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  1. 9 points
    We (As the BMX Society) have an "affiliate" relationship now with Rail the Berm. Shortly after the BMX Society / Valley Relics show last spring, I did a podcast episode with the Rail the Berm guys, which was the segue into a relationship rooted in mutual promotion. These Rail the Berm dudes are cool - not really collectors, they are more core racing dudes. It's a good show by dudes who are passionate about BMX racing and race culture. Let's support them by giving a listen and share. They are doing the same for us.
  2. 8 points
    Rick Twomey of Rick's Bike Shop fame's birthday is a holiday for us... the man had such an impact on BMX, this site and indeed... Rick continues to have a deep impact on my life personally - and that may sound melodramatic, but I assure you - it is literally true. Where I live and what I do for a living now... all of it is connected to my relationship to Rick. This is not lost on me. Forever grateful and with deep respect... Happy Birthday Rick
  3. 7 points
    First new project from me since 2010! This project came about during a random conversation with Dan Goins back in early July of this year. He sent me pictures of this frame and a different Redline fork. It looked fantastic and I was immediately interested. We came to an agreement and the search for cool-looking parts was on.... I really like the way everything turned out. I saw the morning fog yesterday, and I sprung into action....there are NOT many good photo opportunities in Michigan in late November. I hope everyone gets a kick out of it. Nearly 10 years in the making.... FRAME: Dan Gurney Eagle looptail with Cook Brothers gussets FORK: Redline nickel HEADSET: Schwinn STEM: Schwinn HANDLEBARS: Dan Gurney GRIPS: O.G.K. PLATE: old motorcross SEAT CLAMP: 70's SR road stem cut off SEAT POST: solid aluminum SEAT: Selle Italia Grand-Prix CRANKS & BB: Schwinn PEDALS: KKT SPROCKET: Three Arrows CHAIN: Union FRONT HUB: ACS REAR HUB: Bendix Red Band turned down RIMS: Weinmann 2.125 TIRES: Cheng Shin PADS: Vinyl snap
  4. 7 points
  5. 7 points
    Well folks, I've been pretty scarce around the site since we got everything fixed and the new site up in the beginning of August. The reason is that SO MUCH changed in my life last month. You see... I know longer live in Long Beach, CA. I moved to Oregon. In the very beginning of August, I was literally driving up to Oregon on a scouting mission for places to move to, and work, as I was getting messages from the web developers who fixed the cluster fuck that I'd gotten into with the new server etc. That all worked out that afternoon with the website after months of obstacles. It was the beginning of a whole new period, in fact, of things working out for me. I had become used to shit not going my way. It's been a struggle the last few years. I don't want to dwell on that at this point. So, here's the deal: I live in Eagle Point, Oregon now. It's a little town in Southern Oregon My wife and I both work for Jim Belushi. I grow cannabis and she is in the packaging department most of the time. We work at Jim's farm. My boss is BMX hall of famer and Rick's Bike Shop alumni, Thom Lund. Best manager I EVER had. Thom is the man. This is my dream job. It's been a LONG time since I could honestly say, "I love my job". But I can say that now... and mean it. I was made for this shit. I freaking love it. Also... life in a small town - haven't done that for a very long time, arguably never as an adult. So far, so good! Takes me about 8-10 minutes to get to work at the farm. My commute in Los Angeles was NEVER less than an hour and 20 minutes... often two hours etc. Fuck that. It's soul crushing. I love living in Oregon. Zero regrets... the only bad thing is that a handful of homies are far away now. Especially my neighborhood partner in crime, LBshane... he doesn't know it yet, but he will move to Oregon too.
  6. 6 points
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    here's my Quadangle in the first gen graphite configuration
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  9. 6 points
    photos from the 2019 gathering honoring Skip and BMX Products / Mongoose
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  11. 5 points
    1977 RA -7 All original except the front tire. Kinda like the Rodney Dangerfield bike. Doesn't get much attention at shows. Only people who know admire it.
