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RandyS last won the day on January 10

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  1. I would bet just about anything that it IS the Phillips frame. I put the pictures in Illustrator and measured every way I could and those two pictures come up as being close to identical. I always believed the bike was a 24. I don't pay that much attention anymore, I never knew it was claimed to be a 26. But, the question I have is the story behind in arriving in his hands. And dates get confused so I'm not trying to accuse anyone of anything but 1977? The thought of cruisers was still close to 2 years away. Why would someone give a 9 or 10 year old a 24". Just asking the question, at this point it doesn't really matter. Possession at this point is all that can be proved, 1977 just doesn't add up to me. I just looked at the pictures again, the one in the Robert Phillips Co ad is most definitely a 24.
  2. I think it's like Friendster, or the new one MySpace. Just another copycat, probably be gone in 6 months.
  3. I haven't been checking here much, with Facebook it's kind of taken a big bite out of the standalone sites but I do still check in once in a while. I wish I would have archived oldschoolbmx.com before I pulled the plug but never even thought of it. There's a huge amount of knowledge and history here so I was wondering if there's a plan to archive this long after we're all gone? I would hate to see all this info that has benefited from todays technology just get deleted at some point. I haven't looked into it at all but it seems like the Library of Congress or someone should be setting up something. And before anyone mentions the Wayback Machine, they're never complete and once a URL expires they dump the archive. It's amusing but worthless. I'm asking the same question to Mike and Gary. Thanks.
  4. Most everyone knows there are people who became very successful in their careers who started as BMXers. Jeff Gordon and a handful of other drivers, Lance Armstrong and a peloton of other riders that don't evoke rage and defense simultaneously, Slash, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Strahan, Jeremy McGrath, Bob Hannah, Johnny OMara, Cole Seely, and the list goes on and on. I was watching a show called Americancarna about the owner of Big Machine Records who brought Taylor Swift to the world and currently has a good chunk of the top country stars on it's roster as well as Cheap Trick, yeah doesn't really fit but it's Cheap F%#*^&n Trick. I had heard the name Scott Borchetta before somewhere, I guess he was on American Idol which I haven't watched in years. Anyway, they're talking about him racing cars prior to starting the label. And he mentioned that he started out racing BMX. So I searched around a bit and found results of him battling with Phillip Palfreyman at Palms, the guy has street cred. Anyway, I couldn't find anything on any of the boards about him, I'm sure a few of the SoCal pioneers know this but I never found any posts beyond one a couple of years ago by Suzanne Claspy on her personal page. If I missed something I apologize for my redundancy. One of the most important people in Country Music is a BMXer. Scott Borchetta is the kid on the left at 4:00.
  5. I tend to talk a little too vague sometimes. The pad thing is actually pretty cool for 1974 or 5 when I imagine this bike was built.
  6. Yes, they are 28 hole Araya 7bs, the original 7bs were 28 hole. I tried searching and didn't find anything, but I've never seen anyone in the last 20 years saying they owned any. I figured I'd let people figure out what I was talking about.
  7. Early Race Inc? Mini Rascals(no idea if such a thing ever existed)? Particularly confusing is the lack of seat but then 6 1/2" cranks.
  8. OK, no replies. A:There are hundreds of 28 spoke 7bs out there, B:I should have just said, 28 spoke 7bs, or C:Not a Hutch.
  9. I don't check any of the sites daily anymore but every once in a while I'll check the name it forum @ the museum just to see what's turning up. I remember them being on a few minis, I think maybe Steve Skibel ran them on his DG but I haven't seen any in 35+ years, and I didn't find anything when I searched. Is this the first pair to surface. I'll just post the picture, apologies if this has been brought up already, the thread is a few days old.
  10. I don't think they ever had stickers, Motopro came along not to long after the first frames were made. That came from the painter/welder who was my dads best friend, he wasn't real positive but believes they made the frames first, hence the name Donahue prior to them being Motopros. It was a copy of a 75 squareback without the Chromoly, good welds, nice dropouts, or nickle. Motopro came along and had them change the seatstays to the Y.
  11. Bringing things back from the dead. I found a picture of my original Donahue. This was before Motopro came along and rebranded them. I would guess it was one of the first ones, my dad was friends with the guys that made them and brought home an unpainted one. It's the same as the one I had which Roc now has. Note the layback seatpost 1975.
  12. Wow, hadn't seen this thread in a while. Lotta video rewriting of history going on here, sad. I believe Carlo made all the Elites and Pro Ams. The last Pro Ams were the looptail Boss'.
  13. I was going to post to suggest left and right decal sets when I saw that you had already mentioned it. I would take it one step further. Powdercoat/paint the Mongoose side, leave the DeCoster side nickle.
  14. #095 is on ebay if anyone is in need. http://www.ebay.com/itm/110903871982?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649