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Archived: Old School BMX

AGE / VALUE:   bunny hoppin' back in the day posted by: ol~ buzzard on 3/12/2000 at 5:46:39 PM
I am 36 years old and have settled pretty well into a freestyle lifestyle, but still felt that something was missing.

About a year ago I climbed up into my attic and pulled out my 1986 Huffy Stu Tompson. I spent the better part of two days polishing all of the chrome on it. Now it looks like a new bike.

This bike has a 1986 frame and 1987 fork, both in chrome. The bars are Haro with the lowered crossbar in chrome. The stem is an SR Spin Tech with built in rotor, this thing works great! Headset is a Tioga Beartrap II, it still doesn't come loose. The cranks are SR tubular chrome moly, they still haven't bent. The wheels are Araya 48's with Suzue hubs and they still run true, got them from Frankford bicycle back in 87. I have the small short GT axle pegs in front and rear and have chrome framestands on the back. Front brakes are Dia Compe 883 Nippon and the rear is an ACS 890. The seatpost is a Dyno drainpipe and the seat was a Shotgun III. I finally had to replace the seat with some cheap thing I found at a local shop.

This bike was my whole life for so long, I can't believe I neglected it for nearly 13 years. After a few weeks of riding I found that I could pull off most of my old tricks, tailwhips, boomerangs, rockwalks, and several other old school balance tricks. When was the last time you saw someone do a gut lever?

Anyway, I got into the mood for a new bike and went to the shop where I used to hang out and bought a 2000 Huffy Enigma. It is a super nice bike but just doesn't handle the way my old Huffy does. I'm wondering now if I should just stick to riding my old bike for money now.

I have a few friends that are riding with me now as well as some neighborhood kids and I have somehow convinced them that we need to build a halfpipe on top of my trailer. We should have the beast built by this summer. Man, just like the old days.

Live to ride, ride to live.

If any of you other old school riders are near Macon county, Georgia I'd really like to hear from you.

AGE / VALUE:   controversey posted by: russ on 3/12/2000 at 5:33:11 PM

If you reread my post I did not say anything nasty about you. Although your post was very aggresive towards me. I never said that I hate you or am jealous so I don' t know where you are getting that unless you an expert at reading between the lines. A bunch of people were posting with questions about who you are and what you are about and I posted what I was told by that dealer about you. So if you are pissed off with me so be it. I will not lose sleep over it and as far as needing something you have highly unlikely as I will not pay that kind of money on old bike parts. I'll sell off my collection first.

My original post:MISC: SE on ebay posted by: Russ on 03/11/00 at 2:45:38 PM
Here is what I have pieced together about 80sbmx on ebay. The word is he bought out an Austrailian distributor for about $14,000 worth of NOS SE gems and other rarities. He hit a local shop near me for 7 huge boxes of NOS goodies. boxes were big and full. The shop owner told me who was getting the stuff(80sBMX) and that it was every thing he had left in inventory. I doubt that as he has been telling everyone for years that he had nothing left but he is always selling stuff on ebay where 80sbmx must have made the connection. I was also told that there are many more framesets coming up on ebay from our friend and his reserve is higher now that the frames are breaking the $300-$350 barrier. This info is gossip but my sources are good - russ

AGE / VALUE:   the real kathy posted by: dean on 3/12/2000 at 5:26:24 PM
I'm sorry I even wasted my time reading all of the nonsense regarding Bill (real or fake). I've dealt with the real one. No complaints here. I appreciate any and all help anyone posts here. I'm sorry to see anyone turned off of this, or any other, bmx site. There's no reason for it. On one hand, it does stink when the frame of your dreams is pushed out of your price range on e-bay, but keep looking, you'll find another. And if you don't like high prices, don't pay them! But also don't be offended when people start wondering/talking about who/what/when/where/and why's regarding a huge stockpile of classic bmx stuff! I think most anyone still into riding/buying/racing/talking bmx after the age of 18 is in it for the fun of it. Let's get back to trading stories, and trading bikes, not lies.

FOR SALE:   trick star posted by: big dale on 3/12/2000 at 5:01:14 PM
I have an old U.S.Hutch Trickstar F&F that I'm looking to part with. Now before you get too excited, let me say it's in near mint shape. It's been well cared for. I'll start w/ the fork. The fork was bent, but It's been straightened, and sandblasted. The Frame has been repainted countless times (as had the fork), the frame's rear brake bridge has also unfortunately been broken off. The area surrounding has been sandblasted to prep it for welding. The current color is some odd textured purple, real ugly. Anyone interested in it can e-mail me for a photo. It'd take some work, but someone might be able to make something of it. As far as what I'm asking, basically make me an offer, I'd rather trade, I'm mostly interested in mid 80's F/S, and I realize this is a rare treasure.

