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mcam
Thats cool Martin! He seems like a cool guy, and I think its cool that you're doing a "Grubber" tribute

Did you dig out that auction link?
AndyDiamond
Matt - that Patterson is awesome!

I don't think it's a good idea to put stickers on one-handed though - lol

Martin - did Grubbs ever ride a red Proline?
I think he was so overwhelmed by getting a ride with Redline that he never got past chrome....
www.martin-bike.com
Yeah Matt, cool ride.

Mike, it's buried inside a seperate hard disk. I need to dig out another for Clinton who you know also. I have his original JMC pads and he sourced hi DY back after 15+ years - weird. I'll be sending him his pads back so he is reunited with his old stuff.

Andy, no Greg didn't ride a red Proline. I'm building several Redlines. I raced an MXIII in 83.

As for being overwhelmed - hardly. Greg was very outspoken and very much a unique individual. Stu didn't like him cutting in on the attention also and Greg beat him on occassion.

He was an amazing jumper with incredible style. Those glasses were such a contrast also. I remember thinking he was very cool BITD. That has been confirmed with many cool emails from him recently.

I'll be building a chrome Proline. Which parts to be used are being confirmed with him. The Stu bars are definitely in.

Martin
mcam
Sounds cool.

The ***hat who now owns my original 1982 GT 24, and who was going to let me have it back, now no longer responds to any emails, or phone messages from me. He lives in Sydney, but the bike is in storage here in my city. I am some annoyed at him, after backing out. Its sitting stored, and he hasn't replied since last January.


Grrrrrr
www.martin-bike.com
Who is it??? Maybe I can convince him if I know him.
Mattblack
No putting stickers on. I put it together one handed but I wouldn't ride it, doing things up left handed isn't the best and somethings are finger tight (must remember that) I wouldn't want to break more bones.
bullyhotrod86jh
ebay
haha
87 i think thats because if you take 7 from 8 you get 1 and thats probably about how old it is.
and does any one know whether theres top plates for acs style rotors that work with an allen bolt stem?
If so what it would cost roughly? or if anyone has one of these or if i could relatively easily make up something to do the job?
thanks
Edit: haha matt black i once put my finger inbetween my chainwheel and chain because of not doin up the bolts properly

[ June 16, 2006, 04:31 AM: Message edited by: bullyhotrod86jh ]
mcam
You wont know him.... He works at Qantas.

I know the frame is in need of some major Rod Miles work, but, it is my original frameset I got to NZ No.5 on
www.martin-bike.com
Huh! I worked at Qantas Treasury many many moons ago. They have the largest financial markets dealing room of any corporate in Australia.

Who is it?
www.martin-bike.com
It's cool if you shouldn't tell. Just trying to help if I can. I'd go crazy in your shoes . . .
OZZYBMX
HEY JB , DIRTY CUFFS IN ACTION AGAIN !!!!!!!!!

THATS A US BIKE !!! (AS USUAL) i have this bike on my watched list ..... check out his BUYING-FEEDBACK ...looks like he is building himself a GOLD TRICKSTAR !

http://cgi.ebay.com/Se-Racing-Quadangle-Re...1QQcmdZViewItem

hes spent a loada cash on gold hutch stuff !

edit : now politically correct

[ June 16, 2006, 05:20 AM: Message edited by: OZZYBMX ]
HowardinOz
Bike is obviously in the US. There's a Chevy Silverado in the background along with a GMC Denali. Both vehicles a tad too big for Chinese roads!

I just noticed the price has been changed to US$2000.00

Howard
www.martin-bike.com
"dirty slants" ???

Not exactly politically correct or appropriate if it's what I think you are referring to. I hope I'm wrong and misunderstood you.
HowardinOz
What the?????? It's not in China anymore???!!!

Howard
HowardinOz
Gotta agree with Martin, OZZY! Not appropriate at all.

