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#1 2012-11-03 9:38pm

Norcoplease
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Have you ever thrown a bike away?

How many of you have throw a potential project away because you didn't think it was worth putting money into?

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#2 2012-11-03 9:45pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I never threw a bike away, but my neighbor did! big_smile
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#3 2012-11-03 9:50pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

What is that?^

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#4 2012-11-03 9:53pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

My Mom threw away my 1986 Zeronine XL , which I still piss and moan about from time to time . It was taken apart and wrapped up and covered with a small tarp . I left it when I went away for school for  2 years . Came back and found out she threw it away thinking it was broken garbage . Bummer . lol


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#5 2012-11-03 9:58pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

i usually cut them up and use the tubing for projects (no joke) never any good bikes though just common or junky stuff, remainder is sold as scrap so nothing goes to waste

this front atv rack/bumper is made of 2 sets of forks and 1 downtube

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#6 2012-11-03 10:13pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

What would you guys do with this?
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#7 2012-11-03 10:15pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Norcoplease wrote:

What would you guys do with this?
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3749 … 231054.jpg

I would go pro http://bmxmuseum.com/pro
and sell or trade or whatever you want in the appropriate section cool

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#8 2012-11-03 10:19pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Same here Burning! My Mom threw everything away! Even all my Vinyl LPs. TO THE MOON ALICE!!

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#9 2012-11-03 10:24pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Never, when I see a bike thrown out even if its junk, it just seems wrong could never do it.   I know someone out there is wishing they had a bike, any bike.


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#10 2012-11-03 10:34pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I initial thoughts about the Kuwahara was to give it a nice new coat of paint, possibly flat black, then give the chrome a nice shine. But it has issues, the mounts for the canti style brakes have been cut, i was quoted at 30$ for the fix, but then i noticed the freewheel was broken...and now a bent axle lol I still think it's a cool bike.... And i think it has potential.

I agree Johnnny, it might happen!

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#11 2012-11-03 10:34pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

My**

Damn, i wish i could edit my posts big_smile

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#12 2012-11-03 10:56pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

my pop tossed my A&A moto in the early 80's cause the frame was snapped in 2 spots...   yikes sad


The cost of my desire..To sleep now in the fire....

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#13 2012-11-03 11:43pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Norcoplease wrote:

My**

Damn, i wish i could edit my posts big_smile

For 20 bucks you can any of your post. Just sayin;)


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#14 2012-11-03 11:55pm

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I just threw away a Hutch Judge.


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#15 2012-11-04 12:13am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

jays24 wrote:

I just threw away a Hutch Judge.

pm sent tongue

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#16 2012-11-04 1:21am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I tossed my childhood diamondback strike zone f&f out with all my bmx stuff.
I thought "no one wants this old school stuff anymore" my kids will want the new school.
So during a clean up of my shed it got tossed.... I ummmmed n arrrred about it for ages.
Not long after I found this site. Didn't I make a bad choice!


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#17 2012-11-04 5:19am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Norcoplease wrote:

How many of you have throw a potential project away because you didn't think it was worth putting money into?

I threw a kids bike in the river once in revenge, because he sent two of his friends after me for something stupid. And that was after I beat up his friends. It had Gen 1 Bullseye hubs and all the "stuff" that went with it...that was 25 years ago, think I should dredge the river?


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#18 2012-11-04 5:38am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

When I got my Schwinn Scrambler F/F for Christmas back in the early 80's, I pulled the wheels off my Huffy Thunder Road and threw the rest in the trash.


I ride my bike in the house.

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#19 2012-11-04 5:43am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Its probly still right were you saw it land, unless it's a big river with lots of floods. I throw tons of bikes out every day. It's all old school Mtn bike, road bikes, and China garbage. All the bmx finds a home here tho. I do gotta get rid of some Huffy's tho, I find a lot of those. If you want one, lemme know, I got a few, I'll make you a hell of a deal,
lol.


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#20 2012-11-04 6:06am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I threw out an orange '71 Iverson Roadrunner back in the mid 80's; I was 15.  Fast forward to 2006-7 and my son's friend shows up on a flat black Iverson without the banana seat; had a big Schwinn seat.  I asked him where he got it and he said his uncle garbage picked it when he was a kid.  I told him that it could be my old bike and he said 'no way, my uncle lived in Bay' (a few towns away.  No kidding, I grew up in Bay - turns out his uncle lived in the cul-de-sac at the end of my street. He was 5-6 years younger so I didn't know him.  He still has the original seat but he didn't like the white seat with orange stripes on a flat black bike.

I've tried to buy it from my son's friend but he won't sell.  Although, he just got his license a couple months ago... I wonder if he could use some gas money!

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#21 2012-11-04 6:06am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Threw out a general hustler


I wouldn't be here today if the old school didn't pave the way.

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#22 2012-11-04 6:08am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I away 1 Colombia Pro Am, 2 Diamond back frames that had bad cracks. Sad thing is now I can weld and those bikes would have been 15 minute fixes. sad

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#23 2012-11-04 6:12am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

The only bike I ever threw away was my '80 Rampar R10 F/F.  (The frame was cracked in half though!)

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#24 2012-11-04 6:13am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

Only an accidental one that I found out about after the fact. Mom's old garage was falling down about 5 years ago and the neighbor helped out by bringing a dump truck and a track hoe and removing the garage. What I was told earlier this year while trying to relocate my 1979 MCS Magnum was "Oh hunny, I think that old bike was there in the garage and they just SCOOPED IT ALL UP IN THE DUMP TRUCK" ahhhhhhhhrgh!!

Edit; opps, fixed for bike only throw away.

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#25 2012-11-04 6:14am

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Re: Have you ever thrown a bike away?

I still cry myself to sleep every night thinking about when my dad threw away my neon green '86 norco spitfire with pro bars and z rims.

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