Old BMX Bikes

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by dbrian66, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2019
    Canada
    You think bear traps were bad for that ,Google Shinburger pedals.let me know what you think of those.
     
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  2. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
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    Yip them could leave you in a world of pain. Look like the end of a meat tenderiser:D
     
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  3. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    My memories of the 80's are more of a sexual nature, but I do have flashbacks of my gold k2-_f1cbadc8-3b40-4ba2-a3bc-6daa6c7c61c0.v1.jpg '63 Schwinn Stingray.
     
  4. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Yeah, that looks like a weapon! Never heard of those.
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That’s very old school! Do you still have it?
     
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  6. Kinnon09

    Kinnon09 Squier-holic

    Mar 8, 2021
    Scotland
    Hope you checked that ramp before take off??? Heath and safety at all times:D:D
     
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  7. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic Staff Member

    Age:
    58
    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
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    I was helping out in a bike shop in Lee's Summit MO when the first Mongoose BMX bikes came to our shop. Must have been 75-76. I remember they cost about $300 back then which was super expensive. I got a brand new Gitane Gypsy 10 speed for $129 which wasn't cheap either. Those Mongoose bikes though.....every kid drooled over them. We had them up on stands for safety/theft reasons. This is apparently an 80 model but I remember the ones we had being very similar, same chrome/blue coloring.

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  8. stratelespaul

    stratelespaul Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    573
    Apr 25, 2012
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Wow! I had one nearly identical to this except I had the oh so comfy soft rubber Oakley grips.
    Also had a Webco and a Schwinn mag scrambler.
    That stuff goes for real big $$ now.
    I still Have 3 vintage Schwinn beach cruisers. 2 cantilever frame with tanks and 1 straightbar that I'll probably never be able to afford the tank for.
    SWEET chromoly frame there.
     
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  9. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    Here's my project (when I get around to it). It's a 1984 Diamondback Viper. I found it next to the dumpster at our apartments on Christmas Day in 1992. I grabbed it and tossed it in the back of my '73 Chevy Blazer and took it to work. I built it for my son for his birthday. I painted it white and had a set of black Tuff Wheels and black accessories on it. A year or two later he decided he didn't like the black and white color scheme so I sandblasted it down to bare metal and painted it metallic blue. He rode it until Christmas of 1997 when we bought him a brand new Redline RL340, which is in the shed in pieces. I'm pretty sure I have the Tuff Wheels in the garage somewhere. This Diamondback is the same model as the one I had when I was 14-15 years old. I bought the frame and fork at a local flea market in Seattle and built it from parts I got in trads with friends. Mine was black with black ACS Z-Wheels and black and white checkered pads. Sadly, it was stolen while I was registering for my sophomore year in high school. I went out to ride home and the bike was gone with the broken lock hanging on the bike rack. I was devastated. It was the first decent bike I'd ever had. My mom couldn't afford to buy us new bikes so I built this one on my own. I also have an early 2000's Diamondback frame and fork with a set of 3 spoke GT wheels waiting for me to build. In the first pic is my new helper, Phineas. He joined our family about a week ago. :D
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  10. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I had a set on my new build mountain bike until about 2 weeks ago. They may end up on the Diamondback. :cool:
     
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  11. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    @dbrian66 That baby is just a memory. I think they were called "spider" bikes, banana seats w/ a sissy bar, high rise handlebars, slick tires. My brother had a purple and mine was gold, probably around $50 new.
     
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  12. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Squier-Nut

    I was probably just getting away from bike riding when the BMX craze hit, looking forward to my driver's license. I couldn't afford one anyway. I used to trail ride on an old Schwinn single speed coaster brake that I heavily modified with banana seat, sissy bar, butterfly handle bars. That bike probably had an extra 5 pounds of paint on it as well. I never stripped off the old paint when I changed it on a whim. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those again.
     
  13. lboorse2

    lboorse2 Squier-holic

    Dec 29, 2010
    Philly 'Burbs
    OOOhhhhh I'll jump in on this.

    Still have my 83 Skyway TA. I got the collecting bug around 2007 or so.... I have an 84 Haro FST that I restored, an 84 GT Mach One, and I'm currently working on a Cycle-Craft Pro. I also have an 86-ish Hutch Hollywood Frame and Fork that I had repainted a few years back (it was completely covered in surface rust). I haven't touched that yet.

    Just like guitars, prices have skyrocketed over the past year or so in the BMX collecting world so I've kind of been on hold hoping things settle down soon.

    I'll get some pics posted up after work today.
     
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  14. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-holic

    Nov 11, 2011
    Bedfordshire
    Snap - I have a chunk missing out of my shin thanks to beartraps - I still recall looking down at the ripped front of my jeans that were changing from blue to claret then looking at the pedal and seeing a bit of me on one of those teeth.

    Don't think I cried, just panicked a bit - partly because I had ruined yet another pair of my jeans!
     
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  15. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-holic

    Nov 11, 2011
    Bedfordshire
    Aint that the truth. The amount of overtime my Dad must have done to pay for that bike...
     
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  16. lboorse2

    lboorse2 Squier-holic

    Dec 29, 2010
    Philly 'Burbs
    Ok. Here we go….

    GT Mach One
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    Skyway TA
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  17. lboorse2

    lboorse2 Squier-holic

    Dec 29, 2010
    Philly 'Burbs
  18. lboorse2

    lboorse2 Squier-holic

    Dec 29, 2010
    Philly 'Burbs
    Hutch Hollywood

    Before
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    After
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  19. lboorse2

    lboorse2 Squier-holic

    Dec 29, 2010
    Philly 'Burbs
    Cycle-craft in progress. 21641F90-5210-44E4-8855-A8F2C6BFF930.jpeg
     
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  20. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    @lboorse2 , those are bad ass! Nice collection!