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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:47 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Hi all, having grey up in the BMX era (but I was an MTB nut) its time to get a retor classic for the collection.. Unfortunatly I can remeber a few makes, but not models - any recommendations to look for??

I always remember a friend having a quadangle & a hutch trickstar??

any recommendations would be appreciated


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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depends what you're after it for, racing, freestyle, cruising etc..

You could easily spend £1000+ on a restore nowadays if you're doing to spec


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 Post subject: Which!
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Many options.
I think a good accessible model would be a Santa Anna GT Pre 84. You won't pay the earth and it will be a good solid brand from BITD. Good luck in finding one. Take your time. Good geometry and build quality too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:51 am 
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It depends how tall you are now.Some of them old bikes are short . I had a '83 robinson that was tiny .At the other end of the spectrum ,I had aTorker Pro-x that was like a limo.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:04 am 
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Weren't many MTB's about in the true BMX era (ie very early 80's) except for a few beardies in California! We all rode 'trackers' of course though long before 'MTB's' were 'invented'. :wink:

This was the last BMX I bought BITD, a first gen Haro Freestyler - finally sold it a couple of years ago as it still was - untouched for over 20 years.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:28 pm 
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The original Haro masters were made at Torker.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:55 am 
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Se Racing PK Ripper
Se Racing Floval Flyer
Alloy Se Racing Quadangle
Erm..Steel Se Racing Quadangle?

Okay, maybe I'm a bit biased :oops: :lol: I've been lucky enough to have had all four at some time, wish I really kept the steel quad though :( . Also had a supergoose with skyways to bomb around college on a few years back, ended up selling it to some chavvy kid for a pittance as I was broke and on the dole, always regretted that :evil:

And I had a 1991 GT performer for a bit. First proper rebuild job I did on a bike. I guess I liked them all, any old school BMX is good really :)

That haro is lovely by the way, no tacky rechrome, proper character there 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Maybe not old school enough for some people but I'd reccomend an early S&M Dirt bike or Holmes (probably early/mid nineties)....lovely, simple bikes that can actually be ridden pretty hard


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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muddyfox_courier wrote:
The original Haro masters were made at Torker.


This is true, all the Gen 1 Freestylers, Gen 1 & Gen 2 Masters & Gen 1 & Gen 2 Sports were made by Torker, until late 84 when the Gen 3 Master, Sport were made in Taiwan.

I would say a great all rounder would be the Skyway TA, but they are going up in price, but I think they are one of the best, here is a copy of mine from BITD....

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Great for Race or Freestyle.

Or a nice Hutch Trickstar....

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& check out

www.radbmx.co.uk


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 Post subject: Get saving...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:09 pm 
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Get saving...

If you thought retro mountain bikes had a fanatical following, the fervour BMX collectors is a shocker.
You'd better be patient, well-connected, lucky and (ideally) wealthy.

Here's some inspiration. Hide your credit cards before clicking:

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/

http://bmxmuseum.com/

But, if you just want something to ride around, a few companies have jumped on the "re-issue" bandwagon.

The SE Bikes looptail PK Ripper, Quad and OM flyer are amongst the most popular (and will probably ride better than an original) while Haro's 2009 re-issue of the Master freestyler has already come in for some flack for being a POS - tainting the memory of the original Masters, which were were high-spec in every way.

If you've grown much since you were 10 yrs old, then maybe a cruiser? (26-inch OM Flyer or 24-inch Quad / Floval Flyer cruiser?).

I saw a guy on the street recently on an SE Floval Flyer re-issue.
I got all excited and stopped him for a chat. We were babbling like a couple of kids :lol:

More opportunities to start spending your money here:
http://www.alansbmx.com/index.php?cPath=116

http://www.coloredtuffs.com/shop/


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