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Old 02-23-2021, 02:05 PM   #51
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The thing when I was a kid was Evel Knievel jumps. After Wide World Of Sports showed one, the ramps came out. We built one with a picnic table and sheet of plywood. That one was NOT a good idea.
We all wanted to be Evil Knievel.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:37 PM   #52
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Dale your board and mine were similar. Always wished the nose on mine turned up to so I could grip it better, causing me to break something.
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The thing when I was a kid was Evel Knievel jumps. After Wide World Of Sports showed one, the ramps came out. We built one with a picnic table and sheet of plywood. That one was NOT a good idea.

Yup on Evil Knievel here too! Many a broken bone, scraped elbows/knees and chipped teeth were obtained trying to mimic him.
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I started out on a bike with a banana seat and ape hanger handle bars. It was totally trashed and rusty as could be and my dad sandblasted it at work for me. I painted it silver with a paint brush and aluminum paint. The kind that runs and drips like crazy and never fully cures. That was a fine ride.
I started out on almost the same bike. I actually bought it for 10 bucks from saved allowance tho.... Allowance? Guess I was a "rich" kid too, lol

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I started out on almost the same bike. I actually bought it for 10 bucks from saved allowance tho.... Allowance? Guess I was a "rich" kid too, lol

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We had to pick up coke bottles and take them to get the deposit.
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I kinda remember Rad but not much.

I took an old Huffy bmx frame and painted it white and bought all blue parts for it. Couldn't afford those 350.00 designer bikes in the Waco trailer park.

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I started out on a bike with a banana seat and ape hanger handle bars. It was totally trashed and rusty as could be and my dad sandblasted it at work for me. I painted it silver with a paint brush and aluminum paint. The kind that runs and drips like crazy and never fully cures. That was a fine ride.


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I kinda remember Rad but not much.

I took an old Huffy bmx frame and painted it white and bought all blue parts for it. Couldn't afford those 350.00 designer bikes in the Waco trailer park.

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Man when I was a young kid in the mid-late 70s, I got a black bike with flames down the side with a long black motorcycle-like seat for Christmas. Even had the **** red and yellow tassels on the cheesy hand grips that I ripped off quickly. Also had the rear seat support bars that mounted to the rear wheel bolts like a banana seat. The rest of the bike looked "BMXey" except the nut buster bar was a series of three thinner bars and not just one. When the BMX bike started to become popular a year or so later, I took off that motorcycle seat and bought a single pole BMX style seat with my lawnmowing money. I peeled off all the flames and dad helped get the stickiness off. I took everything off spray painted the whole frame black.....reassembled it with the new seat and octopus handlebar grips. I also used the same runny silver paint to repaint my spoke rims. Not sure because they were already chrome spokes And finally, Dad had one of those handheld press labeling things and I made two labels with the bikes new name, Old Timer (even though the bike was only 2-3 years old). It was old compared to some of my buddies K-Mart BMX bikes. Put the down the side of the main nut buster bar. I also loosened and pushed the handlebars out some versus down low like I got it and dang she sure was as close to a BMX bike as I could afford lol. My brother did similar with his. We ran the living snot out of those bikes all over the streets of Taft, Texas and the country roads and fields surrounding it. We were enjoying small town life and freedom as somebody put it above. I eventually saved up enough to buy a bmx style bike but it sure wasn't one of the name brands like Schwinn Mongoose or anything. It was black with yellow mags andthats about all I can remember. Better days were spent on Old Timer though....that's for sure. Good times!
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Those were fun times. I wouldn't trade all of that for anything. I learned lots of good lessons fixing and repairing bikes. And no matter how ugly they were our bikes were our first taste of freedom and independence. I guess kids just don't get to run the streets on their bikes like we use to anymore. It sure isn't as prevalent anyway.

Exactly Glenn....It was my first taste of turning wrenches and fixing things that broke or fell off...and we had some good times.



I concur on the bike deal...we don't see kids riding bikes around here ...unless their parents are with them.
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Back in the mid 60's, we had a neighbor that raced motorcycles. We stripped our bikes down and put some of his spare handlebars on and Boom! We had motocross bicycles. We were building BMX bikes before anybody had ever heard of BMX. I also put the steering wheel from a 1962 Dodge pickup on one of my bikes.
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Back in the mid 60's, we had a neighbor that raced motorcycles. We stripped our bikes down and put some of his spare handlebars on and Boom! We had motocross bicycles. We were building BMX bikes before anybody had ever heard of BMX. I also put the steering wheel from a 1962 Dodge pickup on one of my bikes.



