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#1 2016-03-04 5:02pm

westside2004
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VANS BMX

I grew up in Southern California in the 70's and Vans shoes were a part of my identity/uniform. While kids from the cities would rock the Nike and the New Balance, us kids from the other side of the tracks would always rock the Giligan's (blue's). Vans contributed a whole lot to BMX, Surfing and Skateboarding. If you've got a cool story or some cool pics, post them up and stay rad, always.
I love the smell of new Vans.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/113257/img_3120_zps57d1etbw596629210c.jpg

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#2 2016-03-04 5:16pm

Scotty2toes
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Re: VANS BMX

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/225199/20160304_191416-156da333d8c.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/225199/20160304_191412-156da334333.jpg

And napalm in the morning.

Vans for life.


Harp, I want to tell you something. I was in this bureau when you were still popping zits on your funny face and jerking off with the lingerie section of the sears catalog....

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#3 2016-03-04 5:22pm

olskoolbmxfreek
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Re: VANS BMX

I met Steve Van Doren a few years ago at a Vans warp tour..Cool guy for sure!..he was wearing the most ragged pair of  black n white checkered slip on vans..they were vintage..

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#4 2016-03-04 5:33pm

STREETBEATBEAST
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Re: VANS BMX

Metal Up Your A$$
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102456da376753.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102556da3772be.jpg


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#5 2016-03-04 5:34pm

ricar
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Re: VANS BMX

I have been wearing nothing but Vans to ride since about 87... Remember when you could get them with a slice of wood inside?  I'm not sure how long that lasted.


Every time I get on my bike I win. Ms.BMX.

I don't have enough faith to believe in evolution.

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#6 2016-03-04 5:36pm

dkr23
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Re: VANS BMX

Off the wall since 1982. Had to have them after watching Fast Times for the first time. Haven't stopped.

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#7 2016-03-04 5:38pm

STREETBEATBEAST
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Re: VANS BMX

HARO freestyler
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102656da389517.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102756da38a015.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102856da38aa54.jpg


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#8 2016-03-04 5:44pm

STREETBEATBEAST
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Re: VANS BMX

Meow..
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag102956da39ca4d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag103156da39d3e4.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag103256da39df6d.jpg


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#9 2016-03-04 5:50pm

STREETBEATBEAST
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Re: VANS BMX

ROWLEY XLT
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag103356da3b5b86.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag103456da3b6763.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag103556da3b71ed.jpg


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#10 2016-03-04 6:00pm

westside2004
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Re: VANS BMX

Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.

We rarely wear shoes out here but here's my lil' collection.
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/IMG_3119_zpsdid4wqut.jpg

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#11 2016-03-04 6:13pm

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Re: VANS BMX

Yessir! It was Vans back in the day...and only Vans today. big_smile
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff304/meanbuicks/BMX/Greg-with-80-Pro-Line-2-84_zpsm5y9dxzp.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8073/rebel-bmx-in-monroe-la2-21-1656cc9e2f90.jpg


Greg - Old CJBMX Veteran racing again after 30-year hiatus cool
'80 Redline Pro-Line   '08 Redline Proline 24
'09 Redline MX-20      '09 Redline MX-24
'13 Redline Flight Pro XXL
'14 Redline Flight Pro 24
'14 Haro Flightline Carbon 29 Comp

[img]http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff304/meanbuicks/BMX/RL_anim8_zpszyfbxcfm.gif[/img]

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#12 2016-03-04 6:36pm

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Re: VANS BMX

I remember that you could order them with checkers or other designs around the side of the soles, rather than just being plain white.

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#13 2016-03-04 6:46pm

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Re: VANS BMX

westside2004 wrote:

Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.
[url][IMG]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/11333459_104897783187595_1930376503_n_zpsqspjl4ze.jpg[/url][/url]
Checcers.

Thanks man. They are ONE OF A KIND. You WILL NOT find the exact pair anywhere. My design.


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#14 2016-03-04 7:02pm

Makflip
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Re: VANS BMX

STREETBEATBEAST wrote:

westside2004 wrote:

Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.
[url][IMG]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/11333459_104897783187595_1930376503_n_zpsqspjl4ze.jpg[/url][/url]
Checcers.

Thanks man. They are ONE OF A KIND. You WILL NOT find the exact pair anywhere. My design.

Yeah man those are awesome. I instantly googled "Metallica half cabs" before I scrolled down down to see you say they were customs. Ill just add it to my list of things I find on this forum that I want in my life.


Looking for:
1990 Group 1 Multicolor

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#15 2016-03-04 7:11pm

Kurt_Rad
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Re: VANS BMX

I've got about 10 pairs in my rotation. Just picked up a brand new pair of all black slip ons for $20 today cool

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/56126/wp_20160304_00956da4e7a64.jpg


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#16 2016-03-04 7:34pm

LIVE TO RIDE
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Re: VANS BMX

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/mnmhowes/DSCN5158_zpsa6889acd.jpg


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#17 2016-03-04 8:22pm

radovr
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Re: VANS BMX

Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/174800/se-vans56da5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/174800/p104055056da5ec133.jpg


I have nothing profound to say other than   , go forth and multiple  .

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#18 2016-03-04 8:29pm

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Re: VANS BMX

radovr wrote:

Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5ec133.jpg

Bro, CHECKERS AND CHEETAS. Nice flavour. Me too.


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#19 2016-03-04 8:41pm

westside2004
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From: Oahu 50th State
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Re: VANS BMX

80 PRO-LINE wrote:

Yessir! It was Vans back in the day...and only Vans today. big_smile
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff30 … y9dxzp.jpg

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 9e2f90.jpg

Raspect Brada

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#20 2016-03-04 8:42pm

westside2004
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Re: VANS BMX

Minx20 wrote:

I remember that you could order them with checkers or other designs around the side of the soles, rather than just being plain white.

We used to use a bic pen and make our own checkers on the soles.

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#21 2016-03-04 8:49pm

westside2004
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Re: VANS BMX

I had a Vans store 2 bloccs from my apartments, back when they were made in the U.S.A. sad

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#22 2016-03-04 9:02pm

radovr
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Re: VANS BMX

STREETBEATBEAST wrote:

radovr wrote:

Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5ec133.jpg

Bro, CHECKERS AND CHEETAS. Nice flavour. Me too.

For some reason, don't know why, every time i look at them they remind me of Ducky form Pretty in Pink  lollol


I have nothing profound to say other than   , go forth and multiple  .

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#24 2016-03-04 9:16pm

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Re: VANS BMX

I Only Wear These On Special Occasions............... smile

















































































http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mccp9sZy0G1qivigxo1_1280.jpg


I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness............-Emo Philips

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#25 2016-03-04 9:34pm

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Re: VANS BMX

Dope Half-Cabs. My son's friend told me "You"re the only adult I know that can still pull off wearing VANS." Been wearing them since the 70's,  only got my first pair of Nikes last year.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/skdevore1/20160304_212320_zps9ajfzln1.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/skdevore1/20160304_212341_zpsdrq6dklk.jpg

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