As we all know, American BMX in its special form (20 inch bikes etc.) started in the late 1960‘s and early 1970's because of youngster imitating motorsport moto-cross stars. Early '70 ‘s BMX became an organized sport in the USA (check the History of BMX ). As a matter of fact, although not known as BMX (Bicycle Moto-X), in Holland BX (Bicycle Cross) got off the ground in the mid 1950's and also because of youngsters imitating the at the time, motorsport moto-cross stars from Holland and Belgium.
Pioneer BMX Racer - Tim Judge TJ was one of the top stars on the East Coast in the mid 1970s. His fame expanded exponentially after winning the 1981 Jag World Champion title and getting picked up by the legendary Hutch BMX Factory Team. At Hutch, he added a 1983 IBMXF Cruiser World Title to his list of accomplishments. Tim`s BMX experience played a pivotal role in his post-BMX career, when he became an internationally-known racer and mechanic in the Jet Watercraft (JetSki) industry.
BMX Racer - Steve Veltman The first rider to win the ABA National Number One Amateur and Cruiser titles in the same year (1982), Steve Veltman also stacked up two Jag World Championship Age Group titles, and two IBMXF world age group titles in his amateur career, and was an Elite Cruiser
Frame: Skyway TA 1982 00914 Made in Japan Frame stickers: Skyway TA Fork: Skyway TA Headset: Hatta Aluminium Headset lock: Suntour Headlock Headset skirt: SST Stem: Suntour Powerstem Handlebars: Skyway Race bars Lookalike
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