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Archived: Old School BMX

WANTED:Sunshine Sealed Hubs (Blue) posted by: Mike on 11/26/2001 at 6:34:18 PM
Looking for two tone Blue/silver in NOS or good condition. Loose or on wheels. Email me if you have them. Thanks.

   RE:WANTED:Sunshine Sealed Hubs (Blue) posted by john on 12/1/2001 at 4:56:33 AM
how much gotta pic email me

MISC:Redline Crank Question posted by: Charles on 11/23/2001 at 8:32:53 PM
Anybody know what year Redline added the single pinch bolt to the flight cranks ?


   RE:MISC:   Redline Crank Question posted by jim on 11/25/2001 at 10:16:43 AM
I have a Bicycles And Dirt magazine from October 1982 that has a Redline ad showing both 400 & 401's that says "The new Redline Flight Crank" . So the 401's were available then ????Hope this helps a bit !

   RE:MISC:Redline Crank Question posted by redline on 12/1/2001 at 5:00:20 PM

WANTED:WANTED : Redline frame and fork sticker kit posted by: Charles on 11/22/2001 at 5:18:34 AM
I need frame and fork decals for a 1986 Redline. The frame is red and black. The frame stickers have Redline in white letters, small blue triangle at the top left corner of the R, yellow splash marks. The fork decals have redline in white letters oulined in black. Please let me know if you have a set for sale.


AGE / VALUE:WANTED : Redline frame and fork sticker kit posted by: Charles on 11/22/2001 at 5:18:34 AM
I need frame and fork decals for a 1986 Redline. The frame is red and black. The frame stickers have Redline in white letters, small blue triangle at the top left corner of the R, yellow splash marks. The fork decals have redline in white letters oulined in black. Please let me know if you have a set for sale.


WANTED:Hutch Pedal Cages posted by: Tony on 11/21/2001 at 8:13:08 PM
Does anyone out there have a pair of Hutch freestyle pedal cages? Silver or chrome and in excellent to mint shape? Thanks for any help.

WANTED:MCS STYLER F/F DECALS posted by: BILLY on 11/19/2001 at 5:12:54 AM

MISC:TRM Freestyler posted by: Jon Walsh on 11/16/2001 at 8:30:10 AM
Anyone remember a UK Manufactured BMX called a TRM Freestyler ? Looking for a bit of background information on it and value. Any help would be much appreciated.

WANTED:Ferdie Garcia Replica Thruster Frame posted by: Enzo on 11/15/2001 at 6:56:38 PM
I'm looking for a Vintage BMX Thruster frame. One of three replica frames made was the Ferdie Garcia frame. I grew up with Ferdie & still hang with him. I'd love to build him a complete bike & present it to him. I think that'd be so cool. Anyone out there with an FG replica that they're hanging on to may want to have it go to the man who made it all happen back in the late 70's. Thanks, Enzo.

FOR SALE:Hutch Windstyler bike ('85/'86) posted by: Scott (Boyboy) on 11/15/2001 at 2:08:50 AM
Have a really clean Hutch Winstyler bike on Ebay. Auction says it all, but quick info is:

Hutch frame, fork, bars, stem, grips, spider, pedals, spc and full pad set. Really nice shape. Used bike, but not abused. Pics on auction.

Auction ends Thursday.


WANTED:Mongoose Expert (1983) posted by: George on 11/15/2001 at 1:28:50 AM
Hi everyone. I am trying to restore a, I think, 1983 Mongoose Expert. I am looking for any parts, stickers or information anyone might have. I am just starting and all I have or kept is the frame and forks and want to keep everything Mongoose. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

FOR SALE:   Hutch Hubs 4 sale posted by: Jim on 11/14/2001 at 9:12:59 AM
If any body is interested I have a few sets of Hutch hubs available for sale or trade. 2 aluminum and 2 magnesium sets ! LMK what you have to trade ! I need some Hutch pedals BAD !!!!!Also looking for any nice oldschool 3 pc. cranks ! Or just abour anything high quality ;-) ! I also have alot of other Hutch stuff available (Trick Stars,Expert Racers,Pro Street,Pro Racer,Stems,posts etc.) and other brands as well ! Thanks ! Hope to hear from you ;-) ! Jim

   RE:FOR SALE:   Hutch Hubs 4 sale posted by tony on 12/12/2001 at 5:58:40 PM
iam looking for a hutch trickstar and would like some info on what you have. just drop me a line ,i am VERY intrested!

