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#51 2009-01-05 9:42am

S&M4Life
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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

I was born in '90 and started riding a bike around '94 and when I was growing up all the older kids had Gt intercepters and mach ones,Dk's,S&M's, Standards, 1 Mongoose Supergoose,Schwinn SS-2 Brian Foster and my one buddy had a 95 Schwinn Predator 100th aniversary and he still has it to this day and won't sell it to me lol. My friends neighbor gave my buddy a S&M of some kind when the neighbor moved and my buddy left the bike out on his porch one night and he called me and said" Someone Stole My Damn Bike" lol I said go figure the only S&M in town got stolen haha. My buddys still unsure of what model it was all he remembers is that it was brown and didn't look like a normal bike so I'm thinking it was a Warpig idk though I didn't even get to see the damn thing lol


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#52 2009-01-05 11:39am

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

Born in 1985 and started riding bmx bikes in the early 90's....so, i'll have to talk about midschool bikes tongue

Kids around the block used to dream of MTB bikes because of the option of changing gears, they were all about speed...bmx was not an option for them as racing haven't been heard over here wink

By the time the Bmx followers used to ride low end GTs and Haros, some of them had cheap knock offs (pacific etc)!
What everyone wanted to have was the 1988-89 Skyway StreatBeat or the Haro Sport.
Good riders were riding GT PFTs & Team PFTs. The most trendy of them used to ride the Hoffman Condor...Hoffman was an idol even here.


My dream was the 1994 PFT Team,
Never got one and i can't find one to build now sad


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#53 2009-01-05 11:51am

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

Duke 01 wrote:

Born in 1985 and started riding bmx bikes in the early 90's....so, i'll have to talk about midschool bikes tongue

Kids around the block used to dream of MTB bikes because of the option of changing gears, they were all about speed...bmx was not an option for them as racing haven't been heard over here wink

By the time the Bmx followers used to ride low end GTs and Haros, some of them had cheap knock offs (pacific etc)!
What everyone wanted to have was the 1988-89 Skyway StreatBeat or the Haro Sport.
Good riders were riding GT PFTs & Team PFTs. The most trendy of them used to ride the Hoffman Condor...Hoffman was an idol even here.


My dream was the 1994 PFT Team,
Never got one and i can't find one to build now sad

WOW we have the same dream! I couldnt afford to buy one so I waited, a couple years ago I found a 94 PFT frameset for cheap so I went all out and built it with the correct team model parts. Best thing I ever did that is the sickest rider ive ridden.
Im rolling it with Araya 7x instead of weinmanns and man is she tight and light for a freestyler, my fave for sure ill get rid of the 80s stuff but not my 94-96's! smile


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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#54 2009-01-05 12:03pm

Duke 01
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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

djd93306 wrote:

WOW we have the same dream! I couldnt afford to buy one so I waited, a couple years ago I found a 94 PFT frameset for cheap so I went all out and built it with the correct team model parts. Best thing I ever did that is the sickest rider ive ridden.
Im rolling it with Araya 7x instead of weinmanns and man is she tight and light for a freestyler, my fave for sure ill get rid of the 80s stuff but not my 94-96's! smile

Haha big_smile
Glad you managed to build even a 1994 PFT!
This is what i should do as well.

I still remember myself standing in the front window of the GT Dealer in Greece and staring at a 1994 PFT non Team they had for display!!! It was gorgeous!!!!
I wanted it so bad but the price tag was keep telling me: DON'T TOUCH lol


I will build one, i must do this!
i believe that 1987-88 & 1994 & 1997-2000 were the best GT PFT years!

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#55 2009-01-05 12:14pm

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

Very true but I think the 95-96 were just as good in other area's such as vert and hard jumps the drops are much stronger than the 90-94's and I love the geo! Really the entire 90's are my thing they all have theyre +'s! big_smile


Can you ever really have enough GT's?

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#56 2009-01-05 12:51pm

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

My Foiler and thank GOD i still have it - it survived ! now trying to restore it to its OLD GLORY >http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo223/proline1969/01-31-2008093112AM.jpghttp://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo223/proline1969/OLDSCHOOLBMX837.jpg


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#57 2009-01-05 1:23pm

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

born in '69, and down south in the late 70's early 80's there wasnt alot of high end bikes,,,after my department store bike (spraybombed red) got jacked(I still remember thinking, who woul steal that crap?), my parents broke down and got me my frst real bmx'er, '80 Supergoose (#53),,,,,,,,,,,,,,I remember lovin those low profile Pattersons Ritchie Anderson rode in the magazines,,,,,,and I always "heard" the older guys talkin about Cook Bros, but never even saw one til about '83......25 years later got them both and still get goose bumps when I wipe them down, LOL, Claude
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#58 2009-01-05 1:39pm

Duke 01
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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

djd93306 wrote:

Very true but I think the 95-96 were just as good in other area's such as vert and hard jumps the drops are much stronger than the 90-94's and I love the geo!

That's very true!
1995-96 were stronger for some hard riding! wink
And i do like them much.

Probably it's just because i was so in love with the S-bend downtube that i got angry with the kinda new style they went back then! lol

Though, the real reason i wrote 1997 is just because they all(1995-1996-1997) had the same design but the 97s had threadless steerer which i recon as an advantage.


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GT parts wanted:  # GT Profile 3pc cranks in 175mm, Mint // # One GT Fly-Cutter 45t USA-Made sprocket, NOS or Mint

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#59 2009-01-05 2:03pm

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

my area was pretty limited for population but everybody rode something different, if they were serious about racing. the gate was always full of completely different bikes, all pretty high end. nothing was more poplular than another, everybody stayed away from pk rippers because the two kids that had them both had them crack, and they were small kids. As I am typing this I remember several 3-7 of the tiny kids had titan mini's  so I guess it would be Titan!

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#60 2009-01-05 5:59pm

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

80-83 were the years for me. The top of the line bikes in my area were PK Ripper, Cook Bros., Redline, and GT. I spent my cash on a CW. Wanted to be different. Wish I still had that bike.

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#61 2012-02-21 11:19am

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

I was born in '85 and the top of the line bike that I always wanted (but could never afford) was the 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL bike.  A few other top of the line stock race bikes from the late-90's were the Haro Monocoque, '98 Mongoose MacFersome, and '99 Huffy Primus.  The older guys that I rode with (and that could afford nice bikes) had bikes such as: Powerlite P-61, DK Pro XL (the predecessor of the DK Legend Team), Redline Proline, and Haro Group 1 Elite...

Here are pictures of the 1998 GT Speed Series Team XL bike (and some of the other top of the line GT's from '98).

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1998%20GT%20Speed%20Series%20Team%20XL/IMG_7580.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb370/pharv85/1998%20GT%20Speed%20Series%20Team%20XL/IMG_7579.jpg


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#62 2016-03-19 5:03am

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Re: what was the top of the line bike when you was a kid?

90's BMX - Titan, Hawk, Quickline, Elf, GT, Technique, Crupi, Etc. So many good bikes, so many fast racers! Growing up racing ABA in San Diego was a blessing. Kearny, Cactus, Temecula, spent a lot of time at those tracks. Those were good times, before all the distractions!

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