Mar 29 2007, 03:32 AM
Kurt they appeared in the Shimano catalogue dated Feb 1980.
Mar 29 2007, 03:46 AM
Cool James. Thanks for that.
I previously thought these were later than that - like '84 or so, - so now I'm planning to use these on my '82 JMC.
Mar 29 2007, 05:34 AM
hey guys just finnished my first oxalic acid job check it out in the restoration section, I don't know how to put a link. It's under This is your fault TIM torker resto or something.
does anyone have a bottom bracket to suit takagi cranks? The one I had, the thread was too large......bummer.
Mar 29 2007, 06:36 AM
LMAO - who's the donut in the JMC gear? Come on, who cant afford shoes then?
Mar 29 2007, 06:55 AM
Nice feet Chris. I'm lovin that pic.
Mar 29 2007, 05:57 PM
Now take that JMC out to the race track & race it, its a race bike, just don't forget about your shoe's.
Mar 29 2007, 06:39 PM
Hey Proline2 - you around Allen?
Is this that Crews pic you were looking for?
Mar 29 2007, 07:26 PM
Any of you Aussies guys got a set of 24" wheels or wheel parts for sale?
Talking the usual - 7X/Ukai thing (old school).
Mar 29 2007, 07:32 PM
Got a used but v good condition 24" Araya 7C in blue that I'd trade for the left hand KKT LMX 9/16" spindle I'm looking for...
Mar 29 2007, 07:36 PM
I know all you guys remember the old Malvern Star BMX ad from the 80's ..."I wanna be a star..."
Not around on Youtube yet, but here's a more modern funny Malvern Star ad... web page
Mar 30 2007, 12:23 AM
That's a pearl'a...great add Kurt
Mar 30 2007, 02:27 AM
Arr yes, my old mate youtube, I spend FAR too much time on there-here's one of my fav's, BMX flatlander Simon O'Brien-simply amazing!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LTVhqHAdo
Mar 30 2007, 03:15 AM
Awesome Brad - man he's smooth. Love the Hoods too.
Mar 30 2007, 05:19 AM
Andy, I've got some black 24" Tuffs for sale - T-spoke not H-spoke like the ones you get now.
But . . . about to catch a plane to spend 10 days on beaches in Thailand.
C-YA . . .
Mar 30 2007, 07:49 AM
well marty , we dont want to hold you back .... we will wait paitently for 10 days to hear of your wonderful holiday adventures , cant wait to hear the about it when you get back ..... hurry .... go catch the plane !
Mar 30 2007, 07:54 AM
look at us all married/partnered with beautiful children to enjoy and lucky single martin gets to jet off to Thailand for 10 days on the beach ...... DONT YOUS JUST WISH YOU WERE LIVING THE MARTY LIFE !!!!!!!!!!
[ March 30, 2007, 10:00 AM: Message edited by: OZZYBMX ]
Mar 30 2007, 06:44 PM
not really I'm married, no kids though. We cose to spend our children money on ourselves, pretty selfish mmmmm.
last year went to malasian gp, MELBOURNE gp, PARIS LONDON.
This year went back to Paris and London, and going to penang for Christmas and new year.
Have fun Martin you lucky bastard
Mar 30 2007, 06:56 PM
Hi Kurt, thats the one buddy. which issue was that in? i'm guessing sometime in 1980 as he's on an early proline and not wearing #10 on his plate.
this pic has stayed in my head for a very long time and i'd like to thank you very much for thinking of me when you found it. cheers mate ;-)
Mar 30 2007, 10:19 PM
Oh shoot, I've gone the married with 2 kids route-can't complain too loudly though, managed 9 days in Bali a couple of years back, AND the joy of having two healthy/happy kids-you can have the cake and it eat it too-just takes a bit longer to get material things you want. managed a couple of OS BMXs in there as well!!
