This BMX is around 25-30 years old, I had it as a kid and was always respraying and changing parts (easy to remove parts, mainly seats and brakes) It eventually was left to rust in the shed until, during lockdown, To kill some time in evenings, I decided to clean it up sand it down and respray it, just wondering if anyone knows what model it is, located in Ireland.

Thanks for looking

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  • Something generic. What kind of identification do you need? The manufacturer brand? Are the wheels original? What other parts are original? – Vladimir F Nov 15 '20 at 21:36
  • Hi, thanks for looking, the wheels, frame, fork, handlebars are all original, the brand of wheel is simplex, a few search’s and looking at other threads , simplex seem to be a cheaper wheel used, the pedals are new, The old ones were metal ones that cut up your shin if you missed the pedal 😡 – Sligobarry Nov 15 '20 at 21:41
  • Sorry, not looking for massive information just curious to manufacturers brand and maybe how old it actually is as i was the second owner of the bike – Sligobarry Nov 15 '20 at 21:43
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    Aside - that seat post looks bent already - you're older and wiser and probably somewhat heavier than you used to be. So do be mindful of the long stick-out of seat post. – Criggie Nov 15 '20 at 22:47
  • The only thing notable is that detail between the head tube and the down tube. Otherwise it's generic BMX. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 17 '20 at 21:43

I've looked back at some of the BMX types of my youth years and recall there weren't many Skyway wheels with as many plastic spokes, ie, 7.

This may be your best search technique if the bike is totally original to when new.

Also another rare feature is the small triangular inserted section on the underside of the frame positioned near to the Head-tube&fork tube section...

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    Great stuff - thank you. – Criggie Nov 20 '20 at 21:55
  • I'll get the hang of the workings of the group eventually..Thing is that you have to learn by your mistakes.. – Alan Walsh Nov 21 '20 at 14:05
  • don't worry - My first answer was quite dreadful. I now find it helpful to re-read the question several times while writing the answer, to keep on track. – Criggie Nov 21 '20 at 19:13
  • Cheers thanks for the reassurance lol – Alan Walsh Nov 21 '20 at 20:07

I used to have a Raleigh ultra burner and my mate a super tuff burner don't look like any of them but my mate had 1 with a pedal back brake similar to yours does this have a similar rear brake? Think it might of been a Mongoose or a Scott bmx.

  • Possibly a Peugeot or Diamondback. – Alan Walsh Nov 17 '20 at 21:39
  • Practically every BMX made in that era had coaster brakes. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 17 '20 at 21:42
  • My Raleigh ultra, mate's Super Tuff and most of my mates wasn't. There was one in around 10 of our bikes. – Alan Walsh Nov 17 '20 at 21:45
  • BMX bikes often have front rim brakes, to meet legal requirements for two sets of brakes in some jurisdictions. But the rear brakes are generally coaster, except on hoity-toity bikes. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 17 '20 at 21:50

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