Chuck Robinson started Robinson Racing in the mid-'70s. He had worked for DG, Webco, and LRV, among others and decided to start his own line of BMX bikes after working to build the brands he worked for. Chuck always had his bikes fabricated by third-party sources and was underfunded, so he was never able to run consistent advertisements in the magazines. He did what he could with the budget he had and was a big promoter of BMX racing and is credited for his role in taking the sport to new levels. In the early days, he made smaller frames for the younger kids and then went into the production of larger bikes. Chuck eventually began having his product line manufactured by GT (who at the time was making many of the BMX bikes on the market), but eventually became overextended which led to GT acquiring Robinson. Chuck went to work for GT and did promotional work for them while also heading up a sales division, but ultimately never found it to be quite what he was looking for.
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