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1976 Ashtabula

1976 Ashtabula

Before Chrome Molly there was Steel!

Riding the creek beds of Hellyar Park in San Jose in the mid 70's this bike was great fun.

It was on the heavy side as the frame weighed in at 6 1/2 pounds but most bikes of that era were tanks.

But let me tell you at the time it was a real step up from my Stingray.

This bike also had the first tough wheel in the neighborhood. You should have seen them. They laughed and teased me about  buying these silly plastic wheel and wanted to know what kind of goof ball I was.

In 6 months everybody in our posse had a set of Tuff Wheels.

  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: Ashtabula
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details The Bike:
    Frame - Ashtabula
    Fork - Redline Steal
    Neck - Ashtabula
    Bars - Mini T's
    Grips - Malcolm Smith Gold Medal
    Headset - Schwinn
    Tires - Cheng Shin 20 x 2.125
    Rims - Skyway Tuff with 16t Bendix coaster brake.
    Sprocket - Schwinn 45t
    Cranks - Ashtabula 7 1/2 inches
    Bottom Bracket - Schwinn
    Pedals - K.K.T.
    Seat - Mesinger
    Seat post - Schwinn
    Seat post clamp - Schwinn