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#552818 BOTY - Dedicated Discussion Thread

Posted by dubplatestyle on 31 December 2017 - 02:13 AM

I was glad to see this year’s B.O.T.Y. wasn’t any different than years past. Less entries.....yes, but in terms of quality, absolutely stellar!

#551396 Ralphs Bicycles HUSTLER

Posted by dubplatestyle on 11 June 2017 - 11:54 AM

A recent pick-up.....






Hustler Mini Stem









#550360 Navajo Racing Products

Posted by dubplatestyle on 21 January 2017 - 11:55 PM

Here's a scan of the first Navajo Racing Products Ad, found in the May '83 ABA Action newspaper. 




ABA Paper_May'83.jpg


(Scan courtesy of Bob McKay)







#550287 then it hit me... I collect anodized SE Racing products

Posted by dubplatestyle on 10 January 2017 - 10:53 PM

yes, I am trying to find some posts.... but the PK gold PK may not have been ano.  I can't remember if PK himself had a comment about that possibly being paint or powder even, I will keep searching.

I believe he said the gold PK above was actually painted.

#550286 then it hit me... I collect anodized SE Racing products

Posted by dubplatestyle on 10 January 2017 - 10:51 PM

It's bad enough I missed the B.O.T.Y. in its entirety, entry, voting, the whole nine and now I've overlooked Steve debuting a gold ano P.K.

So fucking ill!!!

#549602 snapshot in bike room...

Posted by dubplatestyle on 25 October 2016 - 01:08 AM

Some are assembled.....






others are not.....



#548278 Navajo Racing Products

Posted by dubplatestyle on 19 July 2016 - 02:51 PM


"The confusing thing is that Mikes first frames also didn't have a gusset of any kind. The square gusset was added after the first hundred or so were made from what I've heard."




According to the '79 Blazer Ad that Patrick shared, they only offered two (painted) colors in the beginning. So you can pretty much bank on that your (chrome) frame was manufactured in Arizona. I also believe the early frames didn't have machined head tubes, the first mini frames surely did not.

#548275 Rebel Racing - All Things Inclusive

Posted by dubplatestyle on 19 July 2016 - 02:37 PM

I think that frame was originally raw.


Hahaha........Andreas told me it was already painted when he bought it from Brock.


Personally, it doesn't really bother me that it was discovered raw versus already painted. It was originally manufactured to be a Blazer and so it shall remain. The only reason there was a few sticker-ed up as Micro Reb's, was to eliminate left over stock when the Bruce Family decided to drop the 'brand' altogether. 



When I get a chance Noah, I will take some comparison pic's of the Rebel 'looptail' mini next to a Blazer for you. I'm kind of surprised, I haven't already.

#546727 Evolution of HARBOR LITE mini stem

Posted by dubplatestyle on 13 February 2016 - 09:30 PM

Harbor-Lite Mini Stem Ad ('82)


Harbor-Lite '82.jpg


DK manufactured Harbor-Lite Mini Stem.


Harbor-Lite Stem B.JPG


Second version of the (DK manufactured) Harbor-Lite stem (w/ O.M.A.S. 'alloy' stem bolt). 


Harbor-Lite Stem.JPG


Referred to as a Harbor-Lite Ultra Mini Stem in later Bicycle Harbor catalogs. 


Harbor-Lite with hole.JPG





Bicycle Harbor Ad ('83)







(From L-R) DK Mini Stem / Harbor-Lite Mini Stem (Manufactured by DK) / Prototype Mini Stem




(Prototype Stem) Stem bolt: Chrome plated steel  /  Cap bolts: Aluminum




(Cinelli 1A 'style' Quill Bolt)




I'm thinking about swapping out the o.g. stem bolt w/ the one from an O.M.A.S. 'alloy' hardware kit.


O.M.A.S. Hardware Upgrade Kit.jpg




Most of the horizontal holes run completely through the base, except for one small set screw on the left hand side (most likely a stem 'key way').

#544556 MCS stems!

Posted by dubplatestyle on 21 August 2015 - 12:32 PM

Jon, Here you go....




MCS (smaller) six bolt stem (Oct. 1980 Total BMX).jpg




Oct. / November '80 issue of Total BMX, showing the new (downsized) six-bolt stem.

#544543 BD III or DB IV?

Posted by dubplatestyle on 20 August 2015 - 07:26 PM

Thank you for adding that awesome 'pic' of Derek Brown, I might have to recreate that particular bike.

#544238 DG Steve Skibel Replica

Posted by dubplatestyle on 01 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

DG Skibel.JPG



'77 DG Steve Skibel Replica.JPG



Hi-E Hubs (36H).JPG



Hi-E BMX ('79).JPG



JP.R Pedals.JPG



JP.Routens (Cast Alloy) Pedals.JPG



Steve Skibel Replica.JPG



I'm not sure on the year of the frame, so any help in pinpointing down the year would be appreciated. Thanks!

#543808 Birmingham WHEELS

Posted by dubplatestyle on 05 July 2015 - 09:40 PM

Martin, You weren't kidding when you said "I do a lot of researching". Thanks for taking the time to share all the incredible information & photos, it's appreciated!



The artist rendering of the Wheels facility is sweet, was that a separate 'poster' or part of the '83 European BMX Championship program?  





#543381 Rebel Racing - All Things Inclusive

Posted by dubplatestyle on 08 June 2015 - 08:53 PM

Misc. (n.o.s.) Rebel & Blazer vinyl pads.







#543380 Bandito

Posted by dubplatestyle on 08 June 2015 - 08:49 PM

Finally.......an original Bandito pad set to add. 




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