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#26 2017-11-30 4:30pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

pkripper68bmx wrote:

Spintech wrote:

pkripper68bmx wrote:

Still don't have any plans in the near future to go to any shows.

I think you're overthinking it. Just go and have fun!

If you're really really worried then just sit in front of your bike all day and keep an eye on it... that would be NO FUN though. That, or just leave it at home and attend the show without a bike.

Here's one of our local Gary Turner shows. (Find Gary if you can!!) It's a small, tight knit community and everybody knows who owns what. I don't think anyone has ever had a bike stolen at the BMX mecca:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 7456bb.jpg

I might have to go to show one day big_smilecool

Would love to see your PK Alan cool


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#27 2017-11-30 5:14pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

Spintech wrote:

pkripper68bmx wrote:

Spintech wrote:


I think you're overthinking it. Just go and have fun!

If you're really really worried then just sit in front of your bike all day and keep an eye on it... that would be NO FUN though. That, or just leave it at home and attend the show without a bike.

Here's one of our local Gary Turner shows. (Find Gary if you can!!) It's a small, tight knit community and everybody knows who owns what. I don't think anyone has ever had a bike stolen at the BMX mecca:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 7456bb.jpg

I might have to go to show one day big_smilecool

Would love to see your PK Alan cool

Thanks Man cool

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#28 2017-12-01 2:36am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

South Florida crime capital of usa never lost anything at show see Sunday Pete's show

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#29 2017-12-13 2:42pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

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South Florida crime capital of usa never lost anything at show see Sunday Pete's show

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#30 2017-12-14 7:25am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

I was at the show where the SE in the first pic got stolen... in fact my bike was 3 away from his.

In that particular case, show bikes were in one part of the lot, while the swap was in another, so for most of the day I couldn't see my bike. It was also in a strip mall type parking lot with other businesses so lots of people were coming over to check out the bikes. Guy basically jumped on the bike and took off down the street, by the time anyone realized what happened he was too far gone neutral


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#31 2017-12-15 1:14am

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lowrider wrote:

I was at the show where the SE in the first pic got stolen... in fact my bike was 3 away from his.

In that particular case, show bikes were in one part of the lot, while the swap was in another, so for most of the day I couldn't see my bike. It was also in a strip mall type parking lot with other businesses so lots of people were coming over to check out the bikes. Guy basically jumped on the bike and took off down the street, by the time anyone realized what happened he was too far gone neutral

Wow.........thanks for sharing your story on that day .
Very sad day for owner sad
Can't just replace that gem .

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#32 2017-12-15 1:15pm

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Been doing BMX shows for the better part of 20 years with no problems. But I'm not stupid about it either. I always bring my 15 foot plastic coated steel cable with a loop swedged at each end and a padlock. If I feel the need or I know my bikes will be out of my sight for an extended time I just run the cable through all the rear wheels and lock 'em together as a deterrent to the unscrupulous. wink


When I find a part i need for something I am putting together and I have no trust as to weather the part is 30 years old or 30 days old and I'm being charged a price on par with the real genuine and true item. I not only have to question the logic of people with your mind set but the state of the whole hobby in general. That is more to the point why so many people that knew better just walked away. Because they stopped being "OLD" kids bikes and are just kids bikes. Where in all that does the bullshit really lay?

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#33 2017-12-15 6:47pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

Sodbuster wrote:

Been doing BMX shows for the better part of 20 years with no problems. But I'm not stupid about it either. I always bring my 15 foot plastic coated steel cable with a loop swedged at each end and a padlock. If I feel the need or I know my bikes will be out of my sight for an extended time I just run the cable through all the rear wheels and lock 'em together as a deterrent to the unscrupulous. wink

Yes great idea on locking them up .

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#34 2018-02-02 3:00pm

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I won't be going to any bike shows or taking bikes there ether .

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#35 2018-02-03 1:24pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

I always lock up bikes and keep one of my boy's with the bikes when I walk off to buy stuff. Yes it is great to make friends and watch out for one another. But I notice people that just show up that don't belong in the crowd. Most of us will wear Vans, a BMX shirt or hat. People that just walk around and stare a bikes and look who the owner is and wait for them to walk away.

