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  1. Just got a message from Elaine Holt of BMX news fame.. thought I share her great pic and message. " I was cleaning out some boxes in my garage today and coincidentally I found this picture of Mike Devitt and Paul Hinkston of Shimano. The back of the photo says, April 1984. I was totally surprised by this photo because I don't remember anything about it!"
  2. Thanks. Much respect for the clean builds but I try to build the gritty stuff like we just raced them and heading back home with a trophy or two.
  3. "Moto 141, 14 novice to the gate. " Thanks to Dan for the frame, Joe Pernice for the fork and John Severin for the cool fork repair. Champion Frame Speedo dual DO fork ACS hub Bendix High flange coaster Mongoose stem Rascal bars Viking 70s plate American Pro grip 7b rims Schwinn headset and seat clamp Carlisle Front tire Cheng Shin rear
  4. 1. A. Because Corona had a left hand first corner and the different pads made the bike pull to the left. or B. Cause I couldn't find the other matching one. 2. No idea. Jeff would know. 3. No... That's 3 questions...
  5. Is it a joke if you have to explain it? I had a couple of people ask me why Brian Lewis. Jeff had a longstanding battle with Brian at WSA and other places which he speaks off 40 years later so....:-)
  6. I should have said "IF" I got it..:-) I also see Old Logo Cinelli stem. 1st gen Dura Ace front derailleur, possibly a Huret Duopar rear derailleur. Pre CPSC Campagnolo front hub, mid 80s rear Phil and a Unica Cinelli saddle. Also see a 3T bar that somehow was made to fit on the Cinelli stem.
  7. What I see it's a somewhat rare 71? Coppertone Schwinn Paramount fillet brazed tandem with some cool add ons that would be gone two minutes after I got it and replaced with suitable originals. That thing is great for that price.
  8. There was once a young man who wanted to race the Big Mama Classic in Corona so bad that he put aside his usual meticulous builds and slapped together a bike with whatever he could find at his shop. Schwinn sprocket from his FMF days, wheel with crappy SX hub on it. He even slapped a front Tuff Wheel cause he knew Skyway's contingency program did not stipulate that he had to run BOTH wheels. P.S. This is not a tribute bike, this is a bike built to bring back memories to a good friend. Big thanks to Ken for the stand, Dan for the use of the fork. Steve for the original head tube decal, Michael for the plate and John WhoDat Brown for the front Tuff. (Apologies to the good dude who supplied the other decals. Can't remember the name.)
  9. No sound, music or edited. Just cool stuff. 1977 I believe because of the yellow San Diego BMXA plates. Not 78 as it states at the beginning of the video. Rancho, Lakeside and Las Palmas. Heavy On the Parson's Construction team.
  10. :-) Lots of people ran coaster and 3 piece back in the day, just usually not with motomags.
  11. About 9-10 years ago, the OM said he had a hat for me. Never got it from him but still a cool gesture. On October of this year, Scoty Jr. saw a drawing I posted on the Society's Facebook page where Scot signed the drawing off to "Radical Rick. He contacted me and asked me if his dad called me Radical Rick and if he "owed" me a hat. I told him that I was pretty certain that he called a few people that including Damian. He said he was going to send me the hat nevertheless. I told him I could not really say that was the one for me but he said it was all good. Put a tear in my eye. Scot was so good at making even the lowest moto-filler special. He's still doing from the great beyond.