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« on: November 26, 2013, 11:17 PM »
Name: Callum
Location: Leicester
Age :47 (Feck where did all that time go ) ??????.....


Loves: Everything about my youth ! :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:

Hates: Getting older......

Fav BMX Brand: RICKMAN I've always loved the Top end British Frame Builders best  :Great_Britain: :Great_Britain: :Great_Britain:,

Buying an expensive bike when i was a kid just wasn't an option so my 1st BMX along with my friends grew organically from cheap purchases such as Raleigh Puch Marlboro Halfords etc.

First BMX: In my case it was a Marlboro Zapper  the Chrome One  (Team ZRS)..  It was top of the line (for a cheap brand at the time).  Then came the Skyways, some CW Pro bars & various other parts.









Eventually i persuaded my parents to buy me a chrome Rickman Freestyler frame & forks.  I think I got it from form Bunny's Bikes in Nottingham (as the 83/4 Haro freestyler was too expensive) & I swapped most of the parts over from the Zapper.

Ever since then i was hooked on the brand, I think I still prefer to build up bikes from companies who specialised in simply making Frames as there's no set specification & it's not as frustrating as looking for parts for a replica build which in fairness has most likely been done many many times before.

Would like to own: (((Nothing))) , I've been lucky & I've now built & owned every bike i ever wanted from my youth, some a few times over :daumenhoch:


How long have I been in to BMX:

I got back in to Old school Bmx in Oct 2012  for the first time since 1988. I completed my first ever complete build in the November here's My First Rickman Freestyler since i got back into the hobby which was now sold long ago.

 


SPEC:

F&F: Rickman Freestyler
Seat post: Gt (original came with bike)
Seat post Clamp: Dia Compe MX (Nos)
Bars: Rickman Freestyle Bars ! Now Rickman Freestyle Bars.
Grips: A'me Round
Stem: Suntour
Headset: Tioga MX 2
Callipers: Dia Compr FS880 (new) 
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 3 (New)
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Freewheel: Dicta (Nos)
Cranks: Redline Flight Crank Twin Pinch 175
BB: Redline Sealed
Chain wheel: Sugino 45 T (Nos)
Spider: Tuf Neck Power Disc (Nos)
Pedals: Beartrap (xlc)?
Seat: Viscount Dyna (New)
Pads: Replica (Thanks Steve)
Tyres: Cheng Shin Skinwall Freestyle















Updates July 2013:

New 880 Brakes , Blue Skyway tuff wheels & Cheng Shin Skin wall tyres & Viscount Dyna seat. Also Rickman Freestyle bars  !



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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 11:19 PM »

My Second Build 1984 Vector Mark 2 Third Gen !

Frame: 1984 3rd Gen Vector Mark 2  
Forks:  Vector Mark 2 forks
Handlebars: Vector VC-10 (MACK DADDY)   :daumenhoch:
Headset: Nikyo
Padset: Repro Vector padset (Ebay)
Grips: ODI Mushroom Grips
Stem: Suntor
Flex Fighter: (Ebay)
Seat post: GT Layback
Seat: Black Kashimax Aero seat (Red Rails / Black Guts)
Seat clamp:  Tuf Neck Style
Crank: Redline 175mm Twin Pinch Flight cranks
Chainring: 44T Sugino
Pedals: Shimano SX
Chain: Generic
Calipers: Dia Compe Mx 1000  (Thanks Khaled for the Fin !)
Levers: Dia Compe MX Tech III red
Brakeblocks: Skyway type
Wheels:  Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Cheng Shin 20 x 1.75












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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 11:19 PM »
My latest Creation !

1986 Kuwahara Bravo KT : (NEON YELLOW)

Frame /Forks /Freestyle Bars/ Layback
Grips: Am'e Tri
Stem: Anlun Made Kuwahara Freestyle Stem
Rotor: Acs
Seat: Viscount Dominator
SeatPost Clamp : Kuwahara
Callipers: DC 880's
Levers: DC Tech 6
Chainring : Kuwahara
Cranks: Redline Flight 175
BB: Redline
Chain: KMC (Silver)
Pedals: Bear trap
Wheels: OGK (reflector mounts removed)
Tyres: Cheng Shin Whitewalls 20 x 1.75
Powder: Super Bike Dan
Decals: Del.

:daumenhoch:

From this:....


And this....



To This NEON YELLOW Bad Boy !.........




