Jul 27 2006, 07:21 AM
It will probably go for a good price as Quicksilvers are in demand. I sold 2 as I didnt need 3 and they both went for good money.
Jul 27 2006, 08:36 AM
Ok, last post for the night. My original race plate from 1982 . . . #22 was my Dad's old basketball number when he was in high school and he convinced me to use it. I used to cut out the logos from my BMX mags in place of decals.
Jul 27 2006, 08:43 AM
Oh man, I haven't even shown you guys all the number plates yet. That is definitely the biggest part of my collection.
Did I ever mention that I LOVE number plates.
Jul 27 2006, 08:47 AM
hmm i've got an oddysey number plate it's a biggish rectangular one do you know anything about it's age, and any other details about it by any chance?
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Jul 27 2006, 04:18 PM
Love those profile cranks of yours Martin, could you now show your number plate collection? You probably have cam plates, correct. Keep it coming.
Jul 27 2006, 04:38 PM
O.K guys here is the address for homebush on Saturday see you guys there from 10:00am. Hopefully the track isn't to wet. If it is still raining tomorrow morning at 8:00am I'll be a no show. Hopefully tomorrows weather will be as good as todays.http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/Visiti...ster_mountain_x
Jul 27 2006, 04:48 PM
MORE STUFF PLEASE!!!!
Here's some VX cranks for you (175mm)...
Jul 27 2006, 05:03 PM
Andy nice cherry looking vx cranks how about posting the kuwahara as well? How is that Patterson frame & forks of yours going, have you built it up as yet?
Jul 27 2006, 05:38 PM
So, hands up whose going to homebush????
sorry bennyg, saturday is out for me.... morning soccer and arvo racing....same with MB i think.
Sunday arvo i can go, but why choose the mtb track? wouldn't it be better to meet in the main drag near monster....it's so much better there than way out at the mtb track.
Jul 27 2006, 06:07 PM
Hey Bruce, I was also thinking of catching up with you guys on Saturday afternoon, thought I'd take the family to watch the racing.
How many tracks are out at Homebush? JB mentioned Homebush I just assumed it was the MTB track. Do you know which one JB goes to all the time. If you do please advise & pass on the details. Post the address could you.
Jul 27 2006, 06:31 PM
Yes. The Patty is 99% done - haven't had a chance to take pics yet
Jul 27 2006, 06:49 PM
Nice Kuwa Andy, looks like nos or did you do the restoration job yourself or buy the Kuwahara as is? This would have to be one of the nicest Kuwahara's I've seen. Good Job.
As soon as you finish that Patterson post a pic straight away, I love those Pattersons.
Jul 27 2006, 07:27 PM
Most of the parts are NOS.
The frame and fork came with the cranks, headset and seat clamp.
From what I can work out this frame set was one of the first imported into the US and the paint is OG (it hasn't been repainted).
It also has weird custom made gold decals that may have been put on by the bike shop at the time.
Apparently the late Sandy Finkleman may have had it in his shop (Wheels N Things) and it was owned by Jeff Hainey and Darren Chan respectively (before I got it off Darren).
PS: the Patty will blow your socks off!
Jul 27 2006, 07:56 PM
PM sent ben.
yeah, come on down to the castle hill clubby saturday arvo. i'm there from 2.30, MB will be there (won't you matty ) Martin, you should come along too! all are welcome, bring your os machine to show it off
as for homebush....i would expect that everyone wants to get together, show off some hardware and BS a bit and the best place to do that is in the centre of the village....no point in going to an mtb track in the middle of nowhere with your OS machine.
Who really wants to ride their OS bike anyway??
I'd rather meet up for a coffee or beer and just look at some chrome and BS for a while. any ideas anyone?
i propose, meet at the park opposite Monster skate (where the olympic "torch" is) around 3pm Sunday for an hour or 2. i'll bring 3-4 OS bikes to show off. Martin, i can take 2 of yours as well. Matty your in. Bennyg? luis? who else???????
Jul 27 2006, 09:58 PM
No worries Dirtbody I'm in. Your proposal sounds good, Saturday is off & Sunday afternoon is on at 3pm. Bring your bikes, I'll bring 3 bikes & a camera.
Jul 27 2006, 10:10 PM
Nice story behind the Kuwa Andy. Could you explain the initials OG. What do the letters O & G stand for?
I'll take a few pics of my Patterson on Sunday afternoon & post them on Monday.
Jul 27 2006, 10:38 PM
it's an abbreviation for original - or could be olfactory gratification, not sure which
Jul 28 2006, 12:15 AM
yeah - 'og' - basically means original.
Jul 28 2006, 03:01 AM
Awesome Kuwahara Andy. Another excellent build!
Bruce, I'll be there on Sunday.
Here are Greg Grubbs' actual Redline Stu bars from 1982. They are going on my Greg Grubbs "Grubber" replica build.
Who knows, maybe they are the actual bars from the December 1982 cover shot???
Jul 28 2006, 04:59 AM
The "grubber" replica will be awesome Martin. looking forward to that build!!
Jul 28 2006, 05:06 AM
Cool, Sunday arvo it is. So far it's Bennyg, Martin-Bike, Mattblack and I.....that's about 10 plus OS bikes
Any other Sydney siders going to join in?
Jul 28 2006, 05:09 AM
I'll be there on Sunday arvo
I'll be at the track on Sat aswell.
