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  1. 12 points
    After some of my latest research I figured it was time for a good ol' fashioned Show n Tell... As some might know, I'm kind of a nut about vintage 26" cruisers. I love them all. Over the years I've had the pleasure of hunting down and owning several different makes and models, again, loving all of them. Over their seemingly short lifespan from the late 70's to around 1984, a few of the BMX brands that got into the 26" steeds always stood out to me, usually based on their craftsmanship, well thought-out design, geometry and handling. One of those is the Cook Bros Cruiser. Being inherently curious, I've spent years digging for every little bit of trivial information and history regarding the manufacturing of these bikes. I've tracked down ex-employees, welders, team racers, old shop owners, just about anyone that had a personal first-hand story about Cook Bros Racing and their cruisers. Most exciting for me has been chatting with Craig Cook(co-owner/machinist/product developer), Bill McIntyre(team rider/head-welder until 1980), Jim Watson(shop manager until approx 1982) and Jack Witmer(owner 1983-current), all of which have their own memories and stories to tell. All of them have been super cool and unbelievably helpful in my research and they've all given me interesting info which lead me down a new path to more info. One of those breadcrumbs...was the name Evan Teske. I'd been hearing the name for years but never able to track him down. Everyone seemed to have an old or expired phone number for Teske, until recently. After finally making contact and meeting at his home, I learned immediately that Evan Teske is not just a super cool cat, he had some serious history to share. Evan started working at CBR around 1978 where Bill McIntyre taught him to weld. When Bill left Cook Bros and bicycle manufacturing completely at the start of 1980, Evan became their ace welder. He was also a team racer and responsible for product testing and development. He would test the strength of parts at the local skatepark on the one day a week that bicycles were allowed. He'd do fly outs of the bowl on his cruiser to flat landings until his fork legs would bend and the dropouts would break off at the axle slots...then he'd head back to the shop to make himself forks with double thick dropouts welded together(like S&M Bikes would do almost 10 years later) and sleeve the fork legs with smaller OD tubing for double walled strength. He came up with the bends/design of the CBR Cruiser bars, and later the 24" bars. On the side, he welded all the early ELF frames when the brand first started. He welded for CBR until about a week after Gary Cook sold the company around 1983, but Gary would continue to have Evan test his short lived "Cook's" products and CQP cranks for years after. One of the most interesting things I learned was that he still owned his original 26" cruiser. Not only that...the bike itself had quite a story to tell. As I would learn from Teske, the frame is the very first 26" frame they made. In 1979 Bill McIntyre welded this frame up and the guys all took turns riding it around the building. Unhappy with the steering angle, Evan watched as Bill cut the head tube welds, pulled the HT out and re-welded it. According to Teske, he did this at least twice before they all decided the bike rode the way they wanted it. Looking at the bike, you can see the welds in that area are built up and don't match the others. There's still tiny cut scars on the headtube peeking out from under the welds. The fixture was then made off this frame. Bill then made a frame for himself and for Kevin Cobb before they went into full production. This first frame became Evan Teske's. The serial number is "0" and under the BB shell the name "Evan T." is welded. For a short period in 1979 the bike was painted white. Here's Teske racing the bike in 79, coaster brake and pre-cruiser bars. The seat was a custom one-off Evan had made for himself and upholstered in red/white/blue vinyl. Less than a year later, chrome was becoming the hot ticket for the 26"ers so on a day when a batch of freshly made frames were getting picked up for chrome, Evan stripped his bike down, tossed it in with the newly welded frames and it hitched a ride to the chrome shop. Here's an article from Super BMX magazine, August 1980. The bike is now chrome, sporting the new cruiser bars, seat upholstery in need of repairs got changed to black, and always experimenting...running a crazy skinny rear wheel and radial laced front. Racing the 26" at the Las Vegas Nationals, 1980. Skinny rear wheel still in play. Cook Bros Classic, Irvine CA, August 10th 1980. And here's the bike as it sits today. Notice the early Phil spider/Shimano chainring and Pete's sealed BB from his old 20" race bike in the Aug 1980 article has been moved over to the 26" cruiser. The custom bread loaf style seat was changed out years back and he lost track of it. Tires have been swapped for Cheng Shin but his original Carlisle knobbies from 1979 are still in tact and currently set aside. Rat