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post #21 of 175
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I used to put a hose clamp around my broken lower headset cupt to hold it together, anyone else remember doing that?
haha yes! I had meant to mention that when I mentioned the Tioga Beartrap.

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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.
I ruined 10mm axles so often, I wanted the Gack hubs so badly! But my first >10mm hub was (coincidentally) the Haro Fat hub. Problem was, the fat hub was a 3pc axle with 1/2" studs, and my frame (Hoffman Condor) had 14mm dropouts already. As you can guess, it fit like shit, all the stength of a thick dropout was gone. So I ended up breaking studs on my grind side often too, although they'd last much longer than 10mm axles.

I still have my Fat Hub wheel lying about too, it has my 12t ACS Claw freewheel on it (12t is a joke, it's a 116t with 4 teeth missing hehe).
post #22 of 175
tricks to fakie on vert.
post #23 of 175
Hey Rise Above did you or are you living in Long Island? I know Brands out in Wantagh and thats where i use to get some of my bmx bike parts when i was in High School.
post #24 of 175
Still here! Grew up in Seaford but I now live in Oceanside. I went to Brands yesterday after visiting my parents......ah, all the t-shirts still smell like tires!
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Still here! Grew up in Seaford but I now live in Oceanside. I went to Brands yesterday after visiting my parents......ah, all the t-shirts still smell like tires!
Cool, im from Glen Head. Brands had the best selection of BMX stuff at the time. Than Bicycle Planet started getting good but waaaaay over priced. I remember i got pitchforks at Brands for $65 when even the mail orders were selling them for $80.. now the damn things are $100.
post #26 of 175
:O i used to run a old TNT warlord with threaded stem/forks, threaded pegs and a seatpole with about 4" out, 1 piece crank and plactic pedals and a 16T freewheel with a heavy ass 42T (i think it is) diamond plate sprocket and 10mm single wall rims with tire 35PSI max.
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post #27 of 175
i remeber mag wheels and hard plastic seats

i remember bars that were so big and had so much backsweep they seemed to wrap around my torso
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post #28 of 175
remember when a s&m holmes was $180 and pitchforks were another $25 when you ordered the frame?
post #29 of 175
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haha yes! I had meant to mention that when I mentioned the Tioga Beartrap.



I ruined 10mm axles so often, I wanted the Gack hubs so badly! But my first >10mm hub was (coincidentally) the Haro Fat hub. Problem was, the fat hub was a 3pc axle with 1/2" studs, and my frame (Hoffman Condor) had 14mm dropouts already. As you can guess, it fit like shit, all the stength of a thick dropout was gone. So I ended up breaking studs on my grind side often too, although they'd last much longer than 10mm axles.

I still have my Fat Hub wheel lying about too, it has my 12t ACS Claw freewheel on it (12t is a joke, it's a 116t with 4 teeth missing hehe).
I had a similar problem with my Fat Hub, so I made custom axle bolts out of old Haro fork pegs. The thread size was the same as the hub, so you just cut off the part of the peg that you stand on and you have instant axle studs that use an 18MM socket. They didn't break, they just bent!
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post #30 of 175
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I remember when Dave Mirra would get into a double peg grind on vert, then put 1 foot on the front non-grinding side peg, and his other foot on the rear non-grinding side peg.
post #31 of 175
I remember when Matt Hoffman did a 360 over flaming cars on Stuntmasters. And he was on MTV Sports. I should find those videos and post them.
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post #32 of 175
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He did it on a PK Ripper too didn't he?

I remember when Dan's Comp was a 1 page ad in magazines.
post #33 of 175
I remember going to the movies to see RAD
I feel like an old man lol

http://www.bmx-forum.com/57614-my-volume.html
post #34 of 175
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I remember going to the movies to see RAD
I feel like an old man lol

http://www.bmx-forum.com/57614-my-volume.html
Damn yeah you are jk. I wasnt old enough to see it when it came out in theaters but i saw it on VHS. I remember it and its an awesome movie. They should make more bmx movies like that or at least a newer one.

What was the song in that, i cant remember it but it was so 80s but cool.
post #35 of 175
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Rad is on Google video, if you guys want to see it again:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...46578257807085

The song from the dancefloor scene is called "Send Me an Angel", I don't remember anything else I'm afraid. I should probably watch it again myself :>
post #36 of 175
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remember when a s&m holmes was $180 and pitchforks were another $25 when you ordered the frame?
TOTALLY!
post #37 of 175
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I watched the whole of Rad earlier tonight. Some funny stuff, like quotes I never new were from the movie, the Full House chick telling Cru Jones (who is on his back after a slam) that he over-rotated ("No shit?"), Mongoose playing the corporate bad-asses and so on.
post #38 of 175
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I watched the whole of Rad earlier tonight. Some funny stuff, like quotes I never new were from the movie, the Full House chick telling Cru Jones (who is on his back after a slam) that he over-rotated ("No shit?"), Mongoose playing the corporate bad-asses and so on.
Next time you're at the park and you see someone who is really good just say "He's nothing compared to Bart Taylor..."

And the Matt Hoffman thing was on his orange Haro Master with a bashguard, like this one.
http://www.bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/1321


When he was on MTV sports he was riding for his new company, Hoffman Bikes.

PK Ripper was WAAAYYY back... I think his was white and had SWATCH stickers on it!!!!
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post #39 of 175
oh yeah, I remember those plastic "bendy straw" covers on the laid back seat posts! What were those???
post #40 of 175
How about tennis balls in the wheel? Or mike Dominguez? (SP)

Or how about the 2-Hip Meet the Street contests? "What's a 'street' contest?"...

Or this...
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