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Who was the kid with the coolest bike in your neighborhood?


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Remember the kid who had the coolest bike in your neighborhood? You know, the bike every kid drooled over? The one you would do anything just to take it on a spin around the block?

Lou Holis had the baddest bike in our neighborhood. A 79 Redline Proline. I remember the bike to this day. Red Bullsey hubs. Everything alternating Gold/Red. Kingsbury pedals. SR Stem. It was sweet.

Lou was spoiled. His dad was always tuning his bike up and making it run right. He never let any of the other kids near it. Lou never even raced it.

What about you guys? What was the cool bike in your neighborhood?

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That would be me but I worked for all my parts at a bike shop when I was 12.

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There were a ton of killer bikes in my town. Most guys seemed to have badass bikes. Wish I knew what happened to them all....

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My buddy Dan's older brother Tom raced at Bensalem BMX BITD. He raced a fully decked Hutch Expert Racer (or maybe a Junior? - He was about 9 or 10 at the time I guess). I remember he cracked his first frame and sent it back to Hutch and they sent him a new one.

Now, the first one I guess was custom finished. It was smoked chrome (that's why I think it could have been a Junior racer or some earlier model before the Expert Racer). I remember being somewhat disappointed when he got the replacement frame and it was show chrome with the standard cascading Hutch headtube decal vs. the "shooting star" version.

Dan said he has pics of it somewhere (I'm not sure which one, but I'm seriously hoping the smoked chrome one). I'll have to remind him again to see if he can dig them up.

Edit: I'm 99.99999999% sure the first one was not a Leary Turbo (unless someone restickered the Turbo with Hutch decals). I had never heard of Hutch until the first time I saw Tom's bike. It must have been 81 or 82.

That was, and still is, the coolest BMX bike I've EVER seen.

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A guy in my small town had a bitchen red FMF with alloys, freewheel, hand brake, V bars, and double stem, Oakley ones.

Probably 1979? He did not race but his Dad into Motorcycle motorcross bought him that thing.

Everybody else was still riding Western Flyers (me) and or huffy monoshocks with coasters.

Other notables that popped up later, a DG 20 and CBR with a CBR slanline stem/bars.

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I spent the night at friend of mines house, he was also a teammate of mine. Well the next day his friend came over to show off his new bike. Brand new ti plated JAD frame and forks cranks the works! He also had the new at the time tioga comp 3 natural gum tires. After we ogled over his bike for a bit we decided to set up an old school oval track between two neighboring driveways with a small jump on each straight. I called dibs on racing the JAD! Well the 3 of us raced for like an hour straight, and I never got off that bike. When we finally finished I gave the bike back and told him it was super fun to ride. A second later he like "My tires! WTF?" Well we had been riding in an oval on concrete for about an hour only turning left, I wore the left sides of his brand new comp 3s right off! Lesson learned, gum tires are super soft .Good times lol.

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In my case that would be Geoff Rutherfurd's custom RRS. I went to school with a few of the guys that were on the RRS team, but Geoff's bike was just the coolest, even back then. Still just as cool now. Wonder what happened to it?

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There were a pair of brothers in my 'hood who had red and blue Redline Prolines that were totally PIMP. One frame was red, one was blue and there parts were red and blue, sort of negatives of each other (red one had blue tires, red rims, blue spokes and red hubs, blue frame had the exact opposite colors) Singly they were DOPE bikes, but ridden together they were over the top. They were kinda loaded $$$ and twice in high school I had to repair bullet holes in their dads cars, a Benz and a Jaguar. (yes I grew up where Mob Wives is shot)
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Dave Shequin lived behind me. I'll never forget the day in 1978 (I was 8) when he rode his brand new Mongoose Motomag past my house. I had never seen rims like that. It was blue and awesome, and pretty much started my love for the Goose. Funny, I don't have a blue one!?!

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I was lucky to be that guy BITD. I have a great mom who worked 2 jobs to support me and I did little jobs to save also. Here is an almost exact replica of my BITD Profile-just doen't have blue/green skinny COMP 3's...I still need 1.

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The GT Pro Bars, DK stem, 2nd Generation Profile cranks, bottom bracket, chainring, Gold Sugino CR bolts, XC 2's are my original parts from that bike.
OG chrome and sticker f/f set
NOS chrome 7L hoops
Mint SUNSHINE sealed hubs polished outers/Black center
NOS Kasi with allen guts (I hated these allen guts BITD)
Real deal Profile layback
Gold DC hinged clamp
Alternating MX 1000 in Chrome and black with early Mathauser finned pads
Chrome Tech 3's
NOS Profile Pads
MX-3 HS
Suntour HS lock
B1B's

It just feels like home and I was one lucky kid. :OSThumbsUpPeace[1]:

Edited by 2blader, 09 February 2012 - 11:06 PM.


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Hey abozny, sure that's not a microline Lou had?

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I think I had the first "real" bmx bike in my neighborhood. Got it brand new for Christmas, 1979.
Parts were as follows:

Redline mxii f/f in black
Black tuff IIs
Ntkk snake bellies
Redline super proline stem (silver)
Gold fluted bars and seat post
Gold excaliber seat clamp
Yellow kashimax seat
Candy gold sugino 175 mm opc
Gold addicks spider
Gold sugino 44 chain ring and bolts
Black kkt rat traps
Black did chain
Black Oakley II grips
Full redline proline pad set

Best material gift I have ever and will ever receive.
Sure would love to find it. Might have to join Facebook.

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Rod Ryder was the kid in our neighborhood that had the best bike. His bike was a red FMF Frame, Chrome FMF Fork, Silver Anodized 7B's, Red Flanged Cook Bros. Hubs, Red, Comp II Tires, Silver Sugino Mighty Tour Cranks, Red Rat Trap Pedals, FMF Seat Post, Schwinn Clamp, Black Leather Road Saddle, Red Tuf Neck Silver Fluted Bars, Oakley Grips and Dia Compe Caliper Brake. I can still remember that bike vividly!
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Thats the best Bmx or Pornstar name in the world...

Rod Ryder was the kid in our neighborhood that had the best bike.



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The kid with the bike in our hood in Dallas was named Hunter Pinnell. He had a pearl blue Raleigh with 7Bs and Super Mighty cranks. My dad bought me a Yamaha which I hated because it was so heavy. I bitched and was soon gotten a customized Suzuki. After that I started racing and realized what a real race bike was and from then on I had the dopest bikes in my hood or anywhere else for that matter.

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Thats the best Bmx or Pornstar name in the world...


Rod Ryder was the kid in our neighborhood that had the best bike.


Funny! Never thought about that!
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Thats the best Bmx or Pornstar name in the world...


Rod Ryder was the kid in our neighborhood that had the best bike.


Actually, on the contrary. I wouldn't want to be know as "the Rod Ryder" Posted Image

It may sound cool for a min until the Jokes start coming in and last throughout your adulthood life.




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My buddy that lived down the street from me got a new bike just about every year, I can't remember the first few BMX bikes he had, but he had a Supergoose when he was 12, a Proline when he was 13, and the last bike he got when he was 14 or 15 was a PK Ripper. His dad worked at McDonald Douglas, they weren't rich, but they weren't hurting for money either.

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My bad, the best gay male pornstar name

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Bryan Nolte had a brand new Hutch Pro Racer. I remember the day he got it and was coming up the street to my house on it. Cool as hell. Custom built by our local bike shop for him.
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