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CharleyGnarlyP290 last won the day on September 29 2018

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  1. That. Is. Sweet! And PReston Petty grips! I loved those things. Those and Malcolm Smith were my favorite grips. Always had to buy two pairs for use on the BMXs though...
  2. Cripes... my bro lived there until a couple of years ago. He lives in Gold Hill now with a big piece of land and horses... his dream. Good to hear you are doing well.
  3. Wow. I remember her from when I first started racing here in Bakersfield. She was really good. One of the fast locals for sure. Sad news to hear... wayyy too young.
  4. As mentioned above, FitBike makes a 22 that looks very Mongoose-ish in appearance. Chrome, rainbow prism decals in the Mongoose style with very similar looking font. I came really close to getting one, but opted to build up a 20" instead.
  5. I totally remember this. I was 6'1" and I thought something a bit larger than twenty would be perfect. 26 seemed to big to me and I wasn't quite sold on 24. When this article came out, I was kind of hoping for a revolution, since I thought it was the perfect solution. It seems I remember Stu making remarks about the size, but can't remember if it was pro or con. A few years back when I saw the 22" Fit, I commented to my son that it wasn't a new idea and that it was tossed around a bit in the '80s.
  6. Sounds right. Those look exactly like mine that I got in '82.
  7. I have one of the blueprints (a copy) of the Stick drawn over the looptail that I got from Scot... can't remember the dates though.
  8. Holy cow, Steve. That's the best thing I've seen in a long time. Caught a quick glimpse of an R&R at about the 4:10 mark. Was also digging the upturned roady drops on one of the kids bikes. That sure brings back memories...good times. Those kinds of tracks were so much fun to ride, and so different from the tracks of today. Thanks for posting it.
  9. Here's mine: Purchased in August 1981 from a shop in Fresno, CA. Frame only. Serial 3146 Weight from a UPS scale: 5 lbs exactly bare frame Top tube diameter: 1 9/64" with paint Original color: Red. Flaked off in chunks not long after I got it, hence the non-original color.
  10. Sad stuff. I used to stay in touch with him quite a bit. Was always a really nice guy... always friendly. In '81 or so, when I was on the local SE Factory Hot Shop team, I went over to check out the bus. He was the one that invited me to come in and hang out. He wa also the first pro to sign my form needed to get my pro card in the ABA. RIP Rod...
  11. Here's a question: Back in the day, we always referred to the PK Ripper as a PK. In this trailer, the kid refers to it as a Ripper. What did you all call it?
  12. Holy cow! These are nice! How can I order a desert camo and jungle camo together to combine shipping?
  13. I'd go Klunker style: coaster in the back with some fat tires; Motorcycly type MX bars; Brookes Flyer saddle.