traps are welded at all the joints and the outside teeth are sharpened. Where Bill McIntyre cut and adjusted the steering angle. You can still see areas where he slightly cut into the headtube. The base of this Slant Stem was never plated, just painted black by Teske as it was a prototype for an updated process of the underside being partially welded, as opposed to fully welded underneath, which was prone to cracking. This stem was tested hard and held up, production from then on changed. As CBR's 20" bikes would get updated with chain tensioners around 1981, Evan decided to mod his cruiser with the same treatment. Always preferring to cut his bars down...after he welded these, they were cut at the factory then sent to chrome after. Factory Team gear bags and race jerseys. All the originals from the old magazine shots are here. Including his old Charlie Gnarley t-shirt and Factory ELF jersey with the name "ET ?". Another fun idea Teske had during his time welding at Cook Bros...was to make a step-thru ladies bike for his then fiance! Built on the 26" cruiser jig with a standard toptube flipped upside down. Afterwards a couple other guys at the shop thought it was pretty cool idea and decided to make em for their wives as well. There are three ladies bikes and each one is slightly different. This one is serial number "1". Figured you guys might appreciate this stuff being history buffs. Hope you've enjoyed the read. -Ryan
  2. 11 points
    In May, 2019, I picked up this incredibly beautiful original finish 1979 Standard Long. According to the certificate, it was originally sold to a shop in California near the Nevada border. That shop is still in business today. I contacted them to verify that they were the same shop as identified on the JMC Certificate. While the owner couldn't verify specifically that he sold the bike, he did confirm that they have been in business since the 1970's and did sell BMX in the late 70's era. Over the decades, the frame ended up on the east coast and was eventually paired up with the bladed forks for a perfect color and condition match. The blue is vibrant with only minimal wear throughout the frameset. The rear dropouts do show some chipping, but nothing that detracts from the overall condition. It's in incredible condition for a 40+ year old frameset. Some may remember that I built a red JMC back in 2009. I always kind of regretted selling. So, eleven years have passed between the two bikes, and incredibly, they are only 39 frames apart. Red = JMC1191 Blue = JMC1230 The red JMC weighed heaviIy on my mind. I loved that bike and I knew that some components would be similar. I wanted to look for super-clean, used examples of all components to compliment the condition of the frame. I changed my mind many times over the past year regarding the parts I wanted to use, but this is what appeals most to me. I'm very happy with it. BY THE WAY: I would be extremely happy to find two (or even ONE) JMC Racing down tube decals that are not rub-ons. If anyone has a set of white on clear mylar originals (or even Jim's older reissues from 10+ years ago), please contact me. Identical to the fork leg decals. PART LIST: FRAME - JMC1230 Large Airfoil FORK - JMC bladed HEADSET - Tange MX HANDLEBARS - Redline Proline STEM - Redline GRIPS - Oakley 2 CRANKS - Campagnolo BOTTOM BRACKET - Cook Brothers PEDALS - Bob Reedy CHAIN - HKK Smoker SEAT CLAMP - Excaliber SEAT POST - Fluted SEAT - Elina Super-Pro HUBS - Campy (Paramount drilled) AXLES, NUTS,LOCK NUTS - Campy FREEWHEEL - Suntour 17T RIMS - 7B / 7C TIRES - Carlisle Aggressor MX / Cycle Pro Snakebelly BRAKE CALIPER - Shimano Tourney BRAKE PADS - Mathauser BRAKE LEVER - Dia-Compe Gold Dot PADS - Vinyl snap PLATE - Hunt Wilde rectangle (same plate from 2009)
  3. 10 points
    Two giants of bmx. Just honored to be listening and listening to them talk is amazing. Wish I had some a recorder but for now, a few pics. Just thought i share. Oh, Elaine Holt of Bmx News and Mr. Mel Stoutsenberger. H
  4. 9 points
    "Moto 141, 14 novice to the gate. " Thanks to Dan for the frame, Joe Pernice for the fork and John Severin for the cool fork repair. Champion Frame Speedo dual DO fork ACS hub Bendix High flange coaster Mongoose stem Rascal bars Viking 70s plate American Pro grip 7b rims Schwinn headset and seat clamp Carlisle Front tire Cheng Shin rear
  5. 9 points
    There was once a young man who wanted to race the Big Mama Classic in Corona so bad that he put aside his usual meticulous builds and slapped together a bike with whatever he could find at his shop. Schwinn sprocket from his FMF days, wheel with crappy SX hub on it. He even slapped a front Tuff Wheel cause he knew Skyway's contingency program did not stipulate that he had to run BOTH wheels. P.S. This is not a tribute bike, this is a bike built to bring back memories to a good friend. Big thanks to Ken for the stand, Dan for the use of the fork. Steve for the original head tube decal, Michael for the plate and John WhoDat Brown for the front Tuff. (Apologies to the good dude who supplied the other decals. Can't remember the name.)