**** I figured your first mode of transportation was a horse..
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Our bikes were everything to us, as well. Transportation, means to jump stuff, and means to get to the fishin hole. We took all the brakes off, kickstand, chain guards, reflectors....anything that could clog up with mud, or added weight. We put the really fat tires on the front so they would float across the mud and not dig in, and the really skinny one on the rear for the opposite reason. Everyone had a "barbell wrench" taped to the frame. Some of the wrecks were legendary. When dad had a dirt pile delivered in his never ending quest to level his yard....it was like Christmas!

I had a Diamond Back Viper until my sister ran over it with dad's truck, then I bought a Dyno VFR saving up beer cans from deer camp.

He found my old skateboard in his barn a couple months ago. That was a short, but painful stage.



Oh man, that brings back memories. I had a Santa Cruz ramp board very similar to that. Trying to kick flip that heavy sonofagun was not easy. It was super smooth on pavement though and wouldnít get caught on pebbles or cracks like those tiny wheel street boards would


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Old 02-24-2021, 10:16 AM   #62
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**** I figured your first mode of transportation was a horse..



We had a creek down the street that we would find bicycles dumped in it. It was our parts department. We would piece together bikes because if we got a new one for Christmas or birthday, it would get stolen within a month.
I took a 27" bike and stuck about 4 or 5 sets of forks together and make a chopper. Problem was I put a lawnmower wheel on front. It was cool looking, but dangerous as hell to ride.
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We had a creek down the street that we would find bicycles dumped in it. It was our parts department. We would piece together bikes because if we got a new one for Christmas or birthday, it would get stolen within a month.
I took a 27" bike and stuck about 4 or 5 sets of forks together and make a chopper. Problem was I put a lawnmower wheel on front. It was cool looking, but dangerous as hell to ride.



LOL...that's quite creative! Living in small town Taft we didn't really have an issue with theft thankfully...but we didn't have a supply of parts like you did either...
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Our bikes were everything to us, as well. Transportation, means to jump stuff, and means to get to the fishin hole. We took all the brakes off, kickstand, chain guards, reflectors....anything that could clog up with mud, or added weight. We put the really fat tires on the front so they would float across the mud and not dig in, and the really skinny one on the rear for the opposite reason. Everyone had a "barbell wrench" taped to the frame. Some of the wrecks were legendary. When dad had a dirt pile delivered in his never ending quest to level his yard....it was like Christmas!

I had a Diamond Back Viper until my sister ran over it with dad's truck, then I bought a Dyno VFR saving up beer cans from deer camp.

He found my old skateboard in his barn a couple months ago. That was a short, but painful stage.


Brings back memories!! I was a skater back in the 80s. That board is probably worth about $700 now, as vintage skateboards are highly collected now. Sure wish I had all my old Powell Peralta boards still.

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LOL...that's quite creative! Living in small town Taft we didn't really have an issue with theft thankfully...but we didn't have a supply of parts like you did either...
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That movie is SO great that even now the awards havenít stopped coming in. Even the cameras that were used in the filming received awards.
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:49 AM   #67
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Brings back memories!! I was a skater back in the 80s. That board is probably worth about $700 now, as vintage skateboards are highly collected now. Sure wish I had all my old Powell Peralta boards still.

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Memories...boy did I go through the bmx craze. Can't recall if my first was the rampar or mongoose, but the Redline was by far the best / favorite. It's probably a good thing I didn't do dirt bikes till the 90's or wouldn't be posting.

We were into swiping the chrome cap / tire valve stems & would replace the ones on the bike with the ones we took...the big rigs had the best ones.
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What Hot dog was to snow skiing
RAD was to BMX.

Funny when I was young painful to watch now.
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Memories...boy did I go through the bmx craze. Can't recall if my first was the rampar or mongoose, but the Redline was by far the best / favorite. It's probably a good thing I didn't do dirt bikes till the 90's or wouldn't be posting.

We were into swiping the chrome cap / tire valve stems & would replace the ones on the bike with the ones we took...the big rigs had the best ones.
I earned plenty of scrapes, broken pedal cranks, forks, rims, and at least one cracked tailbone. The latter occurred from hanging some serious air on a tall creek bank that I jumped several times.
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You guys are bringing back the memories ..

Uninseat, mushroom grips, kkt or bear trap (or was it claws) pedals, z rims , skyway mags..... and on and on.
I went from a mongoose to a redline to I think it was a torker.

The wanna be thugs could swipe a bike and have it stripped down in an attic in minutes.


Remember ordering parts from the back of magazines?
I utilized the COD option more than a few times.


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You guys are bringing back the memories ..

Uninseat, mushroom grips, kkt or bear trap (or was it claws) pedals, z rims , skyway mags..... and on and on.
I went from a mongoose to a redline to I think it was a torker.

The wanna be thugs could swipe a bike and have it stripped down in an attic in minutes.


Remember ordering parts from the back of magazines?
I utilized the COD option more than a few times.


