Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member CharleyGnarly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bako, PRK
    My Bikes
    '93(?) Diamondback Traverse, '96 Gary Fisher Mamba, 1981 SE Racing Quadangle.
    Posts
    96
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    If you Want To see An Old Bike, Here Ya Go.

    Recently restored my race bike. Got the frame in August '81. Built it up and raced it. Other than the Tuffs and being cleaned up and repainted (the original paint peeled off in chunks shortly after I got it,) and new rubber, it is exactly as I raced it until '86.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    "I have no objection to appeal. I even favor abolition of the death penalty,provided that there is a certainty of punishment, whatever that punishment may be, for in the uncertainty of punishment following crime lies the weakness of our halting justice."
    Isaac Charles Parker, The "Hanging Judge," 1889.

  2. #2
    Cruiser
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice!

  3. #3
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,082
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Sweet Ride. I would love to find an old 77 or so Webco and try to recreate my first race bike.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  4. #4
    3rd Grade Dropout Erzulis Boat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara Calif.
    Posts
    827
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's awesome! What does it weigh?

  5. #5
    Senior Member CharleyGnarly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bako, PRK
    My Bikes
    '93(?) Diamondback Traverse, '96 Gary Fisher Mamba, 1981 SE Racing Quadangle.
    Posts
    96
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Erzulis, I am not sure. I would say about 24 lubs. The Tuffs add a little weight and my old Araya 7Xs were a bit lighter. I have always been a bigger rider and reeally liked to jump, so I used heavier, stronger stuff.
    FYI, the Landing Gear is first gen, the Profile crank is second gen. Then newest parts are the Tuffs ('85,) and the grips are circa '91. Everything else is pre-'85. Oh yeah, the tires are new...
    "I have no objection to appeal. I even favor abolition of the death penalty,provided that there is a certainty of punishment, whatever that punishment may be, for in the uncertainty of punishment following crime lies the weakness of our halting justice."
    Isaac Charles Parker, The "Hanging Judge," 1889.

  6. #6
    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wandering aimlessly.
    My Bikes
    A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
    Posts
    2,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just cause tuffs are heavier does not mean they are stronger. Those are plastic and if you are a bigger rider doing jumps don't be surprised if they fail on you.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

  7. #7
    Senior Member CharleyGnarly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bako, PRK
    My Bikes
    '93(?) Diamondback Traverse, '96 Gary Fisher Mamba, 1981 SE Racing Quadangle.
    Posts
    96
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As to the Tuff being easy to break... not so sure about that. It is actually made from Zytel Nylon, not plastic. They are actually quite, well, "Tuff." I think in some cases they might actually be stronger than a traditional spoke-type wheel. Keep in mind I am referring to the 36 hole rims of yesteryear. A pretty hard sideways landing could potentially buckle a spoked wheel, whereas a Tuff Wheel might flex, but should snap right back. They are pretty stiff.
    An interesting story is in order here concerning Tuff Wheels and my racing days. Here you go:
    ABA Fall Nationals, Lancaster, CA, 1982. First ever ABA jumping contest. I entered along with a bunch of other riders. I had first for a while, but was passed up by none other than the famous Jeff "Kos" Kosmala. He took first and I ended up third. Not too bad. The interesting part was Jeff's first jump. He flew of the ramp and when he landed he totally blew his back rim. It was a spoker. A kid in the crowd offered to let the Kos use his back wheel so he could finish the contest. The rim he was loaned was, you guessed it, a Tuff Wheel. There is a pretty well known photo that made some of the BMX publications of him in mid-flight with the spoked wheel in the front and the Tuff in the back. One was in the February '83 issue of BMX Action. Hopefully it will be attached below. It also appeared in the ABA monthly newspaper from the opposite side. Me and my racing buddy Rob are in the background.
    "I have no objection to appeal. I even favor abolition of the death penalty,provided that there is a certainty of punishment, whatever that punishment may be, for in the uncertainty of punishment following crime lies the weakness of our halting justice."
    Isaac Charles Parker, The "Hanging Judge," 1889.

  8. #8
    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wandering aimlessly.
    My Bikes
    A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
    Posts
    2,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Racing is a different story but if it was street type stuff I'd only run it in the front.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •