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#51 2018-03-21 12:00pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

happyshark wrote:

im at a lost with mid school . i road mid school as a kid and now it all i own with sum new school i dont see how some of the stuff is in high demand and other is trash i thru up in my mouth yesterday when i saw an aubrn for 1200 that the same as a new crupi yikes .maybe some one can draw me a map  but i cant even to begain to figer out what hot and what not in mid schools sorry for the rant but were the hell is all the parts  any did my gen brake it all  big_smile

I know what you mean as I rode in the 90's as well. One bike I don't understand is Powerlite. Back in the 90's if you had a Powerlite you really had something special. Everyone of my friends wanted one and the few of my friends who did would brag about it non-stop. Yet now days they go for almost nothing and they are great bikes.

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#52 2018-03-21 12:38pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

cbrstar wrote:

happyshark wrote:

im at a lost with mid school . i road mid school as a kid and now it all i own with sum new school i dont see how some of the stuff is in high demand and other is trash i thru up in my mouth yesterday when i saw an aubrn for 1200 that the same as a new crupi yikes .maybe some one can draw me a map  but i cant even to begain to figer out what hot and what not in mid schools sorry for the rant but were the hell is all the parts  any did my gen brake it all  big_smile

I know what you mean as I rode in the 90's as well. One bike I don't understand is Powerlite. Back in the 90's if you had a Powerlite you really had something special. Everyone of my friends wanted one and the few of my friends who did would brag about it non-stop. Yet now days they go for almost nothing and they are great bikes.

ya it was the same here and elf,iron hourse was big but elf broke all the time yikes


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#53 2018-03-21 12:40pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

I don't know. It's all very relative I suppose. I rode back in the early eighties as a kid and until my early teenage years here in the UK and in hindsight, I wouldn't go near old school stuff now. They rode like shit and broke for fun. After about 7 years away from riding, I got back into it in about 97 and I haven't stopped since.

Midschool stuff had way more charachter and thought put into them. I was lucky and managed to hold on to most of my frames that I bought and personally rode. Components came and went but I couldn't part with most of my frames. Broken or otherwise. Not being a kid in the late nineties and having full time jobs allowed me to buy the higher end stuff. I went US made for ten years until an FBM let me down. That's besides the point though.

I started restoring my collection of frames and that in itself has turned into a nice little side hobby for when I'm not actually riding. So far, it consists of a 98 2Hip Pork, 98 Kink Empire (gen 1. 100 made), 99 Metal Bikes Kizz (gen 1. 50 made), 99 2Hip Soul, 01 Solid Bikes Killing Machine, 01 Metal Bikes Burma, 01 Standard Bykes Cashius, 01 S&M Bikes Beringer, 04 FBM Autopilot.

The ones on bold are the ones I rode personally. The others were impulse buys or I sought them out. I rode a couple of Sundays too but I consider them as new school. And I'm currently riding a custom Standard 250S with a couple of parts that are a nod to the midschool like a layback Primo Rod, S&M Marvin's Guts, Tioga FS100 tyres, a GT Dropnose seat and a Tech 77 lever.

As for anticipating a midschool gold-rush. Those who rode that era are less likely to try and rinse the market I think. Sure, there will be some but not to the same degree as the old schoolers.   

By the way, I'm on the hunt for a Kink Phantom Lord! wink


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#54 2018-03-21 1:28pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

sycmatt wrote:

I don't know. It's all very relative I suppose. I rode back in the early eighties as a kid and until my early teenage years here in the UK and in hindsight, I wouldn't go near old school stuff now. They rode like shit and broke for fun. After about 7 years away from riding, I got back into it in about 97 and I haven't stopped since.

Midschool stuff had way more charachter and thought put into them. I was lucky and managed to hold on to most of my frames that I bought and personally rode. Components came and went but I couldn't part with most of my frames. Broken or otherwise. Not being a kid in the late nineties and having full time jobs allowed me to buy the higher end stuff. I went US made for ten years until an FBM let me down. That's besides the point though.

I started restoring my collection of frames and that in itself has turned into a nice little side hobby for when I'm not actually riding. So far, it consists of a 98 2Hip Pork, 98 Kink Empire (gen 1. 100 made), 99 Metal Bikes Kizz (gen 1. 50 made), 99 2Hip Soul, 01 Solid Bikes Killing Machine, 01 Metal Bikes Burma, 01 Standard Bykes Cashius, 01 S&M Bikes Beringer, 04 FBM Autopilot.

The ones on bold are the ones I rode personally. The others were impulse buys or I sought them out. I rode a couple of Sundays too but I consider them as new school. And I'm currently riding a custom Standard 250S with a couple of parts that are a nod to the midschool like a layback Primo Rod, S&M Marvin's Guts, Tioga FS100 tyres, a GT Dropnose seat and a Tech 77 lever.

