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Old 03-23-12, 02:52 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen.
Sigh.... I am cleaning the garage tomorrow, will clean it up and get pics
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Sigh.... I am cleaning the garage tomorrow, will clean it up and get pics
I'll be waiting.
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Old 03-24-12, 12:50 PM
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as promised:

not certain of the year, i want to say 1982 0r 1983 i know they switched to the oval in the gussett and were out of business by the end of 84. whatever the case this is the bike:



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Old 03-24-12, 07:28 PM
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OMG. That's the *EXACT* bike I started on. I've wanted one of those ever since I was dumb enough to get rid of mine. Like... it nearly brings a tear to my eye.

Man, if you ever want to sell or trade that... PLEASE look me up first.
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I will let you know if I ever sell...

Apparently this was made in December 1982
I found some great info, with reading if you haven already:
https://fortyfour16.wordpress.com/torker-history/
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Old 03-25-12, 06:38 AM
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I am partial to Thruster vanishing point or a timmy judge tripower. I grew up in N.J. and rode Thruster
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Old 03-25-12, 11:02 AM
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Old 03-25-12, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PHAN70M RYDEr View Post
I will let you know if I ever sell...
Thanks, that link is great.

When I raced back in the day I raced for Competition Plus, a bike store in Whittier CA. Comp Plus was owned by George "Mac" McDougall, father of Kelly McDougall who raced for Factory Torker. Kelly's mentioned on that page.
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Old 03-28-12, 04:51 AM
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iamtim, send me a email if you are truely interested in that torker...i am not really attached to it and you seem like someone who would appreciate it and ot ***** it out..
jeffry1970 at gmail dot com
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Old 03-28-12, 09:11 AM
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!!!

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SE Racing STR-1 or any G-Boy are quite rare and very sought after.
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Old 04-03-12, 11:29 AM
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ha! I had that exact torker frame, I sold it on ebat few years back, think it fetched close to 500.

my bike was full of rare stuff.

LRP pedal cages
first run flitecranks,
torker stem
mongoose stainless bars.
z rims

when the day was done and all of it was parted up and sold off on ebay I was 1500 bucks richer.

then I went and bought the bike of my dreams and still have a thousand left over
-early 80's Puch mistral Ultima with full campy bits, weight is just over 9 kilos.
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Old 04-03-12, 11:33 AM
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come to think of it, i used to live in baltimore, and I remember mr hutch was talking with me on buying one of their frames, I remember the rear brake mount with the H U T C H , the T was slotted for the brake, his chrome was pretty crummy in the beginning....boy what that bike would be worth today!
they were just starting into the frame business then, Still heavy into mail order.
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Old 04-03-12, 04:47 PM
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talking about Torkers I have a chrome Torker scooter with mags.
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I find it rather funny that a Hutch would be so sought after. I recall seeing quite a few of those snap off at the headset. The only other bike I can recall seeing break was a Diamondback, and they were about half the price of the Hutch.
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Sent!
Keep us posted via this thread. I'd like to hear a happy ending to this one.
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Old 10-01-14, 05:08 PM
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Vintage Torker.....

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OMG. That's the *EXACT* bike I started on. I've wanted one of those ever since I was dumb enough to get rid of mine. Like... it nearly brings a tear to my eye.

Man, if you ever want to sell or trade that... PLEASE look me up first.
This was a LONG time ago, but if you are still in the market for a torker, I have one that I am getting ready to list on EBay. Contact me if interested. EHauk3@gmail.com
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Old 10-04-14, 12:14 PM
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Well, since the thread is revived anyway, I will go ahead and say that, while I agree that Hutch's are very much sought after, for me personally, I always wanted (and still do) a Mongoose Blue Max. My brother and I both had Ross's. I'm not sure what the model name was, as this was a loooooooooonng time ago. I loved my bike, but every chance I got I would go down to this hardware store (can't remember the name of the store, but it had the word "Western" in it) and would just stand there and stare and drool at the beautiful Blue Max they had for sale.
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Old 10-18-14, 08:21 AM
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I would like to DR 650 Wheels bike.
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Old 10-27-14, 01:33 PM
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If we're talking actual BMX (as in Bicycle Moto Cross), I would wager clean mid-school era Cannondale, Jad, Hawks, and Elf Gang Green and Traction Plate frames will be worth major cash in the next ten years if they aren't already. Cannondale's BMX frames were stunning.
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Old 11-26-14, 09:22 AM
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Well, since the thread is revived anyway, I will go ahead and say that, while I agree that Hutch's are very much sought after, for me personally, I always wanted (and still do) a Mongoose Blue Max. My brother and I both had Ross's. I'm not sure what the model name was, as this was a loooooooooonng time ago. I loved my bike, but every chance I got I would go down to this hardware store (can't remember the name of the store, but it had the word "Western" in it) and would just stand there and stare and drool at the beautiful Blue Max they had for sale.

