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#26 2009-09-19 11:08am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

StillRidin' wrote:

HMMMM....

Old school: caliper brakes

Mid school: center pull/V brakes

New school: NO brakes

lol

No?

Nice....nuff said.

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#27 2010-04-06 4:54pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

I agree!  Simple.


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#28 2010-05-10 9:26am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

In my opinion... as time goes, the schools change... for example ... if it`s from the 70`s .. i call that PRE-school ...lol to  me as far as freestyle bikes.  ... 80`s is old school cuz that was the era that free styling was born and raised. 90`s is mid and 00 up is new/modern day. however when it comes to bike design. I call the 90`s mid school because that was the decade when old and new met . Like the transition to threadless headsets and 14mm axles along w/ thread less 3 piece bottom brackets. I have an 88 redline RL20B and it`s definately Old school compared to my 99 haro Zippo. to me , if your bike is compatable w/ todays components, w/o adapters and modifications, it`s mid school or modern ...


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#29 2010-05-30 5:08am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Ole skool - is the word, is the word, is the word that you heard, its got groove its got feeling.da da da da dada da!!!!!!!
Ole skool - is the time, is the place, is the motion, Ole skool is the way we are feeling.

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#30 2012-06-30 6:52am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

StillRidin' wrote:

HMMMM....

Old school: caliper brakes

Mid school: center pull/V brakes

New school: NO brakes

lol

No?

Lol I love ths, I still can't work out wat possesses people to hop on a 30ft ramp, go flat out but have no brakes !!!!!!!!!!

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#31 2012-08-12 6:00pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

i was born in old school time frame cant remember what year i owned my first red gt bmx (it wasnt heavy) but it didnt last very long i do remember that my second bike was pretty heavy so i assumed it must have been mid school....mid school was when bikes became thicker and stronger right? (i tried looking up the year of that heavy haro frame with the slightly longer then normal top tube but i cant find a look alike in the research or frame directory it had squared off shape top tup with like a bracket welded where the top and bottom tube are welded at the front of the frame, under the two.


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#32 2012-08-31 7:41am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

nsrrider1 wrote:

+1
You know you're old school when you do a bar endo on Sunday and call in sick to work on Monday.  lol

Ha! lollol


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#33 2012-11-04 12:56am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

And how old do bikes/parts have to be before they can be called "vintage"... I thought vintage meant 25 years or older, but I could be wrong.


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#34 2012-11-20 9:01am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

80's is old school.. Like me..smile

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#35 2012-12-12 2:29pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

jsholst2006 wrote:

pjcruiser wrote:

that is up for debate every time it comes up.  I would also say it changes as time goes by.   My time line is: Old school= '89 - back
           Mid School= '90-2000
           New School= 2001-

but again, every one will have different opinions

Exactly the way I define it.

Me too.

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#36 2013-01-23 8:42am

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woww

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#37 2013-02-23 11:44am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

StillRidin' wrote:

HMMMM....

Old school: caliper brakes

Mid school: center pull/V brakes

New school: NO brakes

lol

No?

That sounds about right. . . . and what's with having no brakes?? My nephew gets a new bike and the first thing he does is take the brakes off!!!

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#38 2013-08-23 10:37pm

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Very interesting!

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#39 2013-09-26 8:12pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Old school was everything that happened before I started riding and new school is everything that happened today.


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#40 2013-10-18 8:42am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Old school is everything that happened up to when I graduated high school in 88. College, the military, a career a brief marriage to a really hot chick, a divorce then marrying another hot chick and starting a family are mid-school. I started riding again in 2005 so 2005 on is new school.

:-)

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#41 2013-10-18 8:45am

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

The era when there was more padding in the tongue of Vans shoes than the sole is also an indicator of mid-school.

Lol


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#42 2014-02-17 4:03pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Too many good definitions in here lol

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#43 2014-06-25 3:39pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

ill 6th that

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#44 2014-06-26 12:56pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Nice thread necro.  2007 OP?  NICE!

I mostly have to agree with draw.  The "definitions" have less to do with years than they have to do with the technology.  Here's what I mostly stick to:

-Early OS featured HUGE frame gussets and box-style CS transitions, coaster brakes were standard.

-OS featured some smaller gussets, BRIGHT colors, and caliper (side-pull) brakes were standard--along with OPC's.  Standing platforms got downright outrageous.  Rotors belong in this group only.

-Early MS featured the same 1" threaded HT's, but started migrating towards u-brakes.  Gyros were now mainstream.  A few frames experimented with built-in bashguards.

-MS had 1 1/8" threadless HT standard.  U-brakes were standard on the rear for all freestyle bikes (v-brakes for racing bikes).  Frames got BEEFY, standing platforms died out.  14mm axles debuted and eventually became standard.  Bolt-on pegs were standard, threaded-on ones had died out.  Late MS also featured welded-on gyro stops on HT's.  Euro BB debuted, but was not extremely popular.

-NS has integrated HT's standard.  Mid-BB is standard (American BB is gone completely).  HT's are drilled for gyro tabs.  Micro-gearing is standard; frames won't even fit > 36t, and many won't fit larger than 30t sprockets.  Forks now come standard with threaded-in compression caps, instead of the MS-style star-nut.  Forks feature integrated crown race and steerer tubes are shorter than their MS bretheren by 1/2" or so.  Rear brakes are ALWAYS mounted on seatstays (v's above, u's below).  CS length is usually never more than 14" maximum.

Expect that some brands varied a bit in what tech they used.  You can still go to wally-world RIGHT NOW and buy a BSO for $100 that has NONE of the NS or even MS features.  That just means it's OS tech, not that it's a NS bike.


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#45 2014-08-31 8:05pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

mdeltab wrote:

jsholst2006 wrote:

pjcruiser wrote:

that is up for debate every time it comes up.  I would also say it changes as time goes by.   My time line is: Old school= '89 - back
           Mid School= '90-2000
           New School= 2001-

but again, every one will have different opinions

Exactly the way I define it.

Me too.

Me three

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#46 2015-07-15 11:01pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Old School = Aldo Nova

Mid School = Nirvana

New School = Foo Fighters

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#47 2016-08-02 4:14pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

SICMAN wrote:

mdeltab wrote:

jsholst2006 wrote:


Exactly the way I define it.

Me too.

Me three

Me four

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#48 2016-10-09 7:46pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

I'm 40. To me old school is chrome and racing.  1982-1988 or so is when bikes were my life, so I gravitate towards those bikes. 

Whe freestyle starter we all bought the bikes,  learned some tricks, and noticed they were heavy, most became back up bikes, haros and trickstars were cheap.

We all started skating, freestyle passed us by, then got cars and raced those.

Mid school to me is black bars and cranks, when chrome disappeared.


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#49 2017-07-25 6:06pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Single wall. Double- triple wall, heavy frame . Micro- geared/light frame and fewer than 2 brakes


building/riding mid-school all-around. need and will Standand 990 non-bash chrome fork

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#50 2017-07-25 6:10pm

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Re: Old School, Mid School, New School??

Leathers. Scars. Skinny jeans.


building/riding mid-school all-around. need and will Standand 990 non-bash chrome fork

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