Last week T1 posted another Freaky Friday and this time it was a timeline of the Barcode frame. It’s an interesting read and it really shows how frames have progressed over the years. It’s posted as either a flipbook or PDF, so whtever you prefer just click on the corresponding link.
A few (ok.. many) years back I used to ride a one of those frames and I absolutely loved it. I think that in many ways it has shaped my preference in BMX frame geometry ever since. When I moved on and swapped to another bike I happened to sell my trusted old Barcode. Fast forward a couple of years and I happened to hear that the guy who bought it was selling it, so I bought it back. Just because it was my first awesome frame.
It was #197 from the second batch (according to the stamping on the inside of the dropout) and with this timeline I can confirm that it’s one of the Kastan made frames. Interesting.