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QuicksilverBMX
Thats a great photo Jarvi, If anyone has close up pics of their bikes or mates bikes from BITD i'd love to see them!
COASTY
stupid computers!

[ March 20, 2007, 04:36 AM: Message edited by: COASTY ]
COASTY
Do you just want Quickies Reece? I have a few of my old bikes. A mate of mine bitd had a Quicksilver done up as a freestyle ride. This was in 81 before the freestyle bug bit. Classic bike but no pics unfortunately.
QuicksilverBMX
Nah just close up pics of old school rides, the few pics I have, have all been posted a thousand times before. I really wish I had some pics of my bikes and some of my mates bikes.
Jarvi
All of mine have been posted before but next time I'm back home I'll see if David (the owner of the Quicksilver) has any I can scan. Might be down that way next month.

Whilst looking through what I do have, Kurt, do you think the guy in second place is Matt Brammell(sp)? Looks like a Diamond Back but not sure what he rode before the Quicksilver.



[ March 20, 2007, 05:06 AM: Message edited by: Jarvi ]
AjayVBMX
I want one of those as well!

I'd love to build a replica of my Team bike, pre Helium frames. Lots of good memories....
Kurt.
Hey Jarvi,
I don't think that's Bramall - Around that time he would have been running a black helmet with home made Stu Thomsen style red and white stripes.(I know because I bought it off him and painted it blue.) I don't think Matt ever had a DB - got a funny feeling he ran a Redline before he got his Quickie. I'll have to ask Bakker - he'd know.
I also bought a silver Araya 7C with Suzue hub off Matt BITD (he ran it for a long time). I've still got that wheel - untouched and on the front of my son's MX2 nowadays. I ran the same wheel on all my bikes - great rims.
COASTY
mmm


Jarvi
It's funny actually Kurt because I have no idea what most people rode early on. Guess mainly Redlines, Diamond Backs and Mongooses. My mother told me she ran into Glenn Creeley last week and gave him an update. He laughed and said BMX is always in the blood. How true.
Kurt.
Oh yeah. There's something going on. My mum wasn't surprised at all when I got back into it. Have you noticed how many ex-BMXers are petrol heads too? Thrillseekers!

Nice pics fellas. I still have to go back to my parent's place some time and go through the old photos - hoping to find something - anything.

Did you guys see the black Oakley .5s this week on the bay? I put a woefully inadequate bid in early as I used to run these BITD. They went for $182.50 US!!! Aye Caramba!
www.martin-bike.com
Yes Kurt, I saw those - I was the 3rd highest bidder
QuicksilverBMX
Just a heads up for you guys,
I recieved a very abusive email from patto1991 off ebay which I cant post here because of the language content but I suggest you block this toad from your ebay auctions. He is in Victoria if anyone wants to catch up with him for a beer
AjayVBMX
Presumably, there was a reason of some kind why someone would send an abusive email....don't leave us in suspense

An inexperienced eBayer maybe????
QuicksilverBMX
quote:
Presumably, there was a reason of some kind why someone would send an abusive email.
He doesnt like what i am selling and he sure did let me know about it

[ March 20, 2007, 08:49 AM: Message edited by: QuicksilverBMX ]
bullyhotrod86jh
haha, what were you selling? haha
Kurt.
Hey Reece,

Sounds like a walking ****. Has he got a beef with your 600a sale???
Kurt.
How about that. You aren't allowed to say T u r d ?
QuicksilverBMX
Nah it was the rims I am selling, he was very expressive. Judging by his ebay id I would say he is 16yo
velocidad
hey thats a very very nice quicky back there... look forward to seeing it built up!
Jet Black
Minor correction in that old B&W Allstar lineup photo that AJ posted a few pages back , Wayne Mackinosh is wearing Thornleigh Bikeshop colours not Raleigh as AJ hasily questioned himself on. Heh , Thornleigh Bikeshop....Glenn Cox also rode for them there may be a Mark Bradley connection in there somewhere when Eastwood was racing on it's first BMX track.

I better remember the antics of Matt & Luke Johnston when they rode for Thornleigh , 2 fast , competitive brothers from a "bike racing family" ,these guys arrived at the race track more revved up than a pro wrestler on roids , (mongo) Matty truely made his mark during a trophy presentation at Ryde Track number 3 , when he started a brawl with Jason Huckstepp during the trophy presentation...I think they were in the age group below Cafe Racer at the time , 12 year olds (?)
it took ~6 adults to get the situation under control..sorry Thornleigh Bikeshop always triggers some interesting BMX memories from the 1980's....

