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  1. Tange Axeblade Frame and Tange TRX Fork Asking 1,375 AUD ($1000USD) SHIPPING US - $25 AUSTRALIA/WORLD-WIDE: 137AUD ($100USD) There are no cracks, OR hairline cracks. The chrome is in good to fair condition, but as you can see looks good in photos. I never liked to restore things. I noticed a very small ding under the top tube when photographing it. Never noticed before, it's maybe 2mm (see photo). There is some chrome peeling on the brake bridge and on rear dropouts. There are various scratches etc. See photos. This F/F appears quite a bit nicer than any axeblade that has sold recently... This is likely the first Axeblade ever made. Non-serialized, and found in California years ago. It's determined that this was likely owned by Carl Burris, who received the first Axeblade prototype when sponsored by Tange in the late 70's in California. He then sold it to a neighbor who then moved away. I then bought it from someone in California. There is what appears to be a scratched-out name on the bottom of the bottom bracket (see photo). It's possible the name said "Carl Burris..." You can make out what might be a letter "C" under the scratch marks. It's not a stolen frame, nor was there ever a serial number stamped on this.
  2. 1979 Tange Flying Rhino (a.k.a Axe-blade) – Carl Burris Tribute - Complete $2800AUD - With $100 shipping credit from California USA.This frame and fork are non-serialized and believed to be the original prototype given to Carl Burris's by Shimano/Tange back in 1979. Carl then raced for team Flying Rhino/Tange. Given where this frame was found etc., I worked with Carl and we made the assumption this must have been his original F/F. It was built with parts per his memory, which makes this a rather eclectic and very neat build-up. I decided to go with survivor parts since I did not want to refinish this likely one of a kind frame and fork. Lots more photos here: - There are frame comparison photos to another Axe-Blade at the end of the album. This frame has a longer gusset, and no stud on the rear brake bridge. You will also see on the bottom of the frame there is no serial number, although there are few a scratches there. The frame and fork are in good shape for their age, some minor pitting that’s hardly noticeable when built. The decals on the frame are home-made recreations. You can also see photos of Carl racing his original Axeblade. This sale is for the complete bike and includes the following parts. Grips: O.G.K. MACH - were NOS Bars: Blue alloy Race Inc Stem: Shimano DX Blue Plate: Custom recreation Brakes: Shimano Tourney Rear Caliper Seat: Early Blue Kashimax Seat post: Blue Alloy (Maybe Race Inc?) Seat post clamp: NOS Tange Pads: Blue vinyl Tires: Mitsuboshi Comp III Yellow label Fat/Skinny Rims: Araya 7x Hubs: Shimano DX low-flange Front/Rear Rear is quick-change Pedals: KKT Rat Traps Cranks: Dura-Ace 175mm - sealed bottom bracket Chainwheel: Shimano 45T Rear Sprocket: 16t Shimano Frame/Fork: Tange/Shimano Non-serialized Prototype with Bladed forks Free Shipping to Continental USA at list price. All others pay actual shipping. I will ship internationally. I ship FedEx, FedEx Ground, and USPS only with tracking and signature service unless you release liability. I typically pack & ship within three business days. However, a complete bike will likely take me a week. Shipped to PayPal confirmed addresses only. This bike is listed a couple different places, so no dibs and immediate payment. I'll respond as soon as I can as I'm often away from computer etc.
  3. I've been having just the slightest (very small) thought of selling my Carl Burris (original F/F by the way) build. My collection is getting a bit too large...
  4. Well, at least you didn't pay big dollars!
  5. He never actually states they are GT 'California" pads and the auction is very nondescript, so not sure there is much that can be done... The seller has been contacted be a member on BMXS and it seems the seller is aware they are not real. Pretty lame if you ask me.
  6. Hey all far away collectors. In the event you are not aware, there are a number of fake GT "CalifoSnia" pads being sold on ebay right now. This set in particular is going for way too much Yes, they say CalifoSnia and not CalifoRnia and are NOT original pads as stated... There are several discussions going on regarding these including this one: Just in case you were not aware, please spend wisely.
  7. It looked mean back in the day and your tribute bike does it justice for sure!
  8. I so wanted to bid on it, but trying to cut back on more bikes right now...
  9. I know where I can get you an original copy of the magazine with that review. Maybe $10 plus shipping. Just saw it yesterday at a buddies house.
  10. Not sure that one needs restoring, looked pretty darn good. You guys are always taking them out of the USA.
  11. Ah! You are right.
  12. Hi All, I'm writing an article on the Flying Rhino Axeblade (the first version) and I am wondering if anyone has actually seen an Axeblade with "Flying Rhino" decals on the downtube? I have seen just "Rhino" version with the Flying Rhino decal on the head-tube, but never one with "Flying Rhino". The only picture I have seen is the one I posted above of Carl Burris racing his Flying Rhino Axeblade, but this was a prototype frame.
  13. Would love to have a copy of that!
  14. Figured it out myself and had an artist draw and interpretation.
  15. Working on getting the "Flying Rhino" decals recreated. Here's a quick preview. Need to add a couple details, but it's getting close. The only real reference I have to work from are the Dec 1980 and Jan 1981 ads for Kashimax Pads in BMX Action magazine that has a picture of the Flying Rhino.