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Rare Footage from 1976 Kawasaki BMX Race at Saddleback Park

It’s taken a few years but in 2011, Producer and Director Todd Huffman of “The Motocross Files” acquired reels of lost footage from the 1976 motocross series shot by a young filmmaker from San Diego named Ray Baum. The footage had never been edited into anything so after transferring thousands of feet of film into a digital format, hidden in all the wonderful motocross footage was six minutes from this BMX race.

This video was presented for the first time at USA BMX’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA on October 10th, 2015.

Thank you Ray Baum for preserving this and thank you Green Day for writing such a beautiful song that makes us all remember. “Good Riddance”. source: The Motocross Files/YT

Original Article from LIveLeak Read more

 

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Cannondale Head Shok Moto 120 Super Downhill Fork 1996 – 1998

The Fork was manufacturered between 1996-98 MSRP : $800.00 and got rave reviews all round, won a few world title’s…

Cannondale of nostalgia SUPER V DH specification.  This model ’96 SUPER V DH ACTIVE (finished vehicles), ’97 SUPER VDH 4000 (finished vehicles), ’98 SUPER V DH was released as (frame set).  Factory bike was riden in 2000 in the catalog. Commercially is was never unfortunately available to the public.

Team riders at the time included;

Riders

12 riders found
Name Other sponsors
Jeffrey ARCHER KAESTLE-SACHS / KÄSTLE OF3 AMBRO / POWER KICK / Switzerland / TEAM TWO RACI / TWO RACING
Anne-Caroline CHAUSSON Cannondale / Commencal / COMMENCAL OXBOW / COMMENCAL-OXBOW / France / ibis / Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team / Ibis Team / Sunn / Sunn Bicycle / SUNN-NIKE / VOLVO
Johan ENGSTRÖM Cannondale / SCOTT INT. / SCOTT INTL / Sweden / VOLVO
Missy GIOVE Azonic / Cannondale / FOCUS / Foes / GLOBAL RACING / USA / VOLVO
Cédric GRACIA ACA / BRIGADE / Cannondale / CFO08 / CG Brigade / CG RACING BRIGADE / France / Oakley / Santa Cruz / Santa Cruz Bicycles / Santa Cruz Syndicate / Siemens Cannondale Mtb / SIEMENS CANNONDALE MTB R / SIEMENS CANNONDALE MTB RACING TEAM / SIEMENS MOB. CANNONDALE / SIEMENS MOBILE CANNOND. / SIEMENS MOBILE CANNONDALE / Sunn / SUNN-NIKE / VOLVO
Brian LOPES bell / Cannondale / GT FOX / ibis / Intense / Kenda / Marzocchi / Maxxis / Mongoose / Oakley / Pearl Izumi / PearlIzumi / United States / USA / VOLVO / X-Fusion
Tracy MOSELEY Cannondale / FORD FOCUS / Great Britain / KBC08 / KLG07 / Kona / Kona Clarks / Kona Factory / Kona Les Gets / Osprey / T mo racing / T-MO Racing / Team Kona / TEAM KONA FOR / TEAM KONA FORD FOCUS / TMO Racing / Trek / Trek Factory / Trek Factory Racing / Trek Factory Racing Enduro / Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team / Trek SRM Provision / TRK09 / TRK10 / VOLVO
Kenichi NABESHIMA ANCHOR / BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR / Japan
Anja REES-JONES 661 / BN3 / BN3 Cyclamen Solutions / BN3 Sports / Great Britain / Kona / MISTER BIKE / Oris / RockShox / Rocky Mountain Cycles / SDR07 / SRAM / Stendec / Sweet Stuff / Team Oris
Myles ROCKWELL Cannondale / Giant / SRAM / Team Giant / Troy Lee Designs / USA / VOLVO
Oscar SAIZ CASTAÑE BE-ONE / BE-ONE TEAM / Cannondale / Giant / Giant – Gand Valira / Giant Factor / GIANT MTB / GIANT-RACING-TEAM / GMT08 / MAXXIS-MSC / MT DEW / MT DEW SPECIALIZED / Spain / Specialized / SUBARU-SPECIALIZED / TERRASSA CLUB BMX / VOLVO
Kim SONIER USA

 

Here’s how it started;

 

