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07-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,127
Posted By Bikerider007

I went thru a phase with seeking old MTBs out....

I went thru a phase with seeking old MTBs out. Partially for the quirky early geo, bullmoose and bi-plane. But also because the early had BMX and/or motorcycle parts, and that's just cool.

They...
07-09-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,171
Posted By Bikerider007

Agree to disagree. I break bikes down to every...

Agree to disagree. I break bikes down to every last piece and have no probs.
07-08-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,171
Posted By Bikerider007

And the tools. Unless you are a full time...

And the tools. Unless you are a full time mechanic I dont see a reason to go out and buy a Snap-On, Matco or what not. Just like not everyone use Park or Campy. Many get by on bikes with vise grips,...
07-07-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,171
Posted By Bikerider007

Yea buy tools, you dont need Park unless you are...

Yea buy tools, you dont need Park unless you are doing tons of work. Cheap Ebay tools have done fine by me.

Although, when I come across tool deals I jump on. My Campy headset and BB tools have...
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Bikerider007

Whatever someone will pay for it.

Whatever someone will pay for it.
07-07-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By Bikerider007

That's what odd to me. You can' find a BMX at...

That's what odd to me. You can' find a BMX at that price point but Pinarello, DeRosa,Colango...all have offerings. BMX guys will put up 1-2k+ for a bike. Or 3-5k on a build, and here few want to go...
07-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,122
Posted By Bikerider007

For me, just not a lot of new stuff. Retro is not...

For me, just not a lot of new stuff. Retro is not really popular with road, so no cool new stuff tying into the old etc. And when you do find something cool, no one is that interested as it's all...
07-06-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By Bikerider007

Both! :thumb:

Both! :thumb:
07-03-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,165
Posted By Bikerider007

Its like putting a trailer hitch on a sports car.

Its like putting a trailer hitch on a sports car.
07-02-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bikerider007

I have a similar high anxiety area near me that I...

I have a similar high anxiety area near me that I avoid when I can. An underpass of a freeway that has multiple lanes turning and areas for cars to merge in, they tend to jump across before the lines...
07-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,915
Posted By Bikerider007

Only my old BMX, USA made early stuff, JMC, DG,...

Only my old BMX, USA made early stuff, JMC, DG, CW, GT. I have always been pretty picky about my bikes but have bought some for clean up or good deals I needed stuff from. Moved some on. My regrets...
07-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bikerider007

My SS and Fixed are both on standard narrow...

My SS and Fixed are both on standard narrow Velocity deep V rims. I run cross tires, 40's on the black fixed and 38's on the SS, neither measure up to width by a fair amount. But they look great and...
06-30-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,434
Posted By Bikerider007

Brand is so old I dont think it will have much in...

Brand is so old I dont think it will have much in common with the past.

I was happy to see Koski back though! Don is a heck of a guy to talk to, and has the most amazing stories!.....he suggested...
06-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Bikerider007

Too many bikes out there to ride bikes with...

Too many bikes out there to ride bikes with dents. Especially in this soft market.
Forum: BMX
06-28-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bikerider007

The first frame actually looks pretty cool other...

The first frame actually looks pretty cool other than what looks like dings and peeling chrome at seatstay. Its 4130 so I wouldn't think it low end department store. Dont see a fork. Not worth...
06-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Bikerider007

Pics needed but this is not the place. Saw a...

Pics needed but this is not the place. Saw a recent "deal" someone grabbed on FB for one without wheels and something, was like $300. There is a listing on Phx offerup, not sure if same but looks...
06-24-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,734
Posted By Bikerider007

Seems road is most affected although road riding...

Seems road is most affected although road riding is very popular. It became realized the low end volume was produced for so long, so top end is where it's at. Was cool to ride an old bike but they...
06-22-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Bikerider007

If you dont like leave let someone that...

If you dont like leave let someone that appreciates pick. Decent pre 85' MTBs are getting tough to come by. And Diamond Back > Diamondback. Diamond Back have their own style Bullmoose. Flares out and...
06-21-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bikerider007

I've done well. There is some getting used to how...

I've done well. There is some getting used to how to buy there, but I like better than craigslist. Check their profiles. Not just rating; but average response time, what and how much they have listed...
Forum: BMX
06-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,311
Posted By Bikerider007

The new bikes are definitely different but you...

The new bikes are definitely different but you need a longer top tube. Pegs at least, hub guards if you are going to grind often. BMX parks are everywhere now. It still takes getting used to, not...
06-09-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By Bikerider007

The only Olimpic I know of came on a Spanish...

The only Olimpic I know of came on a Spanish bike. Spanish bikes also had French parts often as well.
06-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Bikerider007

They are unique and considered the first mass...

They are unique and considered the first mass produced Aluminum MTB (before Klein even). Both wheels should be CDale, Sun I believe with Specialized sealed hubs. Bars Specialized "Mountain Bike".
...
06-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bikerider007

I like early DA black group better than Record....

I like early DA black group better than Record. Rarely see a nice clean group on a bike though.

And Mavic SSC better than Super.
05-30-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,458
Posted By Bikerider007

In AZ right now we are still having great...

In AZ right now we are still having great weather. Been mid 70's to low 80 until this week and now hitting 90 soon. We are typically hitting our 100 degree days about now. Ride today was at 7:00. Our...
05-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Bikerider007

That top bar addition should be a steel...

That top bar addition should be a steel aftermarket product. Lol. Lots of girl bikes out there would sell and the first one looks decent like those old double top tube cruisers.

