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#51 2021-03-13 10:55am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

So, it's the weekend, what are people building today? Any plans on rides? I'm still trying to get motivated personally, guess I'm lazy. I did take one out for a check and rode around the backyard, all of about 2m.

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#52 2021-03-13 10:57am

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if you have made friends here. they still sell at fare price to friends. more sick of the people crying to modes getting post or hole threads deleted/ locked down. when there but hurt over something posted up. do not like it? plenty of other threads to visit on here.roll

Funny you keep bitching about us " modes " locking threads when you're just about one more inappropriate pic from getting the whole museum shut down.

I kept my mouth shut about this. Just left it at one word. I remember a disturbing pic. Just sayin

Years of disturbing pics. Of all the people bitching you would think he wouldn't be one of them.


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#53 2021-03-13 10:59am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

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So, it's the weekend, what are people building today? Any plans on rides? I'm still trying to get motivated personally, guess I'm lazy. I did take one out for a check and rode around the backyard, all of about 2m.

In the middle of a build but stalled because I could get one headset cup out. First time I've had this issue so I ordered a headset removal tool. Once received I'm hoping to press on and update my build thread.

May take the pk ripper out for a rip with the kids later.


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#54 2021-03-13 11:02am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/262687/20210312_153422604d0c683d.jpg

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#55 2021-03-13 11:05am

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1986haromaster wrote:

So, it's the weekend, what are people building today? Any plans on rides? I'm still trying to get motivated personally, guess I'm lazy. I did take one out for a check and rode around the backyard, all of about 2m.

In the middle of a build but stalled because I could get one headset cup out. First time I've had this issue so I ordered a headset removal tool. Once received I'm hoping to press on and update my build thread.

May take the pk ripper out for a rip with the kids later.

Bet you already did, but I if don't recommend I'll feel bad, you tried the 3/8 socket extension+hammer already? Next is a chisel.

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#56 2021-03-13 11:05am

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Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0c683d.jpg

I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

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#57 2021-03-13 11:08am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0c683d.jpg

I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

89 vfr confused about who it is?. big_smile I like it.


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#58 2021-03-13 11:10am

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I’m a collector, for me my collection has tripled in price, over the last year. That’s absolutely useless for me. I don’t sell, I buy. The past 12 months or so, have been the most boring, since I started 13/14 years ago. Everything is 3 or 4 times the price it was last year. For collecting NOT good.
I’ve always said that if in 10 years time, it’s all worth nothing, I don’t care. It’s been a blast getting here.
Better spent hanging it on my wall, than pissing it up against a wall, in my local pub.
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This is the best post I have seen on the Museum in my life .... seriously.

This is my thinking on things.... exactly.

Thank you for the excellent post!

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#59 2021-03-13 11:11am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

ConcreteTrash wrote:

1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0c683d.jpg

I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

89 vfr confused about who it is?. big_smile I like it.

big_smile Close enough, it's a 90, yes a racer that thinks it's a freestyle lol

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#60 2021-03-13 11:12am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

1986haromaster wrote:


I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

89 vfr confused about who it is?. big_smile I like it.

big_smile Close enough, it's a 90, yes a racer that thinks it's a freestyle lol

89 and 90 are easy to spot. Seat stays below the top tube.


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#61 2021-03-13 11:25am

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ConcreteTrash wrote:

1986haromaster wrote:

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89 vfr confused about who it is?. big_smile I like it.

big_smile Close enough, it's a 90, yes a racer that thinks it's a freestyle lol

89 and 90 are easy to spot. Seat stays below the top tube.

Lot of good and bad memories on this one though, rode it from 93 to 02/early 03 one time. Has been in a box under a greyhound 4 times, in a shed, in a storage unit a couple times, in a garage and just about every square inch over Colorado Springs.

EDIT: Also has been in the trunk of a police car and in the police impound.

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#62 2021-03-13 11:26am

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Re: Are the ridiculous prices driving you out of the hobby?

1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

1986haromaster wrote:


big_smile Close enough, it's a 90, yes a racer that thinks it's a freestyle lol

89 and 90 are easy to spot. Seat stays below the top tube.

Lot of good and bad memories on this one though, rode it from 93 to 02/early 03 one time. Has been in a box under a greyhound 4 times, in a shed, in a storage unit a couple times, in a garage and just about every square inch over Colorado Springs.

EDIT: Also has been in the trunk of a police car and in the police impound.

I have similar memories with my 87 performer


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#63 2021-03-13 11:37am

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1986haromaster wrote:

So, it's the weekend, what are people building today? Any plans on rides? I'm still trying to get motivated personally, guess I'm lazy. I did take one out for a check and rode around the backyard, all of about 2m.

Need to put a little more slack in the chain on my Ssquared 20 this afternoon, or hit the LBS and get a new Crupi I have on hand installed....back on the gate tomorrow...my 1st race day of the season


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#64 2021-03-13 11:39am

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1986haromaster wrote:

So, it's the weekend, what are people building today? Any plans on rides? I'm still trying to get motivated personally, guess I'm lazy. I did take one out for a check and rode around the backyard, all of about 2m.

Need to put a little more slack in the chain on my Ssquared 20 this afternoon, or hit the LBS and get a new Crupi I have on hand installed....back on the gate tomorrow...my 1st race day of the season

Sweet! It'll only take a couple minutes to do the chain and then you'll be in the mood for the trip to the lbs

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#65 2021-03-13 11:43am

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In 2020, we refurbished 2 modern BMX track bikes for elementary school aged cousins. It took time to find used bikes in good condition at decent prices but we were successful.

