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#151 2017-07-26 8:07am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Some good stuff on this thread cool

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#152 2017-07-26 8:18am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

There's a hot-pink Randor scooter/skateboard I keep seeing on ebay every now and again.  NIB.  I'd probably give that a nod for this category as well.

I can only partially agree on the Fishbone stuff.  Their gyro & some stuff may be weird & less than properly functional...but other stuff worked awesome & looked cool too.  Sushi bars are still in my top 5 fav bars of all time.  Skull brake levers were very cool.  Seatposts were unique & functional (not with stupid hand holds).  And Blowfish freecoaster was one of the first freecoasters to be widely available.

I'd agree on Sunday.  The "look" is cool, but then you realize it's the same part they've been selling for 10 years, but made in limited-edition colors so they can sell more.  So basically, you're buying a bike for pure cosmetic appeal--because nothing really justifies or distinguishes one Sunday from another.  But even Sunday isn't in the same league as most of the rest of this stuff.

Euro BB deserves a nod.  So do bashguards, frame-standers, stem-standers, fork-standers, etc.  Slingshot doesn't deserve to be here.  You know what else runs on the same suspension principle as a slingshot had 30 years ago?  Your modern agitator-less washing-machine.  Slingshot was just ahead of its time.

BSO's should be getting more notoriety on this list--they all suck.  Bully should be on this list every other post.  Moosegoose too.  Frames with a funky rear triangle for non-piercing drivetrain shouldn't be on this list.  That design will be the wave of the future (already happening) as belts replace chains for race bikes.

Disagree on white tires.  GUMWALL whites belong on this list.  Reflectors & chainguards don't qualify, since they were never considered "cool".  Frames w/o brake bosses...THOSE belong on this list; so do the idiots who decided to stop selling stems with gyro tabs (that's an easy weight-savings).


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#153 2017-07-26 8:19am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Interestingly I saw this at a mountain bike shop a while back

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/56126/img_02495978b2ee64.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/56126/img_02485978b2fa5a.jpg


Chainwheel teeth ÷ freewheel teeth x wheel diameter in inches = gear inches.

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#154 2017-07-26 8:38am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Interestingly I saw this at a mountain bike shop a while back

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2ee64.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2fa5a.jpg

For 1200 that might have been a descent buy!

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#155 2017-07-26 8:40am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Mich BMX wrote:

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Interestingly I saw this at a mountain bike shop a while back

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2ee64.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2fa5a.jpg

For 1200 that might have been a descent buy!

I'm sure it's still around that that I could get it for half that


Chainwheel teeth ÷ freewheel teeth x wheel diameter in inches = gear inches.

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#156 2017-07-26 9:36am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

IPD wrote:

There's a hot-pink Randor scooter/skateboard I keep seeing on ebay every now and again.  NIB.  I'd probably give that a nod for this category as well.

I can only partially agree on the Fishbone stuff.  Their gyro & some stuff may be weird & less than properly functional...but other stuff worked awesome & looked cool too.  Sushi bars are still in my top 5 fav bars of all time.  Skull brake levers were very cool.  Seatposts were unique & functional (not with stupid hand holds).  And Blowfish freecoaster was one of the first freecoasters to be widely available.

I'd agree on Sunday.  The "look" is cool, but then you realize it's the same part they've been selling for 10 years, but made in limited-edition colors so they can sell more.  So basically, you're buying a bike for pure cosmetic appeal--because nothing really justifies or distinguishes one Sunday from another.  But even Sunday isn't in the same league as most of the rest of this stuff.

Euro BB deserves a nod.  So do bashguards, frame-standers, stem-standers, fork-standers, etc.  Slingshot doesn't deserve to be here.  You know what else runs on the same suspension principle as a slingshot had 30 years ago?  Your modern agitator-less washing-machine.  Slingshot was just ahead of its time.

BSO's should be getting more notoriety on this list--they all suck.  Bully should be on this list every other post.  Moosegoose too.  Frames with a funky rear triangle for non-piercing drivetrain shouldn't be on this list.  That design will be the wave of the future (already happening) as belts replace chains for race bikes.

Disagree on white tires.  GUMWALL whites belong on this list.  Reflectors & chainguards don't qualify, since they were never considered "cool".  Frames w/o brake bosses...THOSE belong on this list; so do the idiots who decided to stop selling stems with gyro tabs (that's an easy weight-savings).

