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#26 2009-03-01 7:23am

mikecs4life
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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

As one of the old fogeys (42) Im into the Old Skool. Mid Skool stuff pays the builds (pun intended) and New Skool has me baffled. Ride em all and have fun hunting and building. Repo or Resto matters not to me, its all about the fun.

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#27 2009-03-01 7:27am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I'm 39, and I love the killer old school builds you guys come up with.

With that said, I have built mid school almost exclusively.  I think the race bikes are dead sexy, and generally, parts are a lot easier/cheaper to source.


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#28 2009-03-01 7:27am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

Fausty said it well (paraphrase) too hard to find parts and I can do without the obsession with one particular brand.

There is something to be said for ordering everything you need/want from one website and having it delivered to your door 4 days later.

Now on a defending old school note.......

Thank goodness for old school, should make everyone feel just a little bit better about themselves.  Let me offer an example.

Without old school, who would have taken the time to use a $18 camera cell phone and film someone opening a box of pedals?
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#29 2009-03-01 7:43am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

46 here and more "old school" than "mid or new". Just recently put a "new" together and must say I rather enjoyed it so now I change my thought just a tad. I`m now an "any school" bike big_smile

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#30 2009-03-01 7:44am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I'm 36, some mid-school is ok but hey seemed heavy and lacking in identity but no where near as boring as today's black, flat black,BBQ black,coffee brown straight tube bikes , but old school 1988 and earlier is where its at for me!

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#31 2009-03-01 7:46am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

im 25 so mid-school was when i rode... cool


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#32 2009-03-01 8:02am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

Faust Wurstkotzenhauser wrote:

I'm old-school, but I'm getting burned out on the old bikes... I like the mid-new school bikes better... they are also much cheaper to collect, ride and play with and there isn't as much cut-throat obsessive angry BS with the newer bikes... the oldschool collecting has just gone berserk to the point that I don't have much desire to participate in it anymore...

I'm Old School, pre-'89. And damn Faust, it isn't just me, is it...lots of grumpiness lately.


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#33 2009-03-01 8:20am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I'm 31... and started out with the old-school bikes growing up. I never raced or anything like that, but rather rode "street" before street became so popular. However, my love stays with my mid-school roots. It was during the bashguard era in the early 90's that I started to learn how to throw my bike around (not literally) and actually ride.

I like to see the old stuff because it brings back such memories...but it also makes me sick since I remember throwing things around in the basement years ago.... like what is now a $300 Hutch seat clamp!!! I also don't mind seeing the new-school stuff either, even though I don't understand what cassettes, integrated headsets... and other things like that are yet.

I still believe in the strong colors and experimental designs (Kasten Strut, Rumblefish, Bashguard Frames, Auburn 2-piece frame... etc.) that came out of my mid-school days. Even if they didn't work or stick around... It seemed like a very exciting, popular and flashy time in this industry.
I'll still be around here no matter how many old-school, mid-school or new-school guys and their rides show up.... The thing that would drive me off is the pissing matches about what things are "worth" and the morons that screw with people who post their bike for more than what others things it should be. We are all grown up here... people need to act like it.

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#34 2009-03-01 8:30am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I`m pushing 45, so it`s old school all the way for me. (`74 - `81) I really have no use for anything newer than that. I do own a Hutch Trick Star and a Hollywood that I bought for my stepson a long time ago, but they are in storage 800 miles away, and I really have no use for them..and even if I had them here, I wouldn`t put them on my bikes page. (No, they are not for sale, either...lol). Prices for a lot of old school parts are ridiculous to say the least, and for the most part, refuse to pay high prices for them.

But on occasion, I have found deals here and there, so it`s all good. The Schwinn Scramblers, BMX Product line, and Redline were most influential and popular back in my neighborhood, and I owned quite a few of these models while growing up. I would really LOVE to find a nice 1976 De Coster frame to build...but cannot justify the price I would have to pay to own one. Actually, I could...but the wife can`t...I`m sure a lot of you guys have this problem....lol. lol I never raced my BMX bikes...I was more into the Motocross thing growing up, and still own my 1977 Yamaha YZ 250 from BITD. Did a lot of street and trail riding though.

