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what was your First Bike(ride)??
« on: June 15, 2010, 02:59:20 AM »
My first ride was a Mongoose Stylist 88.Brother of th Mongoose Decade.It was blue w/5spoke mags.I had this bike for over 10years.It went through a lot of parts.48hp wheels,dozen pegs,all the famous bars of the 90s,brakes and gt bashguard(witch i bent slightly with the frame!)yeah,i could not believe it.This bike may have been the lower model of mongoose but it took abuse!!
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 03:04:27 AM »
I'm actually riding my first real bike right now.Every bike before that was a walmart bike

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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 06:07:48 AM »
Wow.

Aside from the typical department store junk, this was my first "real" bike.

I cannot believe I actually found a picture of one, but here it is....

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/bianchi/7144/1

A mid 80's Bianchi BMX. I got it as a present for graduating grade 8.  Araya 7x 32 spoke rims. Chromoly frame. Pretty sure mine had some 3 piece alloy shimano cranks with shimano DX pedals though. By the time I was done with it it had skyway tuff wheels on it, a Nippon Dia-Compe brake up front and Redline 4 piece bars. Man that bike was terrible :) The bottom bracket was so low to the ground the pedal would hit the ground with very little lean.
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 06:25:56 AM »
2003 haro f3 for me
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 06:26:34 AM »
I finallllly found it. Had to just go alphabetically through the museum until I saw a brand that sounded familiar:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/4052

Basically, it was terrible but that was the same colour and everything as my first "real" bike. I'd had a cobbled together BMX or two before that one but they were no-name, spraypainted frames with sketchy parts. Then, after the mighty Schwinn, I finally got some real real bikes- a couple of Trickstars and eventually I settled on a string of GT Pro Performers.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 06:27:14 AM »
And yes, I bought it new. I'm older than dirt.
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 06:45:23 AM »
Funny how some of you guys have to go to bmxmuseum to find your first rides... :wacko: :beer:
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 07:12:24 AM »
My first 'Freestyle' bike was a 1986 GT Performer in GT Blue... one of my first upgrades  :rolleyes: was to swap out the mags for ACS Z-Rims w/ a freecoaster... at least the freecoaster was a step in the right direction...  ;D

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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 07:25:39 AM »
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/33327

yep,. that thing sucked balls in every possible way. I hated that bike so much.

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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010, 07:37:47 AM »
1985 Redline RL-20.  "Hazard Yellow".  Coaster brake...but ditched the mags/coaster as soon as the Peregrine 48's came out.  Also upgraded to the Forklifters(first 4-piece bars) when they came out.  

I really liked that bike, other than the mags/bars.  I wanted to add that looking back, I think this bike was well ahead of the times.  Notice there is no standing platform, it had tapered and caped stays, tapered forks, and if I remember correctly, had a 75 degree head tube angle. 

I didn't have to look in the museum for mine. ^_^  Redline 400 series cranks, ACS55 stem/pro rotor, Hutch Trick Top Seat, fluted seat post...this is a couple of years after I first got it.

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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 07:39:20 AM »
how come so many of the bikes on there have no front pegs?
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 07:44:43 AM »
how come so many of the bikes on there have no front pegs?

Many bikes back then had pegs on the forks, rather than the axles.  Also, some people didn't run them on certain sides, because they got in the way of certain tricks like Miami Hoppers.
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 08:43:05 AM »
gt performer 97 , oh man just remember it hurts my back

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gt_bicycles/26183

i still have it ... borrowed to a friend  :P
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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2010, 02:31:51 PM »
'87 Mongoose Decade..my first real trick bike.

I went through all the phases with this thing..chrome with pink grip tape, frame standers, mags with no pegs, you name it.

It cracked at the seat post tube, so they upgraded it to an 88'. which mandated they change the stem, brakes, rotor, etc. it was the best warranty deal I ever got!


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Re: what was your First Bike(ride)??
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2010, 02:56:40 PM »
And not one person said thank you Mom/Dad in this thread....


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