Western Auto , ----- the Blue Max's were carried by Otasco in Oklahoma , --- i didnt know they were Mongoose's -- just a special run they made like the old Roger DeCoster and FMF frames I take it?

I got my introduction to BMX on a "330" Team Murray --- i tricked it out with gold anodized V-bars and a heavy gold anodized "gooseneck" - Comp 3's, pads, imitation Oakley 3 grips and anything else i could scrounge up ----
--- Things like Mongoose's and Redlines were for "rich kids" - LOL
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Old 09-03-15, 02:57 PM
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I know the SE Racing PK Ripper was quite sought after even 15yrs ago. My son still has his looptailer. He raced it at Waterford Oaks back in 2000.
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Barn find vintage blue max

Originally Posted by stevegreer View Post
Well, since the thread is revived anyway, I will go ahead and say that, while I agree that Hutch's are very much sought after, for me personally, I always wanted (and still do) a Mongoose Blue Max. My brother and I both had Ross's. I'm not sure what the model name was, as this was a loooooooooonng time ago. I loved my bike, but every chance I got I would go down to this hardware store (can't remember the name of the store, but it had the word "Western" in it) and would just stand there and stare and drool at the beautiful Blue Max they had for sale.
I have a beautiful blue Max frame and forks been stored over 25 years with zero rust zero damage if you are interested in it you can give me a call at 502-295-4690 and can discuss an offer
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Well I grew up in heyday of BMX but pretty much outgrew it and went on to early MTB and Campy/Dura Ace type race bikes. So now I am trying to recollect all the old school BMX brands etc. but complete sticker shock on what these bikes and parts are going for now. I laugh at Motomags $$ especially because how heavy and sucky they were. I couldn't wait to get rid of those when i had them on a bike and get nice set of anodised rims with good hubs like Bullseyes

So I had a Redline proline and a Champion way back when. Other top brands in NorCal at least were Cook Bros, FMF and Schwinn Sting and Patterson. Mongooses were around but not always considered top.

I think this Cooks Bros. on ebay at auction is set up real nice. Always wanted that particular bike but couldn't afford it then or now! wonder what this will top out at?

Cook Bros Vintage BMX Bike | eBay

Unbelievable that in comparison an old Prestige tubing MTB with Deore XT can be had for like $300

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most sought after would have to be the Cook Bros 26" 3-Bar Cruiser....only the elite collectors can now afford them ...unless you get lucky....Skyway also built a 24" T/A Cruiser that was ONLY built for their factory team riders....like 5 or six or something like that. there were only 2 known left to exist ...that is until I found the third just north of San Francisco at a flea market about 12 years ago ...like a dumbass, I re-homed it....the new one is cool but a definate reproduction, most dont know about that bit of bmx history....I think the above mentioned earlier reply about the mid-school 24"Elf Traction Plate will be a highly desirable bike in the future ....and maybe the Specialized Hemi.....the ORIGINAL 74-75 Champion built by Doug Schwarma is Pretty coveted too ...and for good reason....they were incredible works of art that were only built for about a year or so....and then re-introduced by Lynn Kastan of Redline a few years later....The GJS Freestyler is another extremely rare bike with Jeff welding those himself I read somewhere....I should just stop because the list of rare EARLY BMX goes on and on....and I love that stuff ! some of my best (and worst) memories were made on a Stingray with Motomags, a Scrambler, a Jag, a Mongoose, a PK Ripper a Moto-one, a Race Inc, a Quadangle, a Red Line , I was there and rode them all, the hype and excitement back in the day for a BMX'er was incredible ! and then came mountainbikes man and we didnt have to push our bikes up the firetrails anymore ! ....thats a whole nother story .... but if you liked bmx and were there or even if you werent there...I HIGHLY suggest you see the movie "Joe Kid on a Stingray, The History of BMX" ...and be sure to check out the included extra features like the Yamaha Gold Cup of 1974 with some big kid named Stu Thomsen winning the Championships...... on a STINGRAY !

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