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#1 2010-03-04 9:57am

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Worst BMX products of all-time...

I just thought I would throw this topic out there...What are some of the worst product's/idea's that you can remember?  Old, Mid, or New school.

Me being old school will start with the Dia-Compe Tech II levers (as a little kid, you might as well of mounted that thing on your forks!)lol or maybe Vector bars (bars and stem in one, WTF?)tongue

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#2 2010-03-04 10:00am

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#3 2010-03-04 10:03am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

Reflectors, especially on serious race/freestyle bikes.


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#4 2010-03-04 10:03am

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(late 70's / early 80s) Super Sucker - tubeless BMX tires.
http://verydesign.net/bmx/supersucker_tires.jpg

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#5 2010-03-04 10:05am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

Wheel covers. They're ugly, they're heavy, and it sounds like they're coming off when you land a jump.

And those hard plastic octopus grips that came stock on bikes in the 70s and early 80s. Man, those things would make your hands into raw hamburger after a day of riding.


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#6 2010-03-04 10:06am

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matt....hands down i think those are the winners.  lol


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#7 2010-03-04 10:06am

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slingshot frames, 14mm front axles, overbuilt midschool frames, Z RIMS, addicks plastic chainwheels, and haro plastic brake levers.....

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#8 2010-03-04 10:06am

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Super Sucker Tire!

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#9 2010-03-04 10:08am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

TrulyOdD wrote:

matt....hands down i think those are the winners.  lol

I know right!, I've heard people talk about almost giving themselves a hernia trying to get them on and off a rim.


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#10 2010-03-04 10:09am

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ACS rotor, SR Spintech, etc.  Any rotor that requires the stem to be raised, causing it to break.

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#11 2010-03-04 10:10am

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Anything made for, and sold by Walmart would be my vote!!    lol

Also....Those cheap plastic pedals that have no adjustment that you can't take apart.


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#12 2010-03-04 10:12am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

That's what I was thinking. You would have to use some sort of heavy equipment to get them on a rim. And how much do those things weigh? Yeah, those things are the worst so far.

Didn't someone post some weird straight bottom bracket axel that the pedals thread directly to? You can no longer pedal, just coast around. I'll try to find that one.


chromey wrote:

TrulyOdD wrote:

matt....hands down i think those are the winners.  lol

I know right!, I've heard people talk about almost giving themselves a hernia trying to get them on and off a rim.


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#13 2010-03-04 10:15am

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The boner seats, odyssey locking levers, frame standers, screw on pegs (like in the fork), tiogo seatpost with stander.  LOL


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#14 2010-03-04 10:17am

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brake pads....you know those pads for brakes....stoopid!  cool


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#15 2010-03-04 10:30am

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The "two finger lever". Lousy location and I've got the knee scars to prove it!yikes
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#16 2010-03-04 10:32am

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The Hole Shot 2 speed racing system. WHat a crock.


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#17 2010-03-04 10:42am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

Sensi1972's 2 million dollar home made hutch forks.

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#18 2010-03-04 11:05am

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Any part that now commands at least twice it's original retail price...


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#19 2010-03-04 11:17am

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http://next-bike.com/img/logo.gif

and anything else made by

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#20 2010-03-04 11:32am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

chromey wrote:

(late 70's / early 80s) Super Sucker - tubeless BMX tires.
http://verydesign.net/bmx/supersucker_tires.jpg

+1111111 teey shoulda been called bll suckers


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#21 2010-03-04 11:35am

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chromey wrote:

(late 70's / early 80s) Super Sucker - tubeless BMX tires.
http://verydesign.net/bmx/supersucker_tires.jpg

them tires are super tight ...id love a set
heavy ass bikes ..aka..jumping bikes eat my bick

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#22 2010-03-04 11:37am

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Re: Worst BMX products of all-time...

Pretty much anything ACS,but the rotor and Z-rims being the worst,the Z-rims being pretty much garbage.

Another honourable mention is the AC 888 15 tooth freewheel,complete piece of crap,mine lasts only 2 months being it started making all kinds of wierd noises and skipping.


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#23 2010-03-04 11:38am

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Those plastic tube chain protectors.  When you pedaled, it sounded like you were bending the never-ending bendy-straw! lol

Dad tried to install one on my Takara Outlaw back in '81 and by the time I was at the bottom of the start hill, I had a plastic streamer working it's way into my hubshell.

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#24 2010-03-04 11:41am

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bmxninja wrote:

slingshot frames, 14mm front axles, overbuilt midschool frames, Z RIMS, addicks plastic chainwheels, and haro plastic brake levers.....

I will agrre on most of the things on this list,except for the 14mm axles and the midschool tanks.

I could only wish the bike companies would start building industructable heavy frames again,not like the current featherweight fragile stuff made today.


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#25 2010-03-04 11:44am

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boston wrote:

Sensi1972's 2 million dollar home made hutch forks.

lol


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