch 70's (1979 and earlier)

23 December 2018 - 01:57 AM

 1976 FMF JW (Jeff Ward.) Replica.

 

 

 

 

*** All parts in used condition with the original finish unless otherwise specified. ***   

 

This is a 1976 FMF JW replica mild steel frame. I got it complete from another collector. I then made very few changes to it to make it more to my mind’s eye. The understanding is that JW stands for Jeff Ward. I’ll go with that.

Enjoy!

   

Frame: FMF JW Replica. Serial # FJC0**.  (Repainted)      

Fork: Redline. (Chromed no longer nickle.) 

Bars: Matthews.

Stem: Ashtabula BMX non-stamped, Schwinn spec.

Head set: Schwinn approved Tange.

Grips: Hunt Wilde.

Seat: Schwinn approved 10 speed type saddle.

Seat post: Schwinn 13/16.

Seat post clamp: Schwinn

Cranks: Ashtabula BMX 6.5 inch non stamped.

Sprocket: Schwinn Mag type.

Pedals: Union Rat Trap. (Welded braces.)

Chain: Sedis.

Bottom bracket set: Schwinn approved Tange.

Rims: ARAYA, 20x2.125 steel, chrome.

Hubs: Front, Shimano MX.

           Rear,  Shimano “Coaster Brake” 36 hole low flange.

Spokes/nipples:  .120 gauge. / Chrome plated brass.

Tires: Ching Shin C-183 20x2.125 front 20x1.75 rear.

Extras and incidentals: Sewn on, snap type cross bar pad. Preston Petty oval number plate. Reproduction frame stickers. Reproduction FMF BMX sticker on the number plate. All other stickers vintage originals.

 

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In Topic: BOTY what can I submit... it's just a few weeks away?

03 December 2018 - 09:48 PM

I actually do have a bike to throw into the mix this year. Not in it to win it but I can't stay away. So onward into the fog! :rockout:


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