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Guess this belongs in here.

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I don’t remember the movie too well, but I still remember the scars and busted shins and knees from jumping bikes on our homemade ramp at the end of the driveway. Our bike riding decreased once we got the small 4 wheelers
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We had to pick up coke bottles and take them to get the deposit.
Actually it was the only time we ever got allowance. It was 2 bucks a week if we did our chores. I did all my chores and saved every penny just to buy that bike. There was a guy on our block that built and sold them from spare parts. Our allowance ended after a couple months because my brothers wouldn't do their chores (or at least that's the way I remember it....they would probably tell a different story ). Anyway, after that first bike, every other bike I had was a homemade one that I built myself. I never had a new bike.
Speaking of pop bottles. I used to scrounge the dumpsters near some apartments close to where we lived and get pop bottles and aluminum cans. Saturday and Sunday mornings were a prime time for beer cans after the Friday n Saturday night party's. Sometimes I'd get lucky n find whole garbage bags full of just beer cans and there was a mobile recycle truck right around the corner from those apartments in the Kmart parking lot. I knocked both my front teeth out in that parking lot on a bike. The whole parking lot was downhill and I would fly down it and take the curve at the bottom into those apartments. I started pedaling hard at the bottom into the turn and my chain came off, my foot slipped off the pedal which caught me in the back of calf and I went head first over the handle bars and face planted into the pavement. Knocked both front teeth out at the root. Dentist was able to put them back in and they rerooted. I also ground all the hide off the end of my nose down to the cartilage too. Good times man...

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Our bikes were everything to us, as well. Transportation, means to jump stuff, and means to get to the fishin hole. We took all the brakes off, kickstand, chain guards, reflectors....anything that could clog up with mud, or added weight. We put the really fat tires on the front so they would float across the mud and not dig in, and the really skinny one on the rear for the opposite reason. Everyone had a "barbell wrench" taped to the frame. Some of the wrecks were legendary. When dad had a dirt pile delivered in his never ending quest to level his yard....it was like Christmas!

I had a Diamond Back Viper until my sister ran over it with dad's truck, then I bought a Dyno VFR saving up beer cans from deer camp.

He found my old skateboard in his barn a couple months ago. That was a short, but painful stage.


I had a Cabellero for a while!
A Vision ripper, and Gator, and a Hosoi Hammerhead.

The only nice bike I had was a GT that you could pick up with one finger.

Good times and lots of road rash!

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Actually it was the only time we ever got allowance. It was 2 bucks a week if we did our chores. I did all my chores and saved every penny just to buy that bike. There was a guy on our block that built and sold them from spare parts. Our allowance ended after a couple months because my brothers wouldn't do their chores (or at least that's the way I remember it....they would probably tell a different story ). Anyway, after that first bike, every other bike I had was a homemade one that I built myself. I never had a new bike.
Speaking of pop bottles. I used to scrounge the dumpsters near some apartments close to where we lived and get pop bottles and aluminum cans. Saturday and Sunday mornings were a prime time for beer cans after the Friday n Saturday night party's. Sometimes I'd get lucky n find whole garbage bags full of just beer cans and there was a mobile recycle truck right around the corner from those apartments in the Kmart parking lot. I knocked both my front teeth out in that parking lot on a bike. The whole parking lot was downhill and I would fly down it and take the curve at the bottom into those apartments. I started pedaling hard at the bottom into the turn and my chain came off, my foot slipped off the pedal which caught me in the back of calf and I went head first over the handle bars and face planted into the pavement. Knocked both front teeth out at the root. Dentist was able to put them back in and they rerooted. I also ground all the hide off the end of my nose down to the cartilage too. Good times man...

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My allowance for doing chores was getting to eat. And there weren't aluminum cans when I was a kid.
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:26 AM   #78
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Our bikes were everything to us, as well. Transportation, means to jump stuff, and means to get to the fishin hole. We took all the brakes off, kickstand, chain guards, reflectors....anything that could clog up with mud, or added weight. We put the really fat tires on the front so they would float across the mud and not dig in, and the really skinny one on the rear for the opposite reason. Everyone had a "barbell wrench" taped to the frame. Some of the wrecks were legendary. When dad had a dirt pile delivered in his never ending quest to level his yard....it was like Christmas!

I had a Diamond Back Viper until my sister ran over it with dad's truck, then I bought a Dyno VFR saving up beer cans from deer camp.

He found my old skateboard in his barn a couple months ago. That was a short, but painful stage.


I bought a VFR new on 303 mowing yards all summer seemed like.
And I tried the triple clamp shin eating pedals. Went back to stock...Veterans Park in Arlington/Pantego is awesome riding
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The bear claw pedals were brutal then we switched to the Shimano DX thinking those little spikes wouldn't be as painful. They just trenched shallower groves.

