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#1 2011-08-09 9:26am

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RAMPS, Gates, Half pipes, Lets see what you built for BMX

Let's see some do-it-yourself skills when it comes to homemade BMX projects.  Post backyard ramps, pipes, gates, tracks,   etc... anything you built that enhances any aspect of BMX.


Purpose is to give ideas and building tips.



Here's a starting gate built for my kids and others in the neighborhood. Quick release spring for quick starts and balancing.

I'm thinking about doing a quarter pipe next. 



http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/EJRGR/DSCN2490.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/EJRGR/DSCN2492.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/EJRGR/DSC00992.jpg




Now please post what you've got.big_smile

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#2 2011-08-09 9:32am

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Re: RAMPS, Gates, Half pipes, Lets see what you built for BMX

Cool thread cool


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#3 2011-08-09 9:35am

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Yeah, cool thread idea for sure... and nice slippers wink

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#4 2011-08-09 9:36am

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Re: RAMPS, Gates, Half pipes, Lets see what you built for BMX

Here's my little weekend project I put together, an 8 foot grind box:

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/Jessie_Freeman/IMGP1219.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/Jessie_Freeman/IMGP1228.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/Jessie_Freeman/IMGP1230.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/Jessie_Freeman/IMGP1232.jpg

Here's a video of me playing with it on day 1:  http://vimeo.com/25611157


Oh your bike doesn't have a scratch on it? 

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#5 2011-08-09 9:38am

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My dad and I built an 8'x8' quarter pipe in our driveway back in '85 but I can't find any pics of us riding it sad

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#6 2011-08-09 9:39am

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Re: RAMPS, Gates, Half pipes, Lets see what you built for BMX

Johnnny wrote:

Yeah, cool thread idea for sure... and nice slippers wink

lol wife would kill me if she saw i posted that:lol:

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#7 2011-08-09 9:40am

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#8 2011-08-09 9:57am

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Tiller wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

Yeah, cool thread idea for sure... and nice slippers wink

lol wife would kill me if she saw i posted that:lol:

lol

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#9 2011-08-09 9:57am

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Sweet video. Nice riding smile

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#10 2011-08-09 10:56am

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#11 2011-08-09 11:33am

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Re: RAMPS, Gates, Half pipes, Lets see what you built for BMX

Here is the start gate I designed and had our welders do up for me.

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_0236.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_0235.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_0234.jpg

After Powder

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_6501Large.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_6502Large.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/hemi455/Start%20Gate/IMG_6503Large.jpg

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#12 2011-08-09 4:16pm

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Welds? It looks like Sea Gull Crap! lol Just a little welder Humor Bro, it looks great but a bit heavy I bet. The Idea of a few ramps has been hanging around in the back of my mind. My youngest boy is all for it!http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/jumpinjim/0427111824a.jpg
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/jumpinjim/0828101444a-1.jpg


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#13 2011-08-09 4:45pm

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its for the kids, that is what i told the wife

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii433/restoredude/halfpipe/2009HalfPipeBuild122.jpg

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#14 2011-08-09 5:21pm

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awesome half pipes

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#15 2011-08-09 5:28pm

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restoredude wrote:

its for the kids, that is what i told the wife

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii43 … ild122.jpg

OMG!!!!!!!! yikes

I am so fugg'n jealous......... I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE!!!!! big_smile

Looks like the kids benefit from their childish dad! loltongue

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#16 2011-08-09 6:01pm

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I started building this in 1985 or 86 and it grew from a 1/4 pipe into this monster.  Best backyard investment I ever made.  If I didn't have a homeowner's association I'd be building one for the "kids" too. wink

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/scan0002.jpg

There's a pretty cool story to go with this ramp here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=214441


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#17 2011-08-09 6:05pm

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That Thing Is SICK Bro!!!!! cool
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/scan0002.jpg

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#18 2011-08-09 6:06pm

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restoredude wrote:

its for the kids, that is what i told the wife

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii43 … ild122.jpg

one of those 4 sale in ohi 4 300 bucks new yikes  wsh i had the $ and a trailor sad

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#19 2011-08-09 6:21pm

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wired wrote:

I started building this in 1985 or 86 and it grew from a 1/4 pipe into this monster.  Best backyard investment I ever made.  If I didn't have a homeowner's association I'd be building one for the "kids" too. wink

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/ … an0002.jpg

There's a pretty cool story to go with this ramp here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=214441

Awesome sketch ramp !!!! The sketchier they looked , the better they rode back then cool


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#20 2011-08-09 6:33pm

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My friend Wayne with his fresh metal. I`m looking forward to riding this soon.
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL683/2961086/8470031/397766294.jpg

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#21 2011-08-09 6:57pm

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Keep some Tetenus shots handy Lou  !!!!  big_smile


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#22 2011-08-09 7:14pm

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No doubt, and stay away on hot days.  I remember riding metal at SK8 Underground - you could grill burgers around 1 PM in the summer! lol


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#23 2011-08-09 7:32pm

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wired wrote:

No doubt, and stay away on hot days.  I remember riding metal at SK8 Underground - you could grill burgers around 1 PM in the summer! lol

We have an all metal park here in tulsa....... yea, weve been 100+ for like a month now. crazy hot


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#24 2011-08-09 7:34pm

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This is great.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
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#25 2011-08-10 11:44am

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restoredude wrote:

its for the kids, that is what i told the wife

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii43 … ild122.jpg

yikes

WOW- any more pics of this one?

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