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  1. Can't argue with the price
  2. If i wasn't saving for a holiday in January, I'd have dibs that frame set within the hour☺
  3. P.M. sent, ( i think).
  4. Dibs the Shimano DX
  5. Im not suggesting this fellas on drugs and i quite like this build, but 2.5k. Really?? Hope he gets it cos i have one in chrome☺☺☺
  6. Ahoy there cobbers, i have these old Dia Comp brake shoes that i removed from some nice old MX1000's, judging by how hard the rubber is and the condition of the callipers I'm guessing they may be the original shoes. So..........Has anyone had any success with softening up the rubber on old or NOS brake shoes? Im thinking of giving them a soak in some brake fluid. Any advice is well appreciated. Cheers.
  7. No worries, thanks. New it is.
  8. Picked this up tonight, 85 Expert. sun rims/suzue hf hubs, (dont know much about sun's). the chrome is still pretty nice, I think it will come up nice once I swap all the racing parts with "old man" riding parts.
  9. Blue and chrome is always a winner☺ and i still like to run the old cro mo opc on a couple of mine.
  10. There was a jap car in the late eigties that had a "Redline" edition might have been Nissan? (un related to the bmx brand)
  11. Think I'd rather be a wombat☺. eats roots and leaves. Steam rollers don't roll steam and they don't bend bananas in Queensland (evedently).
  12. Price for a complete set? and payment method (s)
  13. I use kick stands on all my os amd ms frames. Yes i get teased by my mates but out on a ride mine is standing up while theirs are all laying in the dirt. If you're fitting it through a match box then i suggest a nylock nut so you dont sqaush the match box. My local bike shop normally has them, the ones pictured are designed to be cut to length but you can get adjustable telescopic ones. Definately makes it easier to move them around.
  14. I paid $100 for my frame forks bars and chain ring to be done in parakeet green, Art Metal In the Holden Hill area, they did an excellent job but it copped a bit of black over spray which i didnt notice until after i put my $60 sticker set on it, i gave it a good once over in their show room but i guess the lighting hid them, I didnt bother taking it back because i can live with it. Then theres the sand blast and chrome debate. They told me chrome has to be "unchromed" and that you cant sand blast it,(They cannot explaine why??) Bullshit! A friend of mine has sand blasted lots of my old chrome parts where he works and they have powdered up nicely? Another mate of mine went there and they realy botched it up, seems they are professional one day and backyarders the next, he had his done in white so he went to a local fencing company and they did an awsome job for about $25, frame and forks. Seem Adelaide is just a hard place to find consistently quality work.
  15. Wow, thats laughable,
  16. 1, When im sitting in the smoko room with eight other blokes and everyone of them has his nose glued to a f!#g mobile phone, what is it with people today?. 2, When some prick walking in front of me has to stop right then and there to look at his phone, usually in a doorway, they get a rude wake up when i keep walking through them and tell them that doorways are for walking through☺. 3, Why oh why?, working in the steel fabrication industry with big burly boilermakers and welders, why the f#*k must we listen to a radio station that caters for 12 year old girls, ? The same 10 songs every 2 hours 10 hours a day 6 days a week, and justin beiber on the hour, evey hour, Shit for brains radio!
  17. I'd buy that for a dollar☺, put me down for a pair or two.☺
  18. Whatever you decide, best to use low amps and build it up with lots of small tacks rather than pouring in heaps of weld (and heat) at once. The cooler you keep it the less chance of distortion, a damp cloth wrapped around the frame near the area in question will help suck the excess heat out. Once its powdered over no one will ever know.
  19. Pretty sure the old Big W Road King had the same back in the day☺, front wheel UKAI?
  20. Hey amigo's, back in the day no one in their right mind would have brakes, pads, reflectors or dare I say it.....A kick stand. Now we are a bit older and wiser has any one else decided that a side stand is the best way to hold a bike up. All mine have a kick stand and I love the fact that i can just jump on one, kick the stand up and keep it upright when the rest of my fellow club members bikes are laying on the ground☺
  21. Lastly a 1980 Mongoose.
  22. .........a 1980 Diamond Back Large Pro.
  23. And another 98 Diamondback Viper XL
  24. Some impressive stuff there, here's a few of mine. Starting with a 98 Diamondback Viper XL.
  25. I never wore a helmet back in the day but wouldnt be without one now, as for the bell, i mostly ride on dedicated walking/cycling tracks and prefer to call out a polite warning that i/we are coming through as i would rather talk to someone rather than rudely ringing an impersonal bell at them, however i have recently fitted a bell to all of my bikes after being told to f#*k off by a fellow after thanking him for moving over (looked to be in his 60s), and while approaching a group of old ladies one day i called out very politely "coming through ladies", i heard nothing but whinging because none of us had bells. So i guess it doesn't pay to be nice just ring a bloody bell at them, i know what i would rather hear. By the way, $1 per bell with free delivery from China, even annodised to match the colours of my bikes and when fitted upside down they are hardly noticable and still easy to operate with your thumb.