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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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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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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Rebuild and Restore 03

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After the bike tear down I decided to re-build the wheelset. Un-lacing the old spokes and hubs was pretty straight forward and I choose to do this instead of just cutting them loose, so I could save the spokes and hubs for a later project. Here is a picture and list of the tools I used to take the wheels apart and re-build them: Spoke Wrench Park Trueing Stand BOSCH Cordless Drill Modified Flat Screwdriver Bit Spoke Tensiometer Dishing Tool The parts I choose were: Original ACS Z rims Refurbished Philwood Hubset 16mm Long Red Anodized Nipples 187mm Long 14/15ga....

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Rebuild and Restore 02

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Re-build and restore series.

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Re-Build and Restore 01

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Hutch Pro Racer - BMX Re-build and restore series.

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