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#36 2018-02-03 4:49pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

I've been to a lot of shows, The only problem I've had is some stole my Skyway Stem pad.  For me I've made a point to talk to everyone around my bike to make sure the people around me know I'm the only one who should be rolling away with these bikes


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#37 2018-02-09 3:21pm

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cool

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#38 2018-02-12 8:25am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

I'm intending on going to a Local Bike Show on Sunday! I thought about bringing a .45 Defensive Device(legal here to Carry) and will decide when leave house. My Bikes aren't in the Stratosphere as far as Worth but as Others have Said-Theft is a Crime of Opportunity. Those F*€kheads who Steal will try Whatever Possible to Succeed.

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#39 2018-02-12 4:05pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

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I'm intending on going to a Local Bike Show on Sunday! I thought about bringing a .45 Defensive Device(legal here to Carry) and will decide when leave house. My Bikes aren't in the Stratosphere as far as Worth but as Others have Said-Theft is a Crime of Opportunity. Those F*€kheads who Steal will try Whatever Possible to Succeed.

Sounds like a good idea,I would do the same too if I could.But try a bike lock first.Too bad you cannot carry a machine gun.


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#40 2018-02-13 9:57pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

If you are worried about your bike, leave it a home. But then how will you share the joy of your build?  Come out to a show to meet old friends and make new ones.  Then you will be feel better about bringing out your goods show.


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#41 2018-02-14 6:18pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

No one ever wants my crap at shows because its all mid or new lol

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#42 2018-02-19 3:24pm

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pkripper68bmx wrote:

I won't be going to any bike shows or taking bikes there ether .

Why wouldn’t you go?


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#43 2018-02-19 3:27pm

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I usually just take one bike and ride it around

Find some cheaper used tires and roll the show with your bike. 

People are stoked  when they see you actually ride these show bikes


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#44 2018-02-21 3:10am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

cancan wrote:

pkripper68bmx wrote:

I won't be going to any bike shows or taking bikes there ether .

Why wouldn’t you go?

Maybe one day I will go but know plans  in the near future .

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#45 2018-02-21 9:20am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

Allan if your really worried about getting your bike stone.I suggest you chain the bike up to ta car wheel(being serious).have a 3 foot chain and cover the wheel up with a nice blanket so nobody will see it....unless they tried to rode/walk away with it.


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#46 2018-02-21 9:27am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

cancan wrote:

I usually just take one bike and ride it around

Find some cheaper used tires and roll the show with your bike. 

People are stoked  when they see you actually ride these show bikes

At the Show this past Wkend dp71 was tooling around on his Blk PK Ripper. 80-81 Vintage and he'd just Roll around-set it down to look at something-and then Pop back on it and Ride around some more! It's a Nice Bike!

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#47 2018-02-21 10:51am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

I've seen two odd things happen.  A guy's flawless Oakley grips (pre-reissue days) were throttled by random greasy handed guy.  The other one was some random guy just threw his leg over a bike and was about to go for a ride.  I forgot the member on here who owned the bike, but a large man tattooed who owned this flawless Hutch may have scared the moron out of three years of his life when he stopped him from riding the bike and another six years of his life when he asked if he had I forgot how many thousand dollars to purchase the bike. 
I've been to a few shows were people were riding bikes around the bikes in the show.  Lots of nervous people. 

I always have a least a date/girlfriend and a buddy or two that we all watch over each other's bikes, plus the friends I have made at other shows.


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#48 2018-02-21 11:06am

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

Well I don't need to worry about my stuff being stolen as I don't go to shows anymore.


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#49 2018-02-21 4:16pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

pkripper68bmx wrote:

crtjr wrote:

South Florida crime capital of usa never lost anything at show see Sunday Pete's show

cool

Truth


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#50 2018-02-21 4:34pm

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Re: Bmx Show's who goes to them.....And how safe are your bike's there !

Maybe another reason you see so many show bikes with no chains....lol

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