Mar 31 2007, 01:25 AM
OK guys, finally got my 'Moose how I wanted it, note I have installed the brake cables on the correct side of the handlebars relevent to the caliper location (ok-slight p*&s take there).
What you all think??
More pics/thread here........http://www.vintagebmx.com/cgi-bin/ultimate...ic&f=1&t=026314
Mar 31 2007, 01:50 AM
I think the brake position rocks........ oh and the bike is sweet to......
Mar 31 2007, 05:23 PM
Lovin' it Brad - that looks awesome. Gotta get myself one of those. Nice job!
Mar 31 2007, 06:01 PM
they are such an odd looking bike aren't they? Good job!!
Mar 31 2007, 08:17 PM
Selling a Moosegoose new bitd was always awkward , you knew that the parents who were secretly buying a "Mongoose BMX bike" for their kid had the best intentions , but it probably wasn't the "Mongoose BMX bike" that the kid had dropped hints about wanting to get...
Well Bradster , now you will be able safely brake & use hand signals at the same time whilst riding your bike on the road & wearing a helmet , _but_ your living on the edge without having a bell & the reflectors on the bike. <heh>
Even Bradley agreed that a YELL was better than a Bell , but he complied & fitted bells onto BMX bikes , to cover the bikeshop owners ***$$ & keep him in a paying job.
Building a custom BMX race bike that was sold on the condition that it was "not for street use" was more fun , no rules to follow & you built it to the standard you would have wanted it to be if it was your own , building up the cool $$$$ bikes from a bare frame & forks were a small minority tho
Apr 1 2007, 03:22 AM
cheers guys on a lot of reading, and lots of pix, been too long, bucketloads of pages. some kool builds, and reece u had to dig out that pic of "the jmc rider" lol
would anybody have an old mobile they wanna get a new home? i need a new 1, as mine is dying.. any help would be appreiciated.
Apr 1 2007, 03:52 AM
Hey Brian. Long time no see. Good to have you around mate.
Well this is one of my projects for today. I decided to finish off this motomag wheelset today. See if you can pic the missing web. It's not hard but it's a lot better than no web at all !! The piece was completely missing. A new piece was made from scratch. I surprised myself with the outcome.
Oh and the other job for today was polishing my mates new 30ft BLACK speedboat! glad thats over.
Apr 1 2007, 03:59 AM
Hey bloody nice job Glenn - buggered if I could see it. How did you fit the new web???
Apr 1 2007, 04:05 AM
Ahh the wonders of metal epoxy and aluminium sheet.
Apr 1 2007, 04:40 AM
that is an awesome job there glenn, and thanks good to be back
Apr 1 2007, 05:03 AM
Awesome Glenn, looks the biz
Apr 1 2007, 03:58 PM
couldn't pick it from the picture, nice job there mate.
Apr 1 2007, 04:16 PM
that's bloody awesome Glenn
let me guess the give aways the circle in the center of the web, from the molding them, that seems to be missing on the top one?
but I'm not 100% sure, could just be the photo. but again bloody nice job.
Obviously your the guy to see about repairing motomags. hehe
Apr 1 2007, 10:03 PM
Great Job Glenn! It's cool to see stuff like this being restored.
Apr 2 2007, 05:21 PM
Anyone seen the current issue of Acclaim Magazine? In one of their photo shoots the model is sitting on a nice chrome Skyway TA. It's a Melbourne based magazine (but not necessarily a Melbourne shoot) and was just wondering if it is a member's bike.
And top stuff Glenn on the job with the Motomag.
Apr 3 2007, 10:07 PM
Hi all for those of you who are watching the SLA on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...07346&rd=1&rd=1
Im currently broke so its going to be out of my league but it is only up the road from me so i would be happy to pick up and post to anyone. If you are interested you may like to take a look at the pics i have of it on my website under the for sale thread. please look before you bid. www.vintageoldschoolbmx.com [ April 04, 2007, 12:30 AM: Message edited by: rsrichie ]
Apr 4 2007, 10:28 PM
What is it when ever i post here it goes quiet for a long time, im getting a complex.......or maybe im not ............or maybe i am.......or may.... lol
Apr 4 2007, 10:51 PM
Everyone's probably flat out getting ready for Easter...
