Feb 1 2007, 06:01 AM
Hey Alister its Ben from the weekend, do you have a picture of you jumping the old vintage bike. Love to see one if you have one. Cheers
Feb 1 2007, 06:07 AM
Sorry Ben, no I don't. I don't have any photos of me in action on that bike unfortunately. I guess the subject matter was so pitiful that no-one bothered to turn a camera in my direction.....
Feb 1 2007, 06:23 AM
Nice one Ajay. Here's my first. I couldn't wait to get a real bmx bike!! [ February 01, 2007, 07:36 AM: Message edited by: OldSkoolRoy ]
Feb 1 2007, 06:29 AM
And a short-framed one to boot!
Feb 1 2007, 07:30 AM
hey profiler i see old magic mick wiltshire from time to time. still rides his original mongoose 2 by 4 and rides not to bad. robbie his brother has been on richie,s site a few times.
Feb 1 2007, 07:41 AM
heres my first attempt at a BMX, circa 1979!
Feb 1 2007, 07:49 AM
on the mean streets of western australia to boot !
Feb 1 2007, 02:08 PM
Gotta love those old photos!
Have you any early photos Caferacer? If so, let's see 'em!
Feb 1 2007, 04:57 PM
Thats ashame Alister would of loved to see you jumping that one. Thanks to oldsckoolroy & you to Reece for posting your pics of the old stuff.
How about it caferacer how about posting a few pics?
Feb 1 2007, 05:02 PM
Here's an early one of me . . . circa 1969
Feb 1 2007, 05:05 PM
I know it has nothing to do with Old Old school. But I am trying to find a set of dyno slammer decals from 1992. Can anyone help?
Feb 1 2007, 05:20 PM
OK OK.... all very cool to see phptos of stripped down dragsters but i want to see a photo of a fully dressed dragster complete with ape-hangers, sissybar, bannana seat, chrome mudguards and 3 speed getting air over the table top at ryde eastwood...any takers?
Feb 1 2007, 05:24 PM
Actually, jumping the dragster was not recommended for your health....
If you look closely at the photo, you might notice that the lower frame downtube has a welded repair just where the curving tubes meet it, up near the head stem. This was required because one time I jumped it, the bottom frame tube fractured, leading to a very low-slung bike indeed.
The repair wasn't actually that good either, as it added about 10mm to the bottom tube's length and had the effect of making the fork rake even more chopper like and the bottom bracket even lower than before...
I was a very happy guy when I finally changed to my first Quicksilver!
Feb 1 2007, 05:41 PM
looks like it's safe to come back in again.
the following picture was taken possibly in 1978. the amazing thing i found looking at the above pics is how similar people did the same thing thousands of kilometers apart. yep tange forks on my old dragster, i had to cut the head tube for them to fit.
my first bmx bike
which led to my first real bmx frame in 1979
Feb 1 2007, 11:07 PM
My first real bmx bike. [ February 02, 2007, 12:09 AM: Message edited by: OldSkoolRoy ]
Feb 1 2007, 11:13 PM
I think the funny thing is we used to ride our bikes with jandals - lol!
My first BMX (a few parts changed out by this stage) circa summer 81.
It's the red one.
Feb 1 2007, 11:26 PM
Here's the low down on the Sunday ride:
Sunday 4th Feb
We meet at 10 am at the Goodwill bridge on the Southbank side.
The Goodwill bridge is located at Southbank so everyone can find a park where ever they can. We can ride accoss the Goodwill bridge and into the Botanical gardens where it should be cool and well shaded.
I want to see Roy turning up.
Feb 2 2007, 03:44 AM
Hey Martin is that a Redline? Hehehe. Last time we spoke you were going but to Honkers to start the new job. Hope all is going well for you in your new job.
Feb 2 2007, 04:20 AM
Love those converted dragster pics - that was my first experience of BMX too, in the late 70's. Jump 'em till the frame broke and then replace the frame. And cotter pin ankles. Oh bad memories. Nearly as bad as removing bent cotter pins...
Feb 2 2007, 04:28 AM
I never had a bike until I was 12 or so. I missed all that. I eventually got a 10 speed and broke it! mattblack has a pic of my first BMX going off the last berm at Blacktown. Ghostrider style...
Feb 2 2007, 04:29 AM
Ahh cotter pins.......who else rode them loose??
Kaclunk kaclunk kaclunk
I'm sure my old man rammed a 3/8" bolt thru the cotter pin slot on more than one occasion??!!!!
Feb 2 2007, 04:33 AM
They were always either loose or bent. Damn cotter pins!!!
Feb 2 2007, 04:42 AM
Hey anyone know much about Comp IVs - like when they came out? I lucked on a black 2.125 one yesterday??
Feb 2 2007, 05:08 AM
hi kurt around mid 83 i remeber the comp 4 coming out. i only ever got one about this time and ran it on the back. not bad but not as good as a comp 3 for the time.
hey ive got 7 photo albums from 78 to 84 full of photos from here and the u.s im just not to good on the old nerd box !
