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  1. 6 points
    This gem came into my life last year. The grips were toast and put a bogus plate on it. Otherwise as found. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time.
  2. 6 points
    My grandson John ”Johnny Rumblefish” Kerr airing it out at Yucaipa Bmx. 7X
  3. 6 points
    A little Moto Pro radness. Usual thanks to Dan Goins
  4. 6 points
    Belated happy birthday! Thanks for all your contributions to the BMX community.
  5. 6 points
    As many of you know, I bought my wife a new DK Swift Pro last August and we started going to the local track every Fri night and watching the races and riding that track every Sat and Sun from Aug through Nov. We then bought a Fresh Park practice gate and used it all winter as well as exercises and treadmill. Well tonight was the first practice night at the track and we went. We were kinda feeling like it was the first day of high school but everyone was so friendly and amazing. There were over 60 people at practice. At 49, my wife and I are the oldest registered racers at the track but we hope to show all the parents that they should join and just have fun. Friday night will be the first BMX race of my life. Hers too. I rode from 4 until 16 but never raced. The feeling and excitement is amazing. We were able to do alot of gate starts and make as many laps as my legs would allow. Wish us both luck on Friday. The only problem is that now I literally have as many new school race bikes as I do old school bikes. It's a disease. We both had our new Chase bikes there but we also made laps on my 2013 GHP 24.
  6. 6 points
    My son shot this picture of my grandson John “Johnny Rumblefish “ Kerr the other night at Grand Prix BMX, Perris, CA I hope you enjoy it and thanks for looking.
  7. 6 points
    Time to start putting some new builds out there. Been awhile. First (well sort of first as I pictured the 1st gen Webco Mono) a little AA trickness. (frame on loan from Mike) AA Frame Simi Mags Ashtabula stem and fork. Schwinn headset, post and seat clamp and sprocket. Windsor seat. Aggressor rear/Schwinn Scrambler front. Wald Bars. KKT Pedals American Pro Grips. Monark Crank. Rad Pad/generic pad combo. Regina Oro track chain. Schwinn US made tubes. Modern air. (The usual moto suspects will spot something and point it out) :-)
  8. 6 points
    First off, a HUGE thanks to Steve Bourke for helping me get it. Not sure how I'm going to do this bike as the original owner said he spray painted it and I do have a set of genuine Webco decals I've been saving forever. First gen Webco mono Ashtabula fork Schwinn/wald headset Takagi MX cranks Simi Motomags A&A or AAA bars Gummy bear Oakley Is Unknown stem (but looks familiar) Cheng Shin Tires Parsons seat KKT pedals Cheng Shin Tires. Unknown but moto front sprocket (Thinking of You Rick Twomey)
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 5 points
    Old Blue & I felt compelled to build the red one from mostly old parts
  12. 5 points
    In my studio working on some music and looked up to see what’s hangin. Post a pic in the thread if you got something “hanging” out
  13. 5 points
    Bart over at FatBMX is doing a series of collector profiles. Gamstetter, JT, Shannon Gillette, Steve Blackey, Pat A Lar, GAry from Museum, myself and others have already been posted. Kind of an interesting cross section of perspectives from the collector community. Here's mine: https://www.fatbmx.com/bmx-oldskool/item/52674-preserving-bmx-history-steve-brothers-usa
  14. 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
  15. 4 points
    Hello group! I just picked up a 1976 Schwinn Comp Scrambler that looks like it has an original Webco Super Stem on it. I haven’t been able to find much on line regarding rarity or worth. Anyone here that has any insight to this brand and their components? Thanks!
  16. 4 points
    So last year I got the frame,seat and bar pad from a buddy and today I topped her off with a crusty set of 7b’s with sealed Sunshine hubs. Not sure what the model name is but i gig it a lot. Any idea on the model name and year ? Thinking 78ish ? I added the other stuff from me bins of junk lol
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    here's a couple things you hear about but don't see often !!!
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    found some of my brother's os parts, these were in the bunch !
  20. 4 points
    My Dad purchased this bike in 1978 and I rode this thing all over Austin for years. He recently gave it to me and I was wondering if anyone on here could give any insight. I saw some posts somewhere that talked about serial numbers in the 600’s, but the only numbers I can find on the frame is 105. Everything on the bike is original except for the chain, the tires and he painted it black(originally it was a burgundy). He took really good care of the bike; it was never left outside.
  21. 4 points
    John on his cruiser at Grand Prix Bmx.
  22. 4 points
    Ran our first race tonight. 13 motos. Ran 46-50 novice and took three thirds. Melissa had to run us three guys and finished fourth but stayed with us the whole track. Great night!
