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What Bike did you start BMX with

#26 2010-04-26 3:18am

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Re: What Bike did you start BMX with

This POS dept store bike. No idea what it was but I know I want it back!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/blacktown1.jpg


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#27 2010-04-26 4:16am

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'82-'83 All Pro (see avatar), then got a GHP when they first came out.


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#28 2010-04-26 4:47am

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Columbia, MX1000... or something like that, my first real bmx was a used GT Performer.

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#29 2010-04-26 4:53am

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my first bmx bike was a 78 huffy pro thunder with yellow tuff ones. then i went to a 79 mongoose. in 82 i built my first real build. a redline squareback.

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt1/grasso68/tmp81.jpghttp://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt1/grasso68/tmp83.jpg


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#30 2010-04-26 5:27am

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First BMX bike was a 97 GT Performer. Rode the heck out of it and then sold it to a friend who rode the heck out of it but didn't take care of it. I got it back from him a few years later in poor shape. Don't remember what happened to it after that though. I think I threw it out. hmm

I started racing on a 97 Haro Group 1 Si, teal and chrome. Don't think I have anything left of that one. sad


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#31 2010-04-26 6:02am

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I started out with some hand me down Schwinn stingray frames, then some type of early mx style bike with a huge seat and rear shocks in the banana seat bar. The bike had been partial set on fire and thrown out, so I fixed it and rode it. Then got one of those chrome and gold Murray BMX bikes which I beat the crap out of. Broken pedals,bent cranks, cracked the dropout, and got the frame replaced till I snapped off the head tube of that frame and crashed badly.
A neighbor bought me a early nickle plated mongoose @ a yard sale that was missing wheels, so I fixed it up and that was the first bike I raced on.
The first time I went to a track I got second place my very first moto, but got crashed by the third place rider after the finish line. My mouth guard cut me deeply right above my upper lip and they wouldn't let me race the other moto's since I was bleeding badly ( I still have that scar below my nose). I came back the next week (with a full face helmet)  and won every moto, and was hooked on racing from them till 89 when a bad crash ended my career.


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#32 2010-04-26 6:24am

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Spiral, blue with yellow mags -- I upgraded to an first gen Tuf-Neck; then it was badass. 
Weighed about 45 pounds.


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#33 2010-04-26 7:14am

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One of these...not this exact one, but I built this one to be a carbon copy.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/pete355/schwinnjr010.jpg

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#34 2010-04-26 7:21am

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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/silverhw/oldbike.jpg sad


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#35 2010-04-26 7:31am

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I had some others in the late 70s and early 80s but this is the first one that i remember...
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7503/img459.jpg

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#36 2010-04-26 7:34am

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My first bike was a K-Mart special that I put some BMX parts on.  My first real BMX bike was a Stroker that I bought in 1980.
I bought a Redline Proline f/f in 1981 and moved the parts from the Stroker to the Redline.
I bought a Haro f/f in 1983 and moved the parts again to the Haro.

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#37 2010-04-26 7:36am

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Bill, how hard were tailwhips on that thing?





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#38 2010-04-26 7:40am

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Schwinn Tornado
Predator
Scorpion
Pro-Raider
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#39 2010-04-26 7:41am

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NewMidMike wrote:

Raleigh R3500 just like the one one CARRERA07 is building...son of a bitch:lol:

Mine too here it is ALL O.G.
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#40 2010-05-13 9:13pm

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chad.gt.pfttm wrote:

Schwinn Scrambler hand-me-down from my older bro, who got a 1979 Motomag.  I rode that flat-black-rattle-canned Schwinn til the following Christmas c1981 when I got my own Goose.

Still have it: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mongoose/25678 cool

Liking that  Goose!!

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#41 2010-05-13 9:32pm

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Hmmm, the very first bike I raced (1978ish) was a yellow and red Huffy POS. The down tube was broken and we bolted two brackets onto it to hold it together. Needless to say that wasn't a good idea. From there I quickly moved up (at least at the time I thought it was a step up) to a silver Rampar R10. After that I went to a heavy as hell chrome CYC Stormer, then it was a gold Laguna. Man, I wish I still had that bike. After that I went to a blue Redline MXII, and lastly I had a chrome 1983 GT. Ahhhh, those were the days!

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#42 2010-05-13 9:46pm

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First bike was a POS Huffy....Early 80's Chrome Scorpion came later. Blue and Red anno everything. Araya 7x w/ twisted spokes (thanks to dad), Maxy cross cranks, MX1000's, fluted seat post, Blue snake belly’s (3rd gen). Spent all my paper route money on this thing.

F'ing jerk stole my bike, probably a crack head from the neighborhood.


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#43 2010-05-13 9:53pm

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Late 70's Huffy Thunder Road.  A total tank but a solid and comfortable ride.

Black frame with orange plastic fenders, black banana seat, sissy bars, #56 on the plate.

Sweet memories!


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#44 2010-05-13 10:27pm

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75 Schwinn Stingray in yellow with black/yellow striped banana seat....and my name is Joe! big_smile

79 Team Mongoose in candy apple red, which my mom bought with a personal check from a neighbor for $45....still remember that!

After that a couple Redlines, and a Diamond Back.   

I hate to say it, but every single one of them was stolen.   When the Diamond Back was stolen, I saw him ride out of my garage with it, and hit him in the back with a shovel, hurting him really bad, but he still pedaled away on it.   I jumped in my car to chase him down and lost him.


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#45 2010-05-13 10:40pm

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I was late to the game, my first was a 2007 DK Charger 24".


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#46 2010-05-13 10:47pm

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First bike I did "BMX" on was a '75 Stingray.  Then I was upgraded to a Scrambler 36/36


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#47 2010-05-13 10:57pm

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some kind of huffy my dad brought home new in like '82 or '83....then one day I rode my uncles Harry Leary Turbo DB. My motorcycle was sold and I rolled a brand new Viper in 1985 until I got a new Haro Group1 in 1987.


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#48 2010-05-13 10:58pm

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Started on a 75 Graco,then my Dad bought me a Motomag.Didnt like the Motomag and sold it for $20 bucks.My first real race bike was a 82 or 83 GT Nora Cup.I just got a 82 frame.Now I just need to start building!!


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#49 2010-05-13 11:15pm

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My first bike was a Schwinn Stingray in 1976 but my first race bike was a X-mas present that I got to pick out of the local paper in San Jose. For $200 in 1982 I had my dad buy me a complete Redline Square back.   I rode it around for a few months before I meet some new friends that introduced me to BMX.  My first race was at Watsonville downhill track...I swear I think there was a total of 3 jumps on the entire track.  I raced that heavy bike twice...once at the Gilroy New Ave track and once at Watsonville.   I switched to a Hutch expert frame and rode Hutch ever since.  What happened to that old POS?  I think I just tossed it out or gave it away.  The thing was mint and in perfect condtion.  I so wish I had it back.


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#50 2010-05-13 11:24pm

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1979 KEnt from Santa Claus


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