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#1 2009-04-20 9:31am

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I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

So me and Spencer (MyNewHobbyK9) found this website of this Old School BMX shop here in Germany on-line and decided today to go check it out. 
http://www.rainers-bike-shop.com/index_us.html
We hit the road at 8:00 this morning for the 1 1/2 hour trip south to Karlsruhe, Germany.  When we arrived we pulled in front of a house in a neighborhood with a sign above the driveway that said Rainer's Bike Shop (GPS in Germany is a life saver!).  We started laughing because this was not what we expected at all.  It is typical German fashion to run businesses out of a house in the middle of nowhere but we hesitated to knock on the door.  After a few minutes, a lady comes out the front door of the house and greets us in German.  I ask if this was the bike shop..... and she stated to wait a minute.  After a while an older gentleman comes out and introduces himself as Dieter. He laughed and seemed to really enjoy the fact that we where Americans.  We discussed Old school BMX small talk and our child hood BMX history etc........ His English was broken but awesome thank God cause my German is crap.  **We probably should have called first but he did not seem to mind much and ask if we where there to see the museum or buy parts.  We stated both.  He had us follow him down town about a mile away to his old BMX shop.  We about crapped our self’s when we pulled in front of the shop!  It was the original shop from the 80s, still set up exactly the way you would hope an old BMX race shop would be.  When we walked in the front door we could hardly contain ourselfs from the excitement, and did not know where to even begin. Except for a few holy sh!^ s......etc..............we where speechless!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0076.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0077.jpg

Just inside the front door there was a row of about 25 high end completes.  All different brands with the best of the best parts on them.  The window seal had another 20 F/F sets of many rare and odd bikes in NOS and used condition.  We where like kids again and i don't get that feeling to often!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0048.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0047.jpg
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http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/1.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/11.jpg
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http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/7.jpg
There where stacks upon stacks of Hutch, Comp ST/3 tires and bins full off NOS parts, stems, seat post, handle bars, helmets, NOS bikes in boxes, Vans shoes, brakes sets of every make and model ever made, you name it.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0045.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0074.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0072.jpg
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http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0049.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/9.jpg
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So we where going through all this stuff and asking prices and the old man kept saying no it is not for sale.  We where a little confused by this because of the way the store was displayed.  Then he said to write down what we wanted on paper.  After a little more confusion, we realized the shop was in fact the museum even though he still sold new German bikes there.  It was set up exactly the way you would hope it was in 1983 when it opened and a lot of the bikes where his son's (Rainer Schadowski) whom raced all through the 80s.  His son Rainer, raced all over the world including the US for Profile, Zeronine, Paterson and a few other companies.  Dieter said his son liked the odd ball companies for there quality product.
This photo is of Rainer's trophies and # plates.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/82.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0049.jpg


So we follow Dieter back to his house and down to his basement workshop where he had a stock pile of even more NOS parts, frames, you name it that we again thought where for sale sadlol he picked out several of the parts we wrote down but everything else we ask about he said, he would not sell for another 10 years lol  He knew his stuff and was not messin around.  He still restores, builds bikes, and buys and sells parts out of his basement for customers.


VDC frame/fork SIC!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/Photo-0042.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/14.jpg

Deiter was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, even when we where rummaging through and handling his NOS museum parts yikes thinking they where for sale.  He was happy that we where excited about his stuff and more than willing to tell us about everything.   He talked to us and showed us pictures for about 3-4 hours.  Spencer bought a bunch of NOS parts and I bought some old Flite donuts for $11.00.  This was a great trip back in time and spending time with Deiter in his old shop while talking about the old days was something I will always remember. 
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Rainers%20BMX%20Shop/10.jpg

Check out the website and if you ever get to Germany this shop is a must to visit!
http://www.bmx-museum.com/

Duane

Last edited by Dstinson (2009-04-21 6:08am)


Always interested in Suntour XCII and XCI sets that need restored.
[img]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Suntour%20restoration/1.jpg[/img]

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#2 2009-04-20 9:36am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

UNFREAKINGREAL!

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#3 2009-04-20 9:37am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#4 2009-04-20 9:38am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

omg i would never leave
the poor old guy would have to throw my out and tell me to
go home as I was staring through the window all day/ night
  Im not joking


We have probably met at some bike event.

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#5 2009-04-20 9:38am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

i had to post again
man that is sooooooo cool!!!!!!


We have probably met at some bike event.

