Hey OS BMX fans,
I'm not quite old enough to have caught the peak of BMXing so I'm not too fussed about spending mega wads to collect them, specially as mine in 1985 was a no (big) brander jobber. I remember the primary school buzz of the must have bike in 1984/5/6, and I also watched E.T. on very fuzzy pirate VHS not long after it came out. Being mega iconic those old Kuwaharas are pretty damn pricey. :-/
I bought an 80's kids BMX frame last year, I couldn't get over how small and puny it was, but then I'm not a kid anymore (sort of) and as I've got bigger the frames have got longer and the tubes fatter (and thinner again)
I really fancy an 80's style BMX that I can actually ride, probably in chrome!
I really like the new BMXs but its just not the same is it? Though classic skinny tubes and retro lumberjack shirts and tight jeans its still new skool
So the plan would be get a good frame builder, would that be usual suspects for MTB/road, Jackson, Roberts, Yates? would they know enough, same principle? and similarly, would the price be BMX sized! Hope so! maybe not unless I do all the R&D for sizings and geometry..
Then fit a careful mix of parts, with a retro early 80's overall feel, and maybe a little new tech subtly integrated here n there.
It can get more grown up by using new fangled 22" wheels, it would even then look in proportion to an 80's bike but bigger... ?
or just dress up a Faction 22" BMX?
Any ideas, thoughts or existing examples from you big BMX fans?