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Archived: Old School BMX

AGE / VALUE:Early BMX strange bike fully suspended posted by: Ray on 6/4/2002 at 6:38:04 PM

   RE:useless comments posted by Mitch on 6/26/2002 at 5:30:44 PM
Hey, I don't think that bike sucks... in fact, I recently bid on it. I hope I win, that bike is SWEET! My friend had a moto bike but it was stolen, so I think I'm going to get him an early birthday present. Thanks, Mitch

MISC:Torker 26" Cruiser posted by: Ali on 6/1/2002 at 6:09:34 PM
So I finally decided to pull my ol' Torker 26" Cruiser (# 000070) out of the closet and do a resto job on it. My current setup is:

Torker 26" F/F
Aerodyne bars
Torker six bolt neck
Tioga cro-mo cranks
Ukai wheels w/Shimano (DX, I believe) hubs
Mitsuboshi Comp III tires
Kashimax Aero seat
Fluted alloy seatpost
Suntour clamp
Grab On MX3 grips
Dia-Compe MX1000 brakes

I'm sure lots of these parts weren't around until after the bike was made, so I'd greatly appreciate any input you folks might have regarding what the correct equipment for the bike actually is.

I'm also looking for a set of old school 3 piece cranks. If you have Tourneys, Suginos, or something of that ilk available for sale, please let me know.

Finally, I need decals. My old decals are there, but they're a bit tattered as a result of my use of the bike as primary transpo as a kid. If you have any info on where I might be able to find old school Torker decals (chrome background with black outlined solid yellow letters), please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer!
Ali Rashidi

AGE / VALUE:PURE HYPE/RIDE HARD BMX BIKE posted by: KENT on 6/1/2002 at 5:15:51 AM

WANTED:MCS Cruiser bars posted by: Jason on 5/30/2002 at 9:59:52 PM
Had a set of these on a bike that was stolen. Would like to find another set. I'm not an old school collector, I just like the shape of the bars. Was using them on a PHAT Cruiser, hand position was perfect.

Please email me velo59@yahoo.com directly is you have a set to sell.


FOR SALE:BMX Parts & Stickers posted by: Ginny Rini on 5/29/2002 at 10:49:33 PM
I have allot of NOS 1980 era BMX parts and stickers in the inventory of my Bicycle shop that I would like to sell. If you are interested I can send pictures if necessary. Let me know what you want & I will tell you If I have it.Contact ginnyrini@attbi.com

   RE:FOR SALE:BMX Parts & Stickers posted by Alex Rubin on 6/4/2002 at 11:11:39 PM
I am looking for a 1980era Mongoose BMX Scooter. They came out in the mid 80's. I had one when I was a kid and am looking for one now. I do a lot of skateboarding and I cant get that scooter off my mind. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

   RE:FOR SALE:BMX Parts & Stickers posted by Ashton on 7/2/2002 at 8:06:59 PM
I'm looking for A Thruster f/f set. Anything besides the Tri-power.

AGE / VALUE:Phase II Titanium Mini Frameset posted by: tkm433 on 5/28/2002 at 3:23:26 AM
What can anyone tell me about this frame and the company that made it? I know it is made of titanium frame and fork and that it is a mini but nothing else. The stickers are PHASE II.

WANTED:TORKER stuff posted by: Ronnie on 5/27/2002 at 8:07:35 PM
Looking to buy any old Torker stuff. Especially a stem or frame pad (snap or velcro) I also really need a "yellow" pair of Torker 24" cruiser 1 1/8th threadless forks. Please email me.

MISC:vintage BMX bike posted by: paul on 5/22/2002 at 2:24:13 AM
Does anyone know something about the first BMX bike i got @ 25 years ago. I was going to get a Mongoose, but this one caught my eye. It was made by the Matthews Motocross co., and had great equipment and a monoshock inside the frame. I believe i have one of the first off the assembly line, is there a way to find out. It is in fairly good condition and all original from paint, stickers and tires. Any help on manufacturer or value appreciated. Thanks

   RE:MISC:vintage BMX bike posted by interested on 5/26/2002 at 2:26:24 AM
Worth pretty much $$$$$ ! Is it for sale ?