[ June 16, 2006, 05:12 AM: Message edited by: HowardinOz ]
OZZYBMX
martin , it probably is .... no offence hopefully ! but this happens weekly , we can see thru it but unsuspecting people PAYPALing it cant . there was a US pk ripper selling 4-5 weeks ago ...listed 5 times , once with the rightful owner and 4 times in china FROM DIFFERENT SELLERS ! excuse the political un-correctness but it gets a bit tired after a while !

hey bro , for us who know ebay its funny ... not so funny when you're out $1000 .
OZZYBMX
ive already felt the cost of a "too good to be true .... and it was" STING from the eastern countrys , when i just started back .
HowardinOz
OZZY, I lost $400.00 to a Chinese scammer on a DVD recorder so I know how it feels. Almost lost $2000.00 to a Pom for a blower for my Burb. Didn't feel right after I agreed to buy it. Checked into it and found out he was a scammer.
I work with Poms and don't refer to them in derogatory ways. One of the people I look upto most in this world (my swordsmanship instructor) is Japanese. I certainly wouldn't refer to him in any manner other than with the utmost respect. You're Irish aren't you?

Howard

[ June 16, 2006, 05:36 AM: Message edited by: HowardinOz ]
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Understand the issue behind the auction etc but two wrongs don't make a right.

For all we know the guy isn't from China at all but makes it seem that way so as not to give himself away or draw attention to where he really is.

Having travelled extensively in China, I doubt very much the seller is from there for several reasons.

China is an incredible place with a rich history going back thousands of years. I'm not Chinese but I do have nothing but admiration and respect for their culture. That place is firing on all cyclinders right now . . . Shanghai and Beijing just blew me away.

Another city of 14 million people, Shenzhen, was a rural backwater just 10 years ago. There is another city that on it's own is absorbing over 1 million new residents every year.

If you see what is going on there and hear the stories, I'm sure you'd be blown away also. I'll be in Beijing again next week. They have sizzling spicy hot pots . . .yummy!!!

Martin
OZZYBMX
yes howard , and pomme would also be derogatory to them "english brethern" too . its jus a manner of speach , where in from ...thats the name the chinese brethern get ....in ozz the english get called pommes .... they dont like it either .

its not as if were being racist ! its just a name each race of people have for the other nations ,

BTW , prob better not to call you instructor that JIC !
www.martin-bike.com
Sorry to hear you got burnt.

I did also - twice. Both from well known collectors at that. One was a Kuwahara that got "lost in the mail".

The other was an outright scam by a guy well known for his scamming. I didn't relent and made lots of noise on the other OS site - they have a dedicated section for gripes just like that. It took a year but I finally got my Torker in awesome condition. The Kuwahara remains lost and is the only thing, apart from a couple of very small pieces, I've lost in 4 years of collecting.

It happens to many more people than you realise and by people you wouldn't even suspect sometimes. If you ever visit the other site, then you would have even found out that the OM himself had some dodgy goings on.

Still, it doesn't make up for your loss . . .
QuicksilverBMX
Hey all, finally got back after a long week away!
Brought back a few goodies
www.martin-bike.com
Holy cow . . . the machine gun was enough to scare me Howard. Now you've got a lethal Japanese sword flanking it??? Too much dude . . .
www.martin-bike.com
Are those nipples and the older headset for sale?
QuicksilverBMX
nipples are already taken (by someone else) and I think the headsets maybe taken for framesets that I have to build.

I wish I could have found more but thats all I could find after an hour of searching (including the mezzanine)
OZZYBMX
howard has way to many wepons

and im fully aware of the OM'S misdoings , he might make it right someday .
www.martin-bike.com
No worries.

Does anybody have nipples in silver or chrome - the longer ones like Asahi???

Thanks

Martin
OZZYBMX
to a lay man ... what length do you need ?
www.martin-bike.com
Not sure . . . I'm a lay man.

I've only ever seen shorter ones and longer ones. The longer ones are old school.
HowardinOz
Man, you guys are fast! I was just about to ask Quicky the same thing about the blue nipples.
Hey Ozzy, I know some see Pom as derogatory but most generally don't. Can't remember off hand what it stands for but it's not offensive. To most it's as offensive as SKIP to an Aussie! (SKIP being short for Skippy as in the kangaroo).
Weapons....yeah I have lots. I like 'em. After my BMX days I got into body building and from there to Martial (not marital) Arts. THe Japanese guy I mentioned was actually an actor in the original Ninja Turtles movies. He was the bad guy named Tatsu. http://shinkendo.com/main.html
Now I'm happy to be adding BMX back into my activities. (really happy to have 2 "RIPPERS", although not 'oldskool').

