Silver Medal Winning BMX Racing Elite Cruiser Factory Race Team Bike for sale
Silver Medal Winning Factory Team Issue Competition BMX Elite 24 Very rare opportunity to own this full-blown ONE KENDA NIKE Factory Team issued Competition Edition BMX.The chance to own World Class, World Championship raced, World Final Silver Medal Winner! Issued to the British Factory Team Rider, Kelvin Batey, by One Bicycles Team, Netherlands. This Competition Edition 24 BMX Race bike was built in late 2004 for World Champion rider Kelvin Batey.Kelvin Batey was One Bicycles European Team rider from: January 2003 December 2005. This is the actual bike Kelvin Batey rode in the BMX World Championships in Paris, France 2005. Batey rode this bike in the Elite Cruiser class Final race at the 2005 UCI BMX World Championships. ONE Kenda Factory Team rider, Kelvin Batey raced this bike in the 2005 Elite Cruiser final at Bercy, Paris, France on 14th July 2005. It was very eventful race and Batey took Silver runner-up to Randy Stumphauser (USA) who became World Champion. Kelvin Batey took Elite Mens Silver Medal Winner in the final atUnion Cycliste Internationale (UCI)2005 World BMX Championships See the bike in that race at 3.14 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkCpzNeJRwA&t=233s Read more about the race here: https://fatbmx.com/bmx-racing/item/714-july-2005-uci-bmx-world-s-bercy-paris-france- I have included photographs of the bike being offered taken during the World Final race at the point Kelvin Batey moved up to his medal winning position. have also included photo of the awards presentation showing Kelvin Batey with the Silver medal he won. This was the major event and the last year Kelvin Batey raced for ONE, as he signed to Intense in December 2005. Along with Kenda, the sponsors of ONE included BOMBSHELL, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, WLM DESIGN, BOMBA, THOMSON, FIZIK, ODI, ZITOUN, KENDA, NIKE 6.0, NIKE Timing, Nike Cycling, TROY LEE DESIGNS.Christian van de Groenendaal, the founder of One Bicycles, kindly confirmed the following information about this bike; firstly unlike the regular retail models the frame is unstamped - it has nothing on the bottom bracket no frame ID number, Christian explained 'We didn’t always put frame numbers in the frames. Why? have no reason why not. probably forgot while busy designing and having my focus on the result and not the numbers. Unlike other brands you can always see when it’s ONE. The tubing was unique and the head tube always had ONE in it stamped, lasered or embossed'. He also mentioned in response to being shown photographs of this bike the fact the seat is instant clarification of ONE Factory Team Issue specification; 'It has the original Fizik saddle on it. That is and was never available for retail. The color combo was made for our team'.(I will supply copy of this email as part of the sale) Spec and condition: The bike on offer is as original as you could wish to find; the frame has not been changed or altered in any way since the 2005 World Final race! You will see the sponsorship stickers on both side of the rear down tubes for Nike Timing with the Nike 'swoosh' logo. You will also find worn Nike ACG sticker on the forward part of the R/H/S top tube (Nike ACG was superseded by Nike 6.0 around the time this bike was being raced and this is an important detail, as you will find when explained). The L/H/S top tube, again towards the front, features the new sponsorship sticker from Nike pink Nike 6.0 sticker. This was stuck directly over the Nike ACG sponsorship sticker the raised outline which is clearly evident through the new 6.0 sponsor sticker. You will be able to make out this pink Nike 6.0 sponsorship sticker is on the bike in the photos from the 2005 World Final race! FRAMEThe frame is obviously the very top of BMX design for the period, it is World Class, 100% bespoke handmade aluminium, super lightweight but stiff and strong. It is neither cracked or dented, but is raced, is used and has few battle scars minor scuffs and chips in the frame is finished in an amazingly paint effect which has metallic candy bright blue with darker blue fogged areas you could say it has chrome effect, it's hard to put in words, but really unique and great work. The main ONE brand decals chrome base and there are few scuffs have contacted ONE to see if there is any possibility of supplying new replacement set (which being the Competition Edition and 14 years old seemed unlikely...) and set has been located! So if you preferred perfect stickers instead of 'as raced' patina, this will be possible and less than 50 euros. Carbon ForksThe front forks are Bombshell F1 Pro 24" Carbon Fibre with lightweight all CNC machined crown. CNC machined leading axle dropouts. Tapered all carbon fibre fork legs. Ultra cr-mo heat treated 1/8 steer tubes and aluminum steer tubes. The stickers have been removed from each fork leg. World Class PartsWheels are Bombshell also; Bombshell Revolution rims and Revolution hubs.Maxxis Holy Roller tyres (these are not the tyres it had in 2005 it had Kenda tyres the One team sponsor).S&M Cruiser Bars cutdown to Kelvin Batey's desired width.X Drive 3-piece cranks, One Team issue 40 CNC alloy chainwheel.Shimano Deore brake.Cane Creek headset.Please note: The white wristband with BMX 000263 on the top tube of the frame was attached after the bike it was scrutineered for the 2005 UCI World Championships and was required to remain in place throughout the event. It was not removed after the event. Find out more about the rider here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_Batey To sum up, this is boni-fide Factory Team Issued One Competition Edition 24" Elite BMX. It was made in 2004. It Won Silver in the 2005 UCI World Championship Final. Whilst an obvious collectors piece, and having provenance of world class racing pedigree, the bike is fully functioning and rides without any issues it is still very competent bike, and in the right hands would probably be highly competitive at regional, perhaps national levels. One Bicycles may not be the most well-known brand, but they produced epically good bikes and will always be the company which produced the 1st ever bike that won the 1st ever BMX Olympic Gold Medal! You will never have the chance to own that One BMX, but this bike you can be yours! Will ship globally. Will deliver within 50 mile radius same day as payment is cleared for same fee as listed for shipping within UK. No refunds or returns. Any further info or photos you need won' be problem PM me.Offers considered, but not silly ones!
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