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iwantakona 07-07-07 10:43 AM

Since my mtb hasn't came yet I guess I should post up my bmx stuff to make you guys with nice bikes laugh. Yes they are both very old school and waaaaaaay out of style but it's what I started with and I don't see any reason to change it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...n/DSCF0080.jpg
frame: 98 GT vertigo
fork: 98 GT
bars: Dyno 4 peice(now dyno air 2 peice not pictured)
stem: old school DK polished freestyle stem
seat: GT freestyle OEM performer
cranks: old one peice chromo
pedals: GT platform
chainwheel: old school odyssey black widow 43t
freewheel: 13t acs clawz
hubs: 3/8th black mohawk(yes very old school but damn they are smooth)
rims: single wall wienman 48 hole
tires: mongoose labeled kenda target cheapos

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...n/DSCF0039.jpg
frame: 83 Diamondback Viper
fork: 84 swine
bars: 4 peice dyno
stem: spin tech old school
seat: GT bmx circa mid 80's
cranks: one peice chromo
pedals: wellgo(mks graphite knockoffs)
chainwheel: proneck 45t
freewheel: acs 16t
hubs: dunno look decent
rims: sumo 36 hole
tires: dry rotted gumwall GT logo tires

FitRider 921 07-07-07 11:46 AM

Haha. Those are a bit old school. You should restore them to their prime just to have a kick with it.

iwantakona 07-07-07 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Haha. Those are a bit old school. You should restore them to their prime just to have a kick with it.

That was the intention with the 83 viper but the frame is too rusted to bother and the other parts on it were trashed except the rims and stem. I stripped all the parts off and was gonna fix it up but I just decided there isn't enough there to do a serious resto. But I have been contemplating rebuilding it for fun and taking it to my local bmx track to see how fast it would be. The GT was gonna be my daily rider but the bike is just too old school for me to do any serious tricks on it for fear of it self destructing. You didn't tell me to lower my seat?

live4muzic2 07-07-07 12:32 PM

old bikes are meant to have the seats up high. i like the bikes but i would not freestyle on them in fear of self destruction. too much rust=unsafe.

iwantakona 07-07-07 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live4muzic2
old bikes are meant to have the seats up high. i like the bikes but i would not freestyle on them in fear of self destruction. too much rust=unsafe.

GT is totally rust free and the DB only has cosmetic rust. They aren't really good for freestyle due to the scrawny 1" theaded headsets and 3/8" axles.

live4muzic2 07-07-07 05:56 PM

they are nice for light riders because they are usually light.

KinetikBiker 07-07-07 08:20 PM

Mmmmmmm chrome.

gnr rocker 07-07-07 11:21 PM

a brass wire wheel will clean that chrome up really nice

iwantakona 07-08-07 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnr rocker
a brass wire wheel will clean that chrome up really nice

Nah it's pitted to the metal. I tried to clean up the fork with oxalic acid but it only got rid of all the rust and left the bare metal behind. Even if I could get the rust off the frame it would still need rechromed due to chrome just being plain old worn out. The nickel top plate has worn threw on the top tube and it no longer looks chrome up close. Thanks for the advice though!

live4muzic2 07-08-07 09:17 PM

iwantakona where do you live?

iwantakona 07-08-07 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live4muzic2
iwantakona where do you live?

Williamsburg virginia why?

live4muzic2 07-08-07 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iwantakona
Williamsburg virginia why?

my step dad owns a chrome shop and i get it for free!

callumrides 07-09-07 02:41 AM

the thread bites. face it.

FitRider 921 07-09-07 09:23 AM

Deal with it. It's just a thread where people post up their bikes.

premiumbmx2005 07-09-07 01:40 PM

this one sucks. for real. just put kinetics back up.

iwantakona 07-09-07 03:26 PM

This thread has no point. Everyone should just post up their new rides on the old thread when they get a new bike. No need to have two threads. It's forum clutter.

FitRider 921 07-09-07 03:42 PM

Yeah, that made absolutely no sense. Seriously, stop your complaining- it's only a thread. Bringing back the other thread will do absolutely nothing. Just post your bike checks and stop your bickering.

nater583 07-09-07 09:49 PM

its an old pic but it will work, its a little more beat up now and has different tires but thats it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/MVC-002S.jpg

KinetikBiker 07-10-07 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iwantakona
This thread has no point. Everyone should just post up their new rides on the old thread when they get a new bike. No need to have two threads. It's forum clutter.

Agree-age.

Maybe you should just give in Gunz...

eightdip 07-11-07 04:02 PM

Haha I well don't see the problem in the new thread. Sorry but all your bothered about is being the person who wrote the thread Kinetic

KinetikBiker 07-12-07 06:54 AM

I'm pretty much over it now. Now i just dog him for fun!

minichamp31 07-12-07 08:59 AM

Now we just need people to post up their bike checks.

FitRider 921 07-12-07 09:54 AM

My parts still haven't come in from three weeks ago... so no bikecheck for me yet. They are also sending the wrong seat post so I may have to go elsewhere.

live4muzic2 07-12-07 09:25 PM

what seatpost? i just got the macneil pivital, but i only could get the og cause thats all the shop had.

FitRider 921 07-12-07 09:47 PM

I wanted the Macneil Stump and they are trying to get me to buy the regular Macneil because the guy at the shop doesn't know what he's talking about and he thinks they are the exact same thing. I'm probably going to order the Animal post from Dan's since it is the exact same thing as the Stump except a little cheaper and has an Animal logo on it.


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