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no doubt....that pic is dope!!! :rawks:

 

i hope there's more too!

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Mario Jeter 385, Dave Sieber 298, exit turn 1.

 

Wheels and Things in between, and little slice of Rick Chastain's left arm.

 

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Bob Sieber 1st turn exit jump

 

DG Frame, Redline forks and bars, Phil Wood front hub, Schwinn Automatic Two Speed rear hub.

 

sweet

 

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Is that a R&R hack!

That's nuts if that's what it is!

Awesome pics/history right there!

:wow:

 

 

 

Great site (thanks for the link, Mike!)

 

Bob and Dave Sieber, MM1, last turn at Rancho.

 

Sorry. I don't know the guys we are sending over the top.

 

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Is that a R&R hack!

That's nuts if that's what it is!

Awesome pics/history right there!

:wow:

 

 

 

Yep. R&R hack. Mira Mesa Schwinn had two.

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THATS what the MM stands for!! i grew up next door to mira mesa in university city. my local shop was called CANYON bikes, owners name was bruce (? last name)

 

awesome hack shots, me and my buddy patrick still ride em. cant wait to find an R&R one day :break:

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Another shot of turn one, Clint "Caveman" getting rad, and me taking the low and fast option.

 

Surely I passed him by turn two, the fastest turn in BMX (IMAO).

 

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From what the late Sandy Finkleman told me, a real low profile frame was great for cornering on a hack.

He told me the White Lightning (a subsidiary of R&R) was a choice frame for hack racing. I would figure

an R&R would be too since it was super low too. I remember Randals, El Cajon Blvd Schwinn had a hack

welded onto a white White Lightning frame.

 

Cool pics by the way.

I'm in touch with Mario Jeter. He'll be happy to see that photo of him racing.

Isn't the Wheels N' Things rider #30 Don Cole? I saw him a few years ago too.

Funny Rick Chastain cut off. He was an insanely gifted BMX rider. Would love to hear

how he is.

Caveman Clint Guidry!! I remember that pic being posted in San Diego BMX Wheels newspaper.

That guy had some hair for sure!!!

 

Bob, you rock!! Thanks for posting those!!

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From what the late Sandy Finkleman told me, a real low profile frame was great for cornering on a hack.

He told me the White Lightning (a subsidiary of R&R) was a choice frame for hack racing. I would figure

an R&R would be too since it was super low too. I remember Randals, El Cajon Blvd Schwinn had a hack

welded onto a white White Lightning frame.

 

Cool pics by the way.

I'm in touch with Mario Jeter. He'll be happy to see that photo of him racing.

Isn't the Wheels N' Things rider #30 Don Cole? I saw him a few years ago too.

Funny Rick Chastain cut off. He was an insanely gifted BMX rider. Would love to hear

how he is.

Caveman Clint Guidry!! I remember that pic being posted in San Diego BMX Wheels newspaper.

That guy had some hair for sure!!!

 

Bob, you rock!! Thanks for posting those!!

 

 

R&R Sidehack welded to a Dan Gurney frame.

Team Bikesmith early 80's.

Here is the thread I started over at the Museum:

 

 

http://bmxmuseum.com...c.php?id=202836

 

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Stonie,

Were you a racer, sponsored by Bob Bohn @ Bikesmith back in the day?

Just wondering if I knew you.... Your real name (if you care to post it).

Reilley1 and I are long time friends of Bob Bohn. We visit his shop still

once in a while.....

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Sweet hack Jeff. I remember that mini hack and the one Uppenkamp had. Glad to see you at this site. Reminds me to go by the shop and say hi to your dad.

 

This is from 77 I think. Recognize #306? :)

 

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#384 is Aaron Stevens who in 1980 was on the original Diamond Back factory team.

 

Hey Jeff B. I didn't know it was you till Rick to told me..

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looks like a family fun machine

 

:cheers:

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Sweet hack Jeff. I remember that mini hack and the one Uppenkamp had. Glad to see you at this site. Reminds me to go by the shop and say hi to your dad.

 

This is from 77 I think. Recognize #306? :)

 

LASPV.jpg

 

 

I don't remember that day in particular, I was probably only 6 or 7!!

 

I took a digital picture of these viewmaster pictures from that

same era. I didn't want to open the plastic containers and break them.

 

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My Dads shop. Photo taken by helicopter....around mid 80's???

