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D
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 - posted 11-28-2017 12:10 PM      Profile for D           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And what's a "normal" amount to have? It seems like every 9 months or so, I sell off a ton of stuff at bmxmuseum, but there's still a bunch of old shit that I either want to keep for aesthetics, nostalgia, variety, or because I think I might ride some of it again. After 29 years even a modest amount of extra stuff can really start to build up. So tell me, do you guys keep a lot of old stuff, and what do you do with it if you do? I can't decide whether this is an honest catalog of a lifetime spent riding, or the actions of a hoarder...

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alaskan
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 - posted 11-28-2017 12:35 PM      Profile for alaskan   Author's Homepage   Email alaskan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i've got a pretty shameful crawlspace...
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BKFBM
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 - posted 11-28-2017 12:47 PM      Profile for BKFBM   Email BKFBM         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
sell it or toss it. even though i make the majority of my money by buying & selling pieces of nostalgia, there isn't a ton of old bmx shit i feel like hanging onto - especially parts-wise.
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TXrider
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 - posted 11-28-2017 01:47 PM      Profile for TXrider   Author's Homepage   Email TXrider         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Usually give usable parts to someone that could use them. I use Secret Santa to clear shit out some years.
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Ruteger
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 - posted 11-28-2017 02:31 PM      Profile for Ruteger   Email Ruteger         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i would keep certain old frames but not sure I would hang on to stuff beyond that.
that being said, theres a big pile o shit in the barn at my old mans place that I should scrap...

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Bmxer 2025
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 - posted 11-28-2017 05:12 PM      Profile for Bmxer 2025   Email Bmxer 2025         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Give it to Schnell.
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outsiderbmx
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I have a 'bike room' so Im probably no help here.
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rusty
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I always gave away...or threw away. I have no old parts of any kind laying around my house, which now seems kind of sad but I never thought I would be nostalgic for bike parts 20 years ago.
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ne'er do well
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I sold off a couple frames, but parts have always been given away on an as need basis. I currently have a stash of skate/bmx parts in my trunk for giving if someone needs it.
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possenier
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 - posted 11-29-2017 02:53 AM      Profile for possenier   Author's Homepage   Email possenier         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
frames go on the wall in the living. lot's of stuff i give away. but this topic is about what is left over.
i put it all in the cardboard box of my washing machine in the cellar. and once that was full, i put another big box on top to fill. and another box.

for peace of mind, i try not to think about it to much :-)

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vestige toy
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hook up lil mufuckas. i saved a few special things over the years tho.
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sXebmx
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We purge stuff once every few months, bike stuff and just stuff in general. I also have my own room for bike shit, but it gets overwhelmed really fucking fast with random stuff. Usually good for a contractor garbage bag of stuff every two months... Although I have 3 MTB frames(all cracked somewhere) just sitting around which I refuse to purge for some reason and 1 BMXBoard frame that will probably never get built.
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poopface
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I try to give it away. If I don't need it and someone else does then they can just have it.
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commiebiker
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A couple years back I posted on here to get rid of my stuff that I had been holding onto.

About a week later some handsome devil came by and picked it up and hauled it away as I cried.

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gnfr
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i hardly ever have any. i don't chase the new new and i tend not to buy or accept unproven products. outside of a few mementos, everything either ends up in the trash or the scrapyard. my biggest problem is storing my stockpiles of new bike stuff, since i tend to hoard what i like in anticipation of it being discontinued.
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fabolous
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I'm with GNFR. I'm still riding a F-it Series 3 for fucks sake. There isn't a part on my bike that isn't at least 5 years old other than tires and seat.
I have 1 extra set of bars thanks to a board member and a set of mcneal pegs and a sealed gyro in my tool box.
other than that...I ain't got shit anymore. Wish I did still have some though.

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McPiffle
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 - posted 11-30-2017 10:59 AM      Profile for McPiffle   Author's Homepage   Email McPiffle         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by gnfr:
my biggest problem is storing my stockpiles of new bike stuff, since i tend to hoard what i like in anticipation of it being discontinued.

hahaha, i saw another kelly green fairdale weekender pop up for sale and seriously considered buying it as a backup, because when am i going to find another one???
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The_Trail_Pimp
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Most of my stuff is too fucked to ride or keep. What isn't though I've given away to young kids (who then sell it later fucking twats).

