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January 10, 2018

Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week Two, 1969.

This is our second Profile installment of 50-weekly posts kicking off a year of celebrating Profile’s 50th Anniversary.

Week two: 1969.

A pivotal year in Profile’s history for many reasons.

But where it all began, was Jim’s idea of evolving a cast aluminum housing into one made of “Forged, Billet Aluminum.”

This change in material and fabrication pioneered the “Profile Steering Gear.”

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Top of the line, updated Profile steering gear with carbon fiber shafts and a high end anodized finish.

What you’ll notice is that at the top of the shaft, there’s a “slip-fit,” 48-splined spindle that allows for zero play once the steering wheel has been connected.

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That spindle design would foreshadow a pioneered bmx product 10 years in the future. Keep this in mind for a later post.

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The year, 1970 is up next week.

See you then.

January 10, 2018