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I've been collecting for a bit more than 5 years now, but check this out
twintoptuber
post Apr 30 2007, 07:02 PM
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Ebay sent me a "birthday" card wishing me a Happy 5 year anniversary to Ebay, woohoo! I was thinking back to when I first started in the hobby and here are a few things for those who remember and to those now who may laugh at this:

- We were still trying to figure out the colors of RL20-II's and how they were built.

- Ditto on Haro's..... forget 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation Master, we barely knew '84 from '85.

- Nobody was reproducing decals

- All the exotic framesets were basically 'undiscovered'

- We would shop here and pay these crazy expensive prices: http://www.alans.co.uk/oldschool/new.html

- If 5 of us were on the boards, it was crazy. 10 people meant 5 were tired with bmx and came over to read/laugh/mock/taunt/color tires, lol.

- Axlepeg was the man with his pics..... and still is.

- If you told the bmx guys a pink bike would win best of show at Rockford, there would be an 8 page thread full of "LOL! LMAO! Hahahaha, just threw one out, color tires!, etc..." Bob O said it best a year ago at the banquet table

- And most importantly, there were more threads about "Just built this....check it out"
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post Apr 30 2007, 07:36 PM
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There should be more "just built this....check it out" threads! Nice post James.
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post Apr 30 2007, 07:53 PM
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Yes, that WAS a cool post James.

(I'm scared in here! I'm heading back to the safety of the BMX Forum)
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post Apr 30 2007, 08:14 PM
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Its OK Tom, we understand!
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post Apr 30 2007, 08:30 PM
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5 of us were on the boards
Half of them isn`t around anymore. The collecting was different, the builds were different, the people were different, and the bashing became more. lol.
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post May 1 2007, 03:37 AM
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Believe it or not, some of us still shop at alan's.. cause it's actually cheaper.
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post May 1 2007, 06:05 AM
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Always like Alans and when I found his old site links, it inspired this post. Look at the prices from 4-5 years ago, shoulda woulda coulda comes to mind.
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post May 1 2007, 10:59 AM
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I've been around it for 3.5 years now. I always remember looking at Alan's, Skatepool, Vert-ego etc. and thinking they were way too expensive... now they are pretty much the only source for some parts.

Who else was around who remembers the origin of Hutch Lake? Do you have that aerospeed auction archived James? lol.
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post May 1 2007, 11:12 AM
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How were prices pre-ebay ? I'm sure many people use ebay as a reference for value now , but they did not have that back then.
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post May 1 2007, 11:24 AM
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pre-ebay? That would go back to 1996 or 97. I don't think any of the stuff we collect now was considered "vintage" quite yet. The mid-90s would have been the ideal time to clean up at old shops and such... I'm sure they would have been glad to be rid of all the obsolete NOS garbage parts... LOL.
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