You list makes no sense and is wacked.


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#157 2017-07-26 9:43am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

rmeneses wrote:

Kurt_Rad wrote:


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That used to be the slogan here in 2012

Only when there is money to be made.The serious bmxers fled the scene when the prices tanked,so now we just have a bunch of jokers on here.


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#158 2017-07-26 12:08pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

IPD wrote:

There's a hot-pink Randor scooter/skateboard I keep seeing on ebay every now and again.  NIB.  I'd probably give that a nod for this category as well.

I can only partially agree on the Fishbone stuff.  Their gyro & some stuff may be weird & less than properly functional...but other stuff worked awesome & looked cool too.  Sushi bars are still in my top 5 fav bars of all time.  Skull brake levers were very cool.  Seatposts were unique & functional (not with stupid hand holds).  And Blowfish freecoaster was one of the first freecoasters to be widely available.

I'd agree on Sunday.  The "look" is cool, but then you realize it's the same part they've been selling for 10 years, but made in limited-edition colors so they can sell more.  So basically, you're buying a bike for pure cosmetic appeal--because nothing really justifies or distinguishes one Sunday from another.  But even Sunday isn't in the same league as most of the rest of this stuff.

Euro BB deserves a nod.  So do bashguards, frame-standers, stem-standers, fork-standers, etc.  Slingshot doesn't deserve to be here.  You know what else runs on the same suspension principle as a slingshot had 30 years ago?  Your modern agitator-less washing-machine.  Slingshot was just ahead of its time.

BSO's should be getting more notoriety on this list--they all suck.  Bully should be on this list every other post.  Moosegoose too.  Frames with a funky rear triangle for non-piercing drivetrain shouldn't be on this list.  That design will be the wave of the future (already happening) as belts replace chains for race bikes.

Disagree on white tires.  GUMWALL whites belong on this list.  Reflectors & chainguards don't qualify, since they were never considered "cool".  Frames w/o brake bosses...THOSE belong on this list; so do the idiots who decided to stop selling stems with gyro tabs (that's an easy weight-savings).

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#159 2017-07-26 12:11pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Bike shaped object, walmart bikes essentially.


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#160 2017-07-26 2:36pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

El Gecko wrote:

DvBrien wrote:

cbrstar wrote:


That design reminds me of the old Nishiki Alien MTB.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or … 363249.jpg

It's fun to see these companies trying to reinvent the frame. I haven't seen anything except the 2 piece with the shock absorber support a functionality argument.

The chainstays being raised like that means that you don't have to break the chain to remove it from the frame. It doesn't go through the rear triangle like normal.

It's a little benefit, but it's not enough for me. It's not like we replace chains very often anyway.

There were two benefits to an elevated chainstay design. The first being eliminating chainsuck. The second was allowing the chainstay length to be shortened while still allowing wider tires.


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#161 2017-07-26 5:38pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

http://i68.tinypic.com/htz8lc.jpg

Fluted seat posts. Yea, I had one. Great way to get your frame and BB soaked in water, mud and rust out the frame. Maybe that's why we parked them flipped upside down in front of 7-lls playing Donkey Kong and Tron big_smile

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#162 2017-07-26 5:41pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

http://i66.tinypic.com/hrmydy.jpg

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#163 2017-07-26 5:43pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

tinypic sucks too smile

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#164 2017-07-26 5:46pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

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#165 2017-07-26 5:47pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

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Chainwheel teeth ÷ freewheel teeth x wheel diameter in inches = gear inches.

Wanted: Always looking for midschool stuff.





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#166 2017-07-26 11:17pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

lord_athlon wrote:

Bike shaped object, walmart bikes essentially.

BITD, we called them DSB's, aka POS's.  IDK why random acronyms are used.  SMH.


(I believe I lost some I.Q. points when I typed that response).

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#167 2017-07-28 3:21pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Interestingly I saw this at a mountain bike shop a while back

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2ee64.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b2fa5a.jpg

Split loom on the chain... that would sound like you're riding a bag of chips. lol


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#168 2017-07-29 8:26pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

First off, this thread is hilarious!
Love seeing the gimmicks that came about from all these obscure manufacturers.
Some are definitely better than others, and some are certainly quite rare today.