  6. 7 points
    OK so here is my recently finished 1979 BMX Products manufactured Team Jag. Had the frame for about 10 years and finally got it built now ! Frame is original Nickel and so I went with a mix of nice condition survivor / NOS / NOS shop worn parts etc. Full parts run down: 1979 Team Jag frame & forks in original survivor Nickel (new decals) NOS shop worn Race Inc bars NOS Winner's Circle/ODI "Octopus" grips Restored Shimano Tourney brake set-up Araya 7C gold rims, original shine sides NOS Cheng shin fat/thin C183 tyres Mongoose gold stem Mongoose stamped headset Shimano Tourney cranks NOS MKS BM-2 pedals Leather Kashimax MX saddle NOS Race Inc seatpost mongoose stamped seat clamp NOS Jag pad set And here she is....... I think I like her better without the pads I think but....... The OG pads do look cool as well....... :-)
  7. 7 points
    Laguna, PL1, cook brothers, xcalibur, powerlite, suntour dia compe
  8. 7 points
    My wife found this on one of her online clothing sites for sale and surprised me with it. 1980 Redline belt buckle.
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  10. 7 points
    Looked for four years for the right 1980 Proline with original red finish. Head decal has been replaced, but I think the rest are original. Everything's era correct. Laced 7Cs to sealed sunshines. Tires are Raleigh Racer in the back and Cheng Shin up front. Redline bars & stem. Tourney cranks with KKT rat traps. MX1000 brakes with DC lever. Seat's a Kashimax. Nagoaka post & an Xcaliber clamp. Tange headset. Still have to dial it in. Will add better pictures then.
  11. 6 points
    I am fortunate (and thankful to my parents) to have been able to keep almost all my bicycles, frames and/or parts from then till now. Of the bikes I do not have, my first bike, a blue heavily (emphasis on heavy) upgraded, AJ wheels, etc 74 stingray. A first gen all steel yellow mongoose (with custom made added brake bridge) and a first year issue all steel blue SE OM flyer. Having said that, I have the frame and fork (along with most of the parts) that replaced the Mongoose. A Cycle Pro spoiler, purchased new likely mid 77. I had removed the original Cycle Pro Foiler stickers and replaced them with FMF in an attempt to fool people into thinking it was an FMF. It did not work, no one was fooled. When I got serious about racing in 78, I embraced the frame as it was sold and reapplied Cycle Pro stickers. I raced it until the end of 79 when I switched to a first generation SE str-1 likely obtained in Dec 79 but that is another story.
  12. 6 points
    "I'd build a bike around that pad." A wise man one said. So I did.. Thanks to Dan for the pad, the Preston Petty plate and the rear wheel (which is there for now.) Ernest for the bars and Paul at Classic Cycle in Bainbridge for the base bike.. According to the person who had the bike before Classic Cycle, the bike, as it were, was found near the old BUMS track. Additional coolness is the Canoga Cycle Center shop sticker. Not sure who else helped out but thanks.
