Posted by:on January 5th, 2010
I’m a sucker for vintage skateboards, and also vintage packaging. I love how 70’s era skateboard parts were packaged with hang cards and shrink wrapped, made for hanging from those pegs, like you could go to hardware store and pick up some riser pads, trucks and wheels. I got caught up in the moment last month, so I had to let these two items go.
First up is a set of
Nash Super Surfer clay wheels. These are either late 60’s or early 70’s. Notice the open bearing seat in the single wheel shot. The package even came with the bearings and special nut – washer assembly. Bearing maintenance used to be a big part of skateboarding. As a kid I used to lose a bearing every time I took them apart to clean them. Eventually I go to where I didn’t have enough bearings to keep the board rolling. Anyway, this set went for $78.77.
Next up is this set of Hang Ten “Speedster” wheels that is definitely 70’s urethane. I swear Hang Ten was first and foremost a clothing company, but I could be wrong. This set of wheels has been used, but the backing card was saved with them. These things have been recently re-listed with a slightly lower price of $25. I love the packaging on this, but not enough to buy a set this worn. Check it out, “Made for skateboards & skates!”
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