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#51 2015-09-21 12:33pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

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#52 2015-09-21 12:37pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

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#53 2015-09-21 1:11pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Good God.

You want one?  I'll use a VFR and put a big gear on it so you can outrun all those skanks that are chasing you for some reason lol


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#54 2015-09-21 1:12pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

I find it somewhat off putting, that on a site whose main purpose is the preservation of BMX history. The mass hate on a vintage entry level bike? To some out there the VFR is their first taste of riding / racing. There are plenty of bikes, both high and low end that I am not a fan of. However I wouldn't trash them on a forum. Just some food for thought. cool


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#55 2015-09-21 1:26pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

El Gecko wrote:

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Good God.

You want one?  I'll use a VFR and put a big gear on it so you can outrun all those skanks that are chasing you for some reason lol

Dibs


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#56 2015-09-21 1:27pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

highspd wrote:

I find it somewhat off putting, that on a site whose main purpose is the preservation of BMX history. The mass hate on a vintage entry level bike? To some out there the VFR is their first taste of riding / racing. There are plenty of bikes, both high and low end that I am not a fan of. However I wouldn't trash them on a forum. Just some food for thought. cool

Just people's opinions man.


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#57 2015-09-21 1:28pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

not hating..or im not. just having some funn.

common bike that a lot of kids had ablast on.  and as said, hundreds of times better then some walmart junk.

now back to teasing

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hmmm..I think the lock is a bit overkill,dont ya think?


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#58 2015-09-21 2:38pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

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#59 2015-09-21 2:40pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Draw wrote:

not hating..or im not. just having some funn.

common bike that a lot of kids had ablast on.  and as said, hundreds of times better then some walmart junk.

now back to teasing

hmmm..I think the lock is a bit overkill,dont ya think?


lol tongue wink

But that fender is off the hook


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#60 2015-09-21 6:03pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Draw wrote:

not hating..or im not. just having some funn.

common bike that a lot of kids had ablast on.  and as said, hundreds of times better then some walmart junk.

now back to teasing

hmmm..I think the lock is a bit overkill,dont ya think?


lol tongue wink

But that fender is off the hook

missing some Harley-Davidson stickers tongue

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#61 2015-09-21 7:34pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Draw wrote:

not hating..or im not. just having some funn.

common bike that a lot of kids had ablast on.  and as said, hundreds of times better then some walmart junk.

now back to teasing

hmmm..I think the lock is a bit overkill,dont ya think?


lol tongue wink

But that fender is off the hook

That seatpost though lol I like how he made all those modifications but kept the chainguard and kickstand.

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#62 2015-09-21 8:14pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

El Gecko wrote:

TonyBaloney wrote:

RAD cool

I ride a '90 GT Vertigo with apehangers, road bike fork, and banana seat around town and I built one for my friend out of an '83 Predator.

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#63 2015-09-22 8:56am

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Bmx museum way of thinking. 90's entry level Dyno=junk. 70's or 80's department store survivor (junk)=a gift from God/ score of the century.


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#64 2015-09-22 9:01am

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

CenFlaG8er wrote:

Bmx museum way of thinking. 90's entry level Dyno=junk. 70's or 80's department store survivor (junk)=a gift from God/ score of the century.

Not really. Not at all actually. From my experience anyway...


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#65 2015-09-22 11:51am

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

CenFlaG8er wrote:

Bmx museum way of thinking. 90's entry level Dyno=junk. 70's or 80's department store survivor (junk)=a gift from God/ score of the century.

There are definitely 'elitists', but I think it is not the majority.

In this case I think it's more about the title of the thread; "What were Dyno VFRs used for?".  With a title like that, you are asking for 'smart' remarks.


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#66 2015-09-22 12:42pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

unkleyoda wrote:

CenFlaG8er wrote:

Bmx museum way of thinking. 90's entry level Dyno=junk. 70's or 80's department store survivor (junk)=a gift from God/ score of the century.

There are definitely 'elitists', but I think it is not the majority.

