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#26 2012-10-02 4:30am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

Awesome pics! That second pic looks like me the first time I was on a BMX track after 25 years! lollol

Pretty impressive considering the bikes they were on........especially the last two pics........look at how far the stem is out!!lollol


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#27 2012-10-02 5:02am

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Holy crap!


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#28 2012-10-02 5:07am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

Look at the front fender and the back rack on the bike in pic two. I believe that was common on bikes from this era. If that's the case, then the other bikes shown have been customized with the fenders and racks removed.

Wondering if the thought was to lighten the bike to possible go higher or to remove metal with edges for safety concerns. Either way, these are custom rides!

Great photos for sure.


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#29 2012-10-02 5:31am

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Amazing images of a by-gone era. I love everything about it. The bikes, the cars, the fashion, to the black and white pictures. RESPECT!


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#30 2012-10-02 5:35am

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Very nice history there . From Dirt jumpers to Downhill and those cruisers are still around.

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#31 2012-10-02 6:49am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

Advan wrote:

Cool helmets....not!yikes

Lol
Even IF they were.. Do you think a leather flight helmet would do much hahaha

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#32 2012-10-02 7:32am

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i m suprised no one has noticed.  see #2, no cranks! yikes

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#33 2012-10-02 7:36am

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MADDAWG wrote:

Very nice history there . From Dirt jumpers to Downhill and those cruisers are still around.

Check out the other vids . http://vimeo.com/32425530

boy that dog is getting a work out. lol

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#34 2012-10-02 7:40am

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He has a crank arm no pedal though lol


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#35 2012-10-02 7:48am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

The other thing I noticed is the crowd that had gathered to watch these guys.

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#36 2012-10-02 8:11am

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My parents have every issue of Time magazine from '39 to mid/late 40s. I'm going to see them in the next few weeks, I'll have to see if I can find those!

Wonder what issue they are? That will be a lot of searching!!!


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#37 2012-10-02 8:11am

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JAMMJ wrote:

i m suprised no one has noticed.  see #2, no cranks! yikes

I noticed. probably broke them earlier in the day? lol

Very cool pics for sure cool


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#38 2012-10-02 8:13am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

There was a thread about peaple bmxn in germany or poland in the 40s they wer rippin on trucks and 20 inch oldschool bikes. Some of them had renforced handle bars it was crazy. Dirt track with jumps kids and adualts racing together!!!!! BMX mite have started in Europe 40 yrs. earlyer????


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#39 2012-10-02 9:28am

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So cool!  Thanks for posting!


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#40 2012-10-02 10:01am

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cool thats F@rgin Sik!!!! i wonder if pops ever tried that lol

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#41 2012-10-02 10:10am

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Carbon wrote:

It's definately the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. Looks like one heck of a show, Life magazine was there, cool old cars and motorcycles, these guys were livin the dream. Cool to know kids on bikes will always want to catch some air, even way back in the day.cool

Any motorsickle shots? I've seen similar old pics of guys launching flatheads and knuckleheads down similar inclines to jumps.

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#42 2012-10-02 10:15am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

That's not old school, that's vintage school! cool

I love the old days when everyone jumped what they had and everyone thought it was cool. You do that today, you'll have cops ticketing you for riding a bike on that dirt lot and those parents would be screaming like crazy.


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#43 2012-10-02 10:15am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

myone wrote:

There was a thread about peaple bmxn in germany or poland in the 40s they wer rippin on trucks and 20 inch oldschool bikes. Some of them had renforced handle bars it was crazy. Dirt track with jumps kids and adualts racing together!!!!! BMX mite have started in Europe 40 yrs. earlyer????

The video was Belgium in 1957.

Harodave4130 wrote:

The kid in the first pic probably had a full time job in a cotton mill, 5 children and a drinking problem.

Hilarious.

BMX_DNA wrote:

Wondering if the thought was to lighten the bike to possible go higher or to remove metal with edges for safety concerns. Either way, these are custom rides!

I would assume that they took off the parts because they rattled.  Think less custom and more hand-me-down rattletrap.

I'd like to see the kid with the Whizzer (or whatever that is with the motor) in the last photo take a shot.

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#44 2012-10-02 11:44am

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

Some of the coolest pics posted in a long time!What did those bikes weigh like 50lbs.?The mint cars in the background are just sick.Would be cool if we knew where these were taken.Might be a residential neighborhood now or could look the exactly the same.

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#45 2013-09-22 11:13am

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Diggin the greaser style daredevils!!!   cool


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#46 2013-09-22 11:34am

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And everyone thought that Breithaupt was the "Shiz" back in tha day
I guess we are talkin Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back here!!


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#47 2013-09-22 11:45am

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It doesn't matter what age or era, you put a person on two wheels and they're eventually going to see how much air they can get!  Everything about these pic's are f'kn rad!  cool


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#48 2013-09-22 12:33pm

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cool

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#49 2013-09-22 2:44pm

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Re: You Guys Gotta See This,...

Sort of looks like the idea of BMX was around at least 30 years before certain 1970’s “innovators” were given credit for it and with sidehacks and all! 

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u522/cruiserguy1/OldSchool_zpsf25fbc31.jpg


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#50 2013-09-22 6:35pm

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That's cool. I always like to see cool pics from way back in the day

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