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#26 2012-11-17 7:49pm

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Re: Worst BMX ideas of all time

Welded downtubes. lol
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#27 2012-11-17 7:53pm

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Re: Worst BMX ideas of all time

nintendoninja wrote:

Here's a list of bmx shlt I hate lol
oldschool seat guts
Coaster brakes
Quill stems
Threaded headsets
Caliper brakes
Clip pedals
1pc cranks
Reflectors
Mags
Z rims
cruisers
Brake guards
Open face helmets
Seatpost covers
Power discs/chainwheels
Rotors
Non padded plastic seats
Vg crap
girl jeans

LOL.....I think you should get into mountain bikes.


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#28 2012-11-17 8:22pm

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henry@ecbmx wrote:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/ … 1ce082.jpg

These things never should've made it to '88. We used to cut the little bit that hangs off beyond the weld.

+1

lol  You beat me to it! I used to do the same thing.

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#29 2012-11-17 8:25pm

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This is an epic example.


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#30 2012-11-17 8:27pm

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Re: Worst BMX ideas of all time

XJguy wrote:

nintendoninja wrote:

Here's a list of bmx shlt I hate lol
oldschool seat guts
Coaster brakes
Quill stems
Threaded headsets
Caliper brakes
Clip pedals
1pc cranks
Reflectors
Mags
Z rims
cruisers
Brake guards
Open face helmets
Seatpost covers
Power discs/chainwheels
Rotors
Non padded plastic seats
Vg crap
girl jeans

LOL.....I think you should get into mountain bikes.

That's a lot of hate! yikes


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#31 2012-11-17 8:31pm

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I dont have a pick but those radio/cassette players that could attatch to your handle bars.  Sounded like headphones on full blast.  Buddy had it and it was not good.

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#32 2012-11-17 8:31pm

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Re: Worst BMX ideas of all time

Johnnny wrote:

XJguy wrote:

nintendoninja wrote:

Here's a list of bmx shlt I hate lol
oldschool seat guts
Coaster brakes
Quill stems
Threaded headsets
Caliper brakes
Clip pedals
1pc cranks
Reflectors
Mags
Z rims
cruisers
Brake guards
Open face helmets
Seatpost covers
Power discs/chainwheels
Rotors
Non padded plastic seats
Vg crap
girl jeans

LOL.....I think you should get into mountain bikes.

That's a lot of hate! yikes

Its amazing you have any bmx at all... hmm


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#33 2012-11-17 8:33pm

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haha, the tune tote. I had one.
years later I worked at a shop and found a whole box of them buried in the back room

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#34 2012-11-17 8:36pm

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/henry43/2A60115F-E781-4742-960F-93073FF3010F-14587-00000E035BAD60A9.jpg

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#35 2012-11-17 8:39pm

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henry@ecbmx wrote:

haha, the tune tote. I had one.
years later I worked at a shop and found a whole box of them buried in the back room

here it is...
http://www.osbmx.com/2010/01/tune-tote-for-bmx.html

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#36 2012-11-17 9:08pm

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Eddie Fiola being sponsored by a company other than GT:

http://www.23mag.com/gens/fied88.jpg


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#37 2012-11-17 9:20pm

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I would have to say clipless pedals in racing and the Zeronine Superflow numberplate.I had one of those numberplates and could never get my numbers to stick to the mesh backing.


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#38 2012-11-17 9:29pm

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cool but it sucked most of the time hmm
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/alainmagana/GJS%20RACING/DSCN7463.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/alainmagana/GJS%20RACING/DSCN7460.jpg


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#39 2012-11-17 9:54pm

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/henry43/902407CE-7D0D-4BE5-A3AD-EEF60AE1F9E8-14729-00000E151AA13E45.jpg

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#40 2012-11-17 10:21pm

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Reflectors, threaded headsets, mag wheels, uhhhhh

Oh yeah.. LONG LIVE RAIL SEATS!!!!! I run my shadow rail seat on every frame I ride.


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#41 2012-11-17 11:02pm

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alainmagana wrote:

cool but it sucked most of the time hmm

Pardon my ignorance,, but what is that thing alainmagana ?!


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#42 2012-11-17 11:10pm

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Hot Shot that's a seat post clamp.


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#43 2012-11-18 12:07am

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this isn't a thread about what you hate.  this is a thread about worst ideas of all time.  i too dislike every form of non-sealed bearing device on a bicycle--but it's also irrelevant because there would be no BMX without the cage bearings that all bikes used to have.  i don't like coaster brakes either, but without them, we wouldn't have free-coasters.

now for my list:

--earth-tones.  brown and olive drab don't look good on a new sports-car.  they don't look good on a bike either.

--homogenous frame designs.  apart from gussets, SN and a few VERY minor details, most new-school frames look virtually identical.  when MFG's stopped being creative with frames, BMX died just a little bit more (BTW, TY SUBROSA for bringing the DTT back!!!)