Bikes I rode bitd

The incredible shrinking Redline MXII


The very short lived Apollo Le Quero (frame) all the other parts on it rocked


& the ever trusty BBR 1 sporting some really cool GT pads on it. Still got the handlebar pad somewhere...



got a few more (unscanned) earlier Blacktown gate start pix here showing race bike builds from bitd...

JB
bullyhotrod86jh
Just in nicer words though, what reasoning did he have behind abusing you about the rims? I personally can't see anything wrong with them.
Bradster
Reece, looks like he's been a member for a whole 2 days!!
Fess up bro, what was said ('G' rated of course)
*Bidder block completed*
AndyDiamond
JetBlack - I had the same number as you (348) for one season in NZ BITD (around '83).
QuicksilverBMX
OK here is the edited version, the only reason I can see for his outburst is that he get angry very quickly. I have never heard of him nor dealt with him. This is what I got:

face it u f**** gay**** pouf take this **** off ebay its f**** embarrising u retarded c*** ur a goat ****er stop ****ing goats u frog go lick a ranagtang

Result: Reported to ebay.

He probably figured he could vent as we are in different states!!!
COASTY
Your kidding me Reece? Is that for real? What a waste of oxygen. I love the spelling! Oh dear, what has the world become?
HowardinOz
What's a 'ranagtang'? lol!
Reece, with all the references to goats...does he know something we don't?
Are you a member of the Freemasons?
QuicksilverBMX
Maybe he was looking around his bedroom for inspiration and all he could see was goats?
www.martin-bike.com
Post his email address so we can "vent" on him.
rsrichie
heres those references to the freemasons again i think i am going to have to invest in a little white apron...................mmmmmmmm
waza007
send him a message through ebay and ask where he lives? Ive sent 2 mesaages so far. I'm sure he will crawl into his hole when there is many ebayers all wanting to know what his address is.
rsrichie
I couldnt help myself i had to send a message to him also as follows

i have been advised by a friend that you are a bit of a goat fancier and are in possesion of some over excited goats that might prefer the same gender as opposed to the opposite, infact weirdly enough they seem to enjoy the company of frogs and ranagtang (as you spell it) so i was wondering if you would be so kind as to forward me your address as i think i know a cure for these poor creatures.

wonder if he will get back to me?
ROBERTO
Cool Richie.
QuicksilverBMX
quote:
Post his email address so we can "vent" on him.
Go nuts!

impresive_iraqii@hotmail.com

Interesting email address, probably explains why hes so angry.....
AjayVBMX
Hmm... that email address really says it all doesn't it?

I don't think I'd be interacting with that guy in any way whatsoever....
www.martin-bike.com
He sounds like somebody else I know . . .
bennyg
I've noticed how this guy has a thing for goats, so he could be an Iraqi goat hearder. I have now noticed that our little Iraqi friend didn't be little camels. We all know how much our Iraqi friends love their camels did you know that 9 out of 10 Arabs enjoy camels over women.
COASTY
LOL Benny, thats funny. He does seem a little stressed, doesn't he?
I thought the same thing Martin.
caferacer
coasty those cranks ready to home yet ?
COASTY
LOL keep tryin mate.
Jet Black
Hey Coast , a little gossip from the Australia day meet...

Despite noticing that the pinchless flights on the BBR1 were a little loose on the chainwheel side & needed a little extra attention to make them a snug fit.*
Caferacer & AJ then both agreed that a set of 1 piece 175 or 180mm Takagi cranks were much more reliable & easier to maintain than those troublesome pinchless flights I had on my bike......So to keep caferacer "happy" , send him down a set of old chrome Takagi cranks with a bit of copper showing thru under the worn chrome on the chainring side.
I might even throw caferacer a few 45 singles to sweeten the deal & ease his pain , hearing him
recant & regret selling those cranks & tuff's to all those years ago. Poor guy.

The Unguarded Moment by The Church
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Living in the 70's by Skyhooks....
dunno what else is here , I'm still sorting thru this pile of vinal record thingo's & looking to dump them to quality wav files before they go elsewhere.

