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R.I.P. Rick Twomey- Ricks bike shop

#1 2016-10-01 2:37pm

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R.I.P. Rick Twomey- Ricks bike shop

The godfather of Bmx has passed away -


The “Rick” of the infamous Rick’s Bike Shop team, he mentored and coached a motley group of kids and transformed them into the team that ruled the early days of BMX. Rick`s legacy as team manager and coach had an undeniable impact on the competitive side of the sport. The original team members are like a who`s who of legendary names in BMX history. The team roster included Hall of Fame riders such as Dave Clinton, Bobby Encinas and Thom Lund along with equally influential riders like John Palfreyman, Doug Takahashi and Tinker Juarez. Rick`s creative ingenuity was very much ahead of its time. The "Twomey Effect" is highly recognized in the technological advancements that transformed bikes from suspension tankers to the rigid frame standard of today. Rick`s team members set the track record at the 1974 Yamaha Gold Cup in the LA Coliseum as the first team racing on Webco rigid frames and Motomag wheels. Redline credited Rick`s influence as essential on their first loop tail frame, which was ridden my RBS team member John Palfreyman. Rick strongly influenced and guided the development of Webco frames and also contributed to design at Mongoose and Jag. Also of note, Rick was the first BMX Editor for one of the earliest BMX publications, Minicycle/BMX Action.

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#2 2016-10-01 2:44pm

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#3 2016-10-01 2:48pm

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Re: R.I.P. Rick Twomey- Ricks bike shop

A major influence in BMX. Will be missed.


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#4 2016-10-01 2:49pm

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We will miss you Rick. You were truly a legend in the sport of BMX.


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#5 2016-10-01 2:49pm

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This is the frame I got from Rick Twomey - built her up - 

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#6 2016-10-01 2:58pm

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Sad days. RIP


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#7 2016-10-01 3:11pm

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What a loss, RIP Rick sad


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#8 2016-10-01 3:12pm

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Damn! sad RIP Rick!

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#9 2016-10-01 3:29pm

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No way!! sad. He will be missed.

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#10 2016-10-01 4:28pm

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Another legend gone but never forgotten. sad

RIP Rick Twomey


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#11 2016-10-01 4:39pm

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RIP BMX dude


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#12 2016-10-01 4:47pm

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F**K another legend gone. Rick was a good man and took care of everyone he could. Rip brother .


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#13 2016-10-01 5:51pm

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sad sorry here about the loss.
RIP

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#14 2016-10-01 5:54pm

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sad


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#15 2016-10-01 6:15pm

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https://vimeo.com/50832680?ref=em-share

great video with some history about the man Rick!!


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#16 2016-10-01 6:16pm

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Re: R.I.P. Rick Twomey- Ricks bike shop

sad


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#17 2016-10-01 6:24pm

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sad Sorry to hear... R.I.P. Rick


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#18 2016-10-01 6:26pm

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Ricks Bike Shop Special. The 1st diamond frame BMX bike.
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#19 2016-10-01 6:31pm

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sad


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#20 2016-10-01 6:42pm

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Very Sad.. R.I.P sad


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#21 2016-10-01 6:42pm

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Rip


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#22 2016-10-01 6:45pm

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Very sad news. RIP bmx brother


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#23 2016-10-01 6:50pm

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Sad news.  I'm sure being a member of his team was an unforgettable experience.


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#24 2016-10-01 7:20pm

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Rip Rick,i remember seeing him at the reunion show a few years back looking at my parts for sale,real nice guy to chat with,he will be missed.

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#25 2016-10-01 7:43pm

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RIP Rick.  We'll miss you.

My thoughts and prayers are with Patti, Laurie and all of the family and many close friends.

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