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mr coasterbrake

mr coasterbrake

Member Since 20 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2019 01:10 AM

True Temper

22 May 2016 - 02:37 AM

They have some pretty deep BMX roots...



'90s Thruster?!?!?

11 March 2015 - 02:25 AM

Came across this 1994 catalog while doing some cleaning at the shop. Never saw it before and almost tossed it out without looking thru it...


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Mostly the typical dept store junk you'd expect from this incarnation of the name...


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But then this pic!   :double.take:


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The spec page at the back has nothing in common with the bike they photographed other than calling it a "tri-power" - it's all dept store spec junk.

Double Clamp Stem ID?

27 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

any ideas on what this might be? it is on a 1977 Laguna GT I just picked up.

what are we riding, today?

25 January 2009 - 12:06 AM

i know there are a lot of us that still ride to varying degrees - whether it's at a pretty high/current level or just trying to pull old tricks from BITD.

for those still at it, what are we riding? old school bikes, mid, retro, new school...?

for me, working in shops since 1984, i've always upgraded to the latest tech as it came out. BITD, and until very recently, i don't think i ever rode the same bike for more than 2 years before moving on (which in hindsight is how i ended up with much of my vintage collection...it began as accumulation :) ). today, i don't have a single OS bike that i ride. i have a few midschools and some retro things i'll take out for just a cruise, but my main bikes for getting it done (or at least trying :wink: ) are fairly to completely current tech...

my flat bike (when i feel like doing peg stuff). this is kinda a mix of mid-to-retro-to-current. the only true OS thing is the front wheel, which has been on whatever my main flat bike has been since about 1986 and the seat. this is probably the longest duration i have ever had a bike "in service". 2003 Kappa Starsky.

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this is my "most of the time" bike. other than the seat, i think just about everything else is currently available or not far off. 2007 Sunday 20"TT.

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what are you other guys on, these days?


CPSIA petition

15 January 2009 - 03:03 AM

some of you all may have seen this petition and topic elsewhere, but for those who haven't, it's important to the future of BMX manufacturing.

in short, there is a new law to test and enforce regulations of certain elements (mainly, but not only, lead) in products used by children (any products). currently, bicycles with 24" and smaller wheels are considered "toys" and fall into this category and every different nut, bolt, material, paint anodising...etc must be tested at the manufacturer's cost - which can be up to several thousand dollars, per SKU.

this law has already ended US distribution of Kuwahara and others will surely follow.

there is a movement to try to get BMX items exempt from the law. the petition you can E-sign and a link to the law can be found here... petition

***apparently the link to the law itself isn't working, but there is a huge thread over on "Vintage" dealing with it and that does have some live links, there.


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