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i know there are a lot of us that still ride to varying degrees - whether it's at a pretty high/current level or just trying to pull old tricks from BITD.

 

for those still at it, what are we riding? old school bikes, mid, retro, new school...?

 

for me, working in shops since 1984, i've always upgraded to the latest tech as it came out. BITD, and until very recently, i don't think i ever rode the same bike for more than 2 years before moving on (which in hindsight is how i ended up with much of my vintage collection...it began as accumulation :) ). today, i don't have a single OS bike that i ride. i have a few midschools and some retro things i'll take out for just a cruise, but my main bikes for getting it done (or at least trying :wink: ) are fairly to completely current tech...

 

 

 

 

my flat bike (when i feel like doing peg stuff). this is kinda a mix of mid-to-retro-to-current. the only true OS thing is the front wheel, which has been on whatever my main flat bike has been since about 1986 and the seat. this is probably the longest duration i have ever had a bike "in service". 2003 Kappa Starsky.

 

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this is my "most of the time" bike. other than the seat, i think just about everything else is currently available or not far off. 2007 Sunday 20"TT.

 

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what are you other guys on, these days?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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here are my rides.

 

2008 Knight Proformer today was going to be my 1st day to be able to take it to the skatepark since my hand is half way healed. But hit a few jumps and the bars moved so not today.

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2003 24 Bicyles Porn King II

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2007 NYC Bikes Fixie

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1980 Redline MXII

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This is a rider I've been working on, David Ruz gave the frame, not sure what year it is

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And this is my rider, 07 retro quad with retro graphites

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Everyday rider...A United Trinity with Macneil and We The People parts.

 

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Special occasions, and just having fun...

 

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I love that Kappa.. How close is the geometry to a Trickstar?

 

as much as i can tell by laying one on top of the other, it seems very close. Kappa/Scott said they were supposed to be the same. it's been so long since i rode a TS i don't really remember how they rode. i have no complaints with the Kappa and it only took a few minutes to get used to it when i first got it.

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Well I do ride them all at some point but the main riders are my Quad and my merida 24". Nothing special but the retro MXII style RL440.

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i tried out a 90's GT with all new parts for flatlanding, 1 1/8 headset "mod" being the main upgrade:

 

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only older parts were the frame, rear rim and front wheel, well the clamp too but that was NOS.

 

i decided lately to use a suelo simple frame instead with those parts, but the 91 gt will go back to use once the simple breaks, bends or whatever.

 

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then there's the street, trails bike that i use for going to work:

 

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i ride the collected bikes to the lake during only the summertime.

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frame:st martin class x

forks:odyssey pro flat

brakes front only:dia tech hombre

front wheel

sun big city w oddyssey hazard hub 48

rear wheel: g sport ribcage w federal freecoaster 9t cog

pegs;sequence pirate 4.5 x 1.5"

cranks: st martin holloflat 160 mm w st martin 20 t sprocket

pedals;odyssey plastic

seat:odyssey 99er

seatpost:thompson elite

seat clamp:odyssey mr clampy

tyres:khe mach 1's

bars:mountain top fabrication t4's

grips:odi longnecks

stem:odyssey format

headset: fsa sealed

chain:Izumi

spokes: Dt swiss

brake lever:odyssey monolever

cable:odyssey slick

blocks:kool stop

 

all 21 lbs in weight.flatland ride.

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i know there are a lot of us that still ride to varying degrees - whether it's at a pretty high/current level or just trying to pull old tricks from BITD.

 

for those still at it, what are we riding? old school bikes, mid, retro, new school...?

 

for me, working in shops since 1984, i've always upgraded to the latest tech as it came out. BITD, and until very recently, i don't think i ever rode the same bike for more than 2 years before moving on (which in hindsight is how i ended up with much of my vintage collection...it began as accumulation :) ). today, i don't have a single OS bike that i ride. i have a few midschools and some retro things i'll take out for just a cruise, but my main bikes for getting it done (or at least trying :wink: ) are fairly to completely current tech...

 

 

 

 

my flat bike (when i feel like doing peg stuff). this is kinda a mix of mid-to-retro-to-current. the only true OS thing is the front wheel, which has been on whatever my main flat bike has been since about 1986 and the seat. this is probably the longest duration i have ever had a bike "in service". 2003 Kappa Starsky.

 

kap.jpg

 

 

this is my "most of the time" bike. other than the seat, i think just about everything else is currently available or not far off. 2007 Sunday 20"TT.

 

sun.jpg

 

 

what are you other guys on, these days?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

that kappa is super badass. i like it alot.

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This bike completely killed my Redline obsession. Best bike I've ever ridden........bar none!!

 

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Was this Haro Master until I cracked through the top tube last year.

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For 2009 (and hopefully much longer) I'll be sporting this Master.

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My flat bike is an 08 Hoffman strowler with Odyssey parts. My ramp bike is an SE DeVille with Odyssey parts. Total new school bikes. I like cruising around on my old bikes but the geometry is too wacky now for serious riding.

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I spend most of my time on a two-four:

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It's a Banshee Scratch, touted as the missing-link between BMX and mountain bikes. It can set it up 24", 24/26", or 26", up to 3" tires, geared or single speed, rigid or up to 5 inches of suspension. It's my goto bike for just about everything. I get full leg extension with the seat up, or drop it all the way down for park riding.

 

I still fool around on my RL20-II, but after riding a bigger bike, I feel too tall to be comfortable pulling any kind of moves on a 20". I'm passing all my OS stuff down to my kids, but at least I still have a capable bike to go play with them..!

 

Tom P.

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1st Gen Morales

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SWEET!

 

I love those 1st Gen Morales'

Great geometry and still has all the old school attributes, before they started using all the big tubing.

 

I like the way yours is set up.

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There's some great bikes being shown here.

 

Tried riding an old school Haro for a while, however, moved to the new school stuff because they feel better and not as afraid to damage it if I come off. And I have been known to come off a few times...

 

2008 FlyBikes Campillo

 

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2007 Ambiente Bikes Prospero

 

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No camera as of right now, but working on it

 

2007 Fit Van Homan frame

oddesy mid BB

We the people royal cranks

Oddesy twisted colored pedals

shadow consp. 11b bars

eastern integ. head set

eastern nitro forks

animal pivitol post and seat

Mankind seat clamp

proper 25tchain wheel

kcm multi colored krazy chain

back wheel eastern birectional w/maxxis miracle tire

front proper

dk iron cross grips w/ proper metal bar ends

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also a 1981 24" Team Murray x24 cruiser

a 2002 redline rl340

a 1990 redline rl240

2008 GT performer

2008 Haro x2

2003 giant modem g

2000 Haro revo

? Dyno Blast

2005 Haro backtrails

I also have 4 project bikes in the works

but all the bikes I listed get there share of riding

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