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Curt

Curt

Member Since 24 Sep 2006
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#555212 Prototype 1st JAD F/F made won on Facebook

Posted by Curt on 08 January 2019 - 04:48 AM

I like the bike AND the wall posters etc.

 

I am intrigued about those fork drop outs. I am thinking very lazy steering but this is a race frame?????

 

Please explain.




#554760 Reunited - Quadangle from the hood

Posted by Curt on 25 November 2018 - 05:09 PM

A good story especially this part not wanting to hound people (including your friend) about a very cool childhood bike that you desire.

 

That says volumes about your character.

 

As for the bike (which is awesome) two questions. What is the serial number of the frame?

 

And the hubs look to be what I will call first gen Bullseye hubs? And if Bullseye a followup question, it seems the bmx community is not so fond of bullseye due to currently made and/or re pop production (without thru bolts). So are the first gen considered cool/high end quality? In 1979 I always belived they were as good as it got for sealed bearing hubs, since many high end roadies of the period used Bullseye hubs, pulleys etc.




#554699 Interesting Video of 70's BMX History with NorCal Emphasis

Posted by Curt on 15 November 2018 - 02:23 AM

I needed to watch something like that after the last 12 months I have dealt with.

 

I think Spike may have been in some of those shots and if not he certainly rode/raced Merritt.




#554594 My friend Kent #34 and his Killer Late 70’s/Early 80’s pics

Posted by Curt on 30 October 2018 - 01:09 AM

Having looked at these images a few times, it appears aluminum SE was certainly a popular frame.

 

From my quick count.

 

One JU6, two DB-IVs, one round top tube PK, Three regular PKs and I think two Race Inc/FMF cousins.




#554580 My friend Kent #34 and his Killer Late 70’s/Early 80’s pics

Posted by Curt on 25 October 2018 - 02:56 AM

Very Cool!

 

First image appears to be a Panda Pro Am which I dig.

 

All the images are taken by someone who knows how to use and focus a lense.

 

And Brian, I too think that to be a JU 6.




#554528 British Invasion

Posted by Curt on 13 October 2018 - 05:17 AM

Good looking frame and welds.




#554410 Retro Rag 'Zine & the FIRST BMX COLLECTORS

Posted by Curt on 26 September 2018 - 01:39 AM

Nice.

 

I discovered Menotomy about 1998 or 99 and logged on. Which in turn got me looking for bikes. I found a 78 proline and a 78 GJS when no one was looking for such.

 

I also have most of my gear from the late 70s early 80s.




#554375 1975 Schwinn Scrambler all OG pick up

Posted by Curt on 23 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

Very nice.




#554373 R.I.P Bronco Rod Beckering

Posted by Curt on 23 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

Well that is a bummer.

 

Rest in peace.

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#554213 Another PK Ripper

Posted by Curt on 26 August 2018 - 01:42 AM

Are you going to strip the paint and get it powdered? Of course you are not.

 

Very cool.




#554131 Mike Scott's drilled out Race Inc, and later 2 speed mod

Posted by Curt on 24 July 2018 - 04:09 AM

The stem is listed as a "Beavers Custom with an OMAS bolt". Which I believe to be an accurate description. As in a Beavers Bicycle and/or McConnell Racing (after Bruce McConnell) owner of Beavers at the time.

 

I recall seeing said stems in the shop. They were making a some trick parts. This was the period (late 79 to 1980) when McConnell Racing was a start up (my words, not theirs) out of the Beavers Bicycle (in Tarzana, CA) shop.

 

I am looking at a Beavers shop advertisement with quite a few interesting tid bits listed. One of which states "McConnell Racing will be coming out with a new stem that weighs only 7.5 ounces". Interesting is that the advert I have states at the top that Mark Pippin was the author of the ad. Which makes sense as he was a mainstay at Beavers since the days of John Beaver right up to when it ended with Mark Yarger owning the Beavers name (I think) and taking the shop to the mid west (to be verified). Pippin was a good guy.

 

McConnell was also a good guy and always looking for what was the next trick item.

 

I have two printed and official Beavers/McConnell adverts that I obtained from Beavers at or near the end of that shop call it late 1980 early 81 I think.

 

When I get to a scanner I will send it to the site.




#553561 A Champion pick up yesterday.

Posted by Curt on 25 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

So of course I dig the bike and gear, very cool stuff.

 

Tell me about that big block Chrysler with the tall rotor oil pump, deep pan etc. Looks like maybe a fresh rebuild? What vehicle is it for? B or RB block? 906 heads or? cam profile etc.




#553458 All Things Panda

Posted by Curt on 05 April 2018 - 01:34 AM

Looking good!

 

I like your wheel and tires, they just look right. Same can be said for the cranks.




#553396 GJS finally finished

Posted by Curt on 31 March 2018 - 02:00 AM

The frame, the frame color, the color combo of parts, those rims and hubs (Dura Ace IS a Campy equal) the centerpull set up, the all black comp 2 rear, the 1978-9 trickness factor.

 

Bike of this or any year!

 

Well done!!!




#552994 Linn Kastan's Redline ledger

Posted by Curt on 26 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

766 and 769 for John Beaver (rest in peace) of Beavers Bicycle. A slice of what was, which made me smile remembering a good bike shop owner.






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