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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:02 pm    Post subject: How many of you were BMX'ers? Something you should know...!! Reply with quote

I was just cleaning out some of my old stuff my parents saved from when I was a teenager, and found a box of about 50 old BMX magazines from 1982-1986, BMX Action, BMX Plus... etc. I didn't want them.. so I put them on Ebay and they brought in $700!!! More cash for the 23 window project!! Dancing

And to think.. I was about to throw them into recycling...!! Start digging through those boxes...!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never fails to amaze me what some people will pay for stuff we're willing to toss in the trash. I can't wait to sort all of my old car mags after my move is complete.

My grandma always used to say 'one man's trash is another man's treasure.' Ebay(and other sites) have allowed us to look farther for that 'other man.'
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to ride bmx/street a couple years ago.. it has been one of my aspirations to get back into it..
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to constantly have my bike in the dirt. problem was my folks were too poor to buy me a good one so i had a cheap bike! i went through them like crazy. should have just bought me one good one! as far as mags go, i usually sell my previous years hot vws, vw trends and vw world mags at my swap spot each year. i only charge a buck for the U.S. ones and 2 bucks for the Brit one. kind makes me fel like i am helping towards the subscription costs.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have this crazy mongoose my parents got me. Anybody seen one? It's just like a 20" BMX but the head and center posts were stretched up for a taller kid. It was all chrome and Blue anodized. Bad ass. Wish I still had it. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an NOS redline gooseneck and white nut cracker pad that fetched over $150 a few years ago on ebay... a pair of shimano cranks and old school pedals only got around $35... go figure. I did bmx from '78 to 81. I wish I had my old DG racer now. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used to have this crazy mongoose my parents got me. Anybody seen one? It's just like a 20" BMX but the head and center posts were stretched up for a taller kid. It was all chrome and Blue anodized. Bad ass. Wish I still had it. Sad



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I still had my nickel plated Redline with the square rear frame. It had araya rims and bullseye hubs too!

At least I still have my Star Wars early bird action figures and a few other things.
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my oldest thing would be my Transformer or my Lego.... earlie '80s

doubt its worth anything more then some memories
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wish I still had my nickel plated Redline with the square rear frame. It had araya rims and bullseye hubs too!

At least I still have my Star Wars early bird action figures and a few other things.


I tpp had bullseye hubs and bottom bracket...
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I wish I still had my nickel plated Redline with the square rear frame. It had araya rims and bullseye hubs too!

At least I still have my Star Wars early bird action figures and a few other things.


I tpp had bullseye hubs and bottom bracket...


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I'm thinking of getting rid of the Star Wars figures but I wish I still had the redline.
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chickengeorge wrote:
I used to have this crazy mongoose my parents got me. Anybody seen one? It's just like a 20" BMX but the head and center posts were stretched up for a taller kid. It was all chrome and Blue anodized. Bad ass. Wish I still had it. Sad



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saved up myself for a dyno vfr.. this was only about 7 years ago..

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had to get the one with the flames.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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saved up myself for a dyno vfr.. this was only about 7 years ago..

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had to get the one with the flames.


7 years ago I had already sold of my lowriderbikes! LOL Cool photo though.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ToolBox wrote:
chickengeorge wrote:
I used to have this crazy mongoose my parents got me. Anybody seen one? It's just like a 20" BMX but the head and center posts were stretched up for a taller kid. It was all chrome and Blue anodized. Bad ass. Wish I still had it. Sad



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shit, i still remember the girls that rode those things, had there pigy tails flappin in the wind and shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crofty wrote:

7 years ago I had already sold of my lowriderbikes! LOL Cool photo though.


Shit, 7 years ago I bought my first full carbon road bike.

DaveM and I probably have bikes older than most of you. The oldest BMX frame set I have is a 26 year old Red Line standard.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think i had a gt performer...all white with pink graphics and mags and an odysy gyroscope?, a chrome mongoose Team or Special? and the quickest, a Robinson something or other...chrome with blue and red graphics...all three were stolen Sad

my dream bmx was the pk ripper...heavy as a tank with a landing gear fork...think i really just liked the name and the price was so hi that it just seemed to be a good dream bike...

and the BMX mags i ditched along with my GI-Joes and Transformers at a garage sale so i could get an RC-10...man i was in seventh heaven when i got that thing...i think i ended up trading the RC-10 for a couple dime bags...that's where i found eight heaven and then hell when i got caught in eigth heaven...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marklaken wrote:
<snip>...all three were stolen Sad <snip>


Just before I left for college, I found some kid whos mother was going to buy my DG for about $100. I had over $600 into it but all I wanted at that time was college tuition money. A friend gave me some cheap three piece cranks that I swapped off the good shimano cranks with and rode it around the block to test it out before the kid got it the next day. When I got off from work that evening the bike was stolen. Nothing from my parents porch (including the bike) had ever been stolen. Fine with me in the end however as the insurance paid me about $500 for my loss.

... but now I wish I still had it.
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bmx bike tended to disappear in my neighborhood...of course coming home and ghost ridding it across the front yard while running inside to watch thundercats or he-man didn't help....
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jerry.t wrote:
chickengeorge wrote:
ToolBox wrote:
chickengeorge wrote:
I used to have this crazy mongoose my parents got me. Anybody seen one? It's just like a 20" BMX but the head and center posts were stretched up for a taller kid. It was all chrome and Blue anodized. Bad ass. Wish I still had it. Sad



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shit, i still remember the girls that rode those things, had there pigy tails flappin in the wind and shit.


Must've been some big ole girls. I needed the extra height cause I was born as tall as you are now. Very Happy
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