Thread: Old School BMX ?

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    • 11 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 2
    Anyone remember when we were kids and there was only ONE fat kid in the neighborhood because EVERYONE had a bike....? Dude you could save your lawnmowing money and and go get-cha some KKT LIGHTNING pedals or HUTCH handle bars or better yet SKYWAY MAGS....Dude now all kids have are sell out MONGOOSE At Wal-Mart ..everytime I go to Wal Mart and see all those cheap Mongoose bikes I kick them all over and run out of the store crying like a baby...IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED...LOL.....
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    • 11 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 1368
    Toys R Us used to have legit bikes
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    • 11 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 99
    I had a Mongoose Decade. It got stolen. I also had an Auburn. It also got stolen. I stick with sk8boarding now.
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    • 8 years 10 months ago
    • Posts: 1
    Quote by BMXADDICTION
    Dude now all kids have are sell out MONGOOSE At Wal-Mart ..everytime I go to Wal Mart and see all those cheap Mongoose bikes I kick them all over and run out of the store crying like a baby...IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED...LOL.....


    I hear you... I, too, hate seeing all the outsourced, BMX crap from the scrap yards of China! All the great bikes were built in the 70's and 80's.

    I raced BMX from '83 to roughly '87, and it was the best years of my life! The folks still have most of my trophies in their den, and I have been know to spend hours there reminiscing about the races and the events (I can remember) that occurred that day. I had some crappy bikes early on, but my race bikes in order of used purchase or trade were:

    1982/83 Mongoose SuperGoose
    1983 Kuwahara Lazerlite
    1983 GT PRO Nora Cup
    1984 Profile Champ Pro
    1984 Hutch Pro Racer
    1984 Hutch Pro Star
    1985 Hutch Hollywood Series (with all transplanted parts from the Pro Star)

    I picked up the GT Pro from a friend and was stolen after only 3 races! Some jack-ass grabbed it when I ran in to use the bathroom at a 7-Eleven.

    My folks bought the Profile as a replacement and it was stolen from my dad's pick-up truck after our last race of the '85 season. We loaded up my Profile, a Hutch Pro Racer, a super-sweet GHP Pro Long, a Redline Proline and 2 GT's (Pro and Mach 1). We were still parked at the track, walked down to the concession stand for some popsicles and returned to an empty truck. They got most of our racing gear – some super-rad Bell and JT helmets, a few pairs of Haro and JT leathers, misc goggles and face gear, and every one of our damn bikes. The cops were there for hours sorting out that mess!

    I then picked up a used Pro Racer in great shape – single pinch Flights – Bullseye wrapped in 7X rims – Hutch Bear Traps – a super sweet racer and all for like $350 or something close. I raced it for a month and talked the parents into selling the bike for the Holy Grail of all bikes – the Pro Star.

    I raced the Pro Star for the remainder of the 1986 season and ended up winning (Howard County) Maryland States in the 15X class. After the race, my grand-parents celebrated by taking me over to Rockville BMX and let me pick out any frame & fork in the store. I immediately went to the pink Hollywood Series and told them that was the one. I got it home, transplanted all the parts from the Pro Star and raced my last year on a pink Hollywood Pro Star. I sold the bike to a friend that year and never saw it again… until this year!! My boy still has it and it’s in full survivor mode – just the way I sold it to him in 1988.

    We’re working on a deal for the bike, but he knows what its worth and I’m not willing to part with $2500 – not just yet. My wife would kill me if I spent that kind of money for some crazy, childhood fantasy of reliving a little of my yester-years!

    Sorry for the crazy long post, but this thread brought back some cool memories and I got on a roll once I started typing!
    • 8 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 1065
    BMX's were the coolest bikes. I had some lame banana seated bike, I could only dream of owning a BMX.
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    • 8 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 1268
    I got my first 20" 2-wheeler when I was about 4 or 5, once I graduated from training wheels, it was a Huffy BMX "Thundertail". It was a mostly white frame, with blue handlebars, seat, seat post, foam pads, rims, and even blue rubber tires (that blue ... er.. blew my mind). I had it till I was about 14. By that time it had been about ridden into the ground (although, amazingly, it still had the original front tire. The back one had been replaced because I did too many skids & wore it down to the threads). It was still ridable though.
    At that point I got a snazzy black bike, don't remember much about it though because it got stolen just a year or two after I got it.
    I had both of those bije concurrently for a short while. As I mentioned, the black one got stolen, but I don't recall what ever happened to the blue/white one. (Something must have happened to it around that timeframe though, because I wound up getting a "new" one in much worse condition a short time later.)