  13. 6 points
    Thank you, Steve. The next phase of the project gets into the historical content; Linn's engineering contribution to BMX in those early days and Red Lines impact on the emerging scene through the late 1970s and 80s. Linn has kindly allowed me full access to his archive. From a researchers point of view, It's a phenomenal resource. We will be sharing a lot of it through the months ahead. We started shooting the Red Line Foundations mini doc a few weeks ago with Linn. In early December, we bring Stu, Bob Hadley, Byron, David Clinton, Bob Haro, and Curt Kastan together to evolve it further. Beyond that I will be traveling to see others including Gene Roden, Scott Clark, John Crews, etc. I look forward to sharing more with you all soon. The website will grow and evolve ten-fold over the next 6-9 months. www.redlinebmxfoundations.com
  14. 6 points
    Ive owned this GT since i bought it new as a 1st year apprentice so while its not the most valuable bike i own in monetary terms sentimentaly it has to be the one id pick.
  15. 6 points
    I've been wanting a modern Klunker style 4130 frame for a while now. There's really not much out there. I've also been hoping S&M would make a 26" or 29" frame. Well, both wishes came true! S&M came up with this sweet Cook Bros inspired frame and fork. They did it in 2 sizes, 26" and 29". Wagonguy posted his 29er, here is my 26. I've got a 29er on the way too. I'll post that in this thread when it arrives and I get it together. I've owned or ridden nearly every 26" BMX on the market. This bike feels more compact than others, in a good way. It feels great actually, a nimble shredder for us old guys. I can't wait to try it on the local pump track. I'd highly recommend this f/f to anyone. So much old school flavor with all the solid modern componentry. The attention to detail is impressive. S&M welds of course, a "Made in USA" stamp on the seat tube between the two top bars, shield cutouts on the dropouts, S&M shield logo on the downtube gusset, that head badge. The frame is beautiful. I had planned to go with the black, but when this clear gloss showed up with the beautiful discoloration around the welds, I changed my mind immediately. Here's the parts rundown: Frame and fork: 2020 S&M Covid Cruiser 26 Headset: FIT Stem: Hutch Bars: Gary Turner 7.5" cruiser Grips: Oury downhill Brakes: Paul Bottom bracket: Profile Cranks: Profile 180mm Spider: Profile Chainwheel: Profile Chainring bolts: Wolftooth Chain: KMC Pedals: Profile GAS Seat clamp: Profile Slim Jim Seatpost: Thomson Seat: Brooks C17 carved Hubs: Onyx Rims: Velocity Cliffhanger Tires: GT LP-5 Tensioners: Profile
  16. 6 points
    So I had to come out of retirement for one last build. Joe Buffardi showed me this frame a couple of months ago after he acquired it and told me I had to build it. It’s the bike I could never get my hands on when I was building heavily. Joe basically gave me the frame and I got help from friends around the world to complete the build. After research and verification from Michael Gamstetter’s Torker serial number research, it puts this frame being produced in October of 1978. In BMXA magazine they advertised this frame until September of 1978 and then started advertising the LP. Being that it’s a 1978 it gave me a few more options for parts. The frame is original chrome with NOS decals applied. Dan Goins hooked me up with the incredible NOS TW Pro fork that works so well on this bike! It was tough to put a fork that came unused out of it’s original box on this build, but it had to be done. PJ in Australia had the wheels available and we struck a deal to get them on this bike, they are NOS steel Femcos laced to NOS high flange Shimano MX hubs with .105g Asahi spokes. Tommy Gelinas came through big time with the original uncut Redline Victory bars that cleaned up amazingly! The CEBE stem I got back from Matt Howes and world perfect for this build. Bryan Fox helped me out with the great Takagi MX cranks that have one of Dennis Dain’s original gold Takagi MX chainrings bolted up. Bill Nicholson came through with the NOS Powerlite PL-1 seat clamp and I couldn’t be happier. Michael Gamstetter helped me out with the hard to find Torker frame pad and Torker logo’d V-bar pad. eBay and my small stash of parts in miscellaneous places helped round it all off. I think it’s a really good mix of NOS and excellent condition used parts. I was afraid to start this build originally due to the fact that the frame is so clean, it makes it really tough to find parts nice enough to put on a build like this. I hope I did it justice. I am really blessed to have such cool friends around the world that helped me build my dream bike. I now need to source a red vinyl double clamp stem pad and make a space for it in my home office. Peace, William aka Larock
