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#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




#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! 

 

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#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
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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

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#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

 

 

 

 

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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. : )

 

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#550010 OLD SCHOOL CRUISERS 24" & 26" (1970 - 1989)

Posted by Cycle24-7 on 13 December 2016 - 01:10 AM

1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26"

 

One of the more rare KOS cruisers I have come across. This bike is almost all original, as if from the bike shop. OG blue anno makes this one special. Almost all Mongoose stamped parts add up to a great looking and riding cruiser. One of my favorite to ride...

 

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1980 Mongoose Kos frame and fork all OG finish

with most stickers OG. Except for headtube and down tube decals are probably repops

Mongoose Gold Stem og

Mongoose Stainless Cruiser Bars og

Mongoose seat post and seatclamp og

Mongoose og padset

 

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Oakley 2 grips

Sumo 26x1.75 rims with Suzue hubs

Schwinn cruiser 26x2.125" front tire

IRC Racer-X 26X1.75 Comp 2 tread

Takagi Chromo crank 175mm

KKT Rat traps

Cinelli Unicantor leather seat

MX1000 Brakes with Honda brake lever boots

 

 

 

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#547540 My first Matthews

Posted by nycet3 on 28 April 2016 - 11:48 PM

I'm an okay guy, but not this good.
I have been gifted two crazy bikes of late. First was Larock's sick 1976 Peddlepower. Now a muscle bike buddy of mine who came across this gave it to me. I don't have it in hand yet.

1975 Matthews MS-1. I think it's complete except for the tires and rear wheel.

I'm going to take my time trying to unearth the original finish. Will clean it up. Find the right wheel and tires.
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#546951 Webco BMX History

Posted by robertlee on 04 March 2016 - 03:09 AM

Heres my 75-76 Webco I restored. Mostly original, 2nd owner, undrilled brake bridge. Professionally painted and color matched from inside the bb. Citric acid bath on the chrome parts cleaned up beautifully. All ash parts were stripped and re coated with the original manganese phosphate finish.

 

 

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#546918 Man Down! If you think you are having a bad day... read this

Posted by Jkraig on 02 March 2016 - 07:00 PM

Thank you all. I'm still chugging along!!  :rockout:




#545899 OLD SCHOOL CRUISERS (1987 and earlier)

Posted by getset on 18 December 2015 - 04:26 AM

1980 DG Vulcan 26 Cruiser

 

 

2015 was a good year for me and a big part of that is because I finished this bike and have been riding it a bunch this year.  I bought this frame about 3 years ago on ebay, so it's taken me at least 3 years to finish.  I bought a complete Cycle Pro 26 cruiser to steal the fork, headset, seat clamp and probably a few other parts.  When I finally found the perfect wheels for it I was set.  I have it pictured here exactly like I've been riding it.  I probably will update the seat and handlebars at some point, but I'm pretty stoked with how it looks now.  I never thought I'd find a DG Vulcan come up for sale, so I get a big smile every time I get it out for a ride.

 

 

Frame:  DG Vulcan, has been repainted with reproduction decals (head badge is OG)

Fork:  Cycle Pro

Stem:  Cycle Pro

Wheels:  Araya 26 w/Sunshine sealed hubs and blue nipples

Tires:  Chang Shin

Cranks:  Takagi 180

Chain Wheel:  Tuf Neck 42T

Freewheel:  Suntour 18T

Chain:  Bell

Pedals:  Shimano DX

Seat:  Kashimax Aero

Seat Clamp:  Cycle Pro

Headset:  Tange

Grips:  Ame reproduction

Bars:  Unknown reproduction cruiser

Seat Post:  Fluted reproduction

Pads:  DG frame and bars, Rad Pad stem pad

 

 

 

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#545864 OLD SCHOOL 20" and Under OPEN 80's class (1980 through 1987)

Posted by Troy Dunsmore on 16 December 2015 - 04:50 PM

My 2nd entry 1983 Torker L.P.

Ive always loved Torkers and was very happy to finally get my hands on a clean frameset.I built her with a mix of NOS,original finish and new parts.Thanks for looking!

 

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NOS Tange MX-3 headset

NOS SST Dirt skirt

NOS Tuf-Neck Pro stem

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Dia-Compe Tech 3 lever-og finish

Dia-Compe brake cable(dated 83)

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NOS Sugino Maxy Cross 170mm cranks

NOS Sugino chainring bolts and dust caps

NOS Tuf-Neck 46t chainring

Diamondback MKS Pedals-og finish

Shimano DX seatpost-reproduction decals

DK seatpost clamp-og finish

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#545804 SURVIVOR BMX BIKES (1995 & Earlier)

Posted by yardsale2 on 10 December 2015 - 02:21 PM

------------------ 1980 Race Inc. RA-7 ------------------
The bike is untouched from 1st owner, And found at an estate sale this past summer. Seen the listing, and "it was on". The only this I have done to this bike is add the frame savers,that's it.Rides like a dream.

