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Postby redlinerider » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:30 pm

sweet thanks for the info man i can now finish my bmx history report

and i dont care if that picture doesnt show justice i still want that sweet bike
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Postby bnd » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:25 pm

Beau Mahaffey in 1988. He told me that a photographer from a local newspaper was taking pics of some skaters jumping over the hood of this VW. Well he asked if he could hit it up & they said sure. He moved the kicker so he would go over the car & as you can see, he skyed it. He said that he landed on some grass & slammed his face into the crossbar, giving him a busted mouth.
Next time you see him in Rock Springs, tell him how cool this picture is.

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Postby bnd » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:27 pm

Dave Vanderspek doing a "tabletop bunnyhop". Early 80's.
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Postby bnd » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:30 pm

Slingshot bikes were kindof popular in the early 80's & very rare nowadays. Check out the high-tension cables that served as the down tube. The theory here was that you were able to get better gates.
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Postby bnd » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:31 pm

Sidehack racing in the late 70's could get pretty rough. Rancho, CA.

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Postby redlinerider » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:58 am

wtf man those slingshot bikes look wierd but did it realy help with the gates??????


and i thing that we should bring back sidehack because it looked like a riot to race those beasts :lol:
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Postby Curtis Newkirk » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:39 am

Well, they are ahead of you. Last time I checked they were still making Slingshot MTB's, road, and cyclocross bikes. Check out: http://www.slingshotbikes.com/

...but to answer your questions, they did not help out gates. Hard work and mucho practice is what helps out gates.

As far as the sidehack racing. They still do this from time to time. The next BIG sidehack race will be in Roseville at the US Nationals in a week and a half.
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Postby JAlvey » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:09 pm

Not a photo, but a cool video of former Hutch pro Mike Miranda still ripping at 42 yo. Click on the video screen half way down the right side

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Postby bnd » Wed May 16, 2007 4:29 pm

I have been slacking on this thread but I came across these pics over at Vintage BMX.com that just had to be shown here.

These are awesome early-mid 1970's BMX pictures that came outta So. California. Early side-hack & early race bikes. See the banana seats on some of them? My very first race was on a Huffy with a banana seat.

I want to thank a guy by the name of Mel Stoutsenberger who all these pictures belong to & gave me permission to post right here on our site! Thanks you!!

Pics courtesy of Mel Stoutsenberger.

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Postby bnd » Wed May 16, 2007 4:33 pm

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I might be wrong but the 3rd pic up rider # 112 is Stu Thompson.

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Postby greg » Thu May 17, 2007 1:02 am

love these pic's, Bruce. Brings back allot of memories of the old bikes we used to jump at "the river" --- our old jumping spot by my house.

There were such a variety of stuff that we all used....motobikes....stingrays in various garb.......early motomags......kids would be cruising around with choppers. Remember those? You'd take an extra set of forks and weld them onto the end of your forks to make them really long, sometimes stick a 16" wheel on the front, big ol' handlebars and a sissy bar if you were lucky. lol Not very moto.....but my point is how there was such a variety of stuff that we'd all be riding on. Of course, I lived on the west side, so all of our stuff was like 10 years old, bikes put together from stuff people threw away. lol We could come up with all kinds of crazy stuff.

anyway...love the pics......keep'em komin'
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Postby JasonStout » Fri May 18, 2007 12:40 am

OH yeah- Stoutsenberger....he's my old cousin....from the California side of the family. Us Utah Stoutsenbergers stopped short- here in Utah. We didn't go on to California for the gold rush. We are a lazy bunch. So lazy we just stopped using the last part of our name. Just as we were too lazy to continue on to California! Besides religious asylum seemed like a good enough reason to stick around!

Stout n' Burger was the original name- we were named after the Irish Beer -Stout, and we'd wash our beer down with a burger!


JS and a whole pile of BS!

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P.S. Cool pics!

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Postby mackdaddy » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:41 pm

Saw this pic and thought of Bruce
So here you go

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Postby b2 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:43 pm

mackdaddy wrote:Saw this pic and thought of Bruce
So here you go

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doesn't look like he has enough travel on that front suspension to fully absorb that landing...


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