   RE:RE:MISC:   vintage BMX bike posted by Darren on 6/29/2002 at 3:37:03 AM
got a matthews for sale on e-bay myself.ad #2110018393

FOR SALE:FS NOS Competition Sting frame and parts posted by: Eric on 5/21/2002 at 7:08:22 PM
Have almost all the parts for a chrome Competition Sting BMX bike. Have a used handlebar, crank, fork for a Sting, and an extra rear wheel. What I have NOS is the frame, seat post, seat, cables, calibre, brake levers, front and rear rims, tires, gooseneck, pedals, grips, extra cog, team schwinn crank, extra brake lever, rear brake calibre in red accent, extra fork and an extra front wheel. Asking $250 shipped.

AGE / VALUE:Early Scwhinn BMX - is it a Scrambler? posted by: Cal on 5/21/2002 at 1:45:09 PM
I know a lot more about ballooners and sting-rays than I do about BMX, but I just had to pick this one up.It is a chrome-colored Schwinn BMX. It only has "SCHWINN" written on the down tube.

The reason I got it was that it has elements of older Schwinns:
Black flat-bladed front forks.
Electro-forged butting
and the standard Schwinn frame-attached kick stand.
Is this a Scrambler?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Early Scwhinn BMX - is it a Scrambler? posted by sdh on 5/22/2002 at 11:47:16 AM

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Early Scwhinn BMX - is it a Scrambler? posted by Cal on 5/24/2002 at 2:04:38 PM

WANTED:decals for a crome dyno bmx bike posted by: thomas on 5/20/2002 at 11:49:36 PM
I would like to know if there is a place in regina sask where I can buy decals for a dyno bmx bike

   RE:WANTED: decals for a crome dyno bmx bike posted by murdock on 5/21/2002 at 3:35:16 AM
Go to www.danscomp.com and look through there auctions

   RE:WANTED:decals for a crome dyno bmx bike posted by Max on 5/21/2002 at 5:52:38 PM
Hey.... Check out WWW.stickemup.com (page 12 or 13), they've got cool decals and they're cheap too!

AGE / VALUE:old freestyle bike posted by: Elvis on 5/20/2002 at 4:34:22 AM
Hi all. I just picked up this bike, and am not sure what it is. It's a 20" wheeled BMX "freestyle" bike, blue frame, blue hard seat. Early detangler. But I've never heard of the name before; it's marked "Aerolight" and "Saint Tropez." Was this a cheapo department store-type bike or a halfway decent ride? any ideas? I have never heard of this brand name before, any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:old freestyle bike posted by Jeff on 5/25/2002 at 10:45:29 PM
These were lower end bike shop bikes. You could usually find them in smaller shops. These bikes were inexpensive but they were also rock solid and held up quite well. Most of the Saint Tropez bikes I see are from the mid to late 80's.

   RE::old freestyle bike posted by Elvis on 5/27/2002 at 4:50:10 AM
Thanks! I asked because the stem threads are stripped, and if I have to replace the stem I'm goingto have to drill another one to fit the detangler cable through... if the bikes are well made like you say, it should be wortht he few minutes it takes. Thanks for the info!

WANTED:Redline parts mid 70's posted by: johnny on 5/20/2002 at 3:35:35 AM
I have a 1976 redline sqaure back, I am looking for a neck and cranks for that year. Also would like to find seat post and stickers. Will pay top dollar(redline)already have forks and "V" bars

WANTED:DRP (Delta Racing Producst) Frame posted by: Steve Nash on 5/18/2002 at 7:41:36 PM
Looking for a DRP BMX frame; I am told they are fairly rare. Drop me a line with any information- thanks

AGE / VALUE:cycle pro posted by: josh on 5/17/2002 at 4:51:52 PM
I have a cycle pro, Greg Hill. Its chrome and all orignal with decals in good condition. If any one can tell me a relative value please email at Laxdman@Yahoo.com thanks