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#251 2013-08-21 4:08am

TORKERBLOKE
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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

I recently rode my motorcycle around the US and visited Jeff at HIS house - no he does'nt live in his mothers basement and yes he's a regular hard working self employed guy,not a trust fund baby.
As we know he's been collecting forever - he told me he just wanted to have a display case like in the shops when he was a kid and it just snowballed from there - as he aquired more frame sets,he needed more parts to build them and many times the shops would only sell the whole lot,just to get rid of the stuff - it was obsolete and of no use to them - sizes and parts had "evolved".
He was buying the stuff at original 1980's prices in the early 2000's and probably alot less in some cases - he was'nt doing this thinking old skool BMX was going to blow up and he was going to make big cash - he has a genuine love for these bikes and always has - the rest of us stepped away for 20+ years - Jeff never did - he really is the genuine article .
Of course he's playing on the same field as the rest of us now and has put out good money for bikes and parts he still wants,but he's playing with profit which is nice.
Jeff's a class act and one of the nicest guy's you'd want to meet


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#252 2013-08-21 9:14am

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

I just wish he had more GT freestyle stuff so he could sell it to me. neutral


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1995 Performer black light F/F
1996 Performer red splatter F/F
1992 Yellow GT Performer
1992 Dyno Slammer

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#253 2013-08-21 2:20pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

DemonGT wrote:

I just wish he had more GT freestyle stuff so he could sell it to me. neutral

Then you should buy Christian's collection...


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#254 2013-08-21 2:24pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

who?


WTB: 1992/1993/1994 GT Pro Freestyle Tour
1995 Performer black light F/F
1996 Performer red splatter F/F
1992 Yellow GT Performer
1992 Dyno Slammer

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#255 2013-08-21 2:27pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

TORKERBLOKE wrote:

I recently rode my motorcycle around the US and visited Jeff at HIS house - no he does'nt live in his mothers basement and yes he's a regular hard working self employed guy,not a trust fund baby.
As we know he's been collecting forever - he told me he just wanted to have a display case like in the shops when he was a kid and it just snowballed from there - as he aquired more frame sets,he needed more parts to build them and many times the shops would only sell the whole lot,just to get rid of the stuff - it was obsolete and of no use to them - sizes and parts had "evolved".
He was buying the stuff at original 1980's prices in the early 2000's and probably alot less in some cases - he was'nt doing this thinking old skool BMX was going to blow up and he was going to make big cash - he has a genuine love for these bikes and always has - the rest of us stepped away for 20+ years - Jeff never did - he really is the genuine article .
Of course he's playing on the same field as the rest of us now and has put out good money for bikes and parts he still wants,but he's playing with profit which is nice.
Jeff's a class act and one of the nicest guy's you'd want to meet

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#256 2014-08-21 11:26pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

in the article does it talk about him buying a NOS pk ripper for like 14 grand?

i read it like a year ago and i thought thats what it said.

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#257 2014-08-22 1:01am

mcam
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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

mcam wrote:

spyker wrote:

I bet Gary's collection is still bigger and more rare.

Nope.

You guys sure seem to know alot about my collection, I am not saying mine is better, but how would you know? GAry

Nice little bold comments. Lame.


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#258 2014-08-22 6:32am

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

Cool article!  Bought several items from Jeff & his brother Richie years back, both are serious class acts.  I'd be in my car is seconds to go check out Jeff's collection.  Shoot, I'd be on my way just to check out the Redline looptail & monoshock bikes, as well as the 24" Nomura! cool

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#259 2014-08-22 6:45am

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

TORKERBLOKE wrote:

Jeff's a class act and one of the nicest guy's you'd want to meet

this smile

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#260 2017-11-04 5:57pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

Reviving an old thread but I just realized that Jeff rode for Sport Cycle (Mr Vernon) BITD. Mr Vernon was kind of a gruff dude but I always loved going to that shop cool


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#261 2018-04-20 11:46am

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

cool

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#262 2018-04-22 12:34am

KillnIt
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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

Cannot stay away from this thread.....lol

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#263 2018-04-24 2:24am

KillnIt
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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

cool

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#264 2018-04-24 2:06pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

With regards to Jeff's money, yes that is his business, and his business is on the level, those who question it show their jealousy, and immaturity.  Jeff bought some of my collection and it was a very smooth and pleasant transaction, in fact, it was a few years before I said yes to his offers.  Class act.


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#265 2018-04-29 3:07pm

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Re: The Million Dollar Bmx Collection

Jeff's collection is about as good as it gets. The guy had been running across the states buying out old bike shops before Ebay was even around. cool

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