  17. 6 points
    Back about twelve years ago I was contacted at work by a guy asking me if I wanted to buy a looptail mini Ripper frame. I told him to bring it up and I'd look at it. I did buy it and we got to talking about local Peoria BMX back in the day. A few days later he shows up with two cruisers in the bed of his truck that he had just bought from a long time friend of his. One was a three bar Laguna and the other was a Prodyne. I had only been collecting three years at that point but was already well aware of Prodyne and the connection to JMC. Frank took them both home with plans of redoing them. For twelve years every time someone online talked about Prodyne I just bit my tongue not wanting anyone to know I knew of a local one. Life happens as we all know and I lost touch with Frank and the Prodyne but he and it crossed my mind many times over the years. Fast forward to last month one night as I was driving home from work and my phone goes off. I'll be damned. It's Frank texting me asking if this was still my phone number and if I still lived in the area. After some texts back and forth he tells me he is ready to let go of the Prodyne. A few text convos and phone convos and him stopping by work to see me, we struck a deal. At that point I sold off about nine framesets in the last few weeks to make this happen Today was finally the day. Frank delivered the Prodyne to me at work exactly as it was from when I saw it twelve years ago. The back story on the bike is that Frank's friend, Dan Madigan and his son Danny raced alot in the early 80s. Dan raced his three bar Laguna to an Illinois state championship back in 80 or 81 and the trophy prize for winning the state championship was the Prodyne. Dan rode for Russell's Cycle World (who is still going strong) who was the local JMC dealer. He went on to race the Prodyne alot too. The bike is still as raced. I plan to disassemble the bike, scrub everything down and reassemble it. I have to buy a front tire (sidewall blown out), two tubes and a brake cable. I can't decide if the forks are bent out or just have alot of rake. I will be posting progress pics and good final pics in the next couple of weeks. Here are the pics today literally minutes after Frank delivered it to me.
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  19. 6 points
    Just got this blue devil today on a Webco
  20. 5 points
    At a mates place last week playing BMX Took the stem & bars out to regrease the headset Put them on the ground just in the right light and found this where the decal was Quite a surprise, so hard to see even harder to take a pic of
  21. 5 points
    OK so this one is done. 1979 Team Rampar - I was a little looser on era correctness for this one whilst I focused on the all silver / black components to match the frame decals - but it's roughly 79 to 81 parts. Consider them upgrades over time or maybe the frame set was in the shop window for a couple of years and the kid chose from the parts available in the store in 1981 ! Anyways... I'm really happy how this one turned out......... Parts list: 1979 BMX Products Inc. Team Rampar frame and forks (re-finished in candy red over nickel). Rampar pro bars Suntour earlier short reach all-alloy stem NOS ODI / Winner's Circle grips NOS Shimano Tourney lever with nice survivor Tourney caliper NOS Schwinn clear / silver brake cable Lightly polished Araya 7x on NOS Suzue chrome plated hubs NOS Carlisle Aggressor MX200 tyres 1.75 / 1.75 Shimano Dura Ace cranks - nice survivor condition with original pantograph detail in black NOS Suntour XC Compe pedals Tange / Mongoose seat clamp Refurbished / polished Race Inc seat post with custom Black / White decal NOS Ariake Jaguar seat
  22. 5 points
