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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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Who's Nuts? Deez Nuts! New BASIC Aluminum Axle Nuts Are In!

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We just received our brightly anodized 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum axle nuts. They will help keep your whip looking fresh and clean up those knarly axle ends sticking out. They come in Red, Blue, Gold, Black and Silver and for 3/8-26TPI axles only.   Get your's here:

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AME BMX Grip Restoration

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While I'm machining the parts I need to finish the Hutch Pro Racer restoration I thought I'd clean up an old dirty pair of grips I found at a swap meet. Here are the before pics: From here I filled up a mixing bowl with some Oxyclean and warm water. I wasn't sure how well using just the Oxyclean would work, but the gunk started coming off nicely. I was surprised at how well, so I kept scrubbing and rinsing. Here are the final results: There was still a little yellowing and minor dirt but, I these will be great...

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New BASIC Flight Crank Hardware Is In!

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We just received our new polished stainless steel hardware. These kits fit old / new school Redline Flight cranks. Please pay close attention to the pictures to see if this kit will work with your cranks. Use it to freshen up your old cranks and get rid of the old rusty hardware. Get some here:  

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Rebuild and Restore 04

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After rebuilding the wheels, I got started re-finishing the frame, fork and handlebars. I begin by gathering all the necessary cleaners, brushes and tools: Coffee!, Yes, a lot of coffee! Elbow grease, (not shown) Razor blades, for decal removal GoofOff, sticky residue clean-up Simple Green, dirt and grime remover Aluminum Foil, rust remover Flitz, Chrome Polish Frame Saver, to protect the inside! The decals were wrong and jacked up too much to keep. I ordered new ones directly from Hutch so i was sure to have the complete set. These will be applied down below. Because I could not find any...

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