I've finally collected my old DP freestyler frame number 932 from my parents garage, it's been up in the rafters for the last 20yrs+ and i totally forgot i still had it until my father had a clear out.
I admit it's in a bit of a mess (understatement), but i pumped the tyres up and it still works!, after a few minutes up n' down the street i managed a fair number of back wheel hops, and a nice rolling 180 kick turn on the front.....woohoo!, but i'd best not get too excited as the sight of a 39yr old trying to do the kind of stunts n' tricks he pulled more than 20yrs ago on a teeny bmx is not a good look and I'm not about to go down the route of restoring it so i guess the kindest thing to do is sell it to someone who will love and restore it back to former glory.
I do remember giving it the horrendous fluorescent green paint job - it was white at some point if i remember correctly, Acorn freestyle wheels,perished tyres, dunno about the one piece crank as it's so rusty i couldn't read anything, odi mushroom grips that i remember buying down in london on holiday back in 1986, crap plastic pedals and dia-comp brakes.
Would i be better to shot blast the frame and give it a coat of primer before i advertise it or is it best to sell the entire bike as it is?.
And the obvious question?...is it worth owt?.
Any advice gratefully received, pics below.