As for anticipating a midschool gold-rush. Those who rode that era are less likely to try and rinse the market I think. Sure, there will be some but not to the same degree as the old schoolers.   

By the way, I'm on the hunt for a Kink Phantom Lord! wink

I think your post in a way shows why midschool may never have the demand that oldschool does. One thing I've noticed is the guys who are willing to spend the most money on a bike, are the ones who want their old bike from BITD. Even if that means it was a crappy dept store bike. Millions of people had a GT so you have millions of people wanting a GT to sell to. Where as with all your bikes with the extremely low production runs there only going to be at most a 100 people out there who had one and want to replace it so you have to sell to other connoisseurs.

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#55 2018-03-21 1:38pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

cbrstar wrote:

sycmatt wrote:

I don't know. It's all very relative I suppose. I rode back in the early eighties as a kid and until my early teenage years here in the UK and in hindsight, I wouldn't go near old school stuff now. They rode like shit and broke for fun. After about 7 years away from riding, I got back into it in about 97 and I haven't stopped since.

Midschool stuff had way more charachter and thought put into them. I was lucky and managed to hold on to most of my frames that I bought and personally rode. Components came and went but I couldn't part with most of my frames. Broken or otherwise. Not being a kid in the late nineties and having full time jobs allowed me to buy the higher end stuff. I went US made for ten years until an FBM let me down. That's besides the point though.

I started restoring my collection of frames and that in itself has turned into a nice little side hobby for when I'm not actually riding. So far, it consists of a 98 2Hip Pork, 98 Kink Empire (gen 1. 100 made), 99 Metal Bikes Kizz (gen 1. 50 made), 99 2Hip Soul, 01 Solid Bikes Killing Machine, 01 Metal Bikes Burma, 01 Standard Bykes Cashius, 01 S&M Bikes Beringer, 04 FBM Autopilot.

The ones on bold are the ones I rode personally. The others were impulse buys or I sought them out. I rode a couple of Sundays too but I consider them as new school. And I'm currently riding a custom Standard 250S with a couple of parts that are a nod to the midschool like a layback Primo Rod, S&M Marvin's Guts, Tioga FS100 tyres, a GT Dropnose seat and a Tech 77 lever.

As for anticipating a midschool gold-rush. Those who rode that era are less likely to try and rinse the market I think. Sure, there will be some but not to the same degree as the old schoolers.   

By the way, I'm on the hunt for a Kink Phantom Lord! wink

I think your post in a way shows why midschool may never have the demand that oldschool does. One thing I've noticed is the guys who are willing to spend the most money on a bike, are the ones who want their old bike from BITD. Even if that means it was a crappy dept store bike. Millions of people had a GT so you have millions of people wanting a GT to sell to. Where as with all your bikes with the extremely low production runs there only going to be at most a 100 people out there who had one and want to replace it so you have to sell to other connoisseurs.

Agreed. I'll let my kids decide the future of my collection......when I'm dead! lol


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#56 2018-03-21 2:36pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

It’s taken me years to find most of the Hoffman stuff I have. I was kicked off of here for almost two years fighting over this stuff. The last few months http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/46458/df63ebf7-dc53-402f-903c-f830ba05923a5ab2d040d4.jpeg
I have been finding some rare stuff on here glad to be back.

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#57 2018-03-21 8:59pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Um...


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#58 2018-03-21 10:02pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Definitely. I have seen it in action within the last 5 years

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#59 2018-03-22 3:18pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

I am in my 40's and would love to spend some disposable income on a Homeless Mack.
I sold mine in 93 to a guy in Korea.

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#60 2018-03-22 3:47pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

I love midschool
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/56126/img_38835a9df01319.jpg


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#61 2018-03-22 4:22pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

ya look under my bikes, you can see I have cough / got the mid school bug.


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#62 2018-03-22 4:26pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Harodave4130 wrote:

Anyway, just wondering if any of you are hoarding The midschool stuff in preparation of the inevitable demand?

I'm hoarding midschool for myself, not to sell. 1990-98 was my youth and I'm keeping all the memories.


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#63 2018-04-02 7:19pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Spintech wrote:

Harodave4130 wrote:

Anyway, just wondering if any of you are hoarding The midschool stuff in preparation of the inevitable demand?

I'm hoarding midschool for myself, not to sell. 1990-98 was my youth and I'm keeping all the memories.

So that's where all the stuff I'm looking for is! Hoarder! lol


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#64 2019-03-07 8:22am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

I’ve wanted S&M marvin gutz my whole life & haven’t found them yet. 
I’m not a pro member and have no credit card & I’m afraid I’ll never find them.

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#65 2019-03-07 8:36am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Stingray77 wrote:

I’ve wanted S&M marvin gutz my whole life & haven’t found them yet. 
I’m not a pro member and have no credit card & I’m afraid I’ll never find them.