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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 11:20 PM »

1987 Hutch Windstyler: Frame / Forks/ Layback seat post

Bars: Hutch Ladder bars
Seatpost clamp: Hutch donut
Powder: Super Lush Pink Powder imported from the USA & painted by Dan
Decels: Nos Windstyler Decals 1988
Stem: Hutch SR stem with Potts mod
Headset: Nikyo Headset
Spinner: Gyro 2
Calipers: Black DC 880's
Levers: NOS Black Tech 6 Levers
Cranks: Redline Twin Pinch & BB with custom Hutch decals
Chain ring: NOS CD chainring
Pesals:  Bear trap Pedals
Wheels: Tuffs with Dicta freewheel
Tyres: My beloved Cheng Shin Whitewalls
Grips: NOS Meteor Lite Grips & Flite Donuts
Pegs: NOS Skyway rear Pegs
Pads: One off Hutch custom Pad set.





















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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 11:21 PM »
The Sun was out for a little while the other day so I got my small collection of (mostly finished) bikes out of the back room & in to the garden for a quick line up (in the shade  8) ) will post some more individual details on these once they are all finished but from Left to right:

1984/5 Rickman Pro
!984/5 Rickman Freestyler
1987 Hutch Windstyler
1986 Kuwahara Bravo KT
1987 GT Performer (unfinished)
1983 Vector Mark 2


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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 11:22 PM »
1984/5 RICKMAN PRO.

Breakdown:
Frame: 84/85 Rickman Pro
Forks: 84/85 Rickman Pro
Bars: 84/85 Rickman Expert Cheers Steve (Animal)
Grips: Hand Grenede 2 Grips
Rear Lever: DC Tech 3
Rear Caliper: NOS 1985 DC 901
Stem:Nos Suntour
Headset: Nikyo Headset
Head Lock: Tange LP-440
Seat: NOS Velo Lightning Bolt
Seatpost: Generic chromoly layback
Clamp: DC MX
Pedals: Shimano DX
Cranks & BB: Sugino GT 170 3pc
Chain Ring: Nos Suntour 44t
Bolts: Gold
Whees:NOS Araya Aero 20 x 1.50 Rims
:Hubs: Suze sealed
Spokes: Asahi
Tyres: Re issue Tioga Comp 3 20 x 1.75 yellow label
Freewheel: Dicta 16t freewheel
Chain: Silver KMC
Plate: NOS (Factory)
Pads: Custom









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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 11:23 PM »
My first new school build (((((I can actually go ride now))))  :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:

FRAME: 2012 Haro 500.1
FORKS: 2011 Haro 500.3
SEAT: Wethepeople seat (rattle canned the seat post)
BARS: Wethepeople Chet Blacksmith (were Orange Rattle canned Black)
LEVERS & CALLIPERS: Xposure
GRIPS: Odi Stay strong Grips & Odi Bar ends
STEM: Salt
HEADSET: Salt
WHEELS: Xposure
TYRES: Primo V monster
CRANK: Wethepeople (rattle canned black)
BB: Wethepeople
PEDALS: Cult pedals
CHAINRING:Salt 25t
CHAIN: KMC (SILVER)
PEGS: Salt  (Not currently fitted as i want to get used to just riding again first).


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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 11:23 PM »
1987 GT Performer (inspired by Miami Vice)

Frame: 1987 GT Performer
Forks: 1987 GT Performer
Bars: 1987 GT Performer
Pads 1987 GT (OG)
Seatpost: GT Stamped Layback
Seat post Clamp: 1987 GT Pro Performer
Seat: 1987 GT Style
Stem: SR Stamped GT Mallet with Potts Mod.
Gyro: Odyssey Gyro 2
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 5
Grips: A'me GT
Front Calliper: Dia Compe 880 FS
Rear Calliper: Dia Compe 750
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Special Order Cheng Shin FS
Freewheel: Dicta
Cranks: 1pc (Branded CW)
Pedals: XLC Beartrap
Skyway Stunt Pegs
GT: Fork Standers
NO DECALS:










AMMENDED JULY 12>
Sold the brakes & Forkstanders off got some standard decals & Now up for sale/ SOLD SEPT 13:

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 11:24 PM »
DP Firebird Freestyler (Now Sold) 16/08/13

Bars: Vector VC-10
Stem: Suntour
Headlock: Tange LP-440
Grips: Odi Mushroom
Levers: DC Tech 3
Calipers: DC Mx1000
Seat: Kashimax Aero (Red Rails)
SeatPost: GT Layback
Clamp: Odyssey
Crank: CW 175
Powerdisc: Cam
Chain: KMC Black Chrome
Pedals: XLC Beartrap
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Cheng Shin Whitewall











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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 11:25 PM »
1983 Haro Freestyler F&F & Post.

