Hutch Trick Star

Hutch Trick Star

Hutch is an ‘old school’ BMX marque who, due to Richard Hutchin’s innovation, his focus on quality and marketing nous, garnered a cult following. His Trick Star was one of the first true freestyle frames to appear on the scene during the golden era, and Luis in Sydney has recaptured it here with this immaculate restoration.

Luis went all out on this restoration, respraying the frame and original Hutch forks in a mottled ‘futuristic black’, coupled with a set of Hutch Tuffs wrapped in NOS Comp ST Duro tires. A Hutch stem was sourced, along with a pair of Hutch Ladder bars. If you know anything about BMX restoration, you’ll know how significant it is to build a Hutch up with their proprietary three-piece cranks and bear-trap pedals. These rare cranks were originally made by Profile, based on their legendary design but with small modifications, such as a more pronounced box section. The cranks on this Trick Star are replicas, however, manufactured by the now defunct Johnny Chopper. Luis found a Peregrine saddle and a Renthal post to go with it, and set the whole build off with a pair of casino dice drilled to accommodate the valves.

Luis is one of those passionate collectors who won’t settle for less than perfect. I had the honor of doing a write up on another of his builds, a perfectly restored 1981 Mongoose, for the centerfold of the latest issue of Treadlie Magazine. You can preview it, and the subscription form, here.

Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star
Hutch Trick Star

  • Ladnuts

    Sickkk

  • Graham

    Sweet bike restore. Those pedals are deadly…… I remember them…. and I know my shins hated them.

  • Reeroo

    what a beast of a bike. sick.

  • Doc

    I’d love to know how he restored that paint. I have an old Invasion Tour Weapon of the same color that has some rust needs restored. Does anyone know how he painted it? Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Looks to be a hammertone powder coat. Googly it up and you’ll see similar examples.

  • Trav314

    I want the bike pictured, how much?

  • Michael Slaten

    I have a Hutch Trickstar frame. How do I find someone interested in buying it ? mslaten427 @comcast.net

    • Take some photos and post it on the Cycle EXIF facebook page!

  • Michael Slaten

    I just ran out to the shed to take another look at the Trick Star frame. There are NO serial numbers anywhere on it. So I assume it is one of the earlier American frames.I found it at the metal scrap yard where I work.The frame is in great shape.It looks as if someone painted it with two different colors of blue house paint.Other than that, it is perfect.Do I have a good? Is it worth the trouble of trying to find someone to buy it? Or, should I just srap it? Please hit me up at mslaten427@comcast.net

    • Michael, it may be worth something to a collector. You may be sitting on a very collectable frame! Who knows, get onto BMX Museum and do some research:  http://bmxmuseum.com/

  • Michael Slaten

    I just got home from work,and was pretty stoked to find a response about the Trick Star.Working at the scrap yard here in Indianapolis,I find all kinds of older model bikes. But, the small unusual pegs on the forks of the  Hutch got my attention.I couldnt believe someone could place their feet on those little bitty things,and,do tricks.So,I decided to bring it home and look into it. Im new to this computer stuff,it wasnt easy.So Mr. Leddin,thank you very much for the info.As soon as my wife gets done putting the finishing touches on the christmas tree,Ill ask her to help me find that page.Thank you much————–Mike

    • Mike, it sounds like you’re sitting on a gold mine there, working at the scrapyard. And not just with that Hutch. Maybe you should take a camera to work and start a tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/ called Junk Yard Bikes or something, maybe you could get a few sales?

      Cheers Mike, stay in touch!

      Adam

  • Michael Slaten

    I would like to do something like that but,I am not computer savvy in the least.Besides,most of the bikes I find,I give to the kids in my neighborhood.I live in a town called Mars Hill here in Indianapolis Indiana.Not much work for folks around here.So its truly a pleasure to know that all of the older Haros and Dynos kids ride around here is because of me.Otherwise their parents couldnt possibly hope to afford them.Pretty cool huh?Anyways,Ill find out something sooner or later about that Trick Star frame.From what I have been able to gather so far,they are a pretty hot item.Especially the one I have with no serial numbers.Im not really into the older bmxs.I just purchased aTrek Ex-Caliber 29r 2011. Its for the sole purpose of getting me to the best graffiti spots.Believe me,riding down railroad tracks and terrain can be brutal.I dont know where your from.But,I can honestly say,Midwestern America has some of the best graffiti artist in the world.Anyway, I will let you know what happens with the Hutch.Maybe one of these days I will tell you about all of the safes,jewelry,and money I find at the scrapyard.Until then…. Have a good one.————Mike

  • Michael Slaten

    Well,I sold the Trick Star for  260 U.S. dollars.I think the guy got over on me.I am kinda bummed.He told me the bike was in the best condition he had ever seen.Oh well, there went my 15 minutes of fame._____________Mike