You are not logged in.

Who has RE-built their childhood bike?  RSS Feed

#176 2017-03-24 12:41pm

made2drag
Pro Member
From: USA
Registered: 2012-03-15
Posts: 8081
Bikes: 8

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

WILL69 wrote:

made2drag wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/20170305_133 … blowup.jpg

I did a few weeks ago.  I still need to find some rl edge tires and put on my gt seat

COOL FRAME.... NEVER SEEN !

cool

thanks!


Increase the Peace

Online

 

#177 2017-03-24 1:39pm

Indyjps
Pro Member
From: Chicago
Registered: 2016-09-07
Posts: 2437
Bikes: 21
For Sale: 1

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

Mines was a profile with bullseye hubs and redline cranks.  Can't afford to rebuild it today.lol.

Last edited by Indyjps (2017-03-24 1:39pm)


MTNBKSUK

Location: Chicago Burbs

Offline

 

#178 2017-03-24 1:59pm

AlurencatBMX
Pro Member
From: West Sussex UK
Registered: 2010-04-09
Posts: 4398
Bikes: 14

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

Which one? I had a different bike every week lol

As of now no, nothing from my childhood has really made me want to spend hundreds, nee thousands of pounds on just to be really disappointed.


If you haven't seen the magical stars floating around whilst lying face down in the mud you ain't lived.

"If you asked me what era of BMX I preferred I would look at you blankly and say all of them. If you never stopped riding you wouldn't look back with fond memories you'd create them instead. I come from 'any school'"

Offline

 

#179 2017-03-26 6:18pm

johnny5
Pro MemberBig Pimpin Since...
From: Orange County
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 765
Bikes: 12
For Sale: 1

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

I still have my 1989 GT performer.   Iit was given away when I was 16, and I got it back when I was 27.  It has been rebuilt and given the C4 labs treatment.  It is like new again!

Offline

 

#180 2017-03-28 11:23am

ChristianHetheMurray
Pro MemberThundercougarfalconbird
From: Carlisle, PA
Registered: 2010-12-25
Posts: 6538
Bikes: 45
For Sale: 37

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

ChristianHetheMurray wrote:

Rebuilt 2 of my childhood bikes!  smile

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/51964

The one that started it all!

Most of us remember the green 1986 Dyno Compe II from the pages of Freestylin' Magazine and BMX Plus, or as restored by Matt S. here in the museum.  (http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/10198 )

But those of us fortunate enough to actually get that bike remember it coming out of the box a little differently. (By then they were using the 1986 Performer bars and seat post which had the white and blue coin decal instead of the blue and red one. They also had white tires instead of black, no bar or frame pads, and the pedals were black). After doing a variety of odd jobs from the summer of `85 into the summer of `86, which included mowing grass, picking cherries, and recycling aluminum cans, I had saved the $350.00. Back then you could C.O.D. your bikes from the shops, so we called Rockville BMX and ordered the bike. After 3 weeks the UPS man arrived at my front door bike in hand. At that moment it was the happiest day of my 14 years of life. My Dad put the Dyno together in our living room while the neighborhood kids tried to catch a peek through our house windows. The end result is as you see restored here today. I have also included a picture of my original Compe II for you to cross check the restoration for accuracy. It is the one in the yard beside the hedges.



Left = restore  ....    right = original

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a7e42b.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a7fc54.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … a819a0.jpg

...And this one!

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/murray/56073

My first BMX bike was a yellow and red Huffy Thrasher back in the mid 70's. It had that cool red bananna seat with a yellow "swoosh" on the side, kinda like the Nike symbol. After that my grandmother decided to buy my brother and I twin Murray X24's. We were around 10 years old and I guess she thought we'd grow into them! Although the bikes were twice our size we got use to them and before long were riding wheelies the length of a football field. Greg zts spotted a comment I made about that bike in one of my museum posts. He said he had one available. I bought it, cleaned it up, and am presenting it to you today. All OEM except for the seat and new rat trap pedals. The original seat was a blue Elina. The Elina's are a little pricey now so I used a KMX instead. It'll be nice to cruise aroundtown this summer in the 2nd bike of my youth!



http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … X24046.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n48 … X24032.jpg

Don't hurt yourself Lego! Doing that decade at our age could be dangerous! - lol   smile
Or was that BITD. Judging by the Dyno Mondo hightops I'll assume that was BITD! - lol

