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#76 2019-03-07 5:48pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

AJ Macaroo wrote:

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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!

The owner is a typical ebay seller,trying to straight rip someone off.These frames were expensive bitd,but it don't mean they are worth that much.


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#77 2019-03-07 7:25pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

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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?

Screaming deal right there. I believe the Kinesis examples were fabed in the USA even though they are a international company headquarters overseas.

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#78 2019-03-07 7:35pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Hoarding a bunch of Midschool race here!!! Is there anything else? lol


Looking for Midschool race and DK stuff.

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#79 2019-03-07 8:24pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Spintech wrote:

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.

I definitely see your point.  For me, though, the polished (and yellow) P-51s and P-61s looked better than pretty much everything else:

A bit off topic, but Dwight Tardy was on Powerlite during this time?  I remember him on Haro, along with the likes of Kiyomi Waller, George Andrews, Ryan McTaggart, and the ultra talented Andre Ellison.


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#80 2019-03-07 8:32pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Midschool is OS to the 30 somethings coming up wanting to revive their youth. Supply and demand.  Maybe  20 years from now a walgoose might be worth more than scrap weight tongue


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#81 2019-03-08 8:01am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

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Maybe  20 years from now a walgoose might be worth more than scrap weight tongue

lol probably not much.  The 80's dept store bikes still hold like no value.

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#82 2019-03-08 1:01pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

perront wrote:

A bit off topic, but Dwight Tardy was on Powerlite during this time?  I remember him on Haro, along with the likes of Kiyomi Waller, George Andrews, Ryan McTaggart, and the ultra talented Andre Ellison.

Yes! He was like 10 when he rode for Powerlite in the early 90's. I remember watching him and thinking, man this kid was FAST! If you google his name, it says he even played college football but I don't think he ever made it to the pros.  https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=648514


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#83 2019-03-08 1:16pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

bullseyejunkie wrote:

100%. I swapped over from collecting old school to mid a long time ago now and haven't looked back.

Me too... early 90's XL framesets all day long for me... greater stability, extra leg room and killer parts. cool

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#84 2019-03-08 2:33pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

How long until mid school prices drop? big_smile Will they drop? yikes


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#85 2019-03-08 9:12pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

Spintech wrote:

perront wrote:

A bit off topic, but Dwight Tardy was on Powerlite during this time?  I remember him on Haro, along with the likes of Kiyomi Waller, George Andrews, Ryan McTaggart, and the ultra talented Andre Ellison.

Yes! He was like 10 when he rode for Powerlite in the early 90's. I remember watching him and thinking, man this kid was FAST! If you google his name, it says he even played college football but I don't think he ever made it to the pros.  https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=648514

Good to know.  Thanks for sharing!


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#86 2019-03-09 2:24am

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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

I don’t care how expensive they are those things are butt ugly.


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#87 2019-03-09 6:40am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

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BMXRestorations wrote:

I just recently got back into BMX. I'm more of a collector and restorer now. Due to neck issues I won't be doing many tricks. I bought a few mid school stuff and mostly GT models. These are gaining in popularity. A couple of the bikes I have will be retro builds that will use correct mid school decals. I'm doing an Eddie Fiola tribute bike. I want to do a day-glow pink GT. I have a 92 Dyno Compe I'm restoring. I may keep that bike as I liked it back in the day. Almost bought one from a friend.

I see prices all over the place. I saw a 2000-01 GT performer that had a bidding war. I think it sold over $300. Not sure why because there are a few of them on eBay.

Auction setting makes people do stupid things. I sometimes bid on auction items that I’m looking for that I can also purchase buy it now. I watch the auction and see where it goes, most times the auction sale goes higher than the buy it now item cost. Just the rush of the bid I guess.

This.  I've gone to car auctions since I was 6 years old and seen it so many times, regardless of the item. 

I'll never forget one time, a 10 yr old Chevy Citation.  Basic transportation and it had high miles but had 4 good tires and some other parts, I figured I'd grab it cheap.  2 people just wanted it so bad it sold for 700 bucks, which is what it was worth really..but they had no clue if it started, drove, etc.  Could have bought one privately instead.

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#88 2019-03-09 6:41am

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I think too the mid 90's stuff on won't hold the same relative value of the older stuff. 

Look at Star Wars stuff as a parallel.  The stuff from the 80s everyone opened, played with, lost parts, broke, etc.  When the prequels came out in the late 90s everyone was buying one to play with and one to throw in a box to save.

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#89 2019-03-09 9:40am

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

I'm only hoarding all the good stuff lol


Always looking for late 90's and early 2000's midschool goodness! *S&M* *Solid* *We The People* *Terrible One* *FIT* *2-HIP* *FBM* *Snafu* *Animal* *Demolition* *Odyssey* *KINK* *Metal*

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#90 2019-03-09 12:34pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

not all of it.............big_smile

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#91 2019-03-09 2:18pm

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Re: Is midschool demand increasing?

1979 wrote:

Midschool is OS to the 30 somethings coming up wanting to revive their youth. Supply and demand.  Maybe  20 years from now a walgoose might be worth more than scrap weight tongue

What I'm thinking.


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