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Zap Pads bike
I usually hang in the Classic/Vintage forum, but figure the BMX gurus over here might be able to help me out.
My son just got a chrome-frame BMX that was being tossed. I remember having Zap Pads on my bmx in the early 80s, but didn't know they built a frame. From looking around it seems like Zap Pads were part of Hutch, and the handlebars are Hutch, so my guess is that it's a Hutch frame/fork. We just pulled it into the basement, but so far frame & fork look straight and rust-free.
It also has the plastic Z-Rims, which look like they're in good shape still. Is it safe to use these assuming that they're probably ~25 years old now?