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The 68 was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of HotWheels. I think that the numbers were <800. I was thinking about buying one until I heard rumor that the derailler was crap. Besides that, do you know what $1099 can build?!?!!
You have a point there,i know there were 2 model. Years the first year the tank weld was sloppy,the next year was neater i saw somthing about the derailer but was a quick fix,i thought i saw somthing that there only 200 made each year,im lookin at one for 700.00 in new condition was seeing if it was worth it as a collectable
You know. That sounds about right. I can see where they probably made it a second year. HotWheels guys are NUTS! They collect anything and EVERYTHING HWs produces. I can see why(if they did) they got a second run. He'll, they're doing the same thing with redlines from the 60's. At $20 a pop. Or should I say "REpop"? As far as collect ability, I dunno. I am sure that there are a few of them put away for future college tuition. If you're gonna buy it to kick around. $700? Felt is one of the nicer bikes out there( if you can get that derailler fixed)
Ok. This is what I know. I own one and it's # 16 of 250 thats it. It has no shifting problem. It was a rear cog of which felt will replace it and as of a few months ago still will. The only thing you may want to do is get rid of the crappy brake rotors. Put some nice Avid rotors and you've got yourself a serious hot rod. At $700 it's a steal. You've got a bike no one else has or will have.
Hey I had to change it up a little. I'm 5'9 and the cockpit was really cramped. So I put a lay back seat post and put some flip down bars.
The light is for looks only and from Walmart 11 bucks then painted. Thanks.
Did you get it?
I didnt get the hotwheels bike,the guy sold it before i could get there...sux was very pissed...im still lookin,i might have to settle for a deep six.if u here of anyone selling a hotwheels bike pls let me know tks
Sorry to here that. I think the six is has some sweet lines. The only thing I would change on that bike if I had one was to make it a 3 speed by brake down the rear wheel and relace the hub.
I work at the design center at HW, we have about 4-6 66's we use as messenger bikes, they are all in various states of use or disrepair (beat).
A '68 just showed up in the lobby this week after a photoshoot. I think it looks odd without a headlight, I don't understand why they didn't use a Nexus 3 or 7 in that setup? Anyhow a nice bike we have #40 of 250.
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