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Archived: Old School BMX







WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by: D Smith on 9/10/2003 at 8:32:11 PM
Looking for Kuwahara KZ1, KZ2 or lazerlite stuff.

Frames and forks
or parts for them

Devon


   RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by ashley on 9/10/2003 at 9:10:13 PM
i have a old school kuwahara lazerlite all original and complete email me asap

   RE:RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by D Smith on 9/13/2003 at 2:22:59 PM
Do you have pics? what are you asking for it?


   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by ASHLEY on 9/16/2003 at 2:26:48 AM
NO I DONT HAVE A PIC CUZ WE DONT HAVVE A SCANER BUT ITS A KUWAHARA LASERLITE IN PRACTICLLY PERFECT CONDITION IT WAS MY BROTHERS BUT HE NEVER REALLY RODE IT , IS ALL COMPLETE AND ALL ORIGINALL EVEN THE RIMMS ARE ORIGINAL!! ILL SELL UTHE WHOLE BIKE FOR 100 BUCKS UNLESS THATS TO MUCH EMAIL ME BACK IF UR INTRESTED MY EMAIL IS hemp420girl@aol.com

   RE:RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by JAMIE on 4/2/2004 at 9:37:21 AM
Is it still for sale?? E-mail me at jamie@dreamgate.ne.jp

Thanks!! Jamie

   RE:RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by Mark Nasser on 8/15/2004 at 8:43:04 PM
If you still have the Kuwahara Laserlite for sale, I am interested in purchasing it from you. Please e-mail me back at marknasser@hotmail.com Thank you.

Mark

   RE:RE:WANTED: Kuwahara Stuff posted by R Collins on 11/12/2004 at 12:49:17 AM
Are you still interested in a Kuwahara Freestyle Bicycle?
Will get a picture this weekend.
by: 24.31.110.53

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:Kuwahara Stuff posted by DUSTIN on 1/29/2005 at 3:33:25 PM
IS IT THE YELLOW MODEL
by: 68.18.147.231






AGE / VALUE:mongoose or supergoose? posted by: jason on 9/9/2003 at 12:37:42 AM
I was wondering what the difference between A regular mongoose and A supergoose is? I have A mongoose and I want to know what I have. It is all original except for the seat which is A GT, and the grip's which are pistolgrip's. The serial numbers are # k1099977. The sticker beneath the seat clamp date's 1981. IT is from BMX Products INC. Chatsworth, Ca.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:mongoose or supergoose? posted by cheif on 10/8/2003 at 7:21:16 AM
supergooses were chrome plated - that's all I know!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:mongoose or supergoose? posted by Kev W on 11/16/2003 at 2:02:27 AM
supergoose was all cromoly frame where as mongoose was 3 main tube cromoly frames
i have some scans of a 1981 catalogue showing this
drop us a line if you want them






MISC:advice - recommendations posted by: Sean on 9/7/2003 at 7:56:59 PM
Hi! I recently purchased a "Spooky" Cruiser BMX Frame and I am slowly building it up bit by bit. I have come to a dilemma where the forks are concerned. This frame is so light, I would hate to install a cro-moly "boat anchor" on it if there is a lighter option out there. I have been looking at the Marzocchi/Sinister Pro 24 which is all Aluminum and weighs 34oz. There is no weight limit on these forks according to the manafacturers literature. Does anyone have any experience with these forks? And also, whatever happened to Spooky Cycles?







MISC:predator posted by: jason on 9/7/2003 at 7:13:00 PM
I was wondering if any of you BMX buff's could help me with A little question? I was wondering if predator's are A schwinn product?I was wondering because, most of the predator's I have seen on the web are listed as SCHWINN PREDATORS. I just bought A predator frame and am curious.


   RE:MISC:predator posted by Sean on 9/7/2003 at 7:53:57 PM
Hi! Yes, as far as I know "Predator" was a Schwinn product line in the 1980's If I'm not mistaken it covered BMX race bikes and freestyle bikes also. Whatever Schwinn OEM parts were on these bikes were usually stamped with the "Predator" logo. (Seat, tires, grips, etc.)

   RE:RE:MISC:predator posted by jason on 9/7/2003 at 8:49:04 PM
Sean, So how does A guy know, or tell the difference between A BMX and A frestyle bike?

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:predator posted by JR on 9/8/2003 at 12:28:24 PM
Okay you hardcore BMX'ers correct me if I am wrong. Freestyle bikes have a rotator headseat that allows you to spin the bars without the brake cables tangling as BMX bikes have a standard headset. BMX have knobbies, Freestyle have street tires. BMX bikes may not have a front brake standard. Freestyle bikes tend to have longer wheelbase frames and places to mount trick pegs.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:predator posted by sean on 9/14/2003 at 6:45:43 PM
Jason, in addition to the clues mentioned by JR above, more often than not freestyle bikes have some type of arrangement by the top tube to allow for standing. Also, schwinn came out with a freestyle seat with a roller on the back to help when the bike is upside down and you're doing spinning tricks. (guess you had to be there)






AGE / VALUE:Early 1980's Schwinn Thrasher? posted by: Doug Gebauer on 9/7/2003 at 2:46:26 AM
I have an early 80's Schwinn Thrasher BMX bike. It is red and has yellow mag wheels and a coaster brake. I have a person interested in buying it from me. Does it have any real value? I know very little about bikes, but I guess it's a fairly classic model. Where can I find what the bike is worth?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Early 1980's Schwinn Thrasher? posted by Sean on 9/7/2003 at 8:13:48 PM
My advice to you would be to scour the usual websites as well as contact Schwinn directly, a lot of times execs or someone in the company would make a pretty good offer for a piece of that company's history. Go after the warranty guy, or someone in the marketing department because they are usually the ones with the most bike knowledge and sense of history. I know this from experience because I came upon a 1970's Ross Apollo at a garage sale for $20.00 back in 1985 and sold it to a guy who worked at Ross on Long Island. I got $1,500 for it and I believe it was restored and sits in their showroom now.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Early 1980's Schwinn Thrasher? posted by james biffin on 12/12/2004 at 8:24:18 PM
I've got a 16" schwinn thrasher, made about 1983, chrome frame and fork. Completely disassembled and refurbished. Excellent condition. Value?
by: 4.61.28.74

