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


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


Hi,
The 5" headtube is a dead giveaway. :-)

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Thinking about it now, we had some pretty cool bikes in my town back in the day, so that would be tough. I thought my Thruster VP with Landing Gear was the coolest, but I remember when my friend David Ritchie bought a black Thruster Tri-Power with gold parts, and that was bad ass. Me, David and two other buddies started racing for a bike shop and had Jag Team 20's that we each tricked out, so those were probably the coolest at that point.

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All my buddies had cool bikes.
We had a GJS, Proline, Quicksilver Teams, and my PK and Supergoose.
We all worked for them though. Some of them are still around to this day. I still have to find another PK from my hometown.
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Hey abozny, sure that's not a microline Lou had?


Hi,
The 5" headtube is a dead giveaway. :-)



that's what I get for looking on an iphone.

and what a nice proline it is.

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Growing up where I did in the San Fernando Valley,(Sylmar/San Fernando) it was was always a guy named Chris Herting. Chris worked for Jim Emerson of Pedalers West since he was in jr. high school. Jim always made sure that Chris got the newest of the new.I distinctively remember a yellow Redline Proline that Chris had back around 1976/1977. It was supposedly a PROTOTYPE frameset.It was longer than the normal Prolines which were sold by Redline around the same time frame.All the dimensions with the exception of the top tube and down tube were the same,both being stretched to accomodate Chris's 6'5 frame.If I remember right, the bars were also a taller set, around 9-10 inch rise on them.
Over the years, Chris had numerous KILLER bikes. Gary Littlejohns,Champions,Redlines and 1 specific Moosegoose that was built with a set of Champion Forks on it.I owned that Moose from around mid 81 til 83 when I sold it just before I went in the Air Force.

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Rolly Leonard raced for PRE BMX in Issaquh. He was the first guy in our neighborhood to have a bike built for the track. A few years ago, I built this bike to replicate the one he rode:

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I'm not one to boast - there were allot of nice rides around my way ...... But that said - this is an exact part for part replica of what I owned in early 84 - so you can only imagine if I had this what else there was cruisin' our hood
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We had turbos, tri powers, ghps , a hyper, hutches, Cooks, a gussested Robby etc .... There was allot of diversity in our little corner of the world.
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Thats what I mean too. I was from a small town (less than 10 thousand people) and we had everything there. Mongoose Pro Class, Hutch of all types, Kuwies, DB's, Cooks, Redlines, GT's, Jags, Torkers, you name it. It was a wicked time to be alive.

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Jay Smith's Yamaha Moto Bike was the coolest thing around until my Mongoose arrived in the summer of '76. :whistling:

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

What do you mean HAD I still have it will post pics in a few days, found this when I searched my name.



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Wow...cool old post.  I guess I must have missed it.

 

For me, it would be Jeff Cardas.  He was the first guy I knew to have a PK ripper.  That thing was awesome with the floval tubes and those huge Landing Gear forks.  It made me want one from day one.  I never got one until 2009...ha



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

What do you mean HAD I still have it will post pics in a few days, found this when I searched my name.

 

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so cool. glad you found the thread



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so cool. glad you found the thread

Yes very cool hardly remember these pictures, 2marro will post better pictures.



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Mike Hardaway. First Webco, Peddlepower Torker etc.

But unlike a lot of kids with cool bikes, he could also ride.

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Mike Hardaway. First Webco, Peddlepower Torker etc.

But unlike a lot of kids with cool bikes, he could also ride.

I raced just not with a team think that is what he mean. Advanced trickery ask if I would join the team said no. Just sayin. Think the poster of this was named Allen.



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back when i was a wee lad i had a kid who rocked the gnarliest mongoose at the time. low key my hero



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Well here are the pictures newer seat,pedals,tires, like I said googled myself found these pictures I never seen before thanks for the flash back.
 
 
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