New Jersey the DG connection June 17, 2012Posted by Racer in 1980, DG Team Riders.
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In 1979 Sal Zeuner left Thruster and picked up a ride from DG. He and his bike shop Pedaler’s East were able to get quite a few riders hooked up with support deals. I’m not sure if his younger sister Jenny was Full factory or Support her entire stay with DG. Also Mike Raines and Kevin Kozak I believe got their rides thru Pedaler’s East. If I can ever find a blank blue and white jersey like they used, I will get a Pedaler’s East jersey made. Another little ripper I had forgotten about till he sent me a email with some pictures was Joey Burke. But I remembered his name instantly as a one of the mega fast mini racers.
What I didn’t know till now is he is a cousin of the Zeuner’s. Joey still has a couple of his mini DG’s left and hiopefully when he gets them restored he will shoot me pictures of them to post. Maybe more shots of himself or some of the other South Jersey DG riders. I think this picture is from 1981. 1980 was the first year Vineland went ABA, so I dont see how he could’ve gotten 16 or the rider behind him a number in the 20′s. I dont see any letters to indicate they were racing NBL.
I dont have end of year points for 1981 but as of November Joey was firmly in #6 place with only Mikey Mayes any chance of passing him in points. So Joey probably finished 1981 N.Jer-3 #6.
(If anyone has the end of year points Im dying to see them. I was #15 in Penn-1 as of points ending November, but to this day, I don’t know where I finished the year. It’s the only year I don’t know my 20 inch number.)
Joey Burke shredding the Vineland, NJ BMX track’s, first straightaway triples.
Feb 1978 “Bicycle Motocross Action” cover December 7, 2010Posted by Racer in DG Cover Shots.
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1978 DG releases first complete bike December 7, 2010Posted by Racer in 1978.
DG releases its first complete bike. They missed the mark with this one though. MX 60 wheels were heavy and not racing wheels. Perhaps they fealt the Super Pro kits were for hardcore racers and they wanted a entry level Thrasher. But this probably hurt DG’s image some. Can you imagine you first races on a tank like this? Especially for the smaller racers.
1978 Super Pro press release December 7, 2010Posted by Racer in 1978.
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This appeared in the April 1978 issue of “Bicycle Motocross Action”. It points out the new Super Pro comes with a Stronglight headset and bottom bracket. It also is the first DG with a welded on seat clamp. Available in two sizes the regular (Pro) Super Pro and Super Pro Jr.
Serial Number Registry December 7, 2010Posted by Racer in DG Serial Numbers.
This list was compiled over a couple years by CorvetteJim. With his permission I am reprinting it. Jim will also be providing more info and pictures for the site as well. Thanks Jim its dedicated collectors and enthusiasts like yourself, that help make this such a fun hobby. I will update this from time to time as he or myself adds new serial numbers. If your DG is not on the list please reply with a comment and all info about your bike you know. Model, Color, Year if you know it etc and of course the serial number.
DG serial # list as of Dec 14, 2010
***Note 1979 and after is in most cases an educated guess. I’m doing as much research as i can and it looks like about Sept 1981 might be the last of the DG.
It’s very difficult to tell were the 79 and 80 break in serial #`s because of so many people installing the wrong head tube sticker because its so hard to find the black/prism sticker.
77,78,and up to Oct 79 have the black/prism head tube sticker. and after Oct 79 and thru 1980 and into the beginning of 1981 has the blue/gold sticker. Late 1981 has the black and gold right side up and up side down logo sticker.
