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Archived: Old School BMX

WANTED:   Graco Bicycle posted by: Bryan on 9/21/2000 at 3:07:53 PM
Looking for Graco BMX bicycles from the 1970's. They had shocks and plastic tanks. There were I think three models, the 400, 500 and one other. Thanks

WANTED:   THRUSTER STUFF!!!!! posted by: Michael on 9/19/2000 at 6:39:09 PM
Hey!!!!! does anyone know anywhere I could get a set of stickers for a THRUSTER TRI-POWER or a TIMMY JUDGE REPLICA?????? I have plenty of THRUSTER stuff already but now i need stickers preferably NOS....THANKS........

AGE / VALUE:   hutch futuristicblackcruiser frame and fork posted by: michael on 9/19/2000 at 11:46:03 AM
looking to replace a stolen bike!interested in complete bike or just frame and fork

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   hutch futuristicblackcruiser frame and fork posted by loren on 9/25/2000 at 2:59:44 AM
HI, do you still have the futuristicblack hutch f/f? how much?thanks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   hutch futuristicblackcruiser frame and fork posted by carl on 11/11/2000 at 7:21:04 PM
how much do yu want

WANTED:   parts wanted posted by: josh on 9/17/2000 at 2:20:23 PM
looking for O.M.A.S. PARTS. headsets bottom brackets. etc.
also looking for a pair of suntour vx cranks.175mm . along with suntour chainrings in gold and red 39-45 tooth.

   RE:WANTED:   parts wanted posted by Johnny Johnson on 10/27/2000 at 8:50:20 AM
I was one of three BMX racers on the O.M.A.S. Series B.P.P. Factory Team. Our first appearance was at the 1982 Jag BMX World Championship in Las Vegas.
All the O.M.A.S. BMX products were distributed through Bicycle Parts Pacific (B.P.P.) in East San Diego, CA. They (B.P.P.) moved and now make mountain bike products and have a website for their stuff. They sold all of their old stock about 10 years ago to other bicycle distributors and bike shops in San Diego. I see stuff floating around once in a while.
One thing to remember, if it says O.M.A.S. Series B.P.P. it is a made for BMX product. If it doesn't say B.P.P. or Series B.P.P. on it, it is made for track or road use.
If you get the hubs, replace the cone lock nuts because they shatter really easy. The headsets don't stay for too long either.
If I find an pamphlet or any info to help you, I will
e-mail it to you.
Johnny Johnson

WANTED:   JMC FORKS posted by: Dave on 9/15/2000 at 11:31:03 PM
I am looking for a set of Black Shadow or Shadow forks....
I need a JMC pad set as well!
If any one has info let me know!

AGE / VALUE:   Anyone in my area? posted by: Brian on 9/15/2000 at 6:32:58 AM
Well, I guess it's happening to me too. I was down at the local school yard the other day and saw some kids jumping on dirt mounds like we used to do. Others were skating (new school) on the freshly paved lot. I asked to borrow a bike, and did some jumps on the plateau-style jump. It was such a stoker to hear a kid say I was getting "mad air." I hadn't been on a BMX bike in prob 17 or so years; I'm 31 now. I've held on to my old GT Performer all these years, basically fully set up. I used to race and jump it, but got out of it when I focussed on skating, surfing, skimming and cars. Also I had cracked the frame for the 2nd time, which didn't help. I was so stoked after the other day that I cleaned up the bike, put air in the tires and got a feel for it again (hey I can still mountain-top over a trashcan on its side). Yesterday I dropped it off at a shop to have the crack TIG welded (I can MIG, but can't TIG). Anyway, if anyone out there is from the Bucks County, PA area, or somewhere near Philly, feel free to drop a line. I'd love to ride with others near my age. I know where some sick dirt jumps (ramp-to-ramp) are along the Delaware river, but I've been reluctant to hit them fully on my mountainbike. The track I used to race at was in Bensalem, PA, near Kayak Pools and the George Washington Motor Lodge (both now gone, although the track is still apparently operative, so the kids told me). I'm not that interested in collecting, but getting "mad air" is another thing.....By the way, at the time I saw those kids, I was on my old Sims slalom skateboard, and you can imagine their reaction to that....