Feb 2 2007, 05:21 AM
Hey thanks Caferacer.
Feb 2 2007, 06:03 AM
Hey Damon, who was on the gate against the US pro's in Brissy bitd? My boss reckons he was!! He also said he was a factory Cobra rider. His name is Chris something. I'll find his last name..
Feb 2 2007, 07:36 AM
Hey Kurt, I had a thing for comp iv's on Hutch's, I think the pro-star came with comp iv's with Hutch labels. I finally secured a comp iv 20 x 1.75 to match my 2.125 front. Mine have the green and yellow label.
I tell you there are just about impossible to get 1.75's. I've got 3 x 2.125's. I think about 12 months ago you could get them for next to nothing, now...well let's just say..I paid far too much for a 25 year old piece of rubber. Then again, when you gotta have it, you gotta have it!
Feb 2 2007, 07:41 AM
Feb 2 2007, 09:06 AM
I put Comp IVs on my candy PK . . .
Some will also go on the black Hutch I'm building when I visit Sydney in May . . .
Feb 2 2007, 01:32 PM
Cool fellas - thanks for that. I knew nothing about them. They seem like a lighter weight version of the Comp III with a much more flexible bead...
Feb 2 2007, 07:05 PM
Hmmm thanks Martin, now I know what my wheel set will look like when they are built! They will look exactly like...yours! Which ain't bad cause they look sweet! Obviously so does the whole bike!
Feb 2 2007, 08:30 PM
No worries, here's another shot of the wheels
Feb 2 2007, 08:33 PM
You can see the tread of the tires better on this one . . .
Feb 2 2007, 08:42 PM
NICE attention to detail ...matching hub and spoke nipples to the frame colour . lovely touch as usual martin .
reading back 10ish pages ..... SPIDERY is the perfect word for that bike , thats exactly what it looks like . nice to ride but the bars feel massive.
yeah coasty im weighing in at 92kg , just as well i'll only ride it occasionally .
Feb 2 2007, 09:07 PM
damn thats a perfect PK Martin. So minty and fresh. I can smell the 6061 from here! Only thing I'm not fussed on is the plate. They are soooo big! It looks great just too big IMO. I guess I'm used to no plate or a series one.
Feb 2 2007, 09:22 PM
Coasty, any closer to gettng your hands on the PK yet?
Feb 2 2007, 10:01 PM
The guy who's getting it for me has been on holidays for the past 3 weeks. I'm going to hit him up on monday. I don't want to be pushy ya know. He might look on ebay!!
Another guy is checkin under his parents house this weekend for a couple of Geese and a Redline. No idea what models yet. My boss has a few hanging in his house. Pattersons and a Redline. He won't sell them to me.......yet!
Feb 3 2007, 12:48 AM
Hey mate - Comp IVS came out in 83 for sure.
First version had a green/blue logo, then they had the red/blue label.
They came in the usual colours (black/yellow/blue/red) although I believe they did not come in white.
Sizes were 2.125 and 1.75.
Someone has said they came in 1.5 but I'm not convinced.
They did not come in any other sizes apart from 20"
No 24" or 1 3/8 etc.
I bought two sets from Vert-Ego a few years back (both 1.75 sets) and they were cheaper than Comp IIIs.
Comp IIIs are cool but so are Comp IVs - I guess people are just not as familiar with them.
I ran a pair in 84/85 on my Kuwahara.
Feb 3 2007, 01:42 AM
Comp IV's did come in 1.5. I ran 1.5 Comp IV's on the rear on my Kuwahara back in 84-85.
Feb 3 2007, 01:58 AM
OK - If you did then it must be true - lol
Feb 3 2007, 03:36 AM
Yeah, I've come across a couple of 1.5's in my travels...hmmm I was struggling to find 1.75...got one now!
Martin those wheels are crazy...I thought they were black at first glance (that is what I'm doing) but the red look sweet with the frame! Nice job. That thing is off the chain!!!
Feb 3 2007, 03:42 AM
Nice ride Martin! The colour combo is sweet. You sure build 'em nice.
Feb 3 2007, 03:55 AM
Yeah I used to have about 4 pairs of 20x1.5 comp IV's and I was trying to find some odd ones to make a fat/skinny pair.
Feb 3 2007, 04:00 AM
He does build a nice ride...even Greg Hill liked that GHP...me too!
Feb 3 2007, 06:36 AM
I'm posting this pic on behalf of Damon. Its a nice bit of air. Damon has so many good old school photos its not funny. So theres more to come. I hope people dont mind a photo of a photo. Cheers
Feb 3 2007, 07:29 AM
Cool pic. I'm guessin thats at Ryde/eastwood. Come on Damon, post 'em up. I love lookin at pics.
Anyone have any pics of the Cobra factory team?
Feb 3 2007, 10:01 PM
Feb 3 2007, 10:18 PM
Feb 3 2007, 10:43 PM
Oh man, great pics. I really wish I could have made it down there. One day i'll get there.
Feb 3 2007, 10:46 PM
Awesome pics, looks like a bmx bandits reunion!
All great bikes from BITD.
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