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what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

#1 2016-07-08 10:39am

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what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

we all seem to have loved BMX at one time/ point. 70's, 80's ,90's. but seams some of you / us lost the Love ,stoped riding  and did not re fallen love with it till later around 2000 up

so what was the bike that got you hooked  back on BMX?

I can't answer the question I never gave up on it. how about you?


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#2 2016-07-08 11:25am

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Re: what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

About 3or 4 months after I sold my child hood Pro Thunder, my oldest learned to ride. We were yard sale shopping and I came across an 18 inch Mongoose (walgoose). I had no clue that Mongoose had sold out at the time and was no longer the company I remembered as a kid. It all came flooding back to me when we bought that little bike. I now needed a bike and I was an adult now so I was going to get what I always wanted. I was going to just cruise onto ebay and get me an early supergoose. I thought I could pick one up for about a hundred dollars and then my son and I could ride our geese around the neighborhood. Then reality smacked me hard. These old bikes were still very popular and very expensive! So my first purchase was a mid school Mongoose expert pro. Since then I've bought many old school geese, got a copy of my childhood bike back and am having a blast riding and taking part in this expensive hobby called BMX. big_smile

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#3 2016-07-08 11:26am

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Re: what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

Spang wrote:

About 3or 4 months after I sold my child hood Pro Thunder, my oldest learned to ride. We were yard sale shopping and I came across an 18 inch Mongoose (walgoose). I had no clue that Mongoose had sold out at the time and was no longer the company I remembered as a kid. It all came flooding back to me when we bought that little bike. I now needed a bike and I was an adult now so I was going to get what I always wanted. I was going to just cruise onto ebay and get me an early supergoose. I thought I could pick one up for about a hundred dollars and then my son and I could ride our geese around the neighborhood. Then reality smacked me hard. These old bikes were still very popular and very expensive! So my first purchase was a mid school Mongoose expert pro. Since then I've bought many old school geese, got a copy of my childhood bike back and am having a blast riding and taking part in this expensive hobby called BMX. big_smile

That is awesome, im glad you got back into it!!!  big_smile


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#4 2016-07-08 11:28am

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KuWa FS wrote:

Spang wrote:

About 3or 4 months after I sold my child hood Pro Thunder, my oldest learned to ride. We were yard sale shopping and I came across an 18 inch Mongoose (walgoose). I had no clue that Mongoose had sold out at the time and was no longer the company I remembered as a kid. It all came flooding back to me when we bought that little bike. I now needed a bike and I was an adult now so I was going to get what I always wanted. I was going to just cruise onto ebay and get me an early supergoose. I thought I could pick one up for about a hundred dollars and then my son and I could ride our geese around the neighborhood. Then reality smacked me hard. These old bikes were still very popular and very expensive! So my first purchase was a mid school Mongoose expert pro. Since then I've bought many old school geese, got a copy of my childhood bike back and am having a blast riding and taking part in this expensive hobby called BMX. big_smile

That is awesome, im glad you got back into it!!!  big_smile

Thanks, it's a blast to be back riding again on bikes I only dreamed about in the early 80's.

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#5 2016-07-08 11:32am

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Re: what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

Huffy Pro Thunder 3


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#6 2016-07-08 11:36am

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Huffy Pro Thunder 3

I checked out your collection. Great bikes man. Did not see the huffy though. I had to get a copy of my Pro Thunder 2 back to complete my collection.

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#7 2016-07-08 11:36am

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My Schwinn Predator Chromo and my best friends Hutch Pro Racer.  I bought mine at our local Schwinn shop and he bought his at Snider's Bike Shop in Cleveland, which carried all of the nice brands of the time.  Those were the days.


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#8 2016-07-08 1:25pm

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I quit riding in the early 00's  when me and my buddies got into cars.  I had my y2k S&M Sabbath frame and a handful of parts in boxes stored away for about 10 years.  Then one day, a buddy was helping me with some basement wiring when I came across the Sabbath frame and Pitchforks.  He snapped a picture quick and said his buddy likes BMX bikes.  I started thinking about it then.  I had/have access to a powder coat facility and I thought I shouls probaby refinish that stuff and get some decals and maybe a few other smalls before they are too hard to find. 

That is when I became a member here.  Then I quickly discovered that every thing I wanted for this bike was very hard to find.  So I bought everything I could find as I found it.  And naturally I found a few other scores to go with it, and now I have a good batch of bikes to mess with at any point in time.  I love riding, and I am happy to get out and do it again.  And as of now, I have 2 builds in process.  Not to mention I still want to stick money into the bikes that are already together.

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#9 2016-07-08 1:50pm

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For me, it all started with an old Kuwahara road bike. I wanted to convert an old road bike to single speed. After that build I started thinking I wanted to build an old school bmx bike. When I was a kid I never had a nice bike, just a couple of Huffys. So, I decided that I would build myself the bike my parents would never buy me. After patiently looking on CL for a while, it showed up. What was advertised as an 84 Viper turned out to be an 80 Pro Large. That was my first real bmx bike, and my first bmx build. Over the years it has undergone several changes in parts and color schemes. Still not finished with it, but I love that bike.