--hutch's seatpost stander.  as if it wasn't easy enough as it is to bend an old-school seatpost.

--poverty BMX's double-chain-indent frame.  seriously, wtf were they thinking?

--fishbone's x-ufo.  what a gigantic, heavy, difficult to work on paperweight.  should have left that idea in the 80's pre-sst days.

--people who use regular pads on colored rims.  you make baby-jesus cry.

--forks with 2x peg mounts on either side.  did we REALLY think this one through guys?

--brakeless frames/forks.  it doesn't really cost any additional weight to put removable bosses on a frame or fork.  how about we let the riders determine what they want to use, rather than just snubbing a bumch of people because you want to be "faddish" about going brakeless.  heck, some of us can't even ride bikes without front and rear brakes because it's ILLEGAL.  (eg. 2x brakes required in germany).

--non-standard barrel adjusters.  can we please just pick a size and stick with it?  it's a PITA to not be able to use a snafu astroglide (etc) because the levers i have have the wrong type of barrel adjuster.

--euro BB.  proof that we don't have any engineers amongst the lot of us.  countless frames are going to be junk for the recyclers because of this POS idea.

--small-clearance frames.  if i want to run a dinner-plate sprocket, that should be my perogative.  i shouldn't have to forgo new-school because of my perogative.

--high-offset stems.  if you really need the bars THAT far out, get a bigger frame.

--killing off lay-back seatposts.  seriously.  i should start a business making integrated seatposts with 80's-style lay-back.

--hard plastic seats.  the proctologists are sure happy though.

--zero-sweep bars.  is it really impossible to flatland with gently swept bars?  (it's really a pita to ride with non-swept bars though...that much i can attest to.)

--thread-on pegs.  wow.  seriously.  what did you THINK was going to happen to my axle?

...i'm sure i could come up with more.  i'm an angry person by nature.


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#44 2012-11-18 1:06am

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There I fixed it with explainations and shlt lol
My list of bad ideas 2.0 tongue

oldschool seat guts pain in the ass to put onto seat rails and often no room for the wrench. Thank gawd for micro adjust posts!
Coaster brakes stupid idea. Jump something then accidently come to a screeching hault.
Quill stems they either came loose at the wrong time or got stuck.
Threaded headsets bleh. Never have a wrench big enough for thar big bastard nut that always comes loose. Thank jeebus for threadless!
Caliper brakes even dialed in they don't stop for shlt.gimme my u and v brakes!
Clip pedals really? Bad idea, follows same philosophy as seatbelts on motorcycles. Ouch lol.
1pc cranks stupid thin piece of metal guarenteed to bend or break. And again big ass nut you most likely to not have a wrench for. 3pc was a godsend
Reflectors only for nerds and posers. Any cool kid wouldn't be caught dead with these.
Mags plastic wheels? DUMB!
Z rims plastic rims? DUMBER!
cruisers 20" is real bmx. 24" and 26" is for old farts who should quit life.
Brake guards ugly tacky eye sore. Crapiper or I mean caliper brakes suck so bad not only do they not stop you but they also will catch your shoe or ankle if you don't guard it.
Open face helmets say goodbye to your teeth
Seatpost covers wtf? Pretty much a bike version of 80's ankle warmers.
Power discs/chainwheels designed to make gear changes quicker and easier yet it did accomplished the exact opposite.
Rotors not worth having the stem a mile high to spin your bars. Luckily gyro killed rotor.
Non padded plastic seats many kids lost their anal virginity to these torture devices hand crafted in hell by angry soulless midget gingers
Vg crap over cnc'd and overpriced
girl jeans gtfo your sister's closet!

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#45 2012-11-18 1:59am

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Worse than welded downtube frames, frames with cables for downtubes, ala Slingshot's. Yuck.

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#46 2012-11-18 3:41am

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slingshots are cool.  smile  better that than the huffy metaloid.  metalids should DIAF...but they are collectable because they are so full of fail.

p.s.
mags don't have to be plastic.  i'd probably give my left nut for a good pair of metal mags--they're so fricking rare.


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#47 2012-11-18 4:48am

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This thread should start and end with the Kastan uni-fork.  Flat out worst idea ever.


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#48 2012-11-18 4:57am

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Re: Worst BMX ideas of all time

nintendoninja wrote:

Here's a list of bmx shlt I hate lol
oldschool seat guts
Coaster brakes
Quill stems
Threaded headsets
Caliper brakes
Clip pedals
1pc cranks
Reflectors
Mags
Z rims
cruisers
Brake guards
Open face helmets
Seatpost covers
Power discs/chainwheels
Rotors
Non padded plastic seats
Vg crap
girl jeans

big_smileI love girl jeans!big_smile
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#49 2012-11-18 5:37am

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No pic but dyno drain pipe? It's just gonna bend...


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#50 2012-11-18 5:43am

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Super Suckers.  The name says it all.


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