BMX Bikes

1985 Repco Team Hotfoot

An Australian classic .. what you had if you couldn't afford a Mongoose or a Redline.


I wanted to build a cheap rider .. something that I wouldn't be devastated if it got nicked from outside the local while I wasn't looking.

  • Repco Team Hotfoot Frame / Fork
  • Reproduction Team Hotfoot Padset
  • Sakae SR MS-423 Stem
  • Takagi Cranks
  • Sugino Spider / Chainring
  • Dia Compe MX900 Caliper
  • Shimano DX Tourney Lever
  • Tioga Beartrap 2 Headset
  • MKS BM-7 Pedals
  • Skyway Tuff II Wheels
  • AME Grips
  • Viscount Dominator Seat


14th May 2011 10:10am, Simon replied :  
What is it with these pads? Do you want them too? Anyhow, thanks mate. This is my favourite of the bikes I have because it is the most rideable! I am not afraid to scratch it or have it stolen as it doesn't owe me a heap.
What are you building? An early Hotfoot or a later one like this? I would love to see some photos..
14th May 2011 1:01am, Row wrote :  
Take off the pads! haha I love your bike! I'm building a hotfoot and this is my benchmark, well done.
30th April 2010 8:10pm, Simon replied :  
I bought these pads of eBay over a year ago from a guy named hoarder1940. At the time I missed out on the set but was given a second chance offer as he had multiple sets. Good luck finding a set .. I have seen similar ones on eBay since then.
29th April 2010 11:14pm, K-RaDBMx replied :  
Hey nice Hotfoot.. I notice you have as-new Hotfoot pads. I'm also restoring a Hotfoot and am looking for the red ones! Do you mind if I ask where you got them or where they might be found?
Cheers, Nick.
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