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March 4, 2006 at 4:27 pm #28437dunrite9Member
It’s all good CraigMarch 5, 2006 at 4:33 pm #28443CrazyCraigMember
You know it is!!
The one and only thing I hate about posts and email is you’ll never hear the vocal inflection or emotion of the person writing. So just know that I’m having as much fun as you and yes, it’s all good!! Just having fun throwing it back & forth. Call it “verbal elbows” Ha-ha. 😆March 16, 2006 at 3:47 pm #28599bmxlegendMember
im super old skool… i refuse to run a full face helmet.. never run clip pedals.. but now i run some new skool stuff.. like a 25-9 gear ratio..euro bottom bracket…but id love to race my cyclecraft with my tnt hubs with the 7x rims, inverted tnt stem, cyclecraft dirt legs forks, and mu nice bradny new redline 401;s with unsealed bottom bracket..March 16, 2006 at 5:46 pm #28600RaidenHaydenMember
Dave I remember a crash about 7 years ago that took you out for awhile, and you still won’t wear a full-face?March 17, 2006 at 7:35 pm #28675bmxlegendMember
never ever will i run a full face.. bmx isnt suposed to be all about saftey.. haha..March 17, 2006 at 7:48 pm #28676KmartMember
I used to think that…but now when I crash it F’n hurts!!!!!!!!!!!!
KmartMarch 22, 2006 at 4:44 pm #28889TideyFamilyMember
The wheels are no longer made of wood and they are the same size now, no more of that huge wheel up front and the little one out back. Makes them easier to get on….
Seems like the new bikes are lower, longer and use Canti brakes and seem to run their handlebars narrower. The 24s ride a lot like 20s. I raced an old school Cyclecraft 24″ a few years ago and it looked about 3 feet taller then the new school rides….still got the job done though. Oh yea, dare I mention the fact that a lot of guys are running clipless pedals….you must have some old school hardware kicking around still, dust it off and take it out.
Also as far as the “sponge MTB” goes, get yourself a rigid single speed. You’ll never go back to a full sus bike after that. I converted over this year and my sus bike has not left the garage.
You still got the Cycle Craft.. Mine is back in Phoenix at my grandparents house and I want another one. The geometry on that frame was so nice for my long torso short legs..?
TideyOctober 17, 2006 at 6:21 am #35578
Personally I dont like the new school cruisers.
I have a 2005 redline and its ok, but not as good riding as my Boss or Profile.
I also liked the old school Limo cruiser and JMC 24 better then these new cruisers.
I still dont use clips and wont, ever. But I have switched to a full face. I got a good deal on a Answer Carbon Fiber and its liiight.
Carbon forks? Can you say flex and age poorly. None of the Pros would use them if they didnt get them for free.
Seems to me like Chromo is making a comeback, but I do like the Alum fames as much, of course I dont jump.
Shimano Saint (and now a BMX version called MXR or something) cranks have replaced Flights and Profiles as the choice crank.October 17, 2006 at 10:34 am #35579RaidenHaydenMember
I’m cro-mo all the way!!! Supercross Devo 24 pro, I have three, and they are a mix of old school and new school, and I think they are they best I have ridenOctober 17, 2006 at 4:19 pm #355854130forlifeMember
those saint cranks are GARBAGEOctober 18, 2006 at 1:32 am #35603
Ill have to check out the SX cruiser then.
I really want a SE cruiser cause im digging the retro jersey they released and can get Aeros made to match, buy some brown and blue vans and live out the SE dream i never fullfilled.
But the SE cruiser is the new school style and looks like it rides like crap.
Id feel silly using SE gear on a SX though 🙁October 18, 2006 at 2:07 am #35606
Old school bikes are nice to look at period. The new school bikes are where itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s at if you plan on racing. Come on its 2006, times have changed.October 18, 2006 at 2:13 am #35607
those saint cranks are GARBAGE
Best cranks ever. End of story.
Or maybe you would like to use those recycled beer cans that are called profiles or was that flights?October 18, 2006 at 2:19 am #35608
I dont think new school bikes suck. I think most of the new school cruiser suck.
I own a 2005 Redline and it sucks. But lol its up to everyones riding style and taste. Like I hated my Nickle Patterson BITD and loved my Quadangle, yet others loved the Patterson and hated the Quad.
Personally I love how low profile bikes look, but hate how they handle.
The center of gravity is just too low for me.
I’m all for the new era, just looking for a cruiser that handles as well as my old Boss or Profile cruiser. If its a 2007 model then thats ok with me, my helmet is carbon fiber, so i love new school stuff it it works well.
Now Rich Farside never sucked and can ride a pogo stick and still ride well, but us riders with Zero natural talent lol need all the help we can get.
For those that only met Rich when he was a factory Superstar on Hutch or DB, I’ve watched him race since he was on Checkered Flag and he was amazing and the man to beat even then. Rich was the East Coast Pete Loncarevich, all talent.[/u]October 18, 2006 at 2:27 am #35609
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