Didn't find a topic so i made one. What bikes do you all have? do you even have one?
Here's mine, some old Crescent bike i found in an old barn, fixed it up a bit, changed all the nuts and bolts, greased the chain, gave it a wash, changed the tires, changed the saddle to a white Italian sports one and added the funky checkered rear view mirror, all to the total cost of $0
Excuse the extremely sh*tty picture. sh*tty phone what can i say?
This post has been edited by The Sound of Milli Vanilli?! on Wednesday, Jul 21 2010, 17:44
Seriuosly though, I really do love to ride my bicycle.
Here's the bitch:
I know it looks a bit cartoonish n stuff, but I love it. Bought it over 9 years ago, but somehow only this and past season I really started to ride everywhere with it, literarily, I mean I barely walk anymore (P.S. I don't have a car).
So yeah, it's my daily driven vehicle.
This post has been edited by radltzx on Wednesday, Jul 21 2010, 19:34
I had one bought off eBay, I thought it was a Hutch and I had to pay $$ for shipping, I had it stored till weather was nice, and it was then subsequently STOLEN, like all my prior bikes, disappeared without trace. I am so jinxed by bad luck, but in the same week (I filed a report with local police) I found a nice bike at the Goodwill, got that for less then $40, I had to research it as well, It's Haro Bikes Nyquist Edition, That's Ryan Nyquist who still rides for Haro, black and chrome, readjusted for my height, I like it, one of the best SEATS I've ever come across for BMX biking since it's cushioned for touring, not racing! My favorite 20 inch saddle goes to Kabuki BMX in 1982 though, my first REAL bike, again...stolen!
The Haro seat is not cushioned for "touring", it's cushioned so you don't kill your ass when landing from jumps, the Nyquist is a dirt/street bike.
My seat seen above is off a Haro Dave Mirra signature BMX.
I've been into BMX for as many years as you were unborn, fella! Since 1980 basically. I don't have an uploaded picture, but I meant the OLD racing seats are intended to have NO covering as to cut the air in racing use and be as light as possible. The age of Titanium being used for super-light bikes. The Nyquist bike is for Freestyle, where BMX term is used often enough, but incorrectly so, BMX is solely racing on a track like Motorcycle Motocross. I'd suspect some people DO know this already. Bob Haro had others make hardware for him, like Torker bikes. He made his claim to fame producing number plates for racers, with his own art skills, he was a rider, and was notable for the Stunts we see in the famed film E.T. He's not credited because he was not a SAG member (Screen Actors Guild)
What does that mean? "Road bike"? I had a 1970s Schwinn "Ten Speed", that was the atypical bike of the day! Now there's a sharp contrast between the different biking eras.
I use them to commute, there's nothing wrong with that, I was probably too young at the time to have nerve to race. It also depended on where you reside, if you could actually RACE BMX, there was only one I recall from memory around here. As for stunting I crashed severely and at that point I decided not to tempt fate. This was pre-protection days Murdoc (speaking of just Freestyle for kicks.... I faceplanted and I nearly cracked my skull!
This post has been edited by Slamman on Sunday, Aug 14 2011, 10:15
Saw a somewhat nice Schwinn Predator at the Goodwill for $15, Not sure I'd buy it though, I wanna get some opins? Probably 90s at the latest, some years back I can tell, it doesn't follow current BMX bike looks and trends, could be late 1980s, but not as nice as the one I had prior. Still, $15 is not much at all!
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