Original and Unrestored Cook Brothers made S&M Mad Dog

1988 S&M Mad Dog BMX Bike

For the backstory on the bike, I was the typical BMX grom / BMX racer who read all the magazines and dreamed about being in California. I was totally into Chris “Mad Dog” Moeller and while I don’t recall where I first heard about this frame, I know I wanted it bad. I was working at Pleasant Valley Bicycle Shop in New York and asked the owner Ken to order me one as soon as it came out. When it came in I built it up with a mix of parts from other bikes I was riding and I kept everything through all these years, so it was jut a matter of cleaning it up and putting it back together. As for the parts rundown:

  • Red ’88 S&M Mad Dog frame and fork serial # SM788109 unrestored with a 19.5″ top tube and two piece dropouts front and rear
  • Mid 80’s red anodized Araya rims
  • Mid 80’s red and silver anodized Bullseye hubs
  • Late 80’s Cheap Department store tires
  • GT Power Series 3 piece cranks
  • Tuff-Neck 43T red anodized chainring
  • Suntour Bear Trap pedals
  • GT Pro Series handlebars
  • Haro Master grips
  • Bully Mallet stem
  • Tange loose proof red anodized headset locknut
  • GT Double bolt seatpost clamp
  • GT Layback Seatpost
  • Kashimax Aero Seat
  • Odyssey Pitbull rear brake, but not installed because I can’t find the Dia-Compe Tech 77 lever it had.

Not a lot of these framesets were made and this is one of the first, from the first year of production. All the parts are original and period correct and it’s one of my rarest bikes. With the rise of vintage BMX collecting, this may also be my most valuable.

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