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Posted 17 May 2013Hope it was a good one Jon!
Posted 16 May 2013Aweomse Rick. Met Mark at the last gathering at Whittier. Great dude.
Posted 16 May 2013
I too agree. But that doesn't mean I can't voice my opinion in a public forum about it. I'm not saying anyone is trying to stop me from speaking my mind. I'm just saying that all opinions are valid. Like someone said earlier, if one person reads something I said or CWARD said, or Wagonguy said, or anyone else said in that thread and it stops them from thinking, "wow, what a good idea, I'm going to do that," it was worth it. If I save one frame that I can't own myself, then it's worth it to me.
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Posted 15 May 2013I can't debate that he owns it and can do what he want with it. That still doesn't make what he does with it right.
Err... that's not really fair. We can debate forever the right/wrong of it. I just wish guys for a second would at least respect the point of view that this object that he/she owns is a piece of history that belongs to all of us
The debate of how rare or not rare a particular bike or part might be is the argument that really bothers me. Step back for a minute and look around. Rare is a relative term. Yes, there are fewer Skyway Cruisers than there are, let's say GT Cruisers. By far. But in the grand scheme of things, there really ain't that many of either of them
I hate the comparison of vintage BMX to the automobile collector hobby. But since many are insistent upon that, let's take a step back and compare. How many GT cruisers were built in 1985? How many GTs period were built in 1985? 10000? 50000? I don't know. What's the biggest reasonable estimate someone can come up with? Whatever it is, take that number and compare to how many Chevrolet Bel Airs were built in 1957 or Mustangs in 1966 or VW Beetles in 1975. Compare that and then ask yourself, is there really enough GT frames left around that we can cut 'em up or strip good original finishes off them? What about something with much lower production numbers... like say a Cooks 20"? Consider the fact that cars are utilitarian vehicles for most people and were kept on the road as long they feasibly could while that BMX bike Johnny got when he was 12 was likely tossed in the garbage when he moved out of the house after college graduation.
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