    A sort of popular and perennial thread on the forums is a thread that posits this dilemma: "If you could only save one of your bikes, which would it be?" It's supposed to be a fun hypothetical. Well, I faced this dilemma for real this week. I thought you might be interested to see what I went with. 1 in 10 residents of the State of Oregon has been evacuated. I personally have friends who have lost it all this week. Parts of my town were evacuated, but so far our neighborhood is ok. None the less, since we are still going to work and work in a remote forrest location, we are now carrying around an evacuation kit in the car. It is comprised of a binder full of essential documents and identification. A suitcase full of a few items of clothes for various climatic situations, a box of photos from our decades in Nepal, and.... the subject of this thread: the bicycle component of this evacuation kit. So when it came down to it... I did not choose 1 bike. I chose 2. I didn't go for monetary value. I chose the OM because it is my go to daily rider and in a total societal collapse it would be comfortable transportation. I still had some room so I put the loop tail quadangle in... I've known this bike for 35 years, and my childhood friend, who owned this bike, and who happens to live 20 minutes away from me in Talent, Oregon lost his house this week in the fires. So... if I had not acquired this bike a couple years ago... it would have burned the other night. I just decided I wouldn't let it burn across town either. So... it was a mix of practicality and sentimentality that brought me to these choices. I'm not looking for feedback on what you would have saved from my collection. I'm just sharing what I did, when the hypothetical became real. The good news is... the threat seems to have diminished for us personally. All it would take is a change in wind direction though... so we'll keep the evacuation gear in the car for a few more days probably. My thoughts go out to those who lost it all, including hall of famer, John Palfreyman Jr
  23. 5 points
    Wow Steve. Some scary stuff happening. Hope you and your wife stay safe and everything remains ok. The bike I’d save would be my childhood bike. The Star Products that’s been through it all with me Like others, it’s not my most expensive but is definitely the one I have the most connection with.
  24. 5 points
    Stay safe, Steve! My choice is a no-brainer. The bike I built in a frame-building class. The blood sweat and tears that went into making this frame could never be replaced. Also, it’s a very practical bike that would be useful after losing everything else. Any other bike could be replaced. However it’d be particularly hard to lose my dad’s 1969 Sears Spyder.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    The frame and fork finally arrived yesterday. I love this thing! Pictured don't do the finish justice. The red is amazing. 2020 Covid-29 F/F Promax integrated headset S&M Husky bars Jive trail grips S&M Race XLT 57mm stem Box lever Bassett wheelset White Industries 16t freewheel Profile 180mm cranks Profile mid BB Profile 30t Imperial chainwheel MKS reissue pedals Fluted seatpost Brooks B67 seat Shimano DXR brakes Kenda 29 x 2.20 skinwall tires Generic polished seatclamp\ Brass bell (It is a beach cruiser, afterall)
  27. 5 points
    As a species we literally can’t even figure out how not to shit where we eat, so “cleaning” a perfectly good vintage sticker off some awesome handlebars comes as no surprise. At least there are still vintage stickers floating around. Although, it wouldn’t surprise me if he “cleaned” the bars with steel wool. Could always be worse.
  28. 5 points
    Got this one together for Webco Wednesday.
  29. 5 points
    Been a while but back building again - blew the dust off some long awaited projects and put this one together to kick things back off. I'd always been in love with the 2 Team completes in the 1979/80 mongoose catalogue and did my blue candy full size team back in 2011, so I just had to do the mini in red...... 1979 Team Minigoose frame and Team forks re-candied red Araya 7c re-anodised rims with NOS Shimano casette hubs NOS Shimano Dura Ace cranks NOS MKS BM-1 pedals (hard to find these puppies) NOS Oakley 2 grips Mongoose gold stem Mongoose headset Mongoose seat clamp Minigoose alloy bars re-anodised Survivor alloy seat-post Restored Shimano Tourney brake set with NOS Shimano clips, cables, ferrules and blocks. Restored mongoose kashimax suede Team seat NOS Hwa Fong snakebelly tyres (not the most desireable but they are OG old rubber with the right tread pattern and match the ones on my full size team - goose snakes are well.... yeah) So, then...... Couldn't resist taking a few snaps of her with her big sister......... Red and blue back together as they should be....... Hope you like 'em - I'm really pleased.
