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#51 2019-05-09 8:44am

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Re: Bmx show 101

lowrider wrote:

When I first built my retro Skyway (2013?) I took it to a local show along with a pretty rare mid/new school bike. I was surprised that the mid school got no attention but the Skyway ended up winning the cruiser class against some nice OG cruisers?? Made no sense to me but it was a peoples choice with a bunch of non bmx people and I guess they just liked the bling? Its like when I'm riding my retro Trickstar that gets a bunch of attention... Casual riders are not aware that there is such a thing as a retro Hutch, I've had a bunch of people think it was an 80s Hutch until I point out the obvious differences. neutral Trophies are fun to get but really don't mean much, just have a good time. cool

Whenever I ride my retro TA,it draws looks from alot of the older guys,they too think it is a OG from the 80's until I tell them Skyway was making them again.Majority of shows nowadays is nothing more than a dick measuring contest! Whoevr spent the most money usually wins.


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#52 2019-05-09 8:54am

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Re: Bmx show 101

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Spintech wrote:

Also depends on the show. Whenever I attend, I observe how judges do their judging. On the Gary Turner shows, they seem to go for more technicality, like checking if your tires are aired properly, spoke tensions, brakes are dialed, seat guts not moving, brake calipers closing evenly, brake pads touching the rims at the same time, chain tensioned properly, cranks spinning smoothly, etc. The BMX Society shows seem to lean towards originality and history and less on technicalities.

Crap half the bikes at the shows I go to look like they won't ride 10 feet. Lol..

lol yup finger tight so after the show. they can take it back apart. call the stuff show mounted only. to get a higher price when they go to sell it. to make their wife happy.


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#53 2019-05-09 8:56am

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Re: Bmx show 101

meangreen92lx wrote:

Spintech wrote:

Also depends on the show. Whenever I attend, I observe how judges do their judging. On the Gary Turner shows, they seem to go for more technicality, like checking if your tires are aired properly, spoke tensions, brakes are dialed, seat guts not moving, brake calipers closing evenly, brake pads touching the rims at the same time, chain tensioned properly, cranks spinning smoothly, etc. The BMX Society shows seem to lean towards originality and history and less on technicalities.

Crap half the bikes at the shows I go to look like they won't ride 10 feet. Lol..

Most cannot even ride a bike no more.The checkbook collectors are the most obvious ones out of the bunch.


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#54 2019-05-09 11:31am

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Re: Bmx show 101

lowrider wrote:

Spintech wrote:

Also depends on the show. Whenever I attend, I observe how judges do their judging. On the Gary Turner shows, they seem to go for more technicality, like checking if your tires are aired properly, spoke tensions, brakes are dialed, seat guts not moving, brake calipers closing evenly, brake pads touching the rims at the same time, chain tensioned properly, cranks spinning smoothly, etc. The BMX Society shows seem to lean towards originality and history and less on technicalities.

I did like that at the Rad show last year, I saw one of the judges checking the brakes on the bikes to see that they worked properly. I feel like even if your not going to ride your bike, it should at least be built to ride, not everything finger tight, no grease, cables not attached, etc. Like the cars that I have seen at lowrider shows that get pushed off and on a trailer, never actually starting or running... come on roll

I attended a car show where this guy was proudly demo'ing his airbag suspension when a chunk of bondoe'd side panel just came off yikes   He was the butt of all jokes that day.


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#55 2019-05-09 11:48am

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Re: Bmx show 101

Best part is when you see crowds gather around your bike and you quietly lurk behind them and listen what they have to say. I love hearing pure, unfiltered comments about my builds. Negative or positive, just say it. I love watching people reactions. I've found that: a) People are amazed with Hutch and b) I have no idea why people are amazed with Hutch lol

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#56 2019-05-09 3:37pm

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Re: Bmx show 101

Spintech wrote:

Best part is when you see crowds gather around your bike and you quietly lurk behind them and listen what they have to say. I love hearing pure, unfiltered comments about my builds. Negative or positive, just say it. I love watching people reactions. I've found that: a) People are amazed with Hutch and b) I have no idea why people are amazed with Hutch lol

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Very true. Unfiltered comments are the best. Good, bad or indifferent. I also like the opportunity to educate people on my bike(s). Most confuse my Schwinn cruiser as a Team 24 model but it’s not. It’s more rare than that. I even informed Stu Thompson on it at the show. He’s a very nice guy.


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#57 2019-05-10 11:23am

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At one of the Gary Turner shows a judge told me I should take my survivor VDC and rebuild it with higher level parts. So it would be like a factory Pro bike.
Didn't listen to him, won 80's race with it at last  years BMX Society show. Go figure.


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