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#552452 SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1996 & Earlier)

Posted by heyslugger on 09 December 2017 - 09:01 PM

1979 SE Racing PK RIPPER Anodized with Round Top Tube.


100% as found from the original owner. 

Parts of note include:

  • Skinny/Fat Comp II tan wall Big Block/Little Block tread
  • Chromoly Race inc bars
  • DG Forks
  • 2 part PK Ripper decal on the down tube

#537811 now you can "like" posts, just like facebook

Posted by S.Brothers on 04 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

Yep... everybody likes to like shit... so now you can like shit here too


I hate what Facebook has done to the on line BMX experience... but since everybody else seems to really dig it, I am trying to incorporate some of the things that people seem to utilize there.


I resisted for a long time because I figured if you can just click the "like" button, you will post even less than you do now... but at this point, I don't think it matters.



If you can't beat 'em ... join 'em

#553372 GJS finally finished

Posted by S.Brothers on 29 March 2018 - 12:13 AM

Been sitting on this project for 8 or 9 years.


Finally got those center pulls put on there... never had all the necessary bits, and didn't even know enough to know that. At last I got it dialed with the help of experts. 


GJS Frame pre-serial which puts it at 79 probably

Powerlite forks (this frame pre-dates release of GJS forks)

Shimano Dura Ace Cranks

Shimano 44t chainring 

Sedis chain

Rat trap pedals

Shimana Dura Ace Hubs

Araya 7B's

Black Wall Comp II rear

Aggressor Front

Diacompe two bolt seat clamp

Kashimax MX seeat

fluted post

Race Inc chromoly bars

Oakley 1's

Torker stem


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#552479 OLD SCHOOL CRUISERS 24" & 26" (1970 - 1989)

Posted by Bigmike555 on 11 December 2017 - 04:34 AM

1974 24” redline squareback


I have had this bike for 37+ years it’s in its original condition with the parts it would have had when linn kastan first built it . I raced it in 79-80 Fitted in 80s race attire . Now back to its original look.


This is a thread other members created about the significance of this bike.  Thanks for your input!  It's called: "Found - The Humble Grail, Redline Squareback Cruiser from 1975"



Rick Twomey photo of what we believe may well be this exact frame:



Bob Phillips & Thom Lund:













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#549430 The Hardest bike build. For you Rick Twomey

Posted by reilley1 on 10 October 2016 - 10:32 PM

The most difficult built ever.
I got this Webco frame directly from the man himself 
Rick Twomey a few weeks ago. Been meaning to build it but it just didn't flow so I kept putting it off as "almost built."
With the passing of our friend, the bike took a new urgency and I started from scratch. I spray bombed over the "not" original green to honor Rick' s original colors, found some 28 hole heavy duty spoke steel wheels with a Bendix 70 hub to fit the "mini-pro" label, broke open a bag of 70s Viking number plates and used some 70s era American Pro grips.
Put on the black mild steel fork that has been sitting in my pile for a few years (courtesy of 
Warren Eales) and put on some NOS decals that came from Pee Jay Johnson (thanks Australia!.)
The finishing and ever so cool detail was an apt branded Takahashi saddle.
Finished, took pictures and smiled a sad smile at missing my friend and family member. 
I hope you like it Rick! 














#537817 now you can "like" posts, just like facebook

Posted by S.Brothers on 04 November 2014 - 09:36 PM

ok... I think all registered and logged in users should have the ability now.  Please confirm.  Or like. :wink:

#549888 snapshot in bike room...

Posted by A_Falcs27 on 03 December 2016 - 01:39 PM

My man cave







#554666 Saturday with the Utterbacks - Deep Dive Into the GJS Reality

Posted by S.Brothers on 11 November 2018 - 05:26 PM



This weekend Jeff and his wife Anna Utterback came to Long Beach for a visit.  They visited some significant spots in the city from Jeff's personal history with SE / GJS etc.


Then they came over to my place and hung out for a few hours and it was a great time.  My neighbor Shane was over here, some of you know him and we tag team assailed Jeff with so many questions and seeking clarification on various points of BMX / SE / GJS / Long Beach history.


He and Anna were very patient.  You know how we collectors are... sometimes our scrutiny of old bmx details gets to arguably absurd levels.  So... it is very gracious of Jeff to entertain our questions and of course Anna for patiently enduring the tedious quest for details we subjected them to. :)





#552956 A cool pic on a sad day

Posted by reilley1 on 18 January 2018 - 12:45 AM

This was taken at Rick Twomey's memorial.

