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Piker
QUOTE (84profile @ Feb 21 2009, 01:44 PM) *
Man Piker, that is nice!!! Can you tell me if that was an Australian delivered bike, ie it was bought in Australia BITD? I have a strange feeling it might have just been Australian delivered bike that came "Senior Pro" decaled? Just a hunch though...


Ta. It was bought new in Sydney (not sure which shop) by a mate of mine BITD.
Piker
QUOTE (Kurt. @ Feb 21 2009, 01:48 PM) *
Beautiful Piker. That has come along really well.

You sure she never had the decals on the chainstays? They always leave a subtle mark on the chrome from where they sat, unless they were pulled straight off from new.


Thanks Kurt, my mate swears it never had decals on the stays. No sign of any on the chrome either...It also had no fork decals, again no signs on the chrome, hence the repops on there now. I guess i should put the 'Chromoly' decals on too....My mate may have just forgotten about removing them BITD.
Piker
QUOTE (84profile @ Feb 21 2009, 05:47 PM) *
Yeah, I've seen the blue one's and I'm thinking about em for the KZ-1 because, I ain't ever going to the IRC's....but beware Biago (aka Vert-ego.com) ain't scare of hitting you up for some serious postage...don't expect any postage change out of like 60GBP....nice tires though...


Thanks guys, i'll check them out. I lied, i have seen a pair on eBay, but the price killed it for me....
Kurt.
Yeah - I forgot about mine too, till Lew pointed out sticker marks in the chrome one time. Then I had flashbacks of carrying it home on the bus when new, bugged by the lifting chromoly stickers! It's funny how this whole BMX nostalgia trip thing brings back long forgotten feelings and memories huh?
Jarvi
Yes and how much was the bus ticket Kurt? Probably about 20 cents or something like that.
Kurt.
Yeah - about 20c for the bus from Kings Meadows into York St. Then the same again for the bus from Allgoods up to Trevallyn. All the while hugging a shiny new DB frame. My favourite bus trip!

I remember the frame was $150 even.
broke L345
hey james happy to let you ride my bikes, I like to share them with people who appreciate what they are. 'cause all my other friends think I'm a bit loopy happy.gif . I don't know, non bmxers are strange people. I have to get the shock in the mathews serviced, then you can try that one out too. Does ride like a couch though.

we never did get that tire on it's end...........
Jarvi
QUOTE (broke L345 @ Feb 22 2009, 10:35 AM) *
we never did get that tire on it's end...........


Something for next time we go there.
Kicks
hi everyones. does anyone know if these are available locally/aus?

Cheng Shin C183 Knobby Tire 20" x 2.125" Wire Black

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SW...L500_AA280_.jpg

thanks.
QuicksilverBMX
Well, I went to pick up my ET today and lets just say the photos make it look half decent. I now have to find a way to strip the f****d up white paint job and find someone to re-do it properly. I just hope it doesnt spoil Roberto's nice podwer job otherwise it may have to be fully re-done again. I am not going to into every detail of the transaction, lets just say I could have done it better myself. The 5th pic is my original finish ET next to the new one, slighty on the pi$$ maybe?





ACGTO
Holy crap Reece. That is unbelievable that someone could even attempt to think they'd even come close with that. My kids could have done better.

Let's hope it can be saved.
Kurt.
How could someone think that was an acceptable job on top of such awesome powder. What a nutsack.Feel for you mate.

Danny - don't think so - have checked through my local dealer and they can't find them. Not helped by the fact Cheng Shin (or CST as the shops would know them) have several tyres with a code of C-183. I'd love a couple of sets of those too.
Jarvi
That sucks Reece. Hopefully you can get the result you want without starting again.

Danny, we grabbed some from www.burkescycles.co.nz in NZ. Reasonable freight costs. Paul (can't remember his screen name here) put Mark and I onto them. One more thing - don't get excited about the skinwall Comp IIIs on the site as they are actually blackwalls. Assuming they are still there.
AndyDiamond
Burkes Cycles used to be a or player in old school BMX BITD.
They had a shop team and sold all the top stuff.

I rang them a few years back to see if they had any old school stuff left but as usual they said they had turfed it all out.

Not quite as bad as another local distributor who threw a NOS Phase 1 frame out in the trash a few years back....
broke L345
Hey Reece, hang in there mate.

I know something like that can be a real smack in the mouth. I hate that feeling of waiting for the moment you pick up your perfect frame and some f wit has done a pre school job on it. what a f head!!!! sorry mate, I feel your pain.

Kicks, I'm after a couple of sets of those and spoke to Mark but he hasn't gotten backto me yet. I'll keep in touch, or let me know how you go.

