Monday, December 29, 2008

Not Ron Jeremy

I'll resume normality tomorrow. In the meantime, someone please help out this Homeless Pornstar.

(At some point I suppose I should do a post on people who think that just because they spent a lot on a bike 10 or 15 years ago that it still should be worth a lot. I bought a complete Homeless with a similar build kit less than five years ago for like $150. And I'm thinking the "value" hasn't gone up.)

(Oh wait, those are LIMITED EDITION Primo tires. Nevermind.)

In related news, I bought this last week:


30/10, here we come.

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Hm, maybe something different just for today.


21 comments:

John said...

The prices of bikes on Craigslist are even worse. I've seen people trying to sell Haros and such for way more than they're worth. Such as this one: http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/972622912.html and this one: http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/966144556.html

Jake said...

i like how that guy who's selling it decided his username should be "ipeeblue"...

30/10 is nice. 30/9 is nicer. 30/8 is nicest.


we need more posts russ....i'd like to see how the new "bushing system" in the KHE astral hubs is better than regular bearings, and for the worse....

Anonymous said...

hoeless pornstar...long in the front with a real tight rearend...
hahahhahahah

i miss homeless so much.
i must have had 3 or 4 macks, broke everyone of them and just bought another one. I was on the sheps side of the s&m / Homeless quarrel.
it wasn't until I saw sheps on a holmes in GO, did I give in and buy an s&m.

Anonymous said...

should i go 30/10?

what was the sheps/s&m quarrel?

Beau said...

I've been running 30/9 for a while, it's perfect. Anything steeper than that might be too much, but if you only ride parks and you have wide bars I can see 33/9 or 30/8, steep gears are nice for full speed fakies.

SkidMark's in PDX said...

And who thought their looptail "P.K.Ripper" would be worth a grand 25 years later?

How many Homeless Bikes were made, and how many survived? 20 years from now people will be looking for the first of the "rider owned company" bikes to display in their condo with the chain off cuz their wife doesn't want oil stains on the carpet. Who puts enough oil on their chain that it drips?

Mexican John said...

33-9??! Thats some crazy gearing.

Jason said...

russ, drop a photo of the homeless kit... The forks alone are something to celebrate...

Q - Were the frames (homeless Macks...) S&M dirt bike rejects? Or, did Sheeps go Dirt Brothers full-on...?

I only remember one person in and around the Maryland/Virginia area that had one. You could easily have made the case for them being something from S&M - same drop outs, "gusset" (if you could call it that...) and same crack right behind the seattube... Obviously, based on Taj's recently blog entry, he rode too many Holmes' - including when he was on Homeless...

Long in the front, with a tight rear end YOU CAN WORK FOR HOURS.... classic

t.f.a. said...

perfect example of the crazy Craigs list post i found just yesterday, take note of the original price. i'd ask to see the receipt.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/bik/969818669.html

Stephen said...

i don't even know what $5000 looks like...

Anonymous said...

Jason: If I remember rightly, Homeless and S&M used the same manufacturer for a period of time, which would account for the similarities. You could special order a "freestyle" S&M Dirtbike with a standing platform, which was just the standing platform off a Homeless Player or Soul Bro or whatever it was called.

bones said...

Frames from the 90's sell for dirt...Well they don't even sell actually..

I was trying to sell an old volume for like 50$- nobody wants it..I paid 250$ for it.. :(

It's like young kids won't touch them cuz there old and heavy,mid schoolers don't give a damn about collecting them,the old guys are in another dimension..

Give it a few years and the mid school generation will have their mid life crisis and start buying their childhood dream bikes..

steve said...

well, either so many companies are expected to make new frames each near, never keeping classics the same, like 3 and 1/2 mike aitken frames,in 5 years, how much have they reaallllly changed? So what dakota roche doesn't have to go thru a decade of riding a super heavy frame. look at josh stricker, 3 frames since he rode for trek in the 90's.

either these bikes are only being made to last as long as until the next frame comes out.... or crank or seat and post.

pivitol is dead, its now the sign of a box bike. hell MTB's come with them, why buy pivitol when there are many set-ups that are significantly less weight and price?
so whats a pivitol worth used?
or used looseball pedals?
or used grips?

some things aren't worth much. things are worth far less used.
but a house can be worth 100,000$ more than what you paid if the next person is willing to pay that, and its used!
don't buy anything new, when something newer will just come out and somone will buy it.

so no problem with rick thorne, and are you saying russ that ice money is a black rooftop?
-what about fixed gear's made by bmx companies(as a positive is)

Anonymous said...

30/10 is the shiznit

Beau said...

Wow Steve, that was quite a long post considering not a word of it made any sense. Used BMX bikes are liked used computers, unless it is some kind of collector's oddity it is pretty much worthless.

"pivitol is dead, its now the sign of a box bike. hell MTB's come with them, why buy pivitol when there are many set-ups that are significantly less weight and price?"

I can almost discern from that heap of errors that you are trying to say there is a cheaper and lighter alternative to pivotal seats? Link please?

noel said...

Traci Lords. Sigh.....

tony said...

what do you figure is steve's native language?

dr. awesome said...

uh beau.. theres a link in the topic of a post from a few days back. this is the internet, does it need to make sense?

Beau said...

Oh those things, I'm still not sure if those are seats, jury is still out til I see one. I understand nobody "sits" on their seat anymore, but the definition of the word seat implies that you could potentially, we may have to make a new word for the new "things you put in the top of the seat tube."

Jay Brand said...
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Jay Brand said...

Sorry about the deleted comment, Just thought I would let you guy's know I libereated the Homeless Pornstar that was on ebay, it will be headed to my house soon. I started a blog about Homeless http://homelessbikes.blogspot.com/
If you guy's have any questions or info on Homeless let me know. I am currently collecting all of the Homeless f/f I can get my hand's on, they don't bring much $$$ but I dig them anyway. If you have one to sell contact me at brand2929@yahoo.com or at the blog, maybe we can help each other out. Thank's for saving BMX from itself, it need's all the help it can get. Thank's for the killer blog, -Jay