A rebuilt, old school Australian rider with heaps of originality. Refound in Kincumber, NSW June 2014, the bike was in need of TLC.
The Hotfoot looked like it was hiding behind a bad mid school 90’s BMX disguise. After the incorrect era, cheap K-Mart rims, bars, seat and seat post were removed and the rusted out chain binned. There was still a lot of originality left on the bike. The Hotfoot oval tube forks with bevelled front and rear edges looked amazing. The bike also had the original Repco bikes decal on the seat tube, Giant stamped ‘G’ seat post clamp bolt and Sugino 43T Japan chain wheel.
The Repco Hotfoot BMX was made for the Australian market by Giant Bicycles and was a low end BMX bike back in the 80’s, and although now vintage, they don’t sell for big money. I wanted to rebuild an all chrome and black Old School looking BMX and this 80’s child was the perfect subject. The key to rebuilding this bike was to keep the cost as low as possible, while bringing back as much of the original old school ’85 look as I could.
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