Modern day bmx racing

Discussion in 'General' started by r6fast, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

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    Jox and Jag World Finals at Indy 1981 (I think)... Look at all these Free Wheels..Lol. I am in there with the red Bell Moto3..

    Starting gate with red tires....

    This is earlier at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville.. in second place there..ended up making a pass FTW!

    Ok I feel old as shit now...
  2. njracer

    njracer Well-Known Member

    I built this Robinson around that same time frame. Sold it to my littler brother and then took it back after it sat for years at my parents house. This was my pit bike back in 96 when I started road racing.

    Tang TRX forks, Uni seat and Z-Wheels (the original Z-Wheels I built the bike with were red) FTW!

    It's now hanging in the garage.

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  3. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    And the Infamous UNI Seat!
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  4. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    There are over 300 Bmx tracks being used in North America currently. Go check out
  5. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

  6. John Branch

    John Branch The REAL92

    FYI Houston Tx is building a track as we speak, and will be hosting 2020 UCI WORLDS THERE NEXT YEAR! :beer: And we are hopefully racing 1st national there in October this year :blart:
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  7. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    This is all I could think of when I clicked on this thread

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  8. loser

    loser Well-Known Member

    Setting up in the gate and getting your pedal position and stance just right would be a pain in the arse with a coaster brake. BMX was always about freewheel in the early 80s. I even remember the "flip/flop hubs" where you could mount a 16T freewheel on one side and a 15T or 17T on the other and then just turn the wheel around for a quick gearing change without swapping chainrings.
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  9. KrooklynSV

    KrooklynSV Usual Suspect

  10. wiggeywackyo

    wiggeywackyo Well-Known Member

    Just found a track near my house that's run by volunteers. I'm on a MTB these days but modern BMX race bikes have come a long way!! Carbon errthang and all dat.
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  11. MotoGP69

    MotoGP69 Well-Known Member

    I think my bars are by Robinson. They’re the ones that were bent slightly forward at the ends.
  12. MotoGP69

    MotoGP69 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, probably. If I had to guess it’s worth about $1500.
  13. blue03R6

    blue03R6 Well-Known Member

    you're not a baller until you take a huffy down a bad ass mountain bike trail. skip to about 3 min

  14. loser

    loser Well-Known Member

    No. Those were Powerlite bars.
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  15. MotoGP69

    MotoGP69 Well-Known Member

    Ah, thanks. Been a while since I thought about it.
  16. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    image000000_33.jpg Staff photo at Woodward BMX in 1985. I'm in the upper left of the pic. I was into it bigtime back in the mid 80s, which a lot of people consider the golden era of BMX. Rode for Rockville BMX national team in 1984 and part of '85 and then Schwinn. Still have my original Schwinn Sting with the flared and brazed tubes. Cool bike.
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