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Brian Hays

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  1. Yep, I bought this 2018 Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 27.5 bike and I love it. Also getting quite the herd of 2021 race bikes.
  2. Post a picture or email me at brianhaysbmx@yahoo.com
  3. No. It means absolutle nothing. You have a 2003-newer Chinese owned SE frame. Post a pic and I can help but the serials are useless.
  4. My wife is obsessed. We used to ride our 2008 DK General Lee 24" cruisers around but they weight like 40 pounds each. I bought her a 2020 DK Swift Pro entry level race bike and she was instantly hooked. I came home one day a couple weeks ago and there sits a $1300 Chase Element 20" race bike. I'm like what's up?? She was like " I needed a better bike". SCORE! Steve, yes the 24" cruiser fits and rides so much better. I'll always be a 20" guy at heart but man this cruiser feels good.
  5. Last race at the local track was yesterday. We had the whole place to ourselves today. Had great weather. This weekend may be it for riding here this year. Depends on the weather.
  6. Absolute truth!! Outstanding build and story. Amazing that he kept your number for 13 years. Truly the same circumstance and story as my Prodyne.
  7. I love my new Chase cruiser. The wife pulled the trigger on a 2021 Chase Element Pro. We've been to the track every Fri, Sat, Sun for about 8 weeks. Sucks being in IL, this coming weekend will be it until next April.
  8. Please get over your urge to refinish everything. Do an oxolic acid bath or vinegar bath on the chrome stuff. It will eat the rust off and then polish it with chrome polish or neverdull and be done. You can google for the simple process of an oa or vinegar bath. If you want him to have a new bike that is shiny then buy him one. I was serious if you ever want to sell this complete (as long as it hasn't been touched) Im a buyer.
  9. Wow, all 400 (300 for world and 100 for NZ and Oz) sold out in 16 hours. $1629.99 each (all in) in US dollars paid up front. Stunning......
  10. Take it apart, clean it up and build it the way you/he wants it. DO NOT RUIN THE VERY NICE ORIGINAL FINISH AND DECALS ON THIS FRAME SET BY RESTORING (ruining) IT!!! If you want your son to have a nice perfect brand new looking bike then GO BUY HIM A BRAND NEW BIKE. Restoring this VERY NICE original frameset would be an ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY. Personally I would disassemble, clean and regrease everything. Buy new tires and tubes and grips and put it back together. I always use rubbing compound, polishing compound and then wax. The finish will shine. PLEASE do not restore this. Other option is sell it to me and go buy your son a brand new bike.
  11. This is AMAZING!! Tinley Park is only a couple hours north of me.
  12. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/10/05/race-inc’s-new-owner-plans-bring-back-bottema-fork#.X4DkwdZKiUk
  13. Don't know if anyone caught this but Race Inc was sold a few months ago from Chris in IN who had resurrected the name back in 2016 to ABC or American BMX Company. That same company has now bought all the rights to Bottema forks from Jeff Bottema. Yayyyyyy (NOT) (These are both screenshots from Facebook that I got as I DON'T do facebook).
  14. Yes. All three of my Navajo's forks are capped at the bottom of the steerer tube and bottom of the fork legs.
  15. Girlfriend runs every day so my fat ass doesn't stand a chance (yet).
  16. Yep. My new Fly Racing full face helmet arrived today and her orange/black full face Fox helmet to match her bike arrived yesterday. We literally are taking the next five days off to ride. We also just booked flights and hotels to go to the Grands over Thanksgiving to watch some good racing. Pretty stoked and it was her idea!
  17. Ya, they were 1983-84 only. Made in Arizona.
  18. Added a pair of 1982 dated og finish and decals Tange TRX forks.