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TT length 18", TT O.D. 1", DT O.D. 1 3/8". No gusset behind the US bottom bracket.


Here is pictured a Lil Hole Shot (later named MINI Racer) with a integrated seatpost clamp. Those were made in 1982 (maybe also in 83) by Thruster (I've seen a Thruster frame with the same integrated clamp!). First models made by Profile (drilled brakebridge), 1983 models (without serialnumber) and later models (with serailnumber) didn't have the integrated seatpost clamp. A Lil Hole Shot is easy to ID. It's the only Hutch frames with a Euro bottom bracket. Normally the frame dropouts have 2 holes in them. The frame came with a Lil Hole Shot fork and fork dropouts have also 2 holes (there are Lil Hole Shot frames without holes in the rear dropouts). TT length 17 3/8". TT O.D. 7/8". Seattube O.D. 7/8". DT O.D. 1". Fork leg O.D. 7/8".

later model


Serial number on the BB, 4 "stamped out" vent holes in the rear end ( in the loop and behind the seat tube), rounded style letters on the brake bridge, 19 1/2" TT length, 1" TT O.D., 1 3/8" DT O.D., Later style red/blue decals. Made in taiwan. Thanks to Singlespeed Kent.


Serial number on the BB (as for I know starting with M4-), 6 "stamped out" vent holes in the rear end (in the loop, behind BB, behind the seat tube), rounded style letters on the brake bridge, 18 1/2" TT length, 1 1/8" TT O.D., 1 1/4 DT O.D. Made in Taiwan.


First Hutchins frame sets (1990) were made in Japan and had a Japanese serial number on the left dropout. Rumours goes that next batch of Hutchins frames were made in the US with Japanese  leftovers (dropouts with Japanese serial number). Later models didn't have a serial number. "Drilled" vent hole only in the loop. Blank brake bridge. Ovalized top tube at the seat tube connection. 20 1/2" TT length, 1 1/2" DT O.D., 1 1/4" TT O.D.  (the Judge II was avaiulable in Pro and XL size).


There are Trick Star forks made in the USA and in Japan, both have thick dropouts.
US forks can have different peg positions and different in lenght like the one I use here as reference.
Japanese forks look like the US ones but with very little differences. 1) They can have a brake cable guide on one of the fork legs, but not all have it. 2) Japanese forks have a little vent hole drilled on the inside of each forkleg at the end.
Wind Styler forks are easy to recognize. They have a totally different bent. Dropouts are thinner then Trick Star forks. End caps are pressed in.