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#1 2011-01-07 3:24pm

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Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

If you are like me, and love mid-school era bikes, you know that there were lots and lots of companies other than the big boys.(GT Haro Mongoose redline etc...) I would like to see a list of the lesser known brands that maybe didn't make it, or were just smaller companies.
I will start off with my favorite...
Balance.,, I had a 1997 Super B... the Chromoly version of the killer B unfortunately someone else decided they wanted it more than me, so they stole it right from my garage.  anyways i came across this Killer B frame  and had to have it. heres a mock up. frame is going out for powder soon.
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-01-07162922.jpg

What do you guys have for midschool rarities?

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#2 2011-01-07 5:19pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

I too love the mid school. Raced from 88-94 Good timees.


Ca-04 89-94

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#3 2011-01-07 5:24pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Fulthrotle73 wrote:

I too love the mid school. Raced from 88-94 Good timees.

Forgot to post a pic lol.

Dingo was a small company from Florida, handmade frames in house small #'s

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/Fulthrotle/97%20Dingo%20Pro%20XL/DSC_3292.jpg


Ca-04 89-94

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#4 2011-01-07 5:34pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

This is my Roadkill Expert Cruiser...19.82 LBS as shown
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/seankirkpat/Roadkill%20Riggor%20Mortis/IMG00018-20101224-1412.jpg


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#5 2011-01-07 5:37pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

90's LeveL flatland bike
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n532/j81890g/CIMG3757.jpg

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#6 2011-01-07 5:39pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Basic Bikes! i'd love to find a Basic "Small Town Hick" frame! love the graphics!

Dividual Bikes. also American made!


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#7 2011-01-07 5:43pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Dirt Brothers also...


White Revenge Industries Da'Kine grips. Found! BIG THANKS to npatrick!
Wanted- Injury free 2019!  Almost made it! Torn rotator cuff early November! Bummed!
All of my stuff is for sale, except for my raw inTRIKat!!!

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#8 2011-01-07 5:54pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

scott powell has some frames made, i think they were just simply called "Powell"


White Revenge Industries Da'Kine grips. Found! BIG THANKS to npatrick!
Wanted- Injury free 2019!  Almost made it! Torn rotator cuff early November! Bummed!
All of my stuff is for sale, except for my raw inTRIKat!!!

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#9 2011-01-07 6:12pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

I Wanna see some fabwelds!!

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#10 2011-01-07 6:14pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

That white Dingo is sexxxy!!big_smile

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#11 2011-01-07 6:58pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

1999 D. Wholf Pro XL. Only seen a handful. Sold my silver one to a member here. Kept this one, my first race bike I ever built. I will never sell it.

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp329/Hokey84/100_0971.jpg

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#12 2011-01-07 7:51pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

matt thomas wrote:

Basic Bikes! i'd love to find a Basic "Small Town Hick" frame! love the graphics!

Dividual Bikes. also American made!

My Small Town Hick was my most favorite frame I've ever owned.  If I remember correctly I picked one up as a left over from Flatland Fuel many many years ago.


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#13 2011-01-07 8:01pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Midschool_Obsession wrote:

I Wanna see some fabwelds!!

Here ya go...

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/pete355/fabwelds013.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/pete355/fabwelds007.jpg

big_smile

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#14 2011-01-08 7:39am

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

matt thomas wrote:

Basic Bikes! i'd love to find a Basic "Small Town Hick" frame! love the graphics!

Dividual Bikes. also American made!

Ive been looking for a Dividual Brace frame for 2 years, no luck sad
Heres an obscure one 93 Homeless Mack SL (stoopid long) with a 21.75 tt
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78/jaybrand1/My%20bikes/100_0879.jpg


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#15 2011-01-08 8:18am

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

jay brand wrote:

matt thomas wrote:

Basic Bikes! i'd love to find a Basic "Small Town Hick" frame! love the graphics!

Dividual Bikes. also American made!

Ive been looking for a Dividual Brace frame for 2 years, no luck sad
Heres an obscure one 93 Homeless Mack SL (stoopid long) with a 21.75 tt
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm78 … 0_0879.jpg

Nice Mack, I just sold a PornStar to another member on here.


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#16 2011-01-12 7:41am

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

All those bikes are killer! love those fabwelds and the homeless! so beautiful

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#17 2011-04-12 3:56pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Well ive been off the site for a while, but managed to get a couple bikes done this winter, I posted my Balance earlier... well here it is now
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-04-12180010.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-01-29180401.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-01-29180126.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-04-12180041.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n504/4130bmxresto/2011-04-12180059.jpg
stripped/polished frame. re painted with blue metalcast paint
NOS Robinson Forks
NOS Cane creek headset
NOS TNT retro bars
NOS GT micro adj. seatpost
stripped and painted the cranks(early mosh?)
Dk iron cross sprocket painted blue
odyssey tripple traps with blue painted cages
SPIN wheels(red stickers) painted washers blue
tioga comp 3's fat/skinny
b;ue odi longneck grips
Built to be a rider. i love this bike!! whatcha think?

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#18 2011-04-12 4:00pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Midschool_Obsession wrote:

If you are like me, and love mid-school era bikes, you know that there were lots and lots of companies other than the big boys.(GT Haro Mongoose redline etc...)

gt,haro,mongoose,redline etc were hardly the big boys of the time, they didnt command alot of respect during the period.

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#19 2011-04-12 4:17pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

ketch is back, but they were a rare/obscure brand in the 90's.


White Revenge Industries Da'Kine grips. Found! BIG THANKS to npatrick!
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#20 2011-04-12 7:03pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

matt thomas wrote:

Basic Bikes! i'd love to find a Basic "Small Town Hick" frame! love the graphics!

Dividual Bikes. also American made!

Early basic bykes were rejected STANDARD BYKE COMPANY FRAMES smile


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#21 2011-04-12 7:13pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Harry Leary Dirtwerx
1996 Pro XL
serial #XL02
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/karl0/370823016709_0_0.jpg

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#22 2011-04-12 7:25pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

i am in love with that dirtwerks...i cant keep my eyes off of it

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#23 2011-04-12 7:34pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

I had a sick Technique but sold it a couple years back.yikes

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#24 2011-04-12 8:08pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

j81890g wrote:

90's LeveL flatland bike
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n53 … MG3757.jpg

Holy crap!  I remember Chris Young riding one of those at the original Chenga just after it came out.  That was the only time Ive seen one since.  If I remember right.. he had a hand in the design, and there were only a dozen or less made.

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#25 2011-04-12 9:01pm

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Re: Obscure/rare Midschool Brands thread

Fulthrotle73 wrote:

Fulthrotle73 wrote:

I too love the mid school. Raced from 88-94 Good timees.

Forgot to post a pic lol.

Dingo was a small company from Florida, handmade frames in house small #'s

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/Fu … C_3292.jpg

sweet bike..That warhawk spider looks good

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