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Old 09-02-02, 04:55 PM   #1
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i'm old now and need advice

hi guys i am 29 years old and used to race for cw's factory team but that was 13 years ago and since then i have been out of the loop.

i am looking to buy my 8 year old kid a bike im looking at either a redline or a diamond back i just dont want absolute junk and dont know whats good anymore but need something that is upgradable and will last a few years for around 200 or so my kid is only 8 so nothin to fancy for his first bmx bike.

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ps dont give me any of that toys-r-us crap )
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Old 09-05-02, 09:04 PM   #2
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Is he going to be racing?
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did you race pro for cw?
if not what class?

just curious, i'm sure alot of folks here don't remember cw.

remember those f*cked up frames they made w/ the z in the downtube?

as to your question. get any bike you like. if you once rode bmx you will be able to tell what is junk and what isn't.

by the time your kid gets 11 what ever bike you buy today will be junk and probably too small.

plus, you say you want to upgrade but in reality your kid won't be breaking parts so you probably won't be upgrading much.


remember, you get what you pay for.....
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Old 09-09-02, 03:50 PM   #4
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Redline still makes great bikes, I just bought one of their cyclocross models. Beware of GT, they went bankrupt and a dealer may try to foist one of their frames on you. If you get a great deal it may be worth it, but you won't have a frame warranty. I remember the frames but the name "CW" didn't ring a bell. I wonder if PK Ripper is still around?
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PK Ripper was made by SE and I don't think they are around anymore
they also made the quad angle


here is a list of old school stuff i remember.

RaceInc
Torker
BMXA with R.L and Mike Buff
schwinn Sting
Scorpion

that's it for now..... (i'm at work)
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Here you go ...
http://www.bmxmuseum.com/1html/1980.html
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Here you go ...
http://www.bmxmuseum.com/1html/1980.html


nice.

I have a TON of magazines starting from the early 80's into the mid 90's

I was looking through an old BMXA from 82 a few weeks back.
made me laugh....
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Yeah, the colors were a little weird. Wish I had some of the old bikes though, I'd forgotten what those Diamond Back decals looked like. Man, you could ride a wheelie on one of those bikes for miles.
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