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Craig's list item. This person says, "Looking for someone to get my Moto bike1975 Graco MX 1000 in riding form. Bike was only made 2 years. Any help would be appreciated."

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6 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

The dude has a workshop! He should be able to sort it out.

At least he has the floor mat. :)

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I rode a Graco MX 1000 back in the day.  Got it around 4th grade and rode it until I got a serious BMX bike, my Webco Replica.

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Heck all it needs is pedals, a seat, a chain, and straighten out the forks a little bit and it’s ready to go.

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11 minutes ago, jsharr said:

I rode a Graco MX 1000 back in the day.  Got it around 4th grade and rode it until I got a serious BMX bike, my Webco Replica.

So help the guy out!

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Just now, Razors Edge said:

So help the guy out!

I did not keep any of the parts when I sold it.   I would love to have that bike today, even though it was heavy as crap and felt like riding a bouncy ball.  

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Looks like the right shock on the fork would be the biggest issue.

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11 minutes ago, JerrySTL said:

Looks like the right shock on the fork would be the biggest issue.

Assuming a steel bike, the forks are the problem.

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6 minutes ago, donkpow said:

Assuming a steel bike, the forks are the problem.

As I recall it is made of gas pipe.  That damn thing was heavy.  Front shocks had to just be springs inside.  Rear shocks were springs but had an adjuster ring with about 4 click stops.  Rear swing arm had a nylon bushing and was sloppy.  Seat was a big old flat thing.

Here is what is should look like

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2 hours ago, jsharr said:

I did not keep any of the parts when I sold it.   I would love to have that bike today, even though it was heavy as crap and felt like riding a bouncy ball.  

Make him an offer. There is no chance HE is fixing it.

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3 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

There is no chance HE is fixing it.

You got that right.

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4 minutes ago, donkpow said:

You got that right.

And jsharr WANTS the bike, so I am thinking you have given jsharr an early X-Mas present (knowledge and opportunity). Good on you! ?

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12 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

And jsharr WANTS the bike, so I am thinking you have given jsharr an early X-Mas present (knowledge and opportunity). Good on you! ?

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...I wonder why they only made them for two years ? :)

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1 minute ago, No One said:

...I wonder why they only made them for two years ? :)

Price and weight.  There is no way you could be competitive on this thing compared to the lightweight BMX bikes that started to be mass produced in the late 1970s would be my guess.

I sold mine to get a Webco.

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I'm not a professional bicycle mechanic, but I can't help but notice that it needs a seat. So I suggest that he buy a seat, and then buy a bicycle to put under his new seat.

Happy to help..  

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