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2017 Happy Bike Meeting, Tokyo, Japan

05 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

So I went to an old school bike meet in Tokyo a couple of Sundays ago. It's an annual event which started seven years ago, just after I arrived in Japan. I've therefore been lucky enough to go to all seven! Here's a selection of pics from this year's meet for your viewing pleasure!

Interesting Addicks mod!

31 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Went to an old school bmx meet in Tokyo on Sunday and spotted a sweet-looking Redline with an interesting use of an Addicks seat post clamp. I'd never seen this mod before, so thought I'd share it on here:-

Early Free Agent build

09 June 2016 - 11:03 PM

I've just uploaded my latest build to the database. It's based on a Dec '84 FA frameset, which I think makes it one of the early ones built by Brad Shoup in Beuna Park, California rather than VDC, as I believe Voris Dixon was shutting up shop around that time. I also think the green paintwork is og - the decals certainly look as though they've seen 30-odd years of action! Built up with mostly spare parts I had lying around, it rides nice and I love the colour! What do you think?

DG Monoshock

31 March 2016 - 11:17 AM

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Internet Meanderings!

06 March 2016 - 06:48 AM

So the other day I was browsing online at some bikes for sale when I saw an '85 Schwinn Predator Streetwise advertised with what were described as "rare" og rims. My interest kindled, I dug around online and found a BMX Action (September '85) test on the Streetwise in which the rims were described (steel CMCs with oval rather than circular holes punched between the spokes, Pro Class-style). That information stored for future reference, I then read the whole article, which included a profile on the test rider, Lawan Cunningham. He was the reigning NBL National No.1 in 12 Experts and a front-runner in 13 Experts. Just for fun, I decided to do some more digging around to see what happened to him next. A Google search revealed a few references here and there, including the Univega advert below, before I found a mention of him in an entertaining "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" article by Chris Moeller. The article's worth a read in its own right, as an enlightening snapshot of the mid-school scene.


So what's the purpose of this thread? Well it's just a reminder (to myself really) of how useful the internet can be to this hobby of ours. I know there are some downsides, which have been touched upon in some of the recent posts on here, but the point is that I spent an enjoyable hour or so surfing the net, looking at spec sheets of a bike I've never owned, researching a rider that I'd never heard of, and reading about a scene that I don't know much about. All good stuff in my book.


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