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#35 2009-03-01 9:18am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

41 here. as far as what i like....i like the os. i dont collect tho. i have no use for 30 bikes in my life and i have no desire to keep 60 tires aired up. i owm 2 bikes that are not for sale...and pretty much anything else i come up with is up for grabs.

to me..i like the hunt. and by offering the finds up here for sale to the other members. it helps them do they builds and complete they collections. i dont make a killing on the things i sell...i dont pay bills with the funds. but set it aside for future scores and then they are offered up here as well.

i will pretty much pick up anything of quality. os,mid, or ns. , some of it moves fast,,,some not so much. lol

i have been here a long time. i have seen the chages ya talk of. it doesnt really effect me. as i sell stuff for all eras.

one of the biggest changes i have seen here...is the amount of people looking for nos. and wanting flawless parts. and wanting them for next to nothing. its almost amusing to me. the shear #s of people with no ability to restore a part. muchless the ability to mount a friggin brake set. no desire to do a search or even a attempt on doing any research. thats why theres a new oa ? thread 3 times a week. no one wants to do the work...be it research, or resto.

and they all want a nos bike from 1982, with no effort on they part. theres also alot of 30k a year millionares here. talk like they have the cash fallin out they a$$ but gatta ask the wife to spend 12 bux.

rc


I sell used parts! If you are looking for nos or dead mint parts, dont buy from me. If you are looking for used, usable parts. Im the guy ya want to buy from.

WILL TRADE FOR

snafu mobus or simular gyro , gold, red,or blue, sealed threadless headset gold, red, anno chain tensioners red, gold, or blue, anno v brakes gold or red, anno u brakes blue,gold, or red anno colored spoke nipples gold, red, or blue

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#36 2009-03-01 9:22am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

My age may make one think I am old school, but at 37 I am a new schooler. As a poor kid I had whatever my dad put together out of dumpsters. While it may have been a 20" bike w/bmx style bars, it was no bmx bike. I worked in shops back in the day but it was my love of MTN bikes that took me there. I switched to road bikes for a while, then back to mtn bikes. I sold my '93 Paramount in Dec of 06 and it in the time I had it, it went from 21 to 24 speed, threaded to threadless, and the only original thing was the frame, which I modified slightly.

I hate threaded headsets, they are a pain in the @$$ to work on. Even though that is what I learned on. Threadless is so much easier! I do have an integrated headset on my cruiser, but I didn't even know it until about a month ago. I've had my bike since March of '07.

I appreciate the history of all bikes, from WWII paratrooper bikes, high wheelers of the 1800's, and anything else, I appreciate what people can do on bikes, like Hoffman and his flights, to the 2008 Olympic team, all disciplines (BMX, track, road, mtn...).

I have 2 older bikes, my 1988 GT Ricochet Trials bikes that have old school parts but I love the bikes because they are trials bikes.

I'll be parting one of them out soon since the tax man is coming for me.

I'd love to get a .38 Special S&M cruiser, but my aluminum DK Charger from '07 suits my needs. I've never had what one would call great handling skills. I can't even do a legit bunny hop. All wheels go up at the same time. I never rode a wheelie, and the one time I did do a table top jump (getting the bike parallel to the ground) the bike and I both landed flat on the ground.

I love the technology advancements in both frame and parts design. I've loved bikes since I learned how to ride. I've always wanted what was new, which probably comes from having what others discarded.

The only thing that matters is getting out there and riding if that is what you enjoy. Or, it could be tracking down the parts to build your childhood bike if that is what you are into. It only matters if it matters to you. I can't do a tail whip but I sure appreciate those who can.

I couldn't tell a Redline from a Hutch at 20 feet unless the decals were big enough, but I enjoy riding at the beach w/the guys who can.


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#37 2009-03-01 9:23am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I am a mid guy but my collection includes some 87 up bikes


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#38 2009-03-01 9:24am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

41 here and I love them all,but as far as transformation I'm not so sure. I always consider this site more of a mid school site to begin with and look to OS-bmx for the old school rides.


