old bmx frame

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old bmx frame

Postby jimbo59 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:18 pm

hi there i have this old bmx frame that is brown in colour and has a sticker on the bottom tube that says sun tourer and on the front has a yellow sticker that says quicksilver i have some pics of it but if its just an old piece of junk i wont bother about it and will scrap it
hope some one knows what this is

as i have had it for maybe 10 yrs or more
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby cludence » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:19 am

If you can post some pics and a serial number it would help to determine if it is an original quicksilver frame. Definately dont throw it out just yet.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby munga » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:14 am

quicksilver or quiksilver?
first one's a bike brand, second one's a fashion/surf brand.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:23 am

Could be worth a fortune if it's a real quicky, although don't think they ever sold brown ones.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimbo59 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:45 am

thanks for the replies guys how do i put pictures on here if i post a reply on here i have taken a couple of pics
thanks if you can host
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:06 am

I think you need 10 posts, but I think if you upload the to photobucket etc you can stick up a link, otherwise email them to me and I'll post them for you..
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:15 am

If you can send me the serial number, which may be located under the paint on the underside of the 'matchbox' [just behind the bottom bracket shell] then I should be able to positively identify it as a Quicksilver, .... or not.
If there is no matchbox then have a look at the dropouts, both outside & inside for a serial.
A clear picture of the serial & the frame will be a big help. Some serials were struck by someone with a weak wrist & the stampings are very shallow & hard to read which will require removal of paint under the matchbox in order to see it.

The spelling will of course be the correct 'Quicksilver' & there is no connection with that limp wristed surf brand.

Oh yeah, some Quickie frames were painted brown ex-factory, but it was not popular & was discontinued.

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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:13 am

looks like you have a very desirable and expensive quicksilver...post serial for model and year
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Postby munga » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:51 am

better get familiar with how to use your inbox! :D
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimbo59 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:44 am

id like to take the time to thank those guys who have helped me with info about this old frame that i have had for years not knowing much about it its greatt to have people who can help out in these situations once again to all those who can and have helped i do apreciate it
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimmy boy » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:45 pm

nice. I'll own one some day...
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimbo59 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:30 am

hi jimmy boy is it one that you have seen or owned before like i said i dont know much about these things but i do like collecting and hanging onto lots of old stuff my wife wants to dump all of it as she not a collector like me lol i just need to build a giant shed to keep it all in lol
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimmy boy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:32 pm

I'd be quite confident to say it is a Quicky. But Kid_Carbine would have the definitive answer as he is very passionate about that particular marque.

I've got a 26" frame. A 20" is next on the cards when one pops up.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby Kid_Carbine » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:07 pm

You're right, I am a dedicated Quicksilver historian & collector & this one is a type 2 Frame that was first made in late 1981.
It remained in production untill late 1983.

A 26" Cruiser is one of the models that I still seek to make a complete set of Australian manufactured models.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimbo59 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:59 am

hi sorry havent been very active lately but i have this rotten flu and its still hanging around after 3 week so im not doing much internet stuff at moment
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby 79bmxairborne » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Gday all :)

This site is awesome , i'm new to all this fancy computer stuff haha.... I used to race BMX in the 90's ...I started on a hotfoot i think? that i bought off a mate from school for $20 it was covered in rust , i cleaned it up and i was away :) i was hooked ...i then got an old steel frame mongoose, that i fixed up an put alloy rims on etc and raced with that, until i ended up buying a percentage magmoly frame and forks and built it up , it was my pride and joy worth about $950 all up, which was a huge amount for me (mum haha) in those days...anyway :) i got out of racing and into freestyle, then just kinda used a MTB for transport to work ..and have just got back into MTB trails ..its in my blood i think haha. So now that you know my life story ;)) haha. I recently found out that an old HELIUM QUICKSILVER frame and forks that i have, had for years might be very Rare indeed , just wondering if anyone can help out on an appraisal , NOT SURE if i want to sell it as i have always wanted to do it up and ride it..but maybe for the right price who knows ...Any help would be great ..cheers guys n gals :)))

ps.. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post for this kind of thing ..cheers and may the forx b with you :))
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:27 am

Anywhere up to 3 grand depending on condition for frame only....Yes 3k
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby 79bmxairborne » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:34 am

thanks man , who would of thought ...i now have a project haha sweeet :idea: :idea: :arrow: :D :D
may the forx be with you !!
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimmy boy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:46 pm

I think 3k is way off the mark.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby 79bmxairborne » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:44 am

how off the mark mate , not gold digging just really interested ...the more i look through the forums the more i want to restore this frame :D :D :D and ride it then polish it then ride it some more :lol: :lol: :lol:
may the forx be with you !!
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimmy boy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:11 pm

Actually, i'll eat my words on that. I did a completed listing search on ebay and one did sell last year for just over 3k.

Whether or not it is worth 3k is another argument all together!

As the blokes over on OZ have said. Just keep it mate and ride it...

If you do decide to sell it, just make sure you find a collector with deep enough pockets. Not many of those around at the moment though.

My 26" Quicky would be the last one i sell out of the collection. :D
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:09 pm

jimmy boy wrote:I think 3k is way off the mark.


Lol
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby jimmy boy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:44 pm

rollin wrote:
jimmy boy wrote:I think 3k is way off the mark.


Lol


LOL indeed...hard to guage a price on these. As the last one to pass through collectors hands before the 3k one sold for 1200 not too long before.

As to whether it is worth 3k is another thing. It's a lot of $$$ to fork over just to win a pissing contest.
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby rollin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:17 pm

I reckon If you put it on oz for 3 k it would be gone in 24 hrs..
Doesn't mean it's worth anything close to that though...
Quicky values have doubled in the last 2 years, I saw a 26 frame go for 600 , 2 years ago
I reckon it would go for 2k ATM..
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Re: old bmx frame

Postby 79bmxairborne » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:16 pm

Cheers fellas .. Haven't checked this site for a while .. Gonna keep it for sure , looking to get all original parts if I can manage it , and keep an eye on Oz cause I'll post pics ASAP :)
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