Wayne King sporting a t-shirt with a drawing Thom riding the mono he built.

Thom Lund, the rider who made that mono famous.

And myself. Part owner (along with Bob "Oz" Osborn) of said mono.

A sad day but a day Rick would have loved surrounded by many of his friends.


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#550269 then it hit me... I collect anodized SE Racing products

Posted by S.Brothers on 09 January 2017 - 02:27 AM

I never set out with the motivation to collect original finish anodized SE Racing frames... but it turned out that way.


Most of you have seen the blue PK, and I debuted the gold PK a couple weeks back briefly... and yes, I got the Floval from Robert last year to complete this trefecta of pretty rare anodized pieces.


It was a beautiful January day here in Long Beach, so Shane and I got out on the bluff for some bike pics.  I'm rusty... got them all blown out with back lighting off the water and sky. You get the idea though.


By the way, this is all literally across the street from Scot's long time residence on Ocean Blvd.  This is Bluff Park, and this is how we do it. :break:

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#545808 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by Bob Sieber on 11 December 2015 - 04:04 AM

This bike is a tribute to the one I campaigned for Mira Mesa Schwinn in 1977-78. In the 77 season I was 16-17 Novice, and we mostly raced in San Diego, travelling often to LA as well as Arizona. I became pretty dominant in my class and ended that year with the #62 plate in BMXA, and the 10S plate in NBA.

My novice career ended with a 1st place victory at The Southern California Cup Championship at Rancho San Diego. A terrible start had me last out of the gate but I passed the entire field for the win.

The frame eventually broke and was replaced with an SX-1000.

Frame - 1977 DG Racer - Beautifully chromed, repop stickers
Forks - 1977 Redline - Nickel chro-mo, spraybomb white, repop stickers
Neck: Redline Double Clamp
Bars - Gen 1 Redline - OG nickel, cut 1"
Grips - Oury
Cranks - Sugino Maxy
Chain Ring - Sugino, new blue
Pedals - Helix Reedy's, new blue
Wheels - Weinmann 7B's, front is NOS, rear is new blue
Hubs - Gen 1 Phil Wood
Front Tire - NOS Carlisle Aggressor MX
Rear Tire - NOS Schwinn Tractor
Seat - Messinger
Post - Fluted aluminum, new blue
Brake Lever - NOS Shimano
Calipers - Weinmann
Brake Pads - Matthauser (not era correct, but correct pads enroute)
Freewheel - 16t Shimano
Plate - NOS Preston Petty
Valve Stem Caps - Chrome
Pads - Blue (Frame is Rad Pad)
Chain - Chrome

The props include my 3rd place trophy from The Muscular Dystrophy Benefit race at Las Palmas, my daughter in an OG Mira Mesa Schwinn jersey, a BMX Action Magazine featuring Encinas on the color coordinated cover, and a repop DG helmet. The JOFA is NOS.

I realize this isn't a survivor type build, but I'm going to stick it on here anyway....I didn't start doing this until about a year ago, so I'm really late to the vintage bike party. Thanks to everyone who helped with parts and advice. It turned out nice.
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New brakes installed....nice and era correct

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#543864 The OM, Scot Breithaupt has died...

Posted by Jeff U on 07 July 2015 - 02:36 AM

I lost my big brother...


Love you Scot.

#543853 The OM, Scot Breithaupt has died...

Posted by oldschoolbmx on 06 July 2015 - 09:37 PM

The many faces of Scot "The O.M." Breithaupt. We are here, in a big part, because of him.   


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#541096 why all the hate for Repop from the guys that made it originally

Posted by reilley1 on 12 February 2015 - 09:58 PM

THE MUSEUM IS OVER THERE----------------------------------->



#539130 OLD SCHOOL BMX 20 inch (1979 and earlier)

Posted by blikum on 10 December 2014 - 02:23 PM

1978 Gary Turner


All finishes are original, all parts are OG except for the repro fork decal.