I've got one. No one mentioned drum brakes. Ceppie ran them and had everyone scratching their head. Once people got them, they realized - hey this weighs a ton, and doesn't work as good as these DC's I was going to toss out!
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/B9BED45B-5012-4197-8B9A-20840C9F760A_zps9an7plzb.jpg
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/F87A4F41-E05A-45D7-9F81-CA1083728137_zpsnh4yg4du.jpg

On another note, I worked in a bike shop here in metro Detroit, as well as Camp Woodward. Sometimes I saw some crazy over zealous freestyler throw every bolt on possible on their bike.
These were kind of like luggage racks as previously mentioned, but even more so.
They were totally rickety, and would damage the living daylights out of your bike, not to mention the additional weight...did I say heavy?
I once saw a kid with every bolt on imaginable on his bike.  ????????
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/075A31F0-1260-4CF2-81C8-0624E2F16110_zpseuo3yf2c.jpg
I remember he had one of these skyway or pacific stands, the seatpost stand, the headset stand, the tioga bars, some generic forkstanders, as well as the fork stand plate that was offered...not to mention GT rear platforms and pegs, multicolor chain, handle seat post, and a yo! Rock N roll seat..
That dude must have delivered a lot of papers BITD.????????????

DMZ

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#169 2017-07-30 9:37am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

dmz73 wrote:

First off, this thread is hilarious!
Love seeing the gimmicks that came about from all these obscure manufacturers.
Some are definitely better than others, and some are certainly quite rare today.

I've got one. No one mentioned drum brakes. Ceppie ran them and had everyone scratching their head. Once people got them, they realized - hey this weighs a ton, and doesn't work as good as these DC's I was going to toss out!
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt25 … n7plzb.jpg
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt25 … 4yg4du.jpg


DMZ

I kinda have to disagree a little, while ,yes, a little gimmicky, I ran drums back in the 80s and they worked fine. I would say as well or better than a caliper brake. The wheels on my TS I have now  lock up at speed! Also , my wheels weigh in at 3lb , and I found an article stating Skyway Tuffwheels weigh in at 3lb as well. Could almost say Magwheels are gimmicky too. Lots of people think those are a waste of time and money.
Anyway, I enjoy my gimmick wheels big_smile


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#170 2017-07-30 5:34pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

First off, this thread is hilarious!
Love seeing the gimmicks that came about from all these obscure manufacturers.
Some are definitely better than others, and some are certainly quite rare today.

I've got one. No one mentioned drum brakes. Ceppie ran them and had everyone scratching their head. Once people got them, they realized - hey this weighs a ton, and doesn't work as good as these DC's I was going to toss out!
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/B9BED45B-5012-4197-8B9A-20840C9F760A_zps9an7plzb.jpg
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/F87A4F41-E05A-45D7-9F81-CA1083728137_zpsnh4yg4du.jpg

On another note, I worked in a bike shop here in metro Detroit, as well as Camp Woodward. Sometimes I saw some crazy over zealous freestyler throw every bolt on possible on their bike.
These were kind of like luggage racks as previously mentioned, but even more so.
They were totally rickety, and would damage the living daylights out of your bike, not to mention the additional weight...did I say heavy?
I once saw a kid with every bolt on imaginable on his bike.  ????????
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/dmz73/bikes%20N%20stuff/075A31F0-1260-4CF2-81C8-0624E2F16110_zpseuo3yf2c.jpg
I remember he had one of these skyway or pacific stands, the seatpost stand, the headset stand, the tioga bars, some generic forkstanders, as well as the fork stand plate that was offered...not to mention GT rear platforms and pegs, multicolor chain, handle seat post, and a yo! Rock N roll seat..
That dude must have delivered a lot of papers BITD.????????????

DMZ

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#171 2017-11-26 8:51am

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

.

Lots of retro/throwback stuff in this thread that I had long forgotten about!

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#172 2017-11-26 1:18pm

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Re: Pics of the dumbest BMX Shit that was supposed to be cool?

This was the ugliest thing I remember bitd
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/27998/old-school-bmx-vintage-skyway-freestyle-platform.jpg.cf5a1b2f80d2.jpg

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