Back in 1988 my green 86' Compe II was getting pretty beat up from use. So I did my first restore. Made it all black and tried to make it look like the '87 PC. So here is a pick of that restore, and one I did a few years ago to try and recapture the spirit of that bike, although not exact. cool

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55127/1986-dyno-compe---87-00258daa9782f.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55127/christian-murray-02058daa993e1.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55127/christian-murray-02558daa99933.jpg


http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55127/1987-dyno-detour---black-04358daa9d47a.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/55127/1987-dyno-detour---black-01658daaa1460.jpg

Last edited by ChristianHetheMurray (2017-03-28 11:24am)


My flatland is ... always smooth!!!!

[img]http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/khe-bikes-11159567381c2_lg.jpg[/img]

Offline

 

#181 2017-07-05 10:19am

FL Vaughn
Pro Member
From: Tampa, FL
Registered: 2014-05-29
Posts: 203
Bikes: 2
For Sale: 32

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

All most finishedhttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210770/17757308_277191119359545_8262374378413736382_n595d1f935d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210770/17760109_10209488212454731_2973262839189727473_n595d1f935e.jpg

Offline

 

#182 2017-07-05 11:05am

sc00ter
Intermediate
From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: 2016-11-17
Posts: 359

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

Rad that ya'll rebuild your childhood bikes! I thought about doing the same but Im happy with my new bmx cruiser. Now, someone should start a "What Happened to Your Childhood (or most cherished) Bike.". I was in the process of loosing my house when I lived in PA and sold my Trick Star on FleaBay. Japan made frame/fork, Vector Unlimited bars, Skyway graphite's, AreoSpeed cranks and other awesome goodness. Sold for $1300. Met the guy in Scanton, PA for the transaction. He was happy and I was relieved it went to a good home and I didn't loose mine! Now a Huffy Bandit would be very tempting!

Offline

 

#183 2017-07-05 11:47am

racerbvd
Pro Member
From: Florida
Registered: 2008-11-26
Posts: 347
Bikes: 13
For Sale: 2

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/img_20170421_181941_878595d34114e.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/img_20170324_193335_327595d3456d1.jpg


Byron  20+ year PCA member
Many Cool Porsches, Projects& Parts, Vintage BMX bikes too

Offline

 

#184 2017-07-05 8:32pm

dublsmuv
Pro Member
From: Manteca, Ca
Registered: 2009-12-05
Posts: 182
Bikes: 11

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

This is an exact replica of my bike that I raced at McClaren park San Francisco in the mid 70s. The original was stolenhttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37508/20161027_165413595daf4b24.jpg

Offline

 

#185 2017-07-05 8:35pm

dublsmuv
Pro Member
From: Manteca, Ca
Registered: 2009-12-05
Posts: 182
Bikes: 11

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

74http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37508/img_20131117_165225595dafef1b.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/37508/img_20131117_165040595db00898.jpg
Littlejohn Murphy

Offline

 

#186 2017-07-06 2:14pm

johnny5
Pro MemberBig Pimpin Since...
From: Orange County
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 765
Bikes: 12
For Sale: 1

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

Here's my bahttp://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/33402/screenshot_2017-07-06-14-12-05595ea82437.png
by!

Offline

 

#187 2017-07-25 8:41pm

jays24
Pro Member
From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2007-12-02
Posts: 3542

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

I still want to build a replica of what I had as a kid, I hate having to search for the parts though.  It's crazy what some things cost too, it'll probably cost me $2000+ just to build it.

Offline

 

#188 2017-09-10 2:04pm

Edgar_in_Indy
Centurion Member
Registered: 2016-09-08
Posts: 133

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

green61bug wrote:

I just recently finished re-creating my childhood bike. I got my Diamond Back Hot Streak when I was 7 or 8 and it was stolen a few years later. I have always missed it and found a nice OG chrome frame and for a few years ago on eBay. It took me a while but I decided to build it up to look similar to what I had before. I don't remember the components well but I knew it had black mags and black brakes and brake levers. I started there and this is what the result is...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j303/ … /DB_01.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j303/ … /DB_04.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j303/ … /DB_05.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j303/ … /DB_06.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j303/ … /DB_02.jpg

I wish your bike was in the museum so I could add it to my favorites. Nice job!

