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: Falcon

Giant made bikes for many different companies across the world in the late '70s and '80s. One such company was Falcon BMX in the UK who imported and branded both 20" and 24" HiTen and CrMo bikes.

F355-Challenge (Chris) owns this beautiful frame and fork set that looks like the Australian '84 HiTen version - complete with drilled gusset between the head and down tubes - but made with CrMo tubing!

Tim owns beautifully restored Falcon Beta 24. The frame appears identical to those made for the Australian market right down to the solid, triangular gusset that is welded to the head and down tubes leaving a small semi-circular section at the join open.

Simon bought this 1984 Falcon Pro Predator Mini for his son and is the same bike he had as a child. After cleaning it up, he had new decals made and fitted new grips and brake pads - otherwise it is essentially standard spec.

To match his son's mini, Simon picked up this 1987 Falcon MX20 off eBay and cleaned it up. It is quite a rare model and has been left in its factory original state.

Giles' 1983 Falcon Pro Aero Flyer is unique if nothing else! Like the '84 / '85 Team Hotfoot frames, the Aero was made from CrMo oval tubing. I am not 100% sure this is a Giant as the rear dropouts are a slightly different shape to those on the Hotfoots and the serial numbers do not have the same format but its a cracker bike and I want to believe it is a Giant so I can leave it on this site!

I found these images on Photobucket but have been unable to contact Dan 'Lightening' to confirm the details of this bike. From the lack of a gusset between the head and down tube, I would estimate that this bike is between '85 and '87.

Gibbo (Anthony) has submitted to great looking Falcon MX20s. The first - an '86 model - is in survivor condition and has had little more than a clean up. The orange and white colour combination works really well together.

Gibbo's other contribution is this immaculately restored '87 model. Using his '86 model as a template, Anthony used OG and era-correct parts to keep as close to the original factory as possible. Those 7-Spoke Simplex Tuffs with the alloy centres finish it off nicely!


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