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Member Since 26 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 23 2012 02:02 AM

NOS Skyway Tuff I's. The start of a new project. (maybe?)

03 February 2012 - 12:39 AM

Since quite a few members have mentioned building a bike around a certain part, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do the same.

Its been over 16 months since I built my last Changa so when these came up at a decent price , I just couldn't resist.

NOS pre stamp Tuff I's. NOS Cheng Shin (60's Taiwan, not Ginny's new China stamp) Knobbys should be here tomorrow. Frame, a few days later Posted Image

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BTW, after buying the mags, the thought of sacrificing a set of NOS Tuff's for a build bothered me for a minute....thoughts?

Survivor, Repaint and Collecting

08 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

I was watching the rebrodcast of Mecum Auto auctions: Kansas City earlier today and the last car to go down the block was a Bloomington Gold Certified "Survivor" 1965 Chevy Corvette coupe. An all original bare bones big block (396ci) model with a "repaint".

Gold Certfied means that a Corvette has been "preserved in" or "restored to" within 95% of the way it appeared when it left the factory...no better, no worse, no different.
Our standards for authenticity and condition are simple but difficult. The goal is to attain historic perfection - not cosmetic perfection. Typically, that can be much more difficult to attain. Our highly-qualified judges have been known for their knowledge, courtesy and consistency for 30 years. Gold Certification influenced the direction that organizations, collectors and our industry have followed ever since.

A Corvette would earn a Gold Certification if its condition was within 95 to 100 percent of the way it rolled off the assembly line - no better, no worse. Being 100 percent factory authentic, though, did not mean the car was 100 percent perfect, because Corvettes weren't perfect when new. A group of judges were assembled from the nation's most knowledgeable Corvette experts and the National Corvette Certification Board was born The Gold Certification judging procedures thus established became the benchmark for judging of all types of automobiles.

My question to you guys is.. "Will BMX follow the collector car scene where repainting is the norm and accepted? Better yet, will BMX eventually follow in the footsteps of car collecting?"

I only ask this because quite a few of you (myself included), at one point or another, have compared BMX with Car collecting.


Posting Photos Using BMXsociety as your host

14 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'll pin this to the top of the BOTY forum for EZ access.

Click image to enlarge

as you can see, there are 2 options when posting a response. A and B
(Add Reply and Fast Reply)

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Option A (Add Reply) will let you respond with TEXT and an Image (image uploader)

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Option B (Fast Reply) will let you respond with a quick TEXT response . Note that you can click on Full Editor (see image) if you decide that you want to add an image after opting for a Fast Reply. By doing so, you will get redirected to option A's image uploader page (see above)

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There are 8 simple steps to attaching an image

1, Click "Choose File"
2, Choose image you would like to add from drop down box
3, click "Add This File" to upload file

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4, once attached , file will show here
5, click "Add to post" to attach file to message box
6, file is attached to message box

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7, click "Add Reply"
8, Attached image will be posted in response
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For multiple uploads.

You need to enable Flash uploader by either going to "My Settings"(upper right hand corner of welcome page) or by clicking on "Help with attaching files" (see below)

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check box (Enable Flash uploader)
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click "attach files" for multiple uploads at the same time. Upload status bar shown
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Once uploaded, add each image by clicking "add to post"

make sure you add them one below the other (example B) and not side by side (example A)

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"Hey 30-year-old guys who ride BMX bikes,"

08 June 2011 - 08:35 AM

"thanks for making me feel like I have my shit together,"

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American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan went on the offensive earlier today, attacking the role of aging BMXers in society. "Hey 30-year-old guys who ride BMX bikes, thanks for making me feel like I have my s*** together," said Gaffigan via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Gaffigan, the former star of the TBS sitcom "My Boys," as well as a recurring star on "The Ellen Show" and "That '70s Show" in the earlier part of the decade, became the focus of the BMX community at large on Twitter, eliciting responses, sometimes biting, from members of the BMX community who are not in fact 30 years old, including Sunday/Odyssey pro Aaron Ross (age 24), DK team manager Zack Yankush (age 35) and Kink Bikes team member Albert Mercado (age 25).

The cycle of vicious responses from BMX riders lasted for three hours this morning, until Gaffigan, 44, took to Twitter and offered an apology for making what appears to be a sarcastic joke.

"Hey 30-year-old guys who ride BMX bikes, I wasn't talking about the pros. Anyway it was a joke. I'm sorry. Don't hit me with your lunch box," Gaffigan tweeted earlier this afternoon.

Unfortunately, the apology only landed the former star of "Super Troopers" in more hot water with the BMX community by inferring that BMX riders who are not pro still use lunch boxes.

"I'm confused," said Austin, Texas pro Aaron Ross, who is a pro and often eats lunch at Rudy's BBQ in Austin without the use of a lunchbox, paper bag or portable lunch apparatus.

"It's a sad day when I leave the house with my lunchbox and DK Cygnus and get harassed by comedians," said another BMX riding member of Twitter, who wished to remain anonymous but stipulated that he was in fact 30 years of age.


UNI Seat timeline?/ Uni seat generations

28 December 2010 - 06:54 PM

I was wondering if someone could help me identify the era of this seat. I've seen the rainbow decal but this is the first and only time I have seen the one I have.

Any help would be appreciated.

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