(early frames had cut out logo in gusset head tube sticker yellow with blue logo)
DG 1 …20in chrome was Jeff Bottoma`s
676T026=June… 26th of lot 20in blue Steve Skibel replica (no Gusset)
DG 116 67=Nov… 67th of lot 20in DG Racer 1
J1176 134=Nov… 134th of lot 20in red
J1176 226=Nov… 226th of lot 20in chrome Super Pro
J1176 398=Nov… 398th of lot 20in black
J1176 411=Nov… 411th of lot 20in DG-2
J1176 555= Nov… 555th of lot 20in DG-2 made
DG 126 118=Dec… 118th of lot 20in yellow DG Racer 1
0018=unk… 20in yellow Steve skibel replica DG Mini Jr. Ser# on right rear dropout
0044=unk… 20in DG Mini Jr. Ser# on rear dropout
00111=unk…ser #inside of left rear dropout
(straight D in gusset… head tube sticker black with gold prism logo)
DG 277 277=Feb…277th of lot 20in yellow DG1 (ebay)
DG 377 472 = Mar… 472nd of lot 20in chrome Skibel
DG 377 881= Mar… 881st of lot 20in yellow DG1 Jeff Bottoma autograph stickers on gusset
C 477 574=Apr…574th of lot 20in chrome DG2
DG 477 584=Apr…584th of lot 20in yellow (ebay)
DG 577 716 = May… 716th of lot 20in blue Super Pro
DG 677 A210=June…210th of lot 20in yellow
DG 677 816= June… 816th of lot 20in
DG 677 861= June… 861st of lot 20in Steve Skibel replica (yellow)
DG 777 A684= July… 684th of lot 20in blue
DG 877 368= Aug… 368th of lot 20in chrome
DG 877 A699=Aug…699th of lot 20in DG2 yellow
DG 877 4625=Aug… 4625th of lot 20in blue was Jeff Bottoma`s Super Pro
DG 977 823=Sept… 823rd of lot 20in chrome junior
DG 10 77 81=Oct… 81st of lot 20in chrome DG1
DG 11 77 13=Nov…13th of lot 20in chrome
DG 11 77 14=Nov… 14th of lot 20in
DG 11 77 52=Nov… 52nd of lot 20in
(changed to curved D in gusset till end of production… head tube sticker black with gold prism logo)
1-8-88=Jan… 88th of lot 20in DG Racer 2
4-8-19= April… 19th of lot 20in Super Pro
4 8 20= April… 20th of lot 20in Super Pro
5 8 31=May… 31st of lot
5 8 43= May… 43rd of lot 20in chrome Super Pro
5 8 131= May… 131st of lot 20in yellow
7 8 56=Jul…56th of lot 20in red
8 8 4= Aug…4th of lot 20in blue Ebay
8 8 51=Aug…51st of lot 20in yellow Ebay
8 8 55=Aug…55th of lot 20in red
8 78 2213= Aug… 2213th of lot 20in
9 8 348=Sept… 348th of lot blue
9 8 396=Sept… 396th of lot
10 8 7=Oct… 7th of lot 20in Super pro
10 8 35 =Oct… 35th of lot 20in Super Pro
12 8 82=Dec… 82nd of lot 20in blue
(early head tube sticker like 77 and 78… after Oct. chrome with blue/gold logo)
033=20in yellow (Ebay)
36=20in black/gold Cal Pro (ebay)
02350=20in DG Rooster in Red (owner unknown, original owner Andy Jenkins)
02819=20in blue (Ebay) DG Rooster
M01011129= 79 or 80 20in (owner not sure) DG Rooster
(chrome with blue/gold logo)
03569=20in chrome DG2 (Ebay)
03881=20in blue bought new May 1980
04130=20in blue (Ebay)
4632=20in ZF-1 yellow
04765=26in looptail black Bought the bike from Chris Emma who road for DG
04784=26in yellow Vulcan (Ebay)
04811=20in blue (Ebay)
05186=20in chrome DG Racer #2
05779=26in Vulcan yellow
(early head tube sticker like 80… mid 81 till end of production gold with black upside down right side up logo)
top #81008 bottom #00003=26in Cruiser Looptail
009 (9 of 100) DG 16in pitt bike
top #00010 bottom #81008=24in Cruiser Looptail chrome
00026=26in Looptail black (eBay)
top #00033 bottom #81008=26in Cruiser Looptail
top #00060 bottom #81008=24in Cruiser Looptail chrome
16063=20in chrome (eBay)
16817=16in pitt bike chrome (eBay)
27981=20in ZF1 chrome…has receipt to prove date of purchase on 8-08-81
28075=20in ZF1 chrome
top #81008 bottom #28444=20in blue (eBay)
top #81008 bottom #28513=20in red (eBay)
top #81008 bottom #28522=20in chrome
top #81008 bottom #28583=20in chrome
top #81009 bottom #28873=20in white
top #81009 bottom #28926=20in chrome
top #81009 bottom #39182=16in chrome top tube is 15in (eBay)
top #39703 bottom #81009=20in black (eBay)
000777=20in 1979 or newer (It was on EBay)
S= on right dropout DG 26in looptail
004003=20in 1979 or newer (it was on Ebay)
11c1= could be a 1977
1976 Bike Models December 6, 2010Posted by Racer in 1976.
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Note the short lived early versions had a cut out DG logo on the large front gusset. Also note the unique rear end of the DG Racer 1.