Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jamesa1234 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:15 pm

Might as well post my bike... put a 10speed wheel and chain on and it works fantastic. has been an awesome bike for the last 7 or so years

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Ultra ultra rare.....
10 mins from my place...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/downer/b ... 1022912950


The beginning of the end in my eyes... :(
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:24 pm

If anyone wants me to inspect or pick up the vertex, let me know...I can store if needed.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:28 pm

hello i am a avid collector of Hotfoot bmx's and in my collection i have all years and models of Hotfoot bmx's

also i have a few Repco catalogues IE: 1980... 1983-84 ...1984-85 ... 1985-86...1986-87 ...1987-88 ...1988-89 ...1990-91 ...1991-92 and a 1995

i am happy to share any information that is required from them.. is there a thread for catalogues

regards mick
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:24 am

There is now, Mick!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby william.olive » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:22 pm

I'd like to see scans of those early 1980s catalogues Mick.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:44 pm

william.olive wrote:I'd like to see scans of those early 1980s catalogues Mick.


i have already done the 1983-84 catalogue
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:44 pm

I never realised you could still buy a dragster in 83-84.. :roll:
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:56 pm

i will be scanning more catalogues to be uploaded over the weekend
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:57 pm

Kermit TF wrote:I never realised you could still buy a dragster in 83-84.. :roll:



they are in the later catalogues aswell
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:20 pm

After seeing it in those early 80s catalogues, I had a scrounge for pictures of my Repco Ranger 26" BMX, my first project bike.
I pulled the seat and Sugino Steel 1 piece cranks off of a Repco exercise machine.Image
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby william.olive » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 pm

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:i have already done the 1983-84 catalogue


Thanks for the catalogues Hotfoot, they'll keep me in reading material for a few nights.

And I've now managed to accurately date my Superlite in an 85-86. It's a light blue/dark blue colour, must have been about the last year they had 27" 1/14 rims.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:49 pm

what year is that ranger lugnut it should have a date code on the right rear dropout starting with a Gand followed by 4 numbers
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:15 pm

Mr.Hotfoot wrote:what year is that ranger lugnut it should have a date code on the right rear dropout starting with a Gand followed by 4 numbers


Long gone I'm afraid. Those were the eBay photos. Sold it for all of $60 :(
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:43 pm

bugga they are nice bike but oh well we all do that at times
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Mr.Hotfoot » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:46 pm

william.olive wrote:
Mr.Hotfoot wrote:i have already done the 1983-84 catalogue


Thanks for the catalogues Hotfoot, they'll keep me in reading material for a few nights.

And I've now managed to accurately date my Superlite in an 85-86. It's a light blue/dark blue colour, must have been about the last year they had 27" 1/14 rims.


plenty more to come i just uploaded the 1984-85 catalogue and i'm scanning the 1986-87 now i'm saving the 1980 till last it's in mint condition and even has part numbers lol
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby tyliftw » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:28 pm

Well, here's my 1991 Repco Olympic 14, running Shimano 400EX. Grabbed it off a mate, and swapped around some components to build myself a nice and comfortable all-day rider.

Frame is actually too small for me. D'oh.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:22 pm

Rewind to 1988 and Superbe Pro

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Now with a proper fork, and
Full Superbe Pro,
SR Royal stem,
Mavic Open 4 CD's,
Conti GP 3000's,
2nd gen LOOK pedals
Flight Gel (ok, maybe a bit newer than 1987).
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:52 pm

Brings a tear to my eye Munga to see My Vertex's little brother back on the road in close to original guise.

Great work....I'll bet it just sings, the 87/88 Olympic 12 & the 88/89 Eurosport Tria are lots of fun but that tight 531 Geometry is just so snappy to ride...LOVE IT!

Where did the Full Superbe Pro Group set come from? I've got the original Sprint 9000 on my 87/88 and its every bit as good as Shimano 600 note that it changes earlier than Shimano. Superbe Pro appears to be DURACE Equivalent whats the shift quality like?

Mavic Open 4 CD's? NOS?...I'm running the UKAI's

I'm running Conti GP4000 700 x 25C Reflective Tyres for the extra visibility & comfort at present, what did you decide on?

Ahhhh now about that seat......maybe put the AriAKE Aero Jaguar II 7378 Japan "87" "6" + "Medalist" across the rear of the saddle in black lettering seat back on"

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:00 pm

The superbe pro was on a 1989 raleigh i picked up - sadly the 10sp campag-equipped raleigh is no longer with us
even with the crummy shimano cluster (soon to be remedied), it shifts very nicely thanks - friction only, so hard not to.
not nos rims, but very lightly used. maybe 100km on them.
i bought a LOOK wheelbag from an op shop for $10, and when i got it to the car i opened it and found a brand new pair of GP3000's in it.
amber walls, kevlar beads, grey tread.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Love the current iteration.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:45 pm

cheers, scott. i think it's more comfortable, and the reynolds 653 fork makes it feel more agile. it kinda feels lighter, but i don't think it'd be that much lighter. i'm putting it down to the old fork being a bit lazier.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:01 pm

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:56 pm

munga wrote:selling:

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She's a very a nice munga. 1cm. stands between me and angsting over it. Probably just as well. That's a pricy bike in the day. :shock:
Good luck with it.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby vanbree » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:44 am

Thanks to mr hotfoots repco catalogues I now know the true identity of my mt bike.It's a 85 -86 repco sierra
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