Hutch Pro Raider BMX Frame and Fork
It takes an eagle eye and a well-trained mind to spot a Taiwanese turd. Driving through the country at a mellow forty-five, a thought popped into my head:
"That was a Tuff Wheel."
I'd seen it for an instant, at a distance of a fifty feet, but it had registered nevertheless. I braked, turned, and found that I'd just passed a huge pile of discarded debris on the side of the road. There between the old refrigerators, rain-soaked fiberboard furniture and dirty rolled-up carpeting was a chrome-plated, Skyway-equipped thing. A thing with Hutch stickers on the head tube.
The black Tuff IIs where the first thing to go. The rest of it is long gone too. But luckily for you, I was thoughtful enough to prop this Hutch Pro Raider BMX frame and fork up against a brick wall and document it for posterity before I sold it
Desipite its shabby appearance, this Pro Raider was a small treasure trove of vintage BMX parts: the frame and fork itself, a black Tuf-Neck, a Hutch Hi-Caliber seatpost clamp and spider, a Tioga bottom bracket and a Takagi chromoly one-piece crank.
The lesson here? Train your eyes and reflexes well, young BMX hunter, and you too may find a Hutch in a pile of garbage at 45mph.
Scroll down for more photos.