Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)

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BMX bikes are awesome sauce

Hell, yeah. BMX rules
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33%
No, I'm an adult. I enjoy Skittles and flat beer.
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25%
Nicole Kidman in BMX Bandits put me off BMX for life
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4%
I like a more practical two wheeled mode of transport, preferably one with a basket.
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38%
 
Total votes: 24
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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Moggy » Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 pm

Lotus wrote:Don't worry, jokes like that are fine - just don't joke about housing.


Is that because it is homeophobic?

My worst joke ever.

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Gemini73 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Whatever happened to Raleigh, never see them anymore.

They're still in Nottingham but they've massively scaled back their operations. Like most of the brand name bikes now, I think they just rebadge Chinese manufactured stuff.

Their old factory site is now the Nottingham University Jubilee campus.

I had an OG blue burner back in 84/85 and then spent all my pocket money on handle bars or brake upgrades.


Remember those Bear Trap pedals? You can still get them, but they're not like the originals from the 80's which can go for a pretty penny.

As for Raleigh BMX, here's some real beauties. No doubt worth a bob or two.

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by D_C » Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 pm

This was mine:

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Kickstarted my love for bikes tbh (Now have a fairly decent mountain bike, hybrid, and a fold-up).

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Rex Kramer » Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Whatever happened to Raleigh, never see them anymore.

They're still in Nottingham but they've massively scaled back their operations. Like most of the brand name bikes now, I think they just rebadge Chinese manufactured stuff.

Their old factory site is now the Nottingham University Jubilee campus.

I had an OG blue burner back in 84/85 and then spent all my pocket money on handle bars or brake upgrades.


Remember those Bear Trap pedals? You can still get them, but they're not like the originals from the 80's which can go for a pretty penny.

Bear Trap pedals :datass: C W Handlebars :datass: Mushroom grips :datass: 2 finger brake leavers :datass: Probably would have been cheaper just to get a better bike!

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Gemini73 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Whatever happened to Raleigh, never see them anymore.

They're still in Nottingham but they've massively scaled back their operations. Like most of the brand name bikes now, I think they just rebadge Chinese manufactured stuff.

Their old factory site is now the Nottingham University Jubilee campus.

I had an OG blue burner back in 84/85 and then spent all my pocket money on handle bars or brake upgrades.


Remember those Bear Trap pedals? You can still get them, but they're not like the originals from the 80's which can go for a pretty penny.

Bear Trap pedals :datass: C W Handlebars :datass: Mushroom grips :datass: 2 finger brake leavers :datass: Probably would have been cheaper just to get a better bike!


Mushroom Grips. Comfortable, but wore out quickly.

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by darksideby182 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:26 pm

My Diamondback from around 1998 i still own and only 2 weeks ago took it to a BMX track in Reading (top pic).
I still ride dirt jumps it from time to time (mainly into mountain biking these days) and have some decent jumps local to me.

Frame - Diamondback Assault Ex Race frame
Forks - S&M Pitch forks
Cranks - Profile race cranks
Bars - Xposure dirt bars
Stem - Hoffman bikes
Wheels - cheap gooseberry fool
Brake - Shimano DX V-brake


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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by darksideby182 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:31 pm

Would love to own an original Raleigh Burner or a Robinson race bike from the late 80s or early 90s

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Gemini73 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:31 pm

darksideby182 wrote:My Diamondback from around 1998 i still own and only 2 weeks ago took it to a BMX track in Reading (top pic).
I still ride a dirt jumps with it from time to time (mainly into mountain biking these days) and have some decent jumps local to me.

Frame - Diamondback Assault Ex Race frame
Forks - S&M Pitch forks
Cranks - Profile race cranks
Bars - Xposure dirt bars
Stem - Hoffman bikes
Wheels - cheap gooseberry fool
Brake - Shimano DX V-brake


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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by jawafour » Tue May 22, 2018 11:31 pm

I had a Raleigh Burner; the blue and yellow one (the version with normal spokes rather than mag wheels, though).

It was just ace! I got a racing number plate for it, added different grips and customised the plate wth Pac-Man stickers :) . I used to get the BMX mag each month, too.

I even once did a wheelie 8-) .

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by jawafour » Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Image

I had dreams about this version. Just stunning.

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Earfolds » Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 am

My dad bought me a BMX when I was little, and I loved riding around everywhere on it. It was shiny and silver, and I was a bit too small for it.

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Green Gecko » Wed May 23, 2018 1:08 am

Nope, I was a skater. I had a small mountain bike. Then I had a proper mountain bike given to me but of course my younger brother who is well into bikes took the handlebars off and dumped the rest, so sadly I never really got into cycling, although I enjoy it.

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by RichardUK » Wed May 23, 2018 1:15 am

When I was a child I had a BMX, Mountain Bike and Road Bike all made by Raleigh, but now I don’t have a bike in this country but I do have a Kalkhoff bike in Bavaria

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PostRe: Do you or have you ever owned a BMX?
by Gemini73 » Wed May 23, 2018 2:03 am

jawafour wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Image

I had dreams about this version. Just stunning.



Yeah it's a swish looking BMX, although I prefer this one as it adopts the classic Skyway colours

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I have decided to make getting hold of and/or refurbishing classic BMX bikes a new hobby.

In the mean time I'm going to one of our local independent bike shops this Saturday and ordering this modern Mongoose. A birthday present to myself this June. 8-) It comes with a 2.75 TT frame so is okay for my height.

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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by Ad7 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 am

Hi vis gear, handlebar bell and dual panniers crew checking in.

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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed May 23, 2018 8:44 am

I'd rather be an Angel Summoner instead.

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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by Nibble » Wed May 23, 2018 9:34 am

I was well into BMXing as a kid, although it was definitely more the freestyle side of things that I preferred. Thought the racing aspect was a bit dull in comparison. Even had the pictures of BMXs and famous BMXers (such as Eddie Fiola - who Wikipedia informs me, went on to become a stuntman in such gems as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) on the bedroom wall. I had a Raleigh Chrome Burner mk2 which I put Skyway Tuff II wheels on. Would've looked a lot like this:

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Except I'm sure mine had a layback seat stem.

My rich kid friend at the time actually had one of these beauties, a Haro Master Freestyler. Gorgeous.

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That or the GT Performer, below, were my fantasy bikes at the time. Again, beautiful.

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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by Gemini73 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:I'd rather be an Angel Summoner instead.



Yes! :lol:


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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by <]:^D » Wed May 23, 2018 10:28 am

:lol: classic

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PostRe: Are you a BMX Bandit? (Now with poll)
by Gemini73 » Thu May 24, 2018 11:46 am

Ordering this Mongoose L80 on Saturday. Also going to pick up a bike rack for the car so I can go cycling with my children when we're at the caravan in Weymouth. :D

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