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Dyno Detour - BMX Re-Build

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In the summer time my friend Bill and I stand in line every other Saturday to get into the bike sale at our local thrift store St. Vincent DePaul. One gloomy cloud covered day I found myself some sunshine in the form of an old rust covered 99' Dyno Detour. Price was right, and I knew I had to get it up and running to start riding some flatland again.   Although it was in rough shape, I knew an OA (Oxalic Acid) bath would clean it right up. Here's a great thread on how to do this: https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=351132 So I...

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David's Bicycle Shop

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The BMX world is a pretty specific niche market. The old school BMX world is even smaller so having good people on your side and working together to bring high quality parts and service is what makes you and your brand.  I met David from David's Bicycle Shop online and after some back and forth, he decided to support BASIC's effort and offer our products through his retail store located at 917 N Hwy 67 suite 204, Florissant, MO 63031. David builds some of the sweetest bikes I've seen and wins at the shows with his outstanding attention to detail. David...

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New BASIC Bottom Brackets Are In!

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We just received our new polished 28TPI Bottom Brackets specifically designed for Redline DD Spindles. We use precision sealed bearings, aircraft quality aluminum and stainless steel to make your drive train spin smoothly. Get rid of that old loose ball bb you've been using and upgrade to this sweet unit! Get yours here:

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Skyway Tuff Wheels Restoration

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So a friend of mine saw pics of some blue Tuff Wheels I restored bitd and asked if I could help with a couple of pairs he had. Here's a link to those pics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482095775319071/permalink/874226572772654/ He dropped off a pair of yellow and red Tuff's that had some serious aging issues along with one being totally spray bombed. Just looking at these things I knew my work was cut out for me! I had to get them cleaned up to evaluate and see what I was working with. I started by disassembling them using my cone wrenched, axle vise and freewheel...

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Rebuild and Restore 05

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Welcome back!!! Thank you for checking out my blog, hope you enjoy the final installment of the Hutch Pro Racer build and share it to help others that are restoring their projects. If you missed the frame, fork and handlebar prep, you can check it out here. It has been a super busy few months with lots of hurdles, pitfalls and accomplishments. Between making parts for production, restoring a friends old Skyway mags and dabbling with ideas for this build, I’m surprised I was able to finish it in time for the Rockford Vintage BMX Show and Swap. If you're in town for this,...

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