What bmx did you have back in the day?
I don’t remember the order, but owned loads. sold my last one at the age of 17 for £25 to go to the pub. it was worth £500!
Raleigh Burner, at least 3
Skyway TA x2
Haro, a racy one
Even got some lavender skyway Mag wheels imported from America. i must have looked ridiculous imitating paperboy on my full lavender blue freestyler. 😀Posted 5 years agofadassMember
Great thread! I had a second hand Tange Exploder – red with yellow Skyway Tuff 2 wheels, i loved that bike! Frame snapped so I was bought a Huffy Pro Thunder chrome frame and swapped all the bits over and had it for years…..never went anywhere without my bike! My dad made me sell it when i was 17 to “get it out of the shed” as i was joining the army so i sold it to a mate who destroyed it …..
Don’t speak to my mate anymore – or my dad for that matter!Posted 5 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Tangerine coloured Puch Murray with black Skyway mags. Can’t remember the model but jeez how I loved that bike…
Raced for the first time at the old Southport BMX track when I was probably no more than about 8. Wearing a motorbike helmet which I was glad of the first time someone ran over my head!Posted 5 years agoThurman MermanMember
1983 – Puch Murray. 2nd hand thing I bought off a mate. Coaster brake!
1984 – Firebird Freestyler. In Chrome, not white. Saved hard from a paper round and built it up. Arayas (and then Skyways), GT bars, tioga one-piece crank, dia compe brakes, kashimax aero saddle… all in tasteful yellow and blue.
Happy days.Posted 5 years agoBenHouldsworthMember
I had one of these, I guess it was the US Raleigh version of a Pro Burner at the time. My Dad pimped it out with a Suntour stem and 3 piece chainset plus a selection of chainrings so I could change gears dependent on the track; he even made me ‘train’ by riding up the local hill 10 times every day after school then spent his weekends driving me all over to race.
He was/is a proper good dad.Posted 5 years ago
a black Kuwahara frame ( well the cheapo version of the E.T. edition) with red rims, crank, a red elina saddle with integrated post (no clamp), red AME grips, White Aero padset and graphite X flat pedals. Used to have some funky black and white gear cable covers too. Had a red SR stem and I loved it 🙂 Sold it to get an ATB. Wish I hadn’t. I put landing gear stickers on the forks and a JT racing sticker on my Full Facer 😀
Friends at the time had Aero Burners, Burners, a Saxon, DP firebird and one of my all time faves – Diamond Back Silver Streaks.
This is a great book for those who love bmx.Posted 5 years agoandypaul99Member
[quoteI had a raleigh night burner, which i ‘modified’. Had acorn freestylers (wheels) which were just cheap skyways, but looked cool. Bought a bmx last week, and feel like I am 15 again [/quote]
Had pictures of the night burner on my bedroom wall (next to Sam fox :wink:) adored the colour scheme on that bike. Bert an original is worth a mint now…Posted 5 years agosupabkrMember
Raleigh Tuff Burner, blue frame with yellow Skyways.Then bought a Montesa chrome framed bmx and put best bits of Raleigh on to frame and gave swapped result to my sister. Bought MX levers, CW bars, lay back seat post and bear trap pedals(the ones that cut and dent shins if trick fails). Still swear by flat pedals on MTB.Posted 5 years agosturmeySubscriber
Capital Typhoon from Ellis Briggs snapped 3 piece crank on numerous occasions eventually told them I wanted a replacement cos riding to the bike shop every other week with your trainer tied to the pedal by its lace to have it repaired was not on. Then got a Peugeot something or other. Always hankered after a DP Firebird Freestyler and been looking for 1 recently. The other year a guy was walking an immaculate Skyway TA through the park with his missus when I started talking to him about it his misses’ eyes just rolled round the back of her head 😆Posted 5 years agonimSubscriber
I had a Raleigh Extra Burner which must have been 1984. Then did a morning paper round (£9 a week back then!) to save up for a Rickman Freestyler which I loved. Sadly it was stolen a couple of years later.Posted 5 years ago
Last year I bought a Haro Sport 2006 re-issue on ebay due to to nostalgia and the hope I would have have time to learn the tricks I used to do as kid. However sold it recently as only ever rode it once!
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