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Old 05-21-10, 05:06 PM
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robertv
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So much has changed!

When I stopped riding, my bars were "too wide"(I had them cut to where the brakes are almost on the bend, everyone else rode with their grips well on the bend). Now people run their bars wider than I ever did. I run mine just wider than I used to, the brake is just before the bend, and now everyone tells me that's narrow!
When I stopped riding not everyone had a 3 pc crank. A 3 piece was how you could tell the difference between a real bmx and a kids bike. Now there's hi-ten boat anchors with 3 piece cranks!
When I stopped riding, if you had a cassette hub and a compact gearing you were either sponsored, riding flow, or rich. Again, now there's hi-ten wonders with cassettes.
Spanish BB? Mid BB? I remember when people were experimenting with euro BBs.
Plastic pedals? Seriously?(Yeah I'm rocking the Hamilton's myself!)
And the colour coordination, wow, just wow. There hasn't been this much ano in bmx since the 80s.
Hell yeah. Glad to be back. Just got my TRL3 and I'm loving it. Despite the fact that I have a sweet bike and I can barely bunnyhop.
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