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Old 03-05-23, 12:50 AM
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I just read through this old thread and thought I'd see if any of you are still having fun on your bikes. I'm 52 and thinking about a BMXer for old times sake. I was racing a tricked out DB Viper way back in about '86 haha.
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Old 03-05-23, 01:43 PM
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I just read through this old thread and thought I'd see if any of you are still having fun on your bikes. I'm 52 and thinking about a BMXer for old times sake. I was racing a tricked out DB Viper way back in about '86 haha.
You're only too old to BMX if your head tells you and you believe it. "Too old to rock and roll, too young to die??
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Old 03-21-23, 09:42 AM
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63 anÖ

Neighbor rolled a BMX unknown across the road and saidĒ do what you want with itĒ. Never rode BMX before but ready to try! Iím the NBG.

mid level parts but still put some different things on it. It keeps on changing. Itís a hoot to learn a new riding style and roll to locations I usually arrive on a road bike.


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Old 04-03-23, 02:11 AM
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Old 04-03-23, 03:24 PM
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I just want to be able to post pictures and links in this forum.
My bikes as a kid
80 Mongoose (stolen)
Schwinn Predator (stolen)
Mongoose Decade Pro (sold for pennies to a neighbor in late 80's)
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Old 04-14-23, 07:37 PM
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2 more BMX rescues I am working on.

2001 DB Venom abused, spray bombed but original except the wheels. Free from a trash run trailer.

Full cro-no frame and fork.

2008 Felt Fuse. Cheap from a pawn shop. Spray bombed but complete. Nice frame and good components.

Removing the paint finds Cro-Mo stickers on the forks, handle bar and frame.
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Old 05-13-23, 08:54 PM
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Had a great time throwing my BMX around at Surf City, NC.
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Old 05-14-23, 12:30 PM
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My old arse ordered the Hurley Hyydrous 27 BMX bike to pootle around on. My folding bike fascination has been slowly decreasing as I age. I want larger wheels, more stability, and more simplicity. Besides, it's a beautiful bike, and I got it at a decent price from WOOT! I do wish it was the 29'er model, but we can't have everything (even though these wheels/tires will roll over almost anyting). The question is will I keep it a BMX, or go full blown cruiser with it? Decisions, decisions,...

https://sport.woot.com/offers/hurley...treet-cuiser-2

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Old 05-15-23, 08:52 AM
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Thatís a good looking machine! It looks like it will handle both styles of riding very well.
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Old 05-15-23, 03:42 PM
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It definitely has that cruiser style frame. The fork, not so much. Still, fatty tires, a cushy seat,...
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Old 05-16-23, 07:32 AM
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Straight bladed forks fit perfectly in with both cruiser and BMX🙂
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Old 05-16-23, 10:02 AM
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Trying a more race orientated handle bar. Still with the 4 bar look I prefer.
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Old 05-16-23, 01:13 PM
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Never too old to ride!! Riding keeps you young. If it's got two wheels, keep riding till you can't ride anymore
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Old 05-17-23, 06:43 PM
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Well,

im 63 and been riding all my life. Retired now but doing the bike messenger thing.

Love all types of riding. What do you ride?
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Old 05-22-23, 12:44 PM
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One of our friends sister and husband race in the masters division, they are both 52/3. The wife had a pretty bad accident last year and broke some stuff. She thought she was going to be done, but the bug got her again when she recovered. They are riding bikes with the 24" wheels.

I mostly just rode them and hooned around as a younger adult, did some racing and whole lot of jumping things. I owned so many bikes it is hard to recall all of them. CW, Cycle Craft, Redline, Mongoose, Haro...my favorite was the team edition Patterson I came across. They were super rare and very sturdy. I broke more than one frame in my day and that bike was a tank. It got stolen from out front of a store while I was inside. The school badass stole it, I knew it, and didn't want to confront him or call the police...he was a vicious ****. I later found out that Boss was being welded by one of the guys previously involved in Patterson and picked one of those up. It was a bit longer in the front and the wheelbase made for a bike that handled super well on the ground and in the air.

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Old 05-22-23, 01:00 PM
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Rats! Double RATS!

I missed my window for BMX, Mountain Biking, Skate Boarding, and Free Climbing.

rats, Rats, RATS!

Not that I could not try it... But the recovery would be quite long...
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Yes, the recovery would be long. Thatís why my favorite trick is ďnot hurting myselfĒ while I try things!

Got a super freebie yesterday from a scraper, a 79 ACS Z Mag front wheel. Cleaned up now with fresh grease. Spins great!

I plan on mounting it on my Donk and rolling around to see what it feels like. I wonder about the straight sides being able to hold the modern tire I will have on it.

before as found
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Old 05-25-23, 11:52 AM
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Mounted the mag wheel. Rolling around with no problems with tire not holding on. Have not been super aggressive with it though. 40 psi seems a good number for it.

When I got it, it seems to have had a blow out. I think someone tri d a much higher psi then was wise.
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