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    BMX Thread Jack!

    Got a mint replacement of the moto bike I had as a kid earlier this month. 1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike. I was checking out BMX Collector forums and saw some people way to old for this shit are actually jumping their vintage Yamaha Moto Bikes. Looked at Walmart and Target for those little plastic launch ramps but nobody had any in stock so I dragged one of the car ramps I use to crawl under and change the oil out, placed it on a slight incline up the yard from the front of the driveway, then barreled down the street and hit it a couple times. The front forks of this thing bottom out on the downstroke if I an even slightly forward of balanced fore/aft hahahaha. It felt a lot beefier when I only weighed 70 pounds back in 75..

    I ordered a little launch ramp. I'll get a kid to come out and capture the potential disaster on film when it arrives.. Here's some vintage BMX bike porn for now... So stoked to have another one of these even if I do look ridiculous riding it. Will probably also go for a couple launch ramp hits on the 26" mountain bikes we have.



    Oh, also skated my mini for a few minutes yesterday for the first time since returning from the big family trip last week.. End thread jack..
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    Dude that is actually kinda cool. I still have my bike in the closet. I haven't ridden it much since my messenger days since when I do I still ride like a messenger. Riding through fresh red lights and the like.

    Part of me wants a low rider bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Dude that is actually kinda cool. I still have my bike in the closet. I haven't ridden it much since my messenger days since when I do I still ride like a messenger. Riding through fresh red lights and the like.

    Part of me wants a low rider bike.
    Always wanted one of those bad assed rides with a Cheater slick, stick shift on the top bar, and springer forks with a little front wheel.

    Good friend of mine is my age and still working full time as a messenger in DC around the capital. He pulls a huge trailer sometimes stacked 6 feet high with tubs and crates of shit. Then, after work he rides for run. He does century rides pretty much every weekend.. And did I mention he's in his 50s like me??? Total beast on a bike that guy...

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    Yeah I lasted about 9 months in my early 30's. After 2 rack ups in 2 months that ended up putting a screw in my wrist I decided it was time to get out of that line of work.

    I think these are tight as hell but I live on the second floor and these things are heavy as all fuck:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Yeah I lasted about 9 months in my early 30's. After 2 rack ups in 2 months that ended up putting a screw in my wrist I decided it was time to get out of that line of work.

    I think these are tight as hell but I live on the second floor and these things are heavy as all fuck:

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    I'd think that would be a terrible choice in SF with all the hills. Need a few gears at least. Here's my choice for wish list street bikes..




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    AWWWWW YEAH!

    You see the low riders more out in the Mission where it is pretty flat (and predominantly Latino the low rider thing seems to be a big part of their culture) and parts of Oakland. It's kind of scary that you see a lot of Fixies in SF. I believe there is a time and place for nearly everything like a Fixie on an Italian race track not on the hills of SF. The whole hill, traffic, and no break thing. I refer to them as the hood ornament on MUNI busses.
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    Fixies are a hipster thing..

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    Early 2000s hipsters all tried to dress like messengers in SF. They even started trying to take over the messenger bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Early 2000s hipsters all tried to dress like messengers in SF. They even started trying to take over the messenger bars.
    Probably watched the movie Quicksilver over and over LOL

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    Or wanted to be this guy:

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    The thing is that Puck was only a messenger for about 2 days which isn't unusual since the messenger game isn't as easy as they think it is going to be. He just hung out at the bike shop and got high. MTV put him on a world stage and he kept up the bike messenger lie and kind of helped give the community a bad image. Well his bullshit combined with numerous incidents of messengers almost getting hit then pulling the motorists out of cars and beating them, drinking and meth issues.
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    Hipsters don't watch reality TV shows. Hipsters watch TV Land. If it isn't at least 20 years old or have an i-Product name they aren't interested.

    Back to the thread jack..


    I didn't carry much air on that jump. Bike is ridiculously out gunned by my 170 pound body. I bottom it out peddling, hitting the ramp, and of course landing less than 5 feet past that little ramp. I did hit it pretty hard but the suspension soaks it up. I'd need a ramp and a drop after the ramp to catch any real air on that thing.

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    Took this lady out for a stROLL today.


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    I met up with Swerv 512 today and had one of those really focused getting part of a trick locked sessions. I just worked on getting the full rotation on my Switchblades. I found once I dropped my shoulders and got more casual about it I started to get the rotations and less accidental shove its .
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

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    after 14 years went out monday and carved it round a car park was dope, still got curb pop, and tonight did some flip stuff ( still got it! sketchy) including a fakie flip that made me feel like kalis,, in reality dont think i even popped it lol. looking forward to rolling my ankle next time, six months of limping in the mail

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    Although i didnt skate today ,i did the shopping for my ramp supplies, so that is taken care of ,tomorow ill buy the last of the first part of the build and actually start the build ,

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