   RE:FOR SALE:   trick star posted by anthony on 4/4/2000 at 8:24:11 PM
send me some pictures please

AGE / VALUE:   for sale posted by: Patrick on 3/12/2000 at 4:54:49 PM

FOR SALE: For Sale: Pair of NOS red Tuff Wheels w/coaster brake un-used shape. Also, Schwinn Mini Thrasher frame and fork, needs new paint. Do not know year of bike- if someone can help me date this bike I would appreciate it very much. Thank you!

AGE / VALUE:   looking for new old stock Skyway T/A f/f set posted by: mark on 3/12/2000 at 12:17:32 PM
I am searching for a new project bike. I need a chrome or white new old stock (NOS) Skyway T/A frame and fork. I would prefer the regular sized one, not the XL size. I recently found an NOS set of T/A white, red and blue pads and an NOS set of T/A frame and fork stickers that I am dying to use. If anyone out there knows where I can find this NOS frame and fork set, please e-mail me. Thanks in advance!


WANTED:   Old freestyle items posted by: Scott on 3/12/2000 at 6:04:21 AM
I am interested in purchasing: SE quadangle/PK/trickster, GJS f&f, MCS f&f, Hutch Trickstar frames/other Hutch items, Vector bars, and other collectible 80s freestyle items. Please email me if you have anything to sell. Also if you need anything, let me know, I have some things I'd like to get rid of.

MISC:   Old School Suspension BMX posted by: Matt on 3/11/2000 at 7:29:50 PM
Hi all, I'm new to the old school bmx stuff, so bear with me. I've just picked up a raleigh rampar full-supsension (http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=326677&a=2423978) to see it) and a Sears MX-1 front suspension BMX dated 01-79 (no pics yet) and have them up for sale. Asking $175.00 plus shipping obo for the Rampar and $75.00 for the Sears. Also have a 1980 Schwinn Tornado BMX in good shape, including the front number plate and the cantilever frame plate, all original asking $175.00 plus shipping obo for it. I've got a chance to pick up an all chrome 24 inch Kuwahara bmx bike, real nice shape and was wondering what a fair price for one is? Always looking to trade this bmx stuff for sting rays or offbrand muscle bikes or parts. I may be getting another Sears old school bmx with full suspension and a 3 speed twist shifter. I'll let you all know. Thanks in advance for your help and the space.

   RE:MISC:   Old School Suspension BMX posted by Wontgoover on 3/12/2000 at 8:13:52 AM

If you're a krate guy trying to make money
on the bmx stuff, it won't go over very well
on the bmx sites.
Your prices are high. I'm not trying to
insult you. Just letting you know.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Old School Suspension BMX posted by Matt on 3/13/2000 at 7:41:50 AM
No offense taken. Thanks for the tip on pricing, I really don't have a reference point for pricing, so I guess I'm open to offers on these bikes. Not looking to gouge anyone, would really rather trade stuff. I'm at the age that I went straight from sting rays to 10 speeds and never really got into bmx at all. Once again, thanks for the honesty and the tip.

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Kathy on 3/11/2000 at 6:56:16 PM
when did this board become just like any other juvenile chat room over on AOL ? This used to be a place where you could find an older part, get a question answered, or just talk about old school without having to worry about some childish kids leaving a smartass comment about someone's post. Scott Raynes will you please email me ? i have lost your address. thanks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by chris on 3/12/2000 at 5:49:32 AM
Give me a break Kathy. There are questions posted here that no one answers, even though they know the correct answer. Finding parts is impossible too. Half of the time, people post items for sale here that they don't even intend to sell. They just want to see what something is worth. If they do sell it, they want prices higher than that huge auction website (e-you know what). Have you no sense of humor anyways? I thought the posts were rather funny, and sort of creative. At least there was no profanity like you used in one of your posts ('pain in the a##"). How do you know people weren't offended by that? Kathy, it is good to have self righteous people like yourself post here when there is something inappropriate though. It keeps everything in line.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by kATHY on 3/12/2000 at 8:54:30 PM
Yeah, i suppose you are right. ( and i do laugh at some of the replies i read ) i just hate to see someone mocked just for asking a question. anyway, i do remember a time when this board was the best place to come if you needed an old school part.

   You rang? posted by Scott (boyboy) on 3/20/2000 at 3:13:56 PM
I'm alive and well, and reachable at TripleRBMX@hotmail.com

FOR SALE:   OLD SCHOOL BMX PARTS LIST...... posted by: Dallas on 3/11/2000 at 4:17:17 PM
If you need any early to mid 80's bmx parts f/f sets please E me and I will E you the price list........

   RE:FOR SALE:   OLD SCHOOL BMX PARTS LIST...... posted by dana on 3/22/2000 at 8:39:36 PM
looking for old school diamondback bikes and parts prefer harry leary turbo any info and prices would be apreciated thanks

MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by: gregg on 3/11/2000 at 12:56:13 PM
... just wondering if anyone knew if any early trickstars (production or prototype) were ever produced without the rear framestands near the back dropouts? I picked up bare metal trickstar without framestands that i believe were not cut off the frame. Thanks for any info...

