Repco Hotfoot

While researching information for my '85 Team Hotfoot and up-coming '82 Team Hotfoot build, I got so sick of finding information then losing it again that I started copying images of bikes, parts and advertising material into a single place. To assist others, I have reproduced this information over the following pages .. most of the information can be found on OzBMX and BMXMuseum and I am not pretending that this informtion will replace either of these valuable resources.

Please browse through all of the material I have collected:

If you have any Hotfoot information or photos, please forward them to me and I will add them to the site. I am especially interested in brochures and advertisements as these are most valuable when restoring bikes back to their original glory.

Hall of Fame

Below are some Hotfoot bikes that have taken my fancy and influenced me in my builds. The beautiful thing about these bikes is that they span from factory original - down to the brakes, calipers, seat and other small parts - to a modern build where the only OG part are the frames and fork. That's one of the things I like about Hotties and their builders - anything goes. These aren't rare bikes and no-one is going to get upset that you have chosen non-original parts or colours.


Hall of Fame: HiTen 12 and 16"

The 12 and 16" Hotfeet were not always scaled down versions of their bigger, 20" brothers. The earliest models differed from these and had a distinctive 'R' Gusset.


This cute little 12" 1988 Hotfoot belongs to Robert, owner of the orange and blue HiTen above. It came bundled with the 16" HiTen (right) as a job lot on eBay and is in exceptional condition for its age.

   
This 16" Mity Hotfoot also belongs to Robert. It is totally original except for the addition of the training wheels and the plasticseat which would have originally been a padded one.

Sorry to whoever sent me these pics but I almost missed putting them up on the site. This sweet little Mity is in excellent condition and near catalogue correct (they originally came out with blue gum wall tyres). The only thing broken on it is the plastic chain guard. Fantastic!

   
Yet another one of Adrian's. Adrian wanted to build a mini / pit bike for his little one to grow into, but didn't want to go crazy with it because he is a kid and will crash and bash it.. Once his little one out grows the bike then a full restore will occur before hanging it on a wall. As a budget build (under $200), Adrian reckons it hasn't come out to bad !


Mistaking this for the same bike he had as a child, Brett cleaned up the rust from the frame and forks in an OA bath and generally gave this little '84 Mity a spruce up. Unfortunately, it isn't the same model he had so he is moving it on ..

   
Dan's cute little 12" looks perfect with its traditional blue paint, chromed parts and original Mini Hotfoot pads. This bike has inspired me to build my own for my new great-nephew.


David restored this '83 Mity for his son and added some freestyle goodness in the form of a Gyro and pegs. This bike was a mess when he got it but an OA bath restored the chrome to its former glory. The last picture in the series is like an photo from the 80s with his son putting the bike through its paces barefoot and with the helmet looking like it will fall off at any time!

       
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Extra Info / Links

   OldSchoolMags.com  Have you ever wished that you could go back in time to the late 70's and early 80's when you could walk into a newsagency and see the latest issues of BMX Action, BMX Plus, Super BMX and Freestylin' in the racks as crisp and clean as the day they were printed? If you said yes to any of these questions, this is the site for you ..

   BMX Works  This site has everything you will ever need to restore an old school bmx from loose parts - nuts, bolts and bearings - through to complete brake sets, cranks sets and finishing parts, such as pad sets and decals.

   Madman's BMX Painting Services  Pete's work is second to none. I have two frames painted by him - a Hotfoot Freestyle in white and a Hotfoot 24" Cruiser in Hazard Yellow - and both have come out beautifully. Pete can also handle the stripping of paint and chrome and other prep work.

   Re-Rides  Sydney Australia based BMX restoration and photography. Rebuilding retro BMX bikes from 80's old-school, 90's mid-school and 00's new-school era's.

   SDBMX  SDBMX sells a distinctive range of cast alloy BMX rims that will finish of any old-school, mid-school or even new-school build. Styles include the Blizzard, Cyclone, Hurricane, Tornado and Typhoon.

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   Vintage Mongoose  Anyone who is interested in Mongooses (Mongeese?) has probably already found this site. When I was restoring my Motomag, I found this site invaluable for information and reproductions decals and grips. Warren, who is behind this site, is a local who is passionate - no obsessive - about the Mongoose brand and it shows.