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Old 04-17-18, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Junkbeast View Post
I had a Mongoose Supergoose (probably '83 or '84 based on image search of the frame). As a stupid teen, I traded it for something stupid around 1996. I wish I still had it. Do they go for much?
If you check out www.bmxmuseum.com they have a for sale section you might see one for sale there...But they aren't exactly cheap.
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The most sought after..? The mythical redline Looptail c. 1975... There were supposed to have been 3 made or something like that, only one known to exist. If one were to pop up on the bay... wouldn't surprise me to see it hit 5 figure$.
Anyone know what a Diamondback looptail is worth these days?

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The most sought after..? The mythical redline Looptail c. 1975... There were supposed to have been 3 made or something like that, only one known to exist. If one were to pop up on the bay... wouldn't surprise me to see it hit 5 figure.
I think there might have been more than three.
Never had one, but I'm pretty sure one of my buddies did.
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Originally Posted by n0+4c|u3 View Post
I think there might have been more than three.
Never had one, but I'm pretty sure one of my buddies did.
It wasn't my original statement, looks like I screwed up the html lol. I was asking about the Diamondback looptails
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Originally Posted by Tamago View Post
It wasn't my original statement, looks like I screwed up the html lol. I was asking about the Diamondback looptails
It all depends on the model. But for a Frame and Fork your looking at $200us for a good example
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Thanks, that link is great.

When I raced back in the day I raced for Competition Plus, a bike store in Whittier CA. Comp Plus was owned by George "Mac" McDougall, father of Kelly McDougall who raced for Factory Torker. Kelly's mentioned on that page.
thatís awesome I raced between 1990 and 1993 mainly at the Whittier narrows track. I had a GT and a Powerlite. Now I have a my dads VDC gorila from the same time he never sold.
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Old 05-28-18, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kunsunoke View Post
Sought after vintage BMX bikes come in a number of flavors and tiers, depending upon desirability at the time, what pro riders were riding, light weight or high-tech features. Circa 1981-1982:

SE PK Ripper
SE Quadangle (heavy; watch for hernias)
SE Floval Flyer
Thruster Tri-Power
Thruster Vanishing Point
Thruster Tim Judge Replica
Schwinn The Sting (actual Sting bikes had double-butted CrMo tubing. Such was not the case for the King Sting, Sting Competition or Mini-Sting)
Patterson (any of the models)
Roger DeCosta (any)
Kuwahara KE-1; KZ-1
Cinelli CMX.1 and MX.1
Mongoose Supergoose
DG Racer
GT Pro
Gary Littlejohn (especially the tandems and the pit bikes)
Hutch Pro / XL-24
JMC Racing Short/Long Standard
JMC Racing Black Shadow
Race, Inc. RA-7 / RA-8 / RM-1 / RM-2
Robinson Expert & Pro
Torker MX / Eddy King / L.P. Long / Pro / 26

where does VDC fit in?
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Old 06-03-18, 04:38 AM
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where does VDC fit in?
VDC first came into the picture at the peak of the track BMX craze. They were highly active during the transition to freestyle/street/park. The company still makes framesets in the USA, which counts for something in an age when bikes with the once-coveted marks "Schwinn", "GT", "Mongoose" and "Diamond Back" are generally mass-produced (badly) in China.

My personal opinion (given what I know of Vernon Dixon and the history of his company) is that the Gorila is highly collectible, though not to the ridiculous degree that SE Racing and Kuwahara bikes currently are. They don't need to be babied. I'd get one if I were into collecting BMX bikes, particularly if the price was right.
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People also often forget that Voris Dixion was somehow involved with Free Agent though he never personally made them. They were awesome bikes in the 80's to.
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I am new to bmx, could anyone help me choosing the right one?
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I am new to bmx, could anyone help me choosing the right one?
You might wanna start our own thread, but I guess I can try to help.
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Original survivor
GJS Jeff Utterback .... the Best of all time!

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Couple other favorites.... Dan Gurney Eagle and a Stroker II with Webco magnesium wheels!
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Original survivor
GJS Jeff Utterback .... the Best of all time!
Wow, do you own that?
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Yes sir!
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Yes sir!
That's amazing, where did you find it?
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Bought it from the original owner, It was hanging in his breezeway. I remembered he had a really nice bike when we were kids, so I asked him if he still had it !!
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Bought it from the original owner, It was hanging in his breezeway. I remembered he had a really nice bike when we were kids, so I asked him if he still had it !!
Your GJS is definitely one of my most sought after bikes, congratulations!
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MCS, DG and Cook Brothers. All are kinda hard to find. I raced a CYC Stormer and then through a few others like an R & R. But the Cook Brothers was my favorite, I bought it used from a guy for a $125.00 in 1981 dollars. I gave it to my brother in 83 when I went into the military, raced right up boot camp. Wasn't really all that good, but I had a lot of fun. If I found one, I might resto it along with a couple other projects, I saw a Cook Bros on ebay for about 4K a while ago. Too rich for me.

The Esser's were well known races for MCS and Trailmate in the south, saw them race a bunch along with Tim Judge - they had all the latest stuff, I wonder what they have still laying around.
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