  12. 5 points
    So as I do on a regular basis I posted that old “looking for old BMX” listing and yesterday I got a text with this. Guy was asking $50 for it so you know the rest. Picked it up this morning and man she’s a beauty. Really only needs a good wipe down and some air in the tires and done. And I love the shop sticker as I use to go to the shop bitd.
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  14. 5 points
    I’m partial to Xcaliber myself. The chrome is almost all gone off the one but I still like it.
  15. 4 points
    So, the seat post clamp is a very nice piece that I received from Rick G many years ago. Actually, I am reusing it! It made an appearance on a DG Skibel I had back in ‘08 or ‘09...
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  17. 4 points
    Yep! that yellow Goose is looking trick! And Dan sporting the "salad bowl" haircut!! Just the best. Laguna 101 and a DG-3 Racer.
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    Cool bikes. Nice dual dropout forks on the Madison.
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    Took me a while to find a survivor frame set, too many people are refinishing these days No disrespect to people that like shiny bikes, I'm liking the used look for old school Anyway got myself a nice F/F to start, never had one of these BITD
  23. 4 points
    So a wile back I was contacted by a guy with this frame and story is this. His brother was the biggest Torker Distributor in California in the mid to late 70s it was very good friends with the Johnson family. One day his older brother owner of Winkel wheels asked him if you wanted to go to the factory with him and of course he said yes was introduced to Steve in the office with all sorts of Torker stuff hanging behind them on the wall, Steve went on to ask what frame he raced And he replied my sister’s Pk right after he said that Steve responded not anymore and handed him this frame and fork with stem off the wall and said now you ride Torker. And as a young lad he peeled the red candy coat off the frame that was also fitted with the original lightning bolt torker decal set. And put the decals on it that you see today. Raced/rode it for many years And once he got a car you put it up until the day he contacted me through Facebook. Told me the story it was hard to believe that he actually called me and I’ve been talking to him ever since. Hell he told me he comes from a large family of 15 brothers and sisters !! Any way this is where I am at with it as of today still waiting for the wheel set to be built (Phil woods on Arya 7b with red stripe) and I can’t wait to finish it. The frame was the original frame to set the jigs for all lp’s to follow. SN is T1PL and came with 1st gen gold Six bolt and I’m drilled forks.I have added the dura ace cranks,kkt rats and my go with some old v-bars. As this is how I was told he rode it bitd. I will post more pics as she gets built.
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    So I feel I need to chime in on this subject... As for the quality of the packing job, only the best "tools" were used including Shiner Bock, a bottle opener and some trap music, maybe a crescent wrench and pretty close to the correct size sockets and a handful of old towels and free T-shirts thrown in each box. So yeah, shits gravy. On a side note, will this be the year that you duplicate the Christmas morning photo? Can I suggest replacing the actual tree with another 6 foot crop from the farm? I can't wait to see that card taped on my refrigerator!!
  27. 4 points
    Just finished my second Navajo build Navajo Pro Warrior frame and fork Tioga Beartrap 2 headset SST Dirt Skirt GT Pro bars Ame Tri bubble font grips DC MX1000 caliper DC Tech 3 lever New cable DC seat clamp Diamond Back seat post Ariake Jaguar (Shotgun 2) Pro Neck Sugino CT 175 cranks Sugino 44t sprocket Sugino chainring bolts Isumi chrome chain KKT Lightning pedals DC brake pads Araya 7X 20x1.75 hoops Suzue loose ball hubs Shimano 16t freewheel Tange looseball bottom bracket Cal Lite pads 20x2.125 & 1.75 skinwall Cheng Shin Comp 3 tires
  28. 4 points
  29. 4 points
    Pffft, Oregon. Yeah, well growing weed with Jim Belushi could be cool.... if that's your thing. I just want to take this opportunity to announce that I have a recent opening on the LB Peninsula Bench if any parties are interested, PM me your application. Must have vast knowledge of early SE Racing and S&M and also the ability to kill an 18-pack of Tecate is a must!! Oh and congrats I guess too (peace sign emoji, etc.)
