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.


Of course, owning one of these bikes would be enough for most people. However, for some of us one is simply not enough and we aren't happy until we have at least one of each model and variation released. A 'complete' collection would have to include the '81 / '82 Team, '84 / '85 Team and the ubiquitous X-Gusset models..


If you decide to call yourself Mr.Hotfoot you had better have a bike or two in the collection to justify it. Mick has literarly dozens of Hotfoots (Hotfeet?) and Repco Intrepids ranging from the earliest '79 mild steel model, the popular X-Gusset and Team models, late '80s Freestyle models and finally to the '90s and '00s models. This collection is so large, that I couldn't hope to show all of it here..

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If you thought Clayton had a serious Malvern Star collection then look at the Hotfoot and other Giant-made bikes he is collecting. The 20" HiTen and 24" cruiser will remain riders but will shortly be joined by a second, beautifully restored cruiser with a unique colour scheme straight from Clayton's paint mixing pot! The Indi 300 is an original bike of which little is known .. however one look at those dropouts and forks confirms it is a Giant-made bike.

Update:    New photos of Claytons cruiser have been added below! As promised, the colour
                 scheme and paint application on this bike is nothing short than stunning.

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After deciding that the X-Gusset Hotfoot was too heavy, SteveJ decided to build a lighter Team Hotfoot. The finished results are excellent - you cannot go wrong with chrome and blue accessories. Both bikes sport Shimano Tourneys with SX levers biut otherwise are very different.

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for someone who runs a Hotfoot tribute site, my collection is a little small - an '82 Team, an '82 X-Gusset, an '85 Team, and a newly finished '85 Freestyle. Now all I need to get are the '80 looptail, the '84 HiTen, the '85 / '86 HiTen, a 24" Cruiser .. and the other dozen models that Merida made after Giant and Repco parted ways!

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Peat's collection of Hotfeet comprises a restored carpet-queen, big and small riders and an unrestored gem awaiting some loving with the autosol. The black and yellow bike - yet to be ridden - pays homage to the classis SuperMax colour scheme made popular in the film BMX Bandits. The 24" rider features beautiful smoked chrome giving it a darker finish that still glistens in the sunshine - this colour was unique to the '86 20" and 24" models. These great photos show every detail of the bikes ..

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Adrian Pixrex

Adrian has built a stable of bikes for the whole family. After completing his own '86 HiTen, his wife put the hard word on him to build here one too in Collingwood's black and white colours. Shortly after, his daughter decided she wanted one too but hers had to be in Essendon's black and red. Although it pained him to make these bikes as neither are his team, the end result looks great!

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Katie O'Neill Barley

The '86 / '87 catalogue lists only three colour schemes for the HiTen model - Turquoise Blue, Sky Blue and (new for that year) Black Chrome. As you can see, Katie has one of each complete with original chain guards, pad sets and Viscount seats.

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Extra Info / Links  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.