Howard
HowardinOz
Hey Martin, my nipples are a kind of brown colour!

However I'm pretty sure I've seen some with silver attachments in some bars I've visited!

Howard
OZZYBMX
i bought 144 spokes from the US , i have laced one set , the others are here ...
LAY MAN = someone who does'nt know anything about the situation .

the nipples i have are about 12mm nipps , way shorter than the strip joint's patrons i seen earlier
OZZYBMX
hey , just while im here , this site is wanting me to ask YOUS do you want to post your bikes on here ??? the guy WILL post every bike submitted , and he is pretty keen for me to advertise the fact !

http://www.bmxmuseum.nl/index.htm
OZZYBMX
i have 2 of mine on here , another 2 will be getting submitted in the next 2 weeks ... hurry up postie !!!

the blue pk & the SB , quadangle and trickstar will be added soon

[ June 16, 2006, 07:09 AM: Message edited by: OZZYBMX ]
AndyDiamond
Martin Grubbs was one of my favourite riders from BITD.

Later on he privateered on a GHP even
mcam
He also rode a GT on Factory Support The guy definitely has taste..
Jarvi
Time for a photo. Grabbed this one from an old Pancake magazine and I think it sums up old school racing pretty well. Air, speed and tuffs. Sorry about the quality.

www.martin-bike.com
he was one of my favourites also. He has my address now and is sending the bars. I'll post them here when they arrive.
rsrichie
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hey , just while im here , this site is wanting me to ask YOUS do you want to post your bikes on here ??? the guy WILL post every bike submitted , and he is pretty keen for me to advertise the fact !

http://www.bmxmuseum.nl/index.htm
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hey if you are looking for a place to post your pics feel free to post them in my galleries. I am open to suggestions for the organisation of it i am also happy to host private galleries and forums at no cost ever, i can even organise watermarking and security ect if needed. If say for example you have a large collection of pics you would like to post but would also like to be able add and remove them at your own discretion i can give you that access no probs. There are absolutly no catches with this I have my own servers based in Sydney and host many sites and this site i am talking about is purley for my own hobby of Old School BMX so i will never charge for the use of it and will do my best to serve the Old school Bmx Comunity In Australia and the world for that matter. Take a look if you wish and feel free to join in i am also happy to advertise for free any upcoming events or gatherings and happy to advertise for bussiness related to OSBMX. I dont want to step on any toes here at vintagebmx.com as i too enjoy this site im just trying to fill the gaps that other sites dont cater for and yes you can ask how much somthing is worth in fact very shortly i will have my Data base set up on there that gathers selling prices from Ebay and a like to give you potential traders somewhat of a guide.
Hope this is all of use to everyone and sorry if anyone feels i am stepping on toes, All suggestions would be appreciated.
Regards
Richie
www.richies-world.com
HowardinOz
Hey Richie,
Just checked out your site and noticed you have a Flying Wedge on the front page.
Here's a pic of one I picked up a little while back. It's in desperate need of restoration....which will happen ASAP.
I had one as my first bike as a kid!



Howard
rsrichie
cool wedge howard the one that appears on my front page of the site is a mate of mines he is right into the old choppers and dragsters, which works out well for me as when he finds bmx stuff he passes it onto me and like wise when i find the copper dragster stuff.
Jet Black
What no rear blinkers ?
That bike is fully loaded I don't remember the name or seeing the frame design of the flying wedge.
The bikes in my area @ primary skool all had 1 or 2 accessories on them not all of them.
My dragstar had the T bar 3 speed gear shift & a purple & white glitter seat.
The Raleigh Grifter was the prestige bike that the rich kids owned in our area , they all look good & remind me of fun times long ago , until I see those damm cotter pins......
If a cool looking monoshock bike ever turns up for a rebuild , its going to have profile cranks (or similar) fitted to the euro BB.

JB
COASTY
yeah but that wouldn't be the right cranks now would it? I have these 3 piece cranks (steel) that are close to era correct. Better than cotter pins anyway!
COASTY
I'm bored but inspired to do stuff. Heres todays jobs half done. It's rainin now so here I am.

