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  1. Are you working on the 2022 shirt I wear my 2018 and 19 shirts alot. Great quality shirts if you are thinking about getting any, dont think twice.
  2. Wow Atari that is an awesome build. Makes me want to ride a 20 inch again.
  3. One of the guys I remember from when I first started collecting, using the old vintage site and others. The prices have gone up. I think one reason is finds are so hard to come by now. I used to pass up on complete survivors for $200 like a Redline MX from 79. Now youd be lucky to get a frame for that, crazy for sure. Its been a couple years since I found anything. Welcome back pquinn
  4. I can just my 2 cents. I owned a seat of Profile 24 bars and a seat post along with my frame set. Everything was chrome, including the decals. I think they only used the clear for white or other colors, though i only remember white. The bend seems just a bit off. I have a set of old bars with a powerlite sticker. They were on a bike bought from Peddlepower. But everyone swears they never made a straight bar. So years have gone by and I have no idea what they are. The sticker on mine, like yours is very old. But it could have been put on for a factory rider who didnt like powerbends or a whatever BITD. So your decals could be old and on the bike for along time, but do not think they are Profile bars. Again just my 2 cents and I could be wrong.
  5. Wow a museum piece for sure. Seeing those pictures, now I know where my old Torker (gone must have sold it back in '80 i dunno) got its geometry. Mine was purchased frome Wheels-N-Things and was called by them Big Profile. Had the more modern dropouts than yours but very similar if not same geometry. I wonder how they measure up with a tape. I like you went with the gold trim (my bike was blue). But again after all these years yours (theirs now) is truly a masterpiece.
  6. IM from Trenton area and the Contis name sounds familiar but can not place the shop. Before I found out about Lawrenceville I tried to get a track open. I went to a few shops with Flyers and had a meeting complete with a film on BMX and no one showed. I have no idea if the shops cared or even left the flyers out or passed them out. I know I did the shop on Olden ave extension? Near Princeton or Pennington rd. I did the shop in Hamilton Square, Bernies Schwinn? but cant picture Contis. You may be correct about all the R9s being light blue that is how I usually see them pop up. I have a R11XL in my collection. Those Rampar uniforms and team were so great.
  7. Man just waiting for my buddy when I saw this. I did not get a email, just a receipt email. Hopefully we can square this away at the show Steve.
  8. If you posted the Load IN details I missed it. My buddy is asking me what time to pick me up I am like Um , uh, lol. Just my second show. What is the time we can start checking in etc? Is there a certain parking lot we should use?
  9. Could that even be a David Clinton bike? I think Europa may have been a shop close to him. Or perhaps a local who looked up to David. But I thought he ran a Shimano sticker on his bikes at one point as that was his main sponsor for a period. I would ask David if it is possibly his old bike, you never know.
  10. It is weird isn't it how finding old pictures can bring back such forgotten memories. I found on a NJ site pictures of me racing my first quad at a couple tracks back in 1981. I had forgotten some things about my own bike, so how hard is it to remember a buds bike? My first looptail was that same blue as in your "new" quad Steve, not sure what I did with it. My second looptail also in 81 was black and sold it in Texas during my bike ride across America. It isn't the parts that I think makes us feel so connected with the past, but the love we had building the bike that was to propel us onto the pages of a glossy magazine like our heroes. When did the Big M track open?
  11. I run the CYC site at wordpress. Brad Apold I know was a Minnesota racer BITD and he contributed lots of pictures and info for it. Don't know if he still races. I've got a CYC MXR, in pieces lol, as I am thinking to restore as it wasnt found exactly like in the ad of it on the cliff. Loved that ad. I'm also writing a book I showed some people an early draft at last years Society Show. I just ordered my pass to this years show today. I may set up a table and hand out a few samples of what is in the book. Brad Apolds name though is in the book as are a ton of others, from race results I have secured. Maybe I will start throwing together a 4 page sample now.
  12. I dont remember Shawn on Quickline but I do remember him on Grunert (Gruenert?) which had yellow, black and gray uniforms. I left SoCal in 84-86 so I missed alot. And as said before the team colors for Quickline were Blue, Yellow and White. I think I met Fred once did he run the second Lake Elsinore track after the bridge track closed? I think I even did a clinic at the second track or talked to him about doing one.
  13. Doing a quick internet search couldnt find much. But I did read that the owner was from Torrance, CA. The local tracks there at the time were Alpine Village (Torrance) and Ascot (Gardena) Then probably close enough was Harbor Raceway (San Pedro). I was in Orange County and don't remember seeing them much if at all. Just a vague recollection. I know I saw Procraft (a buddy of mine rode for them) and Hi-Tech and even Quickline more then I remember Cal Custom. But the bike looks sweet and the decals perfect for that era. So they probably spent most of their time at those tracks and on occasion hitting big races elsewhere. So maybe a South Bay local remembers more.
  14. Love the SE Van in the background of the girls sidehack. Same color as the old New Jersey license plate. Been looking for a hack at swap meets, thrift stores with no luck. I did find a homemade one last year but was from around 80 and had not a single good part on it so I passed at $150. The frame was a like a Schwinn Thrasher or something. Am I the only hardcore old school racer that never rode one before, not once lol.
  15. Awesome my favorite bike of all time. 20 inch anyway. I had 3 BITD. I never had a red one,, but yours looks sweet like candy. I know one of my rivals/buds out of South Jersey, Ed Mayer or Meyer (spelling?) Had a Red one, I think with gold parts. He rocked the Waretown, NJ BMX track, along with his little brother (Dan?). Congrats on finally finding one.
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