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Posted 12 Jan 2010Thanks for the tips guys. I'll dig a little and see if I can find some citations. It seems like the graphites had a sort of slow leak to the market. I haven't seen much at all on them in the catalogs I have and don't really recall much more than a mention in an advertisement. Has there ever been a feature ad with nice big photo of a graphite?
Posted 9 Jan 2010There is a lot more I'd like to do with this but at some point, you just have to get the first draft out. The main point of this page is to try to piece together the history of Tuff Wheels during the 80's. I put some other stuff in there and may do more along with getting into the 90's but the 70's and 80's were the hey days of Tuffs so I went with that for now. I tried to keep as much of the "I remember when" stuff out of it and just go by printed ads and catalogs. If there were questions that I couldn't answer, I filled in the blanks a little but tried to indicate that I did that.
Anyway, let me know if you have any information to clarify more of the story.
Posted 21 Nov 2009Awesome story Ric! Man, I have to say you really hustled for yours. Good for you. I always felt like I kind of hung back more than a lot of you older guys (a couple years). Just for context, I want to add that Rick's begging OZ to come to the park was not standard fair for the day. I mean, people at the park were super welcoming to new riders but during that early time where most people were from a 10 mile radius, there was some jockeying going on by the little teams we had and I have to admit that most of us with a photo shoot lined up wouldn't have immediately thought to invite anyone else. Plenty of actual SF locals were kind of ticked that Ron got the cover since he had maybe been to the park 3 or 4 times tops at that point. Good thing Ron turned out to be the real deal!
Ric, that Freestylin' coverage definitely helped me get with Skyway so thanks a million for that!
Now, does anyone have that BMXA photo of Rick's Camaro trip to Upland? That is a great photo.
Posted 16 Nov 2009Rick, I obviously owe you a HUGE apology. Can't think of a bigger bonehead thing I've ever done to someone. I am REALLY sorry for putting your private business out in public like that. I feel like a complete idiot falling for the rumor and doing that. I hope you'll forgive me for that.
If it's any consolation, I can definitely vouch for the overall coolness of the old school BMX scene and honestly can't think of any better medicine for life in general than just riding with friends. You really need to make it to one of the OS events. I think you'll be surprised at what you find. I couldn't make it this last time around because of family commitments (young baby) but a couple years back I went to the yearly event put on by this site and it was amazing. The night ride at the beach, the event itself, after party and ride at Alvin's ramp. Really great time. You should definitely make it out to the next one if you can.
Again, my apologies for posting your mail on a public forum and putting what you confided in me out there. I'm really glad you're back.
Posted 4 Nov 2009This is exactly what we need... documentation Can we get a time line for these wheels?
For instance, something that will let me know what was available for my 79 SE DB-V
You know, I've been setting up to do this for a while gathering pictures. It really needs a static page to gather all the information though. I was hearing rumors of a BMX wiki a while back and kind of holding off for that (plus general slacking) but if you guys are into it, I think I'll just start an basic page on my site and cross-reference with this thread. I'll bet between us, we can get a pretty good profile of the history of Tuffs going. We definitely need Waza in here.
What I'm thinking is that we can get it in pretty good shape then ask the guys at Skyway if they can review it. That way, any open questions might find an answer.
I think the timeline is going to be a little rough and there are rough edges in the production where they may have used some older hubs they had for a while with the new outer just to deplete the stock. I think the biggest thing to keep in mind will be to remain subjective and not jump to conclusions. Say things like "no reports of a white Tuff with stamped sidewall have been made" rather than "they never happened."
If some better place to house this information comes up, we can just move it there later.
Oh man, now I'm committed huh...
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