Jet Black
I believe that Australian rebuilds have their own set of rules due to local conditions on this isolated but fantastic Island we are so fortunate to live on.

#1 If it fits properly out of the box , use it.

#2 If it dosen't fit , modify it so that it does fit properly.

#3 If it looks cool , fit the part. Refer to rule 2 if you have any problems.

Endlessly argueable guideline #4

Era or Period Correct restoration is a poorly defined term.

I tend to associate the term "Stocker" to period correct bikes. They look like they have just rolled out the door of a very expensive virtual 1980's bike shop & are totally void of the character or personality that you would put into your bike , bitd.

In case you forgot , bitd _Everything_ on our bikes was modified , customised or personalized in one way or another , from one week to the next. Absolutely _no_one_ who lived the life back then would or could leave their bikes looking standard.
Fitting a set of the new black comp III's that just arrived at the bike shop , involved making sure you didn't pinch the tube in your hurry to fit them , nothing got lined up with the valve stem back them as it didn't matter. You would learn about lining up valvestems & tyre marks years later when you got into high fitting Yokahama A008 tires to you car , which does matter.

I never shed a tear , flinched or thought about period correctness whilst fitting the new issue sealed bearing DX pedals to my BBR's pinchless flight cranks & removed the 20+ year old grindy DX's that were on it.

I try to keep the spirit of how we built & modified our bikes bitd , as alive as I can today. using those 3 simple rules , number 4 is a debatable guidline.....

I'm all revved up now & off for some more training at the pool.Unfortunately they won't let me in with a bike or near the diving towers.....

JB
bullyhotrod86jh
quote:
Absolutely _no_one_ who lived would or could leave their bikes looking standard.
I'm only 16 so thats how i see it should've been written. now off to build up my new race frame.

[ June 18, 2006, 12:26 AM: Message edited by: bullyhotrod86jh ]
www.martin-bike.com
Everyone lives by there own rules JB.

I for one didn't change my parts BITD often because I didn't come from a family with lots of money. I worked summer jobs since the age of 12 and saved to buy my own bikes. They stayed that way for 2+ years untouched until I could afford the next upgrade.

You cannot presume to understand why somebody builds their projects in the manner in which they do. I don't pass judgement on others for building their bikes dissimilar to mine. I wouldn't label somebody because they are different to me.

We are all doing this for various reasons - very personal reasons. I would never put somebody down because they did things differently to me. We do have common ground though - and that is a love for the sport and these bikes because it rekindles a very special feeling from a very special time in our lives.

For me, the slogan of my site sums it up . . . reliving memories, realising dreams.

I am building replicas of the bikes I rode. I'm also building bikes I always dreamed of as a kid but could never attain. How many people pushing 40+ can feel like exactly as they did as a young kid? How many people in the course of their lives are able to attain a long held dream? That isn't something to be frowned upon. It's something to be encouraged and nurtured.

Martin

[ June 18, 2006, 12:54 AM: Message edited by: www.martin-bike.com ]
HowardinOz
Hey guys,
went to the Wyndham track today. Took my Son for a look!
Caught up with James (Jarvi) and Mark (Velocidad).
Nice meeting you guys!

Hey Richie, JB, speaking of modifying. I once had a spare Flying Wedge frame and needed a piece of 3/8 or thereabouts tubing for something (can't remember what) so I took a hacksaw to the Wedge and cut the top tubes out of it!


Howard
HowardinOz
Glenn,
those cranks came up pretty good. I need to take the oxcalic acid to the Wedge chrome. There's lots of it!

[ June 18, 2006, 12:55 AM: Message edited by: HowardinOz ]
COASTY
Sounds good Howard, it works amazingly. I have all sorts of chrome crap sitting in the stuff now. I'm an acid freak! lol
JB, we changed a lot of stuff bitd because we could. We were lucky enough to have access to a lot of new stuff before anyone else.
I'm building the mono to be as accurate as I can because I love lookin at old pics of Corona and rancho. I'm gonna fly this monster down the side of MT Tambourine when it's done! Track or no track.lol
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