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#1 2013-01-23 5:02pm

nvmyslowride
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ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

So I have had this Rocket frame for a while. So I teamed up with my buddy Justin at Porkchopbmx to do something cool, fun and unique. To build a bike with as many parts from his store as we can. So here is the build thread and I hope you like it... Rocket forks are in the mail, and Paul at RETrOBMX.COM is doing our custom TI railed seat..


THINKING OF LIME GREEN FRAME, FORK, BARS, WITH ALL PURPLE PARTS, AND DECALS, THOUGHTS?


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/735118_10151350712558901_389146891_n_zps606cb9f4.jpg


7X STYLE HOOPS, TNT HUBS, ALLOY NIPPLES


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/399102_10151350713728901_1061019441_n_zps164c56ac.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/428165_10151350713923901_1529853433_n_zps122be025.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/25945_10151350714128901_133644756_n_zpsfac98e03.jpg


PORK STEM

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/528818_10151350714728901_746888418_n_zps80eaab86.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/208350_10151350714948901_47999805_n_zps966f2d94.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/523178_10151350715133901_19698960_n_zps2a237283.jpg


CHOPSAW SETUP

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/395550_10151350714273901_410644453_n_zps59a6b575.jpg


NICE FLAT CROSS BAR, LIGHT TOO!!!


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/319778_10151350715423901_513429277_n_zps8262a0fd.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/304161_10151350715303901_1936469709_n_zps5789dff0.jpg


SILVER DIACOMPE LEVER AND PURPLE CANTI'S


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/36510_10151350715778901_1246497088_n_zpsc8472868.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/537079_10151350716648901_778267419_n_zps84be3554.jpg


PURPLE SEALED HEADSET AND SPACERS


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/549805_10151350716788901_1357427060_n_zps347f02d8.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/734997_10151350715913901_136838155_n_zps32235f13.jpg


I HAVE USED ALL THESE PRODUCTS IN THE PAST WITH NO ISSUES AND LOVE THEM, THE SERVICE AND JUSTIN FOR HELPING ME AND MY MIDWEST BMX PROGRAM.. HOPE YOU ALL LIKE THE BUILD, AND YES THIS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY LATER ON DURNING THE YEAR!!!!


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#2 2013-01-23 5:06pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Lookin good! Justin is a cool guy cool


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#3 2013-01-23 5:10pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Pictures show different shades of purple, but it all matches pretty darn well!!!


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#4 2013-01-23 5:12pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Personally Nick, I'd recommend picking a purple and sticking with it.  It's just one of my pet peeves.  I hate it when people have like 6 different shades of a color on a bike.  I like the color of the rims and hubs, and I think the purple anno on a lime green frame will look good.  You don't want to hear what I think of those Rocket frames.


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#5 2013-01-23 5:13pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

I sure hope to see this one to the end without all the hate. Paul at Retro (StokeSeats) is awesome! cool I look forward to reading about / seeing the build. Great idea to showcase Porkchop parts!


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#6 2013-01-23 5:14pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

gaijin wrote:

Personally Nick, I'd recommend picking a purple and sticking with it.  It's just one of my pet peeves.  I hate it when people have like 6 different shades of a color on a bike.  I like the color of the rims and hubs, and I think the purple anno on a lime green frame will look good.  You don't want to hear what I think of those Rocket frames.

People love them or hate them. This is one of the later ones I was told, by profile that didnt crack as easy. not a pro on them, but love the uniqueness..


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#7 2013-01-23 5:15pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Drewbert34 wrote:

I sure hope to see this one to the end without all the hate. Paul at Retro (StokeSeats) is awesome! cool I look forward to reading about / seeing the build. Great idea to showcase Porkchop parts!

LOVE OR HATE THE FRAME OR PRODUCTS, PLEASE NO HATE HERE. lets just dicuss a cool fun idea you dont see often! Please and thank you


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#8 2013-01-23 5:51pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

nvmyslowride wrote:

gaijin wrote:

Personally Nick, I'd recommend picking a purple and sticking with it.  It's just one of my pet peeves.  I hate it when people have like 6 different shades of a color on a bike.  I like the color of the rims and hubs, and I think the purple anno on a lime green frame will look good.  You don't want to hear what I think of those Rocket frames.

People love them or hate them. This is one of the later ones I was told, by profile that didnt crack as easy. not a pro on them, but love the uniqueness..

They (the aluminum Rockets) were all made by Caloi in Brazil.  Profile bought the second batch after Rocket refused the delivery based on the durability issues demonstrated by the first batch.


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#9 2013-01-23 6:50pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

I'm in for the purple. Looking good so far. I didn't know porkchop had his own stems! They like cool !!

Edit: just checked the site and no purple!!

Last edited by CBR_TOY (2013-01-23 6:52pm)


Purple ano everything

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#10 2013-01-23 7:51pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR BUILD - ROCKET FAN HERE!

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#11 2013-01-23 8:22pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

If you get a chance, can you please weigh those bars? Was thinkin about gettin a set for an upcoming build but i need somethin REALLY light. And cheap...

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#12 2013-01-24 5:07pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

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#13 2013-01-24 6:56pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Awesome concept and a cool looking frame.  Yep, can't beat Justin for quality parts and exceptional service.  Subscribed...


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#14 2013-01-24 7:00pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

This is gonna look good when done!!


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#15 2013-01-24 11:31pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

That'll turn out nice, brave move starting a thread on it. Good on ya.

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#16 2013-01-28 3:51pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

THE FORK

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/punkydevil01/rocketfork_zps6fdac143.jpg


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#17 2013-01-28 4:00pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

cool Can't wait to see it finished.

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#18 2013-01-28 5:16pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

its going to be crazy.. trying to figure out the color now..


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#19 2013-01-28 5:19pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

I think Bill Prince still sells the decals.


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#20 2013-01-28 5:25pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

gaijin wrote:

I think Bill Prince still sells the decals.

We have tried to contact him many many times, and no replys


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#21 2013-01-28 6:10pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Me too. Hopefully he resurfaces on this site again.

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#22 2013-01-28 6:42pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

Ed has a killer rocket..awesome bikes...

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#23 2013-01-28 7:18pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

either thinking of doing this in the Monster energy green anodized look, or chrome base with trans black on top with all the purple, or all chrome powder and purple.


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#24 2013-01-29 11:56am

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

I say go for the green with purple.  It'll have that old school Kawasaki look.


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#25 2013-01-30 7:21pm

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Re: ROCKET BMX, Unique, cool, different.

gaijin wrote:

I say go for the green with purple.  It'll have that old school Kawasaki look.

GOING FOR IT!


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