Hutch Pro Raider BMX Frame and Fork

hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Why are the handlebars so low when the stem's so high?

It takes an eagle eye and a well-trained mind to spot a Taiwanese turd. Driving through the country at a mellow forty-five, a thought popped into my head:

"That was a Tuff Wheel."

I'd seen it for an instant, at a distance of a fifty feet, but it had registered nevertheless. I braked, turned, and found that I'd just passed a huge pile of discarded debris on the side of the road. There between the old refrigerators, rain-soaked fiberboard furniture and dirty rolled-up carpeting was a chrome-plated, Skyway-equipped thing. A thing with Hutch stickers on the head tube.

The black Tuff IIs where the first thing to go. The rest of it is long gone too. But luckily for you, I was thoughtful enough to prop this Hutch Pro Raider BMX frame and fork up against a brick wall and document it for posterity before I sold it

Desipite its shabby appearance, this Pro Raider was a small treasure trove of vintage BMX parts: the frame and fork itself, a black Tuf-Neck, a Hutch Hi-Caliber seatpost clamp and spider, a Tioga bottom bracket and a Takagi chromoly one-piece crank.

The lesson here? Train your eyes and reflexes well, young BMX hunter, and you too may find a Hutch in a pile of garbage at 45mph.

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hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
That seatpost was 20 years ahead of its time
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Hutch graphics never get old
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Black Tuf-Neck stem
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
The front brake needs minor adjustments
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Hutch Hi-Caliber seatpost clamp and Pro Raider seatstay decals
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Hutch Hi-Caliber spider and Takagi chromoly cranks
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Rear dropouts
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Tioga bottom bracket, and rust
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Bottom bracket and chainstay brace
hutch pro raider bmx frame and fork
Hutch stamped brake bridge