In this case I think it's more about the title of the thread; "What were Dyno VFRs used for?".  With a title like that, you are asking for 'smart' remarks.

I have come across very few, if any, people who would deem a department store bike a gift from God and a Dyno junk. Most purists here would call them both junk.


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#67 2015-09-22 12:46pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Or the OP was genuinely curious and/or had no exposure to the VFR as a kid.  I didn't get any 'smartness' out of that title, maybe you're reading too far into it?  Obviously our experiences aren't all the same.  Some of us grew up at the right time to where at least 1 person we knew had a VFR, but some of us have never even heard of one.  It's like asking "what was a Mongoose Menace used for", there is no 1 right answer.  Kids used them for anything they could because it was probably the only bike they could afford at the time.

The VFR is actually a pretty versatile frame if you think about it.  You can put race parts on it and race it, you can put freestyle parts on it and do tricks, heck you could even use it for flat if you set it up right.  I believe that riding is 90% rider and 10% bike.  You can buy the best, most expensive bike in the world but if you suck at riding, you'll suck at riding on any bike.  Some of my best riding was 10 years ago on my stock VFR.


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#68 2015-09-22 12:59pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

This was basically the point I was trying to make. I obviously exaggerated about a dept store bike being a gift from God (although I've seen them posted on here and people acted as if it was). This website is the worst place to go for real opinions or just constructive comments pertaining to bikes that aren't 84-87 +/-. The OP wanted some info, you'd think a site called the BMX museum would be a good place to go.


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#69 2015-09-22 1:18pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

CenFlaG8er wrote:

This was basically the point I was trying to make. I obviously exaggerated about a dept store bike being a gift from God (although I've seen them posted on here and people acted as if it was). This website is the worst place to go for real opinions or just constructive comments pertaining to bikes that aren't 84-87 +/-. The OP wanted some info, you'd think a site called the BMX museum would be a good place to go.

There definitely are a lot of dicks here. Now to answer the OP's question, here is a pic of my VFR

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/kurt_rad/null_zpsj0tmrzey.jpg


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#70 2015-09-22 1:32pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

I rode the shit out of one bitd and have about 5 of them as loaners if my buddies wanna roll around. I think they ride fine, are fairly tough, and pretty fast. I mean what's four or five lbs when you're a fat ass old man anyway. Not top of the line but better than a dept store bike. and the pro sized bars on vfrs and nitros ride super big and comfy.


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#71 2015-09-22 1:39pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

In all honesty I have always liked VFR's. The geometry feels right for me and I have always thought they are cool built up as a freestyle bike. There are far worse out there for sure.


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#72 2015-09-22 1:58pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Radbmx86 wrote:

I remember I had a badass 93 neon green Dyno VFR, rare color way, were they race bikes back in the day?

wear I lived it was used for going to school on it. so your Redline, Paterson, JMC  or other Nice BMX did not get jacked while in class.tongue or as a temp replace to the bad ass frame you just cracked.
they   weren't junk but close to it. just a decent starter bike.

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#73 2015-09-22 3:22pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

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#74 2015-09-22 4:10pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

V = Very
F = Fast
R = Ride

Is what Dyno says it stands for.
1989 is the first year for the VFR.

In my neighborhood(as a kid), the VFR's were around, and accepted as at least being a decent bike(vs. dpt. store rides).
I think every kid I know and myself included wanted that Auburn RX at the LBS, but the folks would only pay for a VFR!

Being that a VFR was my first respectable bike,...that came at a time when the Independence that it brought with it had a certain "coming of age" kinda aspect to it, those early 90's VFR's will always have a special place in my heart. Really it was the bike that got my into BMX in a serious way. So to pay homage to my old VFR, I built this custom stretched XXXL (22" TT) Dyno VFR, so now I once again can fit my Dyno comfortably.

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#75 2015-09-22 4:28pm

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Re: What were Dyno VFR's used for?

Nice work 350Ratfink, love the disc brake! Better be careful though, someone may steal it, realize that it's a VFR and throw it away! At least according to the mob around here. roll


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