2.03.2010

Back in The (Wednes)Day…

My first real BMX bike: a 1974 Littlejohn Murphy Monoshock…



Mine was red with a chrome shock, but you get the idea. Strictly caveman shit. Even at 12 I was smart enough to realize the pogo effect of that 6-pound coil sucked up every ounce of pedal power my spindleshanks could generate. To improve straight line acceleration, I replaced the shock with a 7/8-inch seatpost drilled on both ends. Mountain bikes wouldn't get rear suspension until 1990. Take that, Horst Leitner…
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1 comment:

jenks said...

Fucking radical.