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My Robinson SST from Goodwill, a few questions.

Old 07-16-05, 06:43 PM
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So Im 34 and reliving my youth by picking up vintage bmx bikes that I loved. I scored an early 80's redline that I always wanted, now I can cruise the neighborhood. Anyways, I just picked up a Robinson SST (love the chrome finish) that looks great. It stated early 90's but it had a Queensryke (?) sticker on it, that was one of my favorite bands in the late 80s, so Im thinking its a touch older. Anyways, it has some gt parts on it, stock bars, post etc.. I go on ebay to cost it out, and Im surprised how little the robinson's go for. When I was young, robinson's were kick butt, along with the pk rippers and skyway. Am I wrong on the quality of the Robinsons? It will be perfect bike for my son when he hits 7/8 years old.

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Old 07-16-05, 07:18 PM
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Queensr˙che. Great band.
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They were still doing their thing in the early 90's. As far as the bike - that's just one of those quirks of trading old gear. Everyone wants a Redline, a PK, or (heaven forbid) a Hutch. I think Robinson falls into the category of not being terribly rare, and not really being noteworthy to a lot of people. I don't think it has anything to do with quality, if that helps.
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wow...my freind has a chrome Robinson race frame with Profiles and some nice other parts...what do you think its worth...
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$50. I'll send someone to pick it up next week.
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back when the sst was being made it was on the same basic corperate level as the gt intersepter. both had chromoly main tubes if i remember correctly but the other tubes were hi tensil steel. back in the day the line up from the bottem up was : robinson rebel then sst then mx then pro then top of the top was pro team model .
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Thanks, that was the answer I was looking for. What year do you think the sst lands in or around? For as clean as it is, I think it will be a cool bike for my son when he hits 8-9 yrs old. No robinsons in the neighborhood, for that matter - no redlines, pk rippers etc... seems more like the walmart types everywhere. Is that the new trend, back in my early days (early 80s) we all wanted was the most kick ass bikes.
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right on. it'll be an awesome bike for an 8-11 year old depending on how much he sprouts up! back in the good old days it was a big deal to save up your lunch money to upgrade to redline flights with the techmatic bottem bracket! now days kids can get decent bikes for around 350 bucks that they can hammer. you still see guys building up bikes, but kids just getting started can get alot more for 300 bucks then that sst you got your hands on that probably sold for just a hair under 300 in its day! also most american made frames these days go for about 250-350 just for the frame where as i remember when framesets sold for 130-180 bucks for the frame and fork! oh and the sst first showed its face around 12 years ago. if it has the robinson sticker that went from blue with lines into white with lines into red then its an older one that probably had diacompe bulldog brakes, later sst's came with canti's and threadless forks.
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Yeah, this one has the American Flag theme in the sticker pattern, with the threadless - aheadset setup. Im still trying to figure the best option for bikes for my son. Back in the day we had a local area that we hammered and built jumps, I know nothing of that now - we still live in the same area. Now being a serious mountain biker, that might be the best option to invest in? Ill be sure to ask the local shop if they know of any secret spots for bmx riding.
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Originally Posted by cru jones 2
back when the sst was being made it was on the same basic corperate level as the gt intersepter. both had chromoly main tubes if i remember correctly but the other tubes were hi tensil steel. back in the day the line up from the bottem up was : robinson rebel then sst then mx then pro then top of the top was pro team model .
ahhh, the days of Tri-Moly
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