Bars: Bob Haro Replica Vector Bars
Grips: Oakley B1 Grips
Levers :Dia Compe  Tech 4
Cables: Dia Compe 1984
Calipers: Dia Compe MX 901 1984
Seat: Repop Kashimax Aero
Seatclamp: NOS Suntour
Wheels : Alloy Hub Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Kenda K55 Freestyle Blue
Cranks: Sugino CT-175
Pedals: Shimano DX
Chatiring: Suntour 44t
Flex Fighter: Unknown
Headset:Unknown
Headset Lock:Suntour
Bottom Bracket : Sugino







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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 11:25 PM »
1987 Hutch Exel F&F:

Bars: 1987 Hutch Dually Freestyle Bars
Seatpost Clamp: Hutch Donut
Stem: Hutch Western H Freestyle
Headset: Hutch Hi Caliber
Spider: Hutch
Chainring: Unbranded
Rotor: ACS
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 5
Calipers: Dia Compe MX 880
Cables: Porkchop
Seat: (Unknown)
Tyres: Cheng Shin Skinwall (Freestyle)
Grips: Tange:
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Crank: CW 175
Pedals: XLC Beartrap





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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 11:26 PM »
1983 TRM FREESTYLER F&F:

Bars: Hanter Freestyle
Stem: Suntour Power with Potts Mod
Grips: ODI Mushroom
Levers: Dia Compe Repop Tech 3's
Calipers: Repop MX 1000
Headset: Nikyo
Headset Lock: NOS Tange LP-440
Wheels: Skyway Alloy Hub Tuff II
Tyres: Chen Shin Whitewalls
Chainring: Sugino
Power Disc: PPP
Crank: CW 175
Pedals: Victor DX
Seat : Viscount Dyna
Seatpost: Generic Chromo
Seat Post Clamp: Hutch Donut
Powder: SBD
Decals: Del




















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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 11:30 PM »
F&F: 1984 Rickman Freestyler

CURRENT SPEC

Seat post: Generic Chromo
Seat post Clamp: Tange /Tioga
Bars: Rickman Freestyle Bars
Grips: Oakley F-1
Stem: Suntour  Power stem with Potts mod
Headset: WHW
Headset Lock : NOS Tange LP440
Brakes: Dia Compr MX1000
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4
Wheels: Slyway Tuff II
Tyres: Kenda K-55 Freestyle
Freewheel: Suntour
Chain wheel: Sugino 45 T (Nos)
Power disc: PPP
Pedals: Shimano DX
Seat: RICKMAN edition Velo MX
BBB: Sharp






































Current Spec:







Build thread here: http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,164463.0.html




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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 11:31 PM »
A Guilty Pleasure, The Zapper ZRS Team :

OK Finished it ! The 1st ever BMX that i had as a kid , my 1982/3 Marlboro Zapper ZRS Team edition. Factory spec & exactly as it came to me from the shop (Arnolds 2 wheelers in Loughborough) with black callipers & black top SR stem . it was never gonna be a show build or get re chromed but I love it & I'm glad i picked this over any burner or Puch that were on offer to me for the budget allowed. Even though they weighed a ton Marlboro did have a race team too BITD so here goes.

Spec:

Frame: Marlboro Reynolds 501
Forks:  Marlboro Reynolds 501
Bars:   SR PRO BARS
Grips: Fuan F-1
Levers: Shimano DX (Style) MX logo
Callipers: Dia compe MX1000
Seat: Generic Aero it's a viscount in the brochure but i never had one on mine when i got it
Seatpost clamp : (Generic Tuf Neck style replacement) My original clamp lasted about 6 months so i replaced it with one of these as the time so this one has one also!
Headset: (Original)
Crank: Generic
Spider & Chain ring : SR 44t
Pedals: SR Graphite SP-513
Wheels: Generic Alloy
Tyres: Compe 3
Valve: Dice
Stem: SR
PADS: (Original), Stem pad missing )




Also as there was no information about on the brand i took the liberty to do some research & set up a Facebook page for the brand collation all of the images scans catalogues & information i could find on the brand all of that is here if you are interested: https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroZapperBMX

 (Big thanks to Del for utilising the artwork i sent to him in order to produce the decals as it's just completed the build in a way i never thought possible).


Marlboro PRO Team Rider Steve Bigland in Action Derby March 11th 1984 on his ZRS Team...
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 11:31 PM »
1984 DP Firebird Freestyler No: 4648

Something A Bit different, always wanted to do a White Green build.

F&F: DP Firebird Freestyler
Bars: Ammaco Freestyle
Grips: Am'e Cam
Levers: Dia compe Tech 5
Calipers: Lee Chi Freestyle
Stem: Tuf Neck
Head Lock: Tange LP 440
Seat: Viscount Dominator
Seatpost: Generic Layback
Seatpost Clamp: Tuf Neck
Crank: Sugino
Spider: Tioga Max Flo
Chainring: Tuf Neck
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Duro Freestyle Skinwall
Pedals : Wellgo
BB Boot: Sharp




















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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 11:33 PM »
1984 Skyway T/A Original chrome.