Offline

 

#189 2017-09-10 2:58pm

Ryan_QL
Pro Member
From: Riverside, California
Registered: 2017-09-01
Posts: 606
Bikes: 1

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

I'm trying to build the last bike I had but finding the frame and forks is proving to be near impossible lol


WTB -
1 - QuikLine 20" frame and forks

Offline

 

#190 2017-09-10 3:05pm

Blue_Max
Museum Addict
From: Madison, WI
Registered: 2008-08-19
Posts: 1503
Bikes: 19

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

I haven't yet, I still have the 1989 gt performer frame I rode during the 90's up until the early 2000's and most of the parts except the final fork I used years later on the frame around 1997-2000 a 1 inch threaded/ threadless hoffman superfork and stem. Everytime one pops up for sale i'm too late.

Last edited by Blue_Max (2017-09-10 3:07pm)

Offline

 

#191 2017-11-08 8:35am

RAYSIN
Pro MemberI SAW ELVIS AT 1000 FEET!
From: Michigan
Registered: 2014-09-13
Posts: 3054
Bikes: 26
Website

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/214141/1_zpsxchixcxy5a033227ba.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/214141/20171024_071256_zps0sesj4w65a03323a4b.jpg


Schwinning!!!

Offline

 

#192 2017-11-08 9:30am

RL Paulie
Pro Member
From: NOVA
Registered: 2006-10-03
Posts: 3914
For Sale: 4

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

My first bike that wasn’t department store quality was a 1985 Dyno Compe. When I got back into this hobby in 2003 I still had my RL-20II which I retired in 1989. But the Dyno was long gone. I came across a decent used one that about half of the original components. I had to grab it. The only problem was that this one was white and my original was chrome. Otherwise I wanted to experience the bike as it was when my dad first got it for me in November 1985. It took a long time to track everything down but this ended up being my most complete and satisfying restoration to date. Powder coating was done by Chip when he was first starting out... pre c4 labs.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/2547/524ba9cd-592e-4d87-a000-ae258a2f9b845a033f1f16.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/2547/c009d8d0-2819-4fec-b416-251c8f714d355a033f1f13.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/2547/4c87844c-bb95-448f-8875-0c7874e154855a033f1f28.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/2547/99f6d39c-fe14-4752-8c48-ac88be189ded5a033f1f22.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/2547/bea8e02f-e0b2-4eb3-8382-bb5d8418babc5a033f1f7b.jpeg


Bx4 = Bassin’ Buicks Beer & BMX

What I’m selling: https://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/user/2547

What I want/need:
Black&Pink A'ME unitron or Oakley B1B; OG Redline Techmatic BB; Black Elina Flytetech seat (2);ACS RL Edge Hub

I'm a notoriously slow shipper. Please have patience. You WILL get what you pay for. Thank you.

Offline

 

#193 2017-11-08 9:41am

erichevy
Pro Member
From: Marshall, MI
Registered: 2007-06-26
Posts: 3025
Bikes: 11
For Sale: 6
Website

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

RL Paulie wrote:

My first bike that wasn’t department store quality was a 1985 Dyno Compe. When I got back into this hobby in 2003 I still had my RL-20II which I retired in 1989. But the Dyno was long gone. I came across a decent used one that about half of the original components. I had to grab it. The only problem was that this one was white and my original was chrome. Otherwise I wanted to experience the bike as it was when my dad first got it for me in November 1985. It took a long time to track everything down but this ended up being my most complete and satisfying restoration to date. Powder coating was done by Chip when he was first starting out... pre c4 labs.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1f16.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1f13.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1f28.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1f22.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f1f7b.jpeg

One of my all time favorites right there.  Looks great!


"I majored in punk rock" - Mike Watt

Detroit Has A Skyline Too

Offline

 

#194 2017-11-08 12:05pm

m3brendan
Pro Member
From: Brentwood, TN
Registered: 2011-04-17
Posts: 792
Bikes: 7
For Sale: 1

Re: Who has RE-built their childhood bike?

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/63267/ggg5a03637b43.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/63267/db5a03638209.jpg


Nothings says late 80s BMX like a mullet hanging out the back of a Dyno UL helmet

Offline

 

Board footer

View Cart →