Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...  RSS Feed

#1 2012-11-15 6:22pm

RandolphCarter
WAYYYY in the black
From: Round Lake, NY
Registered: 2010-12-12
Posts: 1169
Bikes: 10
Website

Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

I've dragged home many bikes from thrift shops or junk piles, and put several of them back together and given them to kids in the neighborhood.

One of the kids stopped by to show me the most recent paint job he had given to the Frankenbike I had made for him out of a Next, a Magna, and a Pacific:

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff493/randolphcarter2112/2012-11-04151139.jpg

Yes, fugly as all hell, but he's ridden the snot out of this thing, to the point where he's bent axles and cranks, and I've replaced the tires several times over.

Offline

 

#2 2012-11-15 6:24pm

squirrelsmith
Pro MemberLoves Naked Animated Girls!
From: Brier, WA
Registered: 2008-05-28
Posts: 7825
Bikes: 1
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

its beautiful

Offline

 

#3 2012-11-15 6:28pm

chkn4130
Expert
From: New York
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 805
Bikes: 1

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

Get the kid to rake the leaves for a set of grips  lol


When I'm not riding BMX my other ride is a Husaberg FE 390.

Offline

 

#4 2012-11-15 6:45pm

RandolphCarter
WAYYYY in the black
From: Round Lake, NY
Registered: 2010-12-12
Posts: 1169
Bikes: 10
Website

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

chkn4130 wrote:

Get the kid to rake the leaves for a set of grips  lol

Th pic is is actually from the playground across the street from my house, but that is a fantastic idea.

Offline

 

#5 2012-11-15 6:49pm

RDB
BMXer 4 Life
From: Decatur, IL
Registered: 2008-06-19
Posts: 5188
Bikes: 1

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

cool

Offline

 

#6 2012-11-15 6:57pm

chkn4130
Expert
From: New York
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 805
Bikes: 1

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

Hell yeah. Put work in get parts out. That's how I always got money for parts bitd. I cut a lot of lawns for my redline Rl 20ll


When I'm not riding BMX my other ride is a Husaberg FE 390.

Offline

 

#7 2012-11-15 7:18pm

Big Red
Centurion Member
Registered: 2008-02-14
Posts: 137

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

I spend a ton of money on my sons race bikes and fun bikes.  I never had parents who cared and my goal has been the exact opposite. 

You sir are doing a very cool service for your community.

That looks like one of my bikes, when I was young.

Thanks for posting.

Offline

 

#8 2012-11-15 7:48pm

chkn4130
Expert
From: New York
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 805
Bikes: 1

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

RandolphCarter  I couldn't help but notice your signature. "labor creates all wealth". That's great. wink


When I'm not riding BMX my other ride is a Husaberg FE 390.

Offline

 

#9 2012-11-16 2:46am

Big Dawg88
Pro Member
From: Menominee, MI
Registered: 2008-01-10
Posts: 1840
Bikes: 5
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

As long as he enjoys it that's all that matters.


WTB Early 90's chrome Redline proline F/F

Offline

 

#10 2012-11-16 2:59am

JPinFL
Pro MemberJuan Pablo Diablo
From: NE Florida
Registered: 2011-02-05
Posts: 3964
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

IMO, a Next, Magna, & Pacific Frankenbike ridden to hell is a lot better than a grail, carpet queen that never gets ridden.

And props to you for helping the kids out.

Did you need a set of OPC to replace the bent ones? I should have one sitting around. LMK

Offline

 

#11 2012-11-16 9:01am

oldskoolkel
Expert
From: Essex, England
Registered: 2012-02-13
Posts: 766

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

Very cool, as said much cooler than a wall hanger.


1983 Porsche 911 SC,1978 Ford Capri 3.0 xpack
2011 29" Big Ripper, 2010 metal wrap retro looptail PK, 2 x 1999 Mongoose Supergoose 25th Anniversary Edition in Aluminium.
WANTED:- 1999 Mongoose Supergoose 25th Anniversary edition handle bars please.

Offline

 

#12 2012-11-16 9:29am

duckm750
Member
From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2008-11-02
Posts: 56
Bikes: 11

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

Have to give you props for helping out the kids in your community.  It's awesome that you're helping them and getting kids interested in riding. 

Bikes are meant to be ridden ; {


"Drop the zero and get wit the Hero!"

Offline

 

#13 2012-11-16 10:34am

alainmagana
Pro MemberIn Wonderland
From: Logan Square, Chicago
Registered: 2009-04-18
Posts: 7490
Bikes: 13
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

cool


Knowing is half the battle, GO JOE!
44T BMX CHICAGO CLUB RIDER
Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesireables and the Subjugation of Humanity
WTB: SuperBmx Febury 1984

Offline

 

#14 2012-11-16 10:39am

Haro-83
Pro MemberTEXAS HILLBILLY
From: East Texas
Registered: 2009-10-05
Posts: 10731
Bikes: 34
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

Awesome! cool


Build it, Ride it and Break it. That what it was made for.

WANTED: nothing for now

Offline

 

#15 2012-11-16 10:49am

gimlid
Pro Member
From: Port Coquitlam BC
Registered: 2012-04-23
Posts: 639
Bikes: 4
For Sale
Website

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

:cool:Any kid that beat his bike that good is badass cool in my book.


Kuwahara found

Offline

 

#16 2012-11-16 11:26am

bblizard
Pro Member
From: Canton - Dedham - Harwich, MA
Registered: 2011-05-24
Posts: 827
Bikes: 3
For Sale

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

big_smile


What is and what should never be!

Offline

 

#17 2012-11-16 1:22pm

andycapp
Museum Addict
From: Sombertown
Registered: 2010-09-02
Posts: 1230
Bikes: 8
Website

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

chkn4130 wrote:

RandolphCarter  I couldn't help but notice your signature. "labor creates all wealth". That's great. wink

I was thinking the same. cool
Cool of you to help out the kids.


44T - BMX Club, Chicago via Cincinnati
What I should have said, was nothing.

Offline

 

#18 2012-11-16 1:50pm

Roy Munson
Pro Memberg'd up from the feet up.
From: Hate One Three
Registered: 2011-01-23
Posts: 9142
Bikes: 5
For Sale
Website

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

atleast the tires are matching. ive seen much worse when i was living in tampa


Tribute Bikes

Offline

 

#19 2012-11-16 7:17pm

RandolphCarter
WAYYYY in the black
From: Round Lake, NY
Registered: 2010-12-12
Posts: 1169
Bikes: 10
Website

Re: Another ugly mutt only a parent could love...

chkn4130 wrote:

RandolphCarter  I couldn't help but notice your signature. "labor creates all wealth". That's great. wink

Ding! Ding! Ding! first person to notice the sig  - Glad you like it!


JPinFL wrote:

Did you need a set of OPC to replace the bent ones? I should have one sitting around. LMK

They've already been swapped out, but thanks anyway!


Roy Munson wrote:

atleast the tires are matching. ive seen much worse when i was living in tampa

Hell, I've owned much worse.  I had a Columbia copy of a stingray that looked like it was from the island of misfit toys.

Offline

 

Board footer