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#39 2009-03-01 9:29am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

rcsnipe2000 wrote:

41 here. as far as what i like....i like the os. i dont collect tho. i have no use for 30 bikes in my life and i have no desire to keep 60 tires aired up. i owm 2 bikes that are not for sale...and pretty much anything else i come up with is up for grabs.

to me..i like the hunt. and by offering the finds up here for sale to the other members. it helps them do they builds and complete they collections. i dont make a killing on the things i sell...i dont pay bills with the funds. but set it aside for future scores and then they are offered up here as well.

i will pretty much pick up anything of quality. os,mid, or ns. , some of it moves fast,,,some not so much. lol

i have been here a long time. i have seen the chages ya talk of. it doesnt really effect me. as i sell stuff for all eras.

one of the biggest changes i have seen here...is the amount of people looking for nos. and wanting flawless parts. and wanting them for next to nothing. its almost amusing to me. the shear #s of people with no ability to restore a part. muchless the ability to mount a friggin brake set. no desire to do a search or even a attempt on doing any research. thats why theres a new oa ? thread 3 times a week. no one wants to do the work...be it research, or resto.

and they all want a nos bike from 1982, with no effort on they part. theres also alot of 30k a year millionares here. talk like they have the cash fallin out they a$$ but gatta ask the wife to spend 12 bux.

rc

Oh, you mean like winning a set of wheels on e bay that look like this for 20 bucks:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/Scramblerdude64/lester1.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/Scramblerdude64/lester2.jpg

And then putting a little elbow grease in cleaning them up?

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/Scramblerdude64/100_1293.jpg

And no, I really don`t have to ask the wife to spend money...but as long as she contributes to the household finances, I do it out of RESPECT.


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#40 2009-03-01 9:36am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

ive been around every school of riding from the 80s till now.
but mid school mid school mid school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why are people saying the mid bikes are boring and lacked identity?
thats when the bikes had THE MOST identity. built strong with style and ushered in innovation.
hoffmans had hippies dancing with flowers on the big daddy, todds a jerk tart apple juice on the taj,flames on the condor.....
s+m had heavy as f##k, menstraul cycle,prince albert cranks etc
homeless had the mack,player and........pornstar lol
basic had the big city bastard and small town hick etc
i could keep going but you get the idea. the bikes had a story and personallity,cool graphics,not weird colors and cool names with geometry you can ride.....and didnt break!

so out of all the bikes and era of bikes ive been around i still choose
MID SCHOOL:cool:

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#41 2009-03-01 9:50am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I'm an All Schooler even though I'm sixteen so most people just consider me new school. I love all bikes of all shapes and sizes from downhill to carbon road bikes anything with two wheels and pedals is me.


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#42 2009-03-01 9:56am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

Im old school all the way but i do appreciate all bmx's from the old and mid school era in particular. I think i need to learn more about mid school to appreciate it and im sure i can do that on here. I occasionally ask myself what the draw of bmx is but i have never really found the answer so i just carry on regardless. I just instinctively know what i want to collect and spend all of my money on big_smile

Great thread Jason cool

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#43 2009-03-01 10:00am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

oldskooldude,

i didnt say every member....there are some great members here as well. and i will say. nice work on the resto of those rims! look great.

heres todays link of exsactly what im talking about

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=116786

again. im not saying all members are like this....but theres a hell of alot of em here that are.

rc


I sell used parts! If you are looking for nos or dead mint parts, dont buy from me. If you are looking for used, usable parts. Im the guy ya want to buy from.

WILL TRADE FOR

snafu mobus or simular gyro , gold, red,or blue, sealed threadless headset gold, red, anno chain tensioners red, gold, or blue, anno v brakes gold or red, anno u brakes blue,gold, or red anno colored spoke nipples gold, red, or blue

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#44 2009-03-01 10:13am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

im an oldschool guy through and through
skating and bmxing. but if i wanna just take a stroll through
memory lane ill hop on my oldschool bikes and cruise around.
but if i wanna go jump some dirt or practice some flatland
i will only use my mid or newschool bikes.


