|volume 5 number 1 - january 1982 - 100 pages (scanned - download)|
Brent Patterson, 1981 ABA #1 Pro Plate Holder on the cover. He also gets a full page color pinup inside. Also inside is the "Rad Gallery" featuring full page shots of riders in mid-air glory. This issue features big air pinups of Mickey Lundy and Dave Marietti, plus additional full page shots of Eric Rupe, Jason Wilson, Stu Thomsen, Harry Leary, Joe Claveau, and also a centerfold spread of Greg Hill (who handles the testing of the GT 24 Inch Cruiser bike model, with full results in this issue).
Photo illustrated feature articles include "Fifty Cent Flywheel" and "SE Racing Pro Eric Rupe Interview".
Also included are complete listings of pro, expert, and novice results from three different official sanctioned races (Nevada, Australia, and Missouri).
All of this plus the illustrated comic strip "RADICAL RICK" and lots of great vintage ads truly make this one to not miss out on, rad dudes and shredder gals!
NBL / SCHWINN Grand National St. Louis
ABA Fall Nationals
Harry Leary on the cover.
Rad gallery: Killer Miller, Mickey Lundy.
Review of new products, race coverage from Pontiac Silverdome, San Antonio, UBR Grand Nationals, Cartoon: "The Roots of Radical Rick partIV"
Complete list of BMX makers factory from A to Z.
Interview from Diamondback pro HARRY LEARY first ever to win the #1 pro plate for ABA and NBL in the same year.
Toby Henderson on the cover.
Haro about freestyle.
The legendary Stu Thomsen is on the cover. Also inside is the "Rad Gallery". This one features pinups of Harry Leary and Dave Marietti, plus additional full page shots of Kelly McDougall, Eddie Fiola (a single AND two-page color spread of the awesome freestyler), Steve Shobert, Rich Farside, and also a great pin up of Joe Claveau (who handles the testing of the Kuwahara KZ bike model, with full results in this issue).
Photo illustrated feature articles include "Eddie Fiola, the Art of Getting Vertical" and "Lee Medlin Interview".
Haro demonstrates the Roll Back
Lee Medlin interview
|may 1982 (scanned by Simon 0812 - download)|
Clint Miller of Torker on the cover. Photo by John Ker.
Inside are full page pictures of Bob Haro, Eddy King, Ernie Ballard, also a great pin up of "Hollywood" Mike Miranda (who handles the testing of the MCS 240 Magnum bike model, with full results in this issue).
MCS 240 Magnum and Bridgestone MK-II bike test.
Bob Haro reveals the secrets of setting up a bike for freestyle maneuvers.
Eddy King Interview.
ABA NW National in Monroe Washington.
Product probe: the A'ME Fini grips.
Mike Poulson team Schwinn on the cover
Bike test: CW Racing and Mongoose 2/4
Haro: more Freestyle from Mister Bob.
|july 1982 (shared by Simon 1412 - download)|
Gary Ellis of Team Kuwahara on the cover.
Also inside are full page pictures of Robbie Rupe with Stu Thomsen, Byron Friday and also a great Full page color pin up of Mickey Lundy (who handles the testing of the Race Inc. RMK-2 Race Kit, with full results in this issue).
Photo illustrated feature articles include "FREESTYLE BMX with Bob Haro" and "Geoff Scofield Interview".
Also included are complete listings of pro, expert, and novice results from two different official sanctioned races (Memphis and Miami, Florida).
All of this plus the illustrated comic strip "RADICAL RICK" and lots of great vintage ads.108 pages.
Haselhorst on a Natty Pro with the Comp III in your face on the cover.
Bike test: Cyclepro Bonzai
ABA Rondo Classic St. Paul, Minnesota.
ABA Land of Lincoln Sprinfield, Illinois.
NBL War of Stars Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
NBL War of Stars Newark, Delaware.
NBL War of Stars Tuscon, Arizona.
VANS Trick Team USA.
|september 1982 (shared by Simon 0911 - download)|
Andy Patterson on Skyway (riding a Ralph's Hustler frame) on the cover.
ABA San Jose, NBL Bakersfield, WWBMXA Rancho, Andy Patterson interview, PRO NECK and JAG tests.
|october 1982 (scanned by Simon John 0708 - download)|
E.T. gatefold cover that opens up into a two-page spread of the cover picture. Also contains an article about the bicycle stuff in the movie, E.T and it even has a full-page ad promoting the Kuwahara bike as seen in the movie. There's also a poster in the middle of the magazine that's exactly like the gatefold cover.
Hot shoes. BMX fastest footwear.
Toby Henderson interview.
Redline PL 20 Carrera and Murray X20C/X24C bike tests.
Team Murray World Cup of BMX, Knoxville Tennessee.
NBL Long Beach War of the Stars.
ABA Summer National Lubbock, Texas.
|november 1982 (shared by Simon John 1012 with thanks to Ray J. - download)|
Scott Clark on Murray on cover. Photo by John Ker.
Results-ABA Nationals/NC-Elkhart, IN-Clackamas,OR.
Test: Torker 24.
Test: Procraft Ultima 20
Huffy IBMXF World Championship/Dayton, OH.
Freestyle with a Twist - Aerials with Bob Haro.
First Class Seating - Comparison of BMX seats.
Schwinn/JAG-ABA National - Waterford Oaks, MI.
Anglo/American Cup-It's us vs. them in the UK.
Profile - Sam Arellano - JMC's Tough 10 Expert.
Parting Shot - Riding over cars again...
|december 1982 (scanned by Poupa lee 0706 - download)|
Stu Thomsen and Greg Hill on cover. Photo from Orange County International Raceway by John Ker.
Product probe. Oakley F1 grips.
Diamond Back silver streak test.
NBL Grands, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
World Almanac National BMX skills competition. Martin Aparijo, Brian Scura, ...
IBMXF Open European Championship in Holland.
Up and Comers. Don Johle, Clarence Perry and Craig Bark.
Skyway T/A frame and fork test by Bob Hadley.
NBL War of the Stars.
Radical Rick & M.X. Mug.
NPSA Grand National by Harold McGoo McGruther.
Products. Oury Grips, Bullseye Rackstand, Johar pads, Bike Trac brake guard, Diamond Back gloves, Shimano Freewheel, Procraft cruiser bars and Aero plates.
Parting Shot. Stuart Thomsen.
Ads. Haro, Shimano DX, Suntour, Redline 600a, Schwinn Predator, Viscount, Skyway TA, Scorpion BMX, Team Murray, Race Inc., Jag, Burton, GT, Trackmaster.