78 Gary Turner frame

Speedo fork

1st gen. Araya 7b's

Sunshine loose ball hubs dated 78

Shimano freewheel

1.75 Red dot on rear

2.125 Carlisle Aggressor front

HKK Smoker chain

Dura Ace cranks date code 77

Shimano drilled chainring

Demco Futura pedals

Shimano Tourney caliper

Shimano brake cable

Team Products brake lever

Kool stop 1st gen brake pads

Xcaliber seat clamp

Unicanitor racing seat

Generic fluted post

Oakley II Grips

Franken headset: MX2 / Cycle Pro

Race Inc. or Tuf Neck alloy bars

Blue vinyl Rad Pads

Alloy calve caps

Preston Petty number plate





















I also have the Rad Pad stem pad, I removed it so as to show the Tuf Neck better. But here's a pic for the OCD people. Like me. : )








#554472 British Invasion

Posted by turdburd on 03 October 2018 - 11:19 PM

Some pictures of Brian Curtis' work.

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#553137 anyone have pics from tim cook's collection ?

Posted by TIM on 19 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

I'm not dead, ya know.

#552843 Congratulations to the 1974 Redline Squareback Cruiser - the 2017 Bike Of The...

Posted by S.Brothers on 02 January 2018 - 04:38 AM



Well... in a year of remarkable bikes, a truly remarkable bike has won the title for 2017 Bike Of the Year


Congratulations to Mike Sandoval for his 1974 Redline Cruiser, it is an important bike and a certainly worthy of the title.





#552612 OLD SCHOOL 20" 80's class (80 - 89)

Posted by Just..Me..Chillin' on 18 December 2017 - 10:48 PM

1980 JMC racing Standard Long 



1980 JMC st'd long original finish dt decals - ht og replacement (large airfoil dt)
1980 JMC streamline fork original to the frame - original finish 
Tange MX-2 hs w/innertube sleeve cover


Pro Neck stem "Bulldog stamp" circa 1980 
homemade stem stiffener (os mod)



1st gen Robinson Pro circa 1980 (rare)
Dia Compe mx101 lever w/80s Honda lever cover (it may be a re-issue)



Oakley 2 grips 
Generic old vinyls w/Bulldog logo stem pad



Kashimax Super leather
Generic chromo Japanese seatpost
Cook Brother clamp (og)



Dia Compe 1020 and cable and guides - all stamped or labeled 1980
Scot Mattheuser curved brake pads



Cycle Pro Snakebelly rear (1.75)
Ukai box shiney side
Asahi spokes and nips
Shimano Dura Ace high flange hubs




Mitsuboshi Competition II front (yellow label 2.125)



1st gen Redline Flight cranks 175 and Flight gear (og bb hardware)
KKT Rat traps w/MCP pedal cleat add ons
D.I.D. nickel plated
Suntour 16t






the end.

#552568 I got schooled. Webco Mag / Bendix 76 hub rebuild with Sodbuster

Posted by S.Brothers on 17 December 2017 - 02:37 AM

So I'm helping a friend get his Webco Replica together.  Cool survivor piece and he has webco mags that I guess came from the seller disassembled.  


I, in all these years in the hobby, have actually never had a coaster brake bike and was pretty intimidated by the plastic bag full of gunky, grease caked bits and pieces.  I thought it may have actually had some damage, but then I pulled up the Bendix 76 diagram on line and noticed that what I thought might be fragments were actually as it should be.  Still... that was a lot of pieces and I didn't want to screw it up.




Well, fortuitously, Brian (Sodbuster) hit me up about another matter last week and one of the first things I told him was, "I was JUST thinking about you".  :Power.Grin:


So I explained my dilemma, and he assured me that even if I was missing anything, he could probably get me back on track.


Today I went over to Huntington Beach and Sodbuster Labs, to sit at the feet of the Master and learn a thing or two about 70's vintage, pre-freewheel technology.




I know most of you are already on top of this, but I really enjoyed having Sodbuster show me the ropes.  We had these wheels together real quick, but not before he explained the technology to me and showed me what everything does.  The engineering on this stuff actually amazes me... so brilliant, the internal brake shoes inside the hub, the way they activate.  And now I know... smooth to smooth,  Bendix 76 heads will know what I mean.  Or they should at least.  But yeah, Brian explained the internal workings to me.  








 Bendix 16 tooth cog



Bendix to freewheel conversion kits... just for educational purposes.



Vivian (Mrs. Sodbuster) plied me with holiday ginger snaps, and Spike the 18 year old cat joined Brian and I in the bike room as we discussed the ins and outs of the local collector show scene since the BMXsociety shows are gone. Interesting indeed.  




Good bikes, good friends, good times.  Life takes a toll on me sometimes these days... but days like today lift my spirits and remind me why Southern California is the good life. 



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