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I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

#301 2017-06-20 4:19am

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oldskoolkel wrote:

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Oaktown Massive wrote:

This is so cool!  Wish we had something like this close to my house, I'd be there all the time!

It almost seems strange that this isn't closer to us... At least in the states.

Amazing none the less!

During the 80's BMX was massive in Europe and the UK, places like that everywhere.
It's just a shame that almost none remain. Just the coolest shop.

Old post but I know you're still around Kel. Yeah I had about four local to me. Pearsons in Sutton (famed for their track bikes) De-Ver in Norbury (still there but no BMX) One in Raynes Park (forget the name now) and Cycle City in New Malden.

My brother, cousin and their mate Warren all got their bikes nicked outside De-Ver.

I hear there was a good one in Romford wink


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#302 2017-06-20 4:58am

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Holy $*#@ I am just finding these threads for the first time!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!! yikes yikes yikes


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#303 2017-06-20 5:18am

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My first time seeing this as well, WOW!!!!


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#304 2017-06-20 9:03am

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I just visited this shop/museum about 4 or 5 weeks ago. Spent hours talking old school bmx with Dieter and Rainer. I highly recommend a visit if you're passing through.

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#305 2017-06-20 9:50am

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i'm on my way

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#306 2017-06-20 9:53am

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i live about 10 minutes bike ride from this shop. I met Dieter the other week, had a beer with him. He's a great guy. If you need old school stuff he's the goto guy around these parts.


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#307 2017-06-20 10:19am

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amazed


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#308 2017-06-20 10:21am

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This is the coolest! If they were playing I Ran by flock of seagulls on the radio while you were looking around you could swear you were back in time.

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#309 2017-06-20 10:21am

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This is the coolest! If they were playing I Ran by flock of seagulls on the radio while you were looking around you could swear you were back in time.
Sorry, double post.

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#310 2017-06-20 10:48am

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Why not offer to become the shop boy and just move in? Missed opportunity! My shop boy bike would be that black ZeroNine for errands and such.

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#311 2020-09-15 6:39pm

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My God I seriously thought it was some old advertisement in a magazine from the 80's tell I read it's a museum. I wouldn't leave.big_smilelol

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#312 2020-09-15 6:45pm

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Unreal to say the least. I wouldn`t know wich way to go!

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#313 2020-09-16 11:30pm

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

oldskoolkel wrote:

Dgee wrote:


It almost seems strange that this isn't closer to us... At least in the states.

Amazing none the less!

During the 80's BMX was massive in Europe and the UK, places like that everywhere.
It's just a shame that almost none remain. Just the coolest shop.

Old post but I know you're still around Kel. Yeah I had about four local to me. Pearsons in Sutton (famed for their track bikes) De-Ver in Norbury (still there but no BMX) One in Raynes Park (forget the name now) and Cycle City in New Malden.

My brother, cousin and their mate Warren all got their bikes nicked outside De-Ver.

I hear there was a good one in Romford wink

Sorry about the 3 year wait for a reply.....big_smile....There was definitely a great shop in South Benfleet, Rad City it was called - What I would give for just one more visit to that old shop, was amazing.
Probably was a good shop in Romford, as only a stones throw from the ROM skatepark and that is still going even today.....just....cool


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#314 2020-09-17 5:11am

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In here there's several threads that are legendary to me, Tone's collection is one.

This one definitely is too, there should be a special section for legendary threads.

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#315 2020-09-17 6:11am

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This thread is absolutely bonkers. Thanks for sending to the top. In 2009 he was supposedly willing to sell in 10 years. Is this guy selling yet?

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#316 2020-09-17 6:14am

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AllanG wrote:

In here there's several threads that are legendary to me, Tone's collection is one.

This one definitely is too, there should be a special section for legendary threads.

I spent a couple minutes trying to find that thread. Please PM me or send it to the top in catch all.

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#317 2020-09-17 12:43pm

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Re: I took a trip back in time to a 1983 BMX race shop today!

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#318 2020-09-17 12:55pm

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Daniel Stewart wrote:

This thread is absolutely bonkers. Thanks for sending to the top. In 2009 he was supposedly willing to sell in 10 years. Is this guy selling yet?

http://www.rainers-bike-shop.com/index_us.html

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#319 2020-09-18 3:59am

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Daniel Stewart wrote:

AllanG wrote:

In here there's several threads that are legendary to me, Tone's collection is one.

