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Old School BMX 1980 - 1988 => Old School Race (riders ready, pedals ready... GO!!) => Topic started by: Mogly on February 11, 2018, 02:33 PM

Title: Wilson
Post by: Mogly on February 11, 2018, 02:33 PM
HolŠ RAD'ster
I'm not a big player or by any means a knowledge Bmxarian  :LolLolLolLol: all I know is since being a kid I've loved Bmx's. Rediscovering that love over the past few years has been amazing building the bikes, meeting on the RAD rides & weekends & the bonus of seeing what beauties you all build & ride   fistblump
Well now I have acquired a very unique build which is going to break me  :'( as I can't seem to get it out of my mind to build it as close to its original parts list as I possibly can !!
Subconsciously I've already started lol & now I'm trying to fund it further with the sale of the cranks it came with.
I bought the bike not knowing much about it other than it being a Wilson with the 5" head tube some unusual drilled dropouts front & rear including the brake bridge & a bolt fior the seatpost clamp!!? [attachment=1]
It came with miss mash parts as you will see in the photos to follow
Araya skinnies , win stem , newer Shimano DX pedals , tioga seat , can't quite make out the snake seat post stamp as its faint & the Harry Leary Turbo cranks  "wantit"
The f&f have been rattle canned & the chrome underneath is not good enough to keep imo.
After posting up on other related Bmx pages I was contacted by a guy who gave me the news that this particular frame set was built as a one off by Steve Wilson for Darren Stocks who raced for Halfords team I believe. He forwarded me some screen shots of an article from bitd with an interview with Darren a picture of him racing & his parts build list.
I was blown away as never would I have thought I would own such a unquie bike but now I do so my journey begins, it may not always be to the exact spec but I'm going to try as hard as I can as I know some of these parts are just either to rare or  explosion in price.
I already have some parts getting me on my way so it's game on  :uglystupid2: I will post as I go along with the parts I have already or will require & my progress.
I think this may be my biggest build ever & may kill me but looking forward to it & eventually riding it too  :D
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: Avro on February 11, 2018, 04:43 PM
Get those parts, take the time, restore as demands. It may not get a lot of recognition but stay with it.
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Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: Mogly on February 11, 2018, 06:11 PM
Cheers will do may not be a high end machine but it's ouseing build me  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: griff on February 11, 2018, 08:20 PM
Nice story! Look forward to seeing you rescue this from its current state!

Would also be very cool if you could share the screenshots/info you were sent ;)
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: Taipan on February 11, 2018, 09:55 PM
Must be Wilson season as there's a freestyler just popped up on ebay sort of a haro freestyler style....nice bike you got there BTW should clean up nice  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: bodamus on February 11, 2018, 11:36 PM
Just take your time the parts you want will come up, it's a nice rare Frameset I have a Wilson Cruiser to build myself that's going to be a tough build too.
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: bodamus on February 12, 2018, 03:06 PM
My Wilson Cruiser
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: Mogly on February 12, 2018, 10:25 PM
Thank you guys looking forward to this one.
Your cruiser looks minty  :smitten:
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: Taipan on February 12, 2018, 11:33 PM
Wow! Up pops another  :shocked:  you don't like it enough do you Bo?  :D
Title: Re: Wilson
Post by: bodamus on February 13, 2018, 07:28 AM
Mine is for sale £275 posted