You’re probably right


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#66 2019-03-07 9:14am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

cbrstar wrote:

happyshark wrote:

im at a lost with mid school . i road mid school as a kid and now it all i own with sum new school i dont see how some of the stuff is in high demand and other is trash i thru up in my mouth yesterday when i saw an aubrn for 1200 that the same as a new crupi yikes .maybe some one can draw me a map  but i cant even to begain to figer out what hot and what not in mid schools sorry for the rant but were the hell is all the parts  any did my gen brake it all  big_smile

I know what you mean as I rode in the 90's as well. One bike I don't understand is Powerlite. Back in the 90's if you had a Powerlite you really had something special. Everyone of my friends wanted one and the few of my friends who did would brag about it non-stop. Yet now days they go for almost nothing and they are great bikes.

I agree 100%.  GT, Robinson, and Auburn have all gotten their due without argument.  Powerlite is, overall, my favorite brand, and has been since I saw my first one back in '83.  Even when I first started buying high end bikes in the mid 90s, Powerlite magazine ads were the ones that always got my attention.  With mid school racers such as Danny Nelson, Mario Soto, Randy Stumpfhauser, Donnie Robinson, and Robert Pierce, they even had a great team.  It's as if Powerlite is the guy in the room who has a big ass booger on his face, but doesn't know it.


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#67 2019-03-07 9:15am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

Stingray77 wrote:

I’ve wanted S&M marvin gutz my whole life & haven’t found them yet. 
I’m not a pro member and have no credit card & I’m afraid I’ll never find them.

You’re probably right

lol


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#68 2019-03-07 11:00am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

yep, definitely on the rise. How about the specialized s-works market???? Currently taking that beating......

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#69 2019-03-07 12:44pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

From a passerby's perspective, my opinion of Powerlite is that is was a boring brand. I remember opening BMX Plus mags in the 90's and seeing pages upon pages of Dwight Tardy and Donnie Nelson with the same polished Powerlite bikes. 90's was all about ANODIZED colors with wild, always changing logos. Think GT/Dyno/Auburn with seemingly different themes each year. When you show the same polished Powerlite with the same logo over and over, it gets old; Especially when on the next page was an Auburn with the candy purple and deep green frames, colorful JAD stems and T1000's.


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#70 2019-03-07 12:47pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Btw, anyone see how much Haro Monocoques are going for these days? Not for the faint of heart.


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#71 2019-03-07 12:54pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Spintech wrote:

Btw, anyone see how much Haro Monocoques are going for these days? Not for the faint of heart.

Yeah 6500 lol
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-HARO-MONOC … SwQZVcGcSA


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#72 2019-03-07 1:02pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Seems like the high end race bikes are all pretty crazy.  I wasn't too interested in any of that back in the day, my tastes veered more toward Standard, Homeless, 2-Hip etc, so that's the stuff that catches my eye now.  I'm pretty shocked sometimes to see affordable Standards around sometimes.

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#73 2019-03-07 1:08pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Airplanes&BMX wrote:

Spintech wrote:

Btw, anyone see how much Haro Monocoques are going for these days? Not for the faint of heart.

Yeah 6500 lol
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-HARO-MONOC … SwQZVcGcSA

This person can list it for whatever they want,but I doubt it will sell for this price.


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#74 2019-03-07 1:28pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

spyker wrote:

Airplanes&BMX wrote:

Spintech wrote:

Btw, anyone see how much Haro Monocoques are going for these days? Not for the faint of heart.

Yeah 6500 lol
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-HARO-MONOC … SwQZVcGcSA

This person can list it for whatever they want,but I doubt it will sell for this price.

It's not even the made in the USA version either. You can tell by chainstays. Hey the guy can try sell for whatever price he wants but only a fool would spend that much for that bundle. There was a mint brand new never built USA made engraved SN yellow one on the swap meet not that long ago for a grand. That's fair if you ask me considering what the retail was on them bitd. I bought two brand new and still have one in my possession that will be built later this year. Really are special frames in my eyes. Hope they don't retro them...lol!


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#75 2019-03-07 5:15pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

AJ Macaroo wrote:

spyker wrote:

This person can list it for whatever they want,but I doubt it will sell for this price.

It's not even the made in the USA version either. You can tell by chainstays. Hey the guy can try sell for whatever price he wants but only a fool would spend that much for that bundle. There was a mint brand new never built USA made engraved SN yellow one on the swap meet not that long ago for a grand. That's fair if you ask me considering what the retail was on them bitd. I bought two brand new and still have one in my possession that will be built later this year. Really are special frames in my eyes. Hope they don't retro them...lol!

I got lucky and found this one..  https://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/318762
It has "Kinesis USA" stamp, but is it USA made?


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