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Anyone in my area? posted by Bret on 10/10/2000 at 1:33:48 PM

Ah, just a kid still. 31 is good to be out doing it again! I had a GT pro back when I was racing. That was my last frame - the one I never broke. I understand the whole tig welding situation. I went through a Roger Decoster, 2 Hutches, a Laguna 101, a Powerlight, and one other GT before I settled down and rode the GT pro. That doesn't even count all the garbage frames I rode before I got serious. I just Picked up a Redline at a Salvation Army for less then a song. It looks to be last years model, and after a little elbow grease with some fine steel wool and wd40 it shines like a star. I am excited to have a racing BMX again (my GT was stolen out of my garage in Aurora, IL when I was about 23). The GT had Redline flight cranks, z rims and the whole 9 yards. My brother found a Haro freestyle in a garbage can not too long after my bike was stolen, and I put alot of work and money into it. It is just too heavy with too many pegs and stands to bunnyhop well. I used to clear 44", made a mesuring limbo rod and everything. Does anyone know how much the Haro is worth? I want to sell it. I believe it is Haro's very first freestyle frame with original forks, neck, bars, pegs, and I added z rims. I had to repaint it, but I chose a color similar to the original sky-blue. It's been good remembering the old days, but I need to get back to work. I am 34, and it's good to see other old kids around. Isn't it fun too show up the 14 and 15 year old kids in the neighborhood. Kind of smashes that old generation gap.

I am afrain I do not live anywhere near you, but I can appreciate your feelings, and had to respond.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Anyone in my area? posted by carl on 10/14/2000 at 11:54:57 AM
Well I just received a real nice Predator from my younger cousin. Still can do rockwalks and a nasty bunny hop. I have for nice schwinns and ride everyday to my job on a vintage Racer to my dot com job. 36 going on 18 and ready to go. Gave some bike messengers a shock to boot!!!hang in there refuse to get old. What a rant huh???

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Anyone in my area? posted by Rob on 10/16/2000 at 10:37:00 PM
i also had to say hi...i am 33 and ride a 1996 redline 640,with a load of old schoool bikes in the cellar...yesterdays scores...skyway ta.frame--general hustler pro,and a schwinn predator frame...still looking for my old redline R L 22-freestyle frame-comes with the super-long headtube,twin top tubes,platforms in the back,and only redline forks will fit.-old redline forks...will buy frame fork,or complete bike...also,will trade bikes too...lmk what you have....very glad to hear i am not the only one still riding hard ...i cant grind to save my life,but can trick out a little still,and love to catch air....MAD air.--halfpipes and quarters are still with it.....i`m up here in Mass...anybody close wanna go riding???......have about five hardcore guys up here,who ride occaisonally.....lmk,cheers,Rob

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Anyone in my area? posted by bill on 10/17/2000 at 9:56:24 PM
hey there,

i'm 17 myself even though everybody tries to tell me that i'm 29. i'm getting into this restoration stuff also even though i'm relatively new at this. i just recently picked up a torker 280 complete with minor work need at a thrift store for 15.00 can't for the life of me find too much info on the torker2 bikes but i had one when i was a kid and when i saw it, i had too have it. anyway, if anybody knows what these bikes went for when they came out, (the one i got was through some wheelin' and dealin'), i would appreciate the info. i'm in AZ and would enjoy the riding with you, but my wife probably would let me ride that far on my own....ha-ha, take care, bill

   Redline RL20II posted by Stephen Laskowski on 11/4/2000 at 9:23:47 AM
I have a 1987 Redline RL20II (black fades to chrome). I got it on a trade in about 1990 as just the frame. Thats when i discovered that the head tube was longer than the normal. I managed to call redline (i had connections - no normal person could order from them direct) and i got some guy to dig up a pair of the tappered forks with the longer neck. They actually started reproducing them when that style long head was not even beeing made anymore. I only ordered the one set and don't know whatever happened to them making them....they don't even produce thread forks of any kind now - which i think is stupid! Anyways, i built the rest of the bike with 1990 parts all new. It has Peregrine HP II chrome 48's, ACS Pro Rotor Stem, Forklifter Bars, and 401 Flight Cranks. The bike to this day is MINT and i will never sale it! I recently got some NOS old school pink Skyway Mags for it. It looks good, because i have small accents of pink on the pink and the lettering "REDLINE" is writen in pink as well. I think the best thing about the RL-20II is that it is so well balanced out and rides so nice. There are some tricks that i can pull off on that bike that i can't do as easily on others. Might be that larger head tube, don't know. Reply to knt2000@bellsouth.net and i can send some picstures.


