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: Intrepid

In parallel to the Hotfoot range, Repco sold a smaller bike known as the Intrepid. Though almost identical in appearance, the model differs in that it has a 17" top tube as opposed to the Hotfoot's 18.5" geometry. One can only guess why Repco had two very similar bikes with different names but it would seem that they were trying to differentiate between the child size 20" frame (the Intrepid) and the slightly larger 20" frame (the Hotfoot).


In addition to the 24" Cruiser above, Rowan has restored this nice Intrepid. As the photos shows, the frame and forks were in reasonable condition prior to restoration so the bike has not been repainted. In addition to the colour matched stem, pedals and seat, Rowan has added bars from an '85 HiTen Hotfoot and these make the otherwise small bike rideable by a larger rider.

   
Yet another Scratchydogs contribution, this is a near original Hotfoot Intrepid. Other than swapping the torn seat and polishing up the chrome and rims, Clarke has left it original - as it should be!


A similar model and year to Scratchy's Intrepid (above, right), this beauty was for sale on eBay in early '16. It is nearly all original with the exception of the seat (the catalogue shows a plastic aero), pedals and chain.

       
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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.