Aug 17 2007, 03:25 AM
Just got back from half a week in Canberra - man was that barren of vintage BMX stuff!
Reece - at least you got something for all your time. You've got a real knack for finding 24" comp 3s!
Piker - I'm really pleased you finally found the set of rad pads you were looking for.
Brad - I'd love to see a pic of your old school influenced cruiser.
It was nice to get back and find another thread hadn't been terminated...
Aug 17 2007, 05:28 AM
i might have to sell my daughters bike
79 redline mx2, i dont want to but i gotta live
no cheers this time
Aug 17 2007, 06:14 AM
No doubt whoever on here buys it, will look after it well, and happy to share pics of any changes or enhancements.
Damn shame things got so tough u gotta sell classic bikes now ;-(
Aug 17 2007, 03:54 PM
thanks marty, i dont doubt that it will be looked after, i dont even have a pic of it anymore
Aug 17 2007, 10:30 PM
so i got a pic
Aug 17 2007, 10:57 PM
She's a beauty Brian. I wish I could afford it. It'd be looked after for sure.
I must congratulate Waza and Rob for their stories and pics in Rebelyell mag. Great stuff guys. I noticed some old Fivedock pics in there too. 6 years after i rode it but old nevertheless.
Aug 17 2007, 10:58 PM
I forgot to mention Scottish John too. Great stuff guys.
Aug 18 2007, 12:53 AM
Hey guys, for the story of what happens next, check out the Tech and Restoration thread 'Dying Grips'.
A nice little experiment.
Aug 18 2007, 06:55 AM
I thought I'd try to get a pic only thread going of Australian restored bikes, something that would make the rest of the BMX world jealous!! And a way of us being able to go back and check out what every one has built. I hope you can all add pictures to it, sort of like an on line museum of all our bikes but please keep comments to this thread.
Martin please put your pics there, and Waz I'm sure you could fill a few pages worth. Vdad..... your Crossrider, Reece you have a few sweeties to put up!
Aug 18 2007, 07:07 AM
ACGTO put some of your # 17s up too.
Aug 18 2007, 04:39 PM
oops Ithink an American guy posted up his Quads, very nice, but I probably should have been more specific in the title
Aug 18 2007, 05:42 PM
joe kid doco on fuel tv @10am
Aug 18 2007, 07:24 PM
Hey Brian, hope things improve for you. Missed the doco but must be about time to watch the Joe Kid DVD again.
Aug 19 2007, 12:57 AM
hey Reece you've got a bloody nice collection there mate, thanks for posting them.
Perfect TA J.B.
thanks guys. How cool are those bikes!!
Aug 19 2007, 02:01 AM
Thanks Christian, I'm really trying to get as many finished for the big Fremantle Bike show in November! I'll probably take 20 bikes I reckon!
Aug 19 2007, 03:31 AM
ACGTO, mcam, profile, bloody impressive!!
hey Reece the yellow one and the team are so nice.
Aug 19 2007, 06:28 PM
Okay, I love a brute stem, but is there something special about this one, that I'm not seeing? If it was NOS I could almost understand... Brute Stem
Aug 19 2007, 07:13 PM
wow - big price!
Aug 19 2007, 08:58 PM
that's a bit large, but then i'm finding a lot off stuff has gone up over the short time i've been doing this hobby.
even larger was a suntour clamp that went for nearly 70 bucks on aussy bay the other week. you can get a NOS one from vert for half that including post LOL
there's some very nice bikes in the other thread. a few i haven't had the pleasure in seeing before, which is nice.
Aug 19 2007, 09:19 PM
I think that price is a one off...a much more common price range would seem to be between $75 - 100...Particularly in used condition...
Aug 19 2007, 09:28 PM
i'd say you are right, 84profile. i bought 2 nice ones from a fella on here for 200aus including postage. they really aren't that rare to justify that sort of price. i'm just really glad i'm not into hutchs LOL
Aug 21 2007, 03:06 AM
Bought that Rebel Yell mag today - what a great bit of work. Plenty of old school respect there.
Great contributions from respected Aussie VBMX members too.