Apr 4 2007, 10:55 PM
Ah thats right, Easter i feel better now. With working for myself these days i loose track of time and events. mmmmmmmm easter BEER
Apr 5 2007, 12:15 AM
Don't worry Richie, I only realised it was coming up to Easter a couple of weeks ago. No family here and I don't eat chocolate and not religious either. When I didn't have an office to go to I used to say the only way I knew about public holidays was more people at the local coffee shop.
I've been busy with bike related stuff. Off to the bike shop to pick up some parts, then to the electroplater to collect some more parts and then to the bearing shop to get some, yep you guess it, bearings. Also for my bikes. Hopefully I will be able to show it in a few weeks.
Hit up the Park Orchards track yesterday with a friend's 6 year old son. His first time on a track and he had a great time. I always looked forward to taking my kids to the track (yeah that plan didn't quite work!!) and sharing something with them that I enjoyed as a youngster. I also liked being able to impress him easily with my 'skills'. A 180 here and there and he was going wow. If I have my way he will be throwing backflips in a month or so. Just don't tell his mother what my plans are.
There was another father there and he thought BMX was a bit safer than motorbikes for his kids. Megan then told him I'd done two collar bones in 12 months and one at that track. That got him thinking...
Apr 5 2007, 12:39 AM
LOL Jarvi - don't the kids nowadays go off when you throw a 180 - not a trick they do anymore it seems.
It's feels like a long way around but I can still throw them on the Hutch 24.
Just hit up the chocolate shop and the bottle-o so set up for easter... (as well as a heap of timber in the front yard for the deck I'm building - which is what will actually keep me busy the next few days!)
Apr 5 2007, 02:27 AM
Hey Glen, like that mag repair job-do you have a before shot you can post? Cheers
Apr 5 2007, 05:19 AM
Hey guys, I put this together tonight. I had some spare time, and some parts sitting in the parts box. Also, since I have stripped down and boxed up the 82 GT 24 I had the wheels sitting there.
Thsi is a temporary build for now (hence the post in here, for some southern hemisphere enjoyment ), until I get the wheels intended for this built. I also want to find a gold Tech 3 lever, and a gold Pro Neck power disc. And way (way way way) off, maybe some Profile second gen cranks.
Sitting on this, I get the feeling, I would have REALLY liked to race one of these back then. Feels perfect to me as a race bike.
Apr 5 2007, 05:33 AM
Very nice bike ...but even more amazing garage
How can you keep your garage that unfeasibly clean and uncluttered? (I can't get a car in mine...)
Apr 5 2007, 05:40 AM
Well, the secret is.... Its my fathers. That space is normally occupied by a 1955 FJ Holden (fully restored), but he and his wife are away for the weekend.
We're staying here, while we're building a new house
Apr 5 2007, 05:43 AM
There had to be a reason....
Apr 5 2007, 06:09 AM
crazy patterson.love humpy holdens too!
Apr 5 2007, 12:27 PM
Love the Patty Mcam. Awesome 24. But...why is your GT boxed up?
Apr 5 2007, 04:11 PM
I'm getting rid of it.
Actually, I'm joking. We're building a house, and there is not enough room at my fathers place for all these bikes. I decided to strip the 24 down, and box it up, as I hardly ride it anyway. It will be reassembled later in the year at our new house
Thanks for the compliments
Apr 5 2007, 05:02 PM
Prosight do you still have your Patty 24?
Apr 5 2007, 05:04 PM
Cool looking 24" mcam. The bars have a GT sticker on them and I was just wondering what sort of rise and width they are? Looking for a set of bars from about the same era for a 24" myself.
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