    Some time after those 2 bikes vanished, I got this beat up pile of junk at some garage sale. It didn't have a seat, one of the pedals was just a post, and the handlebars wouldn't stay in place. I got an old seat off of someone & put it on. It didn't fit right (kept tipping up & down, major nutbuster), but it was better than nothing.
    Many years later, I used that bike as a halloween decoration, by putting a dummy made of old clothes & leaves on it. Some punks stole it, but that just made me laugh my ass off. I knew that both pedals were just posts, the tires wouldn't hold air for more than an hour, the handlebars would tend to fall forward, the seat tipped upward with every bump, the chain kept falling off, the steering was out of whack, and it was a rust bucket. The really hilarious part though is that they probably thought they were getting a brand-new bike, because I had used up some old spray paint on it the previous summer, making it look all snazzy & newish. What's hilarious about THAT though, is that I didn't even wipe the cobwebs off before paiting. I spray right over mud, rust, and even cobwebs.
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    • 8 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 2437
    Quote by 80sBMXer
    Quote by BMXADDICTION
    Dude now all kids have are sell out MONGOOSE At Wal-Mart ..everytime I go to Wal Mart and see all those cheap Mongoose bikes I kick them all over and run out of the store crying like a baby...IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED...LOL.....


    I hear you... I, too, hate seeing all the outsourced, BMX crap from the scrap yards of China! All the great bikes were built in the 70's and 80's.

    I raced BMX from '83 to roughly '87, and it was the best years of my life! The folks still have most of my trophies in their den, and I have been know to spend hours there reminiscing about the races and the events (I can remember) that occurred that day. I had some crappy bikes early on, but my race bikes in order of used purchase or trade were:

    1982/83 Mongoose SuperGoose
    1983 Kuwahara Lazerlite
    1983 GT PRO Nora Cup
    1984 Profile Champ Pro
    1984 Hutch Pro Racer
    1984 Hutch Pro Star
    1985 Hutch Hollywood Series (with all transplanted parts from the Pro Star)

    I picked up the GT Pro from a friend and was stolen after only 3 races! Some jack-ass grabbed it when I ran in to use the bathroom at a 7-Eleven.

    My folks bought the Profile as a replacement and it was stolen from my dad's pick-up truck after our last race of the '85 season. We loaded up my Profile, a Hutch Pro Racer, a super-sweet GHP Pro Long, a Redline Proline and 2 GT's (Pro and Mach 1). We were still parked at the track, walked down to the concession stand for some popsicles and returned to an empty truck. They got most of our racing gear – some super-rad Bell and JT helmets, a few pairs of Haro and JT leathers, misc goggles and face gear, and every one of our damn bikes. The cops were there for hours sorting out that mess!

    I then picked up a used Pro Racer in great shape – single pinch Flights – Bullseye wrapped in 7X rims – Hutch Bear Traps – a super sweet racer and all for like $350 or something close. I raced it for a month and talked the parents into selling the bike for the Holy Grail of all bikes – the Pro Star.

    I raced the Pro Star for the remainder of the 1986 season and ended up winning (Howard County) Maryland States in the 15X class. After the race, my grand-parents celebrated by taking me over to Rockville BMX and let me pick out any frame & fork in the store. I immediately went to the pink Hollywood Series and told them that was the one. I got it home, transplanted all the parts from the Pro Star and raced my last year on a pink Hollywood Pro Star. I sold the bike to a friend that year and never saw it again… until this year!! My boy still has it and it’s in full survivor mode – just the way I sold it to him in 1988.

    We’re working on a deal for the bike, but he knows what its worth and I’m not willing to part with $2500 – not just yet. My wife would kill me if I spent that kind of money for some crazy, childhood fantasy of reliving a little of my yester-years!

    Sorry for the crazy long post, but this thread brought back some cool memories and I got on a roll once I started typing!



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    • 8 years 6 months ago
    • Posts: 2014
    I still have a Peugeot that I take for an spin every once in a while.



    Bikes don't seen to have the same quality as other decades. My son's first BMX got busted within a year.
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