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#201 2018-01-08 3:43pm

shifty72
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Re: Has the collector BMX market slowed down?

spyker wrote:

It's a good thing the prices are still somewhat unreasonable.It takes the attention away from all the MS deals to be had.

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#202 2018-01-08 6:49pm

troynlori
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Re: Has the collector BMX market slowed down?

shifty72 wrote:

Shazambmx wrote:

Can't see how there were nearly as many kids into bikes from mid school era. I live in NYC. After 95, I was not seeing any kids on bmx bikes. They disappeared from the streets here. Seems most kids were playing video games and then the Internet. I definitely can see how there were a lot less mid school bikes made though.

Same where I am......seems like back in the 80’s more bikes were better made. In the 90’s I feel like quality was pretty bad

Guess what the number 1 Christmas present in 1983 was?  (or it might have been '82).  That sort of defines things in my view.


http://thechive.com/2012/12/17/the-best … 31-photos/


lol   It's funny when you look at the others.  Went from super cool BMX bike to Teddy Ruxpin.

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#203 2018-01-08 7:46pm

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Re: Has the collector BMX market slowed down?

troynlori wrote:

shifty72 wrote:

Shazambmx wrote:

Can't see how there were nearly as many kids into bikes from mid school era. I live in NYC. After 95, I was not seeing any kids on bmx bikes. They disappeared from the streets here. Seems most kids were playing video games and then the Internet. I definitely can see how there were a lot less mid school bikes made though.

Same where I am......seems like back in the 80’s more bikes were better made. In the 90’s I feel like quality was pretty bad

Guess what the number 1 Christmas present in 1983 was?  (or it might have been '82).  That sort of defines things in my view.


http://thechive.com/2012/12/17/the-best … 31-photos/


lol   It's funny when you look at the others.  Went from super cool BMX bike to Teddy Ruxpin.

Ha! Teddy ruxpin! That thing gave me the creeps. If all of us just keep building carpet queens then I think it (old school bmx) will die with us. If we build it... And ride it... They may come. I ride my freestyler everywhere. Not now cause of all the salt on the ground. My bike is all chrome.
I am just happy that the market is where it is and people are listing parts. If it was worth nothing I would be having a hard time finding what I want. Never expecting to see any of my money spent on BMX back.
Freestylefreek always got the great pics! Thanks for the mid school slide show!!


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#204 2018-01-09 3:57am

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Re: Has the collector BMX market slowed down?

Shazambmx wrote:

troynlori wrote:

shifty72 wrote:


Same where I am......seems like back in the 80’s more bikes were better made. In the 90’s I feel like quality was pretty bad

Guess what the number 1 Christmas present in 1983 was?  (or it might have been '82).  That sort of defines things in my view.


http://thechive.com/2012/12/17/the-best … 31-photos/


lol   It's funny when you look at the others.  Went from super cool BMX bike to Teddy Ruxpin.

Ha! Teddy ruxpin! That thing gave me the creeps. If all of us just keep building carpet queens then I think it (old school bmx) will die with us. If we build it... And ride it... They may come. I ride my freestyler everywhere. Not now cause of all the salt on the ground. My bike is all chrome.
I am just happy that the market is where it is and people are listing parts. If it was worth nothing I would be having a hard time finding what I want. Never expecting to see any of my money spent on BMX back.
Freestylefreek always got the great pics! Thanks for the mid school slide show!!

Holy crap, I didn't realize that freaky bear came out in 82!?! I can't believe how much time has gone by. Teddy Ruxpin, Cabbage Patch Kids, Stretch Armstrong etc. I still remember when the cassette walkman  came out. It was like a new iPhone for us lol. Everybody wanted one! Same thing with the calculator watch lol.


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