1999 GT "Custom" X-games
1986 Redline RL20 ProStyler
1987 Redline RL20II ProStyler

WANTED:   Sidehack for bmx bike posted by: Voodoobilly on 9/14/2000 at 10:41:26 PM
Hey boys and girls,
I am looking for a old sidehack(sidecar)for a bmx bike.
I could make one but I am lazy.If any one has one they like
to get rid of lemme know.

   RE:WANTED:   Sidehack for bmx bike posted by Rockalot! on 9/16/2000 at 10:01:27 AM
Scott at "The Bike Shop" in Fair Oaks, CA. USA. aquired Gary Littlejohn who back in the day manufactured most of the hacks. I havent chated with Scott in a while but last I knew he was still manufacturing the hacks. Give him a call at "The Bike Shop" 916.961.9646 and tell him I'm still around!

-=Rory Rockalot!

WANTED:   hutch pedals / redline flights posted by: lavander on 9/14/2000 at 8:25:25 PM
looking for a set of hutch pedal chrome 9/16 im also looking for a set of redline flight 401 single pinch in chrome. will trade / buy .

   RE:WANTED:   hutch pedals / redline flights posted by pk on 9/23/2000 at 7:37:09 PM
i've got a set with a newer sealed redline bb and i think i've got the old looseball bb. these cranks are USED. i still ride them. i've got the flight sprocket too. for trade, i'm looking for a newer set of profiles as my daily riders.

   RE:WANTED:   hutch pedals / redline flights posted by pk on 9/23/2000 at 10:38:51 PM
oops, i called a friend this evening and he wants to trade. sorry.

MISC:   looptail PK posted by: pgringo69 on 9/13/2000 at 10:18:44 PM
can someone out there please measure the toptube length on their old looptail PK. That is measured from the center of the headtube to the center of the seat tube. i think i got ahold of a super rare ripper as opposed to a pk. i just need to check the toptube length.


WANTED:   CW CALIFORNIA FREESTYLE LATE 80'S posted by: Mikev on 9/10/2000 at 9:38:32 PM
Looking for a CW Calif. Freestyle. 1986-87 I would also be interested in any CW products. (stickers, etc.) If anyone has info It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

AGE / VALUE:   I would like some info on a Redline RL 340 and some info on a Strerling FS-600 posted by: Redliner on 9/9/2000 at 5:27:09 PM
Hi I got these two bikes (Redline RL 340,Strerling FS-600) used and I don't know much about them. If you could tell me how old and about how much the Redline is it would be great, If you need more info please ask. If you know any thing at all about the Streling FS-600 it would be good to. Thanks for your time.

   I missed spelled the name of the bike its Sterling not Strerling sorry. posted by Redliner on 9/9/2000 at 6:21:54 PM

WANTED:   JMC wanted posted by: Farmer Dude on 9/8/2000 at 11:12:14 PM
Hello all! If anyone has any JMC stuff out there, contact me. I'm looking to build up a bike for my nephew. Have a Shadow I ride (left over from the early 80s), and would like to set him up. If you have complete bike, frame, forks, handlebar, seat post, padset, whatever! Any help is greatly appreciated.

thanks! farmerduderude@hotmail.com

AGE / VALUE:   Haro posted by: Kary on 9/7/2000 at 4:59:35 PM
what is an 88 Haro sport worth

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Haro posted by George Stage on 9/13/2000 at 1:07:09 PM
I dont know what its worth. What color is it? and are you going to sell it? Because I have an 85 haro sport and I was looking to buy another. If it helps I bought mine without any brakes on it for $50. Its in pretty good condition too. I dont know if that helps, but let me know if you want to sell it.

FOR SALE:   Skway T\A for trade posted by: Mark on 9/7/2000 at 11:48:26 AM
Will trade my Skyway T/A frame and fork for a JMC pad set or JMC cruiser bars. Will also consider 24" wheelsets.
Please email me directly

FOR SALE:   JMC mini complete posted by: Paul on 9/7/2000 at 4:37:40 AM
check this out on ebay: