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Archived: Old School BMX

MISC:   Schwinn BMX posted by: Ken T. on 10/29/2002 at 9:12:06 PM
I wanted to know what year Schwinn introduced a BMX model? I know that by 1979 they had 5 offerings, and the higher end ones look like pretty good bikes, being over $200. the company was holding coast to coast copetitions by the late 70's it's too bad they went down the way they did!

MISC:   polishing score marks on chrome posted by: Ed on 10/29/2002 at 3:15:54 AM
i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how i can fix score markings on chrome...i accidentally used a brush that was too harsh, and left the finish dull...any suggestions? thanks much!

   RE:MISC:   polishing score marks on chrome posted by mike on 10/29/2002 at 8:15:20 AM
use a mild gel paint stripper (this helps to eat the impurities on the surface) and #0000 steel or copper wool. (#0000 steel wool is my choice). do NOT use a wheel, it heats the metal too much and may discolor it. rub the paint stripper into the surface with the wool one small section at a time, no more than 6"-by-6" cause you dont want the stripper to dry. (almost buffing the surface with stripper). then wipe it off with a clean cloth. you might use some clean #0000 steel wool afterwards to finish. this process also helps to remove decal residue, surface rust, gummy old lubes, road tar, and other impurities.

   RE:RE:MISC:   polishing score marks on chrome posted by ed on 10/30/2002 at 11:29:58 PM
thanks for the advice! i'll try it out this weekend'

FOR SALE:   '76 R&R Screamer posted by: mike on 10/20/2002 at 7:52:47 AM
i still have this frame for sale. is in NOS condition with minor shelf wear. blue-over-chrome. asking $200 + shipping or part trade for late '70's mongoose, roger decoster, jag, blue max, moosegoose, two-four, pro-class, supergoose-2, or newer haro sr-71 frame. email me for more info. thanks.


   RE:FOR SALE:   '76 R&R Screamer posted by mike on 10/27/2002 at 7:11:01 AM
frame has been traded!!

AGE / VALUE:   Cycle Pro Foiler posted by: Dave on 10/19/2002 at 7:49:39 PM
I have my original Cycle Pro Foiler that I bought in middle school (1980ish). It is gold anodized aluminum with the ovel top tube (ripper style). Race inc. bars, sugino cranks and sugino free hub (remember them?) Is this a bike that people into Old School BMX may be interested in? My son (6) wants to race so I am looking for a mini-sized bike.

MISC:BSA "twenty" posted by: John on 10/19/2002 at 8:15:29 AM
I have BSA "Twenty", can anyone tell me about it..year made etc.

FOR SALE:   Kuwahara magician EX for sale posted by: Trevor on 10/18/2002 at 6:36:58 AM
THis bike is in beautiful shape. All but the lower giro cable is completly stock! E-mail for photos. WIll take offers or trade for mtn bike parts and money.

FOR SALE:   kuwie posted by: steve on 10/17/2002 at 3:30:58 AM
have a few items for sale here. chrome apollo kuwahara frame and fork, with crank, and V-bar. yellow skyway tuff wheel II (front), spraypainted black. white peregrine master graphite composite wheel (rear).Don't know what this stuff is worth, so I'm taking offers, or trades for musclebike parts.

FOR SALE:   Old GT Racing Junior Frame posted by: Andy on 10/15/2002 at 11:29:36 PM
Hay there...i picked up an old GT Racing Junior BMX and wanted to know what it's worth. I think its from mid-late 1980s era and suits a kid aged 10-13. It needs some welding work by the seatpost stem area but otherwise a non rusty, good looking chrome frame with GT stickers a little worn. I dont really need it so maybe i can flick it off somehow or trade with something...make me an offer and get a bike for your kid

WANTED:   pictures of the redline rl20 single top tube posted by: robert on 10/15/2002 at 10:38:45 PM
does anyone have pictures of the redline rl20 single top tube frame? i have one that i have been thinking of selling. i also have been thinking of restoring it. i am the second owner of it and have had it for about 8years. about 6 years ago, i stripped the paint and stickers of it because it was scratched up, and most of you prolly know it was an all chrome frame underneath the paint. also, anyone have original decals? if you are interested in buying it, i am sort of undecided about it, i might list it on ebay tonight. my user name is bikezhop thanks!! if you have pictures, my email is bikezshop@hotmail.com

AGE / VALUE:   Robinson SST posted by: Elvis on 10/15/2002 at 6:34:13 PM
Hi all. Just fixed up a Robinson BMX bike and am wondering how old it is... It's marked SST near the rear of the top tube and the Robinson on the sides of the downtube and ends of the fork is in red white and blue. Frame marked "made in usa" at bottom of seat tube near BB. Any idea how old it is or where the SST sat in Robinson's line? The bike has GT two-peice chainring and seatpost; Also I threw a set of pristine mag-style wheels on the bike [originals need to be trued]. Any value to the SST wheels? They've got neat looking black hubs and seem sturdy enough but need the attention of a spoke wrench. Any info appreciated, thanks...

AGE / VALUE:   Haro Shredder and Robinson SST posted by: Elvis on 10/14/2002 at 4:14:07 AM
Hi! I'm trying to find what year the Haro is. It's chrome with a detangler and rear brakes mounted on the chainstays. Double spoked wheels and has "Fusion" marked on the seat clamp. Top tube is shorter than my Mongoose BMX bikes. I vaquely recall seeing one of these things in a window sometime in the last four or five years and wanting one but not having the $. Now that I've got it I'm curious how old it is. Any info appreciated.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Haro Shredder and Robinson SST posted by jon on 10/17/2002 at 10:20:05 AM
Sounds like a 96 Haro shredder, didnt have one but my mate had a gold coloured one, I had a dyno compe, Same year.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Haro Shredder and Robinson SST posted by Elvis on 10/19/2002 at 6:28:51 AM
Thanks! I had given up finding out what year it was. '96? Hey, its newer than my car!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Haro Shredder and Robinson SST posted by sikNtwistd on 10/26/2002 at 1:53:42 PM
Hey, I recently bought a 2001 Shredder, got it kinda cheap cause it was a left over from last year. I wondered if Haro stopped making the shredder because I havent seen any 2002s yet. If you need any info or pics let me know, its not a 96 but they havent changed much. Mine is green. I recently purchased 144 spoke rims to put on it. Like I said if you needs pics of anything let me know, Ill be more than happy.

AGE / VALUE:   lots of bikes and parts for sale / trade posted by: robert on 10/13/2002 at 7:01:22 PM
hi, i am gonna liquidate alot of stuff from my shop. i will have many items new and vintage or old school too. huffy 3spd, huffy corvair, fuji 12spd,campania medalist,norco 12 spd,schwinn 12 spd,giant aluminum mtb,redline rl20 freestyle f/f, too much to list, i might be getting rid of some shop quality tools as well, if you are interested just email me for any certain interests, and i will get pics for you. i am looking for redline hotwheels, maybe we can trade? bikezshop@hotmail.com

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   lots of bikes and parts for sale / trade posted by Trevor on 10/13/2002 at 8:22:48 PM
Do you have any large road frames?Or Cross frames? Or a track cog? I 've got a Diamondback Hi-Ten cromoly bike with Mike Dominguez signature bars. Or a Blue stock Kuwahara Magician EX bike?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   lots of bikes and parts for sale / trade posted by robert on 10/14/2002 at 1:58:18 AM
what size of road frame do you need? aonly frames i have is a Norco made with tange tubing. and a schwinn world sport. they both need some attention to paint, but are straight and will work nicely, let me know, i have a few complete road bikes too, just email me bikezshop@hotmail.com

MISC:   pit bikes posted by: john on 10/13/2002 at 5:43:16 PM
Can anyone tell me what makes a pit bike different from a 16in bike?
ive got a mint oldschool mongoose mightygoose and want to sell it and dont know if i should say its a pit bike all origonal from grips to chain gard one ps crank not three is that what makes them diff/ive got an old school mongoose expert and the only diff between the two is the mightygoose is 16in and the name?

AGE / VALUE:   Gt preformer frame details posted by: Trevor on 10/13/2002 at 7:04:37 AM
Getting the frame from a guy I dont know and wanna re-build it to 80s specs. What parts would have come on a bike like this? Around what year would the frame be dated?

WANTED:   Mongoose FS1 Sticker Set posted by: Rich on 10/12/2002 at 11:20:12 PM
Full Mongoose FS1 sticker set wanted. Any info will be greatly appreciated.....Looked in alot of places but still cant find any info......