Modified by watson at 11:46 PM 3-2-2009
I use to race BMX back in the mid 80's. Seemed it was more of a pretty-boy thing back then, since today I think its cooler to have a bike that looks beat. I had a Hutch with all Hutch components with the exception of Redline cranks. I was into that bike for well over a grand and keep in mind this was like 84'. This thread brings back a lot of memories. Is Hutch still even in business and does Oakley still make grips? Anyone remember the Oakley 3's (ugly grips with wings)
Modified by Long Duck Dong at 11:02 PM 3-29-2004
I dont really have anywhere to host pictures so heres my bike.....
Custom 21" FBM Night Train with Euro BB, Gyro Tabs and all .035 tubing.
FBM CB4KS with 990 mounts
FBM 9 degree bars
FBM Bottleneck stem
RNC Ti seat post clamp
Primo gripper seat
Primo V-monster tires front and back
Profile Mini front hub laced into Odyssey hazzard lite rim
Profile LHD Cassette rear hub with Ti axle laced into Odyssey Hazzard Lite rim with 9 Ti driver and right side inner laced
28 tooth FBM 6013 Sprocket
KMC drop buster chain
Thomson Elite seat post
Wellgo Sealed Magnesium pedals
Profile 175mm Euro BB cranks with Ti spindle
Dia Compe 990's front and rear
Dia compe Tech-77 Levers both sides
Dragonfly upper cable
SST lower cable
Odyssey Sealed Gyro
Cane Creek c4 Sealed Headset
Odyssey slic cabel for front brakes
FBM Bar Ends
DK Iron Cross Grips
Currently 2 FBM pegs, sometimes 4
Special, the frames was custom made to be longer than normal (20 3/4") with lighter tubing. The frame weighs in under 6 lbs and the complete bikes weighs in under 30lbs. Seat post was cut down also.
hey, I ride everything. street, parks, getting some trails up, learning a bit of flatland(can do steamrollers, whiplashes, short hang 5's etc.). I wish I could ride more street but theres not much to ride here in ft. collins. some good rails, 1 fullpipe, and a few curved walls but thats about it. our parks are really good though. the outdoor cement park has this really fun bowl that has a 10 ft. half capsule with pool coping, a 8ft 1/2 round bowl, up into a 5 ft square bowl with a spine into the street course. some good hips and an ok fun box too. also has a really mellow snake run beside the bowl. the indoor park has a 6 ft mini, a street spine into a really tight vert wall, a small fun box, and a micro mini with 3 ft sub box.
dragonfly tech frame
odysey hazard lites
some random pegs
dia comp 990 brake/tech 77 lever
whatever sh*tty tires I got for cheap, right now some kenda thingy and a dirt monster.
Modified by WOT at 4:55 AM 4-2-2004
Bmxboard for life... my ride
Not a mtn/road bike but she's def my custom bike:
raw wtp omen frame
ody dirt forks
primo pro stem
T1 med bars
macniel grip ring
volume bar ends
primo rod post
primo pentagon seat
solid hella lite cranks
primo pro pedals
36t tree sprocket
kmc 410h chain
primo slim clamp
primo [ro rear tire
primo dirtmonster front
frtwheel: red ody vanderolaced with marwi spokes to chrome rhino lite
rearwheel: red oddy compact cassette laced to a big city with marwi spokes
kink og pegs
When i have brakes on i run a gyro with evolvers, tech 77 lever, red housing and dual lowers with dragonfly top.
Modified by tq05 at 10:21 PM 4-1-2004
rad a bmx post!...man when i was younger bmx was my life, next thing i know i'm in college, working 2 jobs and im left with little or no time to ride, doesnt help when all your friends dont have the time either, im gonna spend more time on my bmx bike this year though, i have a standard STA (prob from 1998?) i dont even know what parts are on it, ill take a guess though-s&m slam bars, standard stem, sunn 48 spoked wheels, primo 3 piece cranks, snafu platform pedals (which suck), 990's, ok i dont even know what else anyway here are some old pics from probably 5-6years ago, good luck getting back into it!
lil wall ride
tabletop at my buddies house (pretty sweet setupo back then, well closest thing we had to a park)
x-up in my woods
*edit* damn sorry the pics are so big, anyone know how i can resize???
Modified by geoffp at 8:11 PM 4-3-2004
Modified by geoffp at 10:02 PM 4-12-2004
i forgot to mention that a few days ago i was thinking about an old bike i owned, i ordered an sta w/ custom geometry, and had it painted from the factory that blue camo color (like rob-o had) that bike kicked a$$, sold it after awhiel and some kid stripped it and painted it , it took like 4-5 months to even get that bike from standard, wish i never sold it
well i rode a few times this week, felt pretty good, just messed around-manuals, 180's, feeble grinds, lil bunnyhops etc....been working on tearing my dirt jumps down too...moving out soon and they need to go havent used them in years though
Quote, originally posted by ipredator » I used to be on Bmxboard all day long until I found vortex.
I would have an account on there but they haven't been accepting new registrations in forever. Also they don't allow Hotmail accounts for names, I don't know why and its all I have. I guess I won't be on there for awhile. Anyway, yesterday I went riding, It was a pretty good day for me. I've been trying to learn manuals since I've always wanted to do them. So yesterday I did my best one yet, around 150ft. May seem small to some people but I only normally get like 50-75ft. So I was pretty stoked.
Heres two pictures of our trails. The first pic is the old trails that aren't really used anymore or cared about, but in the summer they will be. The second one is the new trails. Nice big sets, diffrent runs, big gaps. The biggest gap is 32 feet.
sweet, I'll try and get pics of my new trails were getting up. we have a 6 pack of 10 footers and starting another line of maybe 15 footers with transfer possibilites. the dirt is terrible though, lots of roots and doesnt pack real nice. they are near a pond though, funny ass territorial geese that charge you, plus water for when the summer dries everything out.
we are also going to make a treeride, subbox and maybe a treehouse. we have a nice barbeque pit too, it rules. trails are awesome because your just chillin in the woods ridin your bike, so relaxing.
Quote, originally posted by Salvatiosix » Hey watson, Are those hooligans? Also, do you know a Mike Carni, or ever hear of rookie bmx?
Nope, they're Panamoka trails. I don't know of Mike Carni, I know of RookieBMX though. I used to talk to Will who made the site rookiebmx.com. But that was before I stopped, but since I started again, I'll probably talk to him.
Hey, I ride to. I have a Fly Diablo, odyssey race forks, cassette, seat post. Profile cranks, fit bars, kint 30t sprocket.. I'm pretty sure all you guys live in the states, but up in Canada we ride too Anywho our trails got plowed right before winter, the skatepark in our town is horrible, but there are a few really good ones within an hour. Oh I'm also on bmx board. can you guess my name?
GEEEZ ITS BEEN TOOOOOOO LONG
i havnt rode since 98.....
and im thinking about getting back.. but not to BMX
i used to ride for Simple shoes WAY back in 96... are they still around even?
im thinking about getting back into street but with the bigger bikes...
i dunno.. just an asperation..
good to see there are alot of die-hards still out there.
i used to run down at egg harbor in jersey..
and tioga in pa rode along side robbie ( i think you know who ) a few times down those trails..
good luck... im sure youll do fine only after 9 months... geez im getting back into it after what... almost 7 years...
Chris, you should definally get back into it. Its been pretty fun, I forgot what I missed out on so much. I've never heard of Simple shoes before, but I searched and found their website, Simpleshoes.com.