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CharleyGnarlyP290

CharleyGnarlyP290

Member Since 23 Sep 2009
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Whatever Happened to the Haro Project...

28 November 2017 - 01:37 PM

...from a few years back?

If I remember correctly, it was a deal where the bikes were paid for first then once he had enough orders or something they would be built. Seemed like quite a bit of hoopla about it, but never heard anything else.

Does anyone remember this and what happened with it?


What Happened With Ikonix?

17 December 2015 - 03:45 AM

So, did the Ikonix thing ever take off? i think it was the FS-1 that a person could pre-order. I haven't heard anything about it since the initial hoopla.

Have any been made? How did they turn out?


35 Years Ago, My Life Changed... Forever

22 October 2015 - 01:19 PM

Yes, indeed. 35 years ago this month, I raced my first BMX race at the YMCA in Bakersfield CA. The track operator was Bob Hicks, and he convinced me to join the ABA. As a matter of fact, I still have the original, temporary ABA card from that sign up. I also have my 3rd place ribbon from that first night. The two guys that finished ahead of me were Ernie Ballard (later sponsored by Nomura, and one fast dude,) and Mike Goldsby.

 

My equipment was as follows:

 

R&R mild steel frame with the teardrop down tube with the seatpost brazed in since the top of the seat mast was broken off.

Redline nickel fork

Tuff Is with a coaster brake

Schwinn Scrambler tire up front 2.125

Comp II 1.75 tire in the back

Unknown box-type bars

Grab On grips

Ashtabula gooseneck

Ashtabula cranks

KKY rat trap pedals

Shimnao rear caliper brakes

Unknown seat

Paper plate with number

 

Pro-Tech helmet

Generic mouth guard

3/4 sleeved baseball tee

Levis 501s

Vans low tops

 

As I said, I have the original temp membership card, and 3rd place ribbon. I also have some pics of that first race rig. I am pretty sure they are posted here on the site somewhere.

 

Am I waxing nostalgic? Yes, I am. Those were spectacular times. And those times that aren't tinted by nostalgia. I knew what I had then. I was part of a great sport and rubbed elbows with some awesome people, from other racers, track families, to organizers, and some of the well known personalities of the time. Its not one of those things that was fun then, but seems better now than it was. It was great, and those vibes don't go away.

 

 


S.Brothers' White Webco.... Sweet

04 June 2015 - 02:22 AM

Was just catching up on the site goings-on and, for the first time, saw a white Webco posted by Steve. It was in the awesome side-bar, random-picture-posty thing.

 

That is one sweet looking bike! I never was a huge fan of Webcos... probably because when I first got into real BMX (racing, magazines and such,) my best friend and rival, had a blue Webco. I thought it was "meh," especially since I was ripping around on an R&R which, in my opinion, was waayyy cooler. Actually, I didn't dislike Webco, per say, they just didn't light that spark. For some reason, I have always been attracted to twin tubes of some kind or another: R&R; Torker; and, of course, Quads.

 

Anywho, since I wasn't "into" Webco, i didn't pay much attention to them. This is the first time I have seen one with the cool, angled, tubular gusset. Really sweet. And the example that Steve posted is very, very trick. Really caught my eye.

 

You still have that one Steve? And was that original finish?


Handlebar ID Help Needed

13 May 2015 - 03:45 AM

What brand is this handlebar? It looks familiar, but I am drawing a blank.
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