Jul 28 2006, 06:36 AM
Martin when are you going to start building the rest of your bikes? The Grubber replica will be cool. I hope you take 8-10 weeks off at Christmas time buddy to build them all.
Jul 28 2006, 11:00 AM
Nearly 3am and still working on the stash - too much fun!!!
Benny, much building has been going on thanks especially to Bruce's help. Now that I have a very well organised and secure location for my gear, building can continue in ernest.
What has been holding me up is a good photographer. I have now secured the services of one of the best bike photographers in the world. He is currently building his new studio so first shoot will happen when I'm in town next - Christmas.
I have some killer builds that will be rolling out around that time and you guys will definitely be the first I wil share them with. This has been 4 years in the making.
As for 8-10 weeks, I wish! I've estimated 5 years to complete this effort . . . from now. It may have been different if I still lived in Australia.
Jul 28 2006, 11:04 AM
That's 5 years if I stop accumulating any more builds. Not likely. LOL
Jul 28 2006, 09:42 PM
Yo AndyDiamond nice Kiwi-Kuwi.. pin sharp just the way I love it..
Sorry Sydney homies.. I working this weekend no show
Jul 28 2006, 10:55 PM
Did any of you guys have trouble getting your avatar to work? Mine is 48 x 48 pixels and less than 10kb. When I hit the "set this URL" button the avatar shows, but when I hit "select this avatar" button, the window shuts down, takes the "parent" window with it and I end up with no avatar.
Really giving me the sh ! ts!! Any help much appreciated.
Jul 29 2006, 12:55 AM
Kurt i think you have you have to have a certain amount of posts before admin lets you have an avatar... 150 maybe?
Jul 29 2006, 01:40 AM
mmmm I cant remember kurt. It was so long ago! lol
Start talking buddy!
Jul 29 2006, 01:47 AM
quote:it was only like 44, or maybe 31, 33 only around there as i remember asking about 3 posts before i was able to, and until then you couldn't set one via your profile there was just no option there. once i could it work fine for me i'll have a look it sounds a little strange to me.
hey could you give me the url, what format is it in?
or maybe even email the pic to me it's my user name at gmail.com, I just change my avator and back to try it and i'm not having a problem.
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Jul 29 2006, 02:47 AM
It's great being organised finally . . .
Jul 29 2006, 02:58 AM
Another line up . . .
Jul 29 2006, 03:05 AM
24" Tuffs with flanges. I have an older T-spoke set without flanges for sale - not the H-spoke like you get with the new ones.
Jul 29 2006, 03:07 AM
One last organised pic - I'm very happy with how my new space turned out. Early days and big plans ahead.
Jul 29 2006, 03:35 AM
Just thought I'd post some shots of the Torker I finished today. Thanks go to Meatpie for the grips, Wazza for the hubs & tyres & Prosite for the rims.
Jul 29 2006, 03:44 AM
thats hot! more pics please.
Jul 29 2006, 04:16 AM
very nice mate!
Jul 29 2006, 04:20 AM
Nice one! Every bike deserves a number plate.
Jul 29 2006, 04:41 AM
I love that wall of F&Fs Martin but I'm giving you 12 months off work to complete your builds, 5 years is to long buddy.
Broke 10 out of 10 mate for that Torker its really torquing it up.
Jul 29 2006, 04:44 AM
Ok Benny, I'm gonna try.
Gunning for 6-8 this Christmas.
Jul 29 2006, 06:13 AM
Hi guys...been a while!
I've been lurking but forgot my login, and to be honest didn't have much worth sharing.
Nice bikes all!
Went past Altona BMX track today. Going through a MAJOR overhaul.
Track has been ruined for anyone but those who like getting massive air.
Not much bloody good to a 6 and 8 year old!!!
Shame. My Son keeps asking, "why did they have to go and do that Dad?".
I reckon I'd have trouble just getting to the top of some of those mounds. Around 15 jumps I reckon and all about 6-8ft high and almost straight up and down. Same as the track OZZY posted pic's of a while back!
Local gov't/council must be spending a bomb on the 'upgrade' (more like ruination).
Jul 29 2006, 06:22 AM
hey howard , ive been lurking/learning too !!!
lurkers should be seen and not heard
Jul 29 2006, 06:38 AM
Jul 29 2006, 06:46 AM
Nice work Howard. Tuffs are lookin great. I'm still battling with the boys about forks. I've given up now.
Jul 29 2006, 06:46 AM
wow , nice mate .... see what you can accomplish when you spend mord time "doing" than sitting on the puter "talking"
man , that looks like a brand new tuff !!!
Jul 29 2006, 06:49 AM
hey coast , everyone is FORKED OFF !!!!!
Jul 29 2006, 06:52 AM
So Howie, gonna share with people how you restored your Tuff? didya follow other methods? makeup your ownb? discover a new super chemical? other?
Looks good WET, but how did it turn out dry?
Jul 29 2006, 07:00 AM
Wow!!! Any chance you can resto my brain cells???
Jul 29 2006, 07:06 AM
Last chance before I fly out Monday - can post on Monday morning.
1. Yellow GT pads
2. Black Quad pads are sold
3. Black 24" Tuffs without flanges but the older T-spoke
4. Kashimax Aero - red, blue
5. Kashimax Aero - red leather
6. Dia Compe MX 1000 brakes - black, silver/chrome
7. Araya 7X rims - silver
Everything NOS except the tuffs - they are mint. Buy now, pay later.
Jul 29 2006, 07:07 AM
8. Hutch Pro Racer frame & forks - chrome
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