Replacement parts were expensive but not much different over the years. Global parts supply shortage from the pandemic was painful.

For sure, used modern BMX bikes are getting more difficult to find, especially at decent prices.

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#66 2021-03-13 11:45am

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In 2020, we refurbished 2 modern BMX track bikes for elementary school aged cousins. It took time to find used bikes in good condition at decent prices but we were successful.

Replacement parts were expensive but not much different over the years. Global parts supply shortage from the pandemic was painful.

For sure, used modern BMX bikes are getting more difficult to find, especially at decent prices.

cool

They getting into the sport or just riding around?

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#67 2021-03-13 11:51am

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Wanted homeless 401 flights. 177 . I am willing to pay a reasonable price. I know what you got . tongue https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210940/21f192d6-498e-4efe-a394-e16098ca6a9a604d177fce.jpeg
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#68 2021-03-13 11:55am

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LOL

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#69 2021-03-13 12:38pm

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1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0c683d.jpg

I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

This bike is awesome. Like many peoole today, it struggles with its identity. Am I racing? Am I freestyle? BMX + lol
Yes, have some.

$80.
No matter what school, they are out there. New school & Hideous.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8158/20210313_153957604d23519c.jpg

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#70 2021-03-13 12:40pm

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FU wrote:

1986haromaster wrote:

ConcreteTrash wrote:

Been putting lipstick on this pig. I bought it dirt cheap. Elbow grease and spare parts are slowly coming together. I'll ride it without a problem. It's cheap fun.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0c683d.jpg

I like pigs in lipstick...

Here's my Dyno you can use for inspiration.

https://i.postimg.cc/VNkzJDg8/20210123-162617.jpg

This bike is awesome. Like many peoole today, it struggles with its identity. Am I racing? Am I freestyle? BMX + lol
Yes, have some.

$80.
No matter what school, they are out there. New school & Hideous. Yes. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 22b912.jpg

80! I'd have grabbed it also.


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#71 2021-03-13 12:42pm

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i honestly don't see todays kids buying these bikes for Thousands of Dollars in 20 years

These are not rare Muscle Cars

The market will crash (when I don't know, Maybe when we die off) just like the Cap Gun Collectors market is Right Now

and when it does you will be gone and the kids will recycle it or throw in the trash, Unfortunately we live in a throw away Socicty

When i got my 26" GT i asked can get a sticker Kit?  They asked Why? i said i want to repaint it and put the decals back on, They told me to goto Tawain and see if a factory worker can get you some

Then said The kids now days just THROW IT Away and buy New ones, They don't fix up old bikes like you guys


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#72 2021-03-13 12:56pm

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The "vintage" everything trend is interesting. I agree, I don't think Bikes will transcend nostalgia and become an ongoing thing.
I think there may be some people who will collect but will kids obsess over a minty 84 original Master?
Unlikely.

The bike thing seems to go every 20-25 years. Look at mid school. All the Xgames kids are dads now.
Just a few years ago I turned down a late 90's first gen GT Tour for $200! The same bike is like 2K now.
Some threads are speculating about brands like surfers waiting for waves.

Watch. In a few years, the younger gen will have some kind of green DIY trend of fixing old bikes and then posit their thrifty socio-environmental superiority over previous throwaway generations....lol


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#73 2021-03-13 1:09pm

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I haven't been on here much lately in the last year. Partly because I've been preoccupied with other things but mostly because the high prices on things just took the fun away from the hobby. I still like to ride but I've always loved building as well. That's what kept things fresh for me all these years. But the prices people are asking on this stuff is beyond ridiculous. Now I know all the sayings about if you don't want to pay what someone is asking then you don't have to buy it, or everyone is entitled to ask what they want,  blah blah blah. I don't even think it's that though. I think for the most part guys are just throwing shit against the wall to see if it sticks. I mean prices on frames and completes is just insane. Even before Covid. If anything I think people are taking advantage of Covid and the limited supply of new stuff available and asking even more ridiculous prices for the old/used stuff. It's not that I can't afford it but why would I want to spend $2900 on an 89' GT Performer? Or $2500 on a 2016 Master? Etc. I think my time is just about up in this hobby.

if you have made friends here. they still sell at fare price to friends. more sick of the people crying to modes getting post or hole threads deleted/ locked down. when there but hurt over something posted up. do not like it? plenty of other threads to visit on here.roll

Good point Freek. I have been lucky enough to make some friends on here over the years and we've been able to help each other out from time to time.


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#74 2021-03-13 1:24pm

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 72cdc.jpeg
Wanted homeless 401 flights. 177 . I am willing to pay a reasonable price. I know what you got . tongue https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 77fce.jpeg
Shameless plug big_smile

Sounds good until you get a pair, sold mine in 1986, Got sick or retightening them every week and the squeaking they did drove me nuts


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#75 2021-03-13 1:26pm

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The "vintage" everything trend is interesting. I agree, I don't think Bikes will transcend nostalgia and become an ongoing thing.
I think there may be some people who will collect but will kids obsess over a minty 84 original Master?
Unlikely.

The bike thing seems to go every 20-25 years. Look at mid school. All the Xgames kids are dads now.
Just a few years ago I turned down a late 90's first gen GT Tour for $200! The same bike is like 2K now.
Some threads are speculating about brands like surfers waiting for waves.

Watch. In a few years, the younger gen will have some kind of green DIY trend of fixing old bikes and then posit their thrifty socio-environmental superiority over previous throwaway generations....lol

Yes good point i can see the Green DIY crowd may do that in the future, makes since


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