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#6 2009-04-20 9:39am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Unbelievable , what bikes are in the boxes yikes
It`s like looking at a Lamborghini


Ban the Deed not the Breed

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#7 2009-04-20 9:41am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

I think I crapped myself.... yikesyikes


Dig out your bashguard bikes and let me know! I'm looking for a '91 Mongoose Hooligan, Dyno Slammer 2, '95 Haro Basher, . I'll consider the others too for the right price!

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#8 2009-04-20 9:41am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

To bad you can`t just write him a check for the whole store big_smile


Ban the Deed not the Breed

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#9 2009-04-20 9:44am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY..............


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#10 2009-04-20 9:54am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

SPEACHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! what a blast from the past, thank you for posting this... it made my day coolcool


BMX is for life, so are the screws in my hip!!!!!  one over rotated jump is all it takes.....

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#11 2009-04-20 9:54am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

That is beyond words....   How cool

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#12 2009-04-20 9:57am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Whoa! That's freakin' awesome! I'd be happy to just to look around in there, but I'm thinking I would need to pack a lunch with me. big_smile


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#13 2009-04-20 9:59am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

yikes Yellow Patterson! **touches self** yikes


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#14 2009-04-20 10:02am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Oh my lord.......you found the motherload!


In The Name Of God....Father I'll Fly!!!!!!!

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#15 2009-04-20 10:09am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

I am the owl... wrote:

yikes Yellow Patterson! **touches self** yikes

His son Rainer was a Patterson sponsered rider!


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[img]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Suntour%20restoration/1.jpg[/img]

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#16 2009-04-20 10:12am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

PITBULL wrote:

Unbelievable , what bikes are in the boxes yikes
It`s like looking at a Lamborghini

I don't remember what was in the boxes I was just trying to take it all in.  There was some rare frames in there. 
One 24" CW Phaze one stamped #3!!!!!  It was crazy! My favorate pieces where those crazy Zeronine pads on the black bike (he had about 10 sets NOS in bags in every color) and a Zeronine Freestyle frame and fork in the window and....................and..................lol At the house there where NOS high ends for days.  He sold MyNewHobby (Spencer NOS Revcore decal set, Haro Circit plate in the bag, Cool fins/cool stop pads, 4 sets of skyway pro freestyle pads etc...!) Crazy SH!^!

Last edited by Dstinson (2009-04-20 10:23am)


Always interested in Suntour XCII and XCI sets that need restored.
[img]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Suntour%20restoration/1.jpg[/img]

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#17 2009-04-20 10:18am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Like everyone above has already stated...... HHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYKKKKKKKKKKKRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!

If I were you I don't think I would have been able to restrain myself. I would have klinked him over the head and cleaned the place out. Then went to the house and repeated the process.

Wow that is insane.....


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#18 2009-04-20 10:20am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Can anyone find the shop like this in U.S.?


I am not collecting BMX. I am collecting BMS.......Big Money Spend.

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#19 2009-04-20 10:26am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

Wow, thats amazing..

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#20 2009-04-20 10:27am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

wow, does anyone have any info on the white gt, i believe power series f/f in the window, i want one now, those arnt original stickers on the downtube right. i really just want the down tube sticker for a power series

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#21 2009-04-20 10:30am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

no words....yikes

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#22 2009-04-20 10:31am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

+1
I could'nt deal with NOT being able to buy some of the stuff !!
Next time post AT THE VERY TOP that nothing was for sale. My mind was racing on how much to offer you for some items. lol

daangalaang wrote:

SPEACHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! what a blast from the past, thank you for posting this... it made my day coolcool


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#23 2009-04-20 10:34am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

yikes  yikes SPEACHLESS yikes yikes


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#24 2009-04-20 10:36am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

DYNOBMX wrote:

wow, does anyone have any info on the white gt, i believe power series f/f in the window, i want one now, those arnt original stickers on the downtube right. i really just want the down tube sticker for a power series

He stated that was a custom build for a customer at one time he ended up keeping.  Maybe MyNewHobby remembers what else he said about it.

Last edited by Dstinson (2009-04-20 10:41am)


Always interested in Suntour XCII and XCI sets that need restored.
[img]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/duane_2006/Suntour%20restoration/1.jpg[/img]

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#25 2009-04-20 10:37am

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

i can not beleive what i am thinking right now. This is amazing


!Looking for nos gold parts for my mini sting build

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