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  1. HT413

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    Anyone else into bicycles around here? Here's my latest build: 2001 LeMond Zurich. I always liked these steel LeMonds so I decided to build one for daily riding.

    Rides like a dream and is surprisingly light at just a tick over 17 lbs.

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    Anyone else?


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    • 1967coronet440

      1967coronet440 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      I have a few, more into the bmx style, I have a HARO, redline GT, and a PK Ripper let's see who knows that one lol.
       
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      • BeatersRus

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        lol,pk rippers,theres some memories.
        when they first came out,i broke 5 of those things and a couple of the quadangles too.
        i still have some ohio freestylers,ones mint in the trailer.
        one frameset is so rare its the only example known.
        still have a couple boxes of bmx stuff,to swhinn grasshopper slicks and so forth.
        would love to get rid of it all.

        bitd,i raced for redline and i also ran a bike shop.
        i also helped build the towns track for the kids,and get the park setup/ramps n all.
        the one bike i miss was my rl22.

        nowadaze,i ride a modded chopper bike around town.
        thats a nice bike you have Ht,my back tire and rim probably weigh more than your entire bike.
         
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        • OldBMXGuy

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          I've had a few P.K's.. Quad Angles, Torkers.. think I tried them all. I collected some for a little bit, but I sold most and got out when they became too damn expensive. I still have a Haro Mirra Pro and a DK. I have a Specialized P-2 that I ride now.. much easier on the knees
           
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          • PurpleBeeper

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            What about the old-school "Stringray" (?) 5-speed bikes with the tiny front tire, springer front end & shocks on the sissy bar? I think they came in red/blue/green. I see guys riding them at cars shows every once in a while.
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            • HT413

              HT413 Semi Pro Bowler

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              Oh yeah now you're talkin. I still have my old '88 GT Mach 1... let's see if I can upload pics...
               
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              HT413 Semi Pro Bowler

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              Here she is. What you see is how I rode it in the 80's... with the exception of the wheels. I hand built them probably 7-8 years ago from NOS 80's pieces.

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              • ZR9B

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                Early 80s had se racing frame bullseye bottom,bracket bullseye neck, se bars 7x rims with bullseye hubs, uni seat cant remember the name of the peddles.....had a few red lines gew GTs.....early kuwahara (sp?)...even a Rodger decoster which was a knock off of mongoose....had a mingoose supergoose,teamgoose.....
                 
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                • HT413

                  HT413 Semi Pro Bowler

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                  A buddy BITD had a PK, white and red I believe. Yeah those were the good old days.
                   
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                    I still have my '91 Haro edge ....
                     
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                    • moparnation74

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                      I also had several mongoose's and a supregoose....
                       
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                      • ZR9B

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                        Zrims.....how many spokes did i wreck???? Alot!!!
                         
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                        • 1967coronet440

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                          I'll take a couple pics of the PK when I get home. Mines red and white
                           
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                            I also broke aluminum frames and bent mild steel.

                            Had to have a full cro-mo Mongoose.

                            I also tested parts durability for K&G bike shop which eventually became DK.
                             
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                              Haha, 2 buddies of mine had Z rims. One of them would turn them into tacos and they'd bounce right back... until suddenly they didn't lol.
                               
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                                I had a DG bike also
                                 
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                                Too old to share the road with cars. Still mountain bike, just not as crazy as I used to be. Carbon fiber frame and full suspension. Perfect for an old man...lol

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                                  I don't know that I'd say I'm into them but recently bought my daughter and I a couple BMX bikes at her request. She's got a Haro and mines a Kink, nice bikes.

                                  I'm finding it more enjoyable than I thought I would but have already skinned myself up riding wheelies.... tough learning new tricks at 41 lol.
                                   
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                                  My wife and I have been riding BMX bikes for years, they are easy to take with you and lightweight, mine is an SE Assasin and wife's is an aluminium Mongoose Expert.
                                   
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                                    Oh man....had lots of home built Stingrays etc but nothing special. Most of them were from parts gathered at the town dump when they used to let the kids dig stuff out. We got all kinds of stuff including old edger motors that we used on go carts and the like. Fast forward several years the bikes got put out to pasture when I got my driver's license. Today, I have a 10 year old Trek 3500. I guess it's ok for the money.....free.
                                     
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