   RE:MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by rob on 3/11/2000 at 1:53:38 PM

Sounds like you bought a piece of junk. Your frame and fork were probably stripped, the rear platforms were removed, and it was sanded. Hopefully, you didn't pay more than $20 for the frame set. Sorry to hear about your luck guy.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by gregg on 3/11/2000 at 2:46:23 PM
... Thanks. Luckily the $25 I paid for the frame also came with another trickstar frame and fork in great condition (lavendar with white stickers), and a box with about a dozen Hutch t-shirts. Not a bad find. Thanks again.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   GREAT STORY GREGG! posted by rich on 3/11/2000 at 5:05:50 PM
Right. That is a good story! I suppose the other frame and fork is U.S. made rather than a over produced Taiwanese bike, correct?. Also, I'll bet the t-shirts are factory Hutch ones. They made a lot of factory t-shirts, or did they? I'm sure your intentions are good, but you won't impress anyone around here. We have heard them all. Interesting story, but I'll bet your life that it is not true. Good try though! A- for effort!


   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by gregg on 3/11/2000 at 5:14:42 PM

My story is true! Honestly. My mommy gave me twenty five dollars for the flea market that my family goes to twice a week. While there, I found a nice gentleman selling reproduction bike decals. He looked in the back of his rusty van and pulled out a genuine Hutch Trickstar. He said it was brand new, although there were dents and rust. He said "look, it's American made, you can tell by the baseball stamped into the serial number." I said "wow", "how much mister?" He said that I was special and I could buy it for $25. He also threw in special prototype black Hutch t-shirts that were limited edition, and they even had a local bike store's name printed on it! I gave him the money and now I am considered a member of the bmx elite. Awesome find! That is the truth!


   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by gregg on 3/12/2000 at 9:22:09 AM
... well, since that last post was not mine but rather someone boldly impersonating my namesake, i think i may have made a wrong impersonation of the kind of people contributing to this board... and Rich, if that WAS actually your post attempting the degration of your fellow peer by flexing your superior knowledge muscle of the 4130 of our past, then I doubt i need to explain to anyone further what kind of person you might be... to everyone else, i'm sorry i had to waste your time with such garbage, i already have a bmx board to do that.

MISC:   Hutch Trickstar posted by: gregg on 3/11/2000 at 12:56:13 PM
... just wondering if anyone knew if any early trickstars (production or prototype) were ever produced without the rear framestands near the back dropouts? I picked up bare metal trickstar without framestands that i believe were not cut off the frame. Thanks for any info...

FOR SALE:   Supercross Bmx Cruiser Frame and For posted by: bob on 3/11/2000 at 10:04:57 AM
Never Used chrome Supercross Pro sized 24" bmx cruiser frame and fork. 1" headtube and canti mounts. $130 takes it. I ship anywhere in US. Email or call bob at 607-754-7311

FOR SALE:   Supercross Bmx Cruiser Frame and For posted by: bob on 3/11/2000 at 10:04:57 AM
Never Used chrome Supercross Pro sized 24" bmx cruiser frame and fork. 1" headtube and canti mounts. $130 takes it. I ship anywhere in US. Email or call bob at 607-754-7311

MISC:   Ebay fraud posted by: Scot on 3/10/2000 at 10:09:24 PM
I'm not gonna name names, but there's a guy a lot of us think is a jerk. He used to slam E-bay and all the guys that sold their rides there. But then he got over his love for old school and started selling stuff. He always thinks he's better than everyone else and his bullsh*t fools some of them guys. This really pissed me off though. This is the second time I've seen him have a friend put an opening bid on his item on ebay! Last time he said his friend hadn't known he was putting it up even though they talk evry day. Whats the excuse this time. The friend bidding on it is the same guy that puts his ebay pix up on the web for him! What a loser.

   RE:MISC:   Ebay fraud posted by William on 3/11/2000 at 5:32:24 AM
This Scot guy sounds like a real piece of work. First of all, he doesn't leave an email address to inquire about who this person is. Second, he probably has no idea what he is talking about. Finally, he is probably pissed off because he doesn't have nice old school stuff, so he uses this discussion page to post things that are not appropriate. He offers no evidence at all and leaves people guessing. He sounds like a really intelligent guy (kidding), but he is correct about shill bidding being against eBay rules. It would be nice to see who Scot is talking about. If it is true, than there is a problem. Otherwise, this jack@#% should mind his own business.


   RE:RE:MISC:   Ebay fraud posted by Scot on 3/11/2000 at 8:03:56 AM
Listen Jerk Off

I have lots of new old stock Team Murray and Huffy parts! I think this stuff is more rare and better built than Hutch BMX or whatever else stuff you BMX snobs buy. I fully apoligize for making these accusations, but you could be a little bit nicer to me. I was constantly made fun of as a kid for racing Team Murray and I am still made fun of yet today. I have feelings too, jerk! Just because I'm 31 and still live with my parents doesn't mean anything!