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hybridbkrdr 09-28-13 01:42 AM

Remember the 40mph BMX?
 
I'm just curious if anyone remembers BMX in the late 1980's? It had a 64T chainring and plastic in the front of the bike. I remember seeing a pic in mags and it was in white. I believe it was a GT.

mihlbach 09-28-13 06:28 AM

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These were F1s. Several companies made them. The one with the faring was the Hutch Superbike. The whole idea was dumb and it died within a year.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343148

thebigorangecat 11-22-13 11:40 AM

:)

zukahn1 11-29-13 07:14 PM

Well that bike looks stupid as hell riding BMX on old school downhill tracks we regularly pushed 40+ back in the 80's often with out any safety equipment or measuresues.

punkncat 11-30-13 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mihlbach (Post 16111874)
These were F1s. Several companies made them. The one with the faring was the Hutch Superbike. The whole idea was dumb and it died within a year.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343148


What I recall of it, and certainly could be wrong or confusing the memory with something else, was that the bike was based off a racing series where 20" geared "aero" bikes were raced. I recall them using spaces like warehouse floors with smooth concrete to set up short go cart like tracks. As to the other part I also don't think it was around long, mostly because it was totally pointless.

Doug5150 12-25-13 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr (Post 16111692)
I'm just curious if anyone remembers BMX in the late 1980's? It had a 64T chainring and plastic in the front of the bike. I remember seeing a pic in mags and it was in white. I believe it was a GT.

I remember reading about it in print magazines. I was in IL and the races were nowhere near me.

My LBS had a GT that I test-rode... I liked the concept but I was 20+ years old at the time (~6-ft tall) and it was a very cramped & aggressive ride so I didn't buy one. The frame was about the same size as a normal BMX frame.

There's not a lot of info online about it I've ever found.
There is a small bit in the entry for Tinker Juarez about F1 racing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinker_...ous_and_Trivia

J.Oxley 12-26-13 06:54 PM

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trailmix 01-03-14 09:00 AM

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