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#1 2013-02-01 5:18am

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A question about the future of collecting

I'm 43 years old. I started riding in 1984 and stopped in 2004. I've been collecting since 2009 and I'm almost finished with my collection. I admire all decades of freestyle but the years 85-99 are my glory years.
My question is this: Do you think that we will be the last generation to appreciate the bikes from the 80's?
I'm seeing a new trend from collectors wanting bikes and parts from the 90's now and I assume this trend will follow suit into the late 90's and into 2000.
I'm also noticing a drop in price on many of the bikes and parts from the 80's.
Thoughts or comments?


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#2 2013-02-01 5:44am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Window is closing, bubble deflating, had to happen.  They wll never be dirt cheap or anything, not as long as there are garages and basements out there.  My opinion.


Its not the years...its the mileage

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#3 2013-02-01 6:04am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Im still collecting and will be for a long time,  Im in my 30s and I plan on collecting, riding and building for a long time

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#4 2013-02-01 6:06am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

S&m is the new hutch.  That's all you need to know


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#5 2013-02-01 6:14am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

I'm 21, I just started getting into this stuff. I'm sure kids my age starting this hobby are few, but we exist.


Just pop on RAD or BMX Bandits to any bicyclist, that'll get their interest without a doubt! lol

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#6 2013-02-01 6:35am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Ebb and flow of collecting.

70's went out....and now it is hot.
80's is on a roller coaster.
90's is picking up
OG collectors are getting out as other hobbies/family type things emerge
New collectors catch the bug and join every day.
Oh....Colllecting in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and AUS is hot now.


Been buying BMX parts at 25 cents on the dollar since 2010....

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#7 2013-02-01 6:41am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Buy all the 4-8 year old stuff now....it's too old to be used seriously by modern riders and too new to be valued by collectors yet.   We're just now seeing a bikes from the late 90's get more attention from collectors, I'm guessing the next big wave will be the super overbuilt Hoffmans, FBMS, T1s, Kings, etc. from that era, followed by all the early new school stuff from 2001-2004 in a few years.

I don't see the 70's and 80's stuff gaining more collectors...this thing is based mainly in nostalgia and you can't really be nostalgic about an era you were too young to have been a part of.

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#8 2013-02-01 6:42am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Gay is the new straight...


Please just give me one second...I am in the middle of railroading your thread

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#9 2013-02-01 6:44am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

D1976 wrote:

I don't see the 70's and 80's stuff gaining more collectors...this thing is based mainly in nostalgia and you can't really be nostalgic about an era you were too young to have been a part of.

Tell that to all the hotrodders with 50's style cars... or the 13 year olds wearing flourecent glasses. wink

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#10 2013-02-01 6:45am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Simply put-collect for the fun of it.


MADE in the USA-still number 1

Would like a PRO FIT Stem and PROFILE Freestyle bars that look like BUFF bars.  Also want to buy an early bar-less PROFILE frame-without the crossbar.

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#11 2013-02-01 6:47am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Great idea for a new topic!


Please just give me one second...I am in the middle of railroading your thread

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#12 2013-02-01 6:47am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Roy Munson wrote:

S&m is the new hutch.  That's all you need to know

S&M builds a quality product though, but as far as hype around a company then yes your spot on.


Back to the topic here,  I'm from the Mid school era and thats all I care to collect. I like the 80's bikes but I dont ever see spending any money on them.

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#13 2013-02-01 6:47am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

As long as porkchop is around well be able build an endless supply of bikes from the 80's


Please just give me one second...I am in the middle of railroading your thread

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#14 2013-02-01 6:51am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

collect and ride what you like and dont worry about what it will be worth.....BMX is a sport to participate and enjoy the simple pleasures of riding a bike. All those in it for investment will be disappointed years from now as their "hoarded display cases full of parts" will be worthless as each future generation wants to collect bikes from their own generation. Even S&M wont be worth much in the future as the current new school kids will want Eastern, Cult, Volume etc. Most New School BMX'rs don't give a crap about 80-90's bikes


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JW Pro stem,  Profile Pro  1-1/8" Black stems  ( in New to Very Good Condition!!!!!)
Standard Bykes 24" or 20" fork (99/2000 Era)
Profile Racing chain tensioners in DK Gold (mid school)
Primo Chad DeGroot grips

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#15 2013-02-01 7:01am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

SARON81 wrote:

D1976 wrote:

I don't see the 70's and 80's stuff gaining more collectors...this thing is based mainly in nostalgia and you can't really be nostalgic about an era you were too young to have been a part of.

Tell that to all the hotrodders with 50's style cars... or the 13 year olds wearing flourecent glasses. wink

Well played sir!  smile

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#16 2013-02-01 7:02am

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If you want something to come into "fashion" and have people buy it, put it in a movie, that always brings it around smile


I got lots of stuff, what you need? lol

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#17 2013-02-01 7:10am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

I'm hoping the market from 1979-1986 tanks.  I need to buy a bunch more.smile


I'm done!  I need NOTHING!!!!!   smile

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#18 2013-02-01 7:11am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Code4130 wrote:

Roy Munson wrote:

S&m is the new hutch.  That's all you need to know

S&M builds a quality product though, but as far as hype around a company then yes your spot on.


Back to the topic here,  I'm from the Mid school era and thats all I care to collect. I like the 80's bikes but I dont ever see spending any money on them.

Right here with you...Don't get me wrong...I like looking at the older stuff...I have appreciation for it too, but at the same time I don't care to own any of it.

I think it's still safe to hold onto your older stuff still though...I think the kids of now with dad's of yesteryear that are currently collecting will hold up the market in the end...They'll be the ones that bring the older fad back IMO. So then their friends or whomever see's their stash will want one of their own...Bam...the market...I hope..smile


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TONE wrote:

I'm hoping the market from 1979-1986 tanks.  I need to buy a bunch more.smile

lol +1


What I'd give for a early 80's 26" GT Cruiser....

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#20 2013-02-01 7:54am

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I think in some cases someone will satisfy their appitite for what they are currently building and collecting and slowly gain the urge to move to another "era".
For a long time I only wanted early to mid 80s stuff.
More recently I've become fond of 70s and late 60s stuff.


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#21 2013-02-01 11:59am

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

The Schwinn Krates are still holding value as far as I can tell and those are even older.
The unique thing about the late 70's & early 80's was that you could buy everything seperate, you didnt have to buy a complete bike. The individuality that we all enjoyed in this era of bikes really makes it unique in my opinion. Also, most of the parts were made in the USA or Japan, high quality stuff! Those are the things that will help sustain this markets value. I dont see it bottoming out, but the values might never get as high (except on NOS oakleys and Tuf necks lol). Also, the economy sucks right now and average people dont have as much expendable cash. Just my opinion.


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#22 2013-02-01 12:17pm

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

TONE wrote:

I'm hoping the market from 1979-1986 tanks.  I need to buy a bunch more.smile

lol


MADE in the USA-still number 1

Would like a PRO FIT Stem and PROFILE Freestyle bars that look like BUFF bars.  Also want to buy an early bar-less PROFILE frame-without the crossbar.

The FINIDIOT-Rob Ford is my hero.

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#23 2013-02-01 12:30pm

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Hell, I'm still wearing my parachute pants..... lol

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#24 2013-02-01 12:41pm

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

so you were 15 when you started riding?????     just saying .


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#25 2013-02-01 12:51pm

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Re: A question about the future of collecting

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Gay is the new straight...

????????NOT TOUCHING THIS ONE.

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