Frameset Decals

June 4, 2009

Ok once you have the year figured out, should be pretty easy since most frames are date coded in the serial number. You may not have the correct decals or remember which ones were used. Remember bikes made late in the year were usually the next years model. So if your bike was made say 1089, it could very well be a 1990 model. You may have to look at survivors and their SN or tiny details in the frame or parts group to  be certain.

This list shows you the correct decals for the different year Robinsons. As always a work in progress.



Frame Specs (Race Models Only)

June 4, 2009

If you find a Robinson with no decals, this will hopefully help you ID the model or year.

First generation Robinson’s had a gusset with NO “R” stamp. (1978)

Second generation had the famous “R” stamp. (1979-83?)

Third generation had no gusset at all but were still looptails. (1984-88)

GT owned (made?)  Robinson’s had a plate welded to the frame’s seat tube with Robinson logo stamped.

Early GT owned Robinson’s were a full looptail and were made in 1987 and 88.

Second generation GT/Robinson’s had a semi looptail starting in 1989?

1987 Pro, Elite, Junior, Cruiser, Mini Cruiser

Pro [Top Tube = 19 1/2″]

1990 Pro, MX, JR

**Specs are from the catalog but I believe Pro,MX to be wrong**

Pro [Top Tube = 18 1/2″]

MX [Top Tube = 18 1/2″]


Junior [Top Tube = 16 1/8″]

Pro Cruiser

Mini Cruiser

1994 Amtrac, Pro XL, Pro, Junior, Pro Cruiser, MX, SST

Amtrac [Top Tube = 21″]

Pro XL [Top tube = 20 1/2″]

Pro [Top Tube = 19 3/4″]

Junior [Top Tube = 17 1/2″]

Pro Cruiser [Top Tube = 20 3/4″]

94 Notes* All frames USA made and 4130. SST frame fake looptail does not close.

1996 Amtrac, Pro XL, Pro Team, Pro, Junior, Pro Cruiser, Jr. Cruiser, MX, SST , Rebel (Tri Moly)

Pro Team [Top Tube = 20 1/4″]

Pro, MX, SST, Rebel [Top Tube = 19 1/4″]

Junior [Top Tube = 17 1/2″]

Pro Cruiser [Top Tube = 20 1/2″]

1999 Amtrac, Pro XL (Patriot, Missile), Pro (Defender), Junior (Patriot Jr.), Pro Cruiser (Patriot 24), SST, Rebel

Pro XL [Top Tube = 21″] Aluminum, USA made

Pro  [Top Tube = 19.95″] Aluminum, USA made

SST [Top Tube = 19.90″] 4130, USA made

Rebel [Top Tube 19.6″] Mild Steel

Junior [Top Tube = 18.13″] Aluminum, USA made

Pro Cruiser [Top Tube = 20″] Aluminum, USA made

1983 Product Info

June 2, 2009


1983 advertisement

June 2, 2009

May 1983 advertisement


Jersey Timeline

June 2, 2009

This is not 100% complete.



June 2, 2009

Just a few tidbits from Robinson Racings first year, 1978. The advertisement of Gary Renteria is the first ad in a magazine for Robinson it appears. It was in the October 1978 issue of “Bicycle Motocross Action”.  The press release shows the first generation Robinson.  It does not have a R gusset stamp yet. This is the first Robinson frame. The first bike the Factory team was mounted on was LRV frames/forks. Most of the team came from LRV.

The color shot shows Robinsons “Flyin’ Okie” Jeff Ruminer at the 1978 NBA East Coast Nationals at Craigmeur in Green Pond, NJ. All photos on all my fan sites from BMX Action are used with permission from Bob Osborn. Do not republish without his expressed written permission.

firstmagadoct78 78framepress


July 1990 advertisement

June 1, 2009