Old School BMX

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  1. CAESAR

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    Howdy All,

    Any old school bmx collectors here? I'm currently building up a Redline 600a and having heaps of fun, I just need to lose heaps of weight so I can ride around with my kids, on my last adventure I ended up with a bent seat post.

    Show us your rides people!

    Cheers
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    current progress on the bike

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    That wasn't what I meant - your project should have its own thread. I just thought you might enjoy reading the other one if you hadn't seen it yet. :)
     
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    Thanks, reading it now :)
     
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    For those that are interested, finished image below :)

    Cheers


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    I love it. Do you have any pictures of the process as it went along?
     
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    I should have some, I'll dig them out and post them up.
     
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    I had Skyway wheels, pretty sure this is the coolest I have ever been.

    What a great project.
     
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    I absolutely love it, it's so true to how I remember them to be.....is it for sale? :p
     
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    I feel that the only way it is appropriate to describe this project is to say it is totally radical.
     
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    Brilliant!

    What's the deal with acquiring parts on an older bike like this?

    What you do to the frame? etc etc - more juicy details in a nutshell (Pls)

    Aldi workstand is a good match haha
     
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    Are they the genuine original stickers?

    I went and had a look around and found they do sell them. Not sure if exactly the same as the original.

    Can you do a Blue Max next please? : p
     
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    Basically just found the frame on eBay for cheap, the frame was painted at some stage so all the chrome was scratched up pretty badly. Had the frame re-chromed which actually cost double of what I paid for it. Forks, gooseneck and handlebars are all period correct and sourced from Facebook BMX groups. Most other parts, brakes, stickers, seat, pads are reproduction. Skyway is still making the Tuffs. There are a few good online BMX stores that specialise in old-school BMX, so most stuff is pretty easy to get unless you’re after original. Original parts cost an arm and a leg, e.g. goose neck cost me $250, handle bars were around 200 from memory. All up this owes me over 2k.



    I'm already on the next project, doing up a 81 Team Mongoose, but this one is going to be ridden so not going to be to fussy.

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    Got some matching forks, bit rusty these ones.



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    After Vinegar bath, they came out pretty good.

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    New stickers applied, seat/post and clamp installed

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    New cranks

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    Cranks installed.


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    Reproduction brakes ready to install.

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    Headset Installed.

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