Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Fucking BMXmas

The photo below is me in front of the folks' house on Christmas 25 or so years ago on my brand-new Schwinn Predator. (If I'm not mistaken, I got the Oakland Raiders hoodie that Christmas as well—score!) I meant to re-create the photo on my current bike, but weather intervened. It would be nice to re-create the feeling, too, although that might be a little tougher.


Anyways, hope you all enjoy your respective holidays, and I'll see you back here on Monday.

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

monday!? i can't wait that long, i'm addicted!

Stephen said...

I had those shoes.

Merry Christmas Russ. I hope a lot of kids both big and small get their BMX on for the holidays.

James said...

I still catch that feeling every time i ride.
It is not that hard to do.

ssnnakebite said...

that bike actually looks really sick! tan walls plus the hollow mags= win

Brandon "Afro" Sakelarides said...

nice v-bars and plastic seat you trendy old man. :)

Russ said...

I think all I have left from that bike are the seatpost clamp and the owner's manual.

Took the Ed out for a quick spin in the same general area this morning. Still felt like Christmas.

Russ said...

ssnakebite: And look how fat that front tire is! I think it was technically a 2.125", but it sure looks bigger.

Later on, that bike got white Skyway E-Z bars, Skyway pegs, Mike Buff Z-Rims, gold Maxy-Cross cranks, a GT layback...I don't even know what else. Comp II big and littles. Eventually the frame gussets cracked and I think the forks bent.

steve said...

does anyone remember the kink side pipe? was it the first ever taiwanese made kink, or the last american made kink?

Anonymous said...

soon enough we're gonna be asking what was the last American made frame ever, regardless of brand.

Jason said...

The Kink Sidepipe was Dirty Dan Bogard's signature frame. I really liked that frame. When it first came out its 5 lb weight seemed extremely light, now its the norm or even heavy by some standards. It was made at BREW bikes in North Carolina and is probably one of the last of the USA made Kink frames. I don't recall seeing a Taiwanese version.

Anonymous said...

May Ling welds better than drunken mexicans

steve said...

sweet thanks jason

Anonymous said...

S&M, Fit, Solid, Terrible One, FBM, and Liquor are the only companies that still sell American-made frames.

--Antoine

Lettusdude said...

That picture doesn't look like Christmas...There's no snow.

I hate snow just as much as any other biker, but come on, Christmas just ain't Christmas without a meter of snow and temperatures in the -30s!!

God I love Canada!

Anonymous said...

Antoine, Standard does in-house frames.

Beau said...

Iowa is not considered part of the US anymore anonymous, besides nobody has cared about Standard since 2003 at the latest.

Anonymous said...

DEAD BLOG.
Go love jesus.

Anonymous said...

Liqour and Solid don't count, Fit is only 50%, T1 and FBM are poised to move overseas...S&M is the only legit one left.

Ty said...

I doubt this is the Cadillac of bmx bikes. http://www.amazon.com/Cadillac-Escalade-20-Inch-Freestyle-White/dp/B000LEG15S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1230397508&sr=1-1

brien said...

FBM is not moving their in-house production anywhere.

Anonymous said...

And Standard can eat shit.

--Antoine

Anonymous said...

They found Santas skeleton in a chimney in New Jersey in 1927

steve said...

This photo is of Russ at 18 months old. Russ is 9 feet tall!

G.S.GUCCILIFE said...

why the hate on standard?

steve said...

hey russ, i can't email you, but i have a great idea for a rant. I noticed what i think is Rick Thorne in a trailer for the new moive 'mall cop'. tear a strip out of him please.

Anonymous said...

This blog has not talked shit any person, only companies and parts. Well, I guess there was a snide Wildman reference.

I can understand not wanting to take it to a personal level like that, but you are missing out on a wealth of material.

steve said...

ice money?

wade said...

I've got no problem with Rick Thorne.

Russ said...

Ripping Rick Thorne is so 2001.

brien said...

that's rooftop.