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Bike Of The Day: Eric’s Boss 20in Oakland Era Build

Today’s Bike Of The Day is a BOSS 20in, Oakland Era build sent in by Eric Spears of Truth BMX Products! I was just talking about how I wanted to see a classic BOSS featured on the series and now we have it! Give this bike a rating for the December Bike Of The Month and 2020 Bike Of The Year charts.

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I own a few Boss bikes but this one is special to me because I built this when I was 16 years old working at McDonald’s. I remember taking my two weeks pay check to buy these boss cranks. This bike is still 90% all original from day one. The main reason I started riding a boss is because of the late great Cecil John’s. He was my BMX hero. There were other guys that influenced me to ride a boss names like the legend Darwin Griffin, Greg Romero and Terry “MR. T” Tenette.  Someone ask me to sell him this bike and my response was I’m taking this one to the Grave with me. I still have my pants and Jersey that I raced with on the same bike. The other jersey in the picture was Cecil’s personal Jersey that was given to me by his brother Ozzy Johns. R.I.P Cecil Johns.

~Eric Spears
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Parts List:

Frame: Boss 20in Oakland era
Fork: Boss 20in
Handlebars: Boss Ladder
Headset: Tioga
Stem: Boss
Brakes: Dia compe 901
Grips: A’me
Tire: Tioga 20×2.125 front 20×1.75 rear


Hubs: Bulleyes
Rims: Araya 7x
Cranks: Boss 180mm
Spider: Boss
Pedals: TRUTH
Seat: viscount
Seat Post: Boss
Seat Clamp: DK
Pads: Boss

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Originality9.64
Parts9.36
Overall Style9.52
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3. Email the photos, parts list, description and links to your website comments directly to sugarcaynecom@gmail.com. If we like your submission, we’ll feature it. Any custom built BMX bike of any size and type are eligible. 

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  1. when i was young(12-13-14, im 48 now) my moms couldnt afford to buy me a brand name bikes. barely could afford a flea market bike. i only heard of all these legend bikes, never seen one. when i was 16, i was already in a car, so i lost interest in bikes because of cars. grown now, i just started getting back into bikes earlier this year. i can finally say i own a Boss Bike- a newer model- 29 inch, #7 built. These Boss bikes are straight up Legends, this one on this article is a Legend. Glad to see a true OG survivor!!

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