  30. 5 points
    Built three bikes saturday Rebuilt the JMC DY replacing all the gold parts with silver/chrome parts: rims, cranks, sprocket, pedals, stem, caliper and lever. I've had the Quad frame set for most of the last twelve plus years ( sold it and bought it back, luckily) and have never built it. One year only color and one of only two known in collectors hands in this color. Some of you may recognize it as I got it from member pjcruiser. Last is my Foiler top tube Race Inc RA7. I bought this about 14 years ago as a complete survivor. Times got tough and I was forced to sell. It went through three owners and when I finally was able to get it back, it was just the frame and fork. I've owned the Quad and Race Inc frame sets longer than anything else I own. 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. Thanks again!! 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 Araya 7X polished rims 20x1.75 rims Suzue 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) Redline 175mm Flite full wrap single pinch cranks Redline 44t sprocket Shimano DX pedals Dia Compe cable clamps All original finishes on everything. Every part cleaned and deteiled as I always do. Repacked the hubs, BB, and headset. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1979 Race Inc RA7 with Foiler top tube and Race Inc serial number. ALL original finish and decals. 1979 Race Inc RA7 frame. OG paint and decals with Foiler top tube. Race Inc leading axle forks. OG paint and decals. Frame and fork og to each other. Hatta headset Suntour stem Race Inc tall bars Ame Tri bubble font grips Dia Compe Tech 3 lever SE Racing chromoly seat post Xcaliber seat post clamp Cycle Pro Shotgun 2 seat Dia Compe 1020 caliper Dia Compe brake pads Izumi chain Shimano 16t freewheel Araya 7X polished rims 1.75 36h Sunshine hubs Kenda 20x2.125 and 1.75 Comp 3 skinwall tires and tubes SR 170mm three piece cranks Takagi 44t sprocket Takagi chainring bolts Sugino looseball BB Shimano DX pedals -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1997 Alloy Quad in rare one year only color. Original finish and decals. 1997 Quad frame Landing Gear fork Chris King headset Stem Lock DK stem SE pro bars ATI Links grips Odyssey lever TNT seat post clamp Kalin micro adjust post SE seat by Velo Araya 20x1.5 chrome Araya 7X rims DK sealed hubs Dicta 16T freewheel Izumi 1/8" chain Comp 3 tires. Rainbow label 20x2.125 and 1.75. New tubes Primo pro pedals Technique 176mm pinchless cranks Technique looseball square tapered bottom bracket Tektro brake arms and pads
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  33. 5 points
    Here’s a pair of mine. Haven’t cleaned these yet but here you go : )
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  35. 4 points
    Today (Labor Day) is my wife and I's 7 year anniversary that we have been together. Next month on Oct 4th will be our 4 year wedding anniversary. She has always been very supportive of my collecting and she is who got me riding again.We started riding together when my two nephews sold me their matching DK General Lee 24" bikes that they had got new for Christmas 2008 that were still hanging in their parents garage after they had both gone off to college at Northern IL University. The bikes are fun but pretty heavy. One Sunday a couple months ago, I went out to our shop and Melissa (my wife) was out there building a ramp to jump. We had a blast jumping on the GL bikes but again, they are super heavy. A few weeks ago I surprised her with a brand new 2020 DK Swift Pro and soon after she said she wanted to learn to do manuals and wanted to go to the track. At that point I bought myself a "new" 2005 Free Agent Limo. We made the 40 min drive to the Springfield IL BMX park today after going to Scheels Sat to get helmets. We had a blast. Track has Wed night practices and Fri night races but is otherwise open to the public. The weather was perfect. We had a ball. Planning on going back today!!!
  36. 4 points
    My Grandson John “Johnny Rumblefish” Kerr went to the Grands and brought home some cool stuff! BTW I idid not give him his nickname. He won 6x ROC (Race of champions)and got 2nd in 6 and under open on Friday. He depended his NAG #1 plate (National Age Group) By winning all open and 6x motos, semi and mains. Also National #17. For those keeping score thats ROC #1, NAG #1, National #17 and State #1 Sorry but I’m a very proud Papa Wheelie. Also he’s a 3rd gen Bmxer
  37. 4 points
    Hello BMXers I'm the proud new owner of this JMC, rides great Pictures will give you the parts list, had the UNI seat on it but had to put a comfy seat on to ride it Please school me on this as I'm still learning about JMC A couple of things have been pointed out to me, Early DY bars & undrilled fork
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  39. 4 points
    Stay safe up that way Steve. Sad to see that about Palfreyman and everyone else who lost everything. My save also a no brainer. My VDC, had since day one and just has so many memories attached to it.