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Early 1980's Schwinn Thrasher? posted by james biffin on 12/12/2004 at 8:24:21 PM
I've got a 16" schwinn thrasher, made about 1983, chrome frame and fork. Completely disassembled and refurbished. Excellent condition. Value?
by: 4.61.28.74






MISC:redline serial number oldschool posted by: Bobby on 9/5/2003 at 6:07:28 AM
Hello im looking at a frame with the serial 362165. He thinks its a redline oldschool. Can anyone tell me what this frame is. Thanks much.







WANTED:Dave's Wish List posted by: David Gelinas on 9/5/2003 at 2:12:36 AM
Dave’s Wish List
I just traded a friend a really crappy department store mountain bike he will be able to ride with his young son for his 26” Kos. I want to restore this bike and I’m looking for a set of decals for it. I would also like to find a set of the original KOOL stops (The round vented ones) or I would settle for the two button rounded out rectangular ones. I also need a set of 26” Comp III tires, blue. If you can think of any things else I might need please let me know. If any body can help me out with this it would be great. You can even call me if you’d like, Cell 727-224-3588 EST.
Also I’d like to find these items, FMF (gold), RACEinc, GJS, an original Redline w/ the square chain stays, Kouhahara (sp) Blk & Gold. Either frame and fork sets or complete bikes.
Any help in getting this stuff will be a big help, THANKS

David Gelinas
dgelinas@tampabay.rr.com


   RE:WANTED:Dave's Wish List posted by Richard Martin on 10/15/2003 at 4:43:33 AM
I have a gold raceinc frame in great shape -- it was mine as a kid and has been sitting idle since 1983. I'd be willing to sell depending on the price...

   RE:WANTED:Dave's Wish List posted by Richard Martin on 10/15/2003 at 4:45:17 AM
I have a gold raceinc frame in great shape -- it was mine as a kid and has been sitting idle since 1983. I'd be willing to sell depending on the price...






WANTED:   free agent stickers posted by: c-rad on 9/4/2003 at 2:37:59 AM
looking for a complete set of late 80's free agent bmx
stickers ...red... in cursive...not block
thx







AGE / VALUE:ANYONE REMEMBER THE SEKAI BMX BIKES posted by: COREY on 9/2/2003 at 5:27:36 AM
I HAVE A OLD SCHOOL SEKAI BMX BIKE THAT IS FULLY CAMPY EQUIPED. I MIIGHT BE INTERESTED IN TRADING OR SALING THIS BIKE.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:ANYONE REMEMBER THE SEKAI BMX BIKES posted by Interested on 9/10/2003 at 5:34:24 PM
What year is the bike, and how much are you asking for it?






FOR SALE:Shimano DX 2 Speed gears for sale posted by: Ian Berry on 9/1/2003 at 8:26:53 PM
Hi everyone.
I have a super rare Shimano DX 2 speed gear setup for sale on eBay currently. (ends Sept 6 2003). I am the original owner of this set, and it was purchased by me back in 1979. It has the shifter (matches the DX brake lever only for the left side), the front derailleur, and the rear chain tensioner. Either check out eBay using the search (I'll bet it is the only such set there!), or contact me at iwillbe@pastors.com for more info.
Thanks!
Ian at RETROCYCLES







FOR SALE:Dec 80 Schwinn Scrambler posted by: Shannon Reynolds on 9/1/2003 at 3:28:09 PM
I have a Dec 80 Schwinn Scrambler I'd like to sell. The bike needs a restoration done but I have no interest in doing it as I do not collect Schwinns. The bike can be seen here:
http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/attachment.php?s=&postid=30602

I'm willing to part it out but would prefer to sell it whole. Please contact me if interested.







WANTED:"New" Lightning bolt seats posted by: Sean on 8/31/2003 at 10:48:33 PM
Does anyone know anything about a retro style lightning bolt seat being made by SDG? I saw one on a bike and I can't recall where it was. It's black kevlar material with a red lightning bolt on each side. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated.


   RE:WANTED: posted by rick on 9/3/2003 at 1:39:18 AM
Paul Smith makes them, I built his website, they are freakin' killer - http://www.retrobmx.com

   RE:RE:WANTED: posted by JR on 9/8/2003 at 12:33:25 PM
Nice job on the website.






MISC:cruiser crank arms posted by: J.D. on 8/31/2003 at 1:18:14 AM
could anyone tell me what is the normal crank arm length is for a 24" Hutch cruiser? What type did they come with stock?
any help would be great.
Thanks, J.D.







FOR SALE:Old School BMX products for Sale posted by: AJK on 8/25/2003 at 4:33:39 PM
Please visit my site for old school BMX / Freestyle bikes and parts. Small right now but will grow shortly. Return often for additions.

www.ajkbikes.com







FOR SALE:Pergrine 48 spoke Freecoaster posted by: Jesse on 8/21/2003 at 8:20:23 PM
Nos-Brand New Pergrine Freecoaster Chrome 48 hole with
18 tooth cog--This hub is VERY hard to find,much less new.
Part was sold only for about 2 years-circa 1987.
$150.00 cash or money order-