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  1. So I am kind of bummed I haven't been on here much lately and that I failed to even get any bikes listed in last years BOTY. My lame excuse is that I started a new job appox. 3 years ago and it has me commuting to work and it seems like I never have enough time to do all those things I'd like to do. BTW, I was looking for the button to make a contribution to the site, but don't seem to see it anywhere on here. Anyway, I was doing some research on Hutch and came across this crazy website with pictures and video of the old Profile BMX manufacturing plant. Have any of you guys seen this? It really blew me away. I'm kind of surprised they still have some old inventory just sitting around doing nothing... Here is hoping that this link works for you. https://digbmx.com/dig-this/forgotten-artifacts-from-profiles-dungeon
  2. Sodbuster, I'm glad you are not entirely "leaving" the hobby. I too have taken a big step back from collecting and building bikes. Part of the reason for me is what Brian Hays mentioned. There are just too many people more interested in making money than enjoying the bikes. I feel fortunate to have a couple of my old bikes from the early 80's and purchased a lot of what I have way before people started asking five and ten grand for a bike you could have bought five or ten years ago for probably 5 or 6 hundred bucks. The crazy thing is, there are still deals out there and there are definitely a lot of us here that are in fact in it for the love of bikes and not simply for financial gain. I have bought a couple of complete old school cruisers in the last couple of years for less than $1500 and I have bought many others, JMC, Thruster, GT, Race Inc., etc. all for a similar price. There was even a JMC cruiser posted on the museum recently that some guy was selling for $200, it was completely loaded and the buyer said he offered the guy what he thought was a fair price and the seller ended up actually taking less than the buyer was offering. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is we all need to keep the faith, there are definitely some problems and shady people in the game, but there are also a lot of good people out there keeping it fun and something we can all enjoy.
  3. Yeah, RL Paulie is correct, Sept. 85 serial code. I would be interested in seeing it, too.
  4. Darn, that would be one heck of a cool bike to own BITD. It's really cool that you've hung on to it. I'd get a new seat, a chain, and get that thing back on the road.
  5. Yeah I'm with you guys thinking that there should be something stamped or welded on to these stems to indicate that they are not the "real deal" made in late 70's and early 80's. These are such an iconic stem and it's definitely a drag that someone might pay some big money thinking they're getting something old and rare, not something someone finished making last week.
  6. I haven't been on here much this year and sadly haven't been riding as much as I'd like. I actually started 2018 thinking this might be the year I wouldn't buy or build any bikes. Well, as you can see from this post, that didn't really work out as planned. Here is a quick run down of the bikes. The GT and Cook Bros. were bought complete and I haven't done much with them. The red Race Inc I bought complete with all red parts. The Red Race Inc is OG anno with new stickers. I had the blue Race Inc already with all blue parts, so I decided to switch the parts on both bikes to have a blue on red and red on blue Race Inc. The Powerlite 26 was bought complete from a friend of mine and I switched out the pedals, bars, and seat post (seat post was a JMC, so I put it on my JMC). The red Powerlite I've had for several years, but finally sourced all the gold parts to build a replica of the one I had as a kid.
  7. Dang, I thought I had a cool SE bicycle collection, but I got nothing on this one. It's good to see that Ryder is enjoying himself and growing into his SE race uniform. Good stuff.
  8. I was wondering about the plate, too. It doesn't seem like a practical design for a ring.
  9. Damn, that's a nice pic up. The welds remind me of 90's GT and the brake bridge is kind of like a Terrier. I've never heard of or seen one before. It's got to be a rare bike that's for sure.
  10. Yardsale2, thanks for posting up these pictures. It was nice meeting you the other day at the show. It nice to see all the bikes and meet a few new people. Unfortunately my time was limited as I was in Chicago on other business, but I hope to make it back again next year or the next chance I get.
  11. I'm a big fan of this bike. It's a great representation of what I'd expect for BOTY. Way to represent Jon!
  12. Yeah, those tires are a perfect fit on that bike. I'm still sore about throwing the original tires I had on my Floval Flyer in the trash several years back.
  13. The RRS looks cool in black and chrome. I've had my RRS cruiser out a few times in the last couple of months when my local college football team has played home games. The bike sports our team colors, so people usually comment on that rather than the fact that it's a cool ass bike, too. I really like these bikes, they were kind of a mythical bike to me growing up. I saw the adds in the magazines, but never saw one in person.
  14. Yeah, I agree, a Mongoose with anything other than one piece cranks isn't going to look right to me. One piece cranks are probably the most underrated, under used parts people are using when they're recreating or rebuilding old bmx bikes. They're the right choice on a Mongoose and I think they're the perfect set up on SE racing and Race Inc., bikes, too.
  15. I remember having a blast trying to bend and destroy those rims when they first came out. I got a set of graphite z's in late 81 and they didn't seem to flex as bad, but me and my friends tried our best to crack and warp them while they were still new and I suppose still under some sort of warranty. They look cool as hell, but are not very practical for a race or ramp/dirt jumping bike.
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