When you started riding what bike was the dream bike for you?
Jeff Tollefson: In 1972 I was emulating Evil Knievel on my Schwinn Stingray but after seeing the movie On Any Sunday I inquired about BMX. Our bike shop had the Bicycle Motocross News newspaper and bought that to which I had to get a "real" BMX bike. Redline just came out with the Squareback and somehow convinced my Mom this is the bike I need to jump and have fun on. Back then there were no complete bikes so I had to earn money to keep adding better parts to it.
Name three BMX collectors that you respect?
1) Jeff Haney
2) William LaRoque
3) Brian Gutierrez
Do you have decent mechanical skills?
Jeff Tollefson: Yes, I started wrenching at 5 years old, started working at a bike shop when I was 12, built tons of bikes, vintage bikes, wrench all my mountain bikes, and now my daughter's Box Components equipped Meybo racing bike.
What products are a great help when you find an old rusty historical piece of shit bike that needs to shine again?
Jeff Tollefson: I'm a purist and prefer to leave the parts their original condition. I've done one Oxalic bath for a rusty Mongoose frame I had, other than that just soap and water.
How often do you look on eBay/Craigslist/BMX Museum to shop for old BMX stuff?
Jeff Tollefson: Since Jemma started racing BMX four years ago and having so many bikes/parts I rarely go online to shop for BMX stuff. I've actually been selling here and there to make space for her bikes.
Do you have a man-cave where your bikes are displayed?
Jeff Tollefson: Our home is a BMX museum so as soon as you walk in you'll see a formal dining room with vintage bikes. The basement is finished to which I have mounted jerseys, signed mounted posters/art, trophy cases filled with memorabilia, bikes, and awards from vintage gatherings.
Do you always have room for "one more bike"?
Jeff Tollefson: Since Jemma started racing her bike collection is growing, five bikes, and I've been letting go of a few things to make space.
What's a bike (part) you have been looking for but haven't been able to locate?
Jeff Tollefson: Addicks front hub and black stem
Where can people reach you when they have that part available?
Episode 1: Christophe Detandt (BEL)
Episode 2: James White (GBR)