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Mark Mc

Mark Mc

Member Since 29 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active May 09 2019 07:52 PM

#555402 In 1978 Stu Thomsen won the World's on a GJS - this is that frame

Posted by Mark Mc on 12 February 2019 - 05:19 AM

Being I try to save cool GJS pics as they turn up, here's that hand cut brake bridge.



This is the one item I'd still love to see and hear more about. Look at the back-end, top. Mongoose inspired. I believe this is the GJS prototype.


#555046 BOTY - Dedicated Discussion Thread 2018

Posted by Mark Mc on 24 December 2018 - 03:49 AM

Got one in. Beat the deadline! Whew!

#555045 SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1996 & Earlier)

Posted by Mark Mc on 24 December 2018 - 03:43 AM

1978 Redline Proline

Byron Grant Survivor


OK. I'm not sure anyone knows who Byron Grant is. But, the dude had one badass race bike from BITD. This came to me from a guy who got it at an estate sale in Texas. He priced it high enough to keep the flippers off it and I was lucky enough to land it. If you were going to build a 78 Redline, this would be how you'd draw it up. All I've replaced on this is tires and grips and added an era correct handlebar pad since it didn't have one. If you know Byron, give him a high five and point him here.


Frame/Fork: Redline Proline.

Stem: Redline double clamp.

Bars/grips. Generic original alloy bars with Ourys. Not V-bars interestingly. 

Cranks: 170mm C-Dated DuraAce cranks and Shimano chainwheel.

Pedals: MKS BM-1's

Seat: Suede Professional brand. 

Seatpost/clamp: Generic post, generic Schwinn style clamp.

Brakes: Diacompe caliper and bronco bend lever.

Wheels: Araya 7Bs with Schwinn hubs. Those are actually super faded red anno. And the original hub straps to keep them clean still there

Tires: Cycle Pro Snakebellies.

Pads: Original Redline pads.

Badass stickers. JT Racing. SE Racing. "If you value your life...."

















Pics of how it was found and that original owner logo








#554860 A good friend had them Sunday Blues. Brought this to my door

Posted by Mark Mc on 11 December 2018 - 04:39 AM

Cool bike. Story is both sad and happy.

TufNeck bars need a head on shot. They're pretty easy to spot due to the sharp angles. But there were lots of folks putting out bars, so likely something generic as something branded.

#554585 My friend Kent #34 and his Killer Late 70’s/Early 80’s pics

Posted by Mark Mc on 26 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

Awesome stuff. Sting rays. Motomags. Single clamp stems. Super cool.

#553684 LRV Survivor

Posted by Mark Mc on 12 May 2018 - 03:24 AM

They're still out there. LRV. Probably 1977'ish. I had to swap the seat and pedals, and somehow didn't have Ourys to use. This needs a Brian Hays elbow grease workover still, he kills it with his finish clean up. But, pretty stoked. Original owner bike from Ohio. Original finishes.


Early MCS stem. 25" wide Redline bars. It came with a 7b rear/Tuff front, but I swapped to a Tuffwheel set.








#553652 MCS stems!

Posted by Mark Mc on 07 May 2018 - 03:27 AM

An early 6 bolt. Note the Pompano Beach location. DelRay beach I believe was the first. And one of those medium sized ones.




#552705 BOTY - Dedicated Discussion Thread

Posted by Mark Mc on 21 December 2017 - 06:45 PM

I know there's lots of talk about how the hobby is slowing, but, man, some killer stuff still showing up.

#552591 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by Mark Mc on 18 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

77 RaceInc. Rare Foiler Top Tube

NOS frame found a couple years back. I'm owner #3. Really worked hard to get this one dialed in with extra early, race parts. Most parts somewhere between mint/NOS.


Frame: 77 Foiler Top Tube Race Inc. Original finish and decals. Diamond Drops.

Forks: 79 Tange Cycle Pros

Wheels: Gen1 Araya 7b's with early Sunshine sealed hubs.

Tires: Carlisle Aggressors. Fat/skinny setup.

Steering. RaceInc bars on a Cebe stem. Unribbed Ourys.

Power: Ashtubula cranks. KKT K-MX's. Sugino 44T. DID chain.

Braking: 77 Shimano Quick Release brake/lever with Mathauser C's. That concave center nut is specific to 77 brakes.
Comfort: Elina 5/78 Seat. Generic clamp and post.



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#552551 BOTY - Dedicated Discussion Thread

Posted by Mark Mc on 15 December 2017 - 08:48 AM

I'll be in. Just had to change an ugly part off for something that looked better. And I'm on the Hays plan, need to take pictures, too.

#551007 This MX-II was stacked with quality components but...

Posted by Mark Mc on 17 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

Look like Mongoose bars? But no bump for the single stem. Maybe a tad later?

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#550551 PK Build

Posted by Mark Mc on 24 February 2017 - 11:13 PM

I see you got Brian Hays to upload your photos. You old time collectors.....I swear!


Seriously, Brian I think had to download to his PC, then flip and save then upload again.

#550353 Well fedex dropped off a box of goodies today! Torker EK & Cook Bro

Posted by Mark Mc on 21 January 2017 - 06:24 AM

Thanks guys. After some resource I'm thinking the frame is mid 79ish ??


That serial number is the highest I recall. I have #601 and I had it tagged 79. Yours has to be close to the end of the run, so I'd put it more at 1980.

#550105 MID-SCHOOL BMX 20" (1990's)

Posted by Mark Mc on 23 December 2016 - 01:01 AM

1994 S&M Dirtbike


This is well out of my comfort zone, but, I appreciate the S&M brand and felt I had to have one. I decided to target a 1" threaded original. This popped up on a Facebook group and I quickly worked out the purchase. I got this from the second owner, who told me the original owner had raced it back in the day. Complete minus cranks, which I sourced soon after. Swapped out the seat and seat post. It came with chrome Araya 7x on sealed TNTs, but, I swapped in the Mavics with sealed Mohawks because the rear Araya has a ding that makes braking uneven. I've got the replacement rim on hand, just need to get around to it. So if you don't like it as is, imagine it with chrome 7x and sealed LF TNTs.


All parts are original finish and I'm pretty sure, era correct. 

1994 S&M Dirtbike

20" Top Tube.



Basketball slams.

Turbo seat. Primo Rod post.

Profile 185's.

Redline chainwheel.

Peregrine pedals.

Mavic rims with sealed Mohawks.

New padset, just because I like the pads on bike look.

















#549840 Just in case one of you have been looking.....$5000 Huffy frame

Posted by Mark Mc on 27 November 2016 - 03:18 AM

Well as you know, the chain guard tabs, for which there are 3, were not offered on bikes to the public. Only factory riders got chain guards for safety reasons.


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