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Archived: Old School BMX

WANTED:OLD SCHOOL BMX PARTS posted by: EDvice on 11/3/2001 at 9:52:49 AM

WANTED:Studded tires posted by: Chas on 11/2/2001 at 8:58:27 PM
Does anyone have or know of any metal studded winter bicycle tires in a 20" rim size? Nokian does not make this size. No homemade jobs please, these do not cross over to pavement and back to snow very well.

WANTED:Old Skyway Tuff Wheels posted by: Chas on 11/2/2001 at 8:52:13 PM
Need a rear freewheel 20" Tuff Wheel with STEEL threads. The old ones with the metal star shaped hub were made of steel before Skyway changed them to an alumimum alloy then to injected plastic around alloy threads. Prefer black but will take any, rusty hub OK (then we know it's steel)hub must be steel as I have to weld to it. Cash or trades, shipped to NH.

   RE:WANTED:Old Skyway Tuff Wheels posted by JIMMY on 12/1/2001 at 5:01:34 AM
why dont u just buyem new dude

MISC:Cannondale BMX frame/fork posted by: Paul on 11/1/2001 at 6:19:43 PM
I have a Cannondale bmx frame/fork that I no longer ride. I was wondering what kind of interest there is for this. I got it in '95/'96 It's polished alluminum. It is pretty long and is super light. I am most likely going to put it on ebay sometime. I have looked on there and I havent seen one to get an idea of what to sell it for. Any info about this would be appreciated. Thanks.

   RE:MISC:Cannondale BMX frame/fork posted by Pedro Gonzalez on 11/5/2001 at 11:35:07 PM
If you are going to put it on Ebay, the market
will determine what it is worth.
I would guess somewhere between 150-250 for the frameset.

WANTED:ISO 15 tooth Suntour Freewheel posted by: Jesse D on 10/30/2001 at 1:09:45 PM
Looking for a Suntour 15tooth freewheel. Ive found 14's, but those are too small for my gearing. Thanks in advance,


FOR SALE:Anybody Know anything about Rumblefish?? posted by: Graham on 10/30/2001 at 9:18:35 AM
I have a rumblefish, and I would like to know the history behind these frames..Who made? ans where?? How long ago? and what it's worth? Thanx

WANTED:skyway graphite tuffs posted by: dave manson on 10/30/2001 at 9:07:28 AM
Anyone out there with a set, or at least a rear, of skyway graphite tuff wheels or parts/bearings. Will pay top dollar for good condition. Did they only make those in '83-'84? I have no idea how many are out there.

   RE:WANTED:skyway graphite tuffs posted by tony on 12/12/2001 at 6:04:37 PM
check out www.danscomp.com you can now buy them new! they are awsome but alittle on the heavy side, i want to say that they run about$230.00 but worth the cash. you can also get them with 14mm axles now!

WANTED:yamaha moto bike1976 or any posted by: frankie jones on 10/29/2001 at 5:56:16 PM
i had a 76 moto bike when i was 13 years old. now my son is in to racing and id like to find one of the old bikes to tool around with him in the trails behind our house and just to have one would be great.ive been not really looking but ive joined a club and would really like to get serious.

MISC:   Looking for Eric Jackson posted by: Jim on 10/29/2001 at 8:43:39 AM
I bought a hutch frame from this guy on ebay and he never sent it ? Has anybody else ever dealt with him ? I have his address but lost his email ????

MISC:Hutch Exel... Please help! posted by: Bill on 10/27/2001 at 3:58:39 PM
I am looking for help with my restoration of my bike from when I was a kid. I've heard there are two models of this Hutch Exel, and mine is apparently the earlier version (cause it doesn't have the "futuristic" block letters in the stickers. It's definately a freestyle bike, and I personally freestyled it into the ground.
I guess what I am really looking for are some restoration tips, which I suppose are generally applicable to any older bike restoration. However, I have some specifics I'd like to ask:
1.) Any info on what the original tires would have been on this bike?
2.) Any info on whether or not I am hurting the value of the bike if I put a three piece crank set on it, rather than the original one piece it was made with?
3.) Is there some type of trick to adjusting the brakes? I can't get them to work! I've pulled the lines as tight as possilbe, but when I pull the levers, the brakes don't move, and the plastic casing around the brake lines pops out of the ends of the levers. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong!

4.) Of course, if anyone might know the value of what this particular bike may be, I'd love to know... I see a billion "trickstars" all over the place, but I've yet to see this bike anywhere. I know it was a cheaper model than the trickstar (I can still see my mom shaking her head NO at the bike shop when I asked her to buy it for me!) and perhaps that why I don't see them. But I thought MAYBE if they just aren't out there as much, that might help the value of this one.

