1986 KUWAHARA BRAVO KT "Dave Vanderspek" Curb Dogs tribute
aka "VANDER" or "The Flying Dutchman"
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100% ALL NOS or survivor parts used but the RECTOR decal :-)
SOLD on November 10, 2015. The baton have been passed to a true collector!!
[scroll downwards Bee-I-itch ;-p] Many many dog gone bloody pictures. Please use high speed internet. Not dial up friendly!
May 30, 1964 to October 29, 1988 - 24 years old - RIP brother as you're greatly missed ;-( They need to make a movie on this?! Hollyweird! I mean Hollywood! Posthumous. God be with you! F**K DRUGS! Any drug dealer(s) whom venture near our abode will receive a complimentary Bullet in the Head ;-p !! J/K Maybe not?! .45, .223 or .308 round to the cranium!
We have been working with DROB aka Maurice Meyer and many others on an in-depth parts list analysis. Trying to build a 1 to 1 exact replica. A huge THANK YOU to the following BMXMuseum members who made this project possible: Jay Brand for the best pic found online up to date on VANDER! Junior Polanco, cool rider brother from the Dominican Republic for IDing various parts for us and parts. Marc Stewart aka kuwahero from the UK for the BRAVO KT decal scans though not used as we found an all original survivor day glo pink BRAVO KT and for IDing the seatpost, seatpost clamp and stem. Lastly we have been in communications with Richard Christiansen of www.FirstOnBoard.com The one who brought us Curb Dogs I and II to VHS and now DVD. BMX Rated The Reno Show will be brought to DVD soon.
Why this build? Very sentimental as i've lived and have seen the Curb Dogs perform from the sidelines here in San Francisco, CA 94121 Golden Gate Park. I'm a local boy and have never left the area :-) I started Flatland in 1983/1984 and left the sport in 1987 to 1989. Times are just estimates as my memory or lack of is to the best of my knowledge! I did not know about Vander's death till i registered to the website www.BMXMuseum.com on April 28, 2007 and started googling for info. It brought me to Maurice Meyer's site http://www.mauricemeyer.com/curb_dogs/ !READ IT ALL!
He was one of my heroes BITD as with Woody Itson :-) but more special since i've seen VANDER perform in person but did not get a chance to ever say HI. I was a shy bastard BITD!
April 28, 2007 was the day i started/wanted to collect and ride BMX Freestyle again! Thank you BMXMuseum! $$$$$ PIT!
I also skated BITD too. My 1st board was a Steve Steadham. Borrowed as i was not in the finances as i am now.
I saw alot of VANDER in me e.g. Skating and Freestyle street. WOW, quite different from the norm and was more my style!!
Old School Street THRASHIN' on a bike and skateboard! RAW unabridged anarchy in a beautiful poetic way
In my eyes the street was the canvas and VANDER was the artist
IMHO their were many better freestylers but VANDER was different special. Against the grain bad boy. Not conforming to the rules of shows and etc. He deserves more recognition then noted!!!
Not looking to keeping up with the Joneses so to speak, trick wise. Out to have fun and my goals was to be in the levels of Dave Vanderspek and Woody Itson with a touch of Ray Meyers/Rodney Mullen!! I'm a freestyler for both with some street!
This will be a show build plus rider!
more long winded info to be added here when time permits
LIST of videos and magazines with VANDER. If you have more info LMK!
WANTED: RAD TV The sequel VHS
-PICS below of what we're trying to build/accomplish. Screen captures from the Curb Dogs I and II DVDs-
-Curb Dogs II DVD screen captures below-
|TEST FIT STAGE: Bike is not 100% accurate as some parts are still needed and we have not found them yet! Pre-spray bomb black VANDER style.|
|August 18, 2009 Tuesday 9:30pm PST. Spray Bomb Black was done by the one and only DROB aka Maurice Meyer of the Curb Dogs. THX DROB for the "Christening" and original VANDER posthumous Curb Dogs decal!|
|September 16, 2009 PICs with a clean background for your eye candy!|
|Final Stage 100% complete 1 to 1 accuracy is what we are trying to attain. PICS @ the Golden Gate Bridge Memorial BRICK. PICS taken on Friday November 6, 2009|
PARTS BREAK DOWN
LEGENDS: [-++- = we have the item] ------- [$WANTED$ = HELP!! We NEED this pronto ASAP!!!]
