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Brian Hays

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  1. Yikes Steve!!! Unreal. Stay safe. If I could only save one, I think it would be my Prodyne.
  2. That's the plan Jon. We went Friday night and watched the races at the track. We went back today to ride again but the gate was locked to keep people out because it rained hard there yesterday. Way harder than 30 miles north, at home so we went back home and got the ramp out.......I'm currently planning on buying a longer complete 20 and a 24 race bike.
  3. They didn't come with anything. They were sold as a frame only. No kits or frame / forks were offered. I have seen a couple different pics from bitd that both had Landing Gear Lites on them. A black one and the only other candy blue one seen thus far.
  4. We went back today and had the entire place to ourselves.
  5. The manual machine that she built after watching youtube videos last Sunday.
  6. 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!!!
  7. Not sure. I wanna concentrate funds on the GHP Trix frameset I just bought. I did buy a set of date correct OG finish and decals Tange TRX forks for this frame yesterday though.
  8. Did a thorough clean up on it with rubbing compound, polishing compound and wax.
  9. So about two weeks ago I got an email from some guy out of the blue. He asked me to identify a bmx frame for him. I said sure no problem. Just send me some pics. He tried emailing me pics but they wouldn't come through so he asked for my cell number. He then text me four or five pics of a 1982 SE Racing Basher which is an 82 Race Inc RA7 that SE decal'd as Bashers. I've done a long thread here on the three styles of SE Bashers (I'll link it at the bottom of this post). Anyway, I asked him what the story was and how he got my email address and he told me that he works for a guy and they were cleaning out a barn and were making a scrap pile to haul to the dump and this frame was in the barn. He pulled it out and his boss told him to toss it in the alloy pile to scrap. He said he's not into bmx and didn't know anything about it but he felt it was too nice to junk. He had gone home and googled SE Racing Basher BMX and almost every hit on google had my name in it. so he clicked a link which brought him here and he clicked on my profile and got my email address. He said he had seen some of my sold Bashers and wondered if I would be interested in it or know someone who was. I asked him some questions and he was quick to get me pics and info. I asked him what he wanted for it and he shot me a ridiculous number. I told him thanks anyway but I wasn't interested at his price. He came back quickly asking what I would pay. I told him my number and told him he could take it or leave it. No hard feelings. He contacted me back later and said after thinking about it, he would take my offer because it was easy for him and he wanted the frame to go to someone who would appreciate it over dealing with Ebay or Facebook. I told him I could paypal him right away and he told me he had never used paypal and he prefered a money order. Against my better judgement I agreed. I mailed him a money order from the post office on Monday and was holding my breath. He text me on Thursday and said the money order had arrived and he had already mailed the frame Fedex and gave me tracking. It showed up today. Dude was just outside Muncie IN and the bike shop decal on the frame is Muncie IN so it had been there it's whole life. These SE Basher decal'd RA7 frames were all ball burnished with blue/brown decals or black with gold/white decals. These are the only two colors that have turned up. About a year ago someone posted a pic of a kid from 1982/83 holding his bike in both hands broken clean in two and it was a candy blue Frame with Basher decals and we had a discussion here at how rare that was because only burnished or black had ever been seen. Well this one is og blue with og decals. Even the glue from the seat tube decal that is missing is still there. Bike shop decal is in good shape too. The first two pics are pics he sent me. The others are pics I took after removing the chain, head cups and bb cups and wiping it down with a wet towel. I'll do my standard scrub down I always do tomorrow. Rubbing compound, polishing compound and wax. Seat tube is spread from some clown trying to force a 7/8 seat post into a 13/16 seat tube. I was able to massage it back with a rubber mallet. First two pics are his.
  10. So did I but fifteen years later it's painful to watch. I assumed he was a collector but after seeing his stuff for sale, yes he's a total flipper and couldn't give any less of a shit about anything other than money. Man I fucking hate human beings. Dumbest motherfuckers on this planet.
  11. Just saw this elsewhere for sale. SUPER nice set of early cruiser GT bars. Never mind the fact he parted out a complete Patterson PR240 cruiser he found, He's also basically bragging all proud of himself that he peeled the FULLY INTACT GT decal from these bars. The amount of dumbfucks ruining this hobby is STAGGERING. I wish they would all just FUCK OFF already!! His Quote: "Top bar decal was in pretty rough shape so I removed it during clean up. "
  12. I dont think its a 97. Free Agent did start making alloy frames in 97 but they didn't stamp the FA on the brake bridge until 2008ish from what I've seen. How long is the top tube from center of seat tube to center of head tube? It's either a Speedway or Limo race frame.
  13. Serial is 0984286. Mine doesnt have the Greg Hill decal on the fork but I do have an nos one Red Baron/ DD gave me.
  14. Jon, did yours have fork decals on both sides?
  15. To tell you the truth Jon, I didn't even see a serial when I was cleaning it. I'll have to look tonight. Why was the $5500 a secret? No clue why it would have been. What did you end up getting for it.......or is that a secret too? I have no problem stating what I paid. Just didn't want to spit it out and look like a douche if no one had asked. I have zero interest in $600 brakes so I wont be going that route, I'm guessing. We will see. It will be a bit, regardless as I shelled out for this GHP and a RTT PK Ripper frame and fork, both last week. I'm BMX BROKE for a bit.
  16. What am I missing? $600 in brakes?? Guess that's why I dont do freestyle.....
  17. Here is a picture of how the bike was found. SUCKS it got parted out. Not any stellar parts but OG is king to me.
  18. No Patrick. That was a $5500 frameset (pictured). I PROMISE I didn't pay NEAR $5500 or even the sellers $5200 asking price, which he listed this for sale as soon as he read Jon wanted $5500 for his. I paid CONSIDERABLY less than that. First one is the one Jon has or had. Second one is mine.