HOME

Sign my guestbook!                      Message Forum

1979-80-81               1982-83               1984-85               1986-87               1988-93               

1-2-next

WORLD'S LIGHTEST PRO BIKE COMPONENTS

COMPONENT
Frame
Fork
Headset
Rims
Spokes
Hubs
Seat/seatpost combo
Seatpost clamp
Cranks
Bottom bracket set
Chain
Freewheel
Handlebar/stem combo
Grips
Brake cable
Brake (rear only)
Sprocket
Power disc
Headset lock
Tires
Inner tubes                     

BRAND                                         
Hutch Pro Star                               
Hutch Pro Star                               
Tange/Sekai                                   
Daimond Back Turbo Lites           
SRP titanium                                   
Hutch alu with titanium axles       
UNI pro 14                                   
DK Products                                 
Bullseye 2pc chromoly 178mm   
Bullseye sealed bearing               
Hokoku ˝"x3/32"                         
Shimano DX                                 
Vector                                         
Oakley O'Wing                           
Dia Compe                                   
Dia Compe 890 caliper and lever
SR 44T aluminium                       
GT                                                 
DK Products                                 
Michelin 20x1,75                           
Tioga                                               

WEIGHT
3 lbs 11oz
1 lb 11,5oz
7oz
27oz
7oz
14oz (pair)
12oz
2oz
1lb 2,5oz
7oz
11,5oz
5,7oz
2lbs 10oz
2,5oz
3,5oz
6,5oz
3,5oz
4,5oz
1,5oz
1lb 12,5oz (pair)
11oz (pair)

Building World's Lightest Pro Bike
BMX PLUS April 1986

BMX PLUS! Special project. Here it is,ladies and gents,the lightest pro sized bike on earth (in 1986 ofcource!). A few of the bikes components would be surprising choises for any respectable pro,but let's not forget,we were after the LIGHTEST!
The total weight was 18lbs 13 3/4 oz and costs $771.27


1986 Woody Itson Hutch Trick Team tour manager and his golden bike

Woody Itson was one of the greatest freestylers of his time.
Read here the interview with Woody that was printed in Super BMX & freestyle June 1986.
DO A TRICK.
The same year Woody got a golden Trick Star from Hutch as a Christmas present. Read the story behind the
WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE FREESTYLE BIKE.

Woody Itson

1985 in a Hutch race uniform

1985 in a Hutch freestyle uniform

Woody and his Golden bike

24-karat
Golden Trick Star

READ HERE MY OWN INTERVIEW WITH WOODY ITSON,FEBRUARI 2003.

Note April 2004: A VintageBMX.com member emailed Woody about 4 years ago and here was his reply:

"As for the gold bike, it belongs to a friend of mine, he wanted it real bad and his dad did me a couple of favors over the years, so I hooked up his kid with my gold bike and one of my old uniforms. That's the real story of the gold bike. Take care, Woody."

May 2004, from VintageBMX.com member oldfreestyler more news about the Golden Trick Star: Hey guys, just got an email from Woody...didn't think i'd ever get to say that, lol...anyway, this is what he had to say… Hey Chris, I saw the post, wow, I'm surprised and flattered by all the comments. I actually did "give" my gold trick star away to a friend for free when I signed with Diamond Back way back when. Me and my buddy always kept in touch but never really talked about the bike. One day my wife asked me what happened to it and I told her the story. She told me to see if we could get it back, I asked why, she said I think your kids would like to see it, don't you? Remember, I didn't have kids then-LOL. Anyhow I offered to buy the bike back, I told him to name his price, he said OK, the price was exactly what I charged him for it, nothing. I need to get a couple parts fixed, brakes levers, new insides for the coaster brake, stem bolt and it should be in pretty good shape. When I finally get around to putting it together, I will post a pic for sure. Thanks again, Woody… I told him that you guys would be happy to see a pic of it "as is", lol...

READ HERE THE WOODY ITSON INTERVIEW BY CHRIS ARD AND JEFF SLAVIK, VINTAGEBMX.COM MEMBERS, MAY 2004.

1986 Hutch Eric Carter's year of  titles

1986 was the best year in Eric's BMX career I supose. He picked up two World Championship titles (expert 16 and cruiser class) in England. Two National Number One plates in the NBL that year (again expert 16 and cruiser class). And he was the National Number One Amateur in the ABA (photo left). That all as a Hutch factory rider!