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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. 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.
  3. 6 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
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  5. 6 points
    photos from the 2019 gathering honoring Skip and BMX Products / Mongoose
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  7. 5 points
    I’m partial to Xcaliber myself. The chrome is almost all gone off the one but I still like it.
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  9. 4 points
    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!!
  10. 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
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    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.)
  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    Prodyne elegant piece
  15. 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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  17. 4 points
    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
  18. 3 points
    ** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ** It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I share the first details regarding the 2020 BMX Society Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. It will be Mr. Bob Osborn. All dates and locations to be announced. This is confirmed. It's going to be another amazing weekend of deep BMX immersion. Stand by for more information regarding the program and other special guests in the weeks and months to come.
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    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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  24. 3 points
    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.
  25. 3 points
    Such a cool grab man !! A buddy went to a barn sale in the spring and seen this hanging from a hook the guy wanted $50 for it the guy told him he rode it a few times had a bad crash and broke his arm and hung it up. I bought it from him for a bit more. Planing on tossing a brooks saddle on her and callin it a day lol
  26. 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.
  27. 3 points
    You’re probably right. PK & Scot testing the OM Flyer at Entradero Park. Photo from bmxcollector.tumblr.com
  28. 3 points
    One of my all time favorite bmx shots. I've got a shirt with a line drawing of this image on it.
  29. 3 points
    Got around to picking this one up on Sunday.
  30. 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.
  31. 3 points
    Need 2 bolts for the PLME clamp. PL1 still needs some cleaning
  32. 3 points
    This Diamondback has the original Wheels n' Things bike shop sticker on it!
  33. 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
  34. 3 points
    1984 JMC Darrell Young serial DY84128 sold to TIP on 4/3/84. Original finish frame, fork, DY bars. The down tube decals and head tube decal are original. I got the seat tube decal, fork decals, and both hbar decals from Carla at JMCBMX.com. Frame, forks, headset and bars came from Zack. 1984 DY frame, fork, bars Ame bubble font Rounds Tuf Neck tiger stamped Tioga Beartrap 2 headset SE Racing seat post Cycle Pro Shotgun 2 seat Ukai Speedline 20x1.75 rims SR hubs Shimano 16t freewheel Izumi chain Dia Compe MX1000 and Tech 3 lever New brake cable Cheng Shin 2.125 and 1 75 skinwall Comp 3 (real 80s tires) Sugino Maxy Cross 170mm cranks and looseball BB Sugino 45T sprocket Sugino chain ring bolts KKT Lightning pedals California Lite pads Dia Compe cable clamps All original finishes on everything. Every part cleaned and deteiled as I always do. Repacked the hubs, peddles, BB, and headset
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  36. 3 points
    saw this pic on google when searching for something else. i don't have any info but it was so rad i had to post it here.
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  38. 2 points
    So here are some of the bikes I’ve had and still own. The majority of my collection are Torker but I still dig the rest lol enjoy. 1978 Torker MX (said to be one of the last made) 1979 Eddy King (the one that started it for me with Torker) and the only torker I bought complete. 1980 Big bike 1982 Torker 24in 1982 Torker 26in
  39. 2 points
    Bump. (Will try to DL old bucket pics)
  40. 2 points
    Cool you are local to the guys listed. Totally wild about the Quad and your friend too. When Shane sent me the pic of you in Gary's basement, I swore he photoshopped it and he told me the whole story but I wasnt gonna bounce you about it. So glad it all worked in your favor. Unrelated....put me in the will for that Quad.
  41. 2 points
    I have just found a micro mini in a shed clearance and would like some help to date it etc , the number on the frame is MM8459 oh and the all important question is what’s it value
  42. 2 points
    Very real news. Prices on all kinds of bike parts have gone up. I believe it was the head of Giant that said as soon as the tariff talk started, they started looking for other countries to move their factories to. From what I have heard, most of the big companies have already made their move and are either on their way out or about to be completely out of China. We had to wait on a special order Diamondback mtb because mid-year Diamondback relocated their factory out of China. Let's start a trade war with China. As good an idea as dropping a nuke into a hurricane. Buying Greenland. Every other dumb thing he's tried and failed miserably at.
  43. 2 points
    Ah, the days of TRUE SCHOOL BMX. Before they paved the berms, groomed the dirt to perfection, and sucked all the ROOTS out of this sport. Gimme a trail over a "track" any day, with puddles, and old car hoods for jumps and I reconnect with that inner child in a way only 2 wheels and a few good friends can.
  44. 2 points
    So the wife and I are going to England tonight for 14 days to vist my dads family and luckily going to the MX2019 BMX show on Saturday(I will post pics when I’m back) any how this monster will be waiting for me at my brothers house. 1975 Graco MX1000 as seen here. Can’t wait to redo it and to top off the 54lb monster I will be taking the Tuff 1’s off and tossing on a set of Moto 1’s just to hit 65 lbs lol. I love the “ugly” look of it however I might do a complete restoration on it. Again I love the way she looks now but we will see. The stickers are very cool.
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    I had a fmf once I never built it. Passed it on to a friend
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