1990 Bully Bashguard
Stoked to have another Bully Bashguard!
I'd always been a huge RL Osborn fan so when a buddy of mine offered me a red/black f/f in trade for some parts I had, I jumped at the opportunity. It was 1990 or 1991, I built it with all the parts off my 1987 Haro Master, Super Pros, Flights, Hutch stem, you name it....
I lived in a condo apartment in Reseda, CA at the time and had roommates, but our condo and the one below ours shared a garage so the door was open all the time. Sadly, some POS stole it from my garage. Anyway, I've always taken pics of my bikes once I finished building them, for whatever reason I never took one of the Bully so I'm really happy to have this one now, I hope it unlocks the memories from BITD and my original Bully!
About the build:
The only added flair to this bike is the polished stem. I would say I built it with "era correct", even if it's a reproduction part such as the tires, grips and sprocket. I looked for a Dia Compe front cable dated 89-91 for a while with no luck. While researching other parts in magazines at oldschoolmags.com, I came across a Trend ad in a GO magazine from September 1990 that had the Odyssey Slic cable listed for $1.50, so I went with a new one as part of the "repop" list of parts.
Frame: Near mint Bully Bashguard
Forks: Near mint Bully Bashguard
Handlebars: Bully bars - dechromed and painted black
Grips: black on red A'ME Unitron - reproduction
Stem: Bully stem - polished
Headset: Tioga Bear Trap II - NOS
Detangler: Odyssey Gyro - original finish in great shape
Brake levers: Odyssey RX-3 - NOS
Front brake: Chrome ACS Tangent 860 w/Dia Compe adjuster and quick release - original finish, hardware polished by me
Rear Brake: Chrome ACS Tangent 860 w/Dia Compe adjuster - original finish, hardware polished by me
Front Brake Cable: new Odyssey Slick's Cable - I found out the Odyssey Slic cable was available in 90
Rear Lower Brake Cable: Odyssey Gyro - NOS
Front Upper Brake Cable: Odyssey Gyro - NOS
Seat post: straight - generic
Seat: Viscount Powerlite - NOS
Seat clamp: Bully Vise
Bottom bracket: Odyssey Dynatron - NOS
Cranks: Odyssey Excalibur - original finish
Sprocket: Haro Compact Disc 44t - reproduction
Chain: KMC - new
Pedals: near mint Peregrine UF1 - powdered coated
Front Wheel: Chrome Araya Aero 48h / Suzue loose ball hubs / NOS Asahi 15ga chromium spokes - restored and re chromed hoop, polished hub by me
Rear Wheel: Chrome Araya Aero 48h / Suzue loose ball hubs / NOS Asahi 15ga chromium spokes - restored and re chromed hoop, polished hub by me
Freewheel: Shimano MX30 - great survivor shape
Tires: Haro HPF 2.0 - reproduction
Submitted by racer155