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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Hi gang,

Is the 1998 --> area of RB a place for (not specifically vintage old school) BMX too?

Anyone here still playing with their 'kids bikes'?! haha I mean adult size BMX be it specifically 20", 22" or, 24", 26", 29er versions?!

I've not been on my tank FreeAgent for ages, and not anything semi serious on a BMX for a long time but decided I'm going to build a decentish cool semi modern bike before I get too old etc! ... :lol:

What ya got?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Not ridden the old girl in years :cry:

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Specialized Vegas TMX24.. basically their cruiser that I turned into a 24" jump/street bike. Had one of the orignal fat tubed ones, but they all cracked an Specialized replaced it for me with the 2002 model, even if it was nearly 3 years old when it cracked

Built it with a Halo rear, Atom Lab rear hub and disc conversion, M4 front/Mini rear, Profile cranks, V12's, Marzochhi Z2's that proved utterly bombproof... even on 5ft drops!! 8) XT front hub, and 24Seven finishing kit (bars, stem and seat)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Wow I was struggling to work out what it was then. The small frame threw me, combined with a 24 MTb jump style. Nice! Guess it works too. Forks will relax the sharp BMX head. Great. Might be time for a spruce up then. I was debating cruiser but built a dmr rhythm with my old tornado wheels, rather than sell wheels of course.

It was after stripping and weighing my mucky old ex commute BMX that I fancied another slicker lighter BMX build for my next! Mixing 2000's bits with modern will be an interesting learning curve/gamble!
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After eyeballing option I stuck an order in for a new frame. I must be nuts! Too old for it all :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:55 pm 
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hoffman flash xl, aint ridden it in bloody years properly, rek id hurt myself now lol, got it off a minor celeb when he rode trails with me years ago :D

lhd gspot hub, grinded the dropouts to 14mm as i rode mini loads bitd, as well as race/dirt. only needs bigger bars and some balls to be ridden again lol


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:27 am 
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Looks like a real bruiser that. 8) cool dirt bike. Reminds me of the frame I was tempted to buy, a Macneil Gary Young 2. Also a lot like the KHE Dirty Harry I had briefly, that was a beast. So a case of hurting yourself huh? Yep I don't fancy doing anything too crazy, like watching technical and clean riders like Tate Roskelley, honing transferrable slills properly, I think thats what's inspired me, the new one will have some retro touches to so should double as a fun summer bike and easily fit in the car...! :D ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:22 am 
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Heres mine, 2011 Standard Trailboss

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Doesn't get ridden as much as I'd like these days but I'm still trying to resist growing up. Every time I ride it its like a shot of absinthe after drinking the warm beer that is mountain biking.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:07 pm 
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stevet1 wrote:
Every time I ride it its like a shot of absinthe after drinking the warm beer that is mountain biking.


Yeah I like that, great! 8) :lol: Sounds about right.

Sweet looking bike too. So far all a bit 'Dirt' I think Mine is meant to be a Dirt bike, so something a bit more street orientated next...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:34 pm 
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i love the Specialized Vegas bike above used to have the old 24 inch one till it was stolen :cry:

still got a mythic scream jump bike set up all ready to go but havnt got round to using it this year

(if that Vegas ever comes up for sale might be tempted )


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:48 pm 
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I've got this for mooching about on :D
Its had a few tweeks since this pic, great fun for gliding about on. It wears small block 8's now run at silly high pressures for minimal rolling resistance :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:58 pm 
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ba57ards wrote:
i love the Specialized Vegas bike above used to have the old 24 inch one till it was stolen :cry:


You mean the fat tubed maroon one?

That was the one that I originally bought, bu the seat tube cracked on mine a 4 others I knew of.... when mine went, they replaced it with the new black one above... its got some lush profiling on the tubes. After 3 days of having it rebuilt, it got nicked.... so I bought a new one and started again :roll:

Its now got Hookworms on, and the rear JUST squeazes in between the stays


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(if that Vegas ever comes up for sale might be tempted )

Sorry, getting burried with this one :lol:
Its next on the resto list and will have some uber special paint going on it :wink:

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