Have it hanging up in my room, kinda cool picture with all the old cars!

 

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viewmaster shots are cool... taking photos of it actually worked out well. Bike shop pic is a cool relic as well!

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Jeff's dad (Bob) and mom (Jeannie R.I.P) are two of the unsung heroes of early San Diego BMX. Bob was the starting gate guy at Rancho for many years. He was instrumental in getting BMX going in the area and helped build may of the tracks including Clairemont (Now Kearny mesa) Him and Sandy Finkelman helped bring a national sanction (NBA) into the area while still keeping the local association (San Diego BMX Association) running the weekend races.

 

Bob has also been running the "Bike Smith" out of PB for many many years and sponsored many now famous racers like Shawn Texas and a couple of early freestyle riders (the name escape me right now)

 

He has an amazing memory for details and if you guys ever get a chance, go to the shop and he'll amaze you with the knowledge.

 

Jeannie was also heavily involved as a sign-up lady and score keeper. In a twist of fate, I ended up working for Jeannie may years ago when i was going to University. Somehow, after almost 15 years, she recognized me and re-introduced me to Bob. One of the first words that he said. "You were on the NBA rulebook in your hack." Followed by "I remember disqualifying you guys a few times"

 

Glad to see the mini-hack again, It was raced against the G-Boy mini hack a few times.

 

Good family and good friends for sure. I'll always remember your dad and your mom fondly. Welcome to the site Jeff.

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The late Kris Parenteau (Wheels N' Things) on a SE JU-6

Last jump at Rancho 1979

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1980 at Rancho, NBA U.S. National

 

Shawn Texas, Eddy King, Donny Atherton

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Shawn Texas, Eddy King, pete Loncarevich, Insane Dwayne Williams, Larry Stepp

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Cruisers Greg Hill (Shimano), Ted Guilmette (Schwinnn), crossing the finish

Larry Stepp (Randal's Schwinn), Dwight Lowell (Littlejohn), & Mark Pippin (SE)

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DG factory Pro Byron Friday followed by DG co-factory riders Eric Braegger

Chris Foster (on the 24"), & Billy Knudsen

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Pros Greg Hill (Shimano), Bobby Woods (Robinson), Perry Kramer (SE)

 

 

Great photos form the era I was most involved.

 

Dwight Lowell a name I have not heard since those days. He was a fast early cruiser rider.

 

Check out Pippins cruiser I am pretty sure he ran a 24 rear and 26 front on that first gen OM Flyer.

 

Good photos, good times!

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Jeff's dad (Bob) and mom (Jeannie R.I.P) are two of the unsung heroes of early San Diego BMX. Bob was the starting gate guy at Rancho for many years. He was instrumental in getting BMX going in the area and helped build may of the tracks including Clairemont (Now Kearny mesa) Him and Sandy Finkelman helped bring a national sanction (NBA) into the area while still keeping the local association (San Diego BMX Association) running the weekend races.

 

Bob has also been running the "Bike Smith" out of PB for many many years and sponsored many now famous racers like Shawn Texas and a couple of early freestyle riders (the name escape me right now)

 

He has an amazing memory for details and if you guys ever get a chance, go to the shop and he'll amaze you with the knowledge.

 

Jeannie was also heavily involved as a sign-up lady and score keeper. In a twist of fate, I ended up working for Jeannie may years ago when i was going to University. Somehow, after almost 15 years, she recognized me and re-introduced me to Bob. One of the first words that he said. "You were on the NBA rulebook in your hack." Followed by "I remember disqualifying you guys a few times"

 

Glad to see the mini-hack again, It was raced against the G-Boy mini hack a few times.

 

Good family and good friends for sure. I'll always remember your dad and your mom fondly. Welcome to the site Jeff.

 

Thanks for the kind words Rick.

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I said this once and I'll say it again. I can close my eyes and still feel the rush of screaming into the first corner at Rancho on a sidehack at 35+ MPH.

 

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Hey Reilly,

we swap emails before & after this I wounder if I knew you back then?? I finally scan some old photos of my BMX days heres a couple, Scan0001 (11).jpg Scan0001 (2).jpg

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Hey Rick, 

Who was demo8don ? 

That pic above in turn #1 at clairemont BMX track is #414x is Insane Dwayne Williams and the guy in back is Ron Reynolds. Both fast local San Diego guys

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That’d be great.  Definitely looking forward to them. 

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