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post #1 of 175
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A nostalgia thread to christen the brand new Old School forum section. Share your memories!

I remember when a lot of bars had 2 crossbars.

I remember when people ran Ody Pitbull brakes in the rear, and ACS Boas in the front.

I remember the original Standard Lengthy & Shorty, and Hoffman Condor frames.

I remember quill stems, the GT Mallet, the original S&M Redneck, the Wedgie Jackson, & Pott's Mod wedge bolts.

I remember S&M Prince Alberts cranks.

I remember 1" Aheadsets.

I remember the Haro Blammo, the Haro Shredder, and the Haro Monocque completes.

I remember the GT Dropnose seat.

I remember chromoly seat posts.

I remember Araya 7X rims.

I remember the ACS RL Edge.

I remember the TNT Hwa Fong Daddy & SE Quadangle frames.

I remember Bob Kohl, and his crazy vert slams.

I remember when Jay Miron was on GT, and Dave Mirra on Hoffman.

I remember Davin "Psycho" Halford, Kevin Jones, Krt Schmidt & Eben Krackau.

I remember when people didn't believe Rick Moliterno could really do tailwhips to abubaca, or that Matt Hoffman could air 20-something feet on a 21' quarter pipe.

I remember the Sprocket Jockey shows, and the BS contests.

I remember Chad Herrington, and his crazy jumping variations.
post #2 of 175
Hawk f-20, and the saying that goes with it...snaps off like the headtube on a hawk f-20

What about those Kastan race forks that only had one leg?

And PK rippers.

Gum wall tires..or better yet, white tires with gum walls.

Peregrine super pro's
post #3 of 175
more middle school... but those magura hydraulic brakes
post #4 of 175
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Hawk f-20, and the saying that goes with it...snaps off like the headtube on a hawk f-20
haha what a rep.
post #5 of 175
I remember when you could buy disk brakes for a BMX.

I remember when all bikes weight 35+ pounds.

I remember when GT was good.
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I remember Matt Hoffman doing the first backflip fakie in competition.
I remember when pegs were threaded.
I remember frames with platforms, and the only color choices you had were black or chrome.
I remember Odyssey barefoot tires.
I remeber turdowns, lawnmowers, tuck no-handers, tabletops, and front tire grabs, the first time they were popular.
I remember GO, The riders manual, And the first issue of RIDE.
I remember the Plywood Hoods videos.
I remember Ozone, General, and bashguards.
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I remeber turdowns, lawnmowers, tuck no-handers, tabletops, and front tire grabs, the first time they were popular.
hehe, I remember when turndowns were called lookdowns.
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hehe, I remember when turndowns were called lookdowns.
I still call them that and people look at me funny. I always have to explain to them that it's the same thing, just 20+ years later.
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post #9 of 175
hey guys.... i dont really remember but... did odyssey made frames in the past? i just cant remember if its ody or another brand... just wanna fresh my memory
post #10 of 175
Odyssey never made frames. Maybe you're thinking of Ozone? There weren't too many companies that started with "O"
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post #11 of 175
ahhh i dont remember... nevermind
post #12 of 175
That was before your time!!!!!
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post #13 of 175
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I remember when vert pros rode flatland.
I remember when Mat Hoffman rode a pink Haro Sport.
I remember donuts.
I remember when everybody ran Tioga Beartrap headsets and in racing/dirt circles, Comp III tires.
I remember peg bosses.
I remember Bottema forks, especially the Wilkerson Airlines (2hip predecessor) ones with the peg bosses lower than the axle.
I remember the Haro DV8, and it's wacky top/downtube.
post #14 of 175
I remember fold up fork pegs.
I remember threaded forks/stems and how much they sucked.
I remember powerlight.
I remember the Standard Trailboss.
I remember skyway mags.
I remember caliper brakes.
post #15 of 175
This thread is great...exactly what I had in mind when I suggested it to the mods.

I cannot express to you how happy I've been with my new bike. Been off for MANY years and even though I picked up a crappy Rockstar bike off Dans....it's LIGHT and with some new sticker-age looks great. I too remember the 35 lb bike....Dyno Detour with Mags. Coupled with my very skinny 13 year old frame, that sucker was a b*tch to bunny hop!

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I remember when GT Power series or Redline Flight cranks were the sh**. It was RARE to have 3 piece cranks on your bike unless your parents were rich.
I remember seeing a Hutch or a Kuwahara in Brands bicycle shop was like looking at a foreign car...and cost as much too!
I remember 95% of pegs had treads on them....you got stuck a lot grinding with a new set.
I remember one brake meant you raced. Everyone else had two. Opening up a mag last year and seeing flatland/street with NO brakes was totally alien to me!
I remember Craig Grasso.
I remember we all had racing plates but didn't race..we just picked a random # and put punk/hardcore stickers all over it.
I remember a sticker section in the clear glass case. Skate and BMX stickers galore, $1.00 each usually.
I remember mushroom grips, all neon colors.
I remember those framestanders you'd put in front of your back pegs.
I remember when the Bully frame came out with the sporocket protector tube welded on the bottom. That thing weighed at least 10 pounds.
I remember the backflip was a big deal, not the warmup trick you do on your first run.
post #16 of 175
I remember Torker, and I remember MCS
I remember tt, neck, and crossbar pads
I remember "blue snakebelly" tires

Props for the suggestion RiseAbove. Excellent idea.
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post #17 of 175
Speaking of Bully...

http://www.bmxmuseum.com/bikes/bully/301

I thought those were the coolest looking frames ever.

I remember the GT Agressor with a bashguard too.
http://www.bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gt_bicycles/2914

I remember the ACS pro-rotor.
I rememeber when the only freecoaster you could get was a modified Suntour. (I still have mine!)
I rememeber Basic Silencer pegs.
I could go on for days.

And speaking of Torker, they mad an attempt at a comeback in like 96-97. I bought their three piece crank, and I still ride it to this day!!! It's CHROME!!! (Same thing as the Poverty)
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post #18 of 175
I used to put a hose clamp around my broken lower headset cupt to hold it together, anyone else remember doing that?
post #19 of 175
Nuke Proof hubs - I still run one in the front
post #20 of 175
Gack hubs and axles. My buddy still runs one of those in the front as well.
I have a wheel with a Haro Fat Hub, even though those were more mid-school. My prized possession is my radial laced Peregrine Super Pro front wheel. I miss Peregrine Super Pros...

Anybody remeber Dia-Compe Nippon brakes, and the weird and wacky ways we used to shorten our top gyro cables? I got my ideas from Pete Brandt.
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