  40. 4 points
    A FELLOW COLLECTOR (actually one the first collectors) passes away and it is an "opportunity of a lifetime" because the family does not have the knowledge?? I guess the real question is about being just "1 of 30" "hobbyists" that took advantage of a situation rather than being THE 1 that tried to be truly honorable and help. This could have been any one of us that passed suddenly......now, think about how you would feel about 1 of those 30 that seized upon your death as an opportunity. Tom was a friend and I was trying to give the family space to grieve before reaching out to offer advice. I shouldn't have expected more of this community than I assumed, I should have remembered vultures don't wait. Yes, I do blame myself as well!!!
  41. 4 points
    You are nothing but a shitbag fucking vulture flipper with NO morals. Some day Karma will punch you square in your greedy fucking face, you scumbag USELESS piece of shit. You have been a shit stain on bmx collecting for over 15 years. FUCK OFF.
  42. 4 points
    I built this Panda Charger-2 last week with all original finishes. Thanks to Perry for the frame set and small bits!
  43. 4 points
    It’s been close to 10 years since I’ve built a bike. i purchased this frame about 9 years ago with the intention of building it then. When we got pregnant it went on the shelf. Now my son rides... In anticipation of the summer to come I recently built this 1935 Schwinn Cycleplane Cal Custom. It kind of came out like a resto mod... Frame paint is original. Parts were kept with original finish where possible. In cases such as the rims and handlebars polishing was needed to restore finish and color uniformity. Frame: 1935 Schwinn Cycleplane Forks: SE Racing Landing Gear Bars: Tuf Neck Grips: Ame Rounds Stem: Tuf Neck Headset: Tioga MX-2 Headset Lock: Tange Cranks: Campagnolo Strada Sprocket: ? Pedals: Shimano DX Rims: Ukai 26X2.125 Spokes: 16g Stainless Nipples: Red Annodized Front Hub: Campagnolo Gran Sport Nuovo Tipo Rear Hub: Bendix Automatic (2-Speed Kickback) Seat: Schwinn Tires: Cheng Shin (it’s a daily rider...) Badge is not era correct but the head tube looked naked and needed something... What it looked like when I got it: After a color sand with 1000 grit: Pre Build Layout: The Final Build:
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    Well she's finally done. After much back and forth in my head, I decided to initially go with the "as raced/ as found" combo. I'm a complete sucker for true survivors. I can't say thanks enough to shotgun for the help straightening the fork and farmboy for hooking me up with the exact seat post I needed and Metzone for the hookup on the exact tire I needed. As I said before, I replaced the tubes, rim strips, seat post, and added a brake cable ( it didn't have one). Everything has been scrubbed and polished (more than once). I also changed the brake lever. Otherwise it is all as it was back in 1981-82. Prodyne frame Tange TX1200 fork Tange headset Tange bottom bracket GT gen 2 bars Mushroom copy grips Shimano brake lever DiaCompe brake cable Shimano Tourney caliper Dia Compe brake pads ACS Stoker seat / Strong post combo ACS seat post clamp DK inverted stem Sugino spider Sugino sprocket Shimano DX pedals Ashtabula 178mm cranks (originally red) Sugino chain ring bolts Ukai 26x1.75 7C front rim Araya 26x1.75 7X rear rim Cooks Bros sealed hubs Izumi 3/32" chain Suntour freewheel Tioga Comp 3 26x1.75 front tire Snakebelly 26x1.75 rear tire
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    the pc of DY is from Ken Pliska an enlarged detail shot of Utterback from the BoysLife article
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