Thanks.

james, I would prefer to try leap a tire than jump it at the moment. I remember being able to leap 4 kids back in the day, the 5th kid didn't like me much laugh.gif laugh.gif cool.gif
Bradster
Cripes Reece - you sure did get a sub-standard job on that, if it's just simple spray (looks like out of a $2 spray can?!) it should come off easier than the powder, hope it works out!
QuicksilverBMX
i'm onto a few solutions, I'm going to give Rob a ring and see what he thinks
COASTY
Unbelievable Reece, I would of hit him with it.

Kicks, last set of those I got was from Earl on ebay. I know Rinis has them too. I need a set myself.
Kurt.
Acetone while it's fresh?
Brisben
Man I feel your hurt with that - I could have done better with a rattlecan - and I would have used decent paint (Belton, Montana, Krylon - hell even rust oleum) luckily it doesn't look like there is too much clear (if any)over the top

Check with Roberto first so you don't damage the powder, but I'm with Kurt on the acetone option, if the white is baked after spray that might be a different story all together
AdrianH
Reece, my heart goes out to you mate, Id burn that mongrels place to the ground. I hope he didnt expect to be paid for that travisty?

Whats his name so we can avoid/crucify him.
QuicksilverBMX
QUOTE (AdrianH @ Feb 22 2009, 06:53 PM) *
Reece, my heart goes out to you mate, Id burn that mongrels place to the ground. I hope he didnt expect to be paid for that travisty?

Whats his name so we can avoid/crucify him.


Hes a privateer of sorts. I'm found him through a recommendation, i'd love to see his previous work. The only thing I think that he'd excell at is graffitti.

I'll speak to Roberto tomorrow and see what his thoughts/veiws are but I have a couple of options. If worst comes to absolute worst, it'll be heading back over to QLD for another birthday
JMCGT
Must be the week for it..!! scratch_one-s_head.gif
Kicks
thanks guys. Going to nz at the end of next month. i'll try Burkes and then Rinis or Earl. cheap enough from amazon but thought i'd try closer. cheers.
Kurt.
Any of you guys restored Z-rims before?

I have a red pair that need some light restoration. I don't want to dye them, but was wondering about the best way to remove the oxidisation on the surface. I was thinking 0000 grade steel wool (antique furniture restoration grade stuff) and a WD40 bath.

I don't have a fine sandblasting cabinet like the W man.

Any thoughts or experiences?
JMCGT
sounds like a good idea Kurt...as long as your not using the brakes on them,using the wd40
Jarvi
If the Amazon tyres are being sold by Niagara Cycle Works then I don't believe they will ship outside Us/Canada and territories. There's a few third party seller on Amazon that don't ship internationally which is annoying when you think you are about to get a bargain.
Kicks
yeah James. thought that might be the case. i messaged niagra and performance downhill.
COASTY
Kurt, I have some red z's that I done the same as Tuffs. Scrub them clean and give a light sand if needed. Then drown them with wd40 and put them in a garbage bag overnight. Very surprised at the results. I do the same with Tuffs. The WD40 won't affect them at all.
azaussie
QUOTE (COASTY @ Feb 22 2009, 06:21 AM) *
Kurt, I have some red z's that I done the same as Tuffs. Scrub them clean and give a light sand if needed. Then drown them with wd40 and put them in a garbage bag overnight. Very surprised at the results. I do the same with Tuffs. The WD40 won't affect them at all.



I'm trying to remember the name of this really fast kid that was only on the scene for a year or so and then disappeared. The kids first name has Brock (last name = Katidnack????) and he raced a banana yellow Jag in and around Brisbane in the very early '80's. He must have been 13 or 14 in 1980. I remember being between him and Matthew Weeks in a semi down at the gold/tweed coast (forget which track). I remember thinking that I had timed the gate beautifully only to realize that both those guys were a bike length ahead of me by the second pedal. Don't remember if he beat Weeks in that Semi and I do remember Weeks and Shawn Bell going 1, 2 in the final but the kid was fast. Seems like he gave Gary Windmill a run for his money once or twice. Anyone remember this kid or know his last name?
azaussie
QUOTE (azaussie @ Feb 22 2009, 06:46 AM) *
I'm trying to remember the name of this really fast kid that was only on the scene for a year or so and then disappeared. The kids first name has Brock (last name = Katidnack????) and he raced a banana yellow Jag in and around Brisbane in the very early '80's. He must have been 13 or 14 in 1980. I remember being between him and Matthew Weeks in a semi down at the gold/tweed coast (forget which track). I remember thinking that I had timed the gate beautifully only to realize that both those guys were a bike length ahead of me by the second pedal. Don't remember if he beat Weeks in that Semi and I do remember Weeks and Shawn Bell going 1, 2 in the final but the kid was fast. Seems like he gave Gary Windmill a run for his money once or twice. Anyone remember this kid or know his last name?



