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#51 2019-10-09 5:22pm

MR S&M
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Re: why are you in the hobby

GToddC5 wrote:

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I joined up to research a bike I was interested in. Then I bought it, then I modified it, then I got sucked into another bike, and another . . .

lol


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#52 2019-10-09 5:52pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

This place is like riding the town and trails.

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#53 2019-10-09 6:09pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

Metacom wrote:

This place is like riding the town and trails.

And this way you can rock out on the ghettoblaster wink

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#54 2019-10-09 6:14pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

I was looking for a seatpost sack to store my pegs in when I didn't want to ride with them on my bike and somebody told me about another guy looking for the same thing on the BMXmuseum. I followed the other guys lead , found my seatpost sack , and the rest is history !


[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/71353/yung-50x5c393b3691.gif[/img]

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#55 2019-10-09 6:21pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

brackett wrote:

I was looking for a seatpost sack to store my pegs in when I didn't want to ride with them on my bike and somebody told me about another guy looking for the same thing on the BMXmuseum. I followed the other guys lead , found my seatpost sack , and the rest is history !

That's legit. Way cooler than fanny packs

I've got a lead on a whole bunch of sacks. Lemme know, can send you the link

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#56 2019-10-09 6:24pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

brackett wrote:

I was looking for a seatpost sack to store my pegs in when I didn't want to ride with them on my bike and somebody told me about another guy looking for the same thing on the BMXmuseum. I followed the other guys lead , found my seatpost sack , and the rest is history !

lol lol lol lol lol

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#57 2019-10-09 6:26pm

brackett
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Re: why are you in the hobby

BMredneX wrote:

brackett wrote:

I was looking for a seatpost sack to store my pegs in when I didn't want to ride with them on my bike and somebody told me about another guy looking for the same thing on the BMXmuseum. I followed the other guys lead , found my seatpost sack , and the rest is history !

lol lol lol lol lol

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36279/54e5e4a4bea20b1e503f31fb33ce27fd5d9e88b562.jpg


[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/71353/yung-50x5c393b3691.gif[/img]

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#58 2019-10-09 8:18pm

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pwh4130 wrote:

I'm here because BMX is what I did with my life.

I admire you sir.


I rode at Jeff philiips skatepark circa 1989-1992 in Dallas Texas, right up until Jeff decided to off himself Christmas Eve of that year. ‘We’ showed up for the Xmas day ride In fact, I was just given a TShirt(meaning I was part of the crew) by Texas hardcore(Gainesville, TX) a few months before jeff decided he was done. I was a 12 year old kid and couldnt believe I was part of a bikecrew. Jeff always sat at the counter with his dreads but he was friendly.  Looked intimidating but welcomed kids that wanted to ride anything, including rollerblades lol. I rode with the best of the best and had no clue they were the best. I was a 10-13 year old kid. Someone gave me a set of bent peregrine q bars for my 92 diamondback viper lol. I’ll never forget as a kid I received a cassette tape of rage against the machine at Jeff Phillips skate park. It was the promo tape. Jeff played that shIt while we ramped as hard as we could.
I’ll take this memory to my grave.

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#59 2019-10-09 8:23pm

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Jeff Phillip is the reason I have rage against the machine ingrained in my body. Every time I go to Dallas I visit 3 things.

Jeff Phillips old warehouse, SRV and Dimebag/Vinnie Paul’s place of rest.

It’s not fair

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#60 2019-10-09 8:29pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

Rip Dime & Vin.

I joined for the free stickers 10 + years ago...


***.... who was I kidding?!?

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#61 2019-10-09 8:36pm

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Damageplan. That was a tough pill to swallow

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#62 2019-10-09 8:40pm

brackett
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Re: why are you in the hobby

Check this out !


[img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/71353/yung-50x5c393b3691.gif[/img]

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#63 2019-10-09 8:42pm

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Still is. Hellyeah? Of course but god damn, why?

My best memories of dfw and where I got my roots and abandoned them makes it hard to understand how and why such good things come to an end way to soon. sad

Black tooth grins for the everyone!!!

