Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Look what I found! Hutch Pro Racer

    Found this recently in my parent's garage. I'm the original owner - I'm guessing from around 1980 or 1981. I mowed lawns all summer because my dad told me he'd match whatever I raised in cash to buy a BMX bike. I raced in many areas of the NE but mostly in Eastern PA and CT/NY. Actually got invited to join the top local shop team in my area but a blown out knee pretty much ended my career.
    Not sure what I'm going to do with this. Was going to fix it up but I just don't have the time or money. I love this bike though. So many memories. Not sure why these pictures are so crappy, but you get the idea...










  2. #2
    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
    My Bikes
    BMX, fixed gear
    Posts
    3,381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Restoration project in the mix?!?!
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

  3. #3
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've considered it. I would love to restore it. Finding the time and money isn't easy - these "old school" BMX parts have gotten incredibly expensive. If I had only saved all of those Haro number plates I had! We'll see. I need to clean it up at the very least. Wouldn't mind my son having it some day, but it probably won't be cool then.. haha.

  4. #4
    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
    My Bikes
    BMX, fixed gear
    Posts
    3,381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Restoration would be awesome. And eventually, that thing will appreciate in value and your son will be extremely grateful hahaha
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

  5. #5
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LOL - good point. College fund!

  6. #6
    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
    My Bikes
    BMX, fixed gear
    Posts
    3,381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Exactly. How old is he? The cost is only going up, and I know first hand all too well
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

  7. #7
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He's 4.5 and I have a 2 year old daughter. In about 14 years I'm going to be in a world of hurt. haha

  8. #8
    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
    My Bikes
    BMX, fixed gear
    Posts
    3,381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Its tough. I'm a little over $20,000 a year. I'll be paying loans until the day I die, man.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

  9. #9
    Senior Member 4funbikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southeastern,VA
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool bike, cool story. If money is tight, it would be an easy sell. Though,given the sentimental value, it would also be a tough sell.
    Sign up here.. www.bmxmuseum.com but be warned, you will get sucked into it.

    Really all it needs is a little bit of elbow grease (check the restoration section on the site above) a crank arm, and those bars to come back a few notches.
    As it sits right now is an easy $600 or so. Again, monetary value probably can't match sentimental value though.

  10. #10
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 4funbikes View Post
    Cool bike, cool story. If money is tight, it would be an easy sell. Though,given the sentimental value, it would also be a tough sell.
    Sign up here.. www.bmxmuseum.com but be warned, you will get sucked into it.

    Really all it needs is a little bit of elbow grease (check the restoration section on the site above) a crank arm, and those bars to come back a few notches.
    As it sits right now is an easy $600 or so. Again, monetary value probably can't match sentimental value though.
    That's been the hard part. I really don't have the time/energy/money to fix it up but honestly the thought of selling it is physically painful. Weird how we can get so attached to inanimate objects, but some of the greatest moments of my youth were on that thing - on the track and off.
    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. Or maybe I shouldnt... haha.
    2008 LeMond Poprad
    1999 Gary Fisher Paragon
    1983 (ish) Fuji Espree
    1983 (sih) Hutch Pro Racer
    Dave Anderson custom steel frame - due late 2012

  11. #11
    Member JamesSGE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Worldwide
    My Bikes
    GT Aggressor
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow!!!...FedEx that to me and I'll restore it to perfection !!

  12. #12
    Junior Member Stratlanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    My Bikes
    old school Hutch Pro Racer, Gary Fisher MTB, "vintage" Fuji Espree
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesSGE View Post
    Wow!!!...FedEx that to me and I'll restore it to perfection !!
    Haha - I'd love to see it restored actually.
    2008 LeMond Poprad
    1999 Gary Fisher Paragon
    1983 (ish) Fuji Espree
    1983 (sih) Hutch Pro Racer
    Dave Anderson custom steel frame - due late 2012

Posting Permissions

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