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.

1985 Repco Cycle Company Spare Parts Price List

I bought this price list off eBay. It was clearly used in a store and exhibits a few pen ticks and lots of other marks. It appeared to have been photocopied and a number of the pages are not quite straight but unlike the catalogues I have scanned, I have made no attempt to rotate or straighten them.



Back in 1985, Repco was a distributor for a number of well known brands including Mongoose and Haro. This price list includes some great parts with prices that are hard to believe - a full CrMo Mongoose Californian frame for $76.50, Pro Class rims for $15.50 and pad sets for $5.65. Other parts of interest include Dia Compe MX1000 callipers for $7.50 and Shimano DX Pedals for $8.71!

To help put the prices in this catalogue into perspective, the average wage in 1985 was approximately $19,900 per year - today it is around $65,000. A Big Mac cost $1.75 in 1985 and today it costs just over $5.00. In those twenty years, everything has tripled in value - therefore if you multiply everything by 3 or even four to arrive at today's price .. so somewhere between $230 and $290 for a Californian frame? Cheap but not outrageous .. Twenty-five or so dollars for a set of Shimano DX Pedals? I'll take 50 sets please!

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