FOR SALE:mongoose two four posted by: eric on 11/14/2001 at 5:47:02 AM
Hey people, I have been riding 24" bmx for about twenty years now and over the years have acquired two exact sets of frame and forks that I would consider of collector quality .They are called" Mongoose two four" .Does anyone out there know of this model?I believe they are pretty rare and of high quality.Anyone have any info on this bike or interested in purchasing for a good price?

WANTED:80's fuji orange peel bmx bike posted by: mike buff on 11/11/2001 at 12:58:57 AM
does anybody remember the fuji orange peel and where i can find one : also the race inc frames ;

   RE:WANTED:80's fuji orange peel bmx bike posted by dave manson on 11/13/2001 at 7:30:05 AM
THE Mike Buff? Anyways, may have a line on a 81-82' blue Race Inc. Will check...

AGE / VALUE:Hutch Question posted by: Joe on 11/9/2001 at 5:45:46 PM
Does anybody know what year the Hutch Pro Raider was made??

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Hutch Question posted by Jason on 11/11/2001 at 1:01:20 PM
Don't know the exact years they were made but Pro Raiders were made in Taiwan so I'd say mid to late eighties.

MISC:old school bmx posted by: rob on 11/7/2001 at 7:04:01 PM
Other than a forum for bike parts for sale and age/values, I thought I would start a dialogue w/older bmxers. I got my first bmx bike in 79 and it was pure poor boy trash from kmart or something. ok, ok chuckles and sneers aside... Then moving into high school in 82 I slowly worked my way into better bikes which finally culminated in a custom built bike I put together with cw parts,shimano and motomags among other things. Then around 86 I thought bmx's were passe' and bought a mountain bike. In 88 I got a super good mt. bike which got stolen in 92. Finally in 00 I pulled a 85 diamondback frame from the trash. Great shape for its age and that old bmx bug hit and hit hard. Now I am a proud owner of a kuwahara and a built up diamondback and am quite happy to ride my cool old school rides. So my query to my fellow bmx'ers is what is your old school experience and what do you ride now? Do you wish you could have kept old school stuff you had before? Finally it seems as if the bmx scene is like this "what do you ride man-- dirt, vert or street?" Also where in the heck are anodized components??? It also seems as if the main idea in getting a bike these days is to tear it up. Where I came from your bike was your pride and joy and although it could take punishment you were not on a quest to buy new stuff every month.Finally in my old days it seemed as if the bmx scene was fresh and bmxers were like pioneers who helped each other out. Oh well any time I can i'll try to get a young bmx'er to do his best and take pride in his skills and bike. ridin till 80yrs old hopefully.

   RE:MISC:old school bmx posted by Jason on 11/9/2001 at 5:01:58 PM
My first "good" bike was a Hutch Jet. I wish I still had it. It wasn't a very good bike but I still would like to have it since it was my first real freestyle bike. Alot of memories there. I've had lots of great freestyle bikes but I always traded or sold the frame I had to get another. Eventually I ended up with only a couple. I recently sold my 89 Trick Styler frame set to get money to buy an 88 Haro Master frame. That's what I ride now. My favorite frames have always been the 88 Master and the Hutch Trick Star. I was always pretty crappy at street riding, though I did it anyway. Always like flatland better. Vert was difficult. Wasn't seriously good at that either but it was fun. Riding vert in a tire swing was also pretty fun. I was good at that at least. hehe.

