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1995 S&M Challenger XL

#1 2007-11-14 11:12am

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1995 S&M Challenger XL

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1995 S&M Challenger XL

It's Blingtastic!

The first time I rode a Challenger XL was in 97 after I broke my Mongoose Carbon. I was living in Japan, and the guy I hung out with the most was S&M's Factory hot shoe in Japan in the early 90's. He had about 10 Challengers in various states of decay laying around in his yard. I picked the one with the least rust, and fell in love with it the first time I rode it. Fast forward 10 yrs, and when I decided to start riding again, this was the frame I was looking for. My first one was a '92 with a 1" threaded Pitchfork. This time I wanted the 1 1/8"/canti combo. I picked this frame up on the 'bay for $20.50. As I was building it for a rider, I wasn't so concerned with picking period correct parts, just what appealed to me at the time. BTW if anyone has a line on a set of Challenger International Series decals, hit me up. dplatt420@yahoo.com
Frame: S&M Challenger XL, chrome
Fork: S&M Challenger, chrome
Headset: Dia Tech
Bars: Standard Strip Bars, chrome (have had since about '95)
Stem: S&M Redneck 1st gen clamp on (from when they only came in red)
Rims: OG Mongoose Pro Class Series 3, 20x1.75, hard annodized w/ red rimstrips, 36h
Hubs: JP sealed low flange with Ti axles, red, 36h
Spokes: 14g Wheelsmith Stainless, with red aluminum nipples. 
Tires: (f) Primo Dirt Monster, 20x1.95 (r) Primo Dirt Monster, 20x1.75
Cranks: Boss USA, 180mm.  chrome
BB: Profile, polished with red hop up kit
Pedals: Schwinn XS platform, silver
Chainwheel: Phantom, 41t, polished
Freewheel: Suntour, 14t, custom machined to accept 3/32"chain, black
Chain: Sachs Sedisport, 3/32"
Tensioner: JP, red
Seat Post: Primo Rod, 7/8", chrome
Seat Post Clamp: Odyssey, red
Seat: Selle Italia Super Turbo, black
Brake: FMF Powermoto, black.
Brake Lever: FMF, black
Grips: Shadow Conspiracy Knuckle Bang, black



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Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#2 2007-11-14 11:20am

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Really nice..
$20.50 from the bay, thats a deal!
I agree the S&M bikes ride and feel great!
looks like one of my own builds! (best compliment I can think of)
thanks for submitting it!


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#3 2007-11-14 9:30pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Thanks for the praise.  I actually have a printout pic of your bike hangning on my wall in the garage...  I think I'm fooling myself thinking I'll be able to find those stickies.  Is there any way you could email me some really good pics of the decal set(including the treatment under the down tube and the flags on the top tube)?  I've got some skills with a paint brush, and if I had a clearer idea of what I was trying to achieve, I'm sure I could replicate the decals in paint.  I love the green kashimax Aero on your bike.  Whereever did you find such a thing?  Don't sweat the Huffy forks.  If you had taken the decals off, noone would have noticed.


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Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#4 2007-11-18 3:25pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

haha huffy....thats half a disgrace lol


glaoigh mé Iodáileach garsún.

(thats gaelic)

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#5 2007-12-11 6:12pm

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nice chrome challenger. i originaly had a chrome one but it got stolen so years later a bought a red one. check it out if you like

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#6 2008-04-21 5:29pm

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your challenger is sick.nice bike!

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#7 2008-04-21 11:52pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Thanks.  I'm really happy with it.  I can't tell you how much I love the way this bike rides.  As soon as I get the crank situation worked out, it'll be perfect.  I'm thinking either some OG Boss cranks (like I have on my cruiser) or some double pinch Flights, chrome either way.  I've long since given up the pipe dream of finding Prince Alberts...


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Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#8 2008-12-07 7:54am

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

I like the skinwalls on here donnie... I may copy you on that plan for my motocross homey.. Lookin goooood!


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#9 2009-04-02 6:11pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

looks beter in person smile looks like different wheels, and flipped stem from the pics on-line. mabey a different sprocket too? like i said, it brings back memories and makes me sit and wish i had kept all the crap that i did'nt care about when i was younger! oh well

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#10 2009-04-02 8:30pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Thanks Eric.  I had my beater wheels on at the skatepark (radial-laced Pro Classes don't appreciate landing sideways), and I did flip the stem.  I just found I liked my bars a little higher.  Sprocket was the same though.  It was nice meeting you.  Pete and I had a blast.

Last edited by gaijin (2009-04-02 8:31pm)


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Things I need:  Chrome MX-900s and Tech 3 (rear), 1st or 2nd gen finned Mathauser pads with original hardware.

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#11 2009-09-07 4:10pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Updated the pics.  I ended up taking the Boss cranks off my cruiser and using them (I got double pinch Flights for that).


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#12 2010-02-25 10:11pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Sweet ride gaijin, buildin a '96 ish right now, cant wait to finish it.


Lookin for:  9/16" DX's in gold rougher the better...  Dirtbike with standing platform, Menstrual cycles decals...  Need one Blue anno Ukai speedline shinny side rider condish and straight.

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#13 2011-01-02 10:09pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

love those wheels. just a sick bike all around


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#14 2013-07-21 2:53am

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

Sweet Challenger!! So what were you up to in Japan?


Check out my 1983 VDC-built Trident, 1983 Kuwi Laserlite, 2010 GT Ultrabox 2, 2011 Crupi race rig and prototype Quamen, plus the all things Crupi & old school scene in Japan threads. Always interested in buying used, mid-school race plates and pads - UGP, Knucklebone, Lizard Skins, Pryme and the like, me like!!

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#15 2018-06-27 3:50pm

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Re: 1995 S&M Challenger XL

that is cool! love that sprocket.


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