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#1 2016-08-28 4:14pm

formerflatlander
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I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Hey all ! Newbie to the BMX museum, so glad I found y'all ! Awesome site !

I was considering what to do with my old bmx bikes and stumbled across this site. I have a 84-85 Trick Star and a Patterson Racing PR-200. Out of the dozen plus bikes I used to have these were my faves so I kept them. They are covered with dust and haven't been ridden since "91ish". Which brings me why I could be in trouble with the wife...

I was thinking of selling but now I'm leaning towards restoring. Since I never do anything on the cheap this is probably gonna cost me a bit. Anyway, I look forward to doing some buy, sell, trade with y'all and I'll post some pictures as I go through the restoration process.

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#2 2016-08-28 4:18pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

can't wait! one recommendation regarding restoration: restoration doesn't necessarily mean refinishing. and one more: it's only original once.

if they are your old bikes, there's no way you should sell them in my opinion. you will miss them one day

restoration doesn't necessarily mean refinishing. and one more: it's only original once.    YES!!! I totally agree!! GAry

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#3 2016-08-28 4:26pm

formerflatlander
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Thanks, texasbmx. These are my personal bikes, I bought the Trick Star frame and fork about 30 years ago, paid for in $20 installments from Barney's bike shop, when they were on Park Ave. in Worcester Ma. That's the problem... I spent so much time on this bike I don't think I can let it go!

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#4 2016-08-28 4:27pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Texasbmx wrote:

can't wait! one recommendation regarding restoration: restoration doesn't necessarily mean refinishing. and one more: it's only original once.

if they are your old bikes, there's no way you should sell them in my opinion. you will miss them one day

Basically what he said.

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#5 2016-08-28 4:30pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Replace old rubber, clean and ride them... That's all you need to do. So many peeps on this site wish they could still own their childhood bikes... You have two to boot. We want pics.....smilesmile

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#6 2016-08-28 4:30pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

formerflatlander wrote:

Thanks, texasbmx. These are my personal bikes, I bought the Trick Star frame and fork about 30 years ago, paid for in $20 installments from Barney's bike shop, when they were on Park Ave. in Worcester Ma. That's the problem... I spent so much time on this bike I don't think I can let it go!

you'll be very thankful you held on to it. i'm sure you are a bit right now. now get them posted! if you're having trouble, you can send the pics to me and i can post them for you or you can just use tinypic.com it's pretty easy and you don't have to make an account

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#7 2016-08-28 4:33pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Let's see some pix... big_smilebig_smilebig_smile


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#8 2016-08-28 4:35pm

formerflatlander
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Forgive my ignorance, how can I send you pics ? Technology illiterate. I work with hammers, don't mix well w/computers.

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#9 2016-08-28 5:00pm

saskbmx
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

oh man this sounds sweet!

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#10 2016-08-28 5:02pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

formerflatlander wrote:

Forgive my ignorance, how can I send you pics ? Technology illiterate. I work with hammers, don't mix well w/computers.

Check this out:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=321443

Welcome and don't worry about the wife.  These people have sneaking parts in the house down to an art form. lol

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#11 2016-08-28 5:20pm

Mach Oneswiped
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Be careful that's how I found this place a short time ago now I have five new additions.the wife if like mine will ask whyyyy


Im a loaner

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#12 2016-08-28 5:28pm

formerflatlander
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Thanks El Goodo I'll have to get photo bucket when I start my restorations and become a pro member. Time isn't on my side at the moment, probably going to start in on them over the winter. I'm just finishing up on rebuilding/restoring 2 Yamaha ttr 125's.

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#13 2016-08-28 5:29pm

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210357/20160828_18384557c381c421.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210357/20160828_20110357c381c675.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210357/20160828_18385457c381c75d.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210357/20160828_20114157c381c959.jpg

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#14 2016-08-28 5:39pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Dang man you don't have much work to do, mostly cleaning and some re-greasing.  Nice duo there.

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#15 2016-08-28 5:42pm

Texasbmx
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

yup! impressive collection of survivors as they sit.

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#16 2016-08-28 5:46pm

formerflatlander
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Thank you for posting my pictures texasbmx ! You rock !

Quick run down
Hutch frame, fork, stem, post and clamp, Mike D bars Tuff 2's and suntour peds, panaracer tires.

Patterson has Hutch forks, I drilled them, (lightest configuration at the time) Gt bars and post, a tuff 2 and that's a z-rim under some pool tires, graphite x pedals.

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#17 2016-08-28 5:48pm

formerflatlander
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Oh yeah Nippons all around

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#18 2016-08-28 6:41pm

jakester720
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

If I could add on, beauty set, and as they were yours never sell. But please keep the decals, they look pretty clean, but truly speak from the era. Also the invasion tour trick stars are not common. This would provide provenance.

Welcome, and I see your astute that this will cost you. Once these are set, you'll be hunting the others you had...it does feel like the fountain of youth though, so will be worth it


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#19 2016-08-28 6:44pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Wow you're going to be very happy you hung on to those bikes!  You're not going to have to spend much on your bikes to get them looking good and rideable.  What's going to cost is when you start looking around and wanting other bikes:)

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#20 2016-08-28 7:02pm

RLschneider
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

No steel wool on the chrome!! do your homework and don't rush it yikes ....

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#21 2016-08-28 7:17pm

Reedster
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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Welcome to the addiction. You're a lucky guy to have held onto an important part of your youth, as some members here have given you some great advice clean them up and ride them as much as you can it's like going back in time.


My dad used to tell me life is like a shit sandwich the more bread you have the less shit you have to eat

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#22 2016-08-28 7:59pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

First off welcome to the site.... smile +1 great survivors,  just clean them up regrease and ride.
Consider yourself one of the lucky ones who still has their original bikes... Definitely do not sell them you will regret it. And please don't take off the Original Decals.

In the Forums on the home page there is a restoration thread with all kinds of cleaning info like how to remove rust, how to whiten your tuff wheels, how to polish...so on and so forth.

Have fun and figure out how to post pics and post some up of your progress.


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#23 2016-08-28 10:36pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

ALL of this  /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ ..... GREAT bikes right there!!! That Trick Star is ultra rare... big_smilebig_smilebig_smile


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
                      Predator count: 31        420 for LIFE!!!

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#24 2016-08-28 10:39pm

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

comp pools cool

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#25 2016-08-29 12:39am

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Re: I think I'm about to get in some trouble with the wife

Nice rides! I'm also lucky enough to have kept one of my childhood bikes and, like you, I flirted with the idea of selling it but am glad I didn't. On the downside, I now have another 6 frames waiting to be built up!! Welcome to the madness! big_smile

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