BEFORE CLEANING PICS> -++-FORK & FRAME: 1986 Kuwahara BRAVO KT serial number 86021323 [DAY GLO PINK], 100% original paint survivor with the original worn decals!! ALL original minus the wheels, tires and chain. We have no plans to repower. A quick TLC clean up would suffice and will spray bomb various areas black as VANDER did :-) Bought on June 19, 2009 from BMXMuseum member mitter.
-++-FORK PEGS: though not used by VANDER we now have a 100% complete survivor set of 2!!! [CHROME]
-++-HEADSET: ? maker, stock one being used
-++-HANDLEBAR DECAL DETAIL: RECTOR Skateboard [PINK] against WHITE background. Original decal scan in another color was sent to us by Maurice Meyer. Thank you to rcrscott29 aka Scott Joines for making the decal for us. SEE PIC HERE>>>
-++-STEM: Pro Neck non potts mod [SILVER/BLACK], DROB aka Maurice Meyer have spray bombed the SILVER top to BLACK.
-++-GRIPS: A'Me Tris [PINK], transfered from our pink Trickstar :-) US 5 cent Nickel added inside to prevent bars from busting up the grip ends!!!
-++-FRONT BRAKE LEVER: ACS MX Tech 3 style Locking NOS [SILVER]
-++-REAR BRAKE LEVER: Dia Compe MX Tech 4 NOS[BLACK]
-++-FRONT BRAKE: Dia Compe MX-1000 with Weimann adjuster. Modified for potts mod cable routing, ex used survivor [BLACK]
-++-REAR BRAKE: Dia Compe MX-901 with Weimann adjuster NOS [BLACK]
-++-FRONT & REAR BRAKE PADS: Skyway Koolstop NOS [DARK BLUE]
-++-FRONT BRAKE CABLE: Dia-Compe dated May 20D, 1988, NOS [BLACK]
-++-REAR BRAKE CABLE: Dia-Compe dated Dec 8, 1987, NOS [BLACK], even the inner wire is stamped DC!!
-++-REAR WHEEL/MAG UPGRADE: Peregrine Master Graphite mag, 24 TPI, Suntour coaster brake, EX++, looks new!!, 100% original survivor NOT DYED [BLACK] Thanks to ebay member Tommy Parrinello for making this avail to us!
-++-CRANKS: Redline 401 Flight 3 piece, single pinch, full wrap, 175mm length, 1990's sealed bearing and spindle which we will NOT use. Thanks to BMXMuseum member hboost Joe for the set
-++-era correct Redline Flight 401 non dimple spindle and related era correct bolts from BMXMuseum member Polanco. Sold us our 2nd set of Redline Flight Full wrap single pinch cranks in original WHITE color for hella cheap. Shipped from the Dominican Republic :-)
-++-CHAINWHEEL/SPROCKET: Redline 44T, BLOCK font.100% original survivor. [SILVER] Thanks to BMXMuseum member hboost Joe
-++-CHAIN: Izumi NOS [CHROME]
-++-PEDALS: Shimano DX 9/16" spindles and endcaps, 100% original survivor [SILVER] Thanks to BMXMuseum member radicalbmxer
-++-SEAT: Elina BMX Made in Japan, EX+ condition, 100% original survivor [BLACK]
-++-SEATPOST: Kuwahara laserpost laidback, 100% original survivor [DAY GLO PINK]
-++-SEATPOST CLAMP: Kuwahara aka Tuff Neck one 1 [BLACK], original survivor with K etching. RARE to UNCOMMON
-++-REAR PEG: 1 qty GT Tube on the non-drive side, 24 TPI coaster version, NOS [SILVER]
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