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  1. 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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    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!!
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    1988 was the first year the Vertigo was made. Until then, the Performer was the entry level GT, then they introduced the Vertigo. It was Vertigo, Performer, Pro Performer, Pro Freestyle Tour and the top of the line Pro Freestyle Tour Team Model. Vertigo had the same frame as the Performer, made in Taiwan I believe. Memory fades, but I think the front triangle is 4130 and rear stays are Hi-Ten. This is a sweet bike that is in incredible condition. Just looks a bit dirty. As for value, I honestly have no clue. I used to watch mid-late 80s GT freestyle prices like a hawk, but haven't for years. All I know is that this era has gone up a lot in recent years. I'd do a completed auction listing on ebay. Please do not part it out, that bike is a time capsule. Here's a 1988 GT catalog. https://issuu.com/pharv85/docs/gt_1988
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    More great info. I'm going to incorporate parts of this thread into the Quad timeline as I revamp it.
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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.
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    ** 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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    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.
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    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.
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    No problem. It’s on page 7 of the catalog. The one in the catalog is black, the bike was offered in several colors.
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    I saw those in person at the Beavers shop (not sure if that exact set but maybe as several riders had those other than Stu, Encinas comes to mind) Of note the spindle has off set crank attachment points. The purpose was that you could change the crank length by rotating the crank arms on the spindle. That of course did not make it to production. There was also a BMX specific pedal that was very similar to the AX road bike pedal that was under development at the same time.
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    Bump since there's a hell of a birthday party going on in BMX heaven right now.
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    Yep. Bike I found at Pawn King. Changed some stuff. Sold to you. Bought back. Changed more stuff. A year or more later I sold it to Steve and he changed a few things to get it here. It is an amzing bike for sure. My only ever "score" .
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    Thank you for the correction.
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    Photo from Pinterest. Kinda curious what cranks Stu is using . Shimano DX ? They are. Found the STR-1 info thread. This place is full of great information. Just sometimes you have to dig for it.
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    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
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    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.
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    Work parties are interesting at the new job... you never know; even Elwood Blues might show up. IMG_5665.mov
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    also... you remember this of course: well, my old neighborhood buddy from Kansas, that I got this off of last year, lives about 20 mins away, so this bike is back in Southern Oregon. Interesting I thought... though this time with a different Kansan.
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    The Iron Sheik and Nicolai Volkoff.
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    No worries re the comment. What is funny is that on other thread I made comments about that 2nd STR so I did at one time know something about that 2nd STR. The 2nd STR thread is a neat story and a frame that appears to be the real deal. Note to self: Working too much.
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    Bicycle Motocross Action April 1978
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    I had a fmf once I never built it. Passed it on to a friend
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    Being a hardcore bmx, and then moto guy, I have always dug FMF stuff over all the other crossover brands. I did manage to get a start on build years ago, but didn't like the polished frame. I did out bid Darren Chan for the FMF fork though haha.
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    Something a friend built...don't know why they are sideways, as I get older this stuff just confounds me more lol...
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