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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Bishopstoke, Hampshire
Hi there,
New on this today so Hello!

Since rebuilding a 1950 Claud Butler road bike into a retro fixie, i've got back into bikes - really into BMX back in the early 80's and it's all come flooding back... (wish I still had my 1982 Kuwahara ET Rep!).

...but what I have come across is a nice Brian Curtis chrome BMX frame that's just missing a front wheel and handlebars! Doing the numbers, it looks as if it's a 1984 'Expert' or similar with what looks like the original cycle parts - Black rear Skyway Tuff II, Kashimax Aero saddle, MX seat clamp, fluted post, Tracer crankset, Shimano DX pedals and Suntour Stem...

After speaking to the man, himself, today (Brian Curtis), it seems that he only made about 100 of these so must be pretty rare and wondering whether to be rebuild it or not? It's in pretty decent condition really for a 26 year old racer with only a bit of light surface rust here and there...

Anyone into these at all?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:55 am 
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Yes, rebuild it; It looks fantastic.
For a "survivor", it's in outstanding condition.

There are some great threads on Vintage BMX about removing corrosion gently using oxalic acid. And lots more good info.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:50 pm 
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looks awesome, chrome looks in great condition

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:10 pm 
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oooh me likes

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