I keep some shit around now that I have a welder just to practice on. I have a few frames that homies gave to me that I have hanging in my garage though.

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bmxwar
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I give my parts to whoever needs them or if I feel like it will help a younger kid stick with it to not have to work on his bike all the time. When I give someone something, I tell them it's a loaner part and that when they get something new, that I want it back so that I can give it to someone else. I have enough stuff for two whole bikes plus the parts i have floating around that will make their way back eventually.
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EarlyNovemberBMX
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With very few exceptions, I give all my old shit away. I have enough clutter as it is
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Jacky B4L
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I horded it all for years, then finally gave it all away a few years ago. All I have left is an old dirt bike and an XS six shooter stem.
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Serb
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quote:
Originally posted by alaskan:
i've got a pretty shameful crawlspace...

I imagine dead squirrels that you shot, Russian propaganda pamphlets and cum socks being all mixed together.

I keep a tote in the garage and randomly purge via online sale or secret Santa type events.

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primomike234
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Bike parts in closets, tiny T-1 bars on display.
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D
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I will say though that out of everything I've ever sold, which is a lot, there's only a handful of things I wish I had kept. Some of my 90's frames mostly, all of which were either sold to finance a new frame, destroyed, or stolen. I've been riding since 1988, but I have almost no parts dating back to 1999 still.
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no_future
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quote:
Originally posted by McPiffle:
quote:
Originally posted by gnfr:
my biggest problem is storing my stockpiles of new bike stuff, since i tend to hoard what i like in anticipation of it being discontinued.

hahaha, i saw another kelly green fairdale weekender pop up for sale and seriously considered buying it as a backup, because when am i going to find another one???
https://store.fairdalebikes.com/collections/fairdale-frame-fork-kits/products/2014-weekender-og-frame

only $200...

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fuck
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Every old part I have is completely obsolete these days and is therefore sitting in a bin waiting to go to the scrap yard.
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TEAMSANO
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all my old parts are on my bike..
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McPiffle
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quote:
Originally posted by no_future:
only $200...

well yeah, if you want a size small.
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D
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I constantly go back and forth with wanting a few semi vintage bikes to look at and maybe ride, to the stark realization that in 30 years of BMX, the times I HAVE had more than one bike specific to each thing (ramps/street or flat), I'd only just ride the one I liked the best anyway. Even if I had the space (I don't) it would seem weird picking out a bike out of the garage (I don't have a garage) out of many, like a sand wedge or something.

But I can't to bring myself to sell those Low Drags, because they are cool, and the Strip Bars, because I was in the magazine with them once, and the Nankai hub, because I need a spare, and and and.....

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no_future
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im a hoarder, currently have 6 complete bmx bikes, 5 more frames, and a bunch of old parts. it is a problem. but not that much of a problem.
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D
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It used to be a lot easier. For the first 10 years I rode, I was so young, so poor, rode so much, and parts were made so much more poorly than now, anytime I replaced anything, it was because the old thing it was replacing was usually destroyed, so nothing was ever laying around, almost ever. Ever have a brake caliper snap in half? I did on my old Dyno in 1989. I went through so many pairs of 1 piece cranks, ovalized/dented rims, bent forks, bars, seatposts, seats, tires with exploded/ground out sidewalls, I ground so many levers into dust learning flatland tricks...being old now if I want something new I'll usually just buy it, and once a week or less sessions put so much less mileage on the bikes. It was funny, back then everyone's bikes were chrome/black or something else neutral, because anything color coordinated wouldn't be in a few months when things started breaking again. I love this repro of an old Mat Hoffman bike, such a mishmash of former sponsor parts, whatever Mat liked and bought on his own at the time, ands stuff replaced piecemeal as various stuff broke. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/se_racing/67930
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McPiffle
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quote:
Originally posted by D:
I love this repro of an old Mat Hoffman bike, such a mishmash of former sponsor parts, whatever Mat liked and bought on his own at the time, ands stuff replaced piecemeal as various stuff broke. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/se_racing/67930

that is so cool! any magazine scans around for reference?
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