Frame-1980 Race Inc RA-7
Forks- Race Inc center line
Stem- Nitto Dura MX-2
Head Set- Tange MX
Bars- Race Inc.
Pads- black Cali lite and zap stem pads
Grips- Oakley 3
Seat- Mongoose padded
Post- Race Inc.
Clamp- Tuf-Neck
Cranks- Sugnio 175mm Diamond back
Bottom Bracket- sugnio
Pedal- Suntour 9/16
Rims- Gold Araya 7c's
Hubs- Gold 1st gen sealed Sunshines
Tires- Fat/Skinny - Front IRC Racer Z-1, Rear yellow label comp.
Calipers- Gold Rear Dc 1000, Front DC 900 both dated 80
Pads- DC
Levers- Gold DC pre bent
Cables- Schwinn 07-79

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#543160 Kind Of Blue... my Miles x PK mashup

Posted by S.Brothers on 22 May 2015 - 05:03 AM

Been pretty preoccupied with Nepal stuff lately. As most of you know... Nepal was my long time home, and I still have people there.  It's been rough.  We trod on though...   Been meaning to get to this... I'm into PK Rippers, and I'm WAY into blue bikes.  This is my tribute to both.  Thanks to my homey and neighbor, Shane for helping me manage bikes and photos. I do believe this is all the shades of blue in whichearly PK Rippers ever came. A couple of these colors are pretty rare. In order to get the full effect... please play the video at good volume... let it all soak in slowly.  Don't rush it.    PK_Trifecta_Blue_LongBeach.jpg   David_Moreno.jpg     PK_Ripper_Kind_of_Blue_DowntubeDetail_ano_front.jpg       [PK_Ripper_kind_of_Blue_rear_Detail.jpg PK_Ripper_kindofblue_DT_detail.jpg   Kazuaki_Tanahashi_Miracles_Of_Each_Moment.gif   PK_Ripper_trifecta_Ano_Front.jpg   Tobias_Tovera_Ravine.png PK_Ripper_Kind_of_Blue_Trifecta.jpg   PK_Ripper_Trifecta_candyBlue_front_DT_detail.jpg   Koen_Lybaert_Amamazon))1_2014.jpg   PK_DownTube_Trifecta_CandyBlue_front.jpg   Blue_Torus_field.jpg


#549366 Rick Twomey has left us Oct 1, 2016

Posted by Red Baron on 04 October 2016 - 05:02 AM

Those of us who raced in those early days of BMX are considered 'pioneers'.

 

Most just participated and hopefully you look back and realized you were part of something great.

 

But there are a choice few who participated as innovators on many levels. Rick was one of those who gave his heart and soul and 'Pioneered' many things in the sport of BMX.

 

Hopefully he will rest in peace knowing he left a positive mark on our little corner of the world.

 

Thanks for all you did Mr. Twomey.




#547298 1976 Sun Cycle / ABS Black Diamond

Posted by sodbuster on 03 April 2016 - 12:30 AM

Well now! I’ve got to tell you right off the top it’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a crack at a survivor like this. I feel real good every time I look at it. I can’t help but think that I most likely saved it from a fate worse than death. The simple fact it could have wound up in the wrong hands and “parted out” was a huge driving force. This bike needed to be preserved plain and simple. So put this one in the win column kids. My job now is to see what the timeline is on these frames is along with variations and transitions in design and marketing.

ABS introduced its Ashtabula line of BMX parts very early in 1975. When first launched it was a full line of accessories to modify and upgrade the Schwinn stingray and its many imitators for the dirt. It included not only the familiar forks cranks and stems but also handlebars kickstands fenders pedals and wheel sets. ABS industries spread the manufacturing out among its subsidiaries. Cecor inc. in Butler Indiana made the pedals and the kickstands. Elrae pressed metals in Buffalo New York made the steel fenders. Ashtabula forge in Ashtabula Ohio made the forks cranks and stems. Sun cycle in Bradenton Florida provided the handlebars and wheel sets.
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By midyear of 1975 they were advertising development of a frame as well. Word of the frame first appeared around April ‘75 in Bicycle motocross news and bicycle industry trade papers of the time. This first example of the frame produced by ABS subsidiary Sun Cycle looked a little lacking in engineering and design but from day one the ABS frame was dubbed the Black Diamond.
It must not have made production because an example of the frame has yet to surface and no pictures of a completed bike have yet to be found in any historical record. Only pictures of the frame itself.
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Note the lack of gussets in the frames first ad.
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But there still may yet be hope. One frame it seems was given away to the winner of a BMX race sponsored by Sun Cycle / ABS held in Florida around this same time.
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This was Sun Cycle’s first attempt at a BMX frame. Much like LRV the meat and potatoes of Sun Cycle had been adult size basket tricycles for seniors. Within two months the design of the frame was completely changed. I refer to this miss step frame as the first generation.


