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Offline Bigplinky

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Maximum BMX Products USA
« on: July 19, 2005, 10:51 PM »
Maximum is a company that started in California in about 1980-81 (please correct me if I'm wrong) by a guy called Larry Hess. He started making frames for his son in the Garage but this soon turned into a small company. When the garage couldn't supply demand so a manufacturing deal was struck up with GT (my frame is a GT manufactured frame from May 83). I saw the team in mags up to 1986 but I don't know when the company closed the doors. The outstanding feature of the frame is the high BB which gives excellent ground clearance for long cranks (185mm) but the XL suffix is a bit of a con as the top tube length is only 18 3/4"





Maximum XL frame (bought new by me in 1983)
GT pro forks in original candy red (very close to original Maximum forks in design)
Tange 125 headset
ESP Pro stem
Renthal Pro Bars (28x8)
A'me Unitron grips
Elina Lightning Bolt Seat
Renthal 14" seatpost
Tange seatpost clamp
Profile Gen 2 cranks 185mm
Tuff Neck Powerdisc
44T Suntour Chainring
GT Hubs
Weinmann 7B style Rims
LHR comp 3 Style Tyres
Chrome MX900 Caliper
Chrome Tech 3 Lever
Skyway pro pads red and blue
Tech Plate red and Blue
Gear Pads Red and blue on white
KKT Lightening Pedals Blue
Nickle Izumi chain
Blue Check March Brake Guard

Winner most worthy catogory Bournemouth Gathering August 2005
« Last Edit: August 31, 2005, 01:06 PM by Bigplinky »
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Why oh why do I still buy kids bikes!

haro__master1985

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Maximum XL
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 08:35 PM »
Found as a survior before i knew what it was i canabilised it  :knuppel2: sold the pro class front rim
and diamond back turbolite crank !  :tickedoff:



Here she is stripped and polished #583119 denoting an 83 build yr. Unfortuatly only sporting tange/tioga  forks!

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Re: Maximum BMX Products USA
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 07:25 PM »
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Offline Bigplinky

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Re: Maximum BMX Products USA
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 09:50 PM »
A bit more info from 83











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Re: Maximum BMX Products USA
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 05:50 PM »
Lovely build Plinky... pretty rare it seems and well worth a  :bump:
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"Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time"

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