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  1. 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
  2. 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....... :-)
  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. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
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  21. 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)
  22. 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.
  23. 5 points
    Got this one together for Webco Wednesday.
  24. 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
  25. 4 points
    Old Blue & I felt compelled to build the red one from mostly old parts
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  27. 4 points
    here's a couple things you hear about but don't see often !!!
  28. 4 points
    found some of my brother's os parts, these were in the bunch !
  29. 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.
  30. 4 points
    John on his cruiser at Grand Prix Bmx.
  31. 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!
  32. 4 points
    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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  34. 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.
  35. 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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  37. 4 points
    Sodbuster, hot off the presses: https://fatbmx.com/bmx-oldskool/item/52712-preserving-bmx-history-og-brian-gutierrez-usa
  38. 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!!!
  39. 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
  40. 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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    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.
  43. 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.
  44. 3 points
    Just finished this one up tonight. Mark Darcy gave me this plate years ago, it is one of his original plates. I found it in a stack of stuff in my office & had to build it! 1979 Powerlite built with mostly original finishes, I added the downtube decals. Great original paint on the frame & fork. Powerbend handlebars mounted to a 6 bolt MCS stem, vinyl pads, Shimano Tourney brake, lever & cable guides, Koolstop brake pads, fluted alloy seat post, Suntour seat clamp, Grand Prix saddle, Takagi Tourney cranks, KKT rat traps, Black low/high flange Sunshine hubs, Araya 7Cs, Suntour Maeda freewheel & Cheng Shin C-183 fat skinny tires. Enjoy! I will change the grips and seat clamp when I find something more to my liking.
  45. 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.
  46. 3 points
    Yikes Steve!!! Unreal. Stay safe. If I could only save one, I think it would be my Prodyne.
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    One of the earlier goose frames still alive.......... No. 332 off the production line...... Parts run down: Restored 1975 mongoose short frame - serial 10332 NOS Ashtabula forks Survivor SIMI stamped motomag 1's NOS Cheng shin C183 tyres Survivor Ashtabula crank Survivor Schwinn BB Survivor Schwinn Chainwheel NOS Union pedals Survivor Schwinn Messinger seat NOS Rampar seat clamp NOS unstamped MX headset Survivor Ashtabula stem / gooseneck Survivor box bars NOS Hunt Wilde grips NOS black pad set And here she is..........
  50. 3 points
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