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Bike Of The Day: Jack’s 1984 Blue Max

A 1984 Blue Max is today’s Bike Of The Day!! This vintage BMX bike was submitted by Jack Joyner and he did an amazing job on this build. Make sure you give this bike a rating via the sliders below.

Here is my 1984 Blue Max. I grew up with a kid in my Dad’s neighborhood that had one and I always wanted one. Since they only sold them in Military Base exchange stores you couldn’t just go buy one. This is my tribute to the coolest bike I remember as a kid.

~Jack Joyner

Parts List:

FRAME&FORK: 1984 Blue Max BMX Products

Gold Prism Blue Max Decals

HANDLEBARS: CW Pro Bars

STEM: Suntour Style Stem

HEAD SET: Tioga Powder Coated

PAD SET: Custom Blue Max

GRIPS: Mongoose

SEAT POST: Nitto

SEAT: Kashimax

BRAKES: Dia-Compe MX 1000

BRAKE LEVER: Dia-Compe Tech 3

CRANKS: Pro BMX

PEDALS: Wellgo Beartrap

CHAIN: Izumi Z Chain Gold

WHEELS: Araya Style 7X

TIRES: Kenda K50

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FUN FACT:

Blue Max (1980–1985) was a private label brand (owned by Mongoose) made to market outside the independent bicycle dealer network. They were sold to the US Army and Air force exchange stores worldwide, wherever there were US military bases. They also sold them to some mass merchants in large volume.

~Skip Hess/Founder Mongoose

The early frames featured an iron cross gusset. In the later years the gussett was removed which lead it to look exactly like the Mongoose California. In the early ’80’s several top riders, among others Brian Gass (USA), were on the BLUE MAX BMX race team. The only rider known to have a factory ride with BLUE MAX in Europe, was Nico Does.

Sourced from VintageMongoose.com & UniversityOfBMX.com

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  1. I miss my old loop back. Had two when we were living in Germany in 1983. The first one, someone wanted more than I did and snatched of from the light pole it was chained to. Mom felt sad to see me sad and bought me another before we departed Germany. They sold for $89 at the Shoppette.

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