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#64 2019-10-09 8:43pm

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Revolution is my name

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#65 2019-10-09 8:47pm

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#66 2019-10-09 8:49pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

socaldude wrote:

I'm here for you

That was funny shit! I couldn’t stop laughing

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#67 2019-10-09 8:55pm

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#68 2019-10-09 8:56pm

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Re: why are you in the hobby

I decided almost ten years ago that my knees couldn't continue to take the abuse from skateboarding. I had been a long time member of skull and bones skateboard forum and was looking for the BMX equivalent. Well, this is the PG version compared to the NC-17 SnB forum. Started off just needing direction to bring my 87 Predator back from the sad state it was in after years of being used and abused.  Bought a few things. Started seeing the "new school" stuff, reading about scores from old local bike shops, and Craigslist.  Got lucky and had a few Craigslist scores. Bought a bunch of rough bikes to restore, decided it was too much cost to do, sold or traded, bought better, went to shows, built a few show winners, bought a new school bike, bought a cruiser, sold almost all of my bikes, bought twice as many, sold all except four, and back up to seven and three frames.  I love to ride, but have not ridden much lately. I really enjoy the hunt for parts and the assembly of bikes and skateboards a little more than I do riding them.  I don't like building models, but bikes and skateboards are something I can assemble to keep my hands busy and settle my restless mind.  I've struggled this last year or so to keep focused on the task, so I've had one trip for stitches and many a busted knuckle that shouldn't have happened. This is what happens when you can't leave work at work.  Finally have a stress free job, for now, due to my former job relocating to Texas. Same pay, same company, different department.  The last bike I touched, not a single issue working on it. The one before, I blew up the tube because I didn't pay attention.
I had a plan when I first started to build a few bikes just like my childhood friend's bikes and a couple of other bikes I always wanted.  I built one just like my friend Scottie's bike. It was super nice and all original unrestored goodness. Sold it and still mad that I did.  Still have one Predator I have thought of doing just like my other friend Jeff's bike and I still have not bought or built a Haro to ride.  The problem is I enjoy the mid school bikes the most, except for the weight.  However, the newer stuff is what I tend to buy.  I currently have two twenties, one being my 32 year old Predator, two 24s, a 22, and two 26 completes.  I generally grab a 26 everytime I ride, but I like variety. If I want to act dumb and possibly get hurt, I like having my newer 20 available. The 22 is fun, but less likely for me to have the confidence to attempt something stupid. The 24s are the in between, I can have fun and be comfortable.
Ask me next week the same question and my answer could be different. Like many others, I've made "friends" on here, some I have actually met in real life. lol


I keep buying and selling, so I guess I wasn't happy with the four I had left.

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#69 2019-10-09 8:56pm

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#70 2019-10-10 5:58am

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Re: why are you in the hobby

"its just a hobby that I picked up in the lobby"

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#71 2019-10-10 6:18am

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Re: why are you in the hobby

I guess I would say BMX is more of a lifestyle for me now, everyday, and was also when a boy til my teenage years. In my 20s and 30s was more kind of occasional.
I'm here cause I have a passion for bikes, and the joy they can bring to the young and the older. We all know that sense of freedom when out riding around, and then nothing else seems to matter.
When I think of BMX, I think of the laughter, smiles, and excitement that express some of the best times in my life.

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#72 2019-10-10 6:28am

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Re: why are you in the hobby

In response to some opinions noted...

BMX is whatever it needs to be for any individual. You don't get to define ANYONE else's investment into it. Plain and simple.

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#73 2019-10-10 6:30am

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Re: why are you in the hobby

DamienE wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/262446/5b36784e-a8eb-46f1-9b8d-272ad5bedbbc5d9e7a207d.jpeg

Me too. What's your ICQ handle? Asking for a friend.


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#74 2019-10-10 7:01am

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Re: why are you in the hobby

Dpg wrote:

Damageplan. That was a tough pill to swallow

Agreed, that was about the time I found Parkway and Lamb of God.


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#75 2019-10-10 7:08am

Woodmaster
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Re: why are you in the hobby

affordablepmc wrote:

I guess I would say BMX is more of a lifestyle for me now, everyday, and was also when a boy til my teenage years. In my 20s and 30s was more kind of occasional.
I'm here cause I have a passion for bikes, and the joy they can bring to the young and the older. We all know that sense of freedom when out riding around, and then nothing else seems to matter.
When I think of BMX, I think of the laughter, smiles, and excitement that express some of the best times in my life.

Spot on.


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
                                 Oscar Wilde

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