The July ’75 issue of Bicycle Motocross news contained a new product blurb about the next Black Diamond frame. Interestingly enough just one month earlier in the June issue a Bike Brokers inc. advertisement featured the same Black Diamond frame with a picture of a complete bike. The bike in that ad looks to be set up with the Ashtabula line of parts. Take away the front fender from the bike in the ad and that is essentially what my bike looks like. I refer to this frame style as the second generation frame.
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I’ll also take a stab and say it’s the first Sun Cycle / ABS BMX frame to make production. Going by what information I have been able to gather this version of the Black Diamond frame was produced from mid 1975 well into of Sun Cycle’s 1976 production year. The frame was set for yet another redesign before the year 1976 was out. That design being the one most familiar to collectors. With its added gusset where the top tube meets the seat tube. Along with the completely revamped front gusset. I refer to it as the third generation frame.
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*Warning the following is only theory and is the sole opinion of Sodbuster Labs.*
In researching these frames and looking into how serial numbers run I have read about them having date codes located on the outside of the left dropout. [Date coding? What a totally Ashtabula thing to do!] I have also seen a picture of the same as example. My black Diamond frame does not have this date coding on the dropout. Instead there is a four digit serial number stamped into the underside of the bottom bracket. It could potentially be interpreted a couple of ways. First it could just fall in its place in the number sequence. Or second; the first digit is the month the second digit is the last number for the production year. Third fourth and so on represents number in production for the month. So my frame it either (as example only not real numbers) # 2685 being the two thousand six hundred and eighty fifth one produced. Or the eighty fifth frame produced in February of 1976.
*This concludes the blatant theory portion of our program.*


This makes nailing it down this way tricky. So I also looked to the Ashtabula forged parts that are stock to the bike to give me further clues. Going into this here is what I already knew. I knew I could date the forged parts and I knew the “Ashtabula stamped” versions of these parts were introduced for 1976.

The cranks and “goose neck” stem are the stamped versions. The date codes on both of these parts indicated they were manufactured in the first two months of 1976. The fork on the other hand is not stamped and has the Ashtabula logo stickers on the fork blades. The fork has no date code stamping on the inside of one of the fork blades. It is not out of the ordinary for this style of date coding to be absent from early production year forks as the complete date code was stamped in later and not during the forging process The fork does have the year code embossed in the forging process on the inside of one of the blades near the drop out. It clearly reads '76.
So this brings me to the conclusion that my Sun Cycle / ABS Black Diamond is an early 1976 production model. It also means that going by the real four digit serial number that neither aspect of my earlier blatant theory can be proved or disproved and is still at impasse.

Variations:

In my research on this series of frames I tried to keep my eyes open for variations or additions to the design. I did find one variation of the second generation frame in the historical record. But the information indicates this 2nd gen variation was not sold as a Sun Cycle or an Ashtabula frame. The variation is the addition of a gusset inside the front triangle where the top tube meets the seat tube. The frame is shown built and being sold as a complete bike. The new product blurb in the January 1977 issue of Bicycle motocross news shows “The Shadow professional MX bicycle.” From Shadow distributing of Xenia Ohio.
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With no further adue;
1976 Sun Cycle / ABS Black Diamond.

Frame: Sun Cycle /ABS Black Diamond.
Fork: Ashtabula BMX. Heat treated
Head set: Wald.
Stem: Ashtabula BMX. Stamped heat treated.
Bars: Sun Cycle BMX.
Grips: 7/8 maker unknown.
Seat post: Sun Cycle.
Seat post clamp: Sun Cycle.
Seat: Messinger diamond pleated BMX.
Cranks: Ashtabula BMX. Stamped 7 ½ inch heat treated.
Sprocket: ABS. Mag style.
Bottom bracket set. Wald.
Pedals: Union rat trap.
Rims: Femco, steel and chrome.
Hubs: Shimano MX front. Shimano “Coaster Brake” branded rear, In black.
Spokes: steel .105 gauge.
Tires: Nankang B-028-33 20x2.125.

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