Rad Profile Racing 20" with Profile Cranks, Dirtskirt and more! Some History & current day info on Profile...
Profile Racing, Inc. started in early 1968 when the firm was established as a racecar chassis shop in Flemington, New Jersey by Jim Alley. Profile Racing moved its operations to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1971. Then, in 1978 Jim’s son, Corey, and daughter, Justine had their first taste of BMX racing at a small track in St. Petersburg. The entire Alley family was immediately hooked on this sport. With Jim’s keen eye for innovation and competitiveness, a new venture into the bicycle industry was born. It was an easy transition for Profile Racing to make. Having its background in auto racing, chromemoly fabrication and lightweight, aluminum alloy components, Profile Racing was a “shoe-in” for the bicycle racing industry.
While BMX racing was in its early stages, it was hungry for durable, lightweight components. 1979 was the year Profile Racing produced its first 3-piece chromemoly tubular crank set with the 48-spline axle. Little did Profile Racing know that this crankset and its components would become the “standard” for the BMX bicycle industry and continue to be the “standard” a quarter of a century later.
Throughout the 1980′s Profile Racing continued its rapid growth. With the addition of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining centers and lathes, Profile Racing was given the edge over the growing industry competition. The focus was and continues to be on manufacturing the highest quality, state-of-the-art products available.
In the Mid-1980′s much of Profile Racing’s competition was going off-shore (Taiwan, China, Mexico) to have their bicycles and accessories manufactured. Profile Racing stood steadfast and continued to manufacture all its product line in-house in the USA. 100% American made! #profile#profileracing#profileracingbmx#profilebmx#bmxhub#bmx#bmxlife#speed#rad#bmxbike#bmxracing#bmxmuseum#oldschoolbmx#bmxtrack#bmxrace#bmxfreestyle#vintagebmx#1#bmxride#bmxlegend#mx#oldschool#oldschoolbmx#bmxhistory
Will be posting lots more #retrobmx#bmx#oldschoolbmx pics. Here's the first. #maddog @moeller_chris head honcho of @sandmbmx #shieldbmx & @fitbikeco in his test rider days. This pic appeared in #bmxactionmagazine circa 1987; testing out the first race bike from @harobmx @harorace the group 1 RS1. Damn I love this pic and the gear!!!