    CANNONDALE OFFERS NEW FORKS
FOR STANDARD BIKES
AND FORMS SEPARATE HEADSHOK DIVISION
News Release
For Immediate Release

TWO NEW FORKS FOR STANDARD SIZED
HEAD TUBES DUE THIS YEAR

(May 3, 1996) Cannondale, the Connecticut-based manufacturer of lightweight,
high-performance aluminum bicycles, is forming a separate division for its
HeadShok line of mountain bike suspension forks.  The company’s new HeadShok
division is busy on two fronts: developing new forks with increased
travel in the traditional HeadShok/telescoping-steerer tube style for use on
its own models, and developing at least two telescoping-blade HeadShok forks
for bikes with standard diameter head tubes.  The two telescoping-blade forks
will be the first HeadShok forks compatible with bikes other than Cannondales.

According to Scott Montgomery, Cannondale’s Vice President of Listening, the
move will help the company to continue its overall focus on innovation.  “Our
goal has always been to produce the finest bicycles in the world.  But
improving the frame alone can only take you so far; Eventually, you ha
ve to improve the fork and other components as well,² explained Montgomery.

“Toward that end, we now have three different bike-related divisions within
Cannondale — our frame division, CODA components division, and the HeadShok
fork division.  Each division is focused on its own particular area of
expertise, but also works with the other groups to form proprietary, int
egrated technologies that, as a frame-maker alone, we couldn’t otherwise
develop.  We call the approach Systems Integration.²  Montgomery added that
each division has its own budgets, product manager and research and development
staff, mirroring the approach that Cannondale has taken with its ap
parel and cycling accessories business.

Montgomery went on to explain that the two new HeadShok forks for standard
diameter head tubes are scheduled for introduction later this year, and will
incorporate the triple-clamp design developed for the Volvo/Cannondale Mountain
Bike Racing Team.  “The new forks, the Moto 120 and Moto 80, are
based on the Moto fork used by the Team downhillers,² said Montgomery.  “Both
forks have the adjustable triple-clamp design that lets you dial-in the bike’s
head angle by raising or lowering the position of the clamps on the fork legs.
And because the triple-clamp approach allows the fork legs
to overlap the head tube — and dramatically increase the distance between the
bushings inside the stanchion tubes — stiction is reduced.²  Montgomery also
noted that Cannondale has already had inquiries from other bike makers
interested in spec’ing Moto forks on their frames.

The Moto 120 is currently spec’d on Cannondale’s award-winning Super V DH
Active.  It features an air spring, 120 millimeters of travel, and individually
adjustable compression and rebound damping.  It is paired with a dedicated,
oversized hub for increased stiffness and true tracking precision.
The Moto 80 is suitable for both downhill and cross-country riding, and has
80 millimeters of travel, an adjustable MCU spring, and oil-damping.  Like the
Moto 120, the Moto 80 system uses a dedicated, oversized custom hub (with a
unique quick-release system) to deliver precise tracking.  Mont
gomery said the Moto 120 will be in bike shops in July, and the Moto 80 will be
available in November.  Prices on the new forks have not yet been determined.

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If I can find any tech docs from yester-year I’ll be able to tell you more.

http://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1997/1997.pdf

The original owners manual is still available on Cannondale’s own website here

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Rad Intro HD ‘Break The Ice’ by John Farnham

If you didn’t grow up the 80’s there’s a chance you’ve never used the word RAD! Or heard of the film, TV show… Back then, there wasn’t a better word for it!

The film’s story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother’s wishes.

Here’s the opening credits

Interested, Want more… Take a look at this amazing trailer, if there’s one thing that’ll stoke your imagination this is how it all started back in “the day” as your Dad (or Mum) might say…

Rad (1986) Theatrical Movie Trailer from CompMovieGuy on Vimeo.

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It’s Friday! Skyway feat. Xinobi – Bmx

TGIF! This is awesome, on so many levels… ET remake? Remind you of your youth at all?

Check out the tunes Giorgio Moroder, Daft Punk-esque inspired grooves with BMXs! and as it’s is a super summerish track that might help those who are living the winter,
Take a minute to watch this before you go day dream through your lunch break…

Enough inspiration for the ride home?

 

Xinobi – Bmx
Discotexas 2008

Sampled: 

Break Machine – Street Dance
Break Dance Party
Record Shack 1984