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#45 2009-03-01 10:15am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

i rede new, but i build mid and a little old. i prefer new though, but building and riding older bikes is fun too. im 15 though big_smile. so you could probably consider me all around? wink


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#46 2009-03-01 10:17am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I was reading a issue of ride BMX mag.One of the guys built a 82 torker i think it was Bob Haro (ledgend)the bike was sweet and looked so much better then the newer bikes .Isaid to my self i want my child hood dream bike that i could not get because i was poor.Thats what this is all about makeing those dreams come true.Now that you work and have a means of getting what you want.Plus my old hood was bad as hell they would steel a peace of junk now you can protect your bikes better also.A muesium is about old stuff and history so im old school raceing and ramp jumping all the way.All so i cant stop building every dream bike i ever wanted as a kid the new and mid stuff is cool any time you take a peace of junk and do what ever it takes to make it look nice again is like makeing art.This stuff is not going to die out i was boared untill i found this  sight i love it i love to look at the bikes on this sight just like i did when i was a kid and couldnt get one.Now you can get what you want nothing feels better then that i have a set of V-H.bars comming in the mail i cant wait for them to come its excieting and just pictuering what my next old school bike is going to look like drives me nuts.When i have all my dream bikes im strill going to come back to this sight and check out every bodys sh*t.Sorry about my spelling i know it sucks but hear me out on this the most beutiful bikes in the world are on this sight thats never going to die.PEACE(MYONE)Home grown on the mongoose farm.


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#47 2009-03-01 10:22am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

I like them all but mid is my roots cause thats when I started riding. Alot of what I rode was from the 80's though cause I couldnt afford the new bikes then. I always tried to make my old school frames up like the new bikes at the time.

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#48 2009-03-01 10:25am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

VBMX went that direction. I`ve been back in BMX for about 5 years now. 5 years ago was a different school. Old, mid, new. Now somethings that were mid skool 5 years ago are considered old school now.

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#49 2009-03-01 10:28am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

rcsnipe2000 wrote:

and they all want a nos bike from 1982, with no effort on they part. theres also alot of 30k a year millionares here. talk like they have the cash fallin out they a$$ but gatta ask the wife to spend 12 bux.

rc

lol lol lol
or have there NOS 1982 "Flyin elsewhere lol " sent to alternate addy so wife want see it
or having there wife over there shoulder watching evey key stroke lol lol lol
or........never mind neutral

MAC here and i'm 39 last "Fat Tuesday" big_smile
Bikes from around 81 to end of 85. I got a car then, and girls, girls, girls.....were my only interest
I REALLY like the  New school stuff
. I have a 08 "street" bike. Fast and Fun! cool

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#50 2009-03-01 10:38am

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Re: BMX Museum Going Thru Transformation?

At 40, I'm old school and also think most of the new school bikes look the same. That's not to say I wouldn't try one, but I'm in no hurry. I loved all of the creativity and individuality expressed by the different manufacturers BITD; not to mention the use of vivid colors! I watched a parks/ramp competition a few months back and almost gasped out loud when i saw one rider with like a day glow color! I thought it was cool, but a nice bike is a nice bike, regardless of what era it comes from. I love looking at the beauty in a well designed bike and drool over those sleek fancy road bikes or trick looking 5K MTBs. I think I like the hunt for parts and the restoration of used parts as well. It's very rewarding to take a pair of beat up Peregrine 48s and turn them into something that looks like it belongs on a show bike (yes, I did that for my Haro Team Sport). I paid $32 for them and could turn around and sell them for a lot more if I wanted to. Oddly enough, even though I did not repack the hubs, I think the hubs appreciated the polish job I did and the overall look of the wheels and they decided to reward me by spinning as smoothly as if I had repacked them! big_smile They ride smooth as butter and look fantastic on my sport and that was very satisfying to me! Personally, I would love nothing more than to build an improved version of my 83 National Pro all blinged out like it used to be! For now, my current build is kind of a new school twist on an old school bike - the Knight Bikes Performer cruiser. I guess that in itself sums up my thoughts - form, function and beauty, regardless of the era. wink

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