Monday, August 25, 2008

Public Service Message

If you think BMX is stupid now, please consider where we came from:



"Zee-riffic"? Seriously?

Thank you.



Something more substantial tomorrow, I promise.


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Always loved this one.


22 comments:

VxD said...

I'm surprised nylon rims HAVEN'T caught on.

Russ said...

I probably should have posted an entire selection of ads, but when I'm lazy I'm REALLY lazy. Or "pressed for time."

It's worth noting that I actually think Mike Buff was awesome. He was jumping off buildings to flat back in the '80s when bikes were made of tin foil.

todd from albe's said...

very few know this but i am the one that started the "put them in the freezer and they'll true themselves" urban legend. it's true, look it up on the internet.

wade said...

I had those Mike Buff signature white Z Rims in 1984. Wicked. And I had the black graphite ones later, too.
One of my bikes, the one just to cruise on, has new graphite Tuff Wheels. Perhaps not as functional as my Profile-hubbed wheels, but they look way cooler. Especially on the 1996 PK Ripper frame.
I think that once the 9t cassette-hubbed Tuff Wheels come out that the kids will buy them to match their Odyssey pedals. Indeed, it doesn't really matter that the brakes don't work on them anymore, does it? Check coloredtuffs.com

Russ said...

I had Buff Zs, too. They were great except for the fact that "tightening spokes" was a foreign concept for me. One day I did a rather forceful kickout, and 2/3 of the spokes just popped out. That was the end of my Z-Rim experience.

Tuffs will never catch on unless they solved the flex issue and found a way for you to safely run over 60 pounds of tire pressure. I have a Peregrine Master on the front of my Holmes, and looks is about all it has going for it.

CHROME_RIMS_YO said...

song = alexander carson in style cats?

Claydog said...

ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ya'll are going to get another trend started

Stephen said...

WHERE THE FUCK IS MY BUFF GUARD?!

Darren H said...

Look at that fucking ad.

And we wondered why all the skaters got all the girls back then.....


There was a kid in my neighborhood who I once saw do a 720 off a speed bump, landed about 270 through the spin on his back wheel, jammed on the back brake, his back wheel folded like a taco (of course he was running z rims), loaded like a spring, and spun him back into the air and the rest of the way around. It was simultaneously the best and worst moment of BMX ever.


I was too young to have ever run Z-rims, they were about as relevant to my 14 year old self as 14mm triple wall 48s are to 14 year olds today, but the day I replaced my OGK mags with a set of Peregrine Super Pros changed everything for me. i think I learned most of my good tricks that afternoon.....

Krt Schmidt said...

I love that damn song and I've never tired of listening to it.

smoovebert said...

i did a "wilton" two weeks ago on a trick star with z-rims

bill said...

Going to see Face to Face at the HOB on Sunset in November I think...? Bought tix waaaay in advance for some reason. Pumped regardless. Not pumped about the SoCal "Bro-Scene" that is sure to be there though.

guaranteed to hear a few conversations that go either exactly like this, or similar to:

"Sup bra!?" "Sup DUDE!!" "wanna see my lifted truck?" "FUCK YEA bra!" "Hey Guy!" "Sup bra!" "Sup, Guy, Dude, Bra!"

hey a-hole, your tribal arm-band is falling off, and your full-sized rear-window Famous decal looks retarded!

I hate. I'm sorry. No I'm not.

Anonymous said...

For old school flatland, without all the quick spinning today's guys do, the give in those rims actually helped you balance. Until they broke.

I'm slowly assembling a fixed-hub flat bike, and I'm thinking of hunting down some Z-48s for it. I'll be slow as hell on it anyway, and it can only hurt once.

noel said...

Good tune. Used it for the Team Factory video in the local video contest we did here.

Smitty said...

A fixed hub flat bike...could this Anonymous actually be Pat Romano?

Anonymous said...

odyssey pivotal? go look

Chris from Odyssey said...

It's our own base-shape and mold, done to replicate the Senior 2 seat.

If I'm not mistaken, the prior complaints on here revolved around the perception of "everyone" re-decorating the existing Pivotal seat bases and posts?

If that's the case, we've done neither.

Smitty said...

Wow...how's that for proactive blog spin control!

Stephen said...

i guess tomorrow never came.

Russ said...

Tomorrow came really, really, really late.

Anonymous said...

"If I'm not mistaken, the prior complaints on here revolved around the perception of "everyone" re-decorating the existing Pivotal seat bases and posts?"

Did you also say that companies are pretty limited to what changes can be made because of the patent? If any other company claimed this before Odyssey, everyone would call them liars for copping out on not developing a "new" pivotal pan. Thanks for setting a precedent.

Chris from Odyssey said...

Thanks for anonymously jumping the gun and wanting to assume the worst of us.

You are somewhat limited by the factory granting the patent license when it comes to making extreme structural changes to the base.

You are not limited when it comes to changing the base's size, shape and other features, ie. you can still bring out something that is relatively "unique" - just like with railed seats.

This blog generally criticizes when brands repeatedly offer the "same thing". And if that's the case, then I've merely pointed out that the Senior 2 doesn't qualify for that criticism. The shape and size are patterned on a popular design that was previously only available with rails.