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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 11:56 PM »
Haro Sport 88.5 Custom:

Spec to Follow:



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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2013, 12:01 AM »
1984/5 Rebel Freestyler:

UPDATED:

Bars: Rebel Freestyle
Grips: NOS Fuan (Oakley F-1 Style)
Stem: Unknown (dyno possibly)
Seat: (Viscount Dominator) branded Viscount Bikeway Aero (NOS)
Seat post: Rebel Layback Reynolds 531
Clamp: Dia compe twin bolt (refinished)
Callipers: DC 880 Front & rear
Levers: DC Tech 6
Crank:  NOS CW Branded with NOS Sugino spider / NOS Chainring
Chain: YBN
Wheels : Skyway Tuff 2
Tyres: Kenda K55 Blue (Australian Import)
Pedals: NOS Victor DX but (Re finished) in Blue.
Headset & Headlock: Generic 1" With Tange LP440 Headlock re fiinished in Blue



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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2013, 01:07 PM »
1983 Reynolds SE Racing Quadangle:

Bars: Se Powerwing
Stem: Suntour
Headset: Tioga beartrap Motocross:
Headlock: LP440
Grips: Fuan (Oakley F-1 Style)
Seat: Aero
Levers: Dia compe Tech 6
Calipers: Dia compe MX900
Seatpost clamp: Tuf Neck Style
Powerdisc: Tuf Neck
Chainring: Tuf Neck
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Victor DX
Wheels : OGK Mag
Tyres: Cheng Shin Whitewall






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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2013, 04:08 PM »
My Second 1984 Rebel Freestyler: Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Inspired build.

F&F: Rebel 1984 Freestyle .
Bars: Rebel Freestyle.
Stem: Suntour.
Grips:  Ame Tri.
Levers: Dia compe Tech 5.
Callipers: Dia come 880 Fs.
Seat: Viscount Dominator.
Clamp: Tuf Neck Style.
Crank: Cw 1 piece.
Spider & Chainwheel : YES BMX !
Pedals: Victor DX.
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II.
Tyres: Kenda K55 Freestyle.
Headlock: Tange LP440.
Chain: Gusset Black/chrome.






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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2014, 04:04 PM »
1980/1 Looptail Ripper.








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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2014, 04:47 PM »
1984 Skyway T/A

Frame & Forks: 1984 Skyway T/A
Bars: Skyway EZ Bars
Grips: Fuan F-1
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 4 
Stem: Suntour Power stem with Potts mod
Headset: Tange LP440
Seat: Aero With Kashimax decals
Seatpost: Chrome Layback
Seatpost clamp: Tange
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II Alloy Hubs.
Crank: CW 1 Peoce
Spider: Generic Power Disc
Chainring: Sugino 42T
Pedals:Victor DX
Tyres: Cheng Shin Freestyler .








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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2014, 10:16 PM »
1984 Rebel BMX On Track F&F:

Never got to build this but it's gone to a good home for now !




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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2014, 01:02 PM »
1984 Vincent Freestyler Gen 1 . This is 1 of only 3 known to still exist.

Vincent Freestyler Gen 1 Frame
DP Freestyler Forks.
Vincent Rock Bars Gen 1
Dia compe Alloy Tech 5 Levers
Dia compe Chrome MX1000's with NOS Skyway Tuff Pads
Tuf Neck stem with Flex Fighter
Tange LP440 head lock (allows with polished areas)
Dia comp re-pop Seat post clamp (was blue) stripped & polished.
Velo Free Style seat
Layback Post
Skyway Tuff II wit cool caps
KMC Silver Chain
Tioga Chrome Power disc
CW 1 Piece crank
NoS Victor DX pedals.
Cheng Shin Skin-wall Freestyle tyres.







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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2014, 03:29 PM »
1985/6 Rickman Freestyler with the Extra Bar  (British Beef - Extra Rare) :daumenhoch: :Great_Britain:

Frame & Forks: Rickman Freestyler (Extra Bar) No Frame & Fork Standers
Handlebars: Rickman Freestyle Bars
Pegs: Rickman Rear Stunt Pegs
Seatpost: Rickman
Seat: Kashimax Aero
Grips: Oakley B1B with Plugs
Levers: Dia Compe Tech 6 (FS)
Lever Grips: Sharp
Cables: Dia Compe
Callipers: Dia Compe MX 1000
Seatpost Clamp: (Hutch) 1st Gen
Headlock: Tange LP-440
Stem: Suntour
BB: Tange/Tioga
Crank: CW 1Piece
Pedals: Shimano DX
Spider :Tioga FC-1
Chain Ring: Sugino 43T
Wheels: Skyway Tuff II
Tyres: Kenda K55 Freestyle Imports
Pad set: Firebird
Decals: Del










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