Thanks for reading and thanks for the help ahead of time!
Rhode Island

   RE:MISC:Hutch Exel... Please help! posted by Rob on 10/27/2001 at 11:58:59 PM
Hey Bill! Being an ebay fanatic, I could guess your excel would go for around $100 if it was in good shape. The american made hutches have a high value among collectors and the trickstars can go for ridiculous amounts (have seen up to 400) I am not a super authority on hutches however. There is a website (cannot seem to find it) where the guy owns a trickstar 1 and 2 and he has done some research on hutch history. I think the excels (like other hutches) were made in taiwan after a certain year. I have a bmx frame made by tange branded shogun made in 85 and it is super solid/well built. When the us economy sank in 87 a lot of people, including the japanese moved production to taiwan..... and then stuff kinda sucked. As for the 3 piece cranks, good ones will enhanch the value; although there is something to be said for an clean original bike. Hope this helps!

   RE:MISC:Hutch Exel... Please help! posted by Jason on 11/1/2001 at 1:02:50 PM
I too once had an Exel. Mine was an 88. I bought mine as a frame and fork though, not complete. The tires more than likely would have been made by Cheng Shin though I'm not sure what the exact "model" would have been. Likely would have been something resembling Tioga tires. My complete Hutch Jet had Cheng Shin tires that looked kinda' like Tiogas.

As far as the brakes go, I'd make sure the brake calipers aren't tightened together too much or they won't move. As far as tightening the cable: I always twist the barrel adjuster most of the way out then pull the cable as tight as I can get it while tightening down the bolt that holds the brake cable in place on the caliper. Then loosen the barrel adjuster to where the brakes have room to pull again. That may be pretty obvious but I thought I'd post it just in case. Maybe try a bit of grease in between the two brake caliper arms so they will move better. Plus I always remove the brake cable from the lining and spray the inside of the lining with WD40 before I use any cable. It'll help the brake cable move alot better.

As far as the value of the bike goes, they likely aren't worth much since they were one of Hutch's low-end freestyle bikes. For being a low-end bike the Exel frame wasn't all that terrible. The welding on mine could have been a little better but my only real complaint was that the bike just seemed too short. As far as adding 3 piece cranks, that could only increase the value since the cranks that would have come the Exel would have been generic steel one piece cranks anyway. Probably the exact same ones that came on the Jet as a matter of fact.

About the value, you never really know. It may not have been a super high quality bike but it isn't very common either and maybe there's some people out there who'd like to have one. I would say around $100 seems like a reasonable price for one in good shape. Of course adding a decent set of 3 pc cranks would raise that.

I do have a Hutch website you can check out. I don't have many Exel pictures though.
If you don't mind, I'd like a picture of your Exel for my website if you have a way of taking one.

   RE:RE:MISC:Hutch Exel... Please help! posted by Jason on 11/1/2001 at 1:06:51 PM
I keep forgetting, this website can't display the tilde key which is used in Tripod site addresses.
Try this. I think it will also work without the tilde key.

AGE / VALUE:PK Ripper posted by: Jerry Taylor on 10/26/2001 at 11:26:40 PM
I would like to know the value of a PK Ripper in excellent condition. Blue frame, Blue Landing Gear forks, Red Ultra Dyno cranks, red Uni-seat, Red Z-Rims, snake bellies, and red pads. The bike was purchased at La Paz Cyclery in Mission Viejo, CA. My parents bought it for me in the early 80's. I am now 32 years old and the bike has been hanging in my garage for years. I was curious about how much it is worth. If anyone remembers me or riding at the "Dips" in Mission Viejo please contact me.

FOR SALE:PK Ripper rear frame washers posted by: Chris on 10/24/2001 at 4:18:20 AM
I have some new never used rear frame washers for SE Racing products. These washers are for PK Ripper, mini ripper, floval flyer, quadangle etc... These wahers are for the old school frames and the newer frames. These are very hard to find. If you have an SE product you need these washers so that you don't damage the rear dropouts. The price is $12.00 a pair.

AGE / VALUE:Moto one Diamond back 1979/1980?? posted by: Scott on 10/21/2001 at 6:44:11 AM
Hello, I am looking for any info and parts and literature and decals for my Moto One by Diamond Back 20" BMX old school bike. Any info would be GREAT. I think it is from about 1978-1981 if this would help.

FOR SALE:stuff for sale posted by: mike on 10/20/2001 at 5:26:14 AM
I still have the following items for sale, email me with any questions.
Kuwahara/Norco frame, $65
Redline 600a series 3 f/f, $75
Dyno compe f/bars, $50
Cycle-Pro blitz f/f/bars, $60
Kuwahara magician f/f/bars, $75
Hutch windstyler f/f/bars, $100
Hutch trickstar frame, $250

all prices do not include shipping and are negotiable. i`m willing to trade for whatever you may have except the trickstar.

   RE:FOR SALE:stuff for sale posted by rob on 10/28/2001 at 12:07:29 AM
Mike do you have a picture of your kuwahara magician stuff?

   RE:FOR SALE:stuff for sale posted by clinton on 11/15/2001 at 7:44:36 PM
I am interested in the kuwahara frame, do you have the forks as well? What color is the fram?

FOR SALE:New Primo Comet Tires and Tubes posted by: mikeq on 10/19/2001 at 2:02:05 PM
I have a pair of brand new, never mounted Primo Comet tires (not Kevlar) and tubes I don't need: Fits 406mm rims, blackwall, 20x1.35, 100 psi, 255 gms, schrader valve tubes. $25 includes shipping.