   RE:MISC:old school bmx posted by Charles on 11/12/2001 at 2:06:20 AM
My first BMX was a Murray from Service Merchandise, LOL. It was chrome with black pads, tires, seat, and grips. I thought it rocked plus it said in big letters on the down tube "Track Certified" :D. I thought that really meant something. Then we had this new neighbor move in next door. He was 18 and from California(I am from Maine)and he used to race BMX's out there. He was always talking about brand names that I had never heard of. Names like Redline, Mongoose, Cook Brothers. He talked about chromoly frames and alloy rims(hey, back in '83 aluminum was called alloy)
There were no cool bikes in my neighborhood, in fact my Murray was the best bike around. Takes a while for the cool stuff to reach Maine you know, LOL. Anyway, my neighbor Bill from California kept saying he was gonna build me a bike but he never did. I learned everything that I needed to know to build my own from him though. I built a few department store frames but never anything cool. Like my Invader(Western Auto brand) that I put Skyway Tuff II's on and a Diamondback stem B-). Fast forward about 10 years. I find 3 bikes left for junk on my property from a previous tenant. 2 of them were pure K-mart junk. The 3rd one looked a little different. The poor beast was laden down with all sorts of embarassing rusted K-mart parts. And the frame itself had some surface rust but it was chrome plated so I knew it would come off. I looked real close at it and I could make out from what was left of the stickers the word "Redline"...SCORE!!!
Well it wasn't long before I had all the lame parts stripped off it and the chrome shining like it hadn't it years. This was '92 or '93 so you could still find a lot of the old school parts pretty easily.
Around '97 I was riding it around a new town that I had moved to and all the kids there loved it. By '97 you didn't see too many all chrome and alloy old school BMX's and they all wanted to ride it. One of the kids wanted to trade me his $600 Trek mountain bike straight up for it, LOL. I'm like, "No thanks :))"
Anyway, that is my story, it would be nice to hear other stories from people of my generation.

   RE:MISC:old school bmx posted by Enzo on 11/15/2001 at 7:30:41 PM
My first "real" BMX bike was a Rampar by Raleih. I wasn't going to admit to that but it seems that the guys above in this post didn't fare too much better in the beginning, so..... I started riding in the late 70's in northern N.J. with all the guys from GAPI components who had a race team. Around 1980 I picked up a Tim Judge replica Thruster from my good friend Ferdie Garcia. He was sponsored by Thruster & before they made a Ferdie Garcia replica he sold me his Tim Judge. I proceeded to break it over & over & got tired of it, so I bought of all things a P.K. Ripper. It had the obligatory Landing Gear froks & all the good period stuff. I cracked that over & over too, I just had to bring it to a different welder, that's all. Around 81 I built my own quarter pipe in my driveway, I don't remember anyone else having a quarter pipe in my area. I have some pics of me doing some basic stuff on it wearing my vans. I did quite a bit of racing in 81, I was 13 years old. I won a few & had a fair amount of bad luck, I don't make excuses though. I used to race at Braddock Park in North Bergen NJ as well as some races in Teaneck N.J. at what was called Snake Belly BMX. Some of the guys I remember from that time are Ferdie Garcia (still see him frequently) Scott Greer (see him from time to time) Mike GAPI, Ray Capeau. There are others, but it's been a while & I'll have to go check the archives to remember them. I remember riding from the moment I got up in the summer time until it got dark, my parents would freak all the time. Riding was what it was all about. Sometimes we's spend half a day riding TO a place so we could ride there & then pedal home, it didn't faze us. As long as it was good riding, it was all worth it.

   RE:MISC:old school bmx posted by Rob on 11/17/2001 at 6:37:13 PM
Thanks to all you old schoolers for your replies. I am sure anymore posted on this forum would be good reading for all, I know it is for me. I have two scars on my face from biking: 1st from a bike wreck riding a schwinn when I was 5. I remember back then around "73" the cool setup I saw a lot were the banana seat bikes with a sissy bar .My brother also was good at "wheelies" and I guess that was my first experience with bike tricks and doing more with a bike than just pushing pedals down a paved road. Then in 79 after seeing all the other kids with the "new style" bmx bikes I had to have one and the one I got from kmart did not even have a crossbar on the handle bars for crying out loud! but I used to drool over the more expensive bikes with mags/ better parts and to this day I still think a bmx bike with mags look super cool. (I hate some people that imply they are out of fashion) Since when did bmxers care what other people think! I have a diamondback with blue mags and I love to see peoples reaction like I stepped out of a time warp. I had and still have fun just riding around and although I never got serious about racing or freestyling I admire those that did. Also a tribute to all you young and especially old bmxers who paved the way for bike innovation. Also ride on Mike in spokane. Thanks for the trade.

   RE:RE:MISC:old school bmx posted by Matt on 5/5/2002 at 2:22:47 AM
I may not be that oldschool cause I'm only 14, but I got to tell you that oldschool rocks. my first real bike was a Ross pirahna that was two tone black, and gold, from there I went on to an 85-89ish Gt pro performer which was light blue with white mags, then I got an 85-87ish Mongoose Decade that was originally pink/chrome but some blooming idiot sprayed it red, but all of those bikes got thrown away, but If u know anyone with any of these bikes, shout at me cause I'm lookin for them. OLDSCHOOL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!