  30. 4 points
    Got these form Linn Kastan last week via email. Looking at the forks for the squareback I'm guessing 75 since he didn't say a year. Just thought it was cool to see and share. The prices!!!! If only.
  31. 4 points
    Prodyne elegant piece
  32. 4 points
    Tom's PLME that was cut in half... great customization actually. Tom sold it about 10 years ago and regrets it.
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    Got this 1993 SE Quad from Shane. Bought it as a complete but changed everything but frame, fork, headset, cranks and BB. 1993 original finish and decals chromoly Quad frame and Landing Gear fork Tioga Beartrap 2 headset DK stem SE knurled Powerwing bars Ame bubble font Rounds Vetta seat SE knurled seat post Odyssey seat post clamp CQP cranks 180mm Primo sealed BB Odyssey Shark Bite pedals Araya 7x rims with DK sealed hubs GT 44t chain ring 16t Dicta freewheel Unknown brake and Odyssey lever Odyssey brake pads KMC chain Cheng Shin 2.125 and 1.75 skinwall tires
  35. 3 points
    Starting a new thread here because this was buried in another thread with an ambiguous title years ago.. it needs to be easy to access. Thanks to Jeff Haney for reminding me this was buried on the site. RRS always had a cutting edge orientation... concentric bottom bracket, canti brakes, 24 inch cruisers etc etc This was there dalliance with wheel size configurations
  36. 3 points
    Bill Bastian/ Race Inc. made the alloy frames and Jere Kirkpatrick or one of his employees at Fabrications by Jere in Venice CA made the steel frame.
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    GJS seat post clamp from January 1981 BMXA ad.
  39. 3 points
    Rick personally sent me a shirt through this site a few years back. I wore it a lot and then retired it to the bike room (left of the window). He didn't know me from Adam at first but more than once he and I had some good BMX talks on Facebook years back. He always was so kind to me. Steve, I never made the connection until you just commented about your job but yes he DEFINITELY has had a huge impact on you and your life choices. I'm sure he's smiling now. Happy Birthday, Rick.
  40. 3 points
    What a great pic , Bicycle Motocross Action Feb 1980
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    Send it to me. As a former professional art handler, I will evaluate your packing job. If I find it up to snuff, I'll let you know that it is safe to leave all of the other bikes in their boxes for long term storage. If the pack job does not pass, I will ask you to unpack the other bikes immediately, and I will hold on to the GT to make sure it is never improperly packed again. Actually, either way I'll hold on to the bike, because awesome bikes do not belong in boxes!
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    I've learned a ton and improved my collection. I need to get some pics of details and get it up. B-MX in flat bed and concave, stamped and unstamped (super early), spindle bosses. Spindle swap donors (for that I gotta have 1/2" pedal guy who just can't find them). All sorts of info. Just a teaser.
  45. 3 points
    This thing is so nice. I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I saw it in a garage sale ad yesterday. I really tried to unsee it, figuring it would be gone quick. I thought it was a laguna, but all I could see was the rear triangle. This morning I figured what the hell and messaged the poster to see if he still had it. Yup. Well damn. Had to drive up to the lake to get it but it was a pleasant surprise. Scorpion bars Araya steel rims Goodyear tires Normandy hubs tourney brakes all I had to add was a seatpost. They wrecked the original removing it.
  46. 3 points
    You’re probably right. PK & Scot testing the OM Flyer at Entradero Park. Photo from bmxcollector.tumblr.com
  47. 3 points
    Yeah, I wish they would have put a permanent stamp. I weigh and take measurements. But unless you bought it new bitd you can’t be 100 percent sure.
  48. 3 points
    Need 2 bolts for the PLME clamp. PL1 still needs some cleaning
  49. 3 points
    This Diamondback has the original Wheels n' Things bike shop sticker on it!
  50. 3 points
    The cool thing with the new site, you can just drop the video link in. No more embed code and turning html on. This is great
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