OK, so now as I am thinking about the old days I was reminded of the best race I ever saw. It was the Qld titles in Bundaberg in the early '80's and Micheal Baker big bloke named Joe Spelta(sp?)(Joe was on a GJS and in GJS colors) had to have a run off to make the cut for the semis. Both guys were crazy fast so I don't recall why they need to have the run off. Anyway this match race was just fantastic - by the time these guys had hit the first berm they were shoulder to shoulder - the lead must have change 4 or 5 times and the commentator and crowd were going nuts watching these guys. I don't even remember who won the race but I do recall what a great race it was. Anyone remember that race? Baker went on to be a very good rider - Australian and perhaps world plates. Anyone remember Joe Spelta(sp?)?
Volcano
Kurt....send em to Waz!!!
GTHODAD
Kurt, sand the rims down as best you can-do all the easy bits and then get them bead blasted. Blasting should take about a tenth of the time(& cost) that it would take to do Tuffs. Then WD40 will bring the colour out again.
COASTY
azaussie, theres a few boys on here from brissy but I'm a Sydney boys originally so I don't know Joe.
I do remember Micheal Baker though. Yeah he was a fast racer. He rode for GT when I was racing. I'll ask a few others about Joe.
AdrianH
Guys Im running a seperate topic in the Worldwide boards about Redline MXII serial numbers owned by Australians, check it out please and if you have a MXII help me out with the serial number especially the first 2 or 3 digits.

Cheers Adrian
Volcano
Will check mine Adrian! biggrin.gif
Kicks
thanks James. Burkes in Nz said they have them. just checking again but i think he wrote $20nz each. Not sure how many pairs.
Christian, i know your in melb, do want a set? Kurt and Coasty, is it easier to get your own? or do you want me to order them and send them out? not sure if thats any better.

let me know asap.

Danny
AdrianH
Thanks Mick.

Ebay!!! A jersey has just been listed. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Kurt.
Thanks Danny,

Im keen on two pair - but might be easier to just get them myself from Burkes rather than hassling you? Do you know what he wants for freight?
COASTY
It would be more direct for me to get them from him. Thanks for finding out the info.


Adrian, I saw the jersey last night and was about to let you know. Marty is selling it isn't he?
PaulK
QUOTE (AndyDiamond @ Feb 22 2009, 07:50 AM) *
Burkes Cycles used to be a or player in old school BMX BITD.
They had a shop team and sold all the top stuff.

I rang them a few years back to see if they had any old school stuff left but as usual they said they had turfed it all out.

Not quite as bad as another local distributor who threw a NOS Phase 1 frame out in the trash a few years back....


Hey Andy, remember the shop uniforms.....



Yeah, I should have of grabbed that CW before JDC ditched it in the bin! The last time I saw it, they'd moved it from the Paraparaumu store to the Cuba Store - at the time it was "I can't beleive they've still got that thing..". The store changed over to a Craig Adair Cycles, then back to a JDC, then they were gone...
AndyDiamond
Nice pic there Paul.

Man, I really hated that Piranha stuff BITD but it was a cheap way of getting racing gear.

Paul - I still have your Pantha 24" taking up space - lol.


AdrianH
Yeah Coasty, Marty is selling it...
Sumo178
did everyone here see this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...%3D1&_rdc=1
JMCGT
Geez Jake, your late sarcastic.gif
Sumo178
yeah I've been out of it for a while!

Trying to get back on.
Kurt.
Funny, funny listing. Probably too many drugs too. My favourite line from the listing:

QUOTE
"Once I did a boom gnarly stunt trick on it and a girl got pregnant just by watching my extremeness to the maxxxx."
Volcano
That was a great ebay listing! Very funny indeed...LOL

Hey Glenn - You still coming down this weekend to the gathering/swapmeet?
84profile
That listing was hilarious...but the Q A was even funnier....

Q: How long are the skids that this bike can do? Jan-28-09
A: Dear Mad Dog. The skids odometer shows 128,992 metres, but i think it might have gone round the clock. I once did a skid that went for two weeks.

COASTY
QUOTE (Volcano @ Feb 26 2009, 09:02 PM) *
Hey Glenn - You still coming down this weekend to the gathering/swapmeet?

Yeah mate. Leaving at 5 to get there early. We were staying there but can't find anywhere that will let us have a small dog. We'll see when we get down there.
See ya there.
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