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    Truly Odd !!! https://www.fatbmx.com/bmx-oldskool/item/53016-preserving-bmx-history-episode-52-patrick-freitas-dj-truly-odd-usa
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  25. 4 points
    So story is this a guy posted this bike on a Schwinn page on the FB and said he had no idea on old bmx bike and picked this up in a deal with a few stingrays. So I sent him a msg about it asking about his plans with it. After a bit of haggling we worked out a trade for it. I gave him 3 muscle bikes 3 speed ray, Single speed lemon peeler (wrong fork) and a 71 huffy Jet and $100 All bikes needing work. Any way got this one home and found out a bit on it. Even though it was in the 82 catalog they didn’t make many with the foil decal, & this one was almost all stock (grips and pegs) any way I changed out the Oakley grips after I scraped them off the bars to black finish line. And not touching the peds unless I find some Schwinn rats. Tor it down in the cold with the heater on my legs lol. Head set and bb are Schwinn crank arms stamped 80 on arm and inside. Any rate she looks fast just sitting there.
  26. 4 points
    hooo man I need to make time to make a big update for the site. Gathered lot's of interesting info for it.
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  28. 4 points
    Sodbuster, hot off the presses: https://fatbmx.com/bmx-oldskool/item/52712-preserving-bmx-history-og-brian-gutierrez-usa
  29. 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
  30. 3 points
    Wow...hard to pick anything id change on that one,maybe the brakes if i was doin a downhill event on it haha i had a red one as a kid,i got it for xmas one year
  31. 3 points
    Also, I put it to work right away at a memorial race held for a fallen bmx friend of Scott Towne. Downhill action.
  32. 3 points
    Bringing this thread back to life. Just picked this up yesterday.
  33. 3 points
    All I have done so far is took I wheels,stem and bars, seat and post & chain off (now in oil) and used a hand full of single edge razors for the rust and don’t forget about that monkey spit soak ! And will not to bad I have to say. And I don’t need to here about other way you may have done it. But I keep it old school and love the look of it. Some bad spots on the fork legs and crank arms. And I still need to give her the once over. And repack the goods.
  34. 3 points
    Staying consistent...posting all my finished projects on the best website. I've been working on this one quietly over the past 18 months or so. Check it out. I'm really happy with how it turned out. 1980 Standard long. FRAME - JMC Standard long FORK - JMC HEADSET - Tange MX-2 HANDLEBARS - Schwinn Sting STEM - MCS GRIPS - Oakley CRANKS - Shimano 600 SPROCKET - Takagi CHAINRING BOLTS - Norm's Bike Shop BOTTOM BRACKET - Cook Brothers PEDALS - KKT rat trap CHAIN - Regina Oro SEAT CLAMP - Xcaliber SEAT POST - VDC SEAT - Kashimax MX HUBS - Phil Wood FREEWHEEL - SunTour 16T (3/32") RIMS - C&G Super Pro TIRE FRONT - Carlisle Aggressor TIRE REAR - Comp 2 BRAKE - Dia-Compe MX1000 BRAKE PADS - Mathauser LEVER - Dia-Compe prebent PADS - Rad Pads
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    I do have road bikes and a mtb bike but bmx bikes are my roots,ive raced on and off since 13 years old and i still ride and race on bmx track so im very comfortable on them.l also have friends i ride,do gates and race with,so its a good social outlet for me.Ill also add ive spent a decade at the track with my daughter who also raced,shes in the red jersey next to me
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    Can't forget Mel's image on Joe Pernice's album!
  40. 3 points
    Was going through boxes of old records today and opened up a record from DJ Friction from Germany. I happened to look through the booklet inside and saw this pic... Looks like he’s riding a Haro freestyler.
  41. 3 points
    To help with all the missing images.
  42. 3 points
    To be clear to those reading, Tom is talking about Sod. Noone has ever said those kind words about me!!
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    Great article. Thanks for the mention. But why, WHY did you have to mention me next to Brian Hey....
  45. 3 points
    Bump dig deep and add dates... please do dig deep though
  46. 3 points
    Other than my Star Products that’s been with me since BITD, this Hustler Pro might be one the earliest in my collection.
  47. 3 points
    Great thread to bring back!! The PK I posted on page two is long gone but I have had this RA7 since Christmas Eve of 2012 when a bunch of members here surprised me with it. It is one of a handful I will always have. Truly miss the old days and crew that were here.
  48. 3 points
    I also couldn't pass this up. It's on its way.
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