JB

* I had spent the entire week reworking a 24/28TPI NOS & OS combination of dremel worked BB parts to get a Tioga sealed bearing BB to properly fit the Flite spindle & had only had time to do a "rough fit" of the crank arms onto the bike on morning of the display.
Both sides now fit snug & the sealed BB is now snug & sweet.
rsrichie
BITD i would have 1 peice cranks over 3pce every day of the week. They were the only cranks that held up to my punishment 3pce were troublesome and weak and much better suited to the track were heavy landings wernt as comon. You could leave 1pce cranks for years without adjustment where 3pce needed almost daily adjustment and boy that is fun LOL.

[ March 22, 2007, 07:48 PM: Message edited by: rsrichie ]
Kurt.
Nice one JB - That was the best Church track. Almost With You was also right up there.

Gotta agree on the 1 piece cranks. After WW3 a set of 175 or 180mm Takagis will still be here, along with the cockroaches...

Hey Glenn - swap him the cranks - so long as it's for a silver PK with Graphites!
bullyhotrod86jh
haha, personally i question whether a 1 pc could seriously outlive a lot of 3pc, atleast newschool ones, I look at 1pc and worry personally.
One of those things that i just don't understand that happened back in the 80's.
Kurt.
LOL Bully. If you can bend a set of 170mm Takagis, you get a certificate confirming you have gorilla b a l l s!!!
Jet Black
Kurt.
I saved the 45 record collection from getting thrown out by a guy called Tim , who didn't want them anymore. Tim worked @ Castle Hill Record Store & was playing around Sydney in a struggling garge band at the time.I think Tim is still working in the music biz , but not as a shop assistant anymore...I wouldn't be surprized if "Almost With You" & other cool titles from that era were in this still mostly unsorted ecclectic collection of 45's I have here.

Back to BMX , I made the change to 1 piece cranks when I sheared the axle off a the set of Maxy Cross
cranks on my Redline MXII , on the slow ride back from a hard fall during a race @ Shane Robinsons "backyard" track , a pretty wild track at the time to try to tame , when given a very short crowded practice session before the race.
With single pinch flites costing $275 new back then , 1 piece cranks were the only real option.
I saved up & quickly pieced together the ultimate driveline. 24TPI 175mm Takagi's , factory silver DX pedals , a Panda Power Disc & scored a new locally made sealed bearing BB that the bikeshop owner had picked up at a trade show , it came in an unmarked white cardboard box.
The same sealed BB turned up ~6 months later as stock in the shop , but with really gay packaging & now made by Gracecross , I think the "for winners only" was a bad marketing move , excelent sealed bearing BB tho , provided you shimmed it into place, still have all those goodies today.

I eventually got a set of no pinch 175mm flites complete with 44t sprocket , dimple spindle 2nd hand for $100 in early 1983.
I did _not_ buy my flites from caferacer & dread the day that the seller finds me & wants to buy his cranks back <heh>

I've acquired a few sets of flite cranks since then.



That first set was expensive at the time , but
by not selling them they turned into a real bargain.

These cranks look familiar cafe ???



I did find a pic of you riverjumping Coast , just not the BIG AIR one





I drove by that spot the other day , the tree's have gotten a LOT bigger since then & the hills behind have changed , but a good line for a runup & launching area could still be easily made to re create the shot....

Another summer without a bike jump into a river pool or lake , curses.....


JB
broke L345
I used to race with a guy BITD that was 13 years old and I personally saw him break 3 pairs of 1pc cranks out of the gate. Thinking back on it now that's quite a feat!!

just got back from a holliday in London and Paris on Sat, then spent the last 6 days in hospital hooked up to a drip with a very agressive virus. Had my first food yesterday, I love food .

does anyone know if you can still get skyway pad sets anywhere? My next bike is going to be a retro build. new bike but 80's inspired.

reece, love the quickie, I'm glad you found another one. look forward to seeing it all done.

anyway good to be back!
Jarvi
The Skyway pads are around although the stem pads without the holes (freestyle version) are rarer. Perhaps you can convince Ed at Colored Tuffs to do some authorised pad sets.

Now, the virus isn't an excuse just to get out of racing at Eastfield tomorrow is it? Glad you're back on the mend.
broke L345
hey james

are you riding? Be safe mate!

I actually like Eastfield track, I thought Vdad told me it was Franga track this w end. since your mended, I can't help but notice the destinct lack of race pics on this thread.
velocidad
glad to hear your home C.

Eastfield clubby on Sat, Frankston Metro plate on Sunday. Even SupermaxCrmo is gonna ride Sunday he tells me!

btw plenty pics around if you know where to look...

Here's one of Mattblack at Southlake last weekend...
Kurt.
Hey great pic. Stylin' Rohan. Quad looks good in motion too.
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