The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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That sucks TOLITS,
hope you get it back.


After I lost interest in R/C,
I started taking bmx more seriously.

I stopped riding fulltime in 2002 due to injury,
was on and off till due to the same injury coming back till 2012 where I gave up for good.
work commitments far more important.

Current bikes:
2011 Standard Trailboss custom.
1994 Standard "bicycle motocross" x2
One of them is a ex-team frame/fork/bars/stem.

See if i can dig up some pics.

this was in the year 2000 from memory,
Up the front half way through a no foot can-can
bike was a 1997 s&m holmes NG with assorted parts
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blury pic 2009
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1994 moto-x
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1994 team bike.
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A previously owned 1994 s&m dirtbike
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Ive had alot of bikes, but offloaded most as I can only ride one at a time :P
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Team B3, OG Worlds car, B5m.
Plus some other junk :D

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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Cool pictures!

Here is my 2008 Specialized Fuse 1 I picked up last year for some casual riding. I had to have just for the paint job. Its in awesome shape too. Not the greatest pictures though...

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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I picked this up at the Flea market today. It's a redline but who can tell me more about it.




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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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Holy, been 25 or more years since I have seen anything like that.

Gooseneck clamps up front, razorblade pedals? 40-42 tooth front sprocket?

What does it weigh and how does it ride? I would love to take it for a spin.

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I have no idea!
But,
Usually you can find out by its seriel number located under the cranks.
Bmxmuseum.com has a wealth of info
Dan.
Team B3, OG Worlds car, B5m.
Plus some other junk :D

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Nice looking Redline considering the age, she'll clean up well. Brings back a lot of memories drooling over Redline and Mongoose bikes at the local shop back in the day, and putting an uncountable amount of miles on my Schwinn Scrambler. Not to mention the countless hours pouring over issues of BMX Plus :)

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If any old school BMX'rs recall this name. Not only did he ride. He is the owner of MOtorhead Raceway rc track here in San Jacinto/Hemit.
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He and Eddie Fiola
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And the frame alot of old school riders signed for Scot Breithaupt the Godfather of BMX
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green510 wrote:Bmxmuseum.com has a wealth of info
Thanks for that link, I was finally able to track down the make/model of BMX bike I owned when I was in junior high school...it was identical to this one, a 1980 Diamond Back Pro. Kind of funny to see that, even in my teen years, I was a sucker for anodized aluminum. 8)
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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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I decided it was finally time to clean up the shed and thought I'd pay these guys some attention.



The first bike is a Mongoose Expert Pro Comp, 100% original down to the tires. I bought this one off Craigslist after trying to restore another Expert Pro Comp (below) which I bought new back in the day.

Second bike is the Expert Pro Comp that I was trying to restore like the one above. This bike has taken many forms over the years and went through many stages of what was cool at the time. Needless to say the restoration of this bike came out great although not original. Since this picture I bought a proper Mongoose seat for it. Still my favorite bike to ride.

I also finally got the motivation to put the Mongoose Solution Pro (bottom) back together. When I bought the bike it had a cracked rear bearing cup so I had both hubs machined to accept sealed bearings. It was an ex BMX race bike so it was pretty rough when I got it. Ever since the bearing conversion the rear hub has never been right, so I pulled the wheel apart and it sat ever since. After a couple of short attempts over the years to get it right I finally came to realize the issue was with the jam nuts, they would jam at an angle causing the bearing to walk around in the hub despite a crush sleeve. I'm looking forward to getting this back back to one piece. I'm still undecided on the gum wall tires as I think black wall tires would look cleaner.
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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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Here's some of my collection....

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

Post by DaveM »

Wow,

Very nice!

Some sweet rides there!

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Jeeze! :shock: Cool collection! Also is that red car with Panasport's an Anglia Panel Van?

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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Thanks - there are quite a few more waiting to get built up too.
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I generally find absolute beaters which were once top-of-the-line race bikes and bring them back to life. Current project is a very rare Rickman Racing Pro frame, known as 'Rusty Rick' due to the state it was in as found...
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Stripped....
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And then after an acid dip...
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It is now awaiting a re-chrome before getting built up again.

The red van is a Hillman Imp Van. Not too many of them about.
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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

Post by DaveM »

Hi,

You said you used a acid dip,

can you explain the process to me?

I use the Molasses process on a lot of parts.

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Re: The BMX (and other bikes) thread

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http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Rust-with-Citric-Acid/

Best explained there ^^, but basically you can use a cheap kiddies paddling pool squished up to the correct size so you don't need gallons and gallons of the stuff. Some people use Oxylic Acid but it is much harsher and can ruin the frames if you leave it in for too long.
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