This one definitely is too, there should be a special section for legendary threads.

I spent a couple minutes trying to find that thread. Please PM me or send it to the top in catch all.

I tried to find it too and now it's missing, it might be in the catchall.

I did find this one though, I don't even slightly care about the brand but this collection is phenomenal

https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=269687

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#320 2020-09-18 4:02am

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Ok I found it, but pics need to be reloaded

https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic. … 51&p=6

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#321 2020-09-18 4:41am

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Holy shit!


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#322 2020-11-10 4:32pm

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So me and Spencer (MyNewHobbyK9) found this website of this Old School BMX shop here in Germany on-line and decided today to go check it out. 
http://www.rainers-bike-shop.com/index_us.html
We hit the road at 8:00 this morning for the 1 1/2 hour trip south to Karlsruhe, Germany.  When we arrived we pulled in front of a house in a neighborhood with a sign above the driveway that said Rainer's Bike Shop (GPS in Germany is a life saver!).  We started laughing because this was not what we expected at all.  It is typical German fashion to run businesses out of a house in the middle of nowhere but we hesitated to knock on the door.  After a few minutes, a lady comes out the front door of the house and greets us in German.  I ask if this was the bike shop..... and she stated to wait a minute.  After a while an older gentleman comes out and introduces himself as Dieter. He laughed and seemed to really enjoy the fact that we where Americans.  We discussed Old school BMX small talk and our child hood BMX history etc........ His English was broken but awesome thank God cause my German is crap.  **We probably should have called first but he did not seem to mind much and ask if we where there to see the museum or buy parts.  We stated both.  He had us follow him down town about a mile away to his old BMX shop.  We about crapped our selfâ€s when we pulled in front of the shop!  It was the original shop from the 80s, still set up exactly the way you would hope an old BMX race shop would be.  When we walked in the front door we could hardly contain ourselfs from the excitement, and did not know where to even begin. Except for a few holy sh!^ s......etc..............we where speechless!
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Just inside the front door there was a row of about 25 high end completes.  All different brands with the best of the best parts on them.  The window seal had another 20 F/F sets of many rare and odd bikes in NOS and used condition.  We where like kids again and i don't get that feeling to often!
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There where stacks upon stacks of Hutch, Comp ST/3 tires and bins full off NOS parts, stems, seat post, handle bars, helmets, NOS bikes in boxes, Vans shoes, brakes sets of every make and model ever made, you name it.
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So we where going through all this stuff and asking prices and the old man kept saying no it is not for sale.  We where a little confused by this because of the way the store was displayed.  Then he said to write down what we wanted on paper.  After a little more confusion, we realized the shop was in fact the museum even though he still sold new German bikes there.  It was set up exactly the way you would hope it was in 1983 when it opened and a lot of the bikes where his son's (Rainer Schadowski) whom raced all through the 80s.  His son Rainer, raced all over the world including the US for Profile, Zeronine, Paterson and a few other companies.  Dieter said his son liked the odd ball companies for there quality product.
This photo is of Rainer's trophies and # plates.
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So we follow Dieter back to his house and down to his basement workshop where he had a stock pile of even more NOS parts, frames, you name it that we again thought where for sale sadlol he picked out several of the parts we wrote down but everything else we ask about he said, he would not sell for another 10 years lol  He knew his stuff and was not messin around.  He still restores, builds bikes, and buys and sells parts out of his basement for customers.


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Deiter was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, even when we where rummaging through and handling his NOS museum parts yikes thinking they where for sale.  He was happy that we where excited about his stuff and more than willing to tell us about everything.   He talked to us and showed us pictures for about 3-4 hours.  Spencer bought a bunch of NOS parts and I bought some old Flite donuts for $11.00.  This was a great trip back in time and spending time with Deiter in his old shop while talking about the old days was something I will always remember. 
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Check out the website and if you ever get to Germany this shop is a must to visit!
http://www.bmx-museum.com/

Duane

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#323 2020-11-10 6:28pm

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WOW !  Just had an EYE-GASM !!   multiples   No wonder stuff is so hard to find . . . . He has it all.  AMAZING !!


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