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keep_it_warm

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  1. I believe the earliest of the Redline bars that came after the original deeper-V nickel bars had no stamping. Soon, after, they went to stamping. They would be stamped in this area...
  2. Pedals would need to go as well if you want period correct. Maybe other parts as well (chain, sprocket, brake, etc) What is the stem? The bars look Redline to me. Are they stamped?
  3. Not a word....anywhere....at least that I have been able to find. Let me see what I can find out UPDATE: From what I was told, it sounds like it is imminent.
  4. Nice job Johan! You've been around forever. By the way, I still frequent your website for information.
  5. So if this seller will not ship Internationally, do you have a friend here in the US that the seller can ship to...then that person can ship to you?
  6. Ok, so this raffle ended up raising approximately $4,300 for Brett. It was mentioned yesterday during the raffle that Brett's outcome has been modified from "three months" to "just weeks". It sounds like he (and his mom, maybe?) are in Missouri. That's about all I know at this point. I know there are varying feelings, but I'm just posting what I have been told directly, from people who say they have been speaking to Brett and/or his mom on a daily basis. EDIT: To answer your question, Jason...no. I am only going by (a) Brett's own FB post saying that he has terminal liver cancer, and (b) the information being told to me from people who claim to be in daily contact with Brett.
  7. I asked around to see if there were other options available for people to donate/support (if they wanted to), but it sounds like this raffle is the only thing going on.
  8. I definitely remember the screen name. Sorry to hear this sad news.
  9. Well, sort of....here are a couple of google satellite pics of the area in question. In the first image, the large yellow DOT at the bottom is the corner our house was on. The big outlined area is the area we used to ride in the creek. The second image is a closeup of the riding area. The creek (blue line) is basically dry the entire year except in the spring when the snow is melting. The entire area was wooded 40 years ago, but now there are scattered homes on that road. The last image is at the intersection of my old house. The dirt road on the right leads down to the riding spot.
  10. A 13-year bump on this, eh? LOL. Believe it or not, I actually have pictures to add. IMAGE #1: The house I grew up in from 1978-1988. Thirty acres of fields, trees, creeks, animals and fun. The yellow circle is my old bedroom window. We use to open it and put the big house speakers out on the top of the porch roof and blast all the good stuff (Iron Maiden, ACDC, VH, Judas Priest, etc). The ditch in front of the house was the perfect spot to grab some air after getting as much speed as you could by pedaling down the road. It has been 'filled in' quite a bit by subsequent owners. Also, in the 70's/80's none of those rocks were there. IMAGE #2: The corner of Church and School. We would spend time here every day. This was on the way to school, so it was a guarantee every day. No big deal...about 2.5' tall. IMAGE #3: The corner of St. Clair and Day. The ride into town was about 3 miles. We rode our bikes to school every day regardless of weather. Pouring rain, snow, icy roads. It wasn't even a thought. We just did it. As you enter the town of Almont, you are pedaling uphill, so you were usually gassed out by the time you would hit this jump. The retaining wall was not there back in the day. The old lady who lived there couldn't stand it when we would jump onto her lawn, so this was more of a hit-it-and-go place. IMAGE #4: The corner of Black and Bristol. My mom worked for a local lawyer in the building on the left. The picture is the rear of the building. We spent a LOT of time here. That angled slab of concrete was like a wedge ramp. Think R.L. and Buff doing 180's and endos at the top, with rollbacks. The usual routine was to ride into town, go to the laundromat. In the back of the laundromat, they sold bottles of pop for $.50 and candy bars for $.25 each. So, for a buck, I could get a Diet Pepsi and two Snickers. Then we would ride to Black/Bristol to ride wheelies, do endos, and any other BMXA trick team tricks we could think of. The Almont Arcade was about 500 feet away (off to the left of the picture). When we wanted a break, we would ride over and get quarters from Denise, the young (hot) girl who worked there. Stargate, Tempest, Donkey Kong, Tron...we would waste a couple dollars there, then head back and ride again. Just typing this has me wishing I could go back and waste one more day doing this same thing.
  11. VDC "Fred Jr." solid seat post IMAGE #1: Detailed on a page of random equipment in the November, 1980 issue of BMXA (page 58) IMAGE #2: The Fred Jr. solid post appears in an official VDC advertisement in the December, 1980 issue of BMXA (page 110) These seatposts are pretty cool with plastic/vinyl colored inserts that slide into the fluted recesses.
  12. Titron titanium axles The earliest ad I can find is June, 1980 BMXA.
  13. Cycle Pro Skinwall Snakebelly IMAGE #1: I was surprised to find this ad on page 44 of the June, 1978 BMXA. This tire was available earlier than I ever thought. Additionally, it seems that the skinwall came first! IMAGE #2: The earliest reference for a blackwall snakebelly is on page 6 of the August, 1979 BMXA
  14. UniSeat (Berg Designs) The earliest advertisement that I have been able to locate is on Page 44 of the August, 1978 BMXA. The thing that stands out to me is: "7 SUPER COLORS" I wonder what all seven colors were?
  15. Torker 6-Bolt Stem IMAGE #1: First seen in magazines in the March/April 1979 issue of BMXA on page 13 IMAGE #2: The Torker advertisement in the same March/April 1979 issue of BMXA on page 29 sys "be on the lookout". IMAGE #3: The Torker advertisement in the May, 1979 BMXA (on page 10) now includes an image of the stem available for purchase.
  16. Son-Lite Turbo hubs IMAGE #1: First seen in magazines on the cover of BMX Plus! in February, 1982 IMAGE #2: The February cover is then referenced in the "New Products" section of BMX Plus! in June, 1982 IMAGE #3: The very LAST reference I have been able to find for purchasing Son-Lite Turbo 1's is on page 50 of BMXA in November, 1985
  17. He still owns that bike. But he's not selling (at least I don't think he is)
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