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#10 2016-07-08 1:52pm

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SE Racing "PK RIPPER"

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#11 2016-07-08 2:26pm

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I had been off 20s and only riding MTB/road bikes for 2 or 3 years when I stumbled on this nice 90s Powerlite back in 2011. I sold it because it was too small, but this was the bike that got me back into BMX. To this day I'm still fixing up my old rides from bitd and having a blast riding them all big_smile
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/103998/bmxmuseum_015da8ca718d.jpg

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#12 2016-07-08 2:46pm

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About 12 years ago I was doing a delivery to a house, waiting for the people to show up, looked out behind the house and there was a pile of scrap metal. In it was a 2001 Haro Shredder Frame, seat post, and clamp in great shape.. Asked them if I could take it and they said yes. So I hit up Dans Comp and bought everything I needed to finish it. Araya 48's w/ gt mowhawks, Voxom stem, Primo Hemorrhoid seat, Poverty cranks, Kore Street forks, etc. Last bmx I owned was a 85 Haro Sport bought new in 85 and unfortunately sold in 90. Still have the Shredder!

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#13 2016-07-08 2:54pm

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1978 Schwinn Mag Scrambler
http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y368/dragtoy62/bmx/78%20Mag%20Scrambler/20160515_113422_zpsnr25iuwq.jpg
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http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y368/dragtoy62/bmx/78%20Mag%20Scrambler/1_zpsxchixcxy.jpg
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#14 2016-07-08 3:48pm

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A 89 dyno detour from craigslist.  Found it, bought it, powdered it, loved it and now it has 10 brothers.  This forum has helped create a new obsession for me. I have also met a lot of great people with this hobby and got into better shape;)

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#15 2016-07-08 3:54pm

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Have to say Huffy Pro Thunder initially, never really got un-hooked just sidetracked from time to time.

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#16 2016-07-08 4:30pm

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A janky turd.
Quadangle.


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#17 2016-07-08 6:20pm

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For me, probably seeing the huffy pro thunder z2 that shifted gears, then the Murray x20r and finally the 83 Schwinn predators. Wanted the predator so bad.


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#18 2016-07-08 6:51pm

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a used 95 vfr
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#19 2016-07-09 6:01am

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If I had to pin point one that solidified my return to bmx, it was my FBM Steadfast, first bike I felt somewhat comfortable on and really enjoyed. However, I owe credit to CRANX bike park for actually lighting the fire back up, and making me actually want to ride again.

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#20 2016-07-09 7:30am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/219850/fb_img_146765793408357810a14cc.jpg

My 83 Formula one! Stopped riding when I got a car, but have always wanted to pick it back up. Found an 87 General RL on clist and it got me back into them. Finally getting this old DB back together and cant wait to ride it!

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#21 2016-07-09 8:53am

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88 gt performer first score got me interested again

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#22 2016-07-09 9:03am

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Re: what was the bike that got you hooked back on BMX?

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

we all seem to have loved BMX at one time/ point. 70's, 80's ,90's. but seams some of you / us lost the Love ,stoped riding  and did not re fallen love with it till later around 2000 up

so what was the bike that got you hooked  back on BMX?

I can't answer the question I never gave up on it. how about you?

Like you, I NEVER LEFT THE LIFESTYLE...
just took breaks as riding buddies went away and life had to be dealt with.
So, my 87 BEAT has always been there to keep me enthusiastic about the ride.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/imag097657811ff2ae.jpg

After that, the first newer bikes to get me re energeized were the 95/96 HOFFMANs. You'll notice a common colour theme. And common DNA. LOL.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/1997-hoffman-bikes-catalog-condor578120cd9c.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/dscf200356864f580a578120e314.jpg
I love the colours which is what initially caught my eye.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/ec4bacbc-b6c4-45a7-9278-5c705569aef6_zpsoojemshx5781211ec5.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/condor_purple_105781212c7b.jpg

I remember seeing this SUGARBABY but with baby blue decals, not turquoise.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/1997-hoffman-bikes-catalog-sugar-baby-157812174a0.jpg
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#23 2016-07-09 9:13am

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And the first newer bike I bought was the BOB HARO AUTOGRAPH RETRO MASTER.
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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.
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#24 2016-07-09 9:32am

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Well my son started to ride so I dug my Race Inc. out from the attic and did a quick tune up on it and the rest is well you know............
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/80sbikedude/111_2634_zps72pkq11c.jpg

......so then I proceed to redo my Diamondback from BITD
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#25 2016-07-09 3:11pm

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2007 Eastern Ace of Spades.  It was everything OS bikes were missing.  And I can't go back to OS.


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