I remember for whatever parts I was saving up for had the "lawns mowed" scale of importance.
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You should have mowed lawns...

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I mowed lawns for 2 older couples. I got paid in cookies.

PS. I have pushed one of those many hours.
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I mowed lawns for 2 older couples. I got paid in cookies.

PS. I have pushed one of those many hours.

Hahahahaha.....Cookies would have been good payment for me too..



I've only pushed one of those on a clubhouse putting green in high school when I worked at a golf course. They sucked but it cut a clean green. My boss insisted that that one be cut with that hand push reel. My first LM was a small gas push, no drive wheels and I pushed that thing all through late elementary and Jr high to earn money for what I wanted. My house yard was like your chores. I cut it to eat an sleep for free and use the equipment at other houses. Started out at $1 with my grandparents. She would put a $1 up on the base of the kitchen window and after a thorough inspection including my grandfather getting down on his hands and knees looking for stragglers, I would get my dollar. Dad's Dad gave me a choice. A $1 bill or a cut off his plug of chewing tobacco. I always took the plug because I wanted to be like him back then...lol My mom was not happy with that arrangement. Needless to say after a few months, I had to take the $1. My Dad tried to be fancy and got an electric one until he got tired of the weak *** motor and jacking with the extension cord. I had 5-6 yards at all times in my small hometown and it kept me busy after school and in the summer. I borrowed my Dads small electric weed-eater that I would tie to the push lawn mower with the extension cord and drag the mower backwards while I rode my bike to my yards. Good times.
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Hahahahaha.....Cookies would have been good payment for me too..



I've only pushed one of those on a clubhouse putting green in high school when I worked at a golf course. They sucked but it cut a clean green. My boss insisted that that one be cut with that hand push reel. My first LM was a small gas push, no drive wheels and I pushed that thing all through late elementary and Jr high to earn money for what I wanted. My house yard was like your chores. I cut it to eat an sleep for free and use the equipment at other houses. Started out at $1 with my grandparents. She would put a $1 up on the base of the kitchen window and after a thorough inspection including my grandfather getting down on his hands and knees looking for stragglers, I would get my dollar. Dad's Dad gave me a choice. A $1 bill or a cut off his plug of chewing tobacco. I always took the plug because I wanted to be like him back then...lol My mom was not happy with that arrangement. Needless to say after a few months, I had to take the $1. My Dad tried to be fancy and got an electric one until he got tired of the weak *** motor and jacking with the extension cord. I had 5-6 yards at all times in my small hometown and it kept me busy after school and in the summer. I borrowed my Dads small electric weed-eater that I would tie to the push lawn mower with the extension cord and drag the mower backwards while I rode my bike to my yards. Good times.
I was a happy camper when dad bought a gas mower. But I still had to mow my aunts yard the durn push reel. She said the fumes from the gas mower would hurt her grass. Had to use a hand edger around the sidewalks too. Yep, good times.

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Old 02-25-2021, 11:06 AM   #85
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I wasnt an 80s kid.....I was old enough to be an 80s hound dog though.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:31 AM   #86
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Bringing back memories. A couple buddies and I used to ride our bikes from Copperfield to Willowbrook mall during the summer. I remember my Dad picking us up a couple times in his Subaru Brat “truck” and giving us a ride home.

I was the wheelie king on my Mongoose. I could literally ride miles on my back tire non-stop. My kids still can recite the stories of my wheelie triumphs. Not nearly as good but I can still do some today.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:34 AM   #87
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John Farnham had some great songs on RAD. I still listen to "Thunder in your heart" and "Break the Ice".
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Exactly Glenn....It was my first taste of turning wrenches and fixing things that broke or fell off...and we had some good times.



I concur on the bike deal...we don't see kids riding bikes around here ...unless their parents are with them.
And the whole bunch has helmets on too.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:25 PM   #89
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I had the Hutch Pro Racer tricked out for street stunts and the occasional 1/4 pipe.
Man back in tha day yo.
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:55 PM   #90
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I had the Hutch Pro Racer tricked out for street stunts and the occasional 1/4 pipe.
Man back in tha day yo.
Had a Hutch as well. I donít remember the exact type. Man I was rough on that bike. Think I mustíve broke the original crank and maybe the forks too jumping creek embankments.
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:07 PM   #91
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My allowance for doing chores was getting to eat. And there weren't aluminum cans when I was a kid.
For most of my childhood eating was my allowance too. Like I said allowance only lasted a couple of months. Still not sure what prompted my dad to do it. Hell he worked 2 or 3 jobs most of my childhood just make ends meet.
I do remember when beer cans were all steel tho. Aluminum just got started during my latter "kid" years.

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