Aug 21 2007, 03:23 AM
yeah i bought that mag too, a great read and congrats to all the old school guys involved!
Aug 21 2007, 11:49 PM
anything here you guys need let me know.http://www.vintagebmx.com/cgi-bin/ultimate...ic&f=6&t=026643
no, i'm not selling my prolines or the robinson.
Aug 22 2007, 04:52 AM
I like that SLA mate. let me know what it's worth.
Aug 22 2007, 05:37 AM
[ August 22, 2007, 07:46 AM: Message edited by: Mattblack ]
Aug 22 2007, 05:41 AM
Aug 22 2007, 03:15 PM
How good is that! that's a nice bike, nice colors.
Aug 22 2007, 09:11 PM
Proline2 your PM box is full. So to answer your question, the complete if possiable.
Aug 23 2007, 01:21 AM
Nice style Rohan!
Aug 23 2007, 02:24 AM
That's an odd looking Torker sticker on the downtube there Matt.....
Aug 23 2007, 02:46 AM
sorry richie i git a bit bombarded. all good now, i've pm'ed you.
Aug 23 2007, 03:57 AM
Nice pic Rohan. Thats a great lookin' frame. I should ditch my Merida and get me one of those. Very cool.
Aug 23 2007, 04:09 AM
Awesome stuff Rohan - that's a sweet looking racebike. JC does great work.
Your stunt rider looks like he knows what he's doing too! ; )
Aug 23 2007, 06:28 AM
I really gotta get a life!
Aug 23 2007, 11:01 AM
Check out this little gem I just scored. Suntour made Mongoose stamp seat post clamp.
Aug 23 2007, 05:45 PM
Looks awesome....where did you manage to score that one?
Aug 23 2007, 06:54 PM
was that the one on ebay?
Aug 23 2007, 07:41 PM
Yes. From Ken Paliska.
Aug 23 2007, 08:59 PM
He has good prices.
Aug 23 2007, 09:44 PM
He has good prices.
Aug 23 2007, 09:52 PM
He has but I've noticed them creeping up lately. Still, I did get a chrome Skyway TA XL frame set from him for $250.
Does anybody know when the XL was first released? I'm planning a build and am hoping it's 83 or earlier.
[ August 23, 2007, 11:53 PM: Message edited by: www.martin-bike.com ]
Aug 23 2007, 11:57 PM
Ken is awesome, best person on ebay for international deals...straight as an arrow...
Loving the T/A's...I've got the decal set. Which seems to be the way all the builds start...once I've got the decal set I'm commited!
Unfortunately, at this point I know very little about them....
Aug 24 2007, 12:50 AM
I got a set of gold NOS Araya 7Bs off him for $200.
T/A XL - not sure but later than the original I think.
Aug 24 2007, 07:50 PM
Hey - did you guys see that news story about some 11 year old kid who has forced his school to lock him out?
Your usual Holden-driving white trash Aussie kid and AWOL parents - lol
Anyway, the little bugger was riding around on what appeared to be a early 80s Mongoose or Quicksilver... http://www.tv3.co.nz/VideoBrowseAll/Intern...ault.aspx#video [ August 24, 2007, 09:52 PM: Message edited by: AndyDiamond ]
Aug 24 2007, 08:42 PM
Oh man, I almost forgot what Australia could be like. I've been away a loooong time.
LOL, I thought the hooded thug was the dude but ended up being his Mum!
He had a gold stem on it. He may be unpopular at school but he's going to get a lot of calls from people on this thread. LOL
Aug 24 2007, 08:59 PM
Remember all the stolen bikes from BITD? I think I know where some of them may be . . .
Aug 24 2007, 09:17 PM
Where they live is half way between my place and Geelong. Only about 20 minutes away. Might get myself a balaclava and duck over there tomorrow. I'll post pics when I get it. If he won't let go I'll just bring him with it!
Aug 24 2007, 09:18 PM
On second thoughts I think I'll do it the legal way. They'd probably swap for a slab or packet of smokes anyway.
Aug 24 2007, 09:30 PM
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