Freestyled in the mid to late 80's, raced BMX 2 years in 90-91, bought my first MTB in 91.

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oldschool43 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 10, 2014 at 7:37
Oct 10, 2014
Now THAT Was a Bike: Sweetheart Cycles Moto Cruiser
No. They would slacken the head tube all the way to 72 degrees. Road bikes where 74 degrees or so. That made them more more stable in the woods. Riding my old 1993 M2 2 years ago, just for memories sake, I can't believe that was relaxed geometry. Had a rigid and put a 65mm fork on it. 71 degrees. Soooo twitchy above 17mph or so. Glad things have changed.
oldschool43 mikekazimer's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 6:58
Sep 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Service Your Suspension Fork?
I do mine once a year. The time split between my 2 bikes adds up to about 50 hours each. The open bath Fox is easy. I have a Marz 55 Micro Ti that's a bit more time consuming, but I can definitely feel a difference in that fork after the change.
oldschool43 thomasfuelex's article
Sep 15, 2014 at 8:43
Sep 15, 2014
Video: Think You Can Wheelie?
I can wheelie like this. All the coasting and limbless stuff too. Took me a whole summer back in the 80's, but I got it one day. I can tell you, the only time I rode in traffic like him was on a bet. Super late at night in a small town, well 2 small towns, on the 4 foot center line. Bet was for one McDonalds cheeseburger that I couldn't ride one from some road to a bar. It was about 5 miles. McDonalds was closed, so I never got my cheeseburger. :) The issue with this guy is all the riding in traffic and that swerving thing he's doing. Sounds heartless, but he's probably gonna be dead soon or end up in a wheelchair for life. Better ways to showcase his talent, that's not the way imo... Oh and whats with the MX bikes and race prep supermoto's on public streets? Does the NYPD ever crack down on that?
oldschool43 mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2014 at 6:33
Sep 12, 2014
From Breezer to Bryceland - Interbike 2014
I think Dinotte lights are made in New Hampshire too. Batteries are out sourced, but lights are made in house.
oldschool43 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 9:44
Sep 2, 2014
Exclusive: Intense Cycles Re-signs Shaun Palmer
I remember seeing his name in the World Cup results before he was signed to a contract and thinking, "8th place, Shawn Palmer USA. Is that the snowboarder? Can't be. The top american finisher? Has to be another Shawn Palmer". Placed that high on a borrowed bike too, (Randy Lawrence's practice bike?) if I'm not mistaken. Think he even had a stomach virus from drinking out of dirty camelbak or bottle or something. So much raw talent. Agreed, DH has never been the same.
oldschool43 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2014 at 8:51
Sep 2, 2014
Exclusive: Intense Cycles Re-signs Shaun Palmer
Pretty sweet. All the "What can he bring?" comments, he was a pro racer and travelling athlete for years. Just that guidance on when to eat, sleep, rest, ride, when to party, would help a kid going to Europe for the first time. He's gritty, but if he cares about winning as a manager as much as he wanted to win back in the day and he has the riders that have that same drive, it's gonna be crazy. Wonder if they will wear crowns and suits on the podium? Hey, maybe the US GRT will finally get some attention. I always forget the US has an actual DH series. No ad's, no TV, no streaming, no media coverage.. It's totally weak coverage. Well, pb throws on some video or results (Thanks. Really!). USA Cycling never seemed to care about the offroad group it absorbed back 2003 or so. Ever since NORBA left, it seems the only travelling series is UCI or the Enduro World Series. "Hey USA Cycling, are you listening?"....... See? Nothing....
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 9:03
Jul 30, 2014
Course Preview Released For the 10 Rider Mass Start Downhill Race
I always thought the Kamikaze downhill should have been a mass start of 20 and have rhythm sections, step ups, step downs, doubles, triples and a quad only a few people would attempt.
oldschool43 rachellefrazer's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 10:19
Jun 27, 2014
Kitsbow Women's A/M Softshell Short - Review
That price does not include the chamois/liner either. It's $170 for the liner. That would make it $439. Our company is doing work for them, thought "Cool. I'll check them out".. Total shock at the price of a 2 piece short. That's a full Fox kit, jersey, short with liner, helmet, socks, gloves AND a pair of 5-10's. Good luck to them I guess.
oldschool43 ClayPorter's article
Jun 17, 2014 at 12:53
Jun 17, 2014
Won't Back Down - Online Premiere
This makes me feel old. "Back in the day" was when I started. "I had that helmet, those gloves, those shoes... Am I that old?" Guess so.. Haha
oldschool43 brule's article
Jun 4, 2014 at 7:18
Jun 4, 2014
Video: Singletrack High
I got "when are you going to grow up and get a car" all the time from everyone when I was in high school. I was into freestyle in the mid to late 80's and wanted to ride in other cities, like Chicago or Milwaukee. So I basically bought a car to drive to new riding locations. My driving friends would see me riding 40 miles away from home, ask "When are you going to get a car?" I say "I have one, how do you think I got here?". But I didn't just get a car. I bought the biggest, cheapest car I could find that had the biggest trunk (boot for the rest of world) a Golden 75th anniversary Limited edition 1978 Lincoln Continental 4 door!! Everything was gold, inside and out. Best part, paid $120 for it in 1987. No rust, 460ci V8, 21 feet 6 inches in length. And the best part, could fit 3 bikes in the trunk and close it, even with a full sized spare tire.. I've since moved on to pick up trucks as my transporter of choice. Still ride if I don't have to drive. Ride my supermoto if I need to drive somewhere. America doesn't have bicycle friendly roads, so it's safer on a motorcycle, but if could, I could get a 5 mile mtb ride on the way to my 15 mile ride to work. But with roads with no shoulders, I don't trust cars and it's the same stretches of roads where cyclists are killed every year.
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