Cruising the bmx...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By Bikerider007

Selling takes experience and patience if you want...

Selling takes experience and patience if you want top dollar. And Ebay. Plus you have to value your time.

Find a median and try and bulk sale if possible. Dealing with multiple buyers who may or...
05-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bikerider007

One place you can get some good input or ideas...

One place you can get some good input or ideas would be on FB 24/26/29 BMX cruisers. Those guys do all kinds of set up's and the page owners also makes and sells custom CNC speaker mounts.
05-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Bikerider007

Most likely 84 (first year of MTB) to 86 or 87 at...

Most likely 84 (first year of MTB) to 86 or 87 at latest. Fun fact, Cannondale made bass produced MTB first. Beat Klein to the punch.

https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/
05-24-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,694
Posted By Bikerider007

USA is great, but for older road, the Italians...

USA is great, but for older road, the Italians were master builders and the French are respected as well, the Japanese are detailed and made good bikes. There is just so much more more history to...
05-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,195
Posted By Bikerider007

70s bikes are on CL all the time. Or why not...

70s bikes are on CL all the time. Or why not borrow one from someone here. I'm sure they would be glad to see their bike in movie. Repaint, parts, etc would cost more than to ship.

And wouldnt the...
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Bikerider007

Nice bike, put on Ebay for what you think it's...

Nice bike, put on Ebay for what you think it's worth. Let it sit until you get an offer you like. I've had some full price, others I forgot I listed and accepted an offer but still came out ahead....
05-22-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,020
Posted By Bikerider007

If you want a comfy ride, that's easy to shift...

If you want a comfy ride, that's easy to shift and want to still try and go as fast as you can or compete....then new bikes are great. Even better, get electric assist. No joke I have a few friends...
05-21-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,629
Posted By Bikerider007

Those tires look big. Maybe thats why. I finally...

Those tires look big. Maybe thats why. I finally tried 28s on my daily and they stand out more. Big sidewall.
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Bikerider007

Kind of a GT Performer knock off but from the...

Kind of a GT Performer knock off but from the height of the freestyle era. Around 87' which many collectors want bikes from. GTs can pull $600-1600 depending on parts etc. It may not pull big money...
05-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bikerider007

Worst case...you die on a bike. Better than a...

Worst case...you die on a bike. Better than a hospital. :lol:
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bikerider007

Pass or get it under $100. Needs repaint, higher...

Pass or get it under $100. Needs repaint, higher end group....its only worth what someone will pay. Anyone paying real money for a DeRosa expects it to be top notch. Unless, you plans full resto.
05-07-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By Bikerider007

I cant ID my first road bike from an old Polaroid...

I cant ID my first road bike from an old Polaroid but can almost bet it was a junior from somewhere like Western Auto as I was 10. Bmx, I had tons, but only have one similar to my teens when...
05-06-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By Bikerider007

There is a guy on The Cabe selling NOS Puegeot...

There is a guy on The Cabe selling NOS Puegeot Rando looking type bikes from 73' or so. In the box unopened for $500. He has a few left. I'm sure someone here owned one of those.
05-04-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,130
Posted By Bikerider007

Mombat compiled some early MTB estimates based on...

Mombat compiled some early MTB estimates based on custom to mass production From 78' to 83' Started with 9, 200, 300 2000, 5000, 50000. After that I assume it began really soaring but they still list...
05-04-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bikerider007

I had a guy say something like that when he...

I had a guy say something like that when he arrived at a stop point after a sprint. He scans my bike and says, that is aluminum!!!??? :D
05-02-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,130
Posted By Bikerider007

Two words- Bullmoose & Biplane. They are unique...

Two words- Bullmoose & Biplane. They are unique to the early production MTB's. They get swooped up or parted out. Many had BMX parts that bring $.

Maybe should be three Bs. Bullmoose, biplane, Bmx!
04-23-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Bikerider007

I've done a couple times. Auto paint supply...

I've done a couple times. Auto paint supply store. If you have an option go to one you know many companies use. Mine does a lot of high end and custom low rider stuff so they know paint. Runs $25-30...
Forum: BMX
04-23-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By Bikerider007

Lots of brands just like back in the day. BMX has...

Lots of brands just like back in the day. BMX has never had a real prob with bikes being built overseas as they started out for kids. There are always a few USA only guys though.

Lots of mass are...
04-23-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,440
Posted By Bikerider007

No hard cutoff but it seems most is 70's-80's. A...

No hard cutoff but it seems most is 70's-80's. A fair amount of 60s as well.
04-09-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bikerider007

That's not a mountain bike.

That's not a mountain bike.
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Bikerider007

Prices on relatively unknowns and condition...

Prices on relatively unknowns and condition issues with no high end parts. I also think $150 or so. Unless you are retired and don't mind pulling bikes apart and making a living on $10-20 gains (with...
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Bikerider007

Lower name, low tubeset, lots of cleanup, mid...

Lower name, low tubeset, lots of cleanup, mid range parts. Not worth most peoples time unless you are looking for that model and color, and size. The time it takes to sell parts, and the hassle of...
03-30-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bikerider007

BikeFlights is not so great. Cheap but you get...

BikeFlights is not so great. Cheap but you get what you pay for, if something happens it's a PITA. I had a bike damaged by FedEx a few weeks ago. They dont answer phones, they take a day to email...
03-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Bikerider007

Clean